The table below looks at the statistics for Quality Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quality Management over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 107 98 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 14 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.56% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.11% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £462 £928
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £418 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.88% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
Quality Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1702 1436 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.94% 68.81% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 775 815
Average daily rate £375 £357 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 51 105
Average hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Quality Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Quality Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Quality Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quality Management across the West Midlands region.

Quality Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Quality Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management across the West Midlands region.

Quality Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Quality Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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
Coventry +1 5 - -
Birmingham -4 3 £400 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £356 -
Dudley - - - -
Quality Management
England

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 12 (37.50%) SAP
2 10 (31.25%) Finance
3 9 (28.13%) Automotive
4 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
4 8 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) VBA
5 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 6 (18.75%) SAP QM
6 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
6 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.63%) Business Objects
6 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) MS Office
7 4 (12.50%) SAS
7 4 (12.50%) Banking
7 4 (12.50%) QA
8 3 (9.38%) QMS
8 3 (9.38%) Logistics
8 3 (9.38%) Analytics
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) SAP EWM
9 2 (6.25%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) HPUX
9 2 (6.25%) Linux
9 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
9 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.25%) UNIX

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) SAP QM
2 3 (9.38%) SAP EWM
3 1 (3.13%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (3.13%) SAP CO
3 1 (3.13%) SAP FI
3 1 (3.13%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LTE
1 1 (3.13%) GSM
1 1 (3.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Automotive
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) MI Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) SAP QM Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) UNIX Support
6 2 (6.25%) UNIX Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) ICT Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Design Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) HR Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) RF Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) SAP EWM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.13%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) HPUX
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
1 8 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) QMS
4 3 (9.38%) Logistics
4 3 (9.38%) Analytics
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Use Case
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
1 6 (18.75%) VBA
2 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) SAP
2 5 (15.63%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft