The first table below looks at the demand for Quality Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quality Management over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 124 101 122
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 12 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.12% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate £508 £394 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +15.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £294 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £498 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -15.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Quality Management
England

Quality Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Quality Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Quality Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Quality Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Quality Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Quality Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Quality Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Quality Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Quality Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -19 6 £506 -
Manchester -12 2 - -
Cheshire -18 2 £410 -8.88%
Merseyside - - - -
Quality Management
England

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (40.91%) Project Management
1 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (36.36%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 6 (27.27%) CMS
4 6 (27.27%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) CMDB
5 5 (22.73%) Asset Management
5 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
5 5 (22.73%) ITSM
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
8 2 (9.09%) Internet
8 2 (9.09%) UML
8 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
8 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 2 (9.09%) MS Project
8 2 (9.09%) MS Office
8 2 (9.09%) VBA
8 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
8 2 (9.09%) Project Planning

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (27.27%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) EDRMS
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Service Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) PMO Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Records Manager
4 1 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) CMDB
2 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Informatics
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Project Management
1 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (36.36%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Asset Management
5 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
5 5 (22.73%) ITSM
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
8 2 (9.09%) UML
8 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
8 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 2 (9.09%) Time Management
8 2 (9.09%) Use Case
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Solvency II
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Planview
2 1 (4.55%) HP