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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TickIT
Rank 594 605 575
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -30
Contract jobs citing TickIT 39 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.009% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.84% 0.11% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£365 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+62.22% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £22.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.86% -16.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £22.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+98.86% -16.98%

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
4641 4444 3866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.96% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2692 2265
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 164
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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

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 19 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +29 38 £365 +62.22% 5
East Midlands +9 21 £400 +77.77%
Leicestershire +18 20 £400 +77.77%
Leicester +14 13 £400 +77.77%
West Midlands - 10 - -
Coventry - 9 - -
South East -23 3 - - 3
Bracknell - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - - 3
Bristol - 2 £350 -
South West - 2 £350 -
East of England - 2 £365 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £365 -
Luton - 1 £365 -
Wales - 1 - -
Powys - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £400 -
Derbyshire - 1 £400 -

TickIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 35 (79.55%) UML
2 34 (77.27%) ISO 9001
3 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (70.45%) Waterfall
4 31 (70.45%) MS Office
5 29 (65.91%) V-Model
6 28 (63.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (63.64%) MS Excel
7 25 (56.82%) Software Engineering
8 20 (45.45%) Computer Science
8 20 (45.45%) Degree
9 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (38.64%) ITIL
10 16 (36.36%) Visual Studio
11 14 (31.82%) SQL
11 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
11 14 (31.82%) Finance
12 13 (29.55%) C#
12 13 (29.55%) .NET
12 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
12 13 (29.55%) Web Services
13 11 (25.00%) JIRA
13 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
14 9 (20.45%) Life Science
14 9 (20.45%) Logistics
15 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (13.64%) C
16 6 (13.64%) C++

TickIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 31 (70.45%) MS Office
2 28 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 28 (63.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) LAN
1 1 (2.27%) VoIP
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) Wireless
1 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 11 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (25.00%) JIRA
2 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) NetBeans
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 17 (38.64%) Lead Software Engineer
3 12 (27.27%) Configuration Engineer
3 12 (27.27%) Release Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Configuration Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (2.27%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (2.27%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) Web Services
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
1 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) XHTML
3 2 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.45%) Life Science
4 6 (13.64%) CMDB
5 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (4.55%) Wiki
8 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
8 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
8 1 (2.27%) Statistics
8 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) UNIX
1 3 (6.82%) zOS
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) UML
2 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (70.45%) Waterfall
4 29 (65.91%) V-Model
5 25 (56.82%) Software Engineering
6 17 (38.64%) ITIL
7 9 (20.45%) Logistics
8 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.36%) Change Management
10 4 (9.09%) OO
10 4 (9.09%) OOD
10 4 (9.09%) SDLC
11 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
11 3 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
11 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.82%) Service Management
11 3 (6.82%) Information Management
11 3 (6.82%) ITSM
12 2 (4.55%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) C++
3 6 (13.64%) VB
3 6 (13.64%) C
4 4 (9.09%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) COBOL
5 3 (6.82%) VB6
5 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 20 (45.45%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) Chartered Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) CCNA
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (77.27%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.27%) DO-254
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
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