The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Management
England / South West
Rank 113 117 139
Rank change year-on-year +4 +22  
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 24 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.93% 0.79% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.99% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 2
Median daily rate £413 £350 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +19.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +5.37% -7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £34.83
% change year-on-year -45.00% +43.57%  

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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2317 2454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.55% 79.87% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1527 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Quality Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

Quality Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Management in the South West

Quality Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Management in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Management in the South West

Quality Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Management in the South West

Quality Management
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Wiltshire +1 9 £288 +1.32% 1
Bristol +2 7 £450 +28.57% 1
Gloucestershire +6 3 £395 -
Devon - 3 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Quality Management
England

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Quality Management.

1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (29.41%) QMS
5 9 (26.47%) Degree
6 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 8 (23.53%) Process Improvement
6 8 (23.53%) Change Control
6 8 (23.53%) PMO
7 7 (20.59%) IBM
7 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
7 7 (20.59%) Banking
8 6 (17.65%) Retail
8 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
8 6 (17.65%) Programme Governance
8 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (14.71%) Pega
9 5 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (14.71%) Analytics
9 5 (14.71%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (14.71%) Robotic Process Automation
9 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
9 5 (14.71%) SOA
9 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (14.71%) Java
9 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
9 5 (14.71%) SQL
9 5 (14.71%) Oracle
9 5 (14.71%) MS Office

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) SAS
3 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.94%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (5.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (5.88%) OLAP
3 2 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.94%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Subversion
1 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
2 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (17.65%) Retail
4 5 (14.71%) Back Office
4 5 (14.71%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) IT Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) BPM Designer
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Designer
4 4 (11.76%) Programme Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Quality Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Governance Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) PMO Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Strategy Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Dojo
1 5 (14.71%) DOM
1 5 (14.71%) jQuery
1 5 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (14.71%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.94%) FMCG
5 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (29.41%) QMS
4 8 (23.53%) Change Control
4 8 (23.53%) Process Improvement
5 6 (17.65%) Programme Governance
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (14.71%) Analytics
6 5 (14.71%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.71%) ITIL
6 5 (14.71%) Process Management
6 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 5 (14.71%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (14.71%) SOA
7 4 (11.76%) Data Management
7 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
7 4 (11.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
1 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.88%) VBA
4 1 (2.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
2 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) ISEB
4 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) PhD
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) PMO
2 4 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 4 (11.76%) QA
3 3 (8.82%) ISO 9000
3 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.82%) ISO19770
4 2 (5.88%) Basel II
4 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.94%) ISO 14001
5 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Pega
2 5 (14.71%) webMethods
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) SAP
4 3 (8.82%) Teradata
5 2 (5.88%) Cognos
5 2 (5.88%) Informatica
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Nortel
6 1 (2.94%) Siemens