Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 779 765 770
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +4
Contract jobs citing QMS 96 131 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 91 65
UK median daily rate £350 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -14.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £220 £200 £244
90th Percentile £462 £494 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £293 £353
% change year-on-year +11.97% -17.02% -17.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 6
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £27.54 £25.00 £16.98
90th Percentile £50.25 £41.95 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.72% +30.91% -5.98%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QMS in the UK

QMS
Top 13 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 6 months to 19 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
England -9 93 £350 +15.70% 9
UK excluding London -3 82 £328 +11.97% 10
North of England +23 20 £323 +17.27% 3
South East +7 19 £383 -4.38% 1
Midlands +34 17 £220 -37.14%
North East +33 16 £323 +17.27%
East Midlands +24 15 £220 -14.56%
South West +10 14 £425 +30.77% 1
London -35 12 £438 -12.50% 1
East of England -11 9 £450 +38.46% 3
North West - 4 £325 - 2
Scotland -6 3 - -
West Midlands +20 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for QMS.

1 67 (69.79%) Quality Management
2 31 (32.29%) Windows
2 31 (32.29%) Linux
3 23 (23.96%) Degree
4 22 (22.92%) ISO 9001
5 21 (21.88%) ITIL
5 21 (21.88%) Manufacturing
6 20 (20.83%) Project Management
7 18 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 16 (16.67%) Unix
8 16 (16.67%) Cisco
8 16 (16.67%) HP
9 15 (15.63%) Oracle
9 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
10 14 (14.58%) Brocade
10 14 (14.58%) NetBackup
10 14 (14.58%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
10 14 (14.58%) Solaris
10 14 (14.58%) EMC
10 14 (14.58%) SAN
11 13 (13.54%) AIX
12 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.50%) Symantec
12 12 (12.50%) Veritas
12 12 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 12 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
12 12 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
12 12 (12.50%) Change Control

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 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (1.04%) PTC Creo
4 1 (1.04%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.04%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) GitHub
2 2 (2.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) Fibre Channel
1 14 (14.58%) SAN
2 4 (4.17%) Firewall
3 3 (3.13%) LAN
3 3 (3.13%) VPN
3 3 (3.13%) WAN
4 2 (2.08%) 2G
4 2 (2.08%) 3G
4 2 (2.08%) 4G
4 2 (2.08%) Broadband
4 2 (2.08%) Skype
5 1 (1.04%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.04%) Extranet
5 1 (1.04%) Intranet
5 1 (1.04%) Network Security
5 1 (1.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.17%) Qlik Sense
3 4 (4.17%) QlikView
3 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) Big Data
4 1 (1.04%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Bitbucket
1 5 (5.21%) SonarQube
2 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.17%) gulp
2 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (21.88%) Manufacturing
2 11 (11.46%) Finance
3 10 (10.42%) Retail
4 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.21%) Publishing
6 4 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.08%) Automotive
7 2 (2.08%) Marketing
8 1 (1.04%) Back Office
8 1 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (1.04%) Local Government
8 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (12.50%) Analyst
2 11 (11.46%) Backup Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 8 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.29%) Developer
4 7 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (7.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Auditor
5 6 (6.25%) Development Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) Development Support Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) Angular 2
2 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (4.17%) CSS
2 4 (4.17%) CSS3
2 4 (4.17%) LESS
2 4 (4.17%) Node.js
2 4 (4.17%) ODBC
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.42%) Replication
3 6 (6.25%) Optoelectronics
4 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.17%) HP Storage
6 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.13%) CMDB
7 2 (2.08%) e-Learning
7 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.04%) IVR
8 1 (1.04%) Life Science
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.29%) Linux
1 31 (32.29%) Windows
2 16 (16.67%) Unix
3 14 (14.58%) Solaris
4 13 (13.54%) AIX
5 5 (5.21%) HPUX
6 2 (2.08%) CentOS
6 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.79%) Quality Management
2 21 (21.88%) ITIL
3 20 (20.83%) Project Management
4 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
5 12 (12.50%) Change Control
5 12 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 11 (11.46%) Change Management
7 10 (10.42%) Data Analysis
7 10 (10.42%) Validation
8 9 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (9.38%) ERP
8 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.29%) Code Coverage
10 7 (7.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.29%) DevOps
10 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.29%) SDLC
10 7 (7.29%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
1 5 (5.21%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) C#
2 4 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.08%) AWK
3 2 (2.08%) Bourne shell
3 2 (2.08%) Korn
3 2 (2.08%) Perl
3 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (23.96%) Degree
2 18 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.25%) PhD
5 5 (5.21%) IRCA
5 5 (5.21%) PMI Certification
5 5 (5.21%) PMP
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.08%) CCNA
8 2 (2.08%) CCNP
8 2 (2.08%) OCA
8 2 (2.08%) OCP
8 2 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.08%) RHCE
8 2 (2.08%) RHCSA
9 1 (1.04%) CCSP
9 1 (1.04%) CISSP
9 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.92%) ISO 9001
2 10 (10.42%) QA
3 5 (5.21%) Data Quality
3 5 (5.21%) PMO
4 4 (4.17%) GMP
5 2 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (2.08%) ECSS
5 2 (2.08%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.04%) GAMP
6 1 (1.04%) GxP
6 1 (1.04%) ISO 13485
6 1 (1.04%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.04%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) GlusterFS
1 2 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (14.58%) NetBackup
2 12 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 12 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
3 10 (10.42%) Backup Exec
3 10 (10.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (6.25%) MOM
4 6 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) Cisco
1 16 (16.67%) HP
2 15 (15.63%) Oracle
3 14 (14.58%) Brocade
3 14 (14.58%) EMC
4 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.50%) Symantec
4 12 (12.50%) Veritas
5 10 (10.42%) IBM
5 10 (10.42%) Veeam
6 8 (8.33%) SAP
7 6 (6.25%) Huawei
8 4 (4.17%) Juniper
9 3 (3.13%) NCR
10 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.08%) StorageTek
10 2 (2.08%) Sun
10 2 (2.08%) VMware
11 1 (1.04%) Aruba
11 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint