The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 391 378 338
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -40
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 220 207 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 108 133
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £445
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £31.25 £19.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.00 £49.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+51.72% -6.45%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41912 38210 37430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 73.73% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27230 23695 21813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1178 1152 1466
Average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.54% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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
England -30 195 £400 -5.88% 52
London +5 94 £400 -15.78% 21
South East -24 34 £400 -5.88% 16
City of London +41 26 £400 -20.39% 5
East of England -5 18 £500 +17.64% 1
Scotland -6 18 £380 -16.71% 2
Edinburgh -1 16 £380 -16.71%
Surrey -5 13 £400 -6.97% 5
East Midlands +5 11 £405 -
West Midlands -7 11 £400 -14.43% 1
North West -8 10 £600 +48.05% 5
Hertfordshire -1 9 £500 +42.85%
Yorkshire -18 7 £295 -26.25% 1
Derbyshire - 7 £348 -
Berkshire +1 6 £333 -21.64% 2
Watford - 6 - -
Reading +13 5 £450 +5.88% 1
Cheshire +10 5 - -
Hampshire -16 5 £319 -46.83% 2
West Sussex -9 4 £420 +0.59% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £400 -
Cambridge +4 3 £550 -
Coventry -5 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -13 3 £550 +120.00%
Manchester -13 3 £350 +9.71% 4
West Yorkshire -14 3 £338 -33.33% 1
South West -31 3 £325 -22.10% 6
Somerset - 3 £325 - 1
Warwickshire -3 2 - -

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 202 (40.40%) Finance
2 162 (32.40%) Project Management
3 101 (20.20%) QA
4 96 (19.20%) Microsoft
5 95 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 90 (18.00%) PRINCE2
7 80 (16.00%) SAP
8 73 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (14.40%) Banking
9 72 (14.40%) MS Excel
10 69 (13.80%) Business Analysis
11 61 (12.20%) ITIL
11 61 (12.20%) Risk Management
12 57 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
13 55 (11.00%) QMS
14 49 (9.80%) MS Office
15 48 (9.60%) Change Management
16 46 (9.20%) SQL Server
17 45 (9.00%) Degree
18 43 (8.60%) MS Project
19 40 (8.00%) HP
19 40 (8.00%) Management Information System
20 36 (7.20%) SharePoint
21 35 (7.00%) Oracle
22 33 (6.60%) SQL
22 33 (6.60%) Change Control
23 32 (6.40%) Project Planning
24 31 (6.20%) Resource Management
24 31 (6.20%) SAP QM
25 30 (6.00%) Investment Banking

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 36 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.00%) Apache
3 13 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.60%) IIS
4 11 (2.20%) JBoss
4 11 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.40%) Documentum
6 7 (1.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.00%) SAS
7 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.40%) Confluence
9 2 (0.40%) Liferay
9 2 (0.40%) Lync
9 2 (0.40%) Alfresco
Applications
1 72 (14.40%) MS Excel
2 49 (9.80%) MS Office
3 43 (8.60%) MS Project
4 23 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.60%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.00%) SPSS
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.20%) Simulink
8 1 (0.20%) Stata
8 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (6.20%) SAP QM
2 6 (1.20%) SAP EWM
3 4 (0.80%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.60%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.60%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.60%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.60%) HFM
5 2 (0.40%) Maximo
5 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.40%) Firewall
2 7 (1.40%) MPLS
2 7 (1.40%) Wireless
2 7 (1.40%) HTTP
2 7 (1.40%) WAN
2 7 (1.40%) SSL
3 6 (1.20%) VPN
3 6 (1.20%) LAN
4 4 (0.80%) VoIP
5 3 (0.60%) DNS
5 3 (0.60%) SMTP
5 3 (0.60%) DHCP
5 3 (0.60%) FTP
5 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.40%) Network Security
6 2 (0.40%) GSM
6 2 (0.40%) 2G
6 2 (0.40%) 3G
6 2 (0.40%) Internet
7 1 (0.20%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.00%) Big Data
5 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.80%) DataStage
7 3 (0.60%) OLAP
7 3 (0.60%) QlikView
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.40%) Ingres
8 2 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (1.60%) JIRA
2 6 (1.20%) Subversion
3 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.80%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.80%) Selenium
5 3 (0.60%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.40%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.40%) Gradle
6 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.40%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.20%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.20%) ERwin
General
1 202 (40.40%) Finance
2 72 (14.40%) Banking
3 30 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 27 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.60%) Retail
6 19 (3.80%) Manufacturing
7 17 (3.40%) Legal
8 14 (2.80%) Automotive
9 13 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (2.40%) Marketing
11 9 (1.80%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.60%) Publishing
13 6 (1.20%) Front Office
13 6 (1.20%) Back Office
14 5 (1.00%) German Language
14 5 (1.00%) Military
15 3 (0.60%) Billing
16 2 (0.40%) Games
16 2 (0.40%) Advertising
17 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 107 (21.40%) Project Manager
2 104 (20.80%) Analyst
3 57 (11.40%) Business Analyst
4 47 (9.40%) Consultant
5 31 (6.20%) SAP Consultant
6 30 (6.00%) Quality Manager
7 23 (4.60%) Architect
8 21 (4.20%) SAP QM Consultant
9 17 (3.40%) Data Analyst
10 16 (3.20%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.20%) Developer
11 15 (3.00%) Senior Manager
11 15 (3.00%) IT Project Manager
12 12 (2.40%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (2.40%) QA Engineer
12 12 (2.40%) Data Manager
13 11 (2.20%) Tester
13 11 (2.20%) QA Manager
13 11 (2.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 9 (1.80%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.60%) Web Services
1 18 (3.60%) .NET
2 14 (2.80%) Middleware
3 11 (2.20%) JMS
4 9 (1.80%) Java EE
5 5 (1.00%) J2EE
5 5 (1.00%) XML
6 4 (0.80%) Spring
6 4 (0.80%) HTML
7 3 (0.60%) OLE
7 3 (0.60%) XSLT
7 3 (0.60%) Struts
7 3 (0.60%) Servlets
7 3 (0.60%) Velocity
7 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.60%) JSON
8 2 (0.40%) RESTful
8 2 (0.40%) JSR 168
8 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.40%) PMI
3 17 (3.40%) NHS
4 15 (3.00%) Statistics
5 13 (2.60%) Data Integration
6 12 (2.40%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.20%) Data Extraction
8 8 (1.60%) Economics
9 7 (1.40%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.20%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.00%) Derivative
11 5 (1.00%) User Experience
12 4 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.80%) FMCG
12 4 (0.80%) Replication
12 4 (0.80%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.80%) Windows
2 18 (3.60%) Linux
3 11 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.40%) UNIX
6 6 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.80%) Solaris
9 3 (0.60%) HPUX
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (32.40%) Project Management
2 95 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 90 (18.00%) PRINCE2
4 73 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (13.80%) Business Analysis
6 61 (12.20%) ITIL
6 61 (12.20%) Risk Management
7 55 (11.00%) QMS
8 48 (9.60%) Change Management
9 33 (6.60%) Change Control
10 32 (6.40%) Project Planning
11 31 (6.20%) Resource Management
12 29 (5.80%) Programme Management
13 23 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (4.60%) Matrix Management
14 22 (4.40%) Mentoring
15 21 (4.20%) Analytics
15 21 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (4.20%) Data Analysis
16 20 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.60%) SQL
2 16 (3.20%) Java
3 13 (2.60%) VBA
4 12 (2.40%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.40%) Shell Script
5 11 (2.20%) Korn
5 11 (2.20%) Jython
5 11 (2.20%) C-shell
6 9 (1.80%) C
6 9 (1.80%) C#
7 6 (1.20%) Scala
8 5 (1.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.80%) C++
10 3 (0.60%) ABAP
10 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.60%) Python
11 2 (0.40%) Groovy
11 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.40%) Lua
Qualifications
1 45 (9.00%) Degree
2 30 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.40%) PMI Certification
3 22 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 20 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.00%) ISEB
6 14 (2.80%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.20%) MOS
9 10 (2.00%) PMP
10 9 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.60%) APMP
12 7 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.60%) EXIN
14 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.40%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (20.20%) QA
2 30 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 22 (4.40%) ISO 9001
3 22 (4.40%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.00%) SLA
5 6 (1.20%) Solvency II
6 5 (1.00%) Basel II
7 4 (0.80%) Basel III
7 4 (0.80%) GxP
7 4 (0.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.80%) GMP
8 3 (0.60%) FATCA
8 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.40%) TickIT
10 1 (0.20%) MiFID
10 1 (0.20%) EMIR
10 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
System Software
1 7 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) Firmware
4 4 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.40%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.40%) XenServer
6 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.80%) Puppet
3 2 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.20%) Control-M
4 1 (0.20%) WMI
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.20%) SCCM
4 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 80 (16.00%) SAP
3 40 (8.00%) HP
4 35 (7.00%) Oracle
5 18 (3.60%) IBM
6 12 (2.40%) Cisco
7 11 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.80%) VMware
9 6 (1.20%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.20%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.00%) Planview
11 4 (0.80%) 3PAR
11 4 (0.80%) Tandberg
11 4 (0.80%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.80%) Sun
11 4 (0.80%) McAfee
11 4 (0.80%) Informatica
12 3 (0.60%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.60%) Intel
Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 330 per day + N/A
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Ayrshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago