Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 513 832 887
Rank change year-on-year +319 +55 -9
Contract jobs citing TickIT 1 4 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.032% 0.044% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £313 £590 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.03% +43.03% -
10th Percentile £311 £590 £183
90th Percentile £314 £590 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.69 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.69 -

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 3,128 9,043 11,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.47% 10.32% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,824 5,570 7,167
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 408 397
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.23 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.82% -2.44% +1.21%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.30 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.43 £23.34 £21.63
% change year-on-year +0.39% +7.91% +8.15%

TickIT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for TickIT in the UK

TickIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TickIT.

Daily rate trend for TickIT in the UK

TickIT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TickIT.

Hourly rate trend for TickIT in the UK

TickIT
Top 4 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 1 October 2020. 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 +316 1 £313 -
UK excluding London +277 1 £313 -
North of England +128 1 £313 -
North West +87 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing TickIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for TickIT.

1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering

TickIT
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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Principal Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Principal Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (100.00%) QA