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 3 months to 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 135 139
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing QMS 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.17% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £438 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £295 £378
% change year-on-year +29.66% -21.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2224 2327 2452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.83% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1538 1664
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire +9 5 - -
Devon - 3 £438 -
Bristol -5 1 - - 1
QMS
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for QMS.

1 8 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 7 (43.75%) QA
2 7 (43.75%) Process Improvement
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Robotic Process Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Marketing
4 5 (31.25%) Dojo
4 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 5 (31.25%) Pega
4 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (31.25%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (31.25%) Cognitive Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Back Office
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) Retail
4 5 (31.25%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (31.25%) Process Management
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) DOM
4 5 (31.25%) SOA
4 5 (31.25%) ISO 9001
4 5 (31.25%) IBM
4 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
4 5 (31.25%) webMethods
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) IRCA

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 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) IBM Blueworks
General
1 5 (31.25%) Back Office
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
1 5 (31.25%) Marketing
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) BPM Designer
2 4 (25.00%) Designer
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (18.75%) Auditor
4 1 (6.25%) BPM Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Governance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001 Auditor
4 1 (6.25%) IT Governance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Governance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Dojo
1 5 (31.25%) DOM
1 5 (31.25%) jQuery
1 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (31.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 7 (43.75%) Process Improvement
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (31.25%) Cognitive Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Process Management
4 5 (31.25%) Robotic Process Automation
4 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) IRCA
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (6.25%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
1 5 (31.25%) Pega
1 5 (31.25%) webMethods
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft