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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Management System (QMS)
Rank 568 553 528
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs citing QMS 52 58 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.11% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 17
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£375 £395 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £214 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £405 £380
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +7.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.16 £44.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £44.50 £44.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.35 £44.50 £43.55
% change year-on-year
-40.78% +2.18%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 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 31 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 31 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 -37 42 £375 -8.53% 26
South East -7 19 £375 -11.76% 4
London -6 11 £408 +3.32% 2
Hampshire -1 10 £375 +36.36% 2
Scotland -5 8 £506 +61.89%
Erskine +16 6 £506 +61.89%
Renfrewshire +13 6 £506 +61.89%
Winchester - 6 £375 -
City of London -6 5 £374 -
Berkshire +1 4 £325 -23.52%
Reading 0 4 £325 -23.52%
South West - 4 £250 - 10
East Midlands +2 3 £500 - 1
East of England -10 3 £364 -19.16% 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £250 - 4
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 -
Norwich +11 2 £378 -16.11%
Surrey -1 2 £68 -
Norfolk -2 2 £378 -16.11%
West Sussex - 2 £260 -
Gosport - 2 £420 -
Redhill - 2 £68 -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £350 -17.64% 3
Durham -8 1 £488 +225.00%
Cambridge -8 1 £350 -17.64% 3
North East -26 1 £488 +225.00%
North West -26 1 - - 2
Mid Wales - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £400 - 1

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 66 (66.00%) Quality Management
2 26 (26.00%) QA
2 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (21.00%) Finance
4 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
4 19 (19.00%) Change Control
5 18 (18.00%) ITIL
5 18 (18.00%) Project Management
6 17 (17.00%) MS Office
6 17 (17.00%) ISO 9001
7 14 (14.00%) Firewall
7 14 (14.00%) CheckPoint
7 14 (14.00%) Cisco
7 14 (14.00%) Network Security
8 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (12.00%) HP
10 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (10.00%) Business Development
11 10 (10.00%) SQL
11 10 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 10 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.00%) Oracle
12 9 (9.00%) Nokia
12 9 (9.00%) Crossbeam
13 8 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (8.00%) Coaching
13 8 (8.00%) UNIX
13 8 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
14 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing

QMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (17.00%) MS Office
2 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) Simulink
4 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.00%) Primavera
2 2 (2.00%) TrackWise
3 1 (1.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.00%) Firewall
1 14 (14.00%) Network Security
2 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
2 7 (7.00%) TKPROF
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.00%) EDMS
3 2 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (21.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.00%) Automotive
6 1 (1.00%) Law
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 11 (11.00%) Architect
3 9 (9.00%) Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) Consultant
5 6 (6.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.00%) Quality Manager
6 5 (5.00%) Developer
6 5 (5.00%) Designer
6 5 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (4.00%) Auditor
8 3 (3.00%) Process Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Tester
8 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) XML
2 2 (2.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.00%) WinForms
3 1 (1.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) Taxonomies
3 5 (5.00%) Ontologies
3 5 (5.00%) Smart Meter
4 3 (3.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) FMCG
4 3 (3.00%) CCTV
4 3 (3.00%) PMI
4 3 (3.00%) Economics
5 2 (2.00%) LIMS
5 2 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.00%) GIS
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) APACS
6 1 (1.00%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.00%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) UNIX
2 3 (3.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (66.00%) Quality Management
2 19 (19.00%) Change Control
3 18 (18.00%) ITIL
3 18 (18.00%) Project Management
4 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (10.00%) Business Development
6 8 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (8.00%) Coaching
7 7 (7.00%) Line Management
7 7 (7.00%) Scrum
8 6 (6.00%) Validation
8 6 (6.00%) Security Management
8 6 (6.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (6.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.00%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.00%) C#
2 2 (2.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.00%) R
3 1 (1.00%) C++
3 1 (1.00%) Ada
3 1 (1.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.00%) CCSA
3 5 (5.00%) CCSE
3 5 (5.00%) JNCIS
3 5 (5.00%) CCNP
3 5 (5.00%) CCNA
4 4 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.00%) Degree
4 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) ISEB
6 2 (2.00%) HNC
6 2 (2.00%) HND
6 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.00%) PMP
7 1 (1.00%) ACCA
7 1 (1.00%) CISA
7 1 (1.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.00%) QA
2 17 (17.00%) ISO 9001
3 4 (4.00%) GMP
4 3 (3.00%) GxP
5 2 (2.00%) SLA
5 2 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.00%) ISO 9000
5 2 (2.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (2.00%) GAMP
5 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.00%) COBIT
6 1 (1.00%) DICOM
6 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.00%) DO-254
6 1 (1.00%) GCP
6 1 (1.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 14 (14.00%) Cisco
1 14 (14.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (12.00%) HP
3 9 (9.00%) Oracle
3 9 (9.00%) Nokia
3 9 (9.00%) Crossbeam
4 6 (6.00%) Juniper
5 5 (5.00%) TippingPoint
6 3 (3.00%) OpenText
6 3 (3.00%) NCR
7 1 (1.00%) Dell
7 1 (1.00%) SAP
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.00%) BancTec
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