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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 552 606
Rank change year-on-year -19 +54  
Contract jobs citing Qualys 30 71 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.14% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.32% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 11
Median daily rate £475 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £343 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £380 £450
% change year-on-year +31.44% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.00

Qualys is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19019 22047 22494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.98% 44.46% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11634 13837 13470
Median daily rate £430 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 739 1007
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.00 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Qualys
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Qualys as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Qualys in England

Qualys
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Qualys in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Qualys in England

Qualys
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Qualys in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Qualys in England

Qualys
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualys in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 17 £456 -3.94% 6
South East +4 6 £500 +24.87% 1
South West -1 2 £513 +46.42%
East of England -6 2 £300 +7.14% 3
East Midlands - 2 £481 -
North West +11 1 £500 -
Qualys
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Qualys also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Qualys.

1 29 (46.77%) Splunk
2 27 (43.55%) Firewall
3 25 (40.32%) Information Security
4 20 (32.26%) CISSP
5 19 (30.65%) PCI DSS
5 19 (30.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 18 (29.03%) SIEM
7 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
7 17 (27.42%) CISM
8 16 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (24.19%) Degree
10 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (22.58%) VMware
10 14 (22.58%) Windows
11 12 (19.35%) Linux
11 12 (19.35%) Cisco
11 12 (19.35%) Finance
11 12 (19.35%) Tufin
11 12 (19.35%) COBIT
11 12 (19.35%) PKI
11 12 (19.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (17.74%) ArcSight
12 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
12 11 (17.74%) Symantec
13 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
13 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (16.13%) Network Security
13 10 (16.13%) Line Management

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 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.61%) JBoss
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.90%) Mimecast
3 8 (12.90%) SaaS
4 4 (6.45%) IaaS
4 4 (6.45%) PaaS
5 2 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.23%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (43.55%) Firewall
2 10 (16.13%) Network Security
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.06%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (6.45%) SSL
6 4 (6.45%) TACACS
6 4 (6.45%) VLAN
7 3 (4.84%) SAN
7 3 (4.84%) SSH
7 3 (4.84%) VPN
8 2 (3.23%) DMZ
8 2 (3.23%) DNS
8 2 (3.23%) HTTP
8 2 (3.23%) ICMP
8 2 (3.23%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.61%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.23%) Burp Suite
2 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) International Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Analyst
1 21 (33.87%) Security Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 11 (17.74%) Consultant
3 10 (16.13%) IT Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Security Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) CyberArk Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) OAuth
1 4 (6.45%) OpenID
1 4 (6.45%) SailPoint
1 4 (6.45%) SAML
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) Middleware
2 2 (3.23%) POSIX
3 1 (1.61%) JMS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.61%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) PKI
2 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
3 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.23%) CESG
6 2 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.23%) NHS
6 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Windows
2 12 (19.35%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.45%) Solaris
4 4 (6.45%) VMS
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.23%) AIX
6 2 (3.23%) Unix
7 1 (1.61%) CentOS
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Information Security
2 19 (30.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (29.03%) SIEM
4 16 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (19.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (16.13%) Line Management
7 10 (16.13%) Security Operations
8 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (12.90%) Coaching
9 8 (12.90%) Data Privacy
10 6 (9.68%) Process Improvement
10 6 (9.68%) SDLC
11 5 (8.06%) ITIL
11 5 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.45%) Cryptography
12 4 (6.45%) Migration
12 4 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Python
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.61%) Java
2 1 (1.61%) Perl
2 1 (1.61%) PHP
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.61%) VB
2 1 (1.61%) VBScript
2 1 (1.61%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) CISSP
2 17 (27.42%) CISM
3 15 (24.19%) Degree
4 9 (14.52%) SSCP
5 7 (11.29%) SANS
6 4 (6.45%) GCIA
6 4 (6.45%) GCIH
7 2 (3.23%) CASP
7 2 (3.23%) CEH
7 2 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.23%) CLAS
7 2 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.23%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.61%) GISP
8 1 (1.61%) ISEB
8 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) PCI DSS
2 16 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (19.35%) COBIT
4 8 (12.90%) GDPR
5 4 (6.45%) GPG13
5 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (3.23%) RMADS
8 1 (1.61%) COSO
8 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.23%) iptables
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Nessus
2 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.45%) QRadar
3 3 (4.84%) Ansible
3 3 (4.84%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (3.23%) CSIRT
4 2 (3.23%) Nmap
4 2 (3.23%) Puppet
4 2 (3.23%) Salt
4 2 (3.23%) SCCM
4 2 (3.23%) SELinux
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.61%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.61%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) Splunk
2 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.58%) VMware
4 12 (19.35%) Cisco
4 12 (19.35%) Tufin
5 11 (17.74%) ArcSight
5 11 (17.74%) Symantec
6 8 (12.90%) CheckPoint
6 8 (12.90%) Palo Alto
7 7 (11.29%) McAfee
8 6 (9.68%) AlienVault
8 6 (9.68%) CyberArk
9 5 (8.06%) F5
9 5 (8.06%) FireEye
9 5 (8.06%) Forcepoint
9 5 (8.06%) IBM
9 5 (8.06%) Sourcefire
10 4 (6.45%) CA
10 4 (6.45%) EMC
10 4 (6.45%) Rapid7
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