The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TickIT
Rank 587 559 532
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -27
Contract jobs citing TickIT 3 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.027% 0.085%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.070% 0.36% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 17
Average daily rate
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£225 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% -16.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £291 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.74% -16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4284 3871 4413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.57% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2604 2310 2378
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 145 247
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%

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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 29 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 1 August 2014. 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
East Midlands -9 3 £225 -
Leicestershire -10 3 £225 -
England -15 3 £225 -22.74% 1
East of England - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
London - - - -
Luton - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) ISO 9001
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
4 9 (64.29%) MS Office
4 9 (64.29%) Oracle
4 9 (64.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
5 8 (57.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (50.00%) UNIX
6 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
7 6 (42.86%) ISEB
7 6 (42.86%) Degree
7 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
7 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
7 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (28.57%) XML
9 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
9 3 (21.43%) HTTP
9 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
9 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
9 3 (21.43%) OLAP
9 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
9 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
9 3 (21.43%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (21.43%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
1 9 (64.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (21.43%) OLAP
1 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle OLAP
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle ODI
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) UAT Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) UAT Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (21.43%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
2 1 (7.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) CMMI
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.14%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
1 1 (7.14%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
1 1 (7.14%) Squid
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.14%) IronPort
3 1 (7.14%) Progress
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft