Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Quality Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Quality Management over the 6 months to 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Management
England > North West
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 190 179
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 -10
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 18 47 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.61% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.74% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 27
North West median daily rate £475 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +11.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £323 £224 £270
90th Percentile £690 £513 £700
England median daily rate £438 £410 £450
% change year-on-year +6.71% -8.89% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £11.50 £47.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +269.57% -75.90% +88.95%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% -26.47% +59.62%

Quality Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4680 6326 6143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.62% 82.31% 79.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2886 3909 3496
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 201 275
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% +27.91%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £24.77 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.92% +13.64% +4.76%

Quality Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Quality Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Quality Management in the North West

Quality Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Management in the North West

Quality Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Management in the North West over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Management in the North West

Quality Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Management in the North West

Quality Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 11 £488 +22.26%
Cheshire +12 3 £475 +31.03%
Cumbria - 2 - -
Lancashire +14 1 - -
Merseyside -3 1 - - 1
Quality Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Quality Management.

1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 3 (16.67%) Metadata Management
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) QA
4 3 (16.67%) QMS
4 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) Games
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Content Management
4 3 (16.67%) Interactive TV
5 2 (11.11%) Banking
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) SAP QM
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Use Case
5 2 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring

Quality Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP QM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Avionics
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) SAP QM Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Interactive TV
2 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
3 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) FMCG
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (5.56%) PMI
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Content Management
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
3 3 (16.67%) Metadata Management
3 3 (16.67%) QMS
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (11.11%) Use Case
4 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
2 1 (5.56%) GxP
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft