The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for QMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QMS over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Management System (QMS)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 554 604
Rank change year-on-year +17 +50  
Contract jobs citing QMS 52 69 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.17% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 13
Median daily rate £383 £292 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.21% -27.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £295 £378
% change year-on-year +29.66% -21.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.72% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £36.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £36.00 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £36.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year +22.91% +48.45%  

QMS is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

QMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing QMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for QMS in England

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QMS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for QMS in England

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QMS in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QMS in England

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QMS in England

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QMS in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QMS in England

QMS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
South East +40 14 £438 +35.65% 4
South West +10 10 £438 +9.37% 1
London -7 9 £415 -7.77% 2
North East +35 7 £310 +9.73% 2
East of England -1 7 £600 - 7
West Midlands +25 3 £550 +46.66% 2
North West +22 1 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £220 -51.11%
QMS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for QMS.

1 69 (72.63%) Quality Management
2 22 (23.16%) Change Control
3 21 (22.11%) Oracle
3 21 (22.11%) Validation
4 20 (21.05%) Windows
5 19 (20.00%) Linux
5 19 (20.00%) Unix
6 18 (18.95%) ISO 9001
7 17 (17.89%) Degree
8 16 (16.84%) Manufacturing
8 16 (16.84%) Retail
8 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
9 15 (15.79%) ITIL
9 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 14 (14.74%) QA
11 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
11 13 (13.68%) Management Information System
11 13 (13.68%) Finance
11 13 (13.68%) Change Management
11 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (12.63%) Project Management
13 11 (11.58%) SQL
14 10 (10.53%) GMP
14 10 (10.53%) HP
14 10 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database
15 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (9.47%) Line Management
15 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
15 9 (9.47%) GAP Analysis

QMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) iPlanet
2 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle 11i
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.16%) Demantra
2 3 (3.16%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (1.05%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (3.16%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) SAN
2 6 (6.32%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.05%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.05%) Broadband
3 1 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) FTP
3 1 (1.05%) LDAP
3 1 (1.05%) NAS
3 1 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (8.42%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (2.11%) DB2
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (1.05%) MS Access
8 1 (1.05%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.05%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.05%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (16.84%) Manufacturing
1 16 (16.84%) Retail
2 13 (13.68%) Finance
3 10 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (9.47%) Marketing
5 5 (5.26%) Back Office
5 5 (5.26%) Banking
6 3 (3.16%) Military
6 3 (3.16%) Publishing
7 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.05%) Advertising
8 1 (1.05%) Automotive
8 1 (1.05%) Avionics
8 1 (1.05%) Games
8 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (13.68%) Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Consultant
2 9 (9.47%) Support Analyst
3 8 (8.42%) Applications Support
3 8 (8.42%) Designer
3 8 (8.42%) Validation Consultant
4 7 (7.37%) Applications Support Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Administrator
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Development Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) Development Support Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) BPM Designer
6 4 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) XML
2 6 (6.32%) jQuery
3 5 (5.26%) Dojo
3 5 (5.26%) DOM
3 5 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (3.16%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.11%) Web Services
6 1 (1.05%) .NET
6 1 (1.05%) Ajax
6 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) HTML
6 1 (1.05%) ISPF
6 1 (1.05%) J2EE
6 1 (1.05%) JSP
6 1 (1.05%) LINQ
6 1 (1.05%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.05%) SAP XI
6 1 (1.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.26%) Replication
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) FMCG
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.11%) Life Science
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.05%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.05%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.05%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.05%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 19 (20.00%) Linux
2 19 (20.00%) Unix
3 7 (7.37%) Solaris
4 5 (5.26%) AIX
5 4 (4.21%) HPUX
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.16%) CentOS
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) MVS
7 1 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Quality Management
2 22 (23.16%) Change Control
3 21 (22.11%) Validation
4 15 (15.79%) ITIL
5 13 (13.68%) Change Management
5 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (12.63%) Project Management
7 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
7 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.47%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 9 (9.47%) ERP
7 9 (9.47%) GAP Analysis
7 9 (9.47%) Line Management
8 8 (8.42%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.42%) Process Improvement
8 8 (8.42%) System Testing
9 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.32%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) SQL
2 6 (6.32%) Java
2 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
2 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
3 5 (5.26%) C++
4 3 (3.16%) AWK
4 3 (3.16%) Bourne shell
4 3 (3.16%) Korn
4 3 (3.16%) Perl
4 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.05%) C
5 1 (1.05%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) REXX
5 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) Degree
2 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.37%) IRCA
5 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.16%) OCA
6 3 (3.16%) OCP
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (3.16%) RHCE
6 3 (3.16%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.11%) ECDL
8 1 (1.05%) CCNA
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.05%) HNC
8 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.05%) MCP
8 1 (1.05%) MCSE
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.05%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.95%) ISO 9001
2 14 (14.74%) QA
3 10 (10.53%) GMP
4 8 (8.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 5 (5.26%) PMO
6 4 (4.21%) ISO17020
6 4 (4.21%) SLA
7 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (2.11%) GxP
7 2 (2.11%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.05%) GAMP
8 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
8 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
8 1 (1.05%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) GlusterFS
1 3 (3.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.05%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.21%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (4.21%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (3.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.11%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.05%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.05%) OpenView
5 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Oracle
2 10 (10.53%) HP
3 9 (9.47%) IBM
4 7 (7.37%) EMC
4 7 (7.37%) Veritas
5 6 (6.32%) Brocade
5 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.32%) SAP
6 5 (5.26%) Pega
6 5 (5.26%) webMethods
7 4 (4.21%) Cisco
7 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.21%) Sun
7 4 (4.21%) Symantec
7 4 (4.21%) VMware
8 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.16%) StorageTek
8 3 (3.16%) Veeam
9 2 (2.11%) BMC
9 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
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