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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 585 544 537
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -7
Contract jobs citing QMS 34 57 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 27
Average daily rate £401 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £285 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £403 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.86% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -25 30 £401 -0.49% 19
South East -5 9 £525 -4.54% 4
London -17 8 £391 -4.75% 4
South West - 6 £255 - 5
Berkshire +6 4 £525 +31.25%
Scotland -5 4 £489 +18.48%
Surrey - 4 £448 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £325 -
Wiltshire - 3 £260 -
Norwich -6 2 £450 +13.20%
East of England -8 2 £450 +13.92% 4
Norfolk -10 2 £450 +13.20%
North West -23 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £353 -
Greenwich - 2 £431 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £250 - 3
Redhill - 2 £370 - 2
Lancashire -2 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Chichester - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £370 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £300 -
Chesterfield - 1 £370 -

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 48 (50.53%) Quality Management
2 34 (35.79%) Microsoft
3 26 (27.37%) Release Management
4 24 (25.26%) ITIL
5 20 (21.05%) Windows
6 18 (18.95%) Project Management
6 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
7 16 (16.84%) QA
7 16 (16.84%) Degree
7 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
7 16 (16.84%) C
7 16 (16.84%) Oracle
8 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (14.74%) Finance
10 13 (13.68%) Java
10 13 (13.68%) Cisco
10 13 (13.68%) Sun
10 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
11 12 (12.63%) Problem Management
11 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
11 12 (12.63%) Solaris
11 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
11 12 (12.63%) Security Management
12 11 (11.58%) Change Management
12 11 (11.58%) C++
12 11 (11.58%) Unix
12 11 (11.58%) J2EE
12 11 (11.58%) IBM
13 10 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server

QMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (10.53%) AquaLogic
1 10 (10.53%) MQSeries
1 10 (10.53%) Oracle Application Server
1 10 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 10 (10.53%) Tuxedo
1 10 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 10 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 10 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.16%) CMS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.47%) MS Office
3 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.11%) MS Project
6 1 (1.05%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.05%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.11%) IaaS
1 2 (2.11%) Office 365
1 2 (2.11%) PaaS
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) SSL
2 5 (5.26%) SAN
3 4 (4.21%) Firewall
3 4 (4.21%) Internet
3 4 (4.21%) LAN
3 4 (4.21%) WAN
4 3 (3.16%) MPLS
4 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.16%) Wireless
5 2 (2.11%) BGP
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.11%) FCAPS
5 2 (2.11%) Multicast
5 2 (2.11%) Network Security
5 2 (2.11%) OSPF
5 2 (2.11%) VoIP
5 2 (2.11%) WLAN
6 1 (1.05%) VLAN
6 1 (1.05%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.05%) MS Access
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) PVCS
2 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Developer
2 12 (12.63%) Architect
3 11 (11.58%) Software Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Middleware Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.32%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.32%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Scrum Master
6 5 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Server Migration Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Auditor
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.21%) Project Quality Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Quality Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) J2EE
2 10 (10.53%) Middleware
2 10 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 6 (6.32%) WinForms
4 4 (4.21%) NumPy
4 4 (4.21%) SciPy
5 3 (3.16%) XML
6 2 (2.11%) Web Services
7 1 (1.05%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.05%) SAP Basis
7 1 (1.05%) Twisted
7 1 (1.05%) Velocity
7 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
1 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.37%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.16%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.16%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.16%) Ontologies
6 3 (3.16%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.11%) CMDB
7 2 (2.11%) Learning Management System
7 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 2 (2.11%) PMI
8 1 (1.05%) FMCG
8 1 (1.05%) Life Science
8 1 (1.05%) NHS
8 1 (1.05%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Solaris
3 11 (11.58%) Unix
4 10 (10.53%) AIX
4 10 (10.53%) OS/390
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.11%) CatOS
6 2 (2.11%) HPUX
6 2 (2.11%) Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.05%) Android
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (50.53%) Quality Management
2 26 (27.37%) Release Management
3 24 (25.26%) ITIL
4 18 (18.95%) Project Management
5 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
6 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (12.63%) Problem Management
8 12 (12.63%) Security Management
8 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
9 11 (11.58%) Change Management
10 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.47%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (8.42%) Migration
12 8 (8.42%) TOGAF
13 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (7.37%) Risk Analysis
13 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
14 6 (6.32%) Multithreading
14 6 (6.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) C
2 13 (13.68%) Java
3 11 (11.58%) C++
4 10 (10.53%) Perl
5 9 (9.47%) SQL
6 6 (6.32%) C#
7 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.26%) Python
8 2 (2.11%) VB
9 1 (1.05%) Ada
9 1 (1.05%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.84%) Degree
3 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.32%) HND
5 5 (5.26%) HNC
6 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) CLAS
7 2 (2.11%) MAPM
7 2 (2.11%) MBA
7 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.05%) CCNA
8 1 (1.05%) CISA
8 1 (1.05%) CISM
8 1 (1.05%) CISSP
8 1 (1.05%) IISP
8 1 (1.05%) ISEB
8 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) QA
2 7 (7.37%) ISO 9001
3 6 (6.32%) SLA
4 4 (4.21%) GxP
5 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (2.11%) BS7799
6 2 (2.11%) GMP
6 2 (2.11%) HMG Infosec
6 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (1.05%) DO-178B
7 1 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
7 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 1 (1.05%) ISO26262
7 1 (1.05%) ISO27005
7 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.05%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.11%) Firmware
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (35.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.84%) Oracle
3 13 (13.68%) Cisco
3 13 (13.68%) Sun
4 11 (11.58%) IBM
5 10 (10.53%) Axway
5 10 (10.53%) Fujitsu
5 10 (10.53%) Metastorm
6 8 (8.42%) VMware
7 6 (6.32%) Citrix
7 6 (6.32%) HP
8 3 (3.16%) SAP
8 3 (3.16%) Siemens
8 3 (3.16%) Symantec
9 2 (2.11%) Amdocs
9 2 (2.11%) BT
9 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.11%) Crossbeam
9 2 (2.11%) Mitel
9 2 (2.11%) Nokia
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