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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 342 425
Rank change year-on-year -51 +83  
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 212 333 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.62% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.74% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 210 131
Median daily rate £435 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +2.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 5
Median hourly rate £47.00 £11.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +308.69% -72.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.50 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £11.50 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £11.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +247.82% -71.06%  

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 -22 204 £435 +8.75% 56
London +13 81 £450 -7.21% 14
South East +28 31 £406 -12.16% 13
South West +18 27 £415 +7.79% 3
Yorkshire +13 16 £403 +0.62% 6
City of London +1 14 £550 +37.50% 4
East of England -4 14 £350 -22.22% 7
Hertfordshire +8 13 £350 - 1
North East +27 11 £330 +17.85% 4
North West -1 10 £523 +39.33% 1
Watford - 10 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +43 9 £350 +24.44% 1
Tyne and Wear +39 9 £350 +25.00% 4
West Yorkshire +11 9 £481 +20.31% 5
Leeds +9 9 £481 +20.31% 5
Surrey +6 9 £445 +17.10% 4
West Midlands +21 8 £331 -13.96% 6
West Sussex +22 7 £383 +29.66% 1
Hampshire +18 7 £325 -35.00%
Wiltshire +4 7 £288 -36.11% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £430 - 1
Scotland +26 6 £350 +12.90% 5
Gatwick +6 6 £383 +29.66%
Birmingham +14 5 £331 -11.66% 3
Berkshire +12 5 £475 -2.56% 2
Manchester -2 5 £588 +50.64% 1
Devon - 5 £215 -
Plymouth - 5 £215 -
Gloucester - 5 £430 -
Edinburgh +19 4 £349 +24.55% 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 111 (26.56%) Finance
2 86 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (19.86%) QMS
4 74 (17.70%) Project Management
5 73 (17.46%) ITIL
6 69 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (15.79%) Degree
8 61 (14.59%) SQL
9 59 (14.11%) Change Management
10 57 (13.64%) Oracle
11 56 (13.40%) QA
11 56 (13.40%) Data Quality
12 53 (12.68%) Change Control
13 51 (12.20%) Management Information System
14 50 (11.96%) Data Management
15 49 (11.72%) Validation
16 47 (11.24%) Microsoft
17 46 (11.00%) SAP
18 45 (10.77%) Linux
18 45 (10.77%) Migration
19 42 (10.05%) PRINCE2
19 42 (10.05%) SQL Server
20 40 (9.57%) PMO
21 39 (9.33%) Security Cleared
22 36 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
23 35 (8.37%) SharePoint
23 35 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
23 35 (8.37%) Analytics
23 35 (8.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 34 (8.13%) Windows

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 35 (8.37%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.63%) CMS
2 11 (2.63%) SAS
3 10 (2.39%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.91%) Apache
4 8 (1.91%) ATG Dynamo
4 8 (1.91%) JBoss
4 8 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.44%) Documentum
6 5 (1.20%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.48%) Drupal
9 2 (0.48%) IIS
9 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (5.50%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (4.07%) SAP QM
2 8 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.20%) Eloqua
3 5 (1.20%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.72%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.72%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.72%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.48%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.48%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.48%) SAP PLM
6 2 (0.48%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.48%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.44%) PaaS
3 5 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (0.96%) SaaS
5 3 (0.72%) GitHub
5 3 (0.72%) Office 365
5 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Slack
6 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.11%) Firewall
2 9 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.91%) Internet
3 8 (1.91%) LAN
3 8 (1.91%) WAN
4 7 (1.67%) SAN
5 6 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (1.44%) MPLS
6 5 (1.20%) BGP
6 5 (1.20%) OSPF
6 5 (1.20%) WLAN
7 4 (0.96%) Multicast
7 4 (0.96%) Wireless
8 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.72%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.48%) Skype
9 2 (0.48%) SSL
9 2 (0.48%) SWIFTNet
9 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (4.31%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (1.91%) QlikView
10 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.20%) MS Access
12 5 (1.20%) SAP BW
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.96%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.96%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (5.02%) Subversion
2 16 (3.83%) JIRA
3 12 (2.87%) TeamCity
4 11 (2.63%) Selenium
5 9 (2.15%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.91%) Ant
6 8 (1.91%) ERwin
6 8 (1.91%) Log4j
6 8 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.96%) Bower
9 4 (0.96%) gulp
9 4 (0.96%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (0.96%) Mocha
9 4 (0.96%) Protractor
9 4 (0.96%) Sinon.JS
10 3 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 111 (26.56%) Finance
2 27 (6.46%) Manufacturing
3 26 (6.22%) Banking
4 24 (5.74%) Retail
5 23 (5.50%) Telecoms
6 19 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (4.07%) Marketing
8 14 (3.35%) Front Office
9 10 (2.39%) Back Office
10 8 (1.91%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.91%) Legal
11 7 (1.67%) Publishing
12 6 (1.44%) Advertising
13 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.96%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.72%) Electronics
