The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Management
Rank 125 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 31 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.67% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.87% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 11
Average daily rate £325 £537 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% +15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £410 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+35.13% +131.25%
Quality Management
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire +4 12 £300 -14.28%
Manchester -17 11 £500 -13.94% 4
Cumbria - 4 - -
Lancashire -1 2 £450 -
Merseyside -2 1 - -
Quality Management
England

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 31 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (48.39%) Finance
3 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
3 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
4 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
5 18 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (27.42%) MS Visio
7 15 (24.19%) BPMN
8 14 (22.58%) MCTS
8 14 (22.58%) SAP
8 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (16.13%) Migration
10 9 (14.52%) Retail
10 9 (14.52%) ETL
10 9 (14.52%) SQL
10 9 (14.52%) Oracle
10 9 (14.52%) ITIL
10 9 (14.52%) Change Control
11 8 (12.90%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (12.90%) Windows
11 8 (12.90%) MS Office
11 8 (12.90%) Project Management
11 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
11 8 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (11.29%) Logistics
12 7 (11.29%) Project Planning
12 7 (11.29%) Requirements Management
12 7 (11.29%) MS Project
13 6 (9.68%) Six Sigma

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (27.42%) MS Visio
3 8 (12.90%) MS Office
4 7 (11.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (9.68%) SAP PM
3 5 (8.06%) SAP QM
4 1 (1.61%) Primavera
4 1 (1.61%) SAP CS
4 1 (1.61%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.61%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 30 (48.39%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.61%) Military
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Analyst
1 14 (22.58%) Consultant
2 11 (17.74%) Process Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Process Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Service Manager
6 6 (9.68%) SAP Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Manager
7 5 (8.06%) IT Manager
7 5 (8.06%) IT Services Manager
7 5 (8.06%) PMO Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.06%) SAP QM Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Supply Chain Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Supply Chain Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Validation Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Server Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Apache Flex
1 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) User Experience
2 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (24.19%) BPMN
4 10 (16.13%) Migration
5 9 (14.52%) Change Control
5 9 (14.52%) ETL
5 9 (14.52%) ITIL
6 8 (12.90%) Project Management
7 7 (11.29%) Logistics
7 7 (11.29%) Project Planning
7 7 (11.29%) Requirements Management
8 6 (9.68%) Lean Six Sigma
8 6 (9.68%) Process Improvement
8 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Management
8 6 (9.68%) Six Sigma
9 5 (8.06%) ERP
9 5 (8.06%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.45%) Document Management
10 4 (6.45%) Time Management
10 4 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) Ada
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
3 14 (22.58%) MCTS
3 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.45%) Degree
5 4 (6.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (4.84%) APMP
6 3 (4.84%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.84%) PMP
7 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (4.84%) GAMP
2 3 (4.84%) GMP
3 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.58%) SAP
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) Citrix
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.61%) Siemens
5 1 (1.61%) Talend