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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 581 560 582
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Contract jobs citing Qualys 32 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.032% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.070% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 5
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£425 £413 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +83.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £361 £263
% change year-on-year
+28.02% +37.61%
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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -12 32 £425 +3.03% 6
London +4 22 £425 -21.83% 5
South East -16 4 £345 +0.36% 1
Surrey - 4 £345 - 1
East of England - 3 £525 -
Redhill - 2 £345 - 1
Reigate - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Bradford - - - -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 44 (58.67%) CISSP
2 34 (45.33%) Windows
2 34 (45.33%) Information Security
3 31 (41.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
4 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (32.00%) HP
4 24 (32.00%) Firewall
5 23 (30.67%) ArcSight
6 20 (26.67%) CISM
6 20 (26.67%) McAfee
6 20 (26.67%) Linux
6 20 (26.67%) Security Management
7 18 (24.00%) IIS
7 18 (24.00%) ITIL
8 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
8 17 (22.67%) Nessus
8 17 (22.67%) SCCM
9 16 (21.33%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (21.33%) CCNA
9 16 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (20.00%) Information Security Management
11 14 (18.67%) SAN
11 14 (18.67%) SQL
11 14 (18.67%) CEH
12 13 (17.33%) CheckPoint
12 13 (17.33%) E-Discovery
13 12 (16.00%) SIEM
13 12 (16.00%) MS Office
14 11 (14.67%) Wireless

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (24.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Office
2 11 (14.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
1 24 (32.00%) Firewall
2 14 (18.67%) SAN
3 11 (14.67%) Wireless
4 8 (10.67%) Network Security
5 7 (9.33%) Internet
6 4 (5.33%) VPN
7 2 (2.67%) LAN
7 2 (2.67%) WAN
7 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.67%) IntruShield
8 1 (1.33%) SSL
8 1 (1.33%) Extranet
8 1 (1.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (13.33%) Legal
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (66.67%) Analyst
2 48 (64.00%) Security Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Information Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) Information Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Operational Security Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.33%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.33%) Windows
2 20 (26.67%) Linux
3 10 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) AIX
4 2 (2.67%) HPUX
4 2 (2.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.33%) Information Security
2 31 (41.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 20 (26.67%) Security Management
4 18 (24.00%) ITIL
5 16 (21.33%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (20.00%) Information Security Management
7 13 (17.33%) E-Discovery
8 12 (16.00%) SIEM
9 10 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 10 (13.33%) Coaching
10 8 (10.67%) Data Protection
11 6 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (5.33%) Migration
13 4 (5.33%) Change Management
13 4 (5.33%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) C
2 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (58.67%) CISSP
2 20 (26.67%) CISM
3 16 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (21.33%) CCNA
4 14 (18.67%) CEH
5 11 (14.67%) MCP
5 11 (14.67%) MCSE
5 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.00%) CISA
7 5 (6.67%) CCSA
7 5 (6.67%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.00%) GIAC
9 2 (2.67%) Degree
9 2 (2.67%) SSCP
10 1 (1.33%) CCSP
10 1 (1.33%) ISEB
10 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (22.67%) Nessus
1 17 (22.67%) SCCM
2 6 (8.00%) SCOM
2 6 (8.00%) HP SIM
2 6 (8.00%) SAP Afaria
2 6 (8.00%) MOM
3 2 (2.67%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
1 24 (32.00%) HP
2 23 (30.67%) ArcSight
3 20 (26.67%) McAfee
4 13 (17.33%) CheckPoint
5 11 (14.67%) Cisco
6 9 (12.00%) Sophos
7 8 (10.67%) Altiris
7 8 (10.67%) Splunk
8 6 (8.00%) Tripwire
8 6 (8.00%) IBM
9 5 (6.67%) Citrix
9 5 (6.67%) VMware
10 4 (5.33%) Websense
11 3 (4.00%) Oracle
11 3 (4.00%) Remedy
11 3 (4.00%) NetIQ
11 3 (4.00%) Sun
11 3 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
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