Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 6 months to 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 194 207
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -
Contract jobs citing QMS 14 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
South West median daily rate £425 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £338 £263 £218
90th Percentile £473 £430 £549
England median daily rate £350 £310 £375
% change year-on-year +12.90% -17.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - -
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4598 4576 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.25% 80.01% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3087 3518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £255
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 267 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

QMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QMS in the South West

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QMS in the South West

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QMS in the South West

QMS
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Devon +3 6 £413 - 1
Wiltshire -2 4 - -
Bristol -13 3 £450 +7.14%
QMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for QMS.

1 10 (71.43%) ISO 9001
2 7 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) IRCA
3 5 (35.71%) Quality Management
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) 4G
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
5 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (14.29%) 2G
5 2 (14.29%) 3G
5 2 (14.29%) Broadband
6 1 (7.14%) SMS
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (7.14%) HNC
6 1 (7.14%) ERP
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Automotive
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Military
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) ISO 14001
6 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Degree

QMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) 2G
1 2 (14.29%) 3G
1 2 (14.29%) 4G
1 2 (14.29%) Broadband
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Auditor
2 4 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Quality Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001 Auditor
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Quality Management
2 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) IRCA
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) ISO 9001
2 7 (50.00%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft