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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Q1 Labs
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Q1 Labs 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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
23943 25081 23862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.59% 44.79% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14785 14539 13536
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 1148 1061
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

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 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Novell
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) NetIQ
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Splunk
1 4 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 4 (100.00%) SIEM
1 4 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (100.00%) Tripwire
1 4 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 4 (100.00%) Security Operations Centre
1 4 (100.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (75.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) SIEM Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) SOC Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Consultant
3 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) SOC Consultant
3 2 (50.00%) SOC Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 4 (100.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (75.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) LogRhythm
1 4 (100.00%) NetIQ
1 4 (100.00%) Novell
1 4 (100.00%) Splunk
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec
1 4 (100.00%) Tripwire