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 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
UK
Rank 410 428 403
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25  
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 203 221 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 123 128
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £269 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +5.37% -7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 10
Median hourly rate £32.50 £46.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.10% +27.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £19.83 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.80 £60.00
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Quality Management in the UK

Quality Management
Top 30 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 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
England +15 178 £450 +2.85% 39
London +30 69 £538 +7.50% 10
South East +21 40 £475 +1.71% 11
South West +4 24 £413 +17.85% 2
Scotland +23 16 £420 -13.84%
Hampshire +16 15 £380 -52.50% 1
Berkshire +27 14 £475 +9.51% 3
West Midlands +22 12 £413 - 3
East Midlands +11 11 £218 -44.81%
North West +15 10 £413 -6.25% 4
City of London +5 9 £650 +18.18% 1
Wiltshire +1 9 £288 +1.32% 1
Manchester +14 8 £413 -17.50% 2
Surrey +5 8 £533 +13.60% 3
Bristol +2 7 £450 +28.57% 1
Cardiff - 7 £500 -
South Wales - 7 £500 -
Wales - 7 £500 -
Reading +19 6 - -
Erskine - 6 £430 -
Derbyshire - 6 £165 -
Coventry - 6 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £430 -
Birmingham +5 5 £375 -
Aberdeen +2 5 £450 -
Edinburgh +12 4 £311 -17.13%
Nottingham +11 4 £375 -5.06%
Nottinghamshire +10 4 £375 -5.06%
Yorkshire +8 4 £465 +40.90% 2
Derby - 4 £191 -

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Quality Management.

1 116 (27.68%) Finance
2 81 (19.33%) Project Management
3 77 (18.38%) QMS
4 74 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (15.75%) Oracle
6 65 (15.51%) Change Control
7 64 (15.27%) Linux
8 63 (15.04%) QA
9 57 (13.60%) Migration
9 57 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (13.13%) Data Quality
11 54 (12.89%) Management Information System
12 53 (12.65%) ITIL
13 52 (12.41%) Change Management
14 49 (11.69%) Degree
14 49 (11.69%) Security Cleared
15 48 (11.46%) Windows
16 44 (10.50%) MS Excel
16 44 (10.50%) Microsoft
16 44 (10.50%) Subversion
17 43 (10.26%) PRINCE2
18 42 (10.02%) SQL
19 41 (9.79%) Continuous Improvement
20 38 (9.07%) Risk Management
20 38 (9.07%) SAP
20 38 (9.07%) Validation
21 37 (8.83%) Data Management
22 36 (8.59%) Java
22 36 (8.59%) SDLC
23 34 (8.11%) SC Cleared

Quality Management
Top Related 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 28 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.82%) Apache
3 13 (3.10%) JBoss
4 12 (2.86%) ATG Dynamo
4 12 (2.86%) SAS
4 12 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 12 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.67%) nginx
5 7 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.43%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.95%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.95%) Liferay
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (10.50%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.44%) MS Office
3 23 (5.49%) MS Visio
4 17 (4.06%) MS Project
5 13 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (2.63%) SAP QM
2 6 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.72%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.72%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.48%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.48%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.48%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.24%) Demantra
6 1 (0.24%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PP-PI
6 1 (0.24%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.43%) GitHub
1 6 (1.43%) Office 365
2 5 (1.19%) IBM Blueworks
3 4 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.95%) PaaS
3 4 (0.95%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) Slack
4 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.01%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.58%) Firewall
3 11 (2.63%) LAN
3 11 (2.63%) WAN
4 10 (2.39%) BGP
4 10 (2.39%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (2.39%) MPLS
4 10 (2.39%) OSPF
5 9 (2.15%) Internet
5 9 (2.15%) Multicast
5 9 (2.15%) Wireless
6 5 (1.19%) Skype
7 4 (0.95%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.95%) Network Security
8 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.48%) SAN
9 2 (0.48%) SWIFTNet
9 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.44%) Oracle Database
1 27 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.39%) QlikView
6 10 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.91%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.72%) MS Access
11 3 (0.72%) OLAP
11 3 (0.72%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.48%) Big Data
12 2 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 44 (10.50%) Subversion
2 22 (5.25%) TeamCity
3 13 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.86%) Ant
4 12 (2.86%) JIRA
4 12 (2.86%) Log4j
5 7 (1.67%) ERwin
6 6 (1.43%) Gradle
7 5 (1.19%) Selenium
8 4 (0.95%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.95%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.95%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.48%) Rational Software Modeler
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 116 (27.68%) Finance
2 30 (7.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (6.21%) Retail
4 25 (5.97%) Banking
5 23 (5.49%) Front Office
5 23 (5.49%) Telecoms
6 22 (5.25%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.15%) Marketing
7 9 (2.15%) Publishing
8 7 (1.67%) Legal
9 6 (1.43%) General Ledger
10 5 (1.19%) Back Office
10 5 (1.19%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.95%) German Language
11 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.95%) Law
12 3 (0.72%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.72%) Korean Language
12 3 (0.72%) Russian Language
12 3 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (19.33%) Analyst
2 55 (13.13%) Project Manager
3 54 (12.89%) Developer
4 39 (9.31%) Consultant
5 24 (5.73%) Architect
6 21 (5.01%) C++ Developer
6 21 (5.01%) Linux Developer
7 19 (4.53%) C# Developer
8 18 (4.30%) C++/C# Developer
9 17 (4.06%) Network Engineer
10 16 (3.82%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (3.82%) SAP Consultant
11 15 (3.58%) C++ Pricing Developer
12 14 (3.34%) PMO Analyst
13 13 (3.10%) IT Analyst
13 13 (3.10%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.86%) C# Pricing Developer
14 12 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 12 (2.86%) Quality Manager
14 12 (2.86%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.16%) XML
2 18 (4.30%) J2EE
2 18 (4.30%) Servlets
3 16 (3.82%) .NET
3 16 (3.82%) XSLT
4 13 (3.10%) JMS
5 12 (2.86%) JDBC
5 12 (2.86%) JSP
5 12 (2.86%) Web Services
6 9 (2.15%) HTML
7 7 (1.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 6 (1.43%) Spring
8 6 (1.43%) Velocity
9 5 (1.19%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.19%) Dojo
9 5 (1.19%) DOM
9 5 (1.19%) jQuery
9 5 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.95%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.89%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.64%) Computer Science
4 21 (5.01%) Fixed Income
5 14 (3.34%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.86%) e-Learning
7 11 (2.63%) User Experience
8 10 (2.39%) CMDB
8 10 (2.39%) FMCG
9 9 (2.15%) Life Science
10 8 (1.91%) PMI
11 6 (1.43%) Learning Management System
11 6 (1.43%) NHS
12 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.19%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.19%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.27%) Linux
2 48 (11.46%) Windows
3 28 (6.68%) Unix
4 11 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.39%) CatOS
6 9 (2.15%) Solaris
7 8 (1.91%) AIX
8 5 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.19%) zOS
9 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.48%) HPUX
10 2 (0.48%) pSOS
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (19.33%) Project Management
2 77 (18.38%) QMS
3 74 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (15.51%) Change Control
5 57 (13.60%) Migration
5 57 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (12.65%) ITIL
7 52 (12.41%) Change Management
8 43 (10.26%) PRINCE2
9 41 (9.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 38 (9.07%) Risk Management
10 38 (9.07%) Validation
11 37 (8.83%) Data Management
12 36 (8.59%) SDLC
13 32 (7.64%) Analytics
14 30 (7.16%) Software Testing
15 27 (6.44%) Data Migration
16 26 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (6.21%) Problem Management
17 25 (5.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.02%) SQL
2 36 (8.59%) Java
3 32 (7.64%) C#
4 29 (6.92%) JavaScript
4 29 (6.92%) Python
5 25 (5.97%) C++
6 20 (4.77%) Shell Script
7 18 (4.30%) Perl
8 15 (3.58%) C
9 10 (2.39%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.39%) VB
10 6 (1.43%) Groovy
10 6 (1.43%) Scala
11 5 (1.19%) Ruby
11 5 (1.19%) VBA
12 4 (0.95%) ABAP
13 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.48%) R
15 1 (0.24%) Rust
15 1 (0.24%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 49 (11.69%) Degree
1 49 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.86%) ISEB
5 11 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.19%) PMP
10 4 (0.95%) CLAS
10 4 (0.95%) HNC
11 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.48%) APMP
12 2 (0.48%) HND
12 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (15.04%) QA
2 55 (13.13%) Data Quality
3 33 (7.88%) PMO
4 17 (4.06%) ISO 9001
5 14 (3.34%) GMP
6 13 (3.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 9 (2.15%) GxP
8 8 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (1.19%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.95%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.72%) GCP
12 3 (0.72%) GLP
12 3 (0.72%) ISO19770
12 3 (0.72%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.48%) Basel II
13 2 (0.48%) GAMP
13 2 (0.48%) ISO20022
13 2 (0.48%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (1.67%) Corosync
1 7 (1.67%) Docker
1 7 (1.67%) Squid
2 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.91%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (1.67%) Pacemaker
2 7 (1.67%) Puppet
3 5 (1.19%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) Control-M
5 2 (0.48%) MOM
5 2 (0.48%) Nagios
5 2 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.24%) vMotion
Vendors
1 66 (15.75%) Oracle
2 44 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.07%) SAP
4 30 (7.16%) Cisco
5 28 (6.68%) HP
6 13 (3.10%) IBM
7 12 (2.86%) ATG
8 11 (2.63%) Informatica
8 11 (2.63%) Teradata
9 9 (2.15%) BT
10 8 (1.91%) Ab Initio
10 8 (1.91%) MicroStrategy
10 8 (1.91%) Netezza
10 8 (1.91%) Tableau
11 7 (1.67%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.67%) Siemens
12 5 (1.19%) Adobe
12 5 (1.19%) Pega
12 5 (1.19%) webMethods
13 4 (0.95%) CA
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