Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 657 776 763
Rank change year-on-year +119 -13 +16
Contract jobs citing Qualys 156 134 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 88 95
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +0.54% +2.22%
10th Percentile £275 £332 £368
90th Percentile £775 £730 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £469 £444
% change year-on-year -10.67% +5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 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 36,578 44,161 44,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.43% 42.32% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,951 27,382 27,415
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.99%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,495 1,684 1,482
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.80 £10.59
90th Percentile £51.71 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% +1.52% -

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 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 14 November 2019. 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 +103 132 £500 +8.11% 28
London +87 79 £575 +26.03% 14
UK excluding London +87 65 £419 -10.67% 15
South East +49 32 £425 -20.00% 5
Scotland +41 11 £300 -50.00%
North of England +34 7 £300 -24.05% 1
East of England +31 7 £288 - 1
Midlands +45 6 £625 +56.25% 5
North West +10 6 £288 -34.29% 1
East Midlands - 4 £625 - 1
West Midlands +29 2 £538 +34.38% 4
Yorkshire +28 1 £400 +1.27%
South West +15 1 £300 -36.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 with a requirement for Qualys.

1 70 (44.87%) Vulnerability Management
2 69 (44.23%) Splunk
3 65 (41.67%) Linux
4 63 (40.38%) AWS
5 61 (39.10%) Nessus
6 54 (34.62%) Security Operations
7 50 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 50 (32.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (30.13%) Security Cleared
9 46 (29.49%) SIEM
9 46 (29.49%) Python
9 46 (29.49%) Information Security
10 45 (28.85%) Ruby
11 43 (27.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 42 (26.92%) Firewall
13 41 (26.28%) NIST
14 40 (25.64%) Windows
14 40 (25.64%) Finance
15 38 (24.36%) ITIL
16 37 (23.72%) Perl
16 37 (23.72%) JSON
16 37 (23.72%) Bash Shell
16 37 (23.72%) Cybersecurity
16 37 (23.72%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (23.08%) Suricata
18 35 (22.44%) CISSP
18 35 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
19 34 (21.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 33 (21.15%) VPN
20 33 (21.15%) Microsoft

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 8 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.56%) IIS
4 3 (1.92%) Apache
4 3 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (40.38%) AWS
2 20 (12.82%) Azure
3 12 (7.69%) Datadog
4 11 (7.05%) GitHub
4 11 (7.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (6.41%) IaaS
5 10 (6.41%) SaaS
6 8 (5.13%) PaaS
7 5 (3.21%) GCP
8 4 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.92%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.92%) Office 365
10 2 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (1.28%) Route 53
11 1 (0.64%) Apigee
11 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.92%) Firewall
2 33 (21.15%) VPN
3 19 (12.18%) Internet
4 16 (10.26%) DNS
5 12 (7.69%) Network Security
6 9 (5.77%) IPsec
7 8 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (3.85%) VLAN
9 5 (3.21%) HTTP
9 5 (3.21%) HTTPS
9 5 (3.21%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.56%) NAS
10 4 (2.56%) OSPF
10 4 (2.56%) SAN
11 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.28%) DHCP
11 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.28%) VoIP
12 1 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) Big Data
1 3 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (17.31%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.26%) JIRA
2 16 (10.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (7.05%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.64%) Snyk
4 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (25.64%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Banking
3 9 (5.77%) Retail
4 5 (3.21%) Legal
4 5 (3.21%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) International Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (26.92%) Analyst
2 25 (16.03%) Security Analyst
3 24 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
4 21 (13.46%) Security Engineer
5 18 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.97%) Operations Analyst
6 14 (8.97%) Security Operations Analyst
7 13 (8.33%) Architect
8 10 (6.41%) Security Architect
9 9 (5.77%) Consultant
9 9 (5.77%) IT Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) Vulnerability Analyst
11 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.85%) Security Consultant
13 5 (3.21%) Desktop Support
13 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 5 (3.21%) Network Analyst
13 5 (3.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.72%) JSON
2 24 (15.38%) Web Services
3 8 (5.13%) Node.js
4 6 (3.85%) LDAP
5 5 (3.21%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) Enterprise Cloud
2 17 (10.90%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.28%) NHS
7 2 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.28%) Shadow IT
8 1 (0.64%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.64%) PMI
8 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (41.67%) Linux
2 50 (32.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (25.64%) Windows
4 29 (18.59%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.13%) Debian
7 8 (5.13%) Mac OS X
7 8 (5.13%) openSUSE
7 8 (5.13%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.28%) CentOS
8 2 (1.28%) Unix
9 1 (0.64%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.87%) Vulnerability Management
2 54 (34.62%) Security Operations
3 46 (29.49%) Information Security
3 46 (29.49%) SIEM
4 43 (27.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 38 (24.36%) ITIL
6 37 (23.72%) Continuous Delivery
6 37 (23.72%) Cybersecurity
7 35 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (19.23%) DevOps
9 27 (17.31%) Threat Intelligence
10 25 (16.03%) Security Architecture
11 23 (14.74%) Identity Management
12 22 (14.10%) OWASP
12 22 (14.10%) Patch Management
13 19 (12.18%) Security Management
14 17 (10.90%) Open Source
14 17 (10.90%) Threat Management
15 16 (10.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 16 (10.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (29.49%) Python
2 45 (28.85%) Ruby
3 37 (23.72%) Bash Shell
3 37 (23.72%) Perl
4 11 (7.05%) Java
5 8 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.92%) SQL
8 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (30.13%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.44%) CISSP
3 20 (12.82%) AWS Certification
4 17 (10.90%) RHCE
5 15 (9.62%) CISM
6 12 (7.69%) CISA
6 12 (7.69%) Degree
6 12 (7.69%) GIAC
6 12 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 11 (7.05%) CISMP
7 11 (7.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 11 (7.05%) ISSMP
7 11 (7.05%) SANS
8 9 (5.77%) CLAS
8 9 (5.77%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (3.21%) FFIEC
11 5 (3.21%) MCSE
12 3 (1.92%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (26.28%) NIST
3 34 (21.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 23 (14.74%) PCI DSS
5 19 (12.18%) COBIT
6 12 (7.69%) GDPR
7 5 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.92%) SLA
9 1 (0.64%) NCSC
System Software
1 29 (18.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.33%) Docker
3 10 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.92%) XenApp
5 3 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (39.10%) Nessus
2 36 (23.08%) Suricata
3 29 (18.59%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (8.33%) Puppet
5 12 (7.69%) QRadar
5 12 (7.69%) SCCM
6 11 (7.05%) SELinux
7 8 (5.13%) HP Fortify
7 8 (5.13%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (1.92%) Ansible
8 3 (1.92%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.28%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.28%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.64%) Nmap
10 1 (0.64%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.64%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 69 (44.23%) Splunk
2 33 (21.15%) Microsoft
3 31 (19.87%) Red Hat
4 18 (11.54%) McAfee
4 18 (11.54%) Symantec
5 16 (10.26%) ServiceNow
6 13 (8.33%) Rapid7
7 12 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (6.41%) Cisco
8 10 (6.41%) VMware
9 9 (5.77%) Adobe
9 9 (5.77%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.77%) Okta
10 6 (3.85%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.85%) Google
10 6 (3.85%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.21%) Workday
11 5 (3.21%) Zscaler
12 4 (2.56%) BeyondTrust
12 4 (2.56%) Varonis