The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank 629 629 625
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing TickIT 13 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.078% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £325 £305 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -28.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £305 -
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
4938 5153 5072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.31% 9.20% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3167 3303 3135
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 186 214
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.40 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

TickIT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TickIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TickIT
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

TickIT
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

TickIT
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 13 £325 +6.55% 4
West Midlands - 6 £325 - 4
Coventry - 4 £325 -
Leicester - 3 £400 -
Leicestershire - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
East of England +17 2 £325 -
South West - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £325 -
Dorset - 2 - -

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TickIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TickIT.

1 29 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 23 (79.31%) UML
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (75.86%) Waterfall
4 21 (72.41%) ITIL
5 20 (68.97%) V-Model
5 20 (68.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (68.97%) JIRA
6 18 (62.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.24%) High Availability
9 4 (13.79%) QA
9 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (10.34%) Windows
11 2 (6.90%) Linux
11 2 (6.90%) Unix
11 2 (6.90%) MS Office
11 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
11 2 (6.90%) C
11 2 (6.90%) C++
11 2 (6.90%) SQL
11 2 (6.90%) Oracle
11 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
11 2 (6.90%) Military
11 2 (6.90%) Degree
11 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint

TickIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 20 (68.97%) JIRA
1 20 (68.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (62.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) CppUnit
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) NetBeans
General
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.90%) Military
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Configuration Engineer
1 20 (68.97%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 20 (68.97%) Release Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Software Quality Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Software Release Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Software Configuration Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) UAT Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) CMDB
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (79.31%) UML
2 22 (75.86%) Waterfall
3 21 (72.41%) ITIL
4 20 (68.97%) V-Model
5 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) High Availability
6 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Logistics
7 2 (6.90%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Human Factors
8 1 (3.45%) Project Management
8 1 (3.45%) QMS
8 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
8 1 (3.45%) Release Management
8 1 (3.45%) Service Management
8 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
1 2 (6.90%) C++
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 4 (13.79%) QA
3 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (6.90%) Def Stans
5 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (3.45%) DO-178B
5 1 (3.45%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft