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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualys
Rank 592 585 581
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Qualys 34 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.052% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.11% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 5
Average daily rate £450 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +1.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £310 £380
% change year-on-year
+30.24% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 - -

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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 17 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 30 £450 +16.12% 9
London +6 13 £475 +5.55% 5
South East +22 10 £400 +37.93% 3
Surrey - 7 £408 -
Redhill - 4 - -
Yorkshire -20 3 £400 +19.40%
South West - 3 £483 - 1
Bristol - 3 £483 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
City of London +29 1 £390 -25.71% 1
Reigate - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £550 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 3

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (58.82%) Information Security
2 34 (50.00%) SIEM
3 33 (48.53%) CISSP
4 27 (39.71%) Intel Security
4 27 (39.71%) ArcSight
5 26 (38.24%) PCI DSS
6 20 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (29.41%) CISM
6 20 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 19 (27.94%) Windows
7 19 (27.94%) Linux
8 18 (26.47%) TCP/IP
8 18 (26.47%) Symantec
9 17 (25.00%) Cisco
9 17 (25.00%) Unix
9 17 (25.00%) Firewall
9 17 (25.00%) F5
9 17 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (23.53%) Network Security
10 16 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 16 (23.53%) Security Management
10 16 (23.53%) Nessus
10 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
11 15 (22.06%) CEH
12 12 (17.65%) Management Information System
12 12 (17.65%) Juniper
12 12 (17.65%) RSA Security Analytics
12 12 (17.65%) Degree
12 12 (17.65%) Analytics
13 11 (16.18%) Incident Management

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (26.47%) TCP/IP
3 17 (25.00%) Firewall
4 16 (23.53%) Network Security
5 6 (8.82%) VPN
6 4 (5.88%) BGP
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (5.88%) DNS
6 4 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 4 (5.88%) OSPF
6 4 (5.88%) WAN
7 2 (2.94%) 802.11
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.94%) HSRP
7 2 (2.94%) Internet
7 2 (2.94%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (2.94%) tcpdump
7 2 (2.94%) VRRP
7 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Analyst
2 31 (45.59%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) SOC Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Consultant
6 8 (11.76%) Architect
6 8 (11.76%) Security Architect
6 8 (11.76%) Security Consultant
7 7 (10.29%) ArcSight Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Monitoring Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Security Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) SIEM Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Firewall Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 9 (13.24%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.29%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (10.29%) Smartcard
5 6 (8.82%) Driving Licence
6 4 (5.88%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.88%) PKI
7 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.41%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.94%) Clustering
8 2 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Linux
1 19 (27.94%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Unix
3 11 (16.18%) Solaris
4 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (58.82%) Information Security
2 34 (50.00%) SIEM
3 17 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (23.53%) Security Management
4 16 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 12 (17.65%) Analytics
6 11 (16.18%) Incident Management
7 10 (14.71%) Information Security Management
8 9 (13.24%) Security Operations
9 8 (11.76%) Information Security Governance
9 8 (11.76%) ITIL
9 8 (11.76%) Threat Analysis
10 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.29%) Business Development
10 7 (10.29%) Data Protection
10 7 (10.29%) Quality Management
10 7 (10.29%) SABSA
10 7 (10.29%) Security Architecture
10 7 (10.29%) TOGAF
10 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) C
2 2 (2.94%) C++
2 2 (2.94%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (48.53%) CISSP
2 20 (29.41%) CISM
3 15 (22.06%) CEH
4 12 (17.65%) Degree
5 10 (14.71%) GCIA
5 10 (14.71%) GCIH
6 9 (13.24%) CISA
7 8 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (11.76%) IISP
8 7 (10.29%) CCNP
9 6 (8.82%) GIAC
10 4 (5.88%) CREST Certified
10 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
11 3 (4.41%) CCNA
11 3 (4.41%) JNCIA
12 2 (2.94%) CCIE
12 2 (2.94%) CCSE
12 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.24%) PCI DSS
2 20 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (10.29%) ISAE 3402
4 7 (10.29%) ISO 9001
4 7 (10.29%) ISO27005
5 1 (1.47%) COBIT
5 1 (1.47%) QA
5 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VirtualBox
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) Nessus
2 12 (17.65%) RSA Security Analytics
3 8 (11.76%) Nmap
3 8 (11.76%) RSA enVision
4 6 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (7.35%) OpenVAS
6 4 (5.88%) QRadar
7 2 (2.94%) Cacti
7 2 (2.94%) Nagios
7 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.94%) Opsview
7 2 (2.94%) Salt
8 1 (1.47%) EnCase
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) ArcSight
1 27 (39.71%) Intel Security
2 18 (26.47%) Symantec
3 17 (25.00%) Cisco
3 17 (25.00%) F5
4 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 12 (17.65%) Juniper
6 11 (16.18%) Fortinet
6 11 (16.18%) NetWitness
6 11 (16.18%) Sourcefire
6 11 (16.18%) Tripwire
7 10 (14.71%) Splunk
8 9 (13.24%) IBM
9 8 (11.76%) Oracle
10 7 (10.29%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (8.82%) Sun
12 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
12 5 (7.35%) Forcepoint
12 5 (7.35%) Palo Alto
12 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
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