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 3 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 344 337 344
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 279 258 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 125 136
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£425 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £421
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 6
Average hourly rate £31.63 £43.55 £47.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £26.25 £39.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.93 £56.16 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £44.60 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-29.09% -0.88%

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
41605 38977 41393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.73% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25819 23938 23975
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1152 1089 1501
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.08% -

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +11 248 £425 +6.25% 93
London +11 137 £450 +12.50% 34
South East -4 49 £400 -3.61% 19
City of London +30 26 £425 +14.86% 10
West Midlands -1 21 £375 - 7
East of England -12 18 £418 -1.76% 9
Scotland -7 16 £425 +6.25% 2
Coventry +1 12 £500 +11.11%
Berkshire -2 12 £388 +3.33% 4
Surrey +7 10 £400 -9.09% 4
North West -8 10 £363 +20.83% 5
Hertfordshire - 10 £428 - 3
Hampshire -6 8 £475 - 4
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £425 - 1
Reading +10 6 £395 -1.25% 2
Cheshire +9 6 £365 -
Edinburgh -6 6 £450 +12.50% 1
Glasgow -17 6 - -
Oxfordshire 0 5 £320 +3.22% 2
Yorkshire -1 5 £365 +20.66% 9
Milton Keynes - 5 £406 - 1
Birmingham +3 4 £400 - 4
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £425 -22.72% 4
East Midlands -3 4 £525 +133.33% 2
Essex -10 4 £325 -23.52% 2
Cambridge - 4 £425 - 4
Oxford +4 3 £320 -
West Yorkshire +4 3 £350 -28.57% 6
Rickmansworth - 3 £475 -
Slough +5 2 £330 -5.71% 1

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 190 (38.23%) Finance
2 166 (33.40%) Project Management
3 125 (25.15%) QA
4 111 (22.33%) Microsoft
5 104 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 91 (18.31%) MS Excel
7 85 (17.10%) PRINCE2
8 71 (14.29%) SAP
9 66 (13.28%) MS Office
10 62 (12.47%) Banking
11 57 (11.47%) QMS
12 55 (11.07%) Risk Management
13 54 (10.87%) SQL
13 54 (10.87%) Security Cleared
14 48 (9.66%) SQL Server
14 48 (9.66%) HP
15 46 (9.26%) Degree
15 46 (9.26%) Business Analysis
16 45 (9.05%) ITIL
17 40 (8.05%) Management Information System
18 39 (7.85%) MS Project
18 39 (7.85%) VBA
18 39 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (7.85%) SC Cleared
19 37 (7.44%) Oracle
19 37 (7.44%) Change Management
20 36 (7.24%) Change Control
21 33 (6.64%) SharePoint
22 32 (6.44%) ISTQB
23 30 (6.04%) Telecoms

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 33 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.62%) Apache
3 11 (2.21%) SAS
4 10 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.81%) IIS
6 7 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.01%) OpenROAD
7 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.60%) nginx
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.60%) Documentum
9 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.40%) CMS
10 2 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 91 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 66 (13.28%) MS Office
3 39 (7.85%) MS Project
4 19 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.80%) SPSS
7 3 (0.60%) Stata
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 26 (5.23%) SAP QM
2 5 (1.01%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.01%) SAP PM
2 5 (1.01%) HFM
3 4 (0.80%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.80%) SAP EWM
4 3 (0.60%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.40%) Maximo
5 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.40%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.22%) Firewall
2 10 (2.01%) Wireless
3 8 (1.61%) Internet
4 7 (1.41%) SSL
4 7 (1.41%) WAN
5 6 (1.21%) LAN
5 6 (1.21%) VPN
6 5 (1.01%) MPLS
7 4 (0.80%) VoIP
7 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.60%) DNS
8 3 (0.60%) HTTP
8 3 (0.60%) DHCP
9 2 (0.40%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.40%) 3G
9 2 (0.40%) 2G
9 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.40%) 4G
10 1 (0.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.20%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.22%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.41%) Ingres
6 6 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.01%) 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%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.60%) DTS
9 3 (0.60%) MySQL
10 2 (0.40%) QlikView
10 2 (0.40%) MS Access
10 2 (0.40%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.40%) DataStage
10 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.41%) JIRA
2 11 (2.21%) Selenium
3 9 (1.81%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.80%) Subversion
5 4 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.60%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.40%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.40%) FishEye
8 1 (0.20%) Gradle
8 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.20%) SAP CE
8 1 (0.20%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 190 (38.23%) Finance
2 62 (12.47%) Banking
3 30 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 28 (5.63%) Retail
5 25 (5.03%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.21%) Automotive
8 11 (2.21%) Marketing
9 10 (2.01%) Legal
10 9 (1.81%) Publishing
11 7 (1.41%) Front Office
11 7 (1.41%) Back Office
11 7 (1.41%) Military
12 6 (1.21%) German Language
13 5 (1.01%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.60%) Games
14 3 (0.60%) Billing
15 2 (0.40%) French Language
16 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 98 (19.72%) Project Manager
2 96 (19.32%) Analyst
3 40 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 39 (7.85%) Consultant
5 26 (5.23%) SAP Consultant
6 24 (4.83%) Quality Manager
7 22 (4.43%) Developer
8 21 (4.23%) Tester
9 16 (3.22%) Test Leader
10 15 (3.02%) QA Manager
10 15 (3.02%) Senior Manager
10 15 (3.02%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.02%) SAP QM Consultant
11 12 (2.41%) QA Engineer
11 12 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
11 12 (2.41%) Test Analyst
12 11 (2.21%) QA Tester
12 11 (2.21%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (2.21%) MI Analyst
13 10 (2.01%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.23%) Web Services
2 20 (4.02%) .NET
3 7 (1.41%) JMS
4 5 (1.01%) Middleware
4 5 (1.01%) Java EE
5 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.80%) XML
5 4 (0.80%) HTML
5 4 (0.80%) J2EE
6 3 (0.60%) Spring
7 2 (0.40%) Velocity
7 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.40%) JSON
7 2 (0.40%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.40%) BAPI
7 2 (0.40%) XHTML
7 2 (0.40%) XSLT
7 2 (0.40%) CSS
7 2 (0.40%) COM
7 2 (0.40%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.05%) Management Information System
2 17 (3.42%) NHS
3 16 (3.22%) Statistics
3 16 (3.22%) PMI
4 10 (2.01%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.01%) Economics
5 9 (1.81%) Data Integration
5 9 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.41%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.21%) Market Risk
7 6 (1.21%) Data Extraction
8 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.01%) Derivative
9 4 (0.80%) Replication
9 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.80%) FMCG
9 4 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.43%) Windows
2 20 (4.02%) Linux
3 13 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.21%) UNIX
6 8 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.01%) AIX
9 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.80%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) HPUX
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.20%) pSOS
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (33.40%) Project Management
2 104 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 85 (17.10%) PRINCE2
4 57 (11.47%) QMS
5 55 (11.07%) Risk Management
6 46 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 45 (9.05%) ITIL
8 39 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (7.44%) Change Management
10 36 (7.24%) Change Control
11 28 (5.63%) Programme Management
11 28 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (5.43%) Resource Management
13 25 (5.03%) Project Planning
14 23 (4.63%) Test Strategy
15 22 (4.43%) Data Management
15 22 (4.43%) Document Management
16 20 (4.02%) Mentoring
16 20 (4.02%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (10.87%) SQL
2 39 (7.85%) VBA
3 17 (3.42%) Java
4 10 (2.01%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.01%) VB
5 8 (1.61%) C#
5 8 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.41%) C-shell
6 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.41%) VB6
6 7 (1.41%) Jython
6 7 (1.41%) Korn
7 6 (1.21%) C
8 5 (1.01%) Scala
8 5 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.80%) Python
9 4 (0.80%) ABAP
9 4 (0.80%) MATLAB
9 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.26%) Degree
3 39 (7.85%) SC Cleared
4 32 (6.44%) ISTQB
5 25 (5.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (4.43%) MOS
7 21 (4.23%) PMI Certification
8 20 (4.02%) ISEB
9 15 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (2.82%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.21%) PMP
12 8 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.21%) APMP
15 4 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (0.60%) SAP Certification
16 3 (0.60%) EXIN
17 2 (0.40%) CCNA
17 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (25.15%) QA
2 22 (4.43%) ISO 9001
3 21 (4.23%) Data Quality
4 18 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.41%) SLA
7 6 (1.21%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.80%) GMP
8 4 (0.80%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.40%) GxP
10 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.20%) EMIR
11 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.20%) FATCA
11 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.41%) Puppet
3 5 (1.01%) Control-M
4 3 (0.60%) SCCM
5 2 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.20%) SCOM
6 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 111 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.29%) SAP
3 48 (9.66%) HP
4 37 (7.44%) Oracle
5 14 (2.82%) Business Objects
6 12 (2.41%) Cisco
6 12 (2.41%) IBM
7 9 (1.81%) hybris
8 7 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.41%) Informatica
8 7 (1.41%) JBoss
8 7 (1.41%) VMware
9 6 (1.21%) Citrix
10 5 (1.01%) Splunk
10 5 (1.01%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.01%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.01%) GoldenSource
11 4 (0.80%) Planview
11 4 (0.80%) Cognos
11 4 (0.80%) Remedy
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £333 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Credit Suisse
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Thame
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
EMBL
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Kidlington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 13 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
DP Connect
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago