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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Management System (QMS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 94 120 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 -  
Contract jobs citing QMS 13 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 0.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £440 £625 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.60% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £370 £513
% change year-on-year +4.45% -27.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% -  
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 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 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 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
Aberdeen 0 7 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £430 -
QMS
UK

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for QMS.

1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (87.50%) ITIL
3 17 (70.83%) Quality Management
3 17 (70.83%) MS Visio
3 17 (70.83%) LAN
4 16 (66.67%) Network Design
5 15 (62.50%) WAN
5 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
6 14 (58.33%) Configuration Management
6 14 (58.33%) Project Management
6 14 (58.33%) Finance
6 14 (58.33%) CMDB
6 14 (58.33%) Problem Management
6 14 (58.33%) Release Management
7 13 (54.17%) HP
8 12 (50.00%) MPLS
8 12 (50.00%) OSPF
8 12 (50.00%) BGP
8 12 (50.00%) Wireless
8 12 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (50.00%) Multicast
8 12 (50.00%) CatOS
9 10 (41.67%) BT
9 10 (41.67%) Siemens
9 10 (41.67%) C
10 9 (37.50%) Firewall
11 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
12 5 (20.83%) Change Control

QMS
Top Related 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 17 (70.83%) MS Visio
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) LAN
2 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 15 (62.50%) WAN
3 12 (50.00%) BGP
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (50.00%) MPLS
3 12 (50.00%) Multicast
3 12 (50.00%) OSPF
3 12 (50.00%) Wireless
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (12.50%) NetScreen
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (4.17%) SAN
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Design Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Support
4 3 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Project Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) CMDB
2 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Celerra
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.17%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) ITIL
2 17 (70.83%) Quality Management
3 16 (66.67%) Network Design
4 14 (58.33%) Configuration Management
4 14 (58.33%) Problem Management
4 14 (58.33%) Project Management
4 14 (58.33%) Release Management
5 5 (20.83%) Change Control
5 5 (20.83%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (12.50%) Fault Management
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.50%) CCSP
4 3 (12.50%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) HP
3 10 (41.67%) BT
3 10 (41.67%) Siemens
4 3 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.17%) Brocade
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Isilon