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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 396 372 342
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -30
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 225 215 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.56% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 115 134
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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 £242 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £440
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £31.25 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.00 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+51.72% -19.44%

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
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 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -11 200 £400 -5.88% 50
London -1 99 £400 -15.78% 18
South East -12 36 £400 -5.88% 18
City of London +20 25 £400 -16.66% 2
Scotland -9 18 £380 -13.14% 2
East of England -11 17 £500 +17.64% 1
Edinburgh -2 15 £380 -16.71%
Surrey -4 13 £400 -6.97% 4
East Midlands +10 12 £410 -
West Midlands -9 10 £388 -17.11% 2
North West -9 9 £600 +48.05% 5
Hertfordshire 0 8 £500 +42.85%
Berkshire +4 7 £333 -21.64% 3
Yorkshire -18 7 £295 -26.25% 1
Derbyshire - 7 £348 -
Reading +20 5 £450 +5.88% 2
Cheshire +12 5 - -
Hampshire -17 5 £319 -46.83% 1
Watford - 5 - -
West Sussex -6 4 £420 +0.59% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £400 -
Cambridge +6 3 £550 -
Coventry -6 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £550 +120.00%
West Yorkshire -9 3 £338 -33.33% 1
South West -33 3 £325 -22.10% 4
Warwickshire -6 2 - -
Manchester -12 2 £350 +9.71% 3
Essex -16 2 £425 -

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 201 (40.20%) Finance
2 160 (32.00%) Project Management
3 102 (20.40%) QA
4 98 (19.60%) Microsoft
5 94 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (17.60%) PRINCE2
7 80 (16.00%) SAP
8 74 (14.80%) MS Excel
9 73 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (14.00%) Banking
11 68 (13.60%) Business Analysis
12 60 (12.00%) ITIL
12 60 (12.00%) Risk Management
13 55 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
14 54 (10.80%) QMS
15 51 (10.20%) MS Office
16 48 (9.60%) Change Management
17 45 (9.00%) SQL Server
18 44 (8.80%) MS Project
18 44 (8.80%) Degree
19 41 (8.20%) HP
19 41 (8.20%) Management Information System
20 35 (7.00%) SharePoint
20 35 (7.00%) Oracle
21 32 (6.40%) SQL
21 32 (6.40%) SAP QM
22 31 (6.20%) Resource Management
22 31 (6.20%) Project Planning
22 31 (6.20%) Change Control
23 30 (6.00%) Security Cleared

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 35 (7.00%) 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%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.00%) SAS
7 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.40%) Lync
9 2 (0.40%) Liferay
9 2 (0.40%) Confluence
9 2 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 74 (14.80%) MS Excel
2 51 (10.20%) MS Office
3 44 (8.80%) MS Project
4 23 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.80%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.00%) 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%) Simulink
8 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (6.40%) SAP QM
2 6 (1.20%) SAP EWM
3 4 (0.80%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.60%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.60%) HFM
4 3 (0.60%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.40%) Maximo
5 2 (0.40%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.40%) Firewall
2 7 (1.40%) Wireless
2 7 (1.40%) MPLS
2 7 (1.40%) WAN
2 7 (1.40%) HTTP
2 7 (1.40%) SSL
3 6 (1.20%) VPN
3 6 (1.20%) LAN
4 4 (0.80%) VoIP
5 3 (0.60%) SMTP
5 3 (0.60%) DHCP
5 3 (0.60%) FTP
5 3 (0.60%) DNS
5 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.40%) Internet
6 2 (0.40%) GSM
6 2 (0.40%) 3G
6 2 (0.40%) 2G
6 2 (0.40%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.20%) 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%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.80%) DataStage
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.60%) OLAP
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.60%) QlikView
8 2 (0.40%) Ingres
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.40%) DB2
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.60%) JIRA
2 6 (1.20%) Subversion
3 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.80%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.80%) Selenium
5 3 (0.60%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.40%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.40%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.40%) Gradle
6 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) Toad
7 1 (0.20%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 201 (40.20%) Finance
2 70 (14.00%) Banking
3 30 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 27 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.00%) Retail
6 18 (3.60%) Manufacturing
7 16 (3.20%) Legal
8 14 (2.80%) Automotive
9 13 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (2.40%) Marketing
11 8 (1.60%) Publishing
12 7 (1.40%) Retail Banking
13 6 (1.20%) Front Office
13 6 (1.20%) Back Office
14 5 (1.00%) Military
14 5 (1.00%) German Language
15 3 (0.60%) Billing
16 2 (0.40%) Games
16 2 (0.40%) Advertising
17 1 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (21.00%) Project Manager
2 102 (20.40%) Analyst
3 55 (11.00%) Business Analyst
4 49 (9.80%) Consultant
5 32 (6.40%) SAP Consultant
6 31 (6.20%) Quality Manager
7 23 (4.60%) Architect
8 22 (4.40%) 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
12 12 (2.40%) Tester
13 11 (2.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 11 (2.20%) QA Manager
14 9 (1.80%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.60%) .NET
1 18 (3.60%) Web Services
2 14 (2.80%) Middleware
3 11 (2.20%) JMS
4 9 (1.80%) Java EE
5 5 (1.00%) XML
5 5 (1.00%) J2EE
6 4 (0.80%) HTML
6 4 (0.80%) Spring
7 3 (0.60%) OLE
7 3 (0.60%) JSON
7 3 (0.60%) Velocity
7 3 (0.60%) Struts
7 3 (0.60%) XSLT
7 3 (0.60%) Servlets
7 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.40%) CSS
8 2 (0.40%) XHTML
8 2 (0.40%) JSR 168
8 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.20%) 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
8 10 (2.00%) Data Extraction
9 8 (1.60%) Economics
10 7 (1.40%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.20%) Market Risk
11 6 (1.20%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.00%) Derivative
12 5 (1.00%) User Experience
13 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.80%) Replication
13 4 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.80%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.80%) FMCG
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 Server 2003
6 6 (1.20%) Windows 7
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
1 160 (32.00%) Project Management
2 94 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (17.60%) PRINCE2
4 73 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (13.60%) Business Analysis
6 60 (12.00%) Risk Management
6 60 (12.00%) ITIL
7 54 (10.80%) QMS
8 48 (9.60%) Change Management
9 31 (6.20%) Change Control
9 31 (6.20%) Project Planning
9 31 (6.20%) Resource Management
10 28 (5.60%) Programme Management
11 23 (4.60%) Matrix Management
12 22 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (4.40%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.20%) Analytics
13 21 (4.20%) Data Analysis
13 21 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.40%) SQL
2 16 (3.20%) Java
3 14 (2.80%) VBA
4 12 (2.40%) Shell Script
4 12 (2.40%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.20%) C-shell
5 11 (2.20%) Jython
5 11 (2.20%) Korn
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%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.60%) Python
10 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.40%) Lua
11 2 (0.40%) Groovy
11 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.40%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 44 (8.80%) Degree
2 30 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 21 (4.20%) PMI Certification
4 20 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.00%) ISEB
6 12 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (2.40%) MOS
7 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.80%) PMP
9 8 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.60%) APMP
9 8 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.60%) EXIN
11 2 (0.40%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (20.40%) QA
2 30 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 22 (4.40%) ISO 9001
3 22 (4.40%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.00%) SLA
4 10 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.20%) Solvency II
6 5 (1.00%) Basel II
7 4 (0.80%) GxP
7 4 (0.80%) GMP
7 4 (0.80%) Basel III
8 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.60%) FATCA
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.40%) TickIT
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
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%) XenServer
5 2 (0.40%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
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%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.20%) WMI
4 1 (0.20%) SCCM
4 1 (0.20%) SCOM
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 98 (19.60%) Microsoft
2 80 (16.00%) SAP
3 41 (8.20%) 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 7 (1.40%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.00%) Planview
12 4 (0.80%) Tandberg
12 4 (0.80%) 3PAR
12 4 (0.80%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.80%) Informatica
12 4 (0.80%) McAfee
12 4 (0.80%) Sun
13 3 (0.60%) Intel
13 3 (0.60%) Citrix
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