The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 557 556 531
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs citing QMS 74 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 11
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£389 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £236 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £425 £333
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +27.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £44.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.16 £44.50 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £44.50 £44.97
% change year-on-year
-40.78% -1.04%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QMS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

QMS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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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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 -23 62 £375 -9.09% 30
South East -23 23 £375 -0.66% 4
East of England +3 11 £389 -13.61% 7
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £400 +28.00% 6
Hampshire -5 8 £375 +36.36%
London -7 8 £374 -6.56%
West Midlands +2 7 £410 -
North East -20 6 £320 +113.33%
Cambridge -3 5 £400 +28.00% 4
Berkshire -5 5 £325 -17.72%
Reading -10 5 £325 -17.72%
Winchester - 5 £375 -
Surrey - 5 £259 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £315 -
South West - 5 £250 - 17
City of London 0 4 £374 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £250 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £320 -
Scotland - 4 £425 - 1
Norfolk +11 3 £378 -16.11%
Norwich +10 3 £378 -16.11%
Buckinghamshire -14 3 - - 2
Solihull - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £410 -
Erskine - 3 £425 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £425 -
East Midlands -7 2 £250 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £260 - 1
Gosport - 2 £420 -
Redhill - 2 £68 - 1

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 73 (65.18%) Quality Management
2 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
3 25 (22.32%) Project Management
4 24 (21.43%) QA
5 23 (20.54%) ITIL
6 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 20 (17.86%) Change Control
7 19 (16.96%) Finance
8 18 (16.07%) ISO 9001
9 17 (15.18%) Cisco
10 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (13.39%) Network Security
11 15 (13.39%) Oracle
11 15 (13.39%) Firewall
11 15 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (13.39%) CheckPoint
12 14 (12.50%) HP
12 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.50%) MS Office
13 12 (10.71%) SQL
13 12 (10.71%) UNIX
13 12 (10.71%) Manufacturing
14 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
14 10 (8.93%) Nokia
14 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
14 10 (8.93%) Crossbeam
14 10 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (8.04%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (8.04%) Windows
15 9 (8.04%) J2EE

QMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (5.36%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.36%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (4.46%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Application Server
2 5 (4.46%) AquaLogic
2 5 (4.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (4.46%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.46%) Tuxedo
2 5 (4.46%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.79%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (12.50%) MS Office
2 7 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.57%) MS Project
4 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.79%) Simulink
6 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.68%) TrackWise
2 2 (1.79%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.79%) SAP QM
2 2 (1.79%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) SaaS
1 2 (1.79%) PaaS
1 2 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) Firewall
1 15 (13.39%) Network Security
2 5 (4.46%) SSL
3 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) FCAPS
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) VoIP
3 2 (1.79%) WLAN
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
3 2 (1.79%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.89%) HTTP
4 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.68%) TKPROF
3 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.68%) EDMS
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) PVCS
2 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.89%) Military
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.89%) Automotive
5 1 (0.89%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 14 (12.50%) Architect
3 11 (9.82%) Consultant
4 9 (8.04%) Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.25%) Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Auditor
8 5 (4.46%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Quality Manager
8 5 (4.46%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (3.57%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Middleware Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Network Security Architect
10 3 (2.68%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) J2EE
2 5 (4.46%) XML
2 5 (4.46%) Middleware
2 5 (4.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (3.57%) WinForms
3 4 (3.57%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.79%) Web Services
4 2 (1.79%) SciPy
4 2 (1.79%) NumPy
5 1 (0.89%) Twisted
5 1 (0.89%) .NET
5 1 (0.89%) Struts
5 1 (0.89%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.46%) Taxonomies
5 5 (4.46%) Ontologies
5 5 (4.46%) PMI
6 4 (3.57%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.57%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.68%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.68%) Life Science
7 3 (2.68%) Economics
8 2 (1.79%) FMCG
8 2 (1.79%) CCTV
8 2 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.79%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.89%) iPad
9 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.89%) Informatics
9 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.71%) UNIX
2 9 (8.04%) Windows
3 7 (6.25%) Solaris
4 5 (4.46%) OS/390
4 5 (4.46%) AIX
5 2 (1.79%) HPUX
5 2 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (65.18%) Quality Management
2 25 (22.32%) Project Management
3 23 (20.54%) ITIL
4 20 (17.86%) Change Control
5 15 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
7 10 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.04%) Change Management
8 9 (8.04%) Security Management
9 8 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.14%) Programme Management
9 8 (7.14%) Release Management
10 7 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.25%) Migration
10 7 (6.25%) TOGAF
11 6 (5.36%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.36%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.71%) SQL
2 9 (8.04%) C
2 9 (8.04%) Java
3 7 (6.25%) C++
4 5 (4.46%) Perl
5 4 (3.57%) C#
6 3 (2.68%) Python
7 2 (1.79%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.89%) R
8 1 (0.89%) Ada
8 1 (0.89%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.89%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) Degree
3 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.36%) HNC
4 6 (5.36%) HND
4 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.46%) CCNP
5 5 (4.46%) CCNA
5 5 (4.46%) PMI Certification
5 5 (4.46%) CCSA
5 5 (4.46%) CCSE
5 5 (4.46%) JNCIS
6 3 (2.68%) ISEB
7 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.79%) MAPM
7 2 (1.79%) MBA
8 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.89%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.43%) QA
2 18 (16.07%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.46%) GxP
3 5 (4.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.68%) GMP
5 2 (1.79%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (1.79%) TickIT
6 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.89%) GCP
6 1 (0.89%) SLA
6 1 (0.89%) DICOM
6 1 (0.89%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.89%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) Cisco
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle
2 15 (13.39%) CheckPoint
3 14 (12.50%) HP
4 10 (8.93%) Nokia
4 10 (8.93%) Crossbeam
5 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.25%) Sun
6 7 (6.25%) SAP
7 6 (5.36%) Juniper
8 5 (4.46%) IBM
8 5 (4.46%) Metastorm
8 5 (4.46%) Axway
8 5 (4.46%) Fujitsu
8 5 (4.46%) TippingPoint
9 3 (2.68%) OpenText
9 3 (2.68%) NCR
10 2 (1.79%) VMware
10 2 (1.79%) Mitel
11 1 (0.89%) BancTec
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