The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Qualys products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Qualys over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Qualys
Rank 579 580 573
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Qualys 46 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.065% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.14% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £402 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.07% -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 - -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Qualys
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Qualys Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Qualys
Daily Rate Trend

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

Qualys Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Qualys
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Qualys within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Qualys Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Qualys
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Qualys Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Qualys
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualys within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
England -3 45 £463 +15.19% 2
London +23 26 £450 +5.88% 1
City of London +12 9 £450 -5.26%
South East -23 9 £525 +68.67%
Berkshire -2 5 £550 +29.41%
North West - 4 - -
Crawley -7 3 £338 -3.57%
West Sussex -15 3 £338 +5.46%
Wiltshire - 3 £450 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £450 -
South West - 3 £450 -
East of England +4 2 £500 +66.66%
Chiswick - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £500 -
Norfolk - 2 £500 -
Hampshire -13 1 £500 +61.29%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £500 -
Hounslow - 1 £370 -
Uxbridge - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 £350 -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (42.19%) SIEM
2 26 (40.63%) Information Security
3 21 (32.81%) Firewall
3 21 (32.81%) CISSP
4 19 (29.69%) Symantec
4 19 (29.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (28.13%) PCI DSS
5 18 (28.13%) McAfee
6 17 (26.56%) Linux
6 17 (26.56%) Cyber Security
7 16 (25.00%) Windows
8 14 (21.88%) ArcSight
9 13 (20.31%) Finance
9 13 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (18.75%) UNIX
10 12 (18.75%) CISM
10 12 (18.75%) F5
11 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
12 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 10 (15.63%) Nessus
12 10 (15.63%) Security Management
13 9 (14.06%) Tripwire
13 9 (14.06%) CEH
14 8 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (12.50%) Juniper
14 8 (12.50%) Network Security
15 7 (10.94%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (10.94%) Patch Management
15 7 (10.94%) DNS
15 7 (10.94%) Cisco

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) Firewall
2 13 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.50%) Network Security
5 7 (10.94%) DNS
6 4 (6.25%) FTP
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (6.25%) IPsec
7 3 (4.69%) HSRP
7 3 (4.69%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (4.69%) tcpdump
7 3 (4.69%) VPN
7 3 (4.69%) Wireless
7 3 (4.69%) VLAN
7 3 (4.69%) VPLS
7 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (4.69%) SNMP
7 3 (4.69%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) JIRA
1 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Analyst
2 29 (45.31%) Security Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Security Specialist
4 8 (12.50%) Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Security Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Information Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Network Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Security Specialist
9 3 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Security Monitoring Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Information Specialist
10 2 (3.13%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
2 2 (3.13%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.69%) Clustering
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.13%) CMDB
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.56%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Linux
2 16 (25.00%) Windows
3 12 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (4.69%) Solaris
5 2 (3.13%) AIX
5 2 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) VMS
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) SIEM
2 26 (40.63%) Information Security
3 19 (29.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (26.56%) Cyber Security
5 10 (15.63%) Security Management
6 7 (10.94%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (10.94%) Information Security Management
6 7 (10.94%) Patch Management
7 6 (9.38%) Asset Management
8 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.81%) Operations Management
8 5 (7.81%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (7.81%) Analytics
9 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (6.25%) ITIL
10 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.69%) Network Design
10 3 (4.69%) Database Security
10 3 (4.69%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) CISSP
2 12 (18.75%) CISM
3 9 (14.06%) CEH
4 5 (7.81%) GCIA
4 5 (7.81%) GCIH
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.25%) CISA
6 3 (4.69%) CCNP
6 3 (4.69%) CCNA
6 3 (4.69%) CCSE
6 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.69%) JNCIA
6 3 (4.69%) CCENT
7 2 (3.13%) PCI QSA
7 2 (3.13%) CCSP
7 2 (3.13%) GIAC
7 2 (3.13%) CCSA
8 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.13%) PCI DSS
2 8 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.69%) SLA
4 1 (1.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Nessus
2 7 (10.94%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.69%) Cacti
5 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.56%) Ansible
6 1 (1.56%) Rsyslog
6 1 (1.56%) SCCM
6 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Symantec
2 18 (28.13%) McAfee
3 14 (21.88%) ArcSight
4 12 (18.75%) F5
5 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.06%) Tripwire
7 8 (12.50%) Juniper
8 7 (10.94%) Cisco
8 7 (10.94%) Blue Coat
9 6 (9.38%) VMware
9 6 (9.38%) Fortinet
10 5 (7.81%) Sourcefire
10 5 (7.81%) Websense
11 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
11 4 (6.25%) Imperva
12 3 (4.69%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.69%) Aruba
12 3 (4.69%) Splunk
12 3 (4.69%) Varonis
12 3 (4.69%) Sophos