Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 657 419 650
Rank change year-on-year -238 +231 +115
Contract jobs citing Qualys 85 70 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.61% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 96
10th Percentile £363 £375 £284
25th Percentile £416 £460 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £540 £550
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% +25.71%
75th Percentile £588 £600 £756
90th Percentile £739 £700 £850
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £575
% change year-on-year -9.52% -8.70% +31.43%

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 26,747 11,517 32,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.85% 43.35% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,891 7,618 21,236
10th Percentile £265 £258 £242
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 333 1,155
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.65 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.79 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.17 £20.25 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.33% +6.58% +9.70%
75th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £40.25
90th Percentile £62.50 £54.80 £52.03
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -9.30% +12.98% +11.94%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -195 56 £500 -4.76% 8
South East -88 21 £550 - 3
East of England - 2 £500 - 1
North of England - 1 £425 - 3
South West - 1 £435 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Qualys
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 39 (45.88%) Vulnerability Management
2 35 (41.18%) AWS
3 32 (37.65%) Azure
4 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
5 28 (32.94%) Social Skills
6 24 (28.24%) Windows
7 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
8 21 (24.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (24.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 21 (24.71%) Splunk
8 21 (24.71%) GCP
9 20 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (22.35%) VMware
10 19 (22.35%) Linux
11 18 (21.18%) Oracle
11 18 (21.18%) Finance
11 18 (21.18%) Degree
11 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (20.00%) Firewall
12 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 17 (20.00%) GDPR
13 15 (17.65%) Banking
14 14 (16.47%) JIRA
14 14 (16.47%) Solaris
14 14 (16.47%) ITIL
14 14 (16.47%) Risk Management
14 14 (16.47%) GRC
14 14 (16.47%) ServiceNow
14 14 (16.47%) Public Cloud
15 13 (15.29%) QRadar

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 9 (10.59%) Confluence
1 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.18%) AWS
2 32 (37.65%) Azure
3 21 (24.71%) GCP
4 11 (12.94%) GitHub
4 11 (12.94%) IaaS
4 11 (12.94%) PaaS
4 11 (12.94%) SaaS
5 6 (7.06%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (2.35%) Snowflake
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.00%) Firewall
1 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.94%) DNS
3 9 (10.59%) Kerberos
4 6 (7.06%) Network Security
5 4 (4.71%) BGP
5 4 (4.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (4.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (4.71%) OSPF
5 4 (4.71%) SSL
5 4 (4.71%) Wireless
6 3 (3.53%) DHCP
6 3 (3.53%) HTTP
6 3 (3.53%) Internet
6 3 (3.53%) VLAN
7 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.35%) IPsec
7 2 (2.35%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.35%) SAN
7 2 (2.35%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.53%) MySQL
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (2.35%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.18%) DB2
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) JIRA
2 11 (12.94%) Subversion
2 11 (12.94%) TeamCity
3 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.88%) Serena SBM
5 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.35%) Burp Suite
6 2 (2.35%) MSI
6 2 (2.35%) Selenium
6 2 (2.35%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.18%) AdminStudio
7 1 (1.18%) AppScan
7 1 (1.18%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (32.94%) Social Skills
2 18 (21.18%) Finance
3 15 (17.65%) Banking
4 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.71%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.53%) International Banking
6 3 (3.53%) Legal
6 3 (3.53%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.53%) Retail
7 2 (2.35%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.18%) Automotive
8 1 (1.18%) Back Office
8 1 (1.18%) Games
8 1 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Security Engineer
2 8 (9.41%) Analyst
3 6 (7.06%) Administrator
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) Consultant
4 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (4.71%) Network Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Security Consultant
5 4 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Architect
6 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.53%) Security Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Security Specialist
6 3 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) LDAP
2 6 (7.06%) REST
3 3 (3.53%) OpenID
3 3 (3.53%) SOAP
4 1 (1.18%) .NET
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Public Cloud
2 10 (11.76%) CMDB
3 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.41%) Replication
4 7 (8.24%) Clustering
5 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.71%) Taxonomies
6 3 (3.53%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.35%) BYOD
7 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.18%) PKI
8 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Linux
3 14 (16.47%) Solaris
4 12 (14.12%) Windows Server
5 10 (11.76%) Unix
6 9 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.53%) AIX
11 2 (2.35%) CentOS
11 2 (2.35%) HPUX
11 2 (2.35%) SUSE
11 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.88%) Vulnerability Management
2 21 (24.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (24.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (16.47%) ITIL
4 14 (16.47%) Risk Management
5 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
6 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
6 12 (14.12%) Patch Management
6 12 (14.12%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (14.12%) Security Hardening
6 12 (14.12%) SIEM
7 11 (12.94%) Configuration Management
7 11 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (12.94%) DevOps
7 11 (12.94%) OWASP
7 11 (12.94%) Security Architecture
8 10 (11.76%) Storage Management
9 9 (10.59%) High Availability
10 8 (9.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) Python
2 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.24%) Perl
4 6 (7.06%) Bash Shell
4 6 (7.06%) SQL
5 3 (3.53%) Java
5 3 (3.53%) Ruby
5 3 (3.53%) VBA
6 2 (2.35%) C
6 2 (2.35%) C#
6 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.35%) VB
6 2 (2.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) Degree
2 12 (14.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (12.94%) CISSP
4 7 (8.24%) CISA
5 6 (7.06%) CEH
6 5 (5.88%) CRISC
6 5 (5.88%) GIAC
7 4 (4.71%) CISM
7 4 (4.71%) OSCP
7 4 (4.71%) SANS
8 3 (3.53%) ISEB
8 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.53%) OSCE
9 2 (2.35%) CCIE
9 2 (2.35%) CCIE Security
9 2 (2.35%) CCNA
9 2 (2.35%) CCNP
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.35%) GCIH
9 2 (2.35%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) GDPR
2 14 (16.47%) GRC
3 12 (14.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (11.76%) NIST
5 9 (10.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (5.88%) QA
7 4 (4.71%) SLA
8 3 (3.53%) FedRAMP
8 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
9 2 (2.35%) ITGC
9 2 (2.35%) SOC 2
10 1 (1.18%) COBIT
10 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (1.18%) FISMA
10 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.94%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.88%) NFS
5 4 (4.71%) Veritas File System
5 4 (4.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.35%) Docker
7 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.35%) vSphere
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.18%) XenApp
8 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Nessus
1 13 (15.29%) QRadar
1 13 (15.29%) SCCM
2 10 (11.76%) Ansible
2 10 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (11.76%) RSA Archer
2 10 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 10 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (10.59%) Control-M
4 8 (9.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (7.06%) Netcool
6 4 (4.71%) WebInspect
7 3 (3.53%) HP ALM
7 3 (3.53%) HP Fortify
7 3 (3.53%) Icinga
7 3 (3.53%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.53%) Nexpose
7 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.53%) Puppet
7 3 (3.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.71%) Splunk
3 19 (22.35%) VMware
4 18 (21.18%) Oracle
5 14 (16.47%) ServiceNow
6 13 (15.29%) Red Hat
7 11 (12.94%) CyberArk
7 11 (12.94%) EMC
7 11 (12.94%) IBM
8 10 (11.76%) BMC
9 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
10 8 (9.41%) HP
11 7 (8.24%) Tripwire
12 6 (7.06%) Fortinet
13 5 (5.88%) Cisco
13 5 (5.88%) McAfee
13 5 (5.88%) SaltStack
13 5 (5.88%) Serena
14 4 (4.71%) Black Duck
14 4 (4.71%) F5