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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 580 569 593
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Contract jobs citing Qualys 32 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.032% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.069% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £463 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +105.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £355 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £571 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.71% +2.94%
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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 +6 32 £425 -8.10% 2
London +29 25 £425 -20.93% 2
South East +9 6 £395 +14.90%
Surrey - 2 - -
Redhill - 1 - -
Reigate - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
East of England - - - -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 43 (55.13%) Windows
2 40 (51.28%) CISSP
3 30 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
4 27 (34.62%) Information Security
5 25 (32.05%) TCP/IP
6 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
6 22 (28.21%) Linux
6 22 (28.21%) Firewall
7 21 (26.92%) McAfee
8 20 (25.64%) HP
9 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
9 19 (24.36%) IIS
10 18 (23.08%) SCCM
11 17 (21.79%) ITIL
12 16 (20.51%) CISM
13 15 (19.23%) Security Management
13 15 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (19.23%) SAN
13 15 (19.23%) SQL
13 15 (19.23%) CCNA
13 15 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (19.23%) ArcSight
14 12 (15.38%) Nessus
14 12 (15.38%) CEH
14 12 (15.38%) Finance
14 12 (15.38%) MS Office
14 12 (15.38%) UNIX
14 12 (15.38%) Information Security Management
15 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (14.10%) MCSE

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 19 (24.36%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Office
2 11 (14.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) TCP/IP
2 22 (28.21%) Firewall
3 15 (19.23%) SAN
4 11 (14.10%) Wireless
5 9 (11.54%) Network Security
6 6 (7.69%) Internet
7 4 (5.13%) VPN
8 3 (3.85%) LAN
8 3 (3.85%) WAN
9 1 (1.28%) SSH
9 1 (1.28%) DMZ
9 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Legal
3 6 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Publishing
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (64.10%) Analyst
2 44 (56.41%) Security Analyst
3 14 (17.95%) IT Security Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Information Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Information Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.26%) Clustering
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 43 (55.13%) Windows
2 22 (28.21%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) UNIX
4 5 (6.41%) Solaris
5 4 (5.13%) AIX
5 4 (5.13%) HPUX
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
2 27 (34.62%) Information Security
3 17 (21.79%) ITIL
4 15 (19.23%) Security Management
4 15 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (15.38%) Information Security Management
6 11 (14.10%) Data Protection
7 10 (12.82%) Coaching
7 10 (12.82%) E-Discovery
7 10 (12.82%) Incident Management
8 9 (11.54%) SIEM
9 7 (8.97%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 5 (6.41%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (6.41%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (6.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (5.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) Perl
2 1 (1.28%) PHP
2 1 (1.28%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 40 (51.28%) CISSP
2 16 (20.51%) CISM
3 15 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (19.23%) CCNA
4 12 (15.38%) CEH
5 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (14.10%) MCSE
5 11 (14.10%) MCP
6 5 (6.41%) CISA
7 4 (5.13%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.13%) CCSA
8 3 (3.85%) GIAC
8 3 (3.85%) Degree
9 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.28%) CCSP
9 1 (1.28%) ISEB
9 1 (1.28%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.28%) Nmap
4 1 (1.28%) Snort
4 1 (1.28%) NFS
4 1 (1.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) SCCM
2 12 (15.38%) Nessus
3 7 (8.97%) SCOM
3 7 (8.97%) MOM
3 7 (8.97%) HP SIM
3 7 (8.97%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (8.97%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.92%) McAfee
3 20 (25.64%) HP
4 15 (19.23%) ArcSight
5 10 (12.82%) CheckPoint
5 10 (12.82%) Sophos
6 8 (10.26%) Cisco
7 7 (8.97%) VMware
7 7 (8.97%) Altiris
8 6 (7.69%) Splunk
8 6 (7.69%) Citrix
9 4 (5.13%) IBM
9 4 (5.13%) Oracle
10 3 (3.85%) Tripwire
10 3 (3.85%) Websense
10 3 (3.85%) Remedy
10 3 (3.85%) ScanSafe
11 2 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.56%) Sun
12 1 (1.28%) Huawei
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