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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Qualys
Rank 572 528 525
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -3
Contract jobs citing Qualys 20 45 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.092% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.087% 0.21% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 38 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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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
22892 21915 20887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.05% 45.00% 46.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13709 12593 11484
Average daily rate £399 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £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 1033 977 1154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.48 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 July 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 July 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
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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 -9 8 £449 +5.58%
East of England 0 4 £500 +42.85%
South West -6 3 £450 +15.38% 1
North West - 3 - -
South East -34 2 - - 2
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Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 16 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
2 15 (35.71%) Information Security
2 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) Windows
3 13 (30.95%) Linux
4 11 (26.19%) PCI DSS
5 10 (23.81%) SIEM
6 9 (21.43%) UNIX
6 9 (21.43%) CISSP
7 8 (19.05%) Nessus
8 7 (16.67%) Tripwire
8 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (16.67%) Imperva
8 7 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (16.67%) Finance
8 7 (16.67%) Symantec
9 6 (14.29%) Websense
9 6 (14.29%) Change Management
9 6 (14.29%) CISM
9 6 (14.29%) Splunk
9 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
9 6 (14.29%) Database Security
9 6 (14.29%) Cyber Security
10 5 (11.90%) Patch Management
10 5 (11.90%) PCI QSA
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.52%) DNS

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 7 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (9.52%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) LDAP
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) IntruShield
6 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
1 19 (45.24%) Security Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Head of Security
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) IT Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) CMDB
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Linux
3 9 (21.43%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) AIX
4 2 (4.76%) Solaris
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) VMS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
2 15 (35.71%) Information Security
3 10 (23.81%) SIEM
4 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 6 (14.29%) Change Management
5 6 (14.29%) Database Security
5 6 (14.29%) Cyber Security
6 5 (11.90%) Patch Management
6 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.52%) Security Management
7 4 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Coaching
8 3 (7.14%) Security Patching
9 2 (4.76%) Server Patching
9 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
1 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) CISSP
2 6 (14.29%) CISM
3 5 (11.90%) PCI QSA
4 4 (9.52%) CEH
5 3 (7.14%) CISA
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) CCSA
6 2 (4.76%) CCSP
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) PCI DSS
2 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.38%) SLA
4 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.38%) Snort
2 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Nessus
2 4 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) Rsyslog
4 1 (2.38%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Symantec
1 7 (16.67%) Tripwire
1 7 (16.67%) Imperva
2 6 (14.29%) Splunk
2 6 (14.29%) Websense
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Sourcefire
4 4 (9.52%) Rapid7
4 4 (9.52%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (7.14%) MobileIron
5 3 (7.14%) IronPort
5 3 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee
6 2 (4.76%) Sophos
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) NetIQ