The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TickIT
Rank 573 558 525
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -33
Contract jobs citing TickIT 5 11 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.023% 0.093%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.30% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 18
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£225 £300 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £300 £203
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -41.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-16.98% -41.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4104 3695 4205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.85% 7.66% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2519 2218 2382
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 146 204
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TickIT across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TickIT across the England region.

TickIT Daily Rate Trend in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TickIT across the England region.

TickIT Hourly Rate Trend in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands -4 3 £225 -25.00% 2
South East +6 2 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
London - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TickIT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TickIT.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) CMMI

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TickIT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TickIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) UAT Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) Software Quality Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Head of ICT
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
1 1 (16.67%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (16.67%) Squid
1 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) IronPort
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