The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TickIT
Rank 260 - 227
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TickIT 4 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.040% - 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.49% - 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £420
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -22.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.89%
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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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
821 622 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.28% 7.31% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 299 326
Average daily rate £360 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £467 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 23 71
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.10 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% +8.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £81.25 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

TickIT Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

TickIT Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) ISO 9001
2 4 (66.67%) OpenGL
2 4 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) CMMI
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

General
1 4 (66.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Software Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Head of ICT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO 9001