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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Qualys
Rank 588 621 594
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -27
Contract jobs citing Qualys 65 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.034% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.075% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 15
Median daily rate £430 £436 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% +14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £370
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +18.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
24648 25247 24438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.38% 45.25% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15158 14364 13802
Median daily rate £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 1121 1057
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +16 58 £430 +1.17% 8
London +14 23 £430 +13.90% 4
South East +3 20 £430 +43.33% 3
Scotland -13 7 - -
West Sussex - 7 £453 -
Berkshire - 7 £385 - 1
Glasgow +7 6 - -
City of London +39 5 £460 +2.22% 1
Reading - 4 £380 - 1
North West - 4 - -
Surrey -5 3 £463 - 2
Crawley - 3 £472 -
South West - 3 £493 -
Havant +9 2 £450 +50.00%
East of England +5 2 £363 -23.68%
Hampshire +3 2 £450 +50.00%
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £363 -
Swindon - 2 - -
North East - 2 £500 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 47 (49.47%) Information Security
2 42 (44.21%) CISSP
3 36 (37.89%) PCI DSS
4 29 (30.53%) Windows
5 27 (28.42%) Intel Security
5 27 (28.42%) SIEM
6 26 (27.37%) ArcSight
6 26 (27.37%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (27.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (24.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (24.21%) Cisco
8 21 (22.11%) CISM
8 21 (22.11%) Firewall
8 21 (22.11%) Splunk
9 19 (20.00%) Unix
9 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 19 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 18 (18.95%) Linux
10 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
10 18 (18.95%) Degree
11 17 (17.89%) Nessus
12 16 (16.84%) Oracle
12 16 (16.84%) Finance
13 15 (15.79%) Management Information System
13 15 (15.79%) ITIL
13 15 (15.79%) IIS
13 15 (15.79%) IBM
13 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
13 15 (15.79%) CEH
13 15 (15.79%) Network Security

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 15 (15.79%) IIS
2 6 (6.32%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.11%) Apache
3 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.11%) Confluence
3 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.11%) iPlanet
3 2 (2.11%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.11%) SAS
3 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.11%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.11%) GitHub
2 2 (2.11%) Route 53
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) Firewall
2 15 (15.79%) Network Security
2 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.26%) VPN
5 3 (3.16%) HTTP
5 3 (3.16%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.16%) SAN
5 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.11%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.11%) DNS
6 2 (2.11%) FTP
6 2 (2.11%) Internet
6 2 (2.11%) LDAP
6 2 (2.11%) NAS
6 2 (2.11%) OpenVPN
6 2 (2.11%) SSH
7 1 (1.05%) IntruShield
7 1 (1.05%) SMTP
7 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) MySQL
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.16%) DB2
5 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.11%) DataStax
5 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.11%) GitLab
2 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.05%) Gatling
3 1 (1.05%) JMeter
3 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.05%) Selenium
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Banking
2 6 (6.32%) Law
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 3 (3.16%) French Language
4 3 (3.16%) German Language
4 3 (3.16%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (3.16%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (38.95%) Analyst
2 35 (36.84%) Security Analyst
3 15 (15.79%) Architect
3 15 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Consultant
5 13 (13.68%) Security Architect
5 13 (13.68%) Security Consultant
6 10 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 9 (9.47%) IT Analyst
7 9 (9.47%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Information Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Information Security Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) SIEM Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) ArcSight Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) CISSP Architect
10 5 (5.26%) TOGAF Architect
11 4 (4.21%) Monitoring Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) SOC Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) J2EE
2 2 (2.11%) JSP
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 13 (13.68%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (13.68%) Smartcard
4 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 9 (9.47%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (9.47%) Mathematics
6 8 (8.42%) Driving Licence
7 7 (7.37%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (5.26%) PKI
9 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (4.21%) Cryptography
9 4 (4.21%) iPad
10 2 (2.11%) Clustering
10 2 (2.11%) Grid Computing
10 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
10 2 (2.11%) HP StoreVirtual
11 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
11 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (1.05%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 19 (20.00%) Unix
3 18 (18.95%) Linux
4 15 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.47%) Solaris
8 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.32%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.16%) VMS
10 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.11%) AIX
11 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.11%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) Information Security
2 27 (28.42%) SIEM
3 26 (27.37%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 15 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (15.79%) ITIL
5 15 (15.79%) Security Operations
6 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.68%) Business Development
7 13 (13.68%) Quality Management
7 13 (13.68%) SABSA
7 13 (13.68%) Security Management
7 13 (13.68%) TOGAF
8 12 (12.63%) Data Protection
9 11 (11.58%) ITIL V3
9 11 (11.58%) Security Architecture
9 11 (11.58%) Waterfall
10 10 (10.53%) Security Testing
11 9 (9.47%) Change Control
11 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) SQL
2 7 (7.37%) Java
3 6 (6.32%) Python
4 3 (3.16%) Ruby
4 3 (3.16%) Scala
5 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.11%) C
5 2 (2.11%) C++
5 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (44.21%) CISSP
2 21 (22.11%) CISM
3 18 (18.95%) Degree
4 15 (15.79%) CEH
5 14 (14.74%) CISA
6 13 (13.68%) IISP
7 8 (8.42%) SSCP
8 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.37%) GCIA
8 7 (7.37%) GCIH
8 7 (7.37%) SANS
9 5 (5.26%) CREST Certified
9 5 (5.26%) GIAC
10 4 (4.21%) CCNA
10 4 (4.21%) MCSE
10 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.16%) CCNP
11 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.16%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (37.89%) PCI DSS
2 26 (27.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (24.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (13.68%) ISAE 3402
4 13 (13.68%) ISO 9001
4 13 (13.68%) ISO27005
5 4 (4.21%) COBIT
6 2 (2.11%) JSP 440
6 2 (2.11%) QA
6 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.32%) BitLocker
3 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.05%) Snort
5 1 (1.05%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) Nessus
2 13 (13.68%) SCCM
3 10 (10.53%) Nmap
4 7 (7.37%) RSA Security Analytics
5 6 (6.32%) OpenVAS
6 5 (5.26%) WSUS
7 4 (4.21%) QRadar
8 3 (3.16%) Nagios
8 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.16%) Opsview
8 3 (3.16%) Puppet
8 3 (3.16%) RSA Archer
8 3 (3.16%) Salt
9 2 (2.11%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.11%) Oozie
9 2 (2.11%) OpenView
9 2 (2.11%) Rundeck
9 2 (2.11%) SCOM
9 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Intel Security
2 26 (27.37%) ArcSight
3 23 (24.21%) Cisco
4 21 (22.11%) Splunk
5 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
6 16 (16.84%) Oracle
7 15 (15.79%) IBM
8 13 (13.68%) Barracuda Networks
8 13 (13.68%) Tripwire
9 10 (10.53%) F5
9 10 (10.53%) Sun
9 10 (10.53%) VMware
10 9 (9.47%) Symantec
11 8 (8.42%) Red Hat
12 7 (7.37%) NetApp
13 6 (6.32%) HP
13 6 (6.32%) Palo Alto
13 6 (6.32%) Sourcefire
14 5 (5.26%) Forcepoint
14 5 (5.26%) NetWitness