The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 March 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 155 146
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9  
Contract jobs citing QMS 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.078% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.094% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £506
% change year-on-year +8.10% -26.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -0.56% -26.66%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2120 3183 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.04% 82.27% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1929 1547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

QMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QMS in the North West

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QMS in the North West

QMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Lancashire +19 1 - -
QMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 North West region with a requirement for QMS.

1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) ECDL
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) GxP
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Avionics
2 1 (33.33%) Qt
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial

QMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Avionics
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ECDL
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GxP
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
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