Period
to 13 June 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Qualys products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Qualys over the 6 months to 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Qualys
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 582 526 669
Rank change year-on-year -56 +143 +62
Contract jobs citing Qualys 51 66 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 98
10th Percentile £401 £374 £425
25th Percentile £438 £428 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £600
Median % change year-on-year +3.05% -20.83% +41.18%
75th Percentile £531 £592 £700
90th Percentile £598 £664 £800
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £600
% change year-on-year +3.05% -20.83% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £62.00 - -

Qualys is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19,880 16,575 34,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.81% 42.67% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,941 10,660 21,923
10th Percentile £290 £250 £261
25th Percentile £388 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £468 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.24% +0.65% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £684 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £455 £460
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.09% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 593 1,122
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.64 £11.07
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.37 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £18.06
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.00% +4.24%

Qualys
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Qualys as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Qualys in England

Qualys
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Qualys in England.

Daily rate trend for Qualys in England

Qualys
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Qualys in England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Qualys in England

Qualys
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Qualys in England.

Hourly rate trend for Qualys in England

Qualys
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualys within the England region over the 6 months to 13 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -70 30 £500 +5.26% 6
South East +9 11 £439 -20.22% 2
North of England +7 3 £425 +20.57% 2
North West +1 2 £350 -26.32% 1
Yorkshire +13 1 £425 +84.78% 1
East of England +2 1 - - 1
West Midlands -19 1 - - 2
Midlands -29 1 - - 2
Qualys
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Qualys also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Qualys.

1 21 (41.18%) Azure
2 17 (33.33%) Splunk
3 16 (31.37%) Nessus
4 14 (27.45%) PowerShell
5 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (23.53%) Oracle
5 12 (23.53%) Linux
6 11 (21.57%) Python
6 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
6 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
7 10 (19.61%) LDAP
7 10 (19.61%) DNS
7 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
7 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
7 10 (19.61%) AWS
7 10 (19.61%) Confluence
7 10 (19.61%) Task Automation
8 9 (17.65%) Fortinet
8 9 (17.65%) Security Hardening
8 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
8 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
8 9 (17.65%) VMware
9 8 (15.69%) Firewall
9 8 (15.69%) Remedy
9 8 (15.69%) ITIL
9 8 (15.69%) Windows
9 8 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell

Qualys
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (19.61%) Confluence
2 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (41.18%) Azure
2 10 (19.61%) AWS
3 6 (11.76%) GCP
3 6 (11.76%) GitHub
4 4 (7.84%) IaaS
4 4 (7.84%) PaaS
4 4 (7.84%) SaaS
5 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.96%) Serverless
6 1 (1.96%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 8 (15.69%) Firewall
4 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (11.76%) Kerberos
5 6 (11.76%) Network Security
6 5 (9.80%) BGP
6 5 (9.80%) DHCP
6 5 (9.80%) OSPF
7 3 (5.88%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (3.92%) HTTP
8 2 (3.92%) LAN
8 2 (3.92%) WAN
9 1 (1.96%) FTP
9 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Hudson
2 6 (11.76%) JIRA
2 6 (11.76%) Subversion
2 6 (11.76%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Serena SBM
4 2 (3.92%) Burp Suite
4 2 (3.92%) Metasploit
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 2 (3.92%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.96%) AppScan
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Social Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Documentation Skills
4 3 (5.88%) International Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Security Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Administrator
4 5 (9.80%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Auditor
7 2 (3.92%) IT Auditor
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) LDAP
2 2 (3.92%) REST
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Replication
3 4 (7.84%) CMDB
4 3 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
3 7 (13.73%) Solaris
4 6 (11.76%) Unix
5 5 (9.80%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) CentOS
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.92%) SUSE
6 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (19.61%) Task Automation
3 9 (17.65%) Security Hardening
4 8 (15.69%) ITIL
4 8 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.76%) Storage Management
6 6 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (9.80%) DevOps
7 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.80%) High Availability
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.80%) Security Testing
7 5 (9.80%) SIEM
7 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (7.84%) OWASP
8 4 (7.84%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) PowerShell
2 11 (21.57%) Python
3 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.76%) Perl
4 6 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (3.92%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
1 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) CISSP
3 4 (7.84%) CCIE
3 4 (7.84%) CCIE Security
3 4 (7.84%) CCNP
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.88%) CISM
4 3 (5.88%) SANS
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) CCSA
5 2 (3.92%) CCSE
5 2 (3.92%) CGEIT
5 2 (3.92%) CISA
5 2 (3.92%) CRISC
5 2 (3.92%) GCIH
5 2 (3.92%) GPEN
5 2 (3.92%) IIBA
6 1 (1.96%) CEH
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.88%) NIST
3 2 (3.92%) COBIT
3 2 (3.92%) GDPR
3 2 (3.92%) ITGC
3 2 (3.92%) QA
3 2 (3.92%) SOC 2
4 1 (1.96%) FISMA
4 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.84%) NFS
4 4 (7.84%) Veritas File System
5 3 (5.88%) ProxySG
6 2 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) Nessus
2 8 (15.69%) QRadar
3 6 (11.76%) Control-M
3 6 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (11.76%) Tivoli
3 6 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Netcool
5 4 (7.84%) Ansible
5 4 (7.84%) SCCM
6 3 (5.88%) Icinga
7 2 (3.92%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (3.92%) Nmap
8 1 (1.96%) AppDetective
8 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.96%) Nexpose
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.96%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.96%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Splunk
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 9 (17.65%) Fortinet
4 9 (17.65%) VMware
5 8 (15.69%) Remedy
6 7 (13.73%) CyberArk
6 7 (13.73%) F5
6 7 (13.73%) IBM
6 7 (13.73%) Rapid7
6 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
7 6 (11.76%) BMC
7 6 (11.76%) EMC
8 5 (9.80%) Cisco
8 5 (9.80%) Palo Alto
8 5 (9.80%) ServiceNow
9 4 (7.84%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (7.84%) SaltStack
9 4 (7.84%) Snow