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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Qualys
Rank 578 565 533
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs citing Qualys 18 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.057% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.075% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £302 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £443 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
23947 23780 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 44.92% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13966 13494 11792
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1088 1048 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 12 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 29 May 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 -36 15 £450 +20.00% 10
London +7 11 £450 +5.88% 6
City of London +15 3 £450 - 2
Scotland +3 3 £450 -
Glasgow 0 3 £450 -
East of England +4 2 £475 +26.66%
South East -12 2 - - 4
Norwich - 2 £475 -
Staines - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £475 -
Surrey - 2 - - 3

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (53.66%) Information Security
2 21 (51.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (43.90%) Windows
4 14 (34.15%) Firewall
5 13 (31.71%) Linux
5 13 (31.71%) SIEM
6 12 (29.27%) Nessus
7 11 (26.83%) CISSP
8 10 (24.39%) UNIX
8 10 (24.39%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
10 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
10 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.51%) CEH
10 8 (19.51%) Splunk
10 8 (19.51%) PCI DSS
10 8 (19.51%) Incident Management
11 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (17.07%) Tripwire
11 7 (17.07%) Websense
11 7 (17.07%) CISM
11 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
12 6 (14.63%) Finance
12 6 (14.63%) Change Management
12 6 (14.63%) Symantec
12 6 (14.63%) McAfee
12 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (14.63%) Asset Management
12 6 (14.63%) SCCM
12 6 (14.63%) Database Security

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (9.76%) SAN
4 4 (9.76%) Wireless
4 4 (9.76%) Network Security
5 3 (7.32%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) HTTP
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) IntruShield
7 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.44%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) LDAP
7 1 (2.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Games
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Analyst
1 23 (56.10%) Security Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Security Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Head of Security
6 2 (4.88%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Information Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) IT Security Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Head of Operations
7 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Information Security Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Server Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix Support
7 1 (2.44%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) CMDB
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Linux
3 10 (24.39%) UNIX
4 2 (4.88%) Solaris
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Information Security
2 21 (51.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (31.71%) SIEM
4 10 (24.39%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Incident Management
6 6 (14.63%) Change Management
6 6 (14.63%) Asset Management
6 6 (14.63%) Database Security
6 6 (14.63%) Cyber Security
6 6 (14.63%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (12.20%) Coaching
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.76%) Security Management
8 4 (9.76%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
9 3 (7.32%) Security Patching
10 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.88%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) CISSP
2 8 (19.51%) CEH
3 7 (17.07%) CISM
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (12.20%) PCI QSA
6 4 (9.76%) MCSE
6 4 (9.76%) MCP
6 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (9.76%) CCNA
7 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.32%) CISA
8 2 (4.88%) CCSP
8 2 (4.88%) CCSA
9 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) PCI DSS
2 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.44%) COBIT
4 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) Snort
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) Nessus
2 6 (14.63%) SCCM
3 3 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.88%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.44%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Splunk
3 7 (17.07%) Tripwire
3 7 (17.07%) Websense
4 6 (14.63%) Symantec
4 6 (14.63%) McAfee
5 5 (12.20%) Imperva
5 5 (12.20%) Sourcefire
6 4 (9.76%) IronPort
6 4 (9.76%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (7.32%) Rapid7
7 3 (7.32%) MobileIron
7 3 (7.32%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco
8 2 (4.88%) IBM
8 2 (4.88%) Juniper
8 2 (4.88%) NetIQ
8 2 (4.88%) VMware
8 2 (4.88%) Altiris
8 2 (4.88%) Kaspersky
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