The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 551 544 565
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing Qualys 42 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.047% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.100% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £456 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £499 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £413 £319
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 July 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 15 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 25 July 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 -5 42 £375 -17.80% 3
South East +6 21 £313 -21.87% 1
London +11 17 £413 -13.00% 2
West Sussex - 10 £320 -
Crawley - 4 £351 -
Bradford - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
North West - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Chiswick - - - -

Qualys
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 41 (64.06%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Vulnerability Management
3 25 (39.06%) Firewall
3 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
3 25 (39.06%) CISSP
4 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 20 (31.25%) McAfee
5 19 (29.69%) Linux
6 18 (28.13%) IIS
6 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
6 18 (28.13%) SCCM
7 16 (25.00%) SQL
7 16 (25.00%) ITIL
7 16 (25.00%) Information Security
8 15 (23.44%) SAN
9 13 (20.31%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (20.31%) Nessus
9 13 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (20.31%) CCNA
10 12 (18.75%) MS Office
10 12 (18.75%) CEH
10 12 (18.75%) Finance
11 11 (17.19%) Wireless
11 11 (17.19%) MCP
11 11 (17.19%) MS Visio
11 11 (17.19%) UNIX
11 11 (17.19%) MCSE
11 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (15.63%) Sophos
12 10 (15.63%) Data Protection

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (28.13%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Office
2 11 (17.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
1 25 (39.06%) Firewall
2 15 (23.44%) SAN
3 11 (17.19%) Wireless
4 7 (10.94%) Network Security
5 6 (9.38%) Internet
6 5 (7.81%) VPN
7 4 (6.25%) LAN
7 4 (6.25%) WAN
8 1 (1.56%) SSL
8 1 (1.56%) SSH
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.56%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.56%) LDAP
8 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.56%) NAS
8 1 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.56%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) JUnit
1 1 (1.56%) JMeter
1 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Analyst
2 32 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Administrator
4 7 (10.94%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.56%) SOAP
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) CORBA
2 1 (1.56%) LAMP
2 1 (1.56%) Xerces
2 1 (1.56%) Xalan
2 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.56%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Clustering
2 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Windows
2 19 (29.69%) Linux
3 11 (17.19%) UNIX
4 4 (6.25%) Solaris
5 3 (4.69%) AIX
6 2 (3.13%) HPUX
7 1 (1.56%) MVS
7 1 (1.56%) SUSE
7 1 (1.56%) Debian
7 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.56%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Vulnerability Management
2 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 16 (25.00%) Information Security
3 13 (20.31%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
4 10 (15.63%) Data Protection
4 10 (15.63%) SIEM
5 7 (10.94%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.81%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.25%) Change Management
8 4 (6.25%) Information Governance
9 3 (4.69%) Change Control
9 3 (4.69%) ITIL V3
9 3 (4.69%) Security Management
9 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) Perl
2 2 (3.13%) PHP
2 2 (3.13%) C-shell
3 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.56%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) C++
3 1 (1.56%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) Lisp
3 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.56%) Ruby
3 1 (1.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) CISSP
2 13 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.31%) CCNA
3 12 (18.75%) CEH
4 11 (17.19%) MCP
4 11 (17.19%) MCSE
4 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.81%) CISA
5 5 (7.81%) CISM
6 2 (3.13%) GIAC
6 2 (3.13%) CCSA
6 2 (3.13%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) CCSP
7 1 (1.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.13%) Snort
4 2 (3.13%) Nmap
5 1 (1.56%) Squid
5 1 (1.56%) Xen
5 1 (1.56%) NFS
5 1 (1.56%) qmail
5 1 (1.56%) Postfix
5 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.56%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (28.13%) SCCM
2 13 (20.31%) Nessus
3 7 (10.94%) MOM
3 7 (10.94%) SCOM
3 7 (10.94%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (10.94%) HP SIM
3 7 (10.94%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 20 (31.25%) McAfee
2 10 (15.63%) Sophos
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco
3 9 (14.06%) VMware
4 8 (12.50%) HP
5 7 (10.94%) Citrix
5 7 (10.94%) Altiris
6 6 (9.38%) Splunk
7 4 (6.25%) ArcSight
7 4 (6.25%) ScanSafe
7 4 (6.25%) Websense
7 4 (6.25%) Remedy
7 4 (6.25%) IBM
8 3 (4.69%) Oracle
8 3 (4.69%) Tripwire
9 2 (3.13%) Symantec
9 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.56%) Huawei