14 3 (0.72%) Games
14 3 (0.72%) German Language
14 3 (0.72%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.72%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 75 (17.94%) Analyst
2 56 (13.40%) Project Manager
3 47 (11.24%) Developer
4 41 (9.81%) Consultant
5 29 (6.94%) Architect
6 19 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
6 19 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
7 15 (3.59%) C++ Developer
7 15 (3.59%) Data Architect
7 15 (3.59%) IT Analyst
8 13 (3.11%) Business Analyst
9 11 (2.63%) C++ Pricing Developer
9 11 (2.63%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 11 (2.63%) Data Analyst
9 11 (2.63%) Linux Developer
9 11 (2.63%) Quality Manager
9 11 (2.63%) Quantitative Developer
10 10 (2.39%) Infrastructure Manager
10 10 (2.39%) Programme Analyst
10 10 (2.39%) SAP QM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.78%) XML
2 17 (4.07%) .NET
3 15 (3.59%) Web Services
4 10 (2.39%) jQuery
5 9 (2.15%) HTML
5 9 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (1.91%) J2EE
6 8 (1.91%) JDBC
6 8 (1.91%) JMS
6 8 (1.91%) JSP
6 8 (1.91%) Servlets
6 8 (1.91%) XSLT
7 6 (1.44%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.44%) CSS
8 5 (1.20%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.20%) Dojo
8 5 (1.20%) DOM
8 5 (1.20%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.20%) HTML5
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 32 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.46%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.55%) User Experience
5 13 (3.11%) Fixed Income
6 10 (2.39%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.91%) Life Science
7 8 (1.91%) PMI
8 7 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.44%) FMCG
10 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.20%) CMDB
10 5 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.20%) Replication
11 4 (0.96%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.96%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.96%) IVR
11 4 (0.96%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.77%) Linux
2 34 (8.13%) Windows
3 28 (6.70%) Unix
4 7 (1.67%) AIX
4 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.44%) Solaris
5 6 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.20%) CatOS
7 4 (0.96%) CentOS
8 3 (0.72%) Android
8 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.48%) pSOS
10 1 (0.24%) HPUX
10 1 (0.24%) MVS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (19.86%) QMS
3 74 (17.70%) Project Management
4 73 (17.46%) ITIL
5 69 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 59 (14.11%) Change Management
7 53 (12.68%) Change Control
8 50 (11.96%) Data Management
9 49 (11.72%) Validation
10 45 (10.77%) Migration
11 42 (10.05%) PRINCE2
12 36 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (8.37%) Analytics
13 35 (8.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 32 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (7.42%) Service Management
16 29 (6.94%) Risk Management
17 27 (6.46%) Programme Management
18 26 (6.22%) SDLC
19 25 (5.98%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.59%) SQL
2 26 (6.22%) Java
3 24 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.26%) C++
5 19 (4.55%) C
5 19 (4.55%) C#
6 13 (3.11%) Python
7 12 (2.87%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.39%) Perl
9 9 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.67%) VBA
11 4 (0.96%) ABAP
11 4 (0.96%) Embedded C++
11 4 (0.96%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.96%) VB
12 3 (0.72%) AWK
12 3 (0.72%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.72%) Korn
13 2 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (15.79%) Degree
2 39 (9.33%) Security Cleared
3 27 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (3.59%) ISEB
5 15 (3.59%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.15%) PMP
7 7 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.44%) HNC
8 6 (1.44%) IRCA
9 5 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.72%) OCA
11 3 (0.72%) OCP
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.40%) Data Quality
1 56 (13.40%) QA
2 40 (9.57%) PMO
3 19 (4.55%) ISO 9001
4 15 (3.59%) GMP
5 12 (2.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 11 (2.63%) GDPR
7 8 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (1.67%) ISO 9000
9 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 5 (1.20%) GAMP
10 5 (1.20%) ISO17020
11 4 (0.96%) EMIR
11 4 (0.96%) GxP
11 4 (0.96%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.96%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.96%) MiFID
11 4 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.72%) GlusterFS
1 3 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.44%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.72%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.48%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) MOM
4 1 (0.24%) Nagios
4 1 (0.24%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.24%) Oozie
4 1 (0.24%) SCOM
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (13.64%) Oracle
2 47 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 46 (11.00%) SAP
4 26 (6.22%) HP
5 25 (5.98%) Cisco
6 17 (4.07%) Informatica
7 15 (3.59%) IBM
8 10 (2.39%) Teradata
9 9 (2.15%) Ab Initio
9 9 (2.15%) Tableau
10 8 (1.91%) ATG
10 8 (1.91%) MicroStrategy
10 8 (1.91%) Netezza
11 7 (1.67%) Adobe
12 6 (1.44%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.44%) EMC
12 6 (1.44%) Google
12 6 (1.44%) Pega
12 6 (1.44%) Siemens
12 6 (1.44%) Veritas
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £370 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tec Partners
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £355 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 8 days ago
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £534 - £535 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago