The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 273 258
Rank change year-on-year +49 -15  
Contract jobs citing QMS 14 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.045% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.055% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Median daily rate £438 £323 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.65% -16.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £301 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £345 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £295 £376
% change year-on-year +29.66% -21.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £57.00 - £11.50
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QMS in the South East

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QMS in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QMS in the South East

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QMS in the South East

QMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
West Sussex +24 6 £383 +29.66% 1
Surrey +6 4 £440 +25.71%
Hampshire +9 3 £500 -
Berkshire - 1 £306 - 2
QMS
England

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

1 17 (80.95%) Quality Management
2 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Validation
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Unix
6 4 (19.05%) Change Management
6 4 (19.05%) Coaching
7 3 (14.29%) RHCSA
7 3 (14.29%) GlusterFS
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (14.29%) Server Hardening
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (14.29%) SOLID
7 3 (14.29%) DevOps
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 3 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 3 (14.29%) Korn
7 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
7 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server

QMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Military
2 2 (9.52%) Multimedia
2 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Administrator
1 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Solaris Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Author
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Validation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) DOORS Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) QA Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Quality Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Author
3 2 (9.52%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) DOORS Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Life Science
4 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
4 1 (4.76%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) CentOS
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Solaris
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Quality Management
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 3 (14.29%) Server Hardening
5 3 (14.29%) SOLID
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) AWK
1 3 (14.29%) Bourne shell
1 3 (14.29%) C++
1 3 (14.29%) Korn
1 3 (14.29%) Perl
1 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) OCA
2 3 (14.29%) OCP
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (14.29%) RHCE
2 3 (14.29%) RHCSA
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) GlusterFS
1 3 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 3 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Brocade
1 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 3 (14.29%) EMC
1 3 (14.29%) HP
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 3 (14.29%) StorageTek
1 3 (14.29%) Sun
1 3 (14.29%) Veritas
1 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) SAP