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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 562 548 525
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs citing Qualys 27 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.023% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.050% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £152 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £304
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
22961 21811 21448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.52% 46.18% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13942 12692 11463
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1036 1320
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.08 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 +16 11 £525 +16.66% 2
South East - 7 £300 -
East of England - 3 £525 -
Yorkshire - 2 £335 -
North West - - - -
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Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 37 (62.71%) CISSP
2 30 (50.85%) Information Security
3 24 (40.68%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (33.90%) ArcSight
4 20 (33.90%) Nessus
5 18 (30.51%) HP
5 18 (30.51%) Windows
5 18 (30.51%) Linux
5 18 (30.51%) Security Management
6 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
7 16 (27.12%) CISM
7 16 (27.12%) McAfee
8 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (25.42%) SIEM
9 14 (23.73%) Splunk
10 13 (22.03%) E-Discovery
10 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
10 13 (22.03%) Firewall
10 13 (22.03%) Information Security Management
11 12 (20.34%) CCNA
11 12 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (20.34%) Retail
12 11 (18.64%) CEH
12 11 (18.64%) Network Security
12 11 (18.64%) ITIL
13 10 (16.95%) Legal
13 10 (16.95%) SCCM
14 9 (15.25%) IIS
14 9 (15.25%) MS Office
14 9 (15.25%) Active Directory

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (15.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Office
2 8 (13.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) Firewall
2 11 (18.64%) Network Security
3 8 (13.56%) SAN
3 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.56%) Wireless
4 2 (3.39%) IntruShield
4 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.39%) SSL
5 1 (1.69%) DMZ
5 1 (1.69%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (20.34%) Retail
2 10 (16.95%) Legal
3 6 (10.17%) Games
4 4 (6.78%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Finance
5 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (64.41%) Analyst
2 36 (61.02%) Security Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Information Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) IT Security Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) Security Specialist
5 4 (6.78%) Project Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (6.78%) Information Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Operational Security Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (3.39%) Security Officer
7 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
1 18 (30.51%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) UNIX
3 2 (3.39%) AIX
3 2 (3.39%) HPUX
3 2 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Information Security
2 24 (40.68%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (30.51%) Security Management
4 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (25.42%) SIEM
5 13 (22.03%) E-Discovery
5 13 (22.03%) Information Security Management
6 11 (18.64%) ITIL
7 8 (13.56%) Incident Management
7 8 (13.56%) Coaching
8 6 (10.17%) Data Governance
8 6 (10.17%) Data Protection
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (6.78%) Migration
10 4 (6.78%) Cyber Security
11 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
11 3 (5.08%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.08%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (62.71%) CISSP
2 16 (27.12%) CISM
3 12 (20.34%) CCNA
3 12 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (18.64%) CEH
5 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (13.56%) MCP
5 8 (13.56%) MCSE
6 4 (6.78%) CCSA
6 4 (6.78%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) SSCP
7 2 (3.39%) CISA
8 1 (1.69%) GIAC
8 1 (1.69%) ISEB
8 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (5.08%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (33.90%) Nessus
2 10 (16.95%) SCCM
3 2 (3.39%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) ArcSight
2 18 (30.51%) HP
3 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
4 16 (27.12%) McAfee
5 14 (23.73%) Splunk
6 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
7 6 (10.17%) Tripwire
7 6 (10.17%) Cisco
7 6 (10.17%) IBM
8 3 (5.08%) Rapid7
8 3 (5.08%) NetIQ
8 3 (5.08%) Oracle
8 3 (5.08%) Sun
8 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.08%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.39%) Altiris
9 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.69%) AlgoSec
10 1 (1.69%) Symantec
10 1 (1.69%) Websense