The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TickIT
Rank 610 585 536
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -49
Contract jobs citing TickIT 2 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.046% 0.21% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
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£328 £385 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.93% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £345 £374
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4323 4268 3533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.74% 7.94% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2630 2585 2105
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 191 128
Average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £46.61 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +36.58%

TickIT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Trend

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

TickIT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

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

TickIT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
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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
England -24 2 £328 -14.93% 3
East of England - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £328 -
South East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £328 -

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Economics
3 1 (20.00%) eTOM
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) CMMI
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Thin Client

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Economics
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
3 1 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) eTOM
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint