The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 103 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 12 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.25% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.38% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
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£400 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £740
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £424
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £44.60 £47.40
% change year-on-year
-29.09% -5.90%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1780 1309 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.01% 66.48% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 662 734
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 56 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Quality Management
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Quality Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 -10 7 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham -4 2 £425 - 2
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Quality Management
England

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) QA
3 8 (28.57%) SAP
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) VBA
4 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (17.86%) Banking
5 5 (17.86%) Business Objects
5 5 (17.86%) MS Office
5 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) SAS
6 4 (14.29%) SAP QM
6 4 (14.29%) Automotive
6 4 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Business Transformation
6 4 (14.29%) Analytics
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) QMS
7 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
8 2 (7.14%) Cognos
8 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.14%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (14.29%) SAS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Documentum
3 1 (3.57%) FileNet
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SAP QM
2 2 (7.14%) SAP EWM
3 1 (3.57%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (3.57%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (14.29%) Automotive
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) SAP Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) MI Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Quality Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) SAP QM Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) HR Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Testing Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP EWM Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) Market Risk
1 2 (7.14%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 4 (14.29%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) QMS
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.14%) Logistics
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.57%) Test Management
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
1 7 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Cognos
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) IBM