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 3 months to 30 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 596 604
Rank change year-on-year +31 +8  
Contract jobs citing Qualys 35 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.081% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.19% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 15
Median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £399 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £508 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £455 £413
% change year-on-year +16.48% +10.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20053 23695 24270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.04% 43.77% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12380 14428 13767
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 802 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Qualys
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 25 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 3 months to 30 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
England +46 34 £438 -2.77% 17
London +35 20 £431 -4.16% 6
South East +17 7 £440 +7.97% 4
Berkshire +28 5 - -
Bracknell - 5 - -
City of London +14 3 £438 +4.16%
Manchester - 3 £530 -
North West - 3 £530 -
Yorkshire +18 2 £713 +78.12%
East of England +4 2 £588 +11.90% 1
Scotland +15 1 £413 -
West Yorkshire +13 1 £700 +75.00%
Leeds +5 1 £700 +75.00%
West Sussex +5 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £440 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £413 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £725 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £413 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Selby - 1 £725 -
Nottingham - 1 £413 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £725 -
Edinburgh - 1 £413 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £725 -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Qualys.

1 39 (51.32%) Firewall
2 33 (43.42%) Information Security
3 31 (40.79%) Windows
4 28 (36.84%) Splunk
5 25 (32.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 23 (30.26%) SIEM
6 23 (30.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 22 (28.95%) CISSP
8 21 (27.63%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (25.00%) PCI DSS
9 19 (25.00%) Linux
9 19 (25.00%) Symantec
10 18 (23.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
11 17 (22.37%) Nessus
11 17 (22.37%) ArcSight
12 16 (21.05%) SSCP
12 16 (21.05%) SANS
13 15 (19.74%) Intel Security
13 15 (19.74%) Finance
14 14 (18.42%) Unix
14 14 (18.42%) Security Operations
15 13 (17.11%) QRadar
15 13 (17.11%) Nmap
15 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (15.79%) Patch Management
17 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (14.47%) Degree
17 11 (14.47%) CISM

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 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.63%) iPlanet
2 2 (2.63%) JBoss
2 2 (2.63%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.53%) Mimecast
4 7 (9.21%) SaaS
5 4 (5.26%) IaaS
5 4 (5.26%) PaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (51.32%) Firewall
2 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.16%) LAN
3 10 (13.16%) Network Security
3 10 (13.16%) VoIP
3 10 (13.16%) VPN
3 10 (13.16%) WAN
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.95%) NAS
5 3 (3.95%) SSH
5 3 (3.95%) TACACS
5 3 (3.95%) VLAN
6 2 (2.63%) FTP
6 2 (2.63%) HTTP
6 2 (2.63%) Internet
6 2 (2.63%) LDAP
6 2 (2.63%) SAN
6 2 (2.63%) SSL
6 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) Big Data
3 2 (2.63%) DB2
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.32%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.32%) MSI
2 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Analyst
2 27 (35.53%) Security Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Consultant
4 10 (13.16%) Architect
4 10 (13.16%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Security Consultant
5 9 (11.84%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Security Architect
6 7 (9.21%) SIEM Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) SOC Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Information Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (3.95%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) OAuth
2 3 (3.95%) OpenID
2 3 (3.95%) SailPoint
2 3 (3.95%) SAML
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) J2EE
3 2 (2.63%) JSP
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.32%) JMS
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.32%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Cyber Attack
1 9 (11.84%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.63%) CESG
3 2 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.63%) Clustering
3 2 (2.63%) Grid Computing
3 2 (2.63%) HP Storage
3 2 (2.63%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.32%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.79%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 14 (18.42%) Unix
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.26%) Solaris
6 3 (3.95%) VMS
6 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.63%) AIX
8 1 (1.32%) CentOS
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Information Security
2 25 (32.89%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (30.26%) SIEM
3 23 (30.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 21 (27.63%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (23.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 14 (18.42%) Security Operations
7 12 (15.79%) Patch Management
8 10 (13.16%) Analytics
8 10 (13.16%) Case Management
8 10 (13.16%) Data Analytics
8 10 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
8 10 (13.16%) Security Monitoring
9 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (9.21%) Coaching
10 7 (9.21%) Data Privacy
10 7 (9.21%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (9.21%) Line Management
11 6 (7.89%) Project Management
12 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) Java
2 3 (3.95%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) C++
3 1 (1.32%) Perl
3 1 (1.32%) PHP
3 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) Python
3 1 (1.32%) VB
3 1 (1.32%) VBScript
3 1 (1.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) CISSP
2 16 (21.05%) SANS
2 16 (21.05%) SSCP
3 11 (14.47%) CISM
3 11 (14.47%) Degree
4 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.63%) CLAS
6 1 (1.32%) CEH
6 1 (1.32%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.32%) GISP
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB
6 1 (1.32%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (10.53%) GDPR
4 7 (9.21%) COBIT
5 3 (3.95%) GPG13
5 3 (3.95%) PA-DSS
6 2 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (2.63%) JSP 440
6 2 (2.63%) RMADS
6 2 (2.63%) SLA
7 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) Nessus
2 13 (17.11%) Nmap
2 13 (17.11%) QRadar
3 10 (13.16%) Nexpose
4 3 (3.95%) SCCM
5 2 (2.63%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.63%) OpenView
5 2 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Ansible
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.32%) SCOM
6 1 (1.32%) Sysprep
6 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) Splunk
2 19 (25.00%) Symantec
3 17 (22.37%) ArcSight
4 15 (19.74%) Intel Security
5 11 (14.47%) Intel
5 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.16%) NetWitness
6 10 (13.16%) Tufin
6 10 (13.16%) VMware
7 9 (11.84%) AlgoSec
7 9 (11.84%) Apple
7 9 (11.84%) Cisco
8 8 (10.53%) Snow
9 6 (7.89%) AlienVault
9 6 (7.89%) F5
9 6 (7.89%) Palo Alto
9 6 (7.89%) ScanSafe
10 5 (6.58%) EMC
10 5 (6.58%) Oracle
10 5 (6.58%) ServiceNow
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago