Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 890 827
Rank change year-on-year +16 -63 +56
Contract jobs citing TickIT 4 4 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.031% 0.033% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
UK median daily rate - £338 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.53% +62.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £338 £365
% change year-on-year - -7.53% +62.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.33% -23.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £29.50 £31.75 £40.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £35.25 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +49.25% -23.43% +2.94%

TickIT is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 13045 12032 13624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8531 7827 8619
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 432 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +2.97% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.23 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

TickIT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TickIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TickIT in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TickIT over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TickIT in the UK

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Top 6 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 4 - - 1
UK excluding London +29 3 - - 1
South East - 2 - - 1
Midlands +26 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - -
London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Information Management
4 1 (25.00%) Document Management
4 1 (25.00%) Logistics
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) EDMS
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) QMS
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability

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Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) EDMS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) QMS
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle