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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Qualys
Rank 545 539 570
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Contract jobs citing Qualys 43 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.047% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.100% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 10
Average daily rate
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£378 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 £319
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +33.33%
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
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
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 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 30 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 30 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 -7 43 £378 -16.11%
South East +2 21 £313 -21.87%
London +24 18 £425 -10.52%
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 30 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 (63.08%) Windows
2 30 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
3 26 (40.00%) CISSP
4 25 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 25 (38.46%) Firewall
5 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 20 (30.77%) McAfee
6 19 (29.23%) Linux
7 18 (27.69%) IIS
7 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
7 18 (27.69%) SCCM
8 17 (26.15%) Information Security
9 16 (24.62%) SQL
9 16 (24.62%) ITIL
10 15 (23.08%) SAN
11 14 (21.54%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (20.00%) Nessus
12 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (20.00%) CCNA
13 12 (18.46%) MS Office
13 12 (18.46%) CEH
13 12 (18.46%) Finance
14 11 (16.92%) Wireless
14 11 (16.92%) MCP
14 11 (16.92%) MS Visio
14 11 (16.92%) UNIX
14 11 (16.92%) MCSE
14 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (15.38%) Sophos
15 10 (15.38%) Incident Management

Qualys
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (27.69%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Office
2 11 (16.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) TCP/IP
1 25 (38.46%) Firewall
2 15 (23.08%) SAN
3 11 (16.92%) Wireless
4 7 (10.77%) Network Security
5 6 (9.23%) Internet
6 5 (7.69%) VPN
7 4 (6.15%) LAN
7 4 (6.15%) WAN
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.54%) NAS
8 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.54%) SSH
8 1 (1.54%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.54%) LDAP
8 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) KDB
2 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) JIRA
1 1 (1.54%) JMeter
1 1 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (58.46%) Analyst
2 32 (49.23%) Security Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.77%) Administrator
5 6 (9.23%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.54%) wxWidgets
2 1 (1.54%) LAMP
2 1 (1.54%) Xerces
2 1 (1.54%) Xalan
2 1 (1.54%) CORBA
2 1 (1.54%) SOAP
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Clustering
2 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (63.08%) Windows
2 19 (29.23%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) UNIX
4 4 (6.15%) Solaris
5 3 (4.62%) AIX
6 2 (3.08%) HPUX
7 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.54%) OpenSolaris
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.54%) SUSE
7 1 (1.54%) Debian
7 1 (1.54%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
2 17 (26.15%) Information Security
3 16 (24.62%) ITIL
4 14 (21.54%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 10 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 10 (15.38%) SIEM
6 7 (10.77%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (9.23%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.15%) Change Management
9 4 (6.15%) Security Management
9 4 (6.15%) Information Governance
10 3 (4.62%) ITIL V3
10 3 (4.62%) Change Control
10 3 (4.62%) Information Security Management
10 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) Perl
2 2 (3.08%) PHP
2 2 (3.08%) C-shell
3 1 (1.54%) Ruby
3 1 (1.54%) Korn
3 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.54%) Lisp
3 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.54%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) C++
3 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) CISSP
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.00%) CCNA
3 12 (18.46%) CEH
4 11 (16.92%) MCP
4 11 (16.92%) MCSE
4 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (9.23%) CISM
6 5 (7.69%) CISA
7 2 (3.08%) CCSA
7 2 (3.08%) GIAC
7 2 (3.08%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.54%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) CCSP
8 1 (1.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.15%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.08%) Nmap
4 2 (3.08%) Snort
4 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.54%) KVM
5 1 (1.54%) Squid
5 1 (1.54%) Xen
5 1 (1.54%) qmail
5 1 (1.54%) Postfix
5 1 (1.54%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.54%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (27.69%) SCCM
2 13 (20.00%) Nessus
3 7 (10.77%) HP SIM
3 7 (10.77%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (10.77%) SCOM
3 7 (10.77%) SAP Afaria
3 7 (10.77%) MOM
4 1 (1.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 20 (30.77%) McAfee
2 10 (15.38%) Sophos
3 9 (13.85%) HP
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco
3 9 (13.85%) VMware
4 7 (10.77%) Altiris
4 7 (10.77%) Citrix
5 6 (9.23%) Splunk
6 5 (7.69%) ArcSight
7 4 (6.15%) Remedy
7 4 (6.15%) Websense
7 4 (6.15%) IBM
7 4 (6.15%) ScanSafe
8 3 (4.62%) Tripwire
8 3 (4.62%) Oracle
9 2 (3.08%) Symantec
9 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.54%) Huawei