Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Q1 Labs products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Q1 Labs over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Q1 Labs
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 862 858
Contract jobs citing Q1 Labs 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.005% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
England median daily rate - £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -
UK median daily rate - £320 £400
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Q1 Labs is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 39921 43976 45407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.82% 45.15% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 27201 27285
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1553 1947
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.23 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.95 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%

Q1 Labs
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Q1 Labs as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Q1 Labs in England

Q1 Labs
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Q1 Labs in England