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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 557 558 580
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs citing Qualys 38 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.038% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.080% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +30.76%
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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 13 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 22 August 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 -5 38 £400 -11.11% 1
London +26 20 £425 -11.68% 1
South East +12 15 £313 -21.87%
Bradford - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 40 (59.70%) Windows
2 29 (43.28%) CISSP
2 29 (43.28%) Vulnerability Management
3 25 (37.31%) TCP/IP
4 23 (34.33%) Firewall
5 19 (28.36%) Information Security
5 19 (28.36%) Linux
5 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
5 19 (28.36%) McAfee
6 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
6 18 (26.87%) IIS
6 18 (26.87%) SCCM
7 16 (23.88%) SQL
7 16 (23.88%) ITIL
8 15 (22.39%) SAN
9 14 (20.90%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (19.40%) Nessus
10 13 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (19.40%) HP
10 13 (19.40%) CCNA
11 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (16.42%) MCP
11 11 (16.42%) MS Office
11 11 (16.42%) MS Visio
11 11 (16.42%) UNIX
11 11 (16.42%) MCSE
11 11 (16.42%) CEH
11 11 (16.42%) Wireless
11 11 (16.42%) Finance
11 11 (16.42%) Data Protection

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (26.87%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.49%) TorqueBox
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Office
1 11 (16.42%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.31%) TCP/IP
2 23 (34.33%) Firewall
3 15 (22.39%) SAN
4 11 (16.42%) Wireless
5 6 (8.96%) Internet
5 6 (8.96%) Network Security
6 5 (7.46%) VPN
7 3 (4.48%) LAN
7 3 (4.48%) WAN
8 1 (1.49%) SSH
8 1 (1.49%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.49%) LDAP
8 1 (1.49%) SSL
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.49%) NAS
8 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) DB2
2 1 (1.49%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) JMeter
1 1 (1.49%) JUnit
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (58.21%) Analyst
2 33 (49.25%) Security Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.45%) Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Information Specialist
8 2 (2.99%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.49%) LAMP
2 1 (1.49%) Xerces
2 1 (1.49%) Xalan
2 1 (1.49%) CORBA
2 1 (1.49%) SOAP
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) wxWidgets
2 1 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Clustering
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 40 (59.70%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Linux
3 11 (16.42%) UNIX
4 4 (5.97%) Solaris
5 3 (4.48%) AIX
6 2 (2.99%) HPUX
7 1 (1.49%) SUSE
7 1 (1.49%) Debian
7 1 (1.49%) MVS
7 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) OpenSolaris
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Vulnerability Management
2 19 (28.36%) Information Security
3 16 (23.88%) ITIL
4 14 (20.90%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (16.42%) Data Protection
6 10 (14.93%) Incident Management
6 10 (14.93%) SIEM
7 8 (11.94%) Security Management
8 7 (10.45%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (10.45%) Information Security Management
9 6 (8.96%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.46%) E-Discovery
10 5 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.97%) Change Management
12 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) C-shell
2 2 (2.99%) Perl
2 2 (2.99%) PHP
3 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.49%) Lisp
3 1 (1.49%) Python
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) C++
3 1 (1.49%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) Ruby
3 1 (1.49%) Korn
3 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) CISSP
2 13 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (19.40%) CCNA
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (16.42%) MCP
3 11 (16.42%) MCSE
3 11 (16.42%) CEH
4 9 (13.43%) CISM
5 4 (5.97%) CISA
6 2 (2.99%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.99%) CCSA
6 2 (2.99%) GIAC
7 1 (1.49%) CCSP
7 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.99%) Nmap
4 2 (2.99%) Snort
5 1 (1.49%) NFS
5 1 (1.49%) KVM
5 1 (1.49%) Squid
5 1 (1.49%) Xen
5 1 (1.49%) qmail
5 1 (1.49%) Postfix
5 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.49%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 18 (26.87%) SCCM
2 13 (19.40%) Nessus
3 7 (10.45%) SCOM
3 7 (10.45%) HP SIM
3 7 (10.45%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (10.45%) SAP Afaria
3 7 (10.45%) MOM
4 1 (1.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
1 19 (28.36%) McAfee
2 13 (19.40%) HP
3 10 (14.93%) Sophos
4 8 (11.94%) VMware
4 8 (11.94%) ArcSight
5 7 (10.45%) Altiris
5 7 (10.45%) Cisco
6 6 (8.96%) Citrix
6 6 (8.96%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.96%) Splunk
7 4 (5.97%) Remedy
8 3 (4.48%) Websense
8 3 (4.48%) IBM
8 3 (4.48%) Oracle
8 3 (4.48%) ScanSafe
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec
9 2 (2.99%) Tripwire
10 1 (1.49%) NetApp
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