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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 522 512 501
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing QMS 56 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.092% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 20
Average daily rate
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£406 £375 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +23.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £304
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +23.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 - £35.00

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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -12 54 £401 +7.00% 24
London +7 17 £439 +25.35% 2
South East -18 14 £550 +29.41% 16
East of England +14 11 £395 -0.94% 3
Hampshire -15 10 £550 +29.41% 4
North West +4 7 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £398 -
Manchester +1 4 - -
Watford - 4 £400 -
Lancashire - 3 - - 1
City of London +11 2 £788 +125.00%
Yorkshire -10 1 £398 -
Scotland - 1 £413 - 1
Preston - 1 - - 1
Redhill - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Warminster - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (61.63%) Quality Management
2 19 (22.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 18 (20.93%) Project Management
3 18 (20.93%) Validation
4 16 (18.60%) QA
5 14 (16.28%) GMP
5 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
6 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.79%) Finance
7 11 (12.79%) SAP
8 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2
8 10 (11.63%) GxP
9 9 (10.47%) GAMP
9 9 (10.47%) Windows
10 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (8.14%) ITIL
11 7 (8.14%) LIMS
11 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
11 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (8.14%) Change Control
11 7 (8.14%) Coaching
12 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.98%) ISO 9001
12 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.98%) HP
12 6 (6.98%) Dell
12 6 (6.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 5 (5.81%) DHCP
13 5 (5.81%) DNS

QMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (4.65%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.16%) Lync
3 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Office
2 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) DHCP
1 5 (5.81%) DNS
2 4 (4.65%) WAN
3 3 (3.49%) SAN
4 2 (2.33%) DAB
4 2 (2.33%) SMTP
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) FTP
4 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.16%) Modbus
5 1 (1.16%) HSRP
5 1 (1.16%) VPN
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
5 1 (1.16%) MPLS
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.16%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.16%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.33%) PVCS
2 2 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (1.16%) Selenium
3 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (22.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (12.79%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.16%) Military
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Consultant
2 14 (16.28%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.47%) Validation Consultant
4 7 (8.14%) Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) SAP QM Consultant
5 5 (5.81%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Designer
6 4 (4.65%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Quality Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Transition Manager
8 2 (2.33%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Middleware
1 4 (4.65%) Web Services
2 2 (2.33%) WinForms
2 2 (2.33%) RESTful
2 2 (2.33%) JSON
2 2 (2.33%) J2EE
2 2 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) LIMS
1 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.49%) NHS
3 2 (2.33%) Economics
3 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.33%) Statistics
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.33%) PMI
3 2 (2.33%) HACMP
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.16%) Life Science
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) FMCG
4 1 (1.16%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (4.65%) Linux
2 4 (4.65%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.33%) AIX
3 2 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (61.63%) Quality Management
2 18 (20.93%) Project Management
2 18 (20.93%) Validation
3 10 (11.63%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.14%) ITIL
5 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (8.14%) Change Control
5 7 (8.14%) Coaching
6 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.81%) UML
7 5 (5.81%) Service Management
7 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.65%) Line Management
8 4 (4.65%) Migration
8 4 (4.65%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.65%) Security Management
8 4 (4.65%) Time Management
8 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) C
1 5 (5.81%) C++
2 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.65%) Java
2 4 (4.65%) VB
3 3 (3.49%) Python
4 2 (2.33%) Lua
4 2 (2.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (2.33%) SQL
4 2 (2.33%) C#
4 2 (2.33%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.16%) Ada
5 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (2.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) ISEB
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) MCSE
5 1 (1.16%) MCITP
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) QA
2 14 (16.28%) GMP
3 10 (11.63%) GxP
4 9 (10.47%) GAMP
5 6 (6.98%) ISO 9001
5 6 (6.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (4.65%) SLA
6 4 (4.65%) ISO 9000
7 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (2.33%) COBIT
8 2 (2.33%) TickIT
9 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
9 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (1.16%) BS7799
9 1 (1.16%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.33%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
4 1 (1.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) SCOM
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.16%) WSUS
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) SAP
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) HP
2 6 (6.98%) Dell
3 4 (4.65%) AppSense
3 4 (4.65%) Citrix
4 3 (3.49%) EMC
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle
4 3 (3.49%) VMware
5 2 (2.33%) Planview
5 2 (2.33%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.16%) Meraki
6 1 (1.16%) F5
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco
6 1 (1.16%) Websense
6 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) BMC
6 1 (1.16%) Hitachi
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