The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Qualys products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Qualys over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Qualys, Inc.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Qualys
Rank 555 550 558
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Qualys 45 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.074% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.16% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 11
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£475 £402 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% -13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £459 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £310 £450
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -31.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
Qualys
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23660 23316 22213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.91% 45.55% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14310 13339 12603
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 1036 1028
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

Qualys
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Qualys across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Qualys Jobs Demand Trend in England

Qualys
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Qualys across the England region.

Qualys Daily Rate Trend in England

Qualys
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Qualys across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Qualys Daily Rate Histogram in England

Qualys
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Qualys across the England region.

Qualys Hourly Rate Trend in England

Qualys
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualys within the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 27 £450 +5.88% 1
South East -30 9 £525 +68.67%
North West - 4 - -
East of England +7 2 £500 +66.66%
South West - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Qualys
UK

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Qualys also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Qualys.

1 25 (40.98%) SIEM
2 23 (37.70%) Information Security
3 21 (34.43%) Firewall
3 21 (34.43%) CISSP
4 19 (31.15%) Symantec
5 18 (29.51%) McAfee
5 18 (29.51%) PCI DSS
6 17 (27.87%) Cyber Security
6 17 (27.87%) Linux
7 15 (24.59%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (22.95%) ArcSight
9 13 (21.31%) Windows
9 13 (21.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (19.67%) CISM
10 12 (19.67%) F5
11 10 (16.39%) UNIX
11 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
11 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.39%) Nessus
11 10 (16.39%) Security Management
11 10 (16.39%) Finance
12 9 (14.75%) Tripwire
12 9 (14.75%) CEH
13 8 (13.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (13.11%) Juniper
14 7 (11.48%) Cisco
14 7 (11.48%) DNS
14 7 (11.48%) Blue Coat
14 7 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (11.48%) Information Security Management

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Qualys also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Qualys. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (34.43%) Firewall
2 13 (21.31%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.48%) DNS
4 7 (11.48%) Network Security
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (6.56%) IPsec
6 3 (4.92%) HSRP
6 3 (4.92%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (4.92%) tcpdump
6 3 (4.92%) Wireless
6 3 (4.92%) VLAN
6 3 (4.92%) VPLS
6 3 (4.92%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (4.92%) VPN
6 3 (4.92%) SNMP
6 3 (4.92%) 802.11
6 3 (4.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Analyst
2 29 (47.54%) Security Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) Security Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) Security Specialist
5 6 (9.84%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Information Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Security Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Security Monitoring Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Security Operations Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.92%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.28%) CMDB
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Linux
2 13 (21.31%) Windows
3 10 (16.39%) UNIX
4 3 (4.92%) Solaris
5 2 (3.28%) AIX
5 2 (3.28%) CentOS
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) VMS
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) SIEM
2 23 (37.70%) Information Security
3 17 (27.87%) Cyber Security
4 15 (24.59%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (16.39%) Security Management
6 7 (11.48%) Information Security Management
6 7 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (11.48%) Patch Management
7 6 (9.84%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.20%) Analytics
8 5 (8.20%) Operations Management
9 4 (6.56%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (6.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (6.56%) ITIL
10 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.92%) Network Design
10 3 (4.92%) Database Security
10 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.92%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) CISSP
2 12 (19.67%) CISM
3 9 (14.75%) CEH
4 5 (8.20%) GCIA
4 5 (8.20%) GCIH
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.56%) CISA
6 3 (4.92%) CCNP
6 3 (4.92%) CCNA
6 3 (4.92%) CCSE
6 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.92%) JNCIA
6 3 (4.92%) CCENT
7 2 (3.28%) PCI QSA
7 2 (3.28%) CCSP
7 2 (3.28%) GIAC
7 2 (3.28%) CCSA
8 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.51%) PCI DSS
2 8 (13.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.92%) SLA
4 1 (1.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Nessus
2 7 (11.48%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.92%) Cacti
5 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.64%) Ansible
6 1 (1.64%) Rsyslog
6 1 (1.64%) SCCM
6 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Symantec
2 18 (29.51%) McAfee
3 14 (22.95%) ArcSight
4 12 (19.67%) F5
5 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.75%) Tripwire
7 8 (13.11%) Juniper
8 7 (11.48%) Cisco
8 7 (11.48%) Blue Coat
9 6 (9.84%) Fortinet
10 5 (8.20%) Sourcefire
10 5 (8.20%) Websense
10 5 (8.20%) VMware
11 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
11 4 (6.56%) Imperva
12 3 (4.92%) Splunk
12 3 (4.92%) Aruba
12 3 (4.92%) Varonis
12 3 (4.92%) Sophos
12 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds