The first table below looks at the demand for QMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QMS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 529 512 530
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing QMS 60 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.100% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 22
Average daily rate
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£395 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £277 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £443
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £43.55 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -3.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

QMS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QMS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QMS within the UK.

QMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QMS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

QMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QMS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QMS within the UK.

QMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QMS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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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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
England +1 55 £410 +7.89% 23
South East -13 17 £425 +11.84% 8
London +5 15 £395 -1.25% 4
East of England - 13 £450 - 2
Berkshire +11 9 £425 -
Yorkshire +2 7 £245 +188.23% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £430 - 1
West Yorkshire +8 5 £220 +158.82%
Leeds -2 5 £220 +158.82%
Hampshire -12 4 £275 -17.29% 4
Scotland - 4 £306 - 2
Norfolk - 3 £450 -
Norwich - 3 £450 -
City of London +22 2 - - 1
Reading +10 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £425 - 1
West Midlands -10 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £463 - 1
York - 2 £463 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £295 -
Manchester -2 1 - - 1
North West -2 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Fareham - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 £378 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Thame - - - -

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 56 (58.95%) Quality Management
2 29 (30.53%) Project Management
3 27 (28.42%) QA
4 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 21 (22.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 21 (22.11%) MS Excel
6 19 (20.00%) MS Office
6 19 (20.00%) Finance
7 15 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 15 (15.79%) ISO 9001
8 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
9 12 (12.63%) Degree
10 11 (11.58%) Service Management
11 10 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.42%) MS Project
13 7 (7.37%) GxP
13 7 (7.37%) GMP
13 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
13 7 (7.37%) Validation
13 7 (7.37%) Change Control
13 7 (7.37%) Resource Management
13 7 (7.37%) Data Extraction
13 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
13 7 (7.37%) Time Management
14 6 (6.32%) Workflow
14 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
14 6 (6.32%) Data Mining
14 6 (6.32%) NHS

QMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.16%) nginx
2 3 (3.16%) Lync
2 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.16%) Apache
3 2 (2.11%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (22.11%) MS Excel
2 19 (20.00%) MS Office
3 8 (8.42%) MS Project
4 4 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.16%) SPSS
6 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) TrackWise
2 2 (2.11%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) Intranet
2 5 (5.26%) SAN
3 3 (3.16%) DHCP
3 3 (3.16%) DNS
3 3 (3.16%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Wireless
4 2 (2.11%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.11%) 4G
5 1 (1.05%) WiMAX
5 1 (1.05%) MIMO
5 1 (1.05%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Data Mining
2 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (4.21%) Subversion
2 3 (3.16%) Selenium
2 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.16%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.11%) StarTeam
General
1 21 (22.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Analyst
2 18 (18.95%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Consultant
4 8 (8.42%) Quality Manager
4 8 (8.42%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Validation Consultant
6 5 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) QA Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (3.16%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.16%) Author
8 3 (3.16%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.16%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) J2EE
1 3 (3.16%) Web Services
1 3 (3.16%) XML
1 3 (3.16%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
1 7 (7.37%) Data Extraction
2 6 (6.32%) NHS
3 2 (2.11%) Statistics
3 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.11%) Physics
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.05%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.32%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) Linux
3 4 (4.21%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.21%) CentOS
4 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.11%) UNIX
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.95%) Quality Management
2 29 (30.53%) Project Management
3 15 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 11 (11.58%) Service Management
5 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.37%) Change Control
6 7 (7.37%) Resource Management
6 7 (7.37%) Time Management
6 7 (7.37%) Validation
7 6 (6.32%) Workflow
7 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.26%) Process Management
8 5 (5.26%) CMMI
8 5 (5.26%) ITIL
8 5 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.26%) Document Management
8 5 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) Java
2 4 (4.21%) C
2 4 (4.21%) Python
3 2 (2.11%) Assembly Language
3 2 (2.11%) SQL
4 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.05%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.05%) C++
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.16%) MCSE
5 3 (3.16%) MCITP
5 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.05%) MCP
6 1 (1.05%) HNC
6 1 (1.05%) HND
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.05%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.42%) QA
2 15 (15.79%) ISO 9001
3 10 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (7.37%) GxP
4 7 (7.37%) GMP
5 5 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (3.16%) BS7799
8 2 (2.11%) Solvency II
9 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
9 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
9 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.16%) vSphere
3 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) WSUS
1 3 (3.16%) SCOM
1 3 (3.16%) Puppet
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Splunk
3 4 (4.21%) SAP
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle
4 3 (3.16%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.16%) Remedy
4 3 (3.16%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) Teradata
5 2 (2.11%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.11%) Borland
5 2 (2.11%) HP
6 1 (1.05%) EMC
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) Mercator
6 1 (1.05%) Planview
6 1 (1.05%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (1.05%) VocaLink
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Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dorset
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cumbria
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Drake Fleming
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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