The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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 / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 137 126
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11  
Contract jobs citing QMS 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £410 £587
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £295 £378
% change year-on-year +29.66% -21.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1809 2511 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.45% 85.44% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1429 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 65
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QMS in Scotland

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QMS in Scotland

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QMS in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QMS in Scotland

QMS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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
Aberdeen - 4 - -
QMS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for QMS.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 11 (64.71%) LAN
3 11 (64.71%) Quality Management
4 10 (58.82%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
5 9 (52.94%) HP
5 9 (52.94%) Network Design
5 9 (52.94%) CMDB
5 9 (52.94%) Problem Management
5 9 (52.94%) Release Management
6 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
6 8 (47.06%) Project Management
7 7 (41.18%) MPLS
7 7 (41.18%) OSPF
7 7 (41.18%) BGP
7 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
8 6 (35.29%) CatOS
9 5 (29.41%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (29.41%) BT
9 5 (29.41%) Degree
9 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
9 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 5 (29.41%) Change Control
9 5 (29.41%) VPN
9 5 (29.41%) C

QMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) LAN
1 11 (64.71%) WAN
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) BGP
3 7 (41.18%) MPLS
3 7 (41.18%) OSPF
3 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) Multicast
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
7 1 (5.88%) ATM
7 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.88%) IPv6
7 1 (5.88%) Network Security
7 1 (5.88%) SDH
7 1 (5.88%) VoIP
7 1 (5.88%) VSAT
7 1 (5.88%) WLAN
7 1 (5.88%) xDSL
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Data Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) CMDB
2 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) ITIL
2 11 (64.71%) Quality Management
3 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
3 9 (52.94%) Network Design
3 9 (52.94%) Problem Management
3 9 (52.94%) Release Management
4 8 (47.06%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Change Control
5 5 (29.41%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (23.53%) Change Management
6 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (23.53%) Fault Management
7 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (5.88%) Network Management
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) CCSP
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) BT
3 5 (29.41%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) Siemens
4 1 (5.88%) Aruba
4 1 (5.88%) F5