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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank 605 601 596
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing TickIT 24 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.11% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £316 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -25.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 -
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -
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
4528 4649 4493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.05% 9.41% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2932 2990 2779
Median daily rate £425 £419 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 150 210
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £12.10 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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

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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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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 +14 7 £325 -
West Midlands - 6 £325 - 1
South West -6 3 - -
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UK

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 30 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 23 (76.67%) ITIL
3 22 (73.33%) UML
3 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (73.33%) Waterfall
4 20 (66.67%) JIRA
4 20 (66.67%) V-Model
4 20 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (20.00%) QA
6 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (16.67%) High Availability
7 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.33%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
10 2 (6.67%) Logistics
10 2 (6.67%) Military
10 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
10 2 (6.67%) Unix
10 2 (6.67%) Windows
10 2 (6.67%) Linux
10 2 (6.67%) MS Office
10 2 (6.67%) C
10 2 (6.67%) SQL
10 2 (6.67%) Oracle
10 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing

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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 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) JIRA
1 20 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.33%) CppUnit
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Military
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Configuration Engineer
1 20 (66.67%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 20 (66.67%) Release Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Software Quality Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Software Release Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) UAT Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) CMDB
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) ITIL
2 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (73.33%) UML
2 22 (73.33%) Waterfall
3 20 (66.67%) V-Model
4 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.67%) High Availability
6 3 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Logistics
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Change Control
8 1 (3.33%) Line Management
8 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) QMS
8 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 6 (20.00%) QA
3 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (6.67%) Def Stans
5 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
5 1 (3.33%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle