Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 November 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 453 445
Rank change year-on-year -54 -8 +23
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 406 502 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.58% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 339 298
UK median daily rate £400 £410 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% -1.35% +0.76%
10th Percentile £266 £244 £271
90th Percentile £620 £603 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 19
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -41.86% +8.18%
10th Percentile £15.46 £16.88 £21.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £42.78 £88.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% -37.50% -10.11%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Quality Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Quality Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Quality Management in the UK

Quality Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Management in the UK

Quality Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Management over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Management in the UK

Quality Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Management in the UK

Quality Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Management over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Quality Management in the UK

Quality Management
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England -44 375 £425 +2.72% 41
UK excluding London -26 252 £350 -6.67% 33
London -26 138 £494 -1.25% 12
South East +3 70 £431 +19.79% 10
North of England -28 50 £323 -8.35% 9
South West +40 48 £400 +23.08% 5
Midlands -3 31 £313 -30.56% 3
East of England -12 27 £450 - 2
North East +11 25 £320 +8.47% 1
North West +12 22 £338 -4.93% 7
Scotland -4 22 £355 +18.33% 1
East Midlands +5 16 £225 -45.78% 2
West Midlands -1 13 £313 -37.50% 1
Wales +12 5 £300 -28.99% 2
Yorkshire -16 3 £280 -25.33% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Quality Management.

1 101 (24.88%) Finance
2 83 (20.44%) Project Management
3 80 (19.70%) ITIL
4 67 (16.50%) Windows
4 67 (16.50%) Microsoft
4 67 (16.50%) QMS
5 66 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (13.79%) SQL
7 55 (13.55%) Change Management
8 54 (13.30%) Data Quality
9 53 (13.05%) Degree
10 52 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (12.56%) Linux
12 48 (11.82%) Security Cleared
13 44 (10.84%) Risk Management
13 44 (10.84%) Oracle
14 43 (10.59%) SharePoint
14 43 (10.59%) Validation
15 42 (10.34%) Migration
15 42 (10.34%) QA
16 41 (10.10%) SAP
17 40 (9.85%) Microsoft Excel
18 39 (9.61%) Microsoft Office
18 39 (9.61%) PMO
19 36 (8.87%) Change Control
19 36 (8.87%) PRINCE2
19 36 (8.87%) Data Analysis
20 34 (8.37%) Microsoft Project
20 34 (8.37%) SC Cleared
21 33 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement

Quality Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 43 (10.59%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.20%) Skype for Business
3 10 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.97%) Apache
5 6 (1.48%) CMS
5 6 (1.48%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.48%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (1.23%) IIS
7 4 (0.99%) Confluence
7 4 (0.99%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.99%) nginx
7 4 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.74%) Documentum
9 2 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.49%) SAS
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (9.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (9.61%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (8.37%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (4.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (3.45%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.20%) SAP QM
2 10 (2.46%) SAP PP
3 7 (1.72%) SAP MM
4 6 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.48%) SAP SD
5 5 (1.23%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.99%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.99%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.99%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.99%) SAP SCM
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.49%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.49%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.71%) Office 365
2 8 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.23%) Slack
3 5 (1.23%) Trello
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.74%) npm
5 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.49%) GitHub
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
5 2 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.94%) SAN
2 15 (3.69%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (2.71%) WAN
3 11 (2.71%) WLAN
4 10 (2.46%) LAN
5 8 (1.97%) Skype
6 6 (1.48%) Firewall
7 5 (1.23%) Internet
7 5 (1.23%) LDAP
7 5 (1.23%) Network Security
7 5 (1.23%) SSL
7 5 (1.23%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.99%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.74%) VLAN
9 3 (0.74%) VoIP
9 3 (0.74%) VPN
10 2 (0.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.19%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (2.96%) Big Data
5 11 (2.71%) GIS
6 10 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.72%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.48%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.99%) Power BI
11 4 (0.99%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.74%) HBase
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (4.19%) JIRA
2 12 (2.96%) Subversion
3 9 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.97%) Selenium
5 6 (1.48%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.23%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.99%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.74%) Bower
8 3 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.74%) gulp
8 3 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.74%) Mocha
8 3 (0.74%) Protractor
8 3 (0.74%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.49%) JMeter
9 2 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 101 (24.88%) Finance
2 33 (8.13%) Manufacturing
2 33 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.65%) Banking
4 21 (5.17%) Retail
5 14 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.20%) Front Office
7 12 (2.96%) Marketing
8 10 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.97%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.72%) Publishing
11 6 (1.48%) Back Office
12 5 (1.23%) Automotive
13 4 (0.99%) Advertising
13 4 (0.99%) Billing
13 4 (0.99%) German Language
14 3 (0.74%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.74%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.74%) Korean Language
14 3 (0.74%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 86 (21.18%) Analyst
2 47 (11.58%) Project Manager
3 28 (6.90%) Developer
4 27 (6.65%) Consultant
5 18 (4.43%) Business Analyst
5 18 (4.43%) SAP Consultant
6 17 (4.19%) Data Analyst
7 16 (3.94%) PMO Analyst
8 14 (3.45%) Support Analyst
9 12 (2.96%) Architect
10 11 (2.71%) Backup Engineer
11 10 (2.46%) IT Analyst
12 9 (2.22%) Operations Manager
12 9 (2.22%) Service Manager
12 9 (2.22%) Trainer
13 8 (1.97%) Applications Support
13 8 (1.97%) Integration Engineer
13 8 (1.97%) Quality Manager
13 8 (1.97%) SAP QM Consultant
13 8 (1.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.67%) XML
2 16 (3.94%) .NET
3 15 (3.69%) J2EE
4 13 (3.20%) Web Services
5 8 (1.97%) JSF
6 6 (1.48%) HTML
7 5 (1.23%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (0.99%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.99%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.99%) SAML
8 4 (0.99%) SPNEGO
8 4 (0.99%) WCF
8 4 (0.99%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 3 (0.74%) Backbone.js
9 3 (0.74%) CSS
9 3 (0.74%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.74%) jQuery
9 3 (0.74%) RESTful
9 3 (0.74%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (7.39%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.20%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.71%) Replication
5 10 (2.46%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.22%) e-Learning
7 7 (1.72%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.48%) Optoelectronics
8 6 (1.48%) User Experience
9 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.23%) IVR
10 4 (0.99%) FMCG
10 4 (0.99%) Life Science
10 4 (0.99%) NHS
10 4 (0.99%) PKI
10 4 (0.99%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.99%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.50%) Windows
2 51 (12.56%) Linux
3 24 (5.91%) Unix
4 15 (3.69%) Solaris
4 15 (3.69%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.45%) AIX
6 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.99%) HPUX
7 4 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.74%) CentOS
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) Android
10 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (20.44%) Project Management
2 80 (19.70%) ITIL
3 67 (16.50%) QMS
4 66 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (13.55%) Change Management
6 52 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (10.84%) Risk Management
8 43 (10.59%) Validation
9 42 (10.34%) Migration
10 36 (8.87%) Change Control
10 36 (8.87%) Data Analysis
10 36 (8.87%) PRINCE2
11 33 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (7.64%) Service Delivery
13 30 (7.39%) Service Management
14 28 (6.90%) ERP
15 27 (6.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 26 (6.40%) Test Automation
17 25 (6.16%) Data Modelling
17 25 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.79%) SQL
2 22 (5.42%) Java
3 21 (5.17%) C
4 19 (4.68%) PL/SQL
5 17 (4.19%) C#
6 14 (3.45%) Python
7 13 (3.20%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.46%) C++
9 6 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.99%) VBA
12 3 (0.74%) Perl
12 3 (0.74%) Scala
13 2 (0.49%) AWK
13 2 (0.49%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.49%) Korn
14 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.25%) VB
14 1 (0.25%) VBScript
14 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 53 (13.05%) Degree
2 48 (11.82%) Security Cleared
3 34 (8.37%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.69%) PMP
5 14 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 13 (3.20%) ISEB
7 12 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.48%) PhD
12 5 (1.23%) CIPD
13 4 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.49%) OCP
15 2 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (13.30%) Data Quality
2 42 (10.34%) QA
3 39 (9.61%) PMO
4 30 (7.39%) ISO 9001
5 25 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (2.96%) SLA
7 11 (2.71%) GMP
8 9 (2.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 9 (2.22%) PCI DSS
9 8 (1.97%) GAMP
9 8 (1.97%) GDPR
10 7 (1.72%) COSO
11 6 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (1.23%) GxP
13 4 (0.99%) EMIR
13 4 (0.99%) ISO 13485
13 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.99%) MiFID
14 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 10 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) GlusterFS
2 2 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
3 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (3.69%) NetBackup
2 13 (3.20%) EMC NetWorker
2 13 (3.20%) HP Data Protector
3 11 (2.71%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.74%) MOM
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.49%) SCCM
7 2 (0.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.25%) Ansible
8 1 (0.25%) Control-M
8 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.25%) Oozie
8 1 (0.25%) SCOM
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.84%) Oracle
3 41 (10.10%) SAP
4 27 (6.65%) HP
5 26 (6.40%) Cisco
6 20 (4.93%) IBM
7 15 (3.69%) Brocade
7 15 (3.69%) EMC
8 13 (3.20%) Symantec
8 13 (3.20%) Veritas
9 12 (2.96%) Adobe
10 11 (2.71%) Veeam
11 8 (1.97%) Huawei
12 7 (1.72%) Google
13 6 (1.48%) Fujitsu
14 5 (1.23%) Nortel
14 5 (1.23%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.23%) Siemens
14 5 (1.23%) VMware
15 4 (0.99%) Sitecore