Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 364 365
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 -12
Contract jobs citing QMS 20 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 16
South East median daily rate £383 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £238 £162 £258
90th Percentile £444 £486 £440
England median daily rate £350 £295 £375
% change year-on-year +18.64% -21.33% -7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.00% +11.11% -49.44%
10th Percentile £47.75 £19.00 £14.41
90th Percentile £50.25 £41.24 £27.75
England median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.72% +44.00% -14.53%

QMS is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

QMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing QMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +7 10 £383 +35.40%
Hampshire +7 4 £250 -10.71%
Surrey -20 3 £383 -15.00%
Thames Valley -10 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -24 2 - - 1
Kent - 1 £485 -
QMS
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (85.00%) Quality Management
2 14 (70.00%) Degree
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Code Coverage
5 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (35.00%) DevOps
5 7 (35.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (35.00%) SDLC
6 5 (25.00%) SonarQube
6 5 (25.00%) Bitbucket
6 5 (25.00%) Change Management
6 5 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
7 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (15.00%) AWK
8 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
8 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
8 3 (15.00%) Information Security
8 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (15.00%) VMware
8 3 (15.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (5.00%) PTC Creo
1 1 (5.00%) SOLIDWORKS
1 1 (5.00%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 5 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) Senior DevOps
1 7 (35.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) DOORS Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DOORS Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Project Assistant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) CentOS
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Quality Management
2 7 (35.00%) Code Coverage
2 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (35.00%) DevOps
2 7 (35.00%) SDLC
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (35.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Change Management
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (15.00%) Server Hardening
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) AWK
1 3 (15.00%) Bourne shell
1 3 (15.00%) Korn
1 3 (15.00%) Perl
1 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) OCA
2 3 (15.00%) OCP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (15.00%) RHCE
2 3 (15.00%) RHCSA
3 1 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.00%) ECSS
2 2 (10.00%) PMO
2 2 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) GlusterFS
1 3 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 3 (15.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Brocade
1 3 (15.00%) EMC
1 3 (15.00%) HP
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (15.00%) StorageTek
1 3 (15.00%) Sun
1 3 (15.00%) Veritas
1 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Arqiva
3 1 (5.00%) NCR