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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 404 384 341
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -43
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 199 205 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.54% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 105 121
Average daily rate
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£395 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £590 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £415 £410
% change year-on-year
-8.43% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £24.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £36.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.29% -3.57%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -37 175 £400 -5.04% 46
London +18 79 £413 -13.15% 12
South East -36 29 £400 -4.19% 18
City of London +28 28 £425 -5.55% 4
East of England -12 21 £500 +17.64% 7
Scotland +7 19 £380 -20.00% 4
Edinburgh -1 15 £380 -16.71% 2
Hertfordshire +9 11 £500 +42.85% 3
East Midlands +5 10 £399 +10.06% 1
North West -10 9 £350 -9.20% 4
Surrey -20 9 £400 -5.32% 8
West Midlands -17 8 £363 -3.33% 2
Derbyshire +21 7 £348 -
Berkshire 0 6 £413 -13.15% 2
Yorkshire -12 6 £290 -21.62% 2
South West -23 6 £325 -7.14%
Watford - 6 - - 1
Cheshire +7 5 £350 -9.20% 2
Cambridge +6 5 £543 - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £543 +80.83% 1
Hampshire -17 5 £399 -11.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £400 +150.00%
Milton Keynes -10 4 £400 +150.00%
Reading +16 3 £575 +21.05% 1
West Sussex -3 3 £385 -7.78%
Manchester -7 3 £350 +9.71% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £425 - 1
Somerset - 3 £325 -
Coventry -7 2 - - 1
Leeds -8 2 £300 +7.14% 2

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 193 (40.04%) Finance
2 165 (34.23%) Project Management
3 92 (19.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (18.26%) QA
5 87 (18.05%) Microsoft
6 82 (17.01%) PRINCE2
7 74 (15.35%) SAP
8 73 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (14.52%) Banking
10 65 (13.49%) MS Excel
11 64 (13.28%) Business Analysis
12 63 (13.07%) ITIL
13 57 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
14 54 (11.20%) Risk Management
15 53 (11.00%) QMS
16 45 (9.34%) MS Office
17 44 (9.13%) Degree
18 42 (8.71%) MS Project
19 40 (8.30%) Change Management
20 39 (8.09%) SQL Server
21 37 (7.68%) SharePoint
22 36 (7.47%) Oracle
22 36 (7.47%) HP
22 36 (7.47%) Management Information System
22 36 (7.47%) Change Control
23 33 (6.85%) SQL
24 32 (6.64%) Resource Management
25 31 (6.43%) Programme Management
26 30 (6.22%) Investment Banking
26 30 (6.22%) Data Warehouse

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 37 (7.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.11%) Apache
3 13 (2.70%) IIS
3 13 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.28%) JBoss
4 11 (2.28%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.87%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (1.45%) Documentum
6 7 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.83%) SAS
8 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.41%) Drupal
9 2 (0.41%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.41%) CMS
9 2 (0.41%) Lync
Applications
1 65 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.34%) MS Office
3 42 (8.71%) MS Project
4 25 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.62%) SPSS
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) Simulink
8 1 (0.21%) Stata
8 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 29 (6.02%) SAP QM
2 6 (1.24%) SAP EWM
3 3 (0.62%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.62%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.62%) HFM
4 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.41%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.49%) Firewall
2 7 (1.45%) SSL
2 7 (1.45%) LAN
2 7 (1.45%) WAN
2 7 (1.45%) HTTP
2 7 (1.45%) MPLS
3 6 (1.24%) Wireless
3 6 (1.24%) VPN
4 5 (1.04%) VoIP
5 3 (0.62%) Network Security
5 3 (0.62%) SMTP
5 3 (0.62%) FTP
5 3 (0.62%) SAN
6 2 (0.41%) 2G
6 2 (0.41%) Internet
6 2 (0.41%) 3G
6 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.41%) DNS
6 2 (0.41%) DHCP
6 2 (0.41%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.24%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.04%) Big Data
5 5 (1.04%) DataStage
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.62%) OLAP
7 3 (0.62%) QlikView
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.41%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.41%) DB2
8 2 (0.41%) MS Access
8 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.24%) JIRA
2 4 (0.83%) Selenium
2 4 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (0.83%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.62%) WebDriver
3 3 (0.62%) Subversion
4 2 (0.41%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.41%) IntelliJ
4 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.41%) Gradle
4 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CE
5 1 (0.21%) Toad
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 193 (40.04%) Finance
2 70 (14.52%) Banking
3 30 (6.22%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.94%) Legal
5 19 (3.94%) Retail
6 17 (3.53%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (2.90%) Automotive
9 11 (2.28%) Marketing
10 8 (1.66%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.45%) Publishing
12 5 (1.04%) Back Office
13 3 (0.62%) Front Office
13 3 (0.62%) Billing
14 2 (0.41%) German Language
