The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank 598 598 590
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing TickIT 23 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.004% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 0.044% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £348
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -
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UK

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
4477 4592 4639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.78% 9.07% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2831 2853
Median daily rate £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 150 205
Median hourly rate £23.17 £25.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.14% +27.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

TickIT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing TickIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in England

TickIT
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

TickIT
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

TickIT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT within the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
East Midlands - 8 £400 -
East of England +10 7 £325 -
West Midlands - 6 £325 - 1
South West +1 2 - -
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UK

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TickIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for TickIT.

1 31 (96.88%) ISO 9001
2 25 (78.13%) ITIL
3 22 (68.75%) UML
3 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (68.75%) Waterfall
4 20 (62.50%) V-Model
4 20 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (62.50%) JIRA
5 18 (56.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
7 6 (18.75%) QA
7 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
8 5 (15.63%) High Availability
9 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 3 (9.38%) Service Management
10 3 (9.38%) Unix
11 2 (6.25%) Line Management
11 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
11 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (6.25%) Windows
11 2 (6.25%) Linux
11 2 (6.25%) SQL
11 2 (6.25%) MS Office
11 2 (6.25%) C
11 2 (6.25%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DB2
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (62.50%) JIRA
1 20 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (56.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.13%) CppUnit
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Configuration Engineer
1 20 (62.50%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 20 (62.50%) Release Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Quality Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Software Quality Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Software Release Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) UAT Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) CMDB
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) ITIL
2 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) UML
2 22 (68.75%) Waterfall
3 20 (62.50%) V-Model
4 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.63%) High Availability
6 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Service Management
8 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Line Management
8 2 (6.25%) Logistics
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.13%) Release Management
9 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) COBOL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) VB
2 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PMP
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (96.88%) ISO 9001
2 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (18.75%) QA
4 1 (3.13%) Def Stans
4 1 (3.13%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow