The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for TickIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

TickIT
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 265 265
Contract jobs citing TickIT 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.19% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £328
% change year-on-year - +37.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.29% +8.12%  

TickIT is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 932 1074 1287
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.77% 11.42% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 619 655
Median daily rate £425 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +1.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 37
Median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -27.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing TickIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for TickIT in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TickIT in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for TickIT in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TickIT in the South East