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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank 623 611 641
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +30
Contract jobs citing TickIT 4 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.048% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.082% 0.47% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £338 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £46.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.41%

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
4907 5527 5291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 10.10% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3190 3389 3397
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 209 219
Median hourly rate £20.74 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.06% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-10.20% +12.35%

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 4 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 5 December 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
Leicester +3 4 £338 -
Leicestershire -5 4 £338 -
East Midlands -9 4 £338 -
England -21 4 £338 -15.62%

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) V-Model
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Lead Software Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Development Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) High Availability
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) V-Model
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (20.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle