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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 132 118 128
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 9 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
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£490 £430 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -9.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £418 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.17% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
- -17.15%
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
2386 2011 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.46% 72.99% 65.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 972 1038
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 126 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.70 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 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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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 +7 4 £380 -1.42%
Cumbria -4 2 £600 -
Manchester -16 2 - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Quality Management
England

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 16 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) MS Project
3 6 (25.00%) SAP
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Firewall
5 4 (16.67%) QA
5 4 (16.67%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) Windows
7 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (8.33%) MS Office
7 2 (8.33%) VB
7 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.33%) VPN
7 2 (8.33%) SLA
7 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (8.33%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) PMP
7 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Project
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP QM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.17%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP PP
2 1 (4.17%) Teamcenter
2 1 (4.17%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.17%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Wireless
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.17%) HSRP
4 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) MS Access
General
1 16 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Quality Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) PMO Lead
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Level Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (4.17%) PMO Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Change Control
4 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Web Development
5 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) Practice Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) VB
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) PMP
1 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (4.17%) ISO 14001
3 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) Planview
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) CA
2 2 (8.33%) Informatica
2 2 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Primavera
3 1 (4.17%) Websense
3 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) F5
3 1 (4.17%) Meraki
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco