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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 351 345 364
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 283 263 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.67% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 133 139
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£425 £418 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Average hourly rate £31.63 £40.00 £45.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £33.68 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.93 £56.16 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-20.93% -5.88%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +7 255 £425 - 80
London +25 143 £425 -5.55% 22
South East +18 53 £400 -6.97% 17
City of London +31 25 £408 +5.16% 9
West Midlands -6 19 £388 -6.06% 5
East of England -12 19 £421 -0.88% 12
Surrey +8 14 £400 -9.09% 3
Berkshire +9 13 £365 -8.75% 2
Scotland -15 13 £413 +3.12% 4
North West -4 11 £380 +26.66% 6
Coventry +2 10 £500 +8.99%
Hertfordshire - 10 £428 - 4
Reading +13 6 £395 -4.24% 2
Edinburgh 0 6 £396 -1.00% 1
Oxfordshire 0 6 £320 +3.22% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £425 - 1
Hampshire -7 6 £475 -11.62% 4
Cheshire +12 5 £380 - 1
Essex -8 5 £313 -26.47% 1
East Midlands +1 4 £525 +133.33% 5
Birmingham 0 4 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -5 4 £365 -23.15% 7
Glasgow -9 4 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 4 £438 -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £538 +43.33% 6
West Yorkshire +3 3 £365 -36.52% 5
Oxford 0 3 £320 -
Slough -4 3 £332 -5.28%
Rickmansworth - 3 £475 -
Cambridge - 3 £538 - 5

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 183 (36.53%) Finance
2 164 (32.73%) Project Management
3 122 (24.35%) QA
4 106 (21.16%) Microsoft
5 96 (19.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (17.56%) MS Excel
7 81 (16.17%) PRINCE2
8 79 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (14.57%) SAP
10 63 (12.57%) Banking
11 60 (11.98%) MS Office
12 57 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (11.18%) QMS
14 53 (10.58%) Risk Management
15 52 (10.38%) ITIL
15 52 (10.38%) Security Cleared
16 51 (10.18%) HP
17 50 (9.98%) Business Analysis
18 49 (9.78%) SQL
19 48 (9.58%) SQL Server
20 47 (9.38%) Degree
21 41 (8.18%) Management Information System
22 39 (7.78%) MS Project
22 39 (7.78%) VBA
22 39 (7.78%) SC Cleared
23 38 (7.58%) Oracle
23 38 (7.58%) Change Management
24 33 (6.59%) ISTQB
25 32 (6.39%) SharePoint
26 31 (6.19%) Change Control

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.19%) Apache
3 13 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.20%) SAS
4 11 (2.20%) IIS
5 9 (1.80%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.00%) Documentum
8 5 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.60%) nginx
11 2 (0.40%) CMS
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.40%) Confluence
11 2 (0.40%) Liferay
Applications
1 88 (17.56%) MS Excel
2 60 (11.98%) MS Office
3 39 (7.78%) MS Project
4 20 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.80%) SPSS
7 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.40%) Stata
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 28 (5.59%) SAP QM
2 6 (1.20%) SAP EWM
3 5 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 5 (1.00%) SAP PM
3 5 (1.00%) HFM
4 4 (0.80%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.60%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.40%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.40%) Maximo
6 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.39%) Firewall
2 10 (2.00%) Wireless
3 7 (1.40%) SSL
3 7 (1.40%) VPN
3 7 (1.40%) WAN
3 7 (1.40%) Internet
4 6 (1.20%) MPLS
4 6 (1.20%) LAN
5 5 (1.00%) VoIP
5 5 (1.00%) HTTP
6 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.60%) DHCP
7 3 (0.60%) DNS
8 2 (0.40%) 2G
8 2 (0.40%) 3G
8 2 (0.40%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.40%) 4G
9 1 (0.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.20%) HSRP
9 1 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.60%) Big Data
9 3 (0.60%) DTS
9 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.40%) DataStage
10 2 (0.40%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.40%) MS Access
10 2 (0.40%) MySQL
10 2 (0.40%) Ingres
10 2 (0.40%) QlikView
10 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.40%) JIRA
2 9 (1.80%) Selenium
3 6 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.20%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.00%) Subversion
5 4 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.60%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.40%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.40%) FishEye
7 2 (0.40%) Gradle
7 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) SAP CE
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 183 (36.53%) Finance
2 63 (12.57%) Banking
3 27 (5.39%) Retail
3 27 (5.39%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.99%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.20%) Marketing
7 11 (2.20%) Automotive
7 11 (2.20%) Legal
8 8 (1.60%) Publishing
9 7 (1.40%) Military
9 7 (1.40%) Front Office
9 7 (1.40%) Back Office
10 6 (1.20%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.20%) German Language
11 3 (0.60%) Games
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Billing
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 98 (19.56%) Analyst
2 96 (19.16%) Project Manager
3 46 (9.18%) Consultant
4 42 (8.38%) Business Analyst
5 31 (6.19%) SAP Consultant
6 26 (5.19%) Quality Manager
7 21 (4.19%) Tester
8 20 (3.99%) Developer
9 17 (3.39%) SAP QM Consultant
10 16 (3.19%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.79%) QA Manager
11 14 (2.79%) Senior Manager
12 13 (2.59%) Data Analyst
13 12 (2.40%) IT Project Manager
13 12 (2.40%) QA Engineer
13 12 (2.40%) QA Tester
13 12 (2.40%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (2.20%) Test Leader
14 11 (2.20%) MI Analyst
14 11 (2.20%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.39%) .NET
2 20 (3.99%) Web Services
3 9 (1.80%) JMS
4 7 (1.40%) Java EE
4 7 (1.40%) Middleware
5 5 (1.00%) J2EE
5 5 (1.00%) XML
6 4 (0.80%) HTML
6 4 (0.80%) Spring
6 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.60%) Velocity
7 3 (0.60%) XSLT
7 3 (0.60%) Servlets
7 3 (0.60%) Struts
8 2 (0.40%) JSP
8 2 (0.40%) COM
8 2 (0.40%) XHTML
8 2 (0.40%) BAPI
8 2 (0.40%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.40%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.18%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.99%) NHS
4 16 (3.19%) Statistics
4 16 (3.19%) PMI
5 10 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.00%) Economics
5 10 (2.00%) Data Integration
6 8 (1.60%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.40%) Data Extraction
8 6 (1.20%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.00%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.00%) Derivative
9 5 (1.00%) Replication
9 5 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.80%) FMCG
10 4 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.99%) Windows
2 16 (3.19%) Linux
3 14 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.60%) UNIX
5 8 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.80%) CentOS
8 2 (0.40%) HPUX
8 2 (0.40%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (32.73%) Project Management
2 96 (19.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (16.17%) PRINCE2
4 79 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (11.18%) QMS
6 53 (10.58%) Risk Management
7 52 (10.38%) ITIL
8 50 (9.98%) Business Analysis
9 38 (7.58%) Change Management
10 31 (6.19%) Change Control
11 28 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (5.39%) Project Planning
13 25 (4.99%) Resource Management
14 24 (4.79%) Programme Management
15 22 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (4.39%) Test Strategy
16 21 (4.19%) Mentoring
17 20 (3.99%) Process Management
17 20 (3.99%) Data Modelling
17 20 (3.99%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.78%) SQL
2 39 (7.78%) VBA
3 17 (3.39%) Java
4 11 (2.20%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.80%) C-shell
6 9 (1.80%) Korn
6 9 (1.80%) Jython
6 9 (1.80%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.60%) VB
7 8 (1.60%) C#
8 6 (1.20%) C
8 6 (1.20%) Scala
9 5 (1.00%) VB6
9 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.80%) Python
10 4 (0.80%) ABAP
10 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.60%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 52 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 47 (9.38%) Degree
3 39 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 33 (6.59%) ISTQB
5 25 (4.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (4.39%) MOS
7 21 (4.19%) PMI Certification
8 19 (3.79%) ISEB
9 16 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (2.79%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.20%) PMP
12 10 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.20%) APMP
16 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 3 (0.60%) EXIN
17 3 (0.60%) SAP Certification
18 2 (0.40%) CISA
18 2 (0.40%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (24.35%) QA
2 21 (4.19%) Data Quality
3 19 (3.79%) ISO 9001
4 18 (3.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.60%) SLA
7 6 (1.20%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.80%) GxP
8 4 (0.80%) GMP
9 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.40%) FATCA
11 1 (0.20%) EMIR
11 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.40%) Puppet
3 3 (0.60%) SCCM
3 3 (0.60%) Control-M
4 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.20%) SCOM
5 1 (0.20%) WMI
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 106 (21.16%) Microsoft
2 73 (14.57%) SAP
3 51 (10.18%) HP
4 38 (7.58%) Oracle
5 14 (2.79%) IBM
6 13 (2.59%) Cisco
6 13 (2.59%) Business Objects
7 9 (1.80%) JBoss
7 9 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.60%) VMware
9 7 (1.40%) hybris
10 5 (1.00%) Splunk
10 5 (1.00%) Tandberg
10 5 (1.00%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.00%) Citrix
10 5 (1.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.00%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.00%) Informatica
11 4 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.80%) Cognos
Epsom, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £225 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market value
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £530.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £35000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits (Pension etc)
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent rates on offer
Posted: 17 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Credit Suisse
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago