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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 588 558 573
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing Qualys 35 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.031% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.066% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £456 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +102.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £347 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £578 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.71% +2.94%
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
26335 24183 26379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.37% 46.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15047 13643 13481
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1196 1084 1368
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -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 2 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 12 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 2 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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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 -11 35 £425 -6.84% 5
London +28 28 £425 -23.59% 3
South East -3 5 £395 +14.90%
Surrey - 3 - -
Redhill - 1 - -
Reigate - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Peterborough - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
East of England - - - - 2

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 43 (55.13%) CISSP
2 38 (48.72%) Windows
3 31 (39.74%) Information Security
4 28 (35.90%) Vulnerability Management
5 24 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
6 23 (29.49%) McAfee
6 23 (29.49%) Firewall
7 21 (26.92%) HP
8 20 (25.64%) CISM
9 19 (24.36%) Linux
9 19 (24.36%) Security Management
9 19 (24.36%) ArcSight
10 18 (23.08%) IIS
10 18 (23.08%) ITIL
10 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
11 17 (21.79%) SCCM
12 16 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (19.23%) CCNA
13 15 (19.23%) SQL
13 15 (19.23%) Information Security Management
13 15 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (19.23%) SAN
14 13 (16.67%) CEH
14 13 (16.67%) CheckPoint
14 13 (16.67%) E-Discovery
15 12 (15.38%) MS Office
15 12 (15.38%) Nessus
16 11 (14.10%) Wireless
16 11 (14.10%) Finance

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Office
2 11 (14.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 23 (29.49%) Firewall
3 15 (19.23%) SAN
4 11 (14.10%) Wireless
5 9 (11.54%) Network Security
6 6 (7.69%) Internet
7 4 (5.13%) VPN
8 3 (3.85%) LAN
8 3 (3.85%) WAN
9 1 (1.28%) NAS
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.28%) SSL
9 1 (1.28%) DMZ
9 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Legal
3 6 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Publishing
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (66.67%) Analyst
2 46 (58.97%) Security Analyst
3 14 (17.95%) IT Security Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Information Security Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Information Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Administrator
5 6 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Information Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.97%) Clustering
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.72%) Windows
2 19 (24.36%) Linux
3 11 (14.10%) UNIX
4 3 (3.85%) Solaris
5 2 (2.56%) AIX
5 2 (2.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) Information Security
2 28 (35.90%) Vulnerability Management
3 19 (24.36%) Security Management
4 18 (23.08%) ITIL
5 16 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (19.23%) Information Security Management
7 13 (16.67%) E-Discovery
8 11 (14.10%) Data Protection
9 10 (12.82%) Coaching
9 10 (12.82%) Incident Management
10 9 (11.54%) SIEM
11 6 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (6.41%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (6.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (6.41%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (5.13%) Change Management
14 3 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) C-shell
2 1 (1.28%) C
2 1 (1.28%) Perl
2 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (55.13%) CISSP
2 20 (25.64%) CISM
3 15 (19.23%) CCNA
3 15 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (16.67%) CEH
5 11 (14.10%) MCP
5 11 (14.10%) MCSE
5 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (7.69%) CISA
7 4 (5.13%) CCSA
7 4 (5.13%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.85%) Degree
8 3 (3.85%) GIAC
9 2 (2.56%) SSCP
10 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.28%) CCSP
10 1 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.28%) Postfix
4 1 (1.28%) NFS
4 1 (1.28%) Nmap
4 1 (1.28%) Snort
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (21.79%) SCCM
2 12 (15.38%) Nessus
3 6 (7.69%) MOM
3 6 (7.69%) HP SIM
3 6 (7.69%) SCOM
3 6 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (7.69%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
1 23 (29.49%) McAfee
2 21 (26.92%) HP
3 19 (24.36%) ArcSight
4 13 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 9 (11.54%) Sophos
5 9 (11.54%) Cisco
6 7 (8.97%) VMware
7 6 (7.69%) Altiris
7 6 (7.69%) Citrix
7 6 (7.69%) Splunk
8 4 (5.13%) Tripwire
8 4 (5.13%) Websense
9 3 (3.85%) ScanSafe
9 3 (3.85%) IBM
9 3 (3.85%) Oracle
9 3 (3.85%) Remedy
10 2 (2.56%) Sun
10 2 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.28%) Tufin
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