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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 582 558 534
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -24
Contract jobs citing Qualys 26 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.021% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.046% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £152 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £304
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +23.45%
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
25061 23943 23772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 46.33% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13599 12338
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £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 1175 1125 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 18 December 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 18 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 18 December 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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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 -14 26 £425 +3.03% 2
London +24 11 £525 +16.66% 2
City of London +13 7 £525 +2.43% 2
South East - 6 £290 -
East of England - 3 £525 -
Yorkshire - 2 £335 -
Surrey - 2 £345 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North West - - - -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (61.02%) CISSP
2 29 (49.15%) Information Security
3 23 (38.98%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (33.90%) ArcSight
5 19 (32.20%) Nessus
5 19 (32.20%) HP
6 18 (30.51%) Windows
6 18 (30.51%) Security Management
7 17 (28.81%) Linux
8 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
8 16 (27.12%) CISM
9 15 (25.42%) McAfee
9 15 (25.42%) SIEM
10 14 (23.73%) Splunk
10 14 (23.73%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (22.03%) E-Discovery
11 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
11 13 (22.03%) Information Security Management
12 12 (20.34%) Firewall
12 12 (20.34%) Retail
13 11 (18.64%) Network Security
13 11 (18.64%) CCNA
13 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (16.95%) ITIL
14 10 (16.95%) Legal
14 10 (16.95%) SCCM
14 10 (16.95%) CEH
15 9 (15.25%) IIS
15 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
16 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (15.25%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Office
2 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) Firewall
2 11 (18.64%) Network Security
3 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.86%) SAN
4 7 (11.86%) Wireless
5 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.39%) IntruShield
5 2 (3.39%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) DMZ
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (20.34%) Retail
2 10 (16.95%) Legal
3 6 (10.17%) Games
4 4 (6.78%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Finance
5 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Analyst
2 35 (59.32%) Security Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Information Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) Security Specialist
5 9 (15.25%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Project Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Information Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Operational Security Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) IT Security Officer
8 2 (3.39%) Security Officer
8 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
9 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) Administrator
9 1 (1.69%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.69%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
2 17 (28.81%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) UNIX
4 2 (3.39%) AIX
4 2 (3.39%) HPUX
4 2 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) Information Security
2 23 (38.98%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (30.51%) Security Management
4 15 (25.42%) SIEM
5 14 (23.73%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (22.03%) E-Discovery
6 13 (22.03%) Information Security Management
7 10 (16.95%) ITIL
8 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
8 7 (11.86%) Coaching
9 6 (10.17%) Data Governance
9 6 (10.17%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (6.78%) Migration
11 4 (6.78%) Cyber Security
12 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
12 3 (5.08%) Risk Analysis
12 3 (5.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (61.02%) CISSP
2 16 (27.12%) CISM
3 11 (18.64%) CCNA
3 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (16.95%) CEH
5 7 (11.86%) MCP
5 7 (11.86%) MCSE
5 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.78%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.78%) CCSA
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) SSCP
7 2 (3.39%) CISA
8 1 (1.69%) ISEB
8 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (5.08%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (32.20%) Nessus
2 10 (16.95%) SCCM
3 2 (3.39%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.69%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.69%) MOM
4 1 (1.69%) SCOM
4 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) ArcSight
2 19 (32.20%) HP
3 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (25.42%) McAfee
5 14 (23.73%) Splunk
6 13 (22.03%) CheckPoint
7 6 (10.17%) Tripwire
7 6 (10.17%) Cisco
7 6 (10.17%) IBM
8 3 (5.08%) Rapid7
8 3 (5.08%) NetIQ
8 3 (5.08%) Oracle
8 3 (5.08%) Sun
8 3 (5.08%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.08%) Altiris
9 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.69%) AlgoSec
10 1 (1.69%) Symantec
10 1 (1.69%) Sophos