The first table below looks at the demand for Quality Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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.

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 384 334 325
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -9
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 214 218 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 113 181
Average daily rate £416 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -15.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Quality Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Quality Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quality Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Quality Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Management
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Quality Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Quality Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Management within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Quality Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -85 196 £423 -3.15% 64
London -20 92 £440 -2.22% 27
South East -10 36 £378 -23.05% 17
City of London -7 31 £488 -2.50% 7
West Midlands -9 13 £365 +4.28% 4
South West -17 12 £413 +28.30% 5
North West -23 12 £508 +28.88%
Scotland -4 10 £365 +12.30% 3
Berkshire -11 10 £297 -43.47% 2
East of England -34 10 £450 +3.44% 4
Yorkshire -25 8 £425 +112.50% 6
Hampshire +8 7 £300 -27.27%
West Yorkshire -20 7 £425 +112.50% 3
West Sussex - 7 - -
Edinburgh - 7 £365 -
Surrey -9 6 £425 -13.48% 9
Lancashire -19 6 £506 -
Essex -20 6 £450 -
North East -21 6 £223 - 1
East Midlands -8 5 £475 +18.75%
Tyne and Wear -24 5 £223 - 1
Wales - 5 £338 -
South Wales - 5 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £223 - 1
Newport - 5 £338 -
Birmingham -7 4 £425 +21.42% 2
Reading -8 4 £500 -4.76% 1
Leeds -15 4 £425 - 2
Middlesex -2 3 £410 -9.00%
Swindon -9 3 £500 +57.23%

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 128 (31.07%) Finance
2 108 (26.21%) QA
3 98 (23.79%) Project Management
4 78 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (18.69%) PRINCE2
6 76 (18.45%) MS Excel
7 75 (18.20%) SQL
8 70 (16.99%) MS Office
9 64 (15.53%) Microsoft
10 57 (13.83%) QMS
11 53 (12.86%) Risk Management
12 52 (12.62%) Oracle
13 46 (11.17%) SharePoint
14 44 (10.68%) ITIL
15 42 (10.19%) SAP
15 42 (10.19%) Telecoms
15 42 (10.19%) Management Information System
15 42 (10.19%) Degree
16 41 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
17 40 (9.71%) Security Cleared
17 40 (9.71%) Change Management
18 38 (9.22%) MS Project
19 37 (8.98%) Change Control
20 36 (8.74%) Service Delivery
21 35 (8.50%) Banking
22 33 (8.01%) MS PowerPoint
22 33 (8.01%) Data Quality
23 31 (7.52%) SC Cleared
23 31 (7.52%) Programme Management
23 31 (7.52%) Six Sigma

