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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Qualys over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualys
Rank 597 613 605
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing Qualys 56 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.086% 0.059%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 26
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £338 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £409 £395
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
23952 25081 26332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.88% 43.24% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14633 14810 14890
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1080 1192
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.99 £18.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.05% -4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Qualys
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Qualys as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualys within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 49 £450 - 11
London 0 35 £450 - 2
Scotland - 9 - -
Glasgow - 7 - -
South East +11 6 £575 +40.67% 8
City of London +5 5 £450 -
Berkshire -5 3 £519 +5.06% 3
Reading +22 2 £550 +44.73%
Basingstoke +16 2 £600 +20.00%
South West +14 2 £513 -
Yorkshire +13 2 £425 +41.66%
North West +10 2 - -
Hampshire +7 2 £600 +20.00% 2
Manchester 0 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 -
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £530 -
West Yorkshire +12 1 £425 +41.66%
Swindon +10 1 - -
Wiltshire +4 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Wellingborough - 1 £305 -
Staines - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Kettering - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 £488 -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Qualys also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Qualys.

1 61 (45.52%) Vulnerability Management
2 60 (44.78%) Windows
3 49 (36.57%) CISSP
4 42 (31.34%) Active Directory
5 40 (29.85%) SIEM
6 39 (29.10%) Intel Security
7 37 (27.61%) Finance
8 34 (25.37%) PCI DSS
9 32 (23.88%) Information Security
10 31 (23.13%) Data Centre
10 31 (23.13%) Windows Server
11 30 (22.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 30 (22.39%) Unix
12 28 (20.90%) Linux
13 27 (20.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 27 (20.15%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (19.40%) Firewall
15 25 (18.66%) Splunk
16 23 (17.16%) Network Security
17 20 (14.93%) Banking
18 19 (14.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 19 (14.18%) CISM
18 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
19 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 16 (11.94%) Cisco
20 16 (11.94%) ITIL
20 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 16 (11.94%) Security Operations
21 15 (11.19%) SCCM
21 15 (11.19%) PKI

Qualys
Top Related 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 9 (6.72%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.99%) IIS
2 4 (2.99%) iPlanet
2 4 (2.99%) MQSeries
2 4 (2.99%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.24%) Confluence
3 3 (2.24%) SAS
4 2 (1.49%) Apache
4 2 (1.49%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Office
2 2 (1.49%) MS Project
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Mimecast
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.24%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.24%) GitHub
3 3 (2.24%) Route 53
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.40%) Firewall
2 23 (17.16%) Network Security
3 9 (6.72%) SAN
3 9 (6.72%) VPN
4 8 (5.97%) NAS
4 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.48%) HTTP
5 6 (4.48%) SSH
6 5 (3.73%) DNS
7 4 (2.99%) BIG-IP
7 4 (2.99%) FTP
7 4 (2.99%) LDAP
7 4 (2.99%) SSL
7 4 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.99%) Wireless
8 3 (2.24%) Internet
8 3 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.24%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.24%) OpenVPN
9 2 (1.49%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) DB2
1 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.24%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.24%) DataStax
2 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.24%) MySQL
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.24%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (2.24%) GitLab
1 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.24%) JIRA
2 2 (1.49%) AppScan
3 1 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 37 (27.61%) Finance
2 20 (14.93%) Banking
3 11 (8.21%) Law
4 7 (5.22%) Advertising
5 4 (2.99%) French Language
5 4 (2.99%) German Language
5 4 (2.99%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (2.99%) Publishing
5 4 (2.99%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (35.82%) Analyst
2 35 (26.12%) Security Analyst
3 29 (21.64%) Security Engineer
4 27 (20.15%) Consultant
4 27 (20.15%) Security Consultant
5 19 (14.18%) IT Analyst
6 18 (13.43%) IT Security Analyst
7 15 (11.19%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (9.70%) Senior Security Analyst
9 10 (7.46%) Architect
10 8 (5.97%) CISSP Analyst
10 8 (5.97%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (5.22%) Information Analyst
11 7 (5.22%) Information Security Analyst
11 7 (5.22%) Security Architect
12 6 (4.48%) CISSP Consultant
12 6 (4.48%) Senior IT Security Analyst
12 6 (4.48%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.48%) Vulnerability Consultant
13 5 (3.73%) Security Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) Web Services
2 4 (2.99%) J2EE
2 4 (2.99%) JSP
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.13%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.19%) PKI
3 13 (9.70%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.48%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.99%) Clustering
6 4 (2.99%) Grid Computing
6 4 (2.99%) HP Storage
6 4 (2.99%) HP StoreVirtual
7 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.24%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.24%) iPad
7 3 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.49%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.49%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 60 (44.78%) Windows
2 31 (23.13%) Windows Server
3 30 (22.39%) Unix
4 28 (20.90%) Linux
5 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.22%) Solaris
7 7 (5.22%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.48%) AIX
8 6 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.99%) VMS
10 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.49%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.52%) Vulnerability Management
2 40 (29.85%) SIEM
3 32 (23.88%) Information Security
4 30 (22.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 27 (20.15%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (14.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (11.94%) ITIL
7 16 (11.94%) Security Operations
7 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.45%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (8.96%) Incident Management
9 12 (8.96%) Patch Management
10 10 (7.46%) Change Control
10 10 (7.46%) Project Management
11 9 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.97%) Compliance Management
12 8 (5.97%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.97%) Server Monitoring
12 8 (5.97%) Threat Management
13 7 (5.22%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.22%) Java
2 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.73%) Python
4 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.24%) Ruby
4 3 (2.24%) Scala
4 3 (2.24%) SQL
5 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (36.57%) CISSP
2 19 (14.18%) CISM
3 9 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.72%) SANS
4 8 (5.97%) Degree
4 8 (5.97%) SSCP
5 6 (4.48%) CEH
5 6 (4.48%) CISA
5 6 (4.48%) GCIA
5 6 (4.48%) GCIH
6 5 (3.73%) CCNA
6 5 (3.73%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (3.73%) MCSE
6 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.73%) Security+ Certification
7 4 (2.99%) CCNP
7 4 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.49%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.37%) PCI DSS
2 27 (20.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (8.21%) COBIT
4 9 (6.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (4.48%) SLA
6 4 (2.99%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.49%) COSO
7 2 (1.49%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (1.49%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.49%) ISO27005
7 2 (1.49%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 42 (31.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.97%) BitLocker
4 6 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.49%) NFS
7 2 (1.49%) Squid
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (11.19%) SCCM
2 11 (8.21%) Nessus
3 9 (6.72%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (5.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (5.22%) WSUS
6 4 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.99%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.99%) OpenView
6 4 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.24%) Oozie
7 3 (2.24%) Puppet
7 3 (2.24%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.49%) HP Fortify
8 2 (1.49%) Nmap
8 2 (1.49%) QRadar
8 2 (1.49%) SCOM
9 1 (0.75%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.75%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 39 (29.10%) Intel Security
2 25 (18.66%) Splunk
3 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.94%) Cisco
5 15 (11.19%) VMware
6 13 (9.70%) Symantec
7 12 (8.96%) Cyber-Ark
8 11 (8.21%) Oracle
9 10 (7.46%) ArcSight
9 10 (7.46%) NetApp
10 8 (5.97%) Blue Coat
10 8 (5.97%) HP
11 6 (4.48%) F5
11 6 (4.48%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.48%) Sun
12 5 (3.73%) LANDesk
12 5 (3.73%) LogRhythm
13 4 (2.99%) Adobe
13 4 (2.99%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.99%) Veritas