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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualys
Rank 571 646 573
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -73
Contract jobs citing Qualys 89 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.049% 0.080%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 19 33
Median daily rate £450 £450 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £348 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £560 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £316
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
24383 25108 24277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.16% 44.01% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14951 14778 13404
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 1086 1062
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +43 81 £450 - 17
London +34 42 £470 +5.02% 9
City of London +61 14 £450 +11.11% 3
South East +14 13 £469 +38.88% 4
Scotland +12 11 - -
North West 0 10 - -
Glasgow +15 8 - -
South West +7 7 £350 -22.22% 2
Swindon +6 7 £350 -22.22%
Manchester -3 7 - -
Wiltshire -4 7 £350 -22.22%
East of England +22 6 £280 -44.00% 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £280 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £525 -
Berkshire - 5 £488 - 2
Bedford - 4 £275 -
Merseyside +1 3 - -
Liverpool +1 3 - -
Edinburgh -5 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £600 -
West Sussex -10 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £488 -
Reading - 2 £550 - 2
Havant - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £305 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £388 -
Surrey - 1 - -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 57 (38.78%) Windows
2 56 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
3 55 (37.41%) CISSP
4 44 (29.93%) Information Security
5 43 (29.25%) PCI DSS
6 42 (28.57%) SIEM
7 38 (25.85%) Finance
8 37 (25.17%) Intel Security
9 36 (24.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 34 (23.13%) Active Directory
11 33 (22.45%) Data Centre
11 33 (22.45%) Splunk
12 31 (21.09%) Unix
12 31 (21.09%) Linux
13 30 (20.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 30 (20.41%) Windows Server
14 29 (19.73%) Firewall
15 27 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
16 24 (16.33%) Cisco
16 24 (16.33%) Network Security
17 23 (15.65%) Security Operations
18 22 (14.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 22 (14.97%) Banking
19 21 (14.29%) CISM
20 19 (12.93%) ArcSight
21 17 (11.56%) Microsoft
22 15 (10.20%) ITIL
22 15 (10.20%) PKI
22 15 (10.20%) Nessus
23 14 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (5.44%) IIS
1 8 (5.44%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.04%) Confluence
2 3 (2.04%) iPlanet
2 3 (2.04%) MQSeries
2 3 (2.04%) SAS
2 3 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (1.36%) Apache
3 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.04%) MS Office
2 2 (1.36%) MS Project
2 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Mimecast
2 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.04%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.04%) GitHub
3 3 (2.04%) Route 53
4 2 (1.36%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.73%) Firewall
2 24 (16.33%) Network Security
3 14 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.80%) VPN
5 7 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (4.08%) HTTP
6 6 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.40%) NetScaler
7 5 (3.40%) SSH
8 4 (2.72%) SAN
8 4 (2.72%) SSL
8 4 (2.72%) Wireless
9 3 (2.04%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.04%) FTP
9 3 (2.04%) LDAP
9 3 (2.04%) NAS
9 3 (2.04%) OpenVPN
10 2 (1.36%) 4G
10 2 (1.36%) DNS
10 2 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) MySQL
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.04%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.04%) DataStax
3 3 (2.04%) DB2
3 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.04%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) JIRA
2 3 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.04%) GitLab
2 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) AppScan
3 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.68%) Gatling
3 1 (0.68%) JMeter
3 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 38 (25.85%) Finance
2 22 (14.97%) Banking
3 13 (8.84%) Law
4 5 (3.40%) Publishing
4 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 4 (2.72%) French Language
5 4 (2.72%) German Language
5 4 (2.72%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (2.72%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (35.37%) Analyst
2 45 (30.61%) Security Analyst
3 33 (22.45%) Security Engineer
4 31 (21.09%) Consultant
5 30 (20.41%) Security Consultant
6 18 (12.24%) IT Analyst
6 18 (12.24%) IT Security Analyst
7 15 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (9.52%) Architect
9 13 (8.84%) Senior Security Analyst
10 11 (7.48%) Security Architect
11 10 (6.80%) Operations Engineer
12 9 (6.12%) Information Analyst
12 9 (6.12%) Information Security Analyst
13 8 (5.44%) CISSP Analyst
14 6 (4.08%) Security Management Consultant
14 6 (4.08%) Senior IT Security Analyst
14 6 (4.08%) SOC Analyst
14 6 (4.08%) Vulnerability Consultant
15 5 (3.40%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) Web Services
2 3 (2.04%) J2EE
2 3 (2.04%) JSP
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.20%) PKI
3 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (4.08%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.08%) Smartcard
7 5 (3.40%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.72%) iPad
9 3 (2.04%) Clustering
9 3 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (2.04%) Grid Computing
9 3 (2.04%) HP Storage
9 3 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.36%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (38.78%) Windows
2 31 (21.09%) Linux
2 31 (21.09%) Unix
3 30 (20.41%) Windows Server
4 14 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.12%) Solaris
6 7 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.40%) AIX
9 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.72%) VMS
10 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.36%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.36%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
2 44 (29.93%) Information Security
3 42 (28.57%) SIEM
4 36 (24.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 27 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (15.65%) Security Operations
7 22 (14.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 15 (10.20%) ITIL
9 13 (8.84%) Incident Management
9 13 (8.84%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.48%) Change Control
10 11 (7.48%) Patch Management
11 9 (6.12%) ITIL V3
11 9 (6.12%) Project Management
11 9 (6.12%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.44%) Server Monitoring
12 8 (5.44%) Threat Management
13 7 (4.76%) Analytics
13 7 (4.76%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.76%) Java
2 5 (3.40%) Python
2 5 (3.40%) SQL
3 4 (2.72%) Ruby
3 4 (2.72%) Scala
4 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (37.41%) CISSP
2 21 (14.29%) CISM
3 14 (9.52%) Degree
4 11 (7.48%) CEH
4 11 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.12%) CISA
5 9 (6.12%) GCIA
5 9 (6.12%) GCIH
5 9 (6.12%) SANS
6 8 (5.44%) SSCP
7 6 (4.08%) CCNP
7 6 (4.08%) IISP
8 5 (3.40%) CCNA
8 5 (3.40%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (3.40%) MCSE
8 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.40%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.36%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (29.25%) PCI DSS
2 30 (20.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (7.48%) COBIT
5 6 (4.08%) ISAE 3402
5 6 (4.08%) ISO 9001
5 6 (4.08%) ISO27005
6 3 (2.04%) JSP 440
6 3 (2.04%) SLA
7 2 (1.36%) COSO
7 2 (1.36%) QA
7 2 (1.36%) SAS 70
System Software
1 34 (23.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.44%) BitLocker
3 6 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.36%) Squid
7 1 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) Nessus
2 14 (9.52%) SCCM
3 7 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (4.08%) RSA Security Analytics
5 5 (3.40%) QRadar
5 5 (3.40%) WSUS
6 4 (2.72%) Nmap
6 4 (2.72%) Puppet
7 3 (2.04%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.04%) Oozie
7 3 (2.04%) OpenView
7 3 (2.04%) RSA Archer
7 3 (2.04%) Rundeck
7 3 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.36%) SCOM
9 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) Intel Security
2 33 (22.45%) Splunk
3 24 (16.33%) Cisco
4 19 (12.93%) ArcSight
5 17 (11.56%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.84%) Cyber-Ark
7 12 (8.16%) Symantec
8 10 (6.80%) Oracle
8 10 (6.80%) Palo Alto
9 9 (6.12%) F5
9 9 (6.12%) NetApp
9 9 (6.12%) VMware
10 8 (5.44%) Blue Coat
10 8 (5.44%) HP
11 7 (4.76%) IBM
11 7 (4.76%) LogRhythm
12 6 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (4.08%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.08%) Tripwire