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 46 (11.17%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.70%) SAS
4 6 (1.46%) CMS
5 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.21%) OpenROAD
5 5 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.97%) Apache
6 4 (0.97%) nginx
7 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.49%) FileNet
7 2 (0.49%) Documentum
7 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) Node.js
8 1 (0.24%) Lync
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) TPMS
Applications
1 76 (18.45%) MS Excel
2 70 (16.99%) MS Office
3 38 (9.22%) MS Project
4 33 (8.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.43%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.49%) Stata
7 2 (0.49%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.49%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.43%) SAP QM
2 6 (1.46%) SAP SD
3 5 (1.21%) SAP APO
3 5 (1.21%) SAP WM
4 4 (0.97%) HFM
4 4 (0.97%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.49%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.24%) Magento
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.24%) SAP LE
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) IaaS
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.67%) Firewall
2 10 (2.43%) Internet
2 10 (2.43%) SAN
3 8 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (1.94%) MPLS
4 7 (1.70%) VoIP
5 5 (1.21%) WAN
5 5 (1.21%) VPN
5 5 (1.21%) LAN
5 5 (1.21%) OSPF
5 5 (1.21%) BGP
6 3 (0.73%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.49%) Network Security
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.49%) HTTP
8 1 (0.24%) FCoE
8 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.21%) MS Access
7 5 (1.21%) Ingres
8 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.97%) EDRMS
8 4 (0.97%) MySQL
9 3 (0.73%) QlikView
9 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.49%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 19 (4.61%) JIRA
2 10 (2.43%) Selenium
2 10 (2.43%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.49%) ERwin
3 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.49%) FishEye
4 1 (0.24%) Robotium
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) Hudson
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.24%) JBehave
4 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.24%) eggPlant
4 1 (0.24%) Calabash
4 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 128 (31.07%) Finance
2 42 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 35 (8.50%) Banking
4 20 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 18 (4.37%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.37%) Retail
6 16 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (3.40%) Marketing
8 12 (2.91%) Legal
9 5 (1.21%) German Language
10 4 (0.97%) Games
11 3 (0.73%) Publishing
11 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.73%) French Language
12 2 (0.49%) Military
12 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Front Office
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 76 (18.45%) Analyst
2 59 (14.32%) Project Manager
3 31 (7.52%) Developer
4 26 (6.31%) Consultant
4 26 (6.31%) Quality Manager
5 20 (4.85%) Business Analyst
6 16 (3.88%) SAP Consultant
7 15 (3.64%) Test Leader
8 14 (3.40%) SAP Manager
9 13 (3.16%) QA Manager
9 13 (3.16%) Risk Analyst
10 12 (2.91%) Quality Analyst
10 12 (2.91%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.67%) Programme Manager
11 11 (2.67%) Test Manager
11 11 (2.67%) Business Manager
12 10 (2.43%) QA Analyst
12 10 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (2.43%) PMO Manager
12 10 (2.43%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.64%) XML
2 12 (2.91%) Web Services
2 12 (2.91%) HTML
3 11 (2.67%) CSS
4 5 (1.21%) .NET
5 4 (0.97%) REST
6 3 (0.73%) SOAP
7 2 (0.49%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.49%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.49%) XHTML
7 2 (0.49%) HTML5
8 1 (0.24%) SAP TM
8 1 (0.24%) CSS3
8 1 (0.24%) Qt
8 1 (0.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.24%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.24%) J2EE
8 1 (0.24%) STL
8 1 (0.24%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.19%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.43%) AS400
2 10 (2.43%) iSeries
3 9 (2.18%) PMI
4 8 (1.94%) Reference Data
4 8 (1.94%) Statistics
4 8 (1.94%) NHS
5 7 (1.70%) CMDB
6 6 (1.46%) Economics
7 5 (1.21%) Data Extraction
7 5 (1.21%) Replication
7 5 (1.21%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.21%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.21%) FMCG
7 5 (1.21%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.52%) Windows
2 26 (6.31%) Linux
3 19 (4.61%) UNIX
4 15 (3.64%) AIX
5 10 (2.43%) Solaris
6 8 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.97%) CentOS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) HPUX
10 1 (0.24%) pSOS
10 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (23.79%) Project Management
2 78 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 77 (18.69%) PRINCE2
4 57 (13.83%) QMS
5 53 (12.86%) Risk Management
6 44 (10.68%) ITIL
7 41 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 40 (9.71%) Change Management
9 37 (8.98%) Change Control
10 36 (8.74%) Service Delivery
11 31 (7.52%) Programme Management
11 31 (7.52%) Six Sigma
12 30 (7.28%) Data Analysis
13 28 (6.80%) Data Management
13 28 (6.80%) Data Modelling
13 28 (6.80%) Migration
14 25 (6.07%) Project Planning
15 24 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (5.83%) Scrum
16 22 (5.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.20%) SQL
2 17 (4.13%) VBA
3 12 (2.91%) Java
4 11 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.67%) C++
5 10 (2.43%) VB
6 9 (2.18%) Uniface
7 7 (1.70%) Python
7 7 (1.70%) C
7 7 (1.70%) VB6
8 6 (1.46%) C#
9 5 (1.21%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.73%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.49%) PHP
11 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.49%) R
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (10.19%) Degree
2 40 (9.71%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.10%) PMI Certification
5 18 (4.37%) PMP
6 16 (3.88%) ISEB
7 9 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.94%) APMP
9 6 (1.46%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.73%) CISA
11 3 (0.73%) CISM
11 3 (0.73%) MOS
12 2 (0.49%) CISSP
12 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.49%) CCNP
12 2 (0.49%) CRISC
13 1 (0.24%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (26.21%) QA
2 33 (8.01%) Data Quality
3 25 (6.07%) ISO 9001
4 22 (5.34%) ISO 9000
5 12 (2.91%) SLA
6 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.73%) GxP
8 3 (0.73%) COBIT
9 2 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.49%) GMP
10 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.24%) P3O
10 1 (0.24%) TickIT
10 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.91%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.49%) vSphere
4 2 (0.49%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (2.67%) Tivoli
1 11 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 11 (2.67%) Control-M
2 9 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.97%) Puppet
4 2 (0.49%) SCCM
4 2 (0.49%) SCOM
4 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.24%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.24%) SCSM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 64 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 52 (12.62%) Oracle
3 42 (10.19%) SAP
4 21 (5.10%) Citrix
5 19 (4.61%) Cisco
6 15 (3.64%) HP
6 15 (3.64%) NetApp
7 14 (3.40%) Informatica
8 13 (3.16%) IBM
9 12 (2.91%) BMC
10 10 (2.43%) GoldenSource
10 10 (2.43%) Business Objects
11 9 (2.18%) hybris
12 7 (1.70%) Planview
13 6 (1.46%) VMware
14 5 (1.21%) Northgate
15 4 (0.97%) Ab Initio
15 4 (0.97%) Cognos
15 4 (0.97%) Reuters
15 4 (0.97%) Bloomberg
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Experis IT
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ITHR 752
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
DP Connect
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 21 days ago
SOUTH WEST
Provisio Solutions
Rate: EXCELLENT DAILY RATE
Posted: 27 days ago