14 2 (0.41%) Games
14 2 (0.41%) Military
14 2 (0.41%) Advertising
15 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 100 (20.75%) Analyst
2 99 (20.54%) Project Manager
3 56 (11.62%) Business Analyst
4 48 (9.96%) Consultant
5 30 (6.22%) SAP Consultant
6 27 (5.60%) Quality Manager
7 22 (4.56%) Architect
8 21 (4.36%) SAP QM Consultant
9 17 (3.53%) Data Analyst
10 16 (3.32%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.32%) Developer
11 15 (3.11%) IT Project Manager
12 13 (2.70%) Senior Manager
12 13 (2.70%) Data Manager
13 12 (2.49%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (2.28%) Coordinator
14 11 (2.28%) QA Manager
15 10 (2.07%) Business Manager
15 10 (2.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 10 (2.07%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.94%) Web Services
2 14 (2.90%) .NET
3 12 (2.49%) Middleware
4 11 (2.28%) JMS
5 9 (1.87%) Java EE
6 6 (1.24%) XML
6 6 (1.24%) HTML
7 5 (1.04%) J2EE
8 4 (0.83%) Velocity
8 4 (0.83%) Spring
8 4 (0.83%) CSS
9 3 (0.62%) Struts
9 3 (0.62%) XSLT
9 3 (0.62%) Servlets
9 3 (0.62%) OLE
9 3 (0.62%) JSON
10 2 (0.41%) JSR 168
10 2 (0.41%) Flash
10 2 (0.41%) XHTML
10 2 (0.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.47%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.32%) NHS
3 16 (3.32%) PMI
4 14 (2.90%) Statistics
5 12 (2.49%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.07%) Data Extraction
7 10 (2.07%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.66%) Economics
9 7 (1.45%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.24%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.04%) User Experience
12 4 (0.83%) Derivative
12 4 (0.83%) Life Science
12 4 (0.83%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.83%) Replication
12 4 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.56%) Windows
2 20 (4.15%) Linux
3 11 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.24%) UNIX
6 5 (1.04%) Solaris
6 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.83%) HPUX
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.41%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (34.23%) Project Management
2 92 (19.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (17.01%) PRINCE2
4 73 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (13.28%) Business Analysis
6 63 (13.07%) ITIL
7 54 (11.20%) Risk Management
8 53 (11.00%) QMS
9 40 (8.30%) Change Management
10 36 (7.47%) Change Control
11 32 (6.64%) Resource Management
12 31 (6.43%) Programme Management
13 26 (5.39%) Project Planning
14 24 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (4.98%) Mentoring
15 22 (4.56%) Data Analysis
16 21 (4.36%) Matrix Management
17 20 (4.15%) Validation
17 20 (4.15%) Migration
17 20 (4.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.85%) SQL
2 17 (3.53%) Java
3 12 (2.49%) Shell Script
3 12 (2.49%) VBA
3 12 (2.49%) C
4 11 (2.28%) C-shell
4 11 (2.28%) Bash Shell
4 11 (2.28%) Jython
4 11 (2.28%) Korn
5 9 (1.87%) C#
6 6 (1.24%) Scala
7 5 (1.04%) C++
7 5 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.62%) PHP
9 2 (0.41%) Lua
9 2 (0.41%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.41%) Python
9 2 (0.41%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.41%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 44 (9.13%) Degree
2 26 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.56%) PMI Certification
4 18 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (2.49%) PMP
6 12 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (2.49%) ISEB
7 11 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.87%) APMP
9 8 (1.66%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.45%) MOS
11 5 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.41%) EXIN
13 2 (0.41%) SAP Certification
13 2 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.21%) CCNA
14 1 (0.21%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (18.26%) QA
2 28 (5.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 22 (4.56%) Data Quality
4 18 (3.73%) ISO 9001
5 11 (2.28%) SLA
6 8 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.45%) GMP
7 7 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (1.24%) ISO 9000
8 6 (1.24%) Solvency II
9 5 (1.04%) GxP
9 5 (1.04%) Basel II
10 4 (0.83%) Basel III
11 3 (0.62%) FATCA
11 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.41%) TickIT
12 2 (0.41%) GAMP
13 1 (0.21%) EMIR
13 1 (0.21%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.04%) Firmware
4 4 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.41%) vSphere
5 2 (0.41%) XenServer
5 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (0.83%) Puppet
1 4 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 87 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 74 (15.35%) SAP
3 36 (7.47%) Oracle
3 36 (7.47%) HP
4 19 (3.94%) IBM
5 12 (2.49%) Cisco
6 11 (2.28%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.87%) VMware
8 7 (1.45%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.24%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.04%) Citrix
10 5 (1.04%) BMC
10 5 (1.04%) Planview
11 4 (0.83%) Sun
11 4 (0.83%) 3PAR
11 4 (0.83%) Tandberg
11 4 (0.83%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.62%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.62%) Barracuda Networks
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £550 - 750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Northamptonshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago
Hertfordshire
Collingwood Associates
Rate: £475 - £500+ per day
Posted: 19 days ago