The table below looks at the statistics for QMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QMS over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 134 144 148
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing QMS 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.095% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.12% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £376 £306
% change year-on-year
-21.59% +22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £24.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+48.45% -48.94%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2357 2449 2382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.20% 77.84% 79.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1569 1664 1599
Median daily rate £390 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £522 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 110 121
Median hourly rate £33.80 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.64% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.95 £16.05 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

QMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing QMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

QMS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QMS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

QMS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

QMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

QMS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

QMS
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 QMS within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol - 2 £400 -
Wiltshire - 2 £485 -
Dorset - 1 - -
QMS
England

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QMS 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 QMS.

1 9 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) Quality Management
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) C
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) MS Project
7 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
7 1 (8.33%) Security Management
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management
7 1 (8.33%) TickIT
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (8.33%) Validation
7 1 (8.33%) Military
7 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment

QMS
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:

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Quality Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Governance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) PMO Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Governance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Quality Management
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Forensics
6 1 (8.33%) ISMS
6 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Security Auditing
6 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Def Stans
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (8.33%) HMG Infosec
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (8.33%) RMADS
2 1 (8.33%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft