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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 578 618
Rank change year-on-year -2 +40  
Contract jobs citing Qualys 30 76 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.14% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.31% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 14
Median daily rate £475 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £343 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £380 £450
% change year-on-year +31.44% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 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 20658 24248 24553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.91% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 14933 14366
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 832 1088
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.45 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +7.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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 21 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 27 June 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 -19 30 £475 +11.11% 13
London -7 17 £456 -3.94% 6
City of London -7 7 £450 -4.25% 1
South East +4 6 £500 +24.87% 1
Surrey +9 2 £500 +8.00%
South West -1 2 £513 +46.42%
Oxfordshire -4 2 £475 -
East of England -6 2 £300 +7.14% 3
Bristol - 2 £513 -
East Midlands - 2 £481 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £481 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £300 -
Nottingham - 2 £481 -
Oxford - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 - 1
West Sussex +11 1 £500 +15.60% 1
North West +11 1 £500 -
Manchester +9 1 £500 -
Hampshire +8 1 £600 +33.33%
Crawley 0 1 £500 - 1
Basingstoke -12 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 29 (45.31%) Splunk
2 27 (42.19%) Firewall
3 25 (39.06%) Information Security
4 20 (31.25%) CISSP
4 20 (31.25%) SIEM
5 19 (29.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 19 (29.69%) PCI DSS
6 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
6 17 (26.56%) CISM
7 16 (25.00%) Windows
7 16 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (23.44%) Degree
9 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (21.88%) VMware
9 14 (21.88%) Finance
10 13 (20.31%) Symantec
11 12 (18.75%) Cisco
11 12 (18.75%) Linux
11 12 (18.75%) Tufin
11 12 (18.75%) COBIT
11 12 (18.75%) PKI
11 12 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (17.19%) ArcSight
12 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
12 11 (17.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (15.63%) Management Information System
13 10 (15.63%) Line Management
13 10 (15.63%) Network Security
13 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure

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 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.56%) JBoss
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.50%) Mimecast
3 8 (12.50%) SaaS
4 4 (6.25%) IaaS
4 4 (6.25%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.13%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.19%) Firewall
2 10 (15.63%) Network Security
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (6.25%) SSL
6 4 (6.25%) TACACS
6 4 (6.25%) VLAN
7 3 (4.69%) SAN
7 3 (4.69%) SSH
7 3 (4.69%) VPN
8 2 (3.13%) DMZ
8 2 (3.13%) DNS
8 2 (3.13%) HTTP
8 2 (3.13%) ICMP
8 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.56%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) Burp Suite
2 2 (3.13%) Subversion
3 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) International Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Analyst
1 23 (35.94%) Security Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Architect
2 11 (17.19%) Consultant
3 10 (15.63%) IT Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Security Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Security Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) CyberArk Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) OAuth
1 4 (6.25%) OpenID
1 4 (6.25%) SailPoint
1 4 (6.25%) SAML
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
2 2 (3.13%) POSIX
3 1 (1.56%) JMS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.56%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) PKI
2 10 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.13%) CESG
6 2 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.13%) NHS
6 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.25%) Solaris
4 4 (6.25%) VMS
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) AIX
6 2 (3.13%) Unix
7 1 (1.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Information Security
2 20 (31.25%) SIEM
3 19 (29.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (17.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (15.63%) Line Management
7 10 (15.63%) Security Operations
8 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (12.50%) Coaching
9 8 (12.50%) Data Privacy
10 6 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (9.38%) Process Improvement
10 6 (9.38%) SDLC
11 5 (7.81%) ITIL
11 5 (7.81%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.25%) Identity Management
12 4 (6.25%) Migration
12 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) Python
1 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) Perl
2 1 (1.56%) PHP
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) VB
2 1 (1.56%) VBScript
2 1 (1.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) CISSP
2 17 (26.56%) CISM
3 15 (23.44%) Degree
4 9 (14.06%) SSCP
5 7 (10.94%) SANS
6 4 (6.25%) GCIA
6 4 (6.25%) GCIH
7 2 (3.13%) CASP
7 2 (3.13%) CEH
7 2 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.13%) CLAS
7 2 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.56%) GISP
8 1 (1.56%) ISEB
8 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.69%) PCI DSS
2 16 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (18.75%) COBIT
4 8 (12.50%) GDPR
5 4 (6.25%) GPG13
5 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (3.13%) RMADS
8 1 (1.56%) COSO
8 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.13%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.13%) iptables
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Nessus
2 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.25%) QRadar
3 3 (4.69%) Ansible
3 3 (4.69%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (3.13%) CSIRT
4 2 (3.13%) Nmap
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) Salt
4 2 (3.13%) SCCM
4 2 (3.13%) SELinux
4 2 (3.13%) WSUS
5 1 (1.56%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.56%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.56%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (45.31%) Splunk
2 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.88%) VMware
4 13 (20.31%) Symantec
5 12 (18.75%) Cisco
5 12 (18.75%) Tufin
6 11 (17.19%) ArcSight
7 8 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 8 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 7 (10.94%) McAfee
9 6 (9.38%) AlgoSec
9 6 (9.38%) AlienVault
9 6 (9.38%) CyberArk
10 5 (7.81%) F5
10 5 (7.81%) FireEye
10 5 (7.81%) Forcepoint
10 5 (7.81%) IBM
10 5 (7.81%) Sourcefire
11 4 (6.25%) CA
11 4 (6.25%) EMC
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