The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank 29 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TickIT 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.20% - 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.53% - 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £528
% change year-on-year
- -24.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 - -
TickIT
Leicestershire

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 Leicester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
19 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 11.45% 8.84% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate £298 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £322 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £344 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) MS Office
1 16 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 16 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 16 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 16 (100.00%) High Availability
2 14 (87.50%) Waterfall
2 14 (87.50%) V-Model
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) UML
3 11 (68.75%) Computer Science
3 11 (68.75%) Degree
4 9 (56.25%) JIRA
4 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (56.25%) ITIL
4 9 (56.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
6 7 (43.75%) Life Science
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
7 5 (31.25%) C#
7 5 (31.25%) CMDB
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Logistics
8 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 16 (100.00%) MS Office
1 16 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
1 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (56.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Configuration Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Release Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Configuration Manager
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Manager
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Release Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Release and Configuration Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Computer Science
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (43.75%) Life Science
4 5 (31.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) High Availability
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) UML
2 14 (87.50%) V-Model
2 14 (87.50%) Waterfall
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Logistics
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle