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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 568 540 532
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -8
Contract jobs citing QMS 45 56 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 15
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£416 £393 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% +3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £313 £353
% change year-on-year
+20.80% -11.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £33.50 £37.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -11.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.10 £49.25 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £47.50 £44.60
% change year-on-year
-75.78% +6.50%

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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -36 36 £400 - 24
South East -19 14 £375 -11.76% 7
Scotland +1 9 £506 +65.19%
London -12 9 £500 +21.21% 4
Renfrewshire +13 7 £506 +61.89%
Erskine +11 7 £506 +61.89%
Hampshire +5 7 £398 +44.54% 4
Norwich +13 4 £378 -16.11%
Norfolk +1 4 £378 -16.11%
East of England -4 4 £378 -13.21% 3
South West -10 4 £250 - 6
Berkshire +6 3 £325 -23.52%
Reading +3 3 £325 -23.52%
City of London -1 3 - -
East Midlands -4 3 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £250 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £220 -48.23%
Gosport - 2 £420 -
Winchester - 2 £375 -
Hook - 2 - -
Surrey -2 1 - - 3
Durham -12 1 £488 +225.00%
North West -21 1 - - 2
North East -22 1 £488 +225.00%
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £500 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £488 -

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 67 (66.34%) Quality Management
2 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
3 24 (23.76%) Finance
4 21 (20.79%) QA
4 21 (20.79%) Change Control
5 18 (17.82%) ITIL
5 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
6 16 (15.84%) Project Management
7 13 (12.87%) MS Office
7 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (11.88%) Network Security
8 12 (11.88%) Cisco
8 12 (11.88%) CheckPoint
8 12 (11.88%) Firewall
9 11 (10.89%) Validation
9 11 (10.89%) HP
10 10 (9.90%) GMP
10 10 (9.90%) SQL
10 10 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (9.90%) Telecoms
10 10 (9.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (9.90%) Business Development
11 9 (8.91%) Oracle
11 9 (8.91%) UNIX
12 8 (7.92%) ISO 9001
12 8 (7.92%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (7.92%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (7.92%) Coaching
13 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (6.93%) TKPROF

QMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (12.87%) MS Office
2 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.97%) MS Project
4 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.98%) Primavera
2 2 (1.98%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.99%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Firewall
1 12 (11.88%) Network Security
2 2 (1.98%) DAB
3 1 (0.99%) LAN
3 1 (0.99%) WAN
3 1 (0.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle ODI
2 7 (6.93%) TKPROF
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.99%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) PVCS
1 2 (1.98%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.99%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (23.76%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Local Government
4 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (18.81%) Project Manager
2 12 (11.88%) Architect
3 9 (8.91%) Consultant
4 7 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (5.94%) Analyst
5 6 (5.94%) Quality Manager
6 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Designer
7 4 (3.96%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (3.96%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Security Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Network Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Applications Tester
8 3 (2.97%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (2.97%) Tester
8 3 (2.97%) Data Analyst
8 3 (2.97%) Security Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) XML
2 2 (1.98%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) WinForms
3 1 (0.99%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.94%) LIMS
3 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.95%) Taxonomies
3 5 (4.95%) Ontologies
4 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.97%) FMCG
5 3 (2.97%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.97%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.97%) Economics
5 3 (2.97%) CCTV
5 3 (2.97%) PMI
6 2 (1.98%) Statistics
6 2 (1.98%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.99%) Informatics
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) GIS
7 1 (0.99%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) UNIX
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (66.34%) Quality Management
2 21 (20.79%) Change Control
3 18 (17.82%) ITIL
4 16 (15.84%) Project Management
5 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.89%) Validation
7 10 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (9.90%) Business Development
8 8 (7.92%) Coaching
9 7 (6.93%) Line Management
9 7 (6.93%) Scrum
9 7 (6.93%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.94%) Security Management
10 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.95%) Waterfall
11 5 (4.95%) Time Management
11 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.95%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) C#
2 2 (1.98%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.99%) R
3 1 (0.99%) C++
3 1 (0.99%) Java
3 1 (0.99%) Python
3 1 (0.99%) Ada
3 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.95%) CCSA
3 5 (4.95%) CCSE
3 5 (4.95%) JNCIS
3 5 (4.95%) CCNP
3 5 (4.95%) CCNA
3 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.96%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) HNC
5 2 (1.98%) HND
5 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.99%) CRISC
6 1 (0.99%) PMP
6 1 (0.99%) ACCA
6 1 (0.99%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.79%) QA
2 10 (9.90%) GMP
3 8 (7.92%) ISO 9001
4 7 (6.93%) GxP
5 6 (5.94%) GAMP
6 4 (3.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (2.97%) ISO 9000
7 3 (2.97%) SLA
8 2 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.99%) COBIT
9 1 (0.99%) GCP
9 1 (0.99%) DICOM
9 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) Cisco
1 12 (11.88%) CheckPoint
2 11 (10.89%) HP
3 9 (8.91%) Oracle
4 7 (6.93%) Crossbeam
4 7 (6.93%) Nokia
5 6 (5.94%) Juniper
6 5 (4.95%) TippingPoint
7 3 (2.97%) OpenText
7 3 (2.97%) NCR
8 2 (1.98%) Dell
8 2 (1.98%) SAP
9 1 (0.99%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.99%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.99%) BancTec
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
GB Solutions
Rate: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £320 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
North London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive DOE
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