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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 520 517 554
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +37
Contract jobs citing QMS 60 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 18
Average daily rate
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£384 £380 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% -13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £277 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £380 £465
% change year-on-year
-0.65% -18.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £41.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £18.00 £38.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £44.71 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £43.55 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -3.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
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 £270
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 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
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 23 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 23 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 -6 55 £395 +3.94% 18
South East -9 18 £425 +11.84% 7
London +12 16 £395 -1.25% 3
East of England - 12 £440 - 1
Berkshire +9 10 £425 -
Yorkshire +1 6 £233 +173.52% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £430 - 1
Leeds +4 5 £220 +158.82%
West Yorkshire 0 5 £220 +158.82%
Scotland - 4 £306 -
Reading +11 3 £425 -
Hampshire -21 3 £275 -17.29% 3
City of London +27 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £425 - 1
West Midlands -15 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £450 -
Norwich - 2 £450 -
Edinburgh - 2 £295 -
Manchester 0 1 - - 1
North West -4 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 1
York - 1 £475 - 1
Essex - 1 £378 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Thame - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 57 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 27 (28.42%) QA
3 26 (27.37%) Project Management
4 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
5 22 (23.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 20 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 19 (20.00%) Finance
8 18 (18.95%) MS Office
9 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
9 14 (14.74%) ISO 9001
10 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
11 11 (11.58%) Degree
12 10 (10.53%) Service Management
13 9 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (8.42%) Change Control
14 8 (8.42%) GxP
14 8 (8.42%) MS Project
15 7 (7.37%) GMP
15 7 (7.37%) Validation
15 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
15 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (7.37%) Data Extraction
15 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
15 7 (7.37%) Resource Management
16 6 (6.32%) Document Management
16 6 (6.32%) Workflow
16 6 (6.32%) CMMI
16 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
16 6 (6.32%) Data Mining

QMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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%) nginx
2 3 (3.16%) Apache
3 2 (2.11%) Lync
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.11%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 18 (18.95%) MS Office
3 8 (8.42%) MS Project
4 4 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.16%) SPSS
6 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) TrackWise
2 2 (2.11%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) Intranet
2 4 (4.21%) SAN
3 3 (3.16%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Wireless
4 2 (2.11%) 4G
4 2 (2.11%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.11%) DHCP
4 2 (2.11%) DNS
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 22 (23.16%) 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 24 (25.26%) Analyst
2 17 (17.89%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Consultant
5 8 (8.42%) Quality Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Quality Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Validation Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) QA Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (3.16%) Author
9 3 (3.16%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.16%) Technical Author
9 3 (3.16%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) Web Services
1 3 (3.16%) XML
2 2 (2.11%) Middleware
2 2 (2.11%) J2EE
3 1 (1.05%) HTML
3 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 5 (5.26%) Windows
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.21%) Ubuntu
2 4 (4.21%) CentOS
2 4 (4.21%) UNIX
3 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 26 (27.37%) Project Management
3 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
4 10 (10.53%) Service Management
5 8 (8.42%) Change Control
5 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.37%) Resource Management
6 7 (7.37%) Validation
6 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.32%) Workflow
7 6 (6.32%) Document Management
7 6 (6.32%) CMMI
7 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.26%) Six Sigma
8 5 (5.26%) ERP
8 5 (5.26%) Process Management
8 5 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) Java
2 5 (5.26%) C
3 4 (4.21%) Python
4 3 (3.16%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.11%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) SQL
5 2 (2.11%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.05%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.05%) LINC
6 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) Degree
3 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.11%) MCSE
5 2 (2.11%) MCITP
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
6 1 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.42%) QA
2 14 (14.74%) ISO 9001
3 9 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (8.42%) GxP
5 7 (7.37%) GMP
6 5 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (2.11%) BS7799
8 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
8 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
8 1 (1.05%) SLA
8 1 (1.05%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) vSphere
3 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Puppet
2 2 (2.11%) SCOM
2 2 (2.11%) WSUS
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) SAP
2 5 (5.26%) Splunk
3 3 (3.16%) Remedy
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.11%) HP
4 2 (2.11%) VMware
4 2 (2.11%) Teradata
4 2 (2.11%) Hyperion
4 2 (2.11%) Borland
5 1 (1.05%) Mercator
5 1 (1.05%) Planview
5 1 (1.05%) Logi Analytics
5 1 (1.05%) VocaLink
5 1 (1.05%) EMC
5 1 (1.05%) Citrix
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