The table below looks at the statistics for TQM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TQM over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Total Quality Managment (TQM)
Rank 589 591 549
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -42
Contract jobs citing TQM 5 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.012% 0.022% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
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£403 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £19.00

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

TQM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TQM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TQM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TQM
Daily Rate Trend

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

TQM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TQM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

TQM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TQM
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TQM within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 -5 5 £403 -19.50% 1
Derbyshire - 4 £403 -
East Midlands - 4 £403 -
Chesterfield - 3 £403 -
North West -25 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

TQM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TQM 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 TQM.

1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (50.00%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (50.00%) PLM
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) iSeries
2 4 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
5 1 (12.50%) EDMS
5 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) GAMP
5 1 (12.50%) GMP

TQM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TQM 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 TQM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) EDMS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Validation Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Service Improvement Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (50.00%) iSeries
1 4 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (50.00%) PLM
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) CAPA
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) GAMP
2 1 (12.50%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft