Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 745 771 819
Rank change year-on-year +26 +48 +9
Contract jobs citing Qualys 142 120 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 85 55
UK 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 excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £444
% change year-on-year +9.09% -7.04% +38.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

Qualys
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Qualys in the UK

Qualys
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Qualys in the UK

Qualys
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Qualys over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Qualys in the UK

Qualys
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Qualys in the UK

Qualys
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Qualys within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +49 141 £463 +2.78% 6
London +15 87 £463 +2.78% 2
UK excluding London +27 54 £450 +9.09% 4
South East +11 26 £488 +8.33% 1
North of England +57 13 £425 -2.86% 1
North West +16 9 £425 -5.56%
East of England -15 7 £475 +72.73% 1
Midlands +28 4 £360 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +23 4 - - 1
East Midlands -5 4 £360 +20.00%
South West -10 4 £450 +28.57%

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Qualys.

1 59 (41.55%) Information Security
2 56 (39.44%) Windows
3 54 (38.03%) Splunk
4 51 (35.92%) SIEM
5 49 (34.51%) CISSP
6 47 (33.10%) Linux
7 45 (31.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 44 (30.99%) Security Operations
8 44 (30.99%) Firewall
9 41 (28.87%) Nessus
9 41 (28.87%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (28.17%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (26.06%) CISM
12 36 (25.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 34 (23.94%) AlienVault
14 32 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (22.54%) PCI DSS
15 31 (21.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 31 (21.83%) Degree
15 31 (21.83%) Microsoft
16 27 (19.01%) Patch Management
16 27 (19.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 25 (17.61%) GDPR
18 24 (16.90%) Active Directory
18 24 (16.90%) TCP/IP
18 24 (16.90%) SSCP
19 23 (16.20%) McAfee
20 22 (15.49%) SANS
21 21 (14.79%) Unix
21 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development

Qualys
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.82%) IIS
2 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 40 (28.17%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (11.97%) Mimecast
4 10 (7.04%) Office 365
5 4 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.70%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.99%) Firewall
2 24 (16.90%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.68%) Network Security
3 18 (12.68%) WAN
4 14 (9.86%) LAN
5 12 (8.45%) VPN
6 9 (6.34%) Internet
7 8 (5.63%) VoIP
8 7 (4.93%) DNS
8 7 (4.93%) VLAN
9 6 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.23%) MPLS
10 4 (2.82%) DHCP
10 4 (2.82%) FTP
10 4 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.82%) SAN
11 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (2.11%) PBX
11 3 (2.11%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) Burp Suite
2 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.82%) Subversion
3 3 (2.11%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (9.15%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.23%) Marketing
5 5 (3.52%) Electronics
5 5 (3.52%) International Banking
6 4 (2.82%) Advertising
6 4 (2.82%) Retail
7 3 (2.11%) Billing
7 3 (2.11%) Law
7 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 50 (35.21%) Analyst
2 47 (33.10%) Security Analyst
3 22 (15.49%) Security Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) IT Analyst
4 16 (11.27%) IT Security Analyst
5 13 (9.15%) Consultant
5 13 (9.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 10 (7.04%) Architect
6 10 (7.04%) Security Consultant
7 8 (5.63%) Information Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.23%) SCCM Specialist
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Security Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Splunk Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.27%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.82%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) JSON
3 3 (2.11%) WAP
4 2 (1.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.70%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.04%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.63%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (4.93%) BYOD
6 6 (4.23%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.52%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.82%) PKI
9 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.11%) NHS
9 3 (2.11%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.41%) CESG
10 2 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.41%) Fintech
10 2 (1.41%) iPad
11 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 56 (39.44%) Windows
2 47 (33.10%) Linux
3 21 (14.79%) Unix
4 13 (9.15%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.63%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.82%) Solaris
6 4 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.41%) Android
7 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.41%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.70%) VMS
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (41.55%) Information Security
2 51 (35.92%) SIEM
3 45 (31.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 44 (30.99%) Security Operations
5 41 (28.87%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (25.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 27 (19.01%) Patch Management
7 27 (19.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (13.38%) Security Management
10 18 (12.68%) DevOps
10 18 (12.68%) Security Monitoring
11 15 (10.56%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (9.86%) Analytics
12 14 (9.86%) Configuration Management
12 14 (9.86%) ITIL
13 12 (8.45%) Risk Management
14 11 (7.75%) Data Privacy
14 11 (7.75%) Security Architecture
14 11 (7.75%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.68%) Python
2 9 (6.34%) Bash Shell
2 9 (6.34%) Java
2 9 (6.34%) Ruby
3 8 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.11%) Perl
4 3 (2.11%) VB
4 3 (2.11%) VBScript
5 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (34.51%) CISSP
2 37 (26.06%) CISM
3 31 (21.83%) Degree
4 24 (16.90%) SSCP
5 22 (15.49%) SANS
6 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
7 13 (9.15%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (8.45%) CCSP
9 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
10 8 (5.63%) CEH
10 8 (5.63%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.93%) CREST Certified
11 7 (4.93%) GCIH
12 6 (4.23%) GCIA
13 5 (3.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (2.11%) CASP
14 3 (2.11%) CISMP
14 3 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (2.11%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (22.54%) PCI DSS
2 31 (21.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (17.61%) GDPR
4 14 (9.86%) COBIT
5 3 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.41%) RMADS
6 2 (1.41%) SLA
7 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.70%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 24 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.93%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.82%) Docker
4 4 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.11%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (28.87%) Nessus
2 11 (7.75%) Nmap
3 10 (7.04%) QRadar
3 10 (7.04%) SCCM
4 8 (5.63%) logstash
4 8 (5.63%) Nexpose
5 7 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.93%) OSSEC
6 6 (4.23%) AirWatch
6 6 (4.23%) Ansible
6 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.52%) Packer
7 5 (3.52%) Terraform
8 3 (2.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (2.11%) Suricata
9 2 (1.41%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.41%) EnCase
9 2 (1.41%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 54 (38.03%) Splunk
2 34 (23.94%) AlienVault
3 31 (21.83%) Microsoft
4 23 (16.20%) McAfee
5 18 (12.68%) Tufin
6 16 (11.27%) Cisco
6 16 (11.27%) VMware
7 14 (9.86%) ArcSight
7 14 (9.86%) Intel
8 12 (8.45%) Palo Alto
9 11 (7.75%) CheckPoint
9 11 (7.75%) Remedy
10 10 (7.04%) ServiceNow
11 8 (5.63%) Apple
11 8 (5.63%) LogRhythm
11 8 (5.63%) Sourcefire
12 7 (4.93%) Blue Coat
12 7 (4.93%) Juniper
12 7 (4.93%) Snow
12 7 (4.93%) Sophos