The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 566 603
Rank change year-on-year +6 +37  
Contract jobs citing QMS 54 83 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.19% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 59 15
Median daily rate £383 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.53% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £503 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £295 £376
% change year-on-year +29.66% -21.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.38 £36.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £36.00 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

QMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing QMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for QMS in the UK

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QMS in the UK

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QMS over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QMS in the UK

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QMS in the UK

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QMS over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QMS in the UK

QMS
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QMS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +4 48 £383 +29.66% 16
UK excluding London +38 45 £383 +29.66% 14
South East +26 14 £438 +35.65% 4
South West +6 10 £438 +9.37% 1
North of England +23 8 £310 +9.25% 4
East of England -1 8 £525 - 4
London +1 7 £431 -6.75% 2
Scotland +29 4 - -
Midlands +10 1 £220 -41.33% 1

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for QMS.

1 81 (70.43%) Quality Management
2 29 (25.22%) ITIL
3 27 (23.48%) Change Control
4 23 (20.00%) Degree
5 22 (19.13%) Validation
6 21 (18.26%) Project Management
6 21 (18.26%) Security Cleared
7 20 (17.39%) Oracle
7 20 (17.39%) ISO 9001
7 20 (17.39%) Finance
8 19 (16.52%) Cisco
8 19 (16.52%) Windows
8 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
9 18 (15.65%) Unix
9 18 (15.65%) Linux
9 18 (15.65%) Configuration Management
9 18 (15.65%) HP
10 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
10 17 (14.78%) Manufacturing
10 17 (14.78%) Change Management
11 16 (13.91%) QA
11 16 (13.91%) Retail
12 14 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (10.43%) Management Information System
14 11 (9.57%) Business Analysis
14 11 (9.57%) Problem Management
14 11 (9.57%) Release Management
14 11 (9.57%) SQL
15 10 (8.70%) LAN
15 10 (8.70%) GMP

QMS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.87%) CMS
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle 11i
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.61%) Demantra
2 3 (2.61%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.87%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (2.61%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) Firewall
1 10 (8.70%) LAN
1 10 (8.70%) WAN
2 7 (6.09%) SAN
3 6 (5.22%) BGP
3 6 (5.22%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (5.22%) MPLS
3 6 (5.22%) OSPF
3 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (4.35%) VPN
5 4 (3.48%) Multicast
5 4 (3.48%) Wireless
6 1 (0.87%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.87%) IPv6
6 1 (0.87%) Network Security
6 1 (0.87%) SDH
6 1 (0.87%) VSAT
6 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.87%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.96%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (1.74%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (1.74%) QlikView
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.87%) DB2
7 1 (0.87%) MS Access
7 1 (0.87%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.74%) gulp
3 2 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.87%) VectorCAST
General
1 20 (17.39%) Finance
2 17 (14.78%) Manufacturing
3 16 (13.91%) Retail
4 10 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (7.83%) Marketing
6 5 (4.35%) Back Office
6 5 (4.35%) Banking
7 3 (2.61%) Military
7 3 (2.61%) Publishing
8 2 (1.74%) Legal
8 2 (1.74%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.87%) Advertising
9 1 (0.87%) Automotive
9 1 (0.87%) Avionics
9 1 (0.87%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (11.30%) Analyst
2 11 (9.57%) Network Engineer
3 10 (8.70%) Consultant
4 9 (7.83%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Applications Support
5 8 (6.96%) Designer
5 8 (6.96%) Validation Consultant
6 7 (6.09%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.22%) Administrator
8 5 (4.35%) Architect
8 5 (4.35%) Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Development Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Development Support Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Quality Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) BPM Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) XML
2 6 (5.22%) jQuery
3 5 (4.35%) Dojo
3 5 (4.35%) DOM
3 5 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.61%) .NET
4 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.61%) CSS
4 3 (2.61%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.74%) Angular 2
5 2 (1.74%) CSS3
5 2 (1.74%) LESS
5 2 (1.74%) Node.js
5 2 (1.74%) ODBC
6 1 (0.87%) HTML
6 1 (0.87%) LINQ
6 1 (0.87%) WCF
6 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.83%) CMDB
3 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.35%) Replication
6 3 (2.61%) FMCG
7 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.74%) Clustering
7 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.74%) Life Science
7 2 (1.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.87%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.87%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.87%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.52%) Windows
2 18 (15.65%) Linux
2 18 (15.65%) Unix
3 6 (5.22%) Solaris
4 5 (4.35%) CatOS
5 4 (3.48%) AIX
5 4 (3.48%) HPUX
6 3 (2.61%) CentOS
6 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) MVS
7 1 (0.87%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (70.43%) Quality Management
2 29 (25.22%) ITIL
3 27 (23.48%) Change Control
4 22 (19.13%) Validation
5 21 (18.26%) Project Management
6 18 (15.65%) Configuration Management
7 17 (14.78%) Change Management
8 14 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (9.57%) Business Analysis
9 11 (9.57%) Problem Management
9 11 (9.57%) Release Management
10 9 (7.83%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 9 (7.83%) ERP
10 9 (7.83%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (7.83%) Line Management
11 8 (6.96%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (6.96%) Network Design
11 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.96%) Process Improvement
11 8 (6.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.57%) SQL
2 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.22%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.35%) C++
3 5 (4.35%) Java
4 4 (3.48%) C
5 3 (2.61%) AWK
5 3 (2.61%) Bourne shell
5 3 (2.61%) C#
5 3 (2.61%) Korn
5 3 (2.61%) Perl
5 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.87%) REXX
7 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (20.00%) Degree
2 21 (18.26%) Security Cleared
3 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.96%) IRCA
5 6 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.61%) CCNP
6 3 (2.61%) OCA
6 3 (2.61%) OCP
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (2.61%) RHCE
6 3 (2.61%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.74%) CCNA
7 2 (1.74%) CCSP
7 2 (1.74%) CISSP
8 1 (0.87%) CCDP
8 1 (0.87%) HNC
8 1 (0.87%) MCP
8 1 (0.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.39%) ISO 9001
2 16 (13.91%) QA
3 10 (8.70%) GMP
4 8 (6.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 5 (4.35%) ISO17020
6 5 (4.35%) PMO
7 3 (2.61%) SLA
8 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (1.74%) GxP
9 1 (0.87%) GAMP
9 1 (0.87%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.87%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.87%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.87%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) GlusterFS
1 3 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.61%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.61%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.61%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (2.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (2.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.74%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.87%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Oracle
2 19 (16.52%) Cisco
3 18 (15.65%) HP
4 9 (7.83%) IBM
5 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.22%) Brocade
6 6 (5.22%) EMC
6 6 (5.22%) SAP
6 6 (5.22%) Veritas
7 5 (4.35%) Juniper
7 5 (4.35%) Pega
7 5 (4.35%) webMethods
8 4 (3.48%) BT
8 4 (3.48%) Siemens
9 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.61%) StorageTek
9 3 (2.61%) Sun
9 3 (2.61%) Symantec
9 3 (2.61%) VMware
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