Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for QRadar skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QRadar over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 771 810
Rank change year-on-year -22 +39 +31
Contract jobs citing QRadar 90 70 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.076% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.69% 0.70% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 47
UK median daily rate £451 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.16% +5.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £333
90th Percentile £613 £600 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

QRadar is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,104 9,946 11,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 10.86% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,695 6,559 7,369
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £386
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.80% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 225 277
UK median hourly rate £19.20 £19.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -15.22% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00% +23.85%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing QRadar as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QRadar.

Contractor daily rate trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QRadar over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QRadar within the UK over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 83 £451 -5.16% 14
UK excluding London -24 53 £460 +2.22% 11
London -38 33 £475 -9.52% 3
North of England -26 21 £460 +2.22%
South East -11 19 £425 +15.65% 2
Yorkshire -5 18 £460 +41.54%
East of England +10 10 - - 6
North West -40 3 - -
Wales - 2 £575 -
Scotland -45 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QRadar also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for QRadar.

1 59 (65.56%) SIEM
2 39 (43.33%) Firewall
3 34 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (32.22%) IBM
5 26 (28.89%) Information Security
6 25 (27.78%) Windows
7 24 (26.67%) Splunk
8 21 (23.33%) Finance
9 19 (21.11%) Security Operations
10 18 (20.00%) CISSP
11 17 (18.89%) Network Security
12 15 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 14 (15.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (15.56%) Threat Intelligence
14 13 (14.44%) Use Case
15 12 (13.33%) Qualys
15 12 (13.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 11 (12.22%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (12.22%) Linux
17 10 (11.11%) HTTP
17 10 (11.11%) Internet
17 10 (11.11%) CEH
17 10 (11.11%) CSIRT
18 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (10.00%) McAfee
18 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
19 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
19 8 (8.89%) Data Analysis
19 8 (8.89%) ArcSight
19 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management

QRadar
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.11%) Logentries
3 1 (1.11%) Loggly
3 1 (1.11%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 39 (43.33%) Firewall
2 17 (18.89%) Network Security
3 14 (15.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (11.11%) HTTP
4 10 (11.11%) Internet
5 7 (7.78%) SSL
6 6 (6.67%) WAN
7 5 (5.56%) IPsec
7 5 (5.56%) LAN
7 5 (5.56%) VPN
7 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.22%) BGP
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.22%) DMVPN
8 2 (2.22%) EIGRP
8 2 (2.22%) MPLS
8 2 (2.22%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.22%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (41.11%) Analyst
2 21 (23.33%) Security Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) Architect
3 13 (14.44%) Security Architect
4 12 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) SIEM Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.67%) Security Specialist
8 6 (6.67%) SIEM Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Network Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Security Consultant
9 5 (5.56%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) .NET
1 2 (2.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.22%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (8.89%) Client/Server
4 7 (7.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (2.22%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.22%) Fintech
8 2 (2.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.78%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Linux
3 3 (3.33%) VMS
3 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Solaris
4 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.11%) Unix
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (65.56%) SIEM
2 34 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (28.89%) Information Security
4 19 (21.11%) Security Operations
5 14 (15.56%) Threat Intelligence
6 13 (14.44%) Use Case
7 12 (13.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.89%) Data Analysis
9 8 (8.89%) Information Management
9 8 (8.89%) Network Design
9 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (7.78%) Coaching
10 7 (7.78%) Data Loss Prevention
10 7 (7.78%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (7.78%) Operations Management
11 6 (6.67%) Investment Management
12 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
12 5 (5.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.67%) Python
2 3 (3.33%) VBA
3 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.11%) C++
4 1 (1.11%) Perl
4 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (20.00%) CISSP
2 10 (11.11%) CEH
3 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.56%) CISA
5 5 (5.56%) CISM
5 5 (5.56%) Degree
5 5 (5.56%) MCSE
5 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.44%) CCNA
6 4 (4.44%) CCNP
7 3 (3.33%) Master's Degree
8 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.11%) CISMP
9 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (3.33%) GDPR
1 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.22%) COBIT
2 2 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.22%) Snort
3 2 (2.22%) vSphere
4 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) CSIRT
2 8 (8.89%) Nessus
3 6 (6.67%) Nmap
4 3 (3.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.22%) Core Impact
5 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.22%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (1.11%) Ansible
6 1 (1.11%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.11%) Graylog
6 1 (1.11%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.11%) logstash
6 1 (1.11%) Puppet
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) IBM
2 24 (26.67%) Splunk
3 12 (13.33%) Qualys
4 9 (10.00%) McAfee
5 8 (8.89%) ArcSight
5 8 (8.89%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.56%) AlienVault
6 5 (5.56%) Aruba
6 5 (5.56%) Cisco
6 5 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 5 (5.56%) Symantec
7 4 (4.44%) LogRhythm
8 3 (3.33%) Cylance
8 3 (3.33%) Zscaler
9 2 (2.22%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.22%) FireEye
9 2 (2.22%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.22%) LogLogic
9 2 (2.22%) NetWitness
9 2 (2.22%) Remedy