Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 710 754 796
Rank change year-on-year +44 +42 -29
Contract jobs citing Qualys 141 112 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 87 51
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £331
90th Percentile £560 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK 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 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 40625 44273 44639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.81% 45.20% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25483 27361 26823
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £245 £226
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1550 1921
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Qualys
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -4 87 £463 +2.78% 2
South East +15 26 £488 +8.33% 1
North of England +67 13 £425 -2.86% 1
North West +6 9 £425 -5.56%
East of England -9 7 £475 +72.73% 1
Midlands +26 4 £360 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +26 4 - - 1
South West +2 4 £450 +28.57%
East Midlands -2 4 £360 +20.00%
Qualys
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 58 (41.13%) Information Security
2 55 (39.01%) Windows
3 54 (38.30%) Splunk
4 50 (35.46%) SIEM
5 49 (34.75%) CISSP
6 46 (32.62%) Linux
7 45 (31.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 43 (30.50%) Security Operations
8 43 (30.50%) Firewall
9 41 (29.08%) Nessus
9 41 (29.08%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (28.37%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (26.24%) CISM
12 36 (25.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 34 (24.11%) AlienVault
14 32 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (22.70%) PCI DSS
15 31 (21.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 30 (21.28%) Degree
16 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
17 27 (19.15%) Patch Management
18 26 (18.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 25 (17.73%) GDPR
20 24 (17.02%) Active Directory
20 24 (17.02%) TCP/IP
20 24 (17.02%) SSCP
21 23 (16.31%) McAfee
22 21 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (14.89%) SANS
23 20 (14.18%) Unix

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 4 (2.84%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 40 (28.37%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (12.06%) Mimecast
4 10 (7.09%) Office 365
5 4 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.71%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 43 (30.50%) Firewall
2 24 (17.02%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.77%) WAN
4 17 (12.06%) Network Security
5 14 (9.93%) LAN
6 12 (8.51%) VPN
7 9 (6.38%) Internet
8 8 (5.67%) VoIP
9 7 (4.96%) DNS
9 7 (4.96%) VLAN
10 6 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (4.26%) MPLS
11 4 (2.84%) DHCP
11 4 (2.84%) FTP
11 4 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.84%) SAN
12 3 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (2.13%) PBX
12 3 (2.13%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Burp Suite
2 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.84%) Subversion
3 3 (2.13%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (9.22%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Banking
3 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.26%) Marketing
5 5 (3.55%) Electronics
5 5 (3.55%) International Banking
6 4 (2.84%) Advertising
6 4 (2.84%) Retail
7 3 (2.13%) Billing
7 3 (2.13%) Law
7 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (34.75%) Analyst
2 47 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 22 (15.60%) Security Engineer
4 16 (11.35%) IT Analyst
4 16 (11.35%) IT Security Analyst
5 13 (9.22%) Consultant
5 13 (9.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 10 (7.09%) Architect
6 10 (7.09%) Security Consultant
7 8 (5.67%) Information Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.26%) SCCM Specialist
9 6 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Senior Security Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Splunk Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.35%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.84%) Web Services
3 3 (2.13%) JSON
3 3 (2.13%) WAP
4 2 (1.42%) .NET
5 1 (0.71%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.67%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (4.96%) BYOD
6 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.55%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.84%) PKI
9 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.13%) NHS
9 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.42%) CESG
10 2 (1.42%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.42%) Fintech
10 2 (1.42%) iPad
11 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.01%) Windows
2 46 (32.62%) Linux
3 20 (14.18%) Unix
4 13 (9.22%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.84%) Solaris
6 4 (2.84%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.42%) Android
7 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.42%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.71%) VMS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (41.13%) Information Security
2 50 (35.46%) SIEM
3 45 (31.91%) Vulnerability Management
4 43 (30.50%) Security Operations
5 41 (29.08%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (25.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 27 (19.15%) Patch Management
8 26 (18.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 21 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (13.48%) Security Management
11 18 (12.77%) DevOps
12 17 (12.06%) Security Monitoring
13 15 (10.64%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (9.93%) Analytics
14 14 (9.93%) Configuration Management
14 14 (9.93%) ITIL
15 12 (8.51%) Risk Management
16 11 (7.80%) Data Privacy
16 11 (7.80%) Security Architecture
16 11 (7.80%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.77%) Python
2 9 (6.38%) Bash Shell
2 9 (6.38%) Java
2 9 (6.38%) Ruby
3 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.13%) Perl
4 3 (2.13%) VB
4 3 (2.13%) VBScript
5 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (34.75%) CISSP
2 37 (26.24%) CISM
3 30 (21.28%) Degree
4 24 (17.02%) SSCP
5 21 (14.89%) SANS
6 19 (13.48%) Security Cleared
7 13 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (8.51%) CCSP
9 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
10 8 (5.67%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.96%) CEH
11 7 (4.96%) CREST Certified
12 6 (4.26%) GCIA
12 6 (4.26%) GCIH
13 5 (3.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (2.13%) CASP
14 3 (2.13%) CISA
14 3 (2.13%) CISMP
14 3 (2.13%) RHCE
14 3 (2.13%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (22.70%) PCI DSS
2 31 (21.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (17.73%) GDPR
4 14 (9.93%) COBIT
5 3 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.42%) RMADS
6 2 (1.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.71%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 24 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.96%) BitLocker
2 7 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.84%) Docker
3 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.13%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (29.08%) Nessus
2 11 (7.80%) Nmap
3 10 (7.09%) QRadar
3 10 (7.09%) SCCM
4 8 (5.67%) logstash
4 8 (5.67%) Nexpose
5 7 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.96%) OSSEC
6 6 (4.26%) AirWatch
6 6 (4.26%) Ansible
6 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.55%) Packer
7 5 (3.55%) Terraform
8 3 (2.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (2.13%) Suricata
9 2 (1.42%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.42%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (1.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (38.30%) Splunk
2 34 (24.11%) AlienVault
3 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 23 (16.31%) McAfee
5 18 (12.77%) Tufin
6 16 (11.35%) Cisco
7 15 (10.64%) VMware
8 14 (9.93%) ArcSight
8 14 (9.93%) Intel
9 12 (8.51%) Palo Alto
10 11 (7.80%) Remedy
11 10 (7.09%) CheckPoint
11 10 (7.09%) ServiceNow
12 8 (5.67%) Apple
12 8 (5.67%) Sourcefire
13 7 (4.96%) Blue Coat
13 7 (4.96%) Juniper
13 7 (4.96%) LogRhythm
13 7 (4.96%) Snow
13 7 (4.96%) Sophos