The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TickIT
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing TickIT 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
- -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 - -
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England

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
209 194 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.19% 8.78% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 100 63
Average daily rate £423 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £12.40 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £32.15 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

TickIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TickIT across the West Midlands region.

TickIT Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

TickIT
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 20 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 19 (95.00%) UML
2 19 (95.00%) MS Excel
2 19 (95.00%) MS Office
2 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (95.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 19 (95.00%) V-Model
2 19 (95.00%) Waterfall
2 19 (95.00%) High Availability
3 14 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (70.00%) JIRA
3 14 (70.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
5 1 (5.00%) QMS
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.00%) Simulink
5 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) ISO26262

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 19 (95.00%) MS Excel
1 19 (95.00%) MS Office
1 19 (95.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) JIRA
1 14 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (70.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Configuration Engineer
1 14 (70.00%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 14 (70.00%) Release Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) High Availability
1 19 (95.00%) UML
1 19 (95.00%) V-Model
1 19 (95.00%) Waterfall
2 14 (70.00%) ITIL
3 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) C++
1 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
2 1 (5.00%) ISO26262