The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Q1 Labs products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Q1 Labs over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Q1 Labs.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Q1 Labs
Rank 594 615 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing Q1 Labs 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.008% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.005% 0.019% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £365 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Q1 Labs
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20928 21568 23049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.39% 42.49% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12901 12843 13864
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 910 1138
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Q1 Labs
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Q1 Labs as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Q1 Labs Jobs Demand Trend in England

Q1 Labs
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Q1 Labs across the England region.

Q1 Labs Daily Rate Trend in England

Q1 Labs
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Q1 Labs within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +1 1 £365 -8.75%
Q1 Labs
UK

Q1 Labs
Top 27 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Q1 Labs also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Q1 Labs.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) ZABBIX
1 2 (100.00%) Zenoss
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Gemalto
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) Opsview
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) PKI

Q1 Labs
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (100.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) Opsview
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) ZABBIX
1 2 (100.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Gemalto
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
1 2 (100.00%) VMware