The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Q1 Labs products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Q1 Labs over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Q1 Labs
Rank 643 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Q1 Labs 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24320 25103 23902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.08% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14874 14716 13207
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 807 1080 1056
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Q1 Labs
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Q1 Labs Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Q1 Labs
Daily Rate Trend

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

Q1 Labs Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Q1 Labs
Top 2 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 £275 -
England - 1 £275 -

Q1 Labs
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for Q1 Labs.

1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (50.00%) Opsview
2 1 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Novell
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (50.00%) NetIQ
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

Q1 Labs
Top Related 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 (50.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SOC Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SOC Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) Opsview
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (50.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Gemalto
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetIQ
2 1 (50.00%) Novell
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Tripwire
2 1 (50.00%) VMware