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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Q1 Labs over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Q1 Labs
Rank - - 548
Contract jobs citing Q1 Labs 0 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £444
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
24483 23959 21868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.98% 45.00% 46.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14290 13566 11614
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1101 1062 1184
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Q1 Labs
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Q1 Labs within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Q1 Labs also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Q1 Labs.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) ClearTrust
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (100.00%) LogLogic
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Q1 Labs
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Q1 Labs also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Q1 Labs. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) LogLogic
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark