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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 148 140
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8  
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 7 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Median daily rate £460 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £344 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £488 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +5.52% +1.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year -16.66% +37.82%  

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 2291 3300 3087
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.94% 82.05% 79.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 2042 1693
Median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 94 147
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Quality Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Quality Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 5 £425 - 4
Cheshire +18 1 £495 +14.45%
Lancashire +6 1 - -
Quality Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (23.81%) UML
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) QA
4 4 (19.05%) Use Case
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Data Governance
4 4 (19.05%) Data Quality
4 4 (19.05%) User Stories
4 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
5 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (14.29%) Dependency Management
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) ITSM
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) SAP QM
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (9.52%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Avionics
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Process Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SAP QM Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) FMCG
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) UML
4 4 (19.05%) Data Governance
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Use Case
4 4 (19.05%) User Stories
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Dependency Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) ITSM
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) QMS
6 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) C++
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) APMP
3 1 (4.76%) ECDL
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) Data Quality
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Jaspersoft
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