The table below looks at the statistics for QMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QMS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 145 137 118
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing QMS 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.031% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.043% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £360
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-0.51% -
QMS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2847 2302 1738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.34% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1212 855
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 116 89
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.37 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

QMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QMS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

QMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QMS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QMS across the North West region.

QMS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

QMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QMS across the North West region.

QMS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

QMS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QMS across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

QMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

QMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cumbria - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - - 4
QMS
England

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing QMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QMS.

1 9 (69.23%) Quality Management
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) ISO 9000
4 3 (23.08%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Primavera
5 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
5 2 (15.38%) Ada
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Coaching
6 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
6 1 (7.69%) COBIT
6 1 (7.69%) QA
6 1 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) Doxygen
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11

QMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing QMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Doxygen
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Primavera
2 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
1 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Validation Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Quality Management
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 3 (23.08%) UML
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) OOD
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Ada
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO 9000
2 1 (7.69%) COBIT
2 1 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (7.69%) GAMP
2 1 (7.69%) GMP
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Dell