The table below looks at the statistics for the Quality Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quality Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Manager
Rank 566 543 579
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Manager 45 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.075% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.081% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 3
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£375 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £229 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £559 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Quality Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quality Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Quality Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quality Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quality Manager within the UK.

Quality Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Quality Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Manager within the UK.

Quality Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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 -9 43 £383 -23.50% 45
London +15 19 £390 -27.77% 4
South East +1 15 £360 -20.00% 18
Berkshire +11 8 £325 +13.04% 3
City of London +39 7 £390 -31.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £438 -
North West -5 3 £375 +7.14% 2
Reading +7 2 £325 +13.04%
East of England -21 2 - - 6
West Midlands - 2 - - 8
Coventry - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £395 -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 6
Wales - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 4
Glasgow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -

Quality Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality Manager in their job title 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 with Quality Manager in their job title.

1 48 (56.47%) QA
2 28 (32.94%) Project Management
3 23 (27.06%) Quality Management
3 23 (27.06%) Finance
4 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 14 (16.47%) PRINCE2
6 13 (15.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.94%) ISO 9001
8 11 (12.94%) Migration
9 10 (11.76%) SQL
9 10 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (11.76%) Data Quality
9 10 (11.76%) QMS
10 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
10 9 (10.59%) ITIL
11 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
11 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (8.24%) Banking
12 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
12 7 (8.24%) GxP
12 7 (8.24%) Client/Server
12 7 (8.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (7.06%) Wireless
13 6 (7.06%) Service Management
13 6 (7.06%) .NET
13 6 (7.06%) Business Analysis
13 6 (7.06%) Performance Testing

Quality Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality Manager in their job title 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 with Quality Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP QM
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) Wireless
2 5 (5.88%) 2G
2 5 (5.88%) 3G
3 3 (3.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) Subversion
2 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (8.24%) Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 3 (3.53%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Front Office
5 3 (3.53%) Automotive
5 3 (3.53%) Legal
6 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.35%) Local Government
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (1.18%) German Language
7 1 (1.18%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 4 (4.71%) Java EE
3 3 (3.53%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.88%) NHS
3 4 (4.71%) PMI
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Windows
1 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Project Management
2 23 (27.06%) Quality Management
3 14 (16.47%) PRINCE2
4 13 (15.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (12.94%) Migration
6 10 (11.76%) QMS
7 9 (10.59%) ITIL
8 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (7.06%) Service Management
10 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.06%) Programme Management
10 6 (7.06%) Validation
10 6 (7.06%) Business Analysis
10 6 (7.06%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Coaching
11 5 (5.88%) Data Privacy
11 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) C
2 4 (4.71%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.53%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) CRISC
3 1 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) CISA
3 1 (1.18%) CISM
3 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (56.47%) QA
2 11 (12.94%) ISO 9001
3 10 (11.76%) Data Quality
4 7 (8.24%) GxP
4 7 (8.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (2.35%) SLA
7 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
7 1 (1.18%) FATCA
7 1 (1.18%) EMIR
7 1 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Remedy
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle
2 2 (2.35%) Business Objects
2 2 (2.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.18%) Capita
3 1 (1.18%) Agilent
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