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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Q1 Labs
Rank 645 - -
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
24149 24544 23718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.84% 44.52% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14843 14384 13349
Median daily rate £400 £390 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 1087 1007
Median hourly rate £20.45 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 4 (100.00%) Splunk
1 4 (100.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (75.00%) Tripwire
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) NetIQ
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Novell
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (25.00%) Zenoss
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Gemalto

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 (25.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
1 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) SIEM Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) SOC Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) Opsview
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (25.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Splunk
2 3 (75.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (75.00%) NetIQ
2 3 (75.00%) Novell
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Gemalto
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) VMware