Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 181 195
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 -17
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 27 26 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.43% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.51% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 34
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +23.08% -35.00%
10th Percentile £275 £321 £271
90th Percentile £538 £461 £506
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North West median hourly rate - £14.00 £47.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.66% +28.95%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £47.71
% change year-on-year +60.00% -58.08% +28.95%

Quality Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,431 5,102 6,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.28% 84.53% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 3,304 4,214
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +2.09% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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
Cheshire +10 13 £325 -10.34% 2
Lancashire +14 8 £477 +27.07% 5
Merseyside - 4 £550 - 2
Manchester -10 3 £500 +25.00% 3
Quality Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Data Management
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) Data Quality
4 7 (25.93%) Master Data Management
4 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) e-Learning
5 6 (22.22%) Office 365
5 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
5 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (22.22%) Skype
5 6 (22.22%) QA
6 5 (18.52%) Data Architecture
6 5 (18.52%) SFIA
6 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (18.52%) Information Management
7 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
7 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
7 4 (14.81%) ETL
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (14.81%) XML
7 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum

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 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
2 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.41%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) Slack
2 4 (14.81%) Trello
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Skype
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Big Data
1 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
1 4 (14.81%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Power BI
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) ClearQuest
1 3 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Data Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Trainer
2 4 (14.81%) Performance Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Planning Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Risk Manager
3 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Planning Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Risk Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (22.22%) e-Learning
2 4 (14.81%) Reference Data
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Interactive TV
4 1 (3.70%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Data Management
3 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
3 7 (25.93%) Master Data Management
4 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) Data Architecture
5 5 (18.52%) Information Management
5 5 (18.52%) SFIA
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
6 4 (14.81%) ETL
6 4 (14.81%) IT Governance
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (14.81%) Statistics
6 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) CIPD
2 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) Data Quality
2 6 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
3 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) DataFlux