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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 384 354 344
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -10
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 248 234 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.60% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 124 157
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 £249 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £418 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.17% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £42.25
% change year-on-year
- -14.20%

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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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
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 22 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
England -16 225 £400 -6.97% 65
London +43 133 £425 -10.52% 17
South East -14 38 £400 -11.11% 19
City of London +32 29 £400 - 8
Surrey +10 15 £400 -9.09% 6
West Midlands -10 14 £363 -3.32% 4
Scotland -18 12 £380 -5.00% 7
East of England -26 10 £400 -5.88% 5
Edinburgh -2 9 £366 -8.43%
North West -14 9 £490 +13.88%
Berkshire +11 8 £333 -21.64% 5
East Midlands +3 8 £410 +82.22% 4
Reading +13 5 £365 -14.11% 2
Derby +5 5 £348 -
Derbyshire +1 5 £348 -
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £419 - 2
Coventry -6 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £328 -18.12%
Milton Keynes - 5 £419 - 1
Cheshire +5 4 £380 -1.42%
Hertfordshire -17 4 £409 +16.78% 4
Sheffield +9 3 £290 +5.45%
South Yorkshire +3 3 £290 +16.00%
West Sussex -7 3 £433 -0.28%
Hampshire -22 3 £440 -26.66% 3
South West -37 3 £325 +0.93% 13
Warwickshire - 3 £356 - 1
Knutsford +9 2 - -
Cumbria -4 2 £600 -
Slough -5 2 £332 -5.28% 1

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 196 (39.52%) Finance
2 161 (32.46%) Project Management
3 111 (22.38%) QA
4 103 (20.77%) Microsoft
5 90 (18.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 86 (17.34%) PRINCE2
7 83 (16.73%) MS Excel
8 76 (15.32%) SAP
9 71 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (14.31%) Banking
10 61 (12.30%) Business Analysis
11 57 (11.49%) Risk Management
12 56 (11.29%) ITIL
13 54 (10.89%) MS Office
13 54 (10.89%) QMS
14 50 (10.08%) HP
15 49 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
16 47 (9.48%) Security Cleared
17 42 (8.47%) Change Management
18 41 (8.27%) MS Project
19 40 (8.06%) Degree
20 39 (7.86%) Management Information System
21 36 (7.26%) SQL Server
22 35 (7.06%) Change Control
23 34 (6.85%) SC Cleared
23 34 (6.85%) Oracle
23 34 (6.85%) Investment Banking
24 33 (6.65%) SQL
25 29 (5.85%) SharePoint
25 29 (5.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.23%) Apache
3 13 (2.62%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.62%) IIS
4 11 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.22%) JBoss
5 7 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (1.41%) Documentum
5 7 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.01%) SAS
7 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.40%) CMS
8 2 (0.40%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.40%) Liferay
8 2 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 83 (16.73%) MS Excel
2 54 (10.89%) MS Office
3 41 (8.27%) MS Project
4 22 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.81%) SPSS
7 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 28 (5.65%) SAP QM
2 6 (1.21%) SAP EWM
3 5 (1.01%) SAP PM
4 4 (0.81%) HFM
4 4 (0.81%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.60%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.60%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.40%) Maximo
7 1 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.62%) Firewall
2 9 (1.81%) Wireless
3 7 (1.41%) HTTP
3 7 (1.41%) SSL
4 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.21%) VPN
5 5 (1.01%) MPLS
5 5 (1.01%) WAN
6 4 (0.81%) VoIP
6 4 (0.81%) LAN
7 3 (0.60%) DNS
7 3 (0.60%) DHCP
7 3 (0.60%) FTP
7 3 (0.60%) SMTP
8 2 (0.40%) SAN
8 2 (0.40%) 2G
8 2 (0.40%) 3G
8 2 (0.40%) Internet
8 2 (0.40%) Network Security
9 1 (0.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.21%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.60%) Big Data
6 3 (0.60%) DataStage
6 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.60%) DTS
7 2 (0.40%) MS Access
7 2 (0.40%) OLAP
7 2 (0.40%) Ingres
7 2 (0.40%) QlikView
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (1.81%) JIRA
2 6 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.01%) Subversion
4 4 (0.81%) Selenium
4 4 (0.81%) WebDriver
4 4 (0.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.40%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.40%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.40%) Gradle
5 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CE
6 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.20%) ERwin
6 1 (0.20%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 196 (39.52%) Finance
2 71 (14.31%) Banking
3 34 (6.85%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 18 (3.63%) Retail
6 16 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (2.42%) Legal
8 11 (2.22%) Marketing
8 11 (2.22%) Automotive
9 8 (1.61%) Publishing
10 7 (1.41%) Front Office
10 7 (1.41%) Back Office
11 6 (1.21%) Military
12 5 (1.01%) German Language
13 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Advertising
14 2 (0.40%) Billing
15 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 108 (21.77%) Analyst
2 96 (19.35%) Project Manager
3 57 (11.49%) Business Analyst
4 48 (9.68%) Consultant
5 32 (6.45%) SAP Consultant
6 28 (5.65%) Quality Manager
7 19 (3.83%) SAP QM Consultant
8 18 (3.63%) Developer
8 18 (3.63%) Tester
8 18 (3.63%) Data Analyst
9 16 (3.23%) Programme Manager
9 16 (3.23%) Architect
10 13 (2.62%) QA Engineer
10 13 (2.62%) Senior Manager
11 12 (2.42%) QA Manager
11 12 (2.42%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (2.22%) QA Tester
13 10 (2.02%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.02%) Infrastructure Manager
14 9 (1.81%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.44%) .NET
2 17 (3.43%) Web Services
3 12 (2.42%) Middleware
4 11 (2.22%) JMS
5 9 (1.81%) Java EE
6 5 (1.01%) HTML
6 5 (1.01%) J2EE
6 5 (1.01%) XML
7 4 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.81%) Spring
8 3 (0.60%) JSON
8 3 (0.60%) Velocity
8 3 (0.60%) XSLT
8 3 (0.60%) Servlets
8 3 (0.60%) Struts
9 2 (0.40%) JSP
9 2 (0.40%) XHTML
9 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.40%) COM
9 2 (0.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.86%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.03%) NHS
4 16 (3.23%) PMI
5 15 (3.02%) Statistics
6 11 (2.22%) Data Integration
6 11 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.61%) Economics
9 7 (1.41%) Data Extraction
9 7 (1.41%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.21%) Derivative
10 6 (1.21%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.81%) Replication
12 4 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.81%) User Experience
13 3 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.64%) Windows
2 16 (3.23%) Linux
3 12 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.81%) UNIX
6 8 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.60%) HPUX
10 2 (0.40%) Solaris
10 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.40%) CentOS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (32.46%) Project Management
2 90 (18.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (17.34%) PRINCE2
4 71 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (12.30%) Business Analysis
6 57 (11.49%) Risk Management
7 56 (11.29%) ITIL
8 54 (10.89%) QMS
9 42 (8.47%) Change Management
10 35 (7.06%) Change Control
11 27 (5.44%) Project Planning
12 25 (5.04%) Resource Management
12 25 (5.04%) Programme Management
13 23 (4.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (4.64%) Matrix Management
14 21 (4.23%) Mentoring
15 20 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (3.83%) Process Management
16 19 (3.83%) Data Modelling
17 18 (3.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.65%) SQL
2 26 (5.24%) VBA
3 18 (3.63%) Java
4 12 (2.42%) Shell Script
4 12 (2.42%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.22%) C-shell
5 11 (2.22%) Jython
5 11 (2.22%) Korn
6 8 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.61%) C#
7 6 (1.21%) C
7 6 (1.21%) Scala
8 5 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.81%) Python
9 4 (0.81%) ABAP
9 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.60%) VB
10 3 (0.60%) C++
11 2 (0.40%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 47 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.06%) Degree
3 34 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.65%) ISTQB
5 21 (4.23%) PMI Certification
6 20 (4.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 20 (4.03%) MOS
7 16 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (3.02%) ISEB
9 13 (2.62%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (1.81%) PMP
13 8 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.61%) APMP
14 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.60%) EXIN
15 2 (0.40%) CCNA
15 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.40%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (22.38%) QA
2 29 (5.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 24 (4.84%) Data Quality
4 19 (3.83%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.81%) SLA
6 8 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.21%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.81%) GMP
8 4 (0.81%) GxP
9 3 (0.60%) FATCA
9 3 (0.60%) Basel II
9 3 (0.60%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.40%) Basel III
11 1 (0.20%) EMIR
11 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.81%) Firmware
2 4 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.01%) Puppet
3 3 (0.60%) SCCM
4 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.40%) Control-M
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%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 103 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 76 (15.32%) SAP
3 50 (10.08%) HP
4 34 (6.85%) Oracle
5 17 (3.43%) IBM
6 11 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.22%) Cisco
7 7 (1.41%) VMware
8 6 (1.21%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.21%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.81%) Citrix
9 4 (0.81%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.81%) Informatica
9 4 (0.81%) Tandberg
9 4 (0.81%) 3PAR
9 4 (0.81%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.60%) Splunk
10 3 (0.60%) Planview
10 3 (0.60%) JD Edwards
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £480.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Staffordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Devon
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Camberley
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago