The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
TickIT
UK
Rank - 626 620
Contract jobs citing TickIT 0 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.030% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.27% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +52.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £328
% change year-on-year - +52.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £41.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.75 -

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 with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5286 5939 6240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.21% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3779 3778
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% +56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TickIT in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TickIT in the UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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%) High Availability
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
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
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) QA

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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
2 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
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%) 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
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
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%) Coaching
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%) Test Strategy
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%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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
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