The table below looks at the statistics for Quality Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quality Management over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 65 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.49% 0.44% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.56% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£380 £386 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -18.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £418 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.17% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
- -17.15%
Quality Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
624 708 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.82% 77.29% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 313 318
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 54 13
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.78 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £59.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Quality Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Quality Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Quality Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quality Management across the Cheshire region.

Quality Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Quality Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management across the Cheshire region.

Quality Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Quality Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +7 2 - -
Chester - - - -
Quality Management
North West

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Quality Management 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 Quality Management.

1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Change Control
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) PMP
5 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
5 2 (18.18%) CA
5 2 (18.18%) Informatica
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (18.18%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Quality Management 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 Quality Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Data Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) PMO Lead
2 1 (9.09%) Service Level Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Quality Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Change Control
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
3 2 (18.18%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) VB
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PMP
1 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (18.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CA
2 2 (18.18%) Informatica
2 2 (18.18%) Symantec
2 2 (18.18%) SAP