The table below looks at the statistics for QMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QMS over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 571 611 577
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -34
Contract jobs citing QMS 90 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 32 36
Median daily rate £308 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £251 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
-21.33% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -10.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.35 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+36.62% -40.78%

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
44547 45656 42956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.99% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29462 29606 26622
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1037 1202 1216
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

QMS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing QMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England +55 80 £295 -21.33% 7
North East +1 41 £270 -44.61%
Tyne and Wear - 41 £270 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 40 £273 -
London +1 14 £500 +22.51% 2
South East +7 11 £295 -21.33% 2
Scotland +4 10 £410 -18.95%
Renfrewshire -13 7 £410 -18.95%
Erskine -18 7 £410 -18.95%
West Midlands - 6 £450 -
Coventry - 5 £525 -
Hampshire -4 4 £278 -26.00%
East of England +21 3 £463 +27.14% 1
South West +4 3 £400 +60.00%
Gatwick -3 3 £283 +10.13%
West Sussex -7 3 £283 +8.75%
City of London +46 2 £400 +7.02% 1
Berkshire -7 2 £332 +2.23%
Bristol - 2 £400 -
Bracknell - 2 £332 -
Southampton - 2 £155 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £475 -
Glasgow +4 1 - -
North West 0 1 - - 1
Norfolk -1 1 £450 +19.20%
Surrey -8 1 £350 +418.51% 1
Norwich -11 1 £450 +19.20%
Eastleigh - 1 £400 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £475 -

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 with a requirement for QMS.

1 105 (67.74%) Quality Management
2 87 (56.13%) ITIL
3 64 (41.29%) Windows
3 64 (41.29%) Release Management
4 61 (39.35%) Microsoft
5 57 (36.77%) AIX
5 57 (36.77%) Solaris
5 57 (36.77%) Unix
5 57 (36.77%) Change Management
5 57 (36.77%) Problem Management
6 54 (34.84%) HP
7 53 (34.19%) Service Delivery
8 50 (32.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 48 (30.97%) Security Cleared
9 48 (30.97%) Oracle
10 45 (29.03%) WebLogic
10 45 (29.03%) SLA
10 45 (29.03%) Windows Server
11 41 (26.45%) Degree
12 39 (25.16%) ISO 9001
13 38 (24.52%) Project Management
13 38 (24.52%) SC Cleared
14 34 (21.94%) Configuration Management
15 33 (21.29%) Cisco
15 33 (21.29%) Incident Management
15 33 (21.29%) ServiceNow
15 33 (21.29%) BPSS Clearance
15 33 (21.29%) Disclosure Scotland
16 31 (20.00%) Computer Science
16 31 (20.00%) Finance

QMS
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 45 (29.03%) WebLogic
2 21 (13.55%) MQSeries
3 18 (11.61%) Tuxedo
4 17 (10.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 17 (10.97%) WebSphere
4 17 (10.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (10.32%) AquaLogic
5 16 (10.32%) Oracle Application Server
6 11 (7.10%) iPlanet
6 11 (7.10%) SharePoint
7 8 (5.16%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (2.58%) Apache
8 4 (2.58%) JBoss
9 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.65%) CICS
10 1 (0.65%) MTS
10 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MS Office
2 8 (5.16%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.87%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.65%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (10.32%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.87%) IaaS
2 4 (2.58%) SaaS
3 2 (1.29%) Office 365
3 2 (1.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.65%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.26%) Firewall
1 19 (12.26%) SAN
2 15 (9.68%) SSL
3 11 (7.10%) BIG-IP
4 9 (5.81%) LAN
5 8 (5.16%) WAN
6 7 (4.52%) Wireless
7 6 (3.87%) BGP
7 6 (3.87%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (3.87%) MPLS
7 6 (3.87%) Network Security
7 6 (3.87%) OSPF
7 6 (3.87%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (3.23%) Multicast
8 5 (3.23%) NAS
9 4 (2.58%) FTP
9 4 (2.58%) LDAP
10 3 (1.94%) SSH
11 2 (1.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.58%) DB2
7 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.58%) Build Forge
3 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.29%) NUnit
3 2 (1.29%) PVCS
4 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) VectorCAST
General
1 31 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Legal
2 7 (4.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.29%) Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.29%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (10.97%) Support Specialist
2 15 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 12 (7.74%) Network Engineer
4 10 (6.45%) Analyst
4 10 (6.45%) Middleware Engineer
5 8 (5.16%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.52%) Architect
6 7 (4.52%) Security Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) DBA
7 6 (3.87%) IT Manager
7 6 (3.87%) SQL DBA
7 6 (3.87%) Technologist
7 6 (3.87%) Unix Support
8 5 (3.23%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) AIX Support
8 5 (3.23%) CRM Manager
8 5 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Solaris Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.13%) J2EE
1 25 (16.13%) Middleware
2 17 (10.97%) IBM Integration Bus
3 11 (7.10%) JSP
4 5 (3.23%) Web Services
5 4 (2.58%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (1.29%) .NET
6 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.29%) CSS
6 2 (1.29%) HTML
6 2 (1.29%) jQuery
6 2 (1.29%) XML
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.10%) Clustering
3 11 (7.10%) Replication
4 9 (5.81%) HP Storage
4 9 (5.81%) HP StoreVirtual
5 8 (5.16%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.87%) CMDB
7 5 (3.23%) Celerra
7 5 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (3.23%) EMC VNX
7 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.94%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.94%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 64 (41.29%) Windows
2 57 (36.77%) AIX
2 57 (36.77%) Solaris
2 57 (36.77%) Unix
3 45 (29.03%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.97%) OS/390
5 12 (7.74%) Linux
6 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.87%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (67.74%) Quality Management
2 87 (56.13%) ITIL
3 64 (41.29%) Release Management
4 57 (36.77%) Change Management
4 57 (36.77%) Problem Management
5 53 (34.19%) Service Delivery
6 50 (32.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 38 (24.52%) Project Management
8 34 (21.94%) Configuration Management
9 33 (21.29%) Incident Management
10 20 (12.90%) Change Control
10 20 (12.90%) SOA
11 17 (10.97%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (9.68%) Security Management
13 13 (8.39%) Six Sigma
13 13 (8.39%) Software Engineering
14 12 (7.74%) Validation
15 11 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (7.10%) ITIL V3
15 11 (7.10%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.71%) Java
2 24 (15.48%) C
3 18 (11.61%) C++
4 15 (9.68%) Perl
5 11 (7.10%) SQL
6 6 (3.87%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.29%) C#
8 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.65%) Ada
Qualifications
1 48 (30.97%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.45%) Degree
3 38 (24.52%) SC Cleared
4 33 (21.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.23%) MCDBA
7 4 (2.58%) HP ASE
7 4 (2.58%) HPE ATP
8 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.29%) ISEB
9 2 (1.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.65%) HNC
10 1 (0.65%) HND
10 1 (0.65%) IRCA
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) MCSE
10 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.65%) PMP
10 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (29.03%) SLA
2 39 (25.16%) ISO 9001
3 33 (21.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (9.03%) QA
5 12 (7.74%) JSP 440
6 8 (5.16%) GxP
7 2 (1.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (1.29%) COBIT
7 2 (1.29%) GAMP
7 2 (1.29%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.65%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.65%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.65%) EFQM
8 1 (0.65%) GMP
8 1 (0.65%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.65%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.65%) MISRA
8 1 (0.65%) RMADS
8 1 (0.65%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.65%) UAG
4 1 (0.65%) vCloud
4 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) EMC NetWorker
1 11 (7.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (3.87%) OpenView
2 6 (3.87%) Perfmon
3 5 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (2.58%) BladeLogic
4 4 (2.58%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (2.58%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) SCCM
6 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (39.35%) Microsoft
2 54 (34.84%) HP
3 48 (30.97%) Oracle
4 33 (21.29%) Cisco
4 33 (21.29%) ServiceNow
5 28 (18.06%) Sun
6 19 (12.26%) CA
7 17 (10.97%) IBM
8 16 (10.32%) Axway
8 16 (10.32%) Fujitsu
9 14 (9.03%) VMware
10 11 (7.10%) BEA
10 11 (7.10%) EMC
10 11 (7.10%) F5
10 11 (7.10%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.81%) 3PAR
12 8 (5.16%) CheckPoint
12 8 (5.16%) Juniper
13 5 (3.23%) BT
13 5 (3.23%) Siemens