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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Q1 Labs
UK
Rank - 617 -
Contract jobs citing Q1 Labs 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.023% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
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
20253 21946 23184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.25% 43.21% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12437 12898 13601
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 761 868 1017
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (100.00%) Zenoss
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Gemalto
1 1 (100.00%) Splunk
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (100.00%) Opsview
1 1 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation

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 (100.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Platform Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Opsview
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (100.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Gemalto
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Splunk
1 1 (100.00%) VMware