The first table below looks at the demand for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Leicester region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TickIT
Rank 28 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing TickIT 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.88% 1.90% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 66.67% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£225 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £291 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.74% -16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 10.00% 2.86% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate £225 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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Leicestershire

TickIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

TickIT
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

TickIT Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

TickIT
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

TickIT Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
1 11 (100.00%) MS Office
1 11 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 11 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 11 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) UNIX
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) OLAP
3 5 (45.45%) HTTP
3 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) HTTPS
3 5 (45.45%) Star Schema
3 5 (45.45%) Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle OLAP

TickIT
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 11 (100.00%) MS Office
1 11 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 11 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) HTTP
1 5 (45.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Star Schema
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle OLAP
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle ODI
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 5 (45.45%) OLAP
2 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) UAT Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) UAT Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) OBIEE Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (36.36%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
1 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
1 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Analytics
2 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
1 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft