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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 561 563 563
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Qualys 34 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.029% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.063% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £361 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +18.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £154 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £578 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £348 £304
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +14.40%
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
24986 23903 24821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 46.22% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14755 13590 12768
Average daily rate £385 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1228 1186 1392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 November 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 16 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 26 November 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 +5 34 £425 +17.64% 12
London +17 20 £425 -20.93% 11
City of London +26 6 £475 -15.55% 5
South East -13 5 £318 -7.63%
Surrey - 4 £345 -
East of England - 3 £525 -
Yorkshire - 2 £335 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 39 (55.71%) CISSP
2 33 (47.14%) Information Security
3 29 (41.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (35.71%) Windows
5 24 (34.29%) HP
6 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 22 (31.43%) ArcSight
7 20 (28.57%) CISM
7 20 (28.57%) Security Management
8 19 (27.14%) Firewall
9 18 (25.71%) TCP/IP
10 16 (22.86%) Linux
11 15 (21.43%) Information Security Management
11 15 (21.43%) Nessus
12 14 (20.00%) SCCM
12 14 (20.00%) McAfee
12 14 (20.00%) SIEM
13 13 (18.57%) E-Discovery
13 13 (18.57%) CheckPoint
13 13 (18.57%) IIS
13 13 (18.57%) ITIL
14 12 (17.14%) Active Directory
14 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (15.71%) Splunk
16 10 (14.29%) Network Security
16 10 (14.29%) Legal
16 10 (14.29%) CCNA
16 10 (14.29%) Cisco
16 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (12.86%) SAN

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 13 (18.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Office
2 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.14%) Firewall
2 18 (25.71%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.29%) Network Security
4 9 (12.86%) SAN
5 7 (10.00%) Internet
6 6 (8.57%) Wireless
7 4 (5.71%) VPN
8 2 (2.86%) IntruShield
8 2 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.86%) SSL
9 1 (1.43%) LAN
9 1 (1.43%) WAN
9 1 (1.43%) Extranet
9 1 (1.43%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (14.29%) Legal
2 9 (12.86%) Retail
3 5 (7.14%) Finance
4 4 (5.71%) Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Games
6 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.43%) Publishing
7 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (61.43%) Analyst
2 41 (58.57%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Information Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.57%) Administrator
6 6 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Project Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (5.71%) Information Security Specialist
8 4 (5.71%) Information Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Operational Security Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Network Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.57%) Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.43%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 16 (22.86%) Linux
3 7 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (2.86%) AIX
4 2 (2.86%) HPUX
4 2 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Information Security
2 29 (41.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 20 (28.57%) Security Management
4 15 (21.43%) Information Security Management
5 14 (20.00%) SIEM
6 13 (18.57%) E-Discovery
6 13 (18.57%) ITIL
7 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 6 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.14%) Coaching
10 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (5.71%) Change Management
11 4 (5.71%) Migration
11 4 (5.71%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) C
2 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (55.71%) CISSP
2 20 (28.57%) CISM
3 10 (14.29%) CCNA
3 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (12.86%) CEH
5 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.57%) CISA
5 6 (8.57%) MCSE
5 6 (8.57%) MCP
6 4 (5.71%) CCSA
6 4 (5.71%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.86%) Degree
7 2 (2.86%) SSCP
8 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) ISEB
8 1 (1.43%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) Nessus
2 14 (20.00%) SCCM
3 6 (8.57%) SCOM
3 6 (8.57%) MOM
3 6 (8.57%) HP SIM
3 6 (8.57%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (2.86%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) HP
2 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 22 (31.43%) ArcSight
3 14 (20.00%) McAfee
4 13 (18.57%) CheckPoint
5 11 (15.71%) Splunk
6 10 (14.29%) Cisco
7 9 (12.86%) Sophos
8 8 (11.43%) Altiris
9 6 (8.57%) Tripwire
9 6 (8.57%) IBM
10 4 (5.71%) VMware
10 4 (5.71%) Websense
10 4 (5.71%) Citrix
11 3 (4.29%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.29%) Rapid7
11 3 (4.29%) Sun
11 3 (4.29%) Oracle
11 3 (4.29%) NetIQ
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