The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Q1 Labs
UK
Rank - 637 630
Contract jobs citing Q1 Labs 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.013% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £500 £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 - - -

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Q1 Labs
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Q1 Labs as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Q1 Labs in the UK

Q1 Labs
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Q1 Labs in the UK

Q1 Labs
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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