Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 682 777 786
Rank change year-on-year +95 +9 -10
Contract jobs citing Qualys 167 120 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 72 59
UK median daily rate £588 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.56% -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £388 £316 £400
90th Percentile £750 £679 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £488
% change year-on-year +8.11% -5.13% +21.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 39,343 43,303 42,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.58% 41.57% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,495 26,794 25,730
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,407 1,614 1,435
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.29 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.90 £16.50 £16.36
% change year-on-year +8.48% +0.89% -6.54%

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 21 July 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 12 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 21 July 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 +105 154 £600 +41.18% 22
London +84 97 £650 +52.94% 9
UK excluding London +37 63 £500 +8.11% 14
South East +30 42 £513 +18.50% 2
East of England +11 6 £525 +10.53% 2
Scotland +28 5 £300 -48.28%
North of England +22 5 £275 -30.38% 6
North West - 4 £275 - 3
Midlands +27 3 £625 +38.89% 3
East Midlands - 3 £625 - 2
Wales +3 2 - -
Yorkshire +27 1 £400 +1.27% 3

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 95 (56.89%) Linux
2 84 (50.30%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (49.10%) Splunk
4 75 (44.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 65 (38.92%) Red Hat
6 64 (38.32%) SIEM
6 64 (38.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 61 (36.53%) Opscode Chef
8 59 (35.33%) DevOps
9 58 (34.73%) Jenkins
10 57 (34.13%) Security Operations
11 56 (33.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 54 (32.34%) Git (software)
13 53 (31.74%) Nessus
13 53 (31.74%) RHCE
13 53 (31.74%) Puppet
14 51 (30.54%) NIST
14 51 (30.54%) Python
15 50 (29.94%) Sonatype Nexus
16 46 (27.54%) Vulnerability Management
16 46 (27.54%) Ansible
17 45 (26.95%) Cybersecurity
18 42 (25.15%) Windows
18 42 (25.15%) Web Services
19 39 (23.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 38 (22.75%) PCI DSS
21 37 (22.16%) Security Cleared
21 37 (22.16%) Finance
21 37 (22.16%) AWS Certification
22 33 (19.76%) Firewall

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 7 (4.19%) IIS
2 4 (2.40%) Apache
2 4 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 84 (50.30%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (13.17%) Datadog
4 13 (7.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (7.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (6.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (5.39%) IaaS
7 9 (5.39%) SaaS
8 8 (4.79%) PaaS
9 4 (2.40%) Office 365
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.80%) GitHub
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.20%) Serverless
12 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.76%) Firewall
2 14 (8.38%) Network Security
3 13 (7.78%) Internet
4 9 (5.39%) VPN
5 7 (4.19%) DNS
6 6 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (3.59%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.99%) SAN
7 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.40%) NAS
9 3 (1.80%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (1.80%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.80%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.80%) LAN
9 3 (1.80%) NFC
9 3 (1.80%) Sourcefire
9 3 (1.80%) WAN
10 2 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (7.19%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.99%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.39%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (4.19%) Amazon Aurora
6 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.40%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.80%) Big Data
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.20%) MySQL
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (34.73%) Jenkins
2 54 (32.34%) Git (software)
3 50 (29.94%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (5.39%) JIRA
5 8 (4.79%) SonarQube
6 6 (3.59%) Burp Suite
6 6 (3.59%) Snyk
7 5 (2.99%) Metasploit
8 4 (2.40%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.40%) Cobertura
8 4 (2.40%) Gradle
9 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.60%) MSI
11 1 (0.60%) WiX
General
1 37 (22.16%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Retail
3 5 (2.99%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.99%) Law
4 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.80%) Back Office
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) German Language
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (17.96%) Security Engineer
2 25 (14.97%) Architect
3 19 (11.38%) Analyst
4 18 (10.78%) Security Architect
5 17 (10.18%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (10.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (8.98%) Consultant
7 14 (8.38%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.99%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) Security Analyst
9 9 (5.39%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 9 (5.39%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 7 (4.19%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (4.19%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 6 (3.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 5 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
13 5 (2.99%) Security Manager
13 5 (2.99%) Server Engineer
13 5 (2.99%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.15%) Web Services
2 13 (7.78%) JSON
3 8 (4.79%) Node.js
4 7 (4.19%) SAML
5 5 (2.99%) OAuth
5 5 (2.99%) OpenID
6 4 (2.40%) boto
7 3 (1.80%) .NET
8 2 (1.20%) .NET Core
8 2 (1.20%) LDAP
8 2 (1.20%) REST
9 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.60%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Public Cloud
2 10 (5.99%) Enterprise Cloud
2 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.79%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.59%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.59%) PKI
5 5 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.20%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.60%) PMI
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (56.89%) Linux
2 75 (44.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (25.15%) Windows
4 30 (17.96%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.99%) Ubuntu
6 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.79%) Debian
7 8 (4.79%) Mac OS X
7 8 (4.79%) openSUSE
7 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.19%) Solaris
9 5 (2.99%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.20%) Unix
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (38.32%) SIEM
1 64 (38.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 59 (35.33%) DevOps
3 57 (34.13%) Security Operations
4 46 (27.54%) Vulnerability Management
5 45 (26.95%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (19.16%) Data Analysis
7 31 (18.56%) ITIL
7 31 (18.56%) Threat Management
8 28 (16.77%) Information Security
9 22 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (10.78%) Change Management
10 18 (10.78%) OWASP
11 17 (10.18%) Incident Management
12 16 (9.58%) Patch Management
13 15 (8.98%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (8.38%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (7.78%) Security Testing
16 12 (7.19%) Security Hardening
16 12 (7.19%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) Python
2 22 (13.17%) Ruby
3 19 (11.38%) Java
4 17 (10.18%) Perl
5 15 (8.98%) Bash Shell
6 13 (7.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.79%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.79%) SQL
8 5 (2.99%) C#
8 5 (2.99%) C++
8 5 (2.99%) Go
9 4 (2.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) F#
11 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (31.74%) RHCE
2 37 (22.16%) AWS Certification
2 37 (22.16%) Security Cleared
3 29 (17.37%) SC Cleared
4 25 (14.97%) CISSP
5 11 (6.59%) CISM
6 9 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.39%) Degree
7 8 (4.79%) CLAS
8 7 (4.19%) CISA
8 7 (4.19%) GIAC
9 5 (2.99%) CREST Certified
9 5 (2.99%) PhD
9 5 (2.99%) SANS
10 4 (2.40%) CCNP
10 4 (2.40%) CCSP
10 4 (2.40%) CEH
10 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.40%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (1.80%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (33.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (30.54%) NIST
3 39 (23.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 38 (22.75%) PCI DSS
5 14 (8.38%) GDPR
6 12 (7.19%) COBIT
7 4 (2.40%) SLA
8 3 (1.80%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (1.80%) ISO 22301
8 3 (1.80%) ISO 31000
8 3 (1.80%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.60%) NCSC
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.59%) Docker
3 9 (5.39%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (1.80%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.80%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.80%) XenApp
5 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (36.53%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (31.74%) Nessus
2 53 (31.74%) Puppet
3 46 (27.54%) Ansible
4 31 (18.56%) SELinux
5 15 (8.98%) Suricata
6 8 (4.79%) HP Fortify
6 8 (4.79%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.79%) Terraform
7 6 (3.59%) QRadar
8 5 (2.99%) IBM BigFix
8 5 (2.99%) Nmap
8 5 (2.99%) Sysdig
9 4 (2.40%) Mesos
9 4 (2.40%) Rancher
9 4 (2.40%) SCCM
10 3 (1.80%) IBM Guardium
10 3 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 2 (1.20%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 82 (49.10%) Splunk
2 65 (38.92%) Red Hat
3 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
4 21 (12.57%) CheckPoint
4 21 (12.57%) Cisco
4 21 (12.57%) McAfee
5 18 (10.78%) Oracle
6 14 (8.38%) Fortinet
6 14 (8.38%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.59%) Citrix
7 11 (6.59%) Cloudera
7 11 (6.59%) Trend Micro
8 10 (5.99%) Symantec
9 9 (5.39%) Adobe
9 9 (5.39%) ArcSight
9 9 (5.39%) Barracuda Networks
9 9 (5.39%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (4.79%) CyberArk
10 8 (4.79%) IBM
10 8 (4.79%) Rapid7