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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank 572 577 559
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing TickIT 8 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.007% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.069% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate £400 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
- -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 - -
TickIT
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
4611 4361 3977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 9.46% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2905 2707 2335
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 150
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +31.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £10.97 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £47.90 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

TickIT
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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East - 6 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
TickIT
UK

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 52 (94.55%) ISO 9001
2 39 (70.91%) MS Excel
2 39 (70.91%) MS Office
2 39 (70.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 39 (70.91%) High Availability
3 38 (69.09%) V-Model
3 38 (69.09%) Waterfall
3 38 (69.09%) UML
3 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (63.64%) ITIL
5 25 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 25 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (45.45%) JIRA
6 19 (34.55%) Degree
7 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
8 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
9 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (21.82%) SQL
10 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
11 10 (18.18%) Finance
12 8 (14.55%) .NET
12 8 (14.55%) C#
12 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
12 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
12 8 (14.55%) Web Services
12 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.55%) Life Science
12 8 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (12.73%) CMDB
13 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence

TickIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 39 (70.91%) MS Excel
1 39 (70.91%) MS Office
1 39 (70.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) DB2
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (45.45%) JIRA
1 25 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 25 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.82%) Manufacturing
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Local Government
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Configuration Engineer
1 24 (43.64%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 24 (43.64%) Release Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Software Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Lead Software Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Software Quality Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) ICT Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) COBOL Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Developer
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL Configuration Manager
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
1 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
1 8 (14.55%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.55%) Life Science
4 7 (12.73%) CMDB
5 3 (5.45%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (5.45%) zOS
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (70.91%) High Availability
2 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (69.09%) UML
2 38 (69.09%) V-Model
2 38 (69.09%) Waterfall
3 35 (63.64%) ITIL
4 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (12.73%) Logistics
5 7 (12.73%) Service Management
6 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.27%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security Management
7 3 (5.45%) ITSM
7 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.45%) Security Management
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) C#
3 6 (10.91%) VB
4 3 (5.45%) C
4 3 (5.45%) COBOL
4 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.45%) VB6
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) Chartered Engineer
2 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (94.55%) ISO 9001
2 8 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (9.09%) QA
4 1 (1.82%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
4 1 (1.82%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle