The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 March 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 - 154
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Qualys 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% - 0.055%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £530 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £455 £413
% change year-on-year +7.69% +10.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1098 1662 1672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.49% 43.20% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 921 812
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 107 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Qualys
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Qualys
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Qualys in the North West

Qualys
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Qualys in the North West

Qualys
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualys within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Manchester - 3 £530 -
Qualys
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Qualys.

1 11 (100.00%) Splunk
1 11 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 11 (100.00%) QRadar
2 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) Intel Security
3 8 (72.73%) Nessus
3 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (72.73%) Nmap
3 8 (72.73%) VPN
3 8 (72.73%) Intel
3 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) LAN
3 8 (72.73%) VoIP
3 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) NetWitness
3 8 (72.73%) Patch Management
3 8 (72.73%) Nexpose
3 8 (72.73%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (72.73%) Case Management
3 8 (72.73%) Security Monitoring
3 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (72.73%) Data Analytics
3 8 (72.73%) Analytics
4 7 (63.64%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (63.64%) Unix
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) CISSP
4 7 (63.64%) Apple
5 6 (54.55%) SSCP

Qualys
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
1 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 8 (72.73%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) VoIP
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
5 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (9.09%) PuTTY
5 1 (9.09%) SSH
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) ArcSight Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Security Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) VMS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Analytics
1 8 (72.73%) Case Management
1 8 (72.73%) Data Analytics
1 8 (72.73%) Patch Management
1 8 (72.73%) Security Monitoring
1 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 8 (72.73%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) SANS
2 6 (54.55%) SSCP
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) QRadar
2 8 (72.73%) Nessus
2 8 (72.73%) Nexpose
2 8 (72.73%) Nmap
3 2 (18.18%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 11 (100.00%) Splunk
2 8 (72.73%) Intel
2 8 (72.73%) Intel Security
2 8 (72.73%) NetWitness
3 7 (63.64%) Apple
4 6 (54.55%) Snow
5 3 (27.27%) AlienVault