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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Management System (QMS)
UK
Rank 535 594 569
Rank change year-on-year +59 -25  
Contract jobs citing QMS 58 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.094% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 28
Median daily rate £373 £370 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -26.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £296 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £533 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £370 £513
% change year-on-year +4.45% -27.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.56% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £34.75 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £50.00 £60.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -0.56% -26.66%  

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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

QMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QMS in the UK

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QMS in the UK

QMS
Top 30 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 25 March 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 +35 45 £320 -13.51% 9
East Midlands +8 17 £165 -55.40%
Scotland +26 13 £440 -29.60%
Derbyshire -1 12 £163 -56.08%
Derby - 9 £160 -
London +33 8 £308 -5.38% 4
South East +18 7 £440 -1.67% 1
Aberdeen 0 7 £450 -
Bristol +7 6 £450 +5.88% 1
South West +2 6 £450 +31.38% 1
Renfrewshire - 6 £430 -
Erskine - 6 £430 -
Alfreton - 5 £165 -
Hampshire - 3 £470 -
North West +26 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £338 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £488 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £373 - 1
Carterton - 2 £373 -
Eastleigh - 2 £440 -
Nottingham - 2 £488 -
Berkshire +24 1 £500 +21.21%
Lancashire +17 1 - -
Surrey +7 1 - -
Preston -1 1 - -
Redhill -11 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £500 -

QMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 78 (67.24%) Quality Management
2 36 (31.03%) ITIL
3 32 (27.59%) Cisco
4 30 (25.86%) Project Management
4 30 (25.86%) Finance
5 29 (25.00%) Change Control
6 26 (22.41%) Configuration Management
7 22 (18.97%) HP
7 22 (18.97%) MS Visio
7 22 (18.97%) Windows
7 22 (18.97%) Oracle
7 22 (18.97%) Validation
8 21 (18.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (16.38%) Manufacturing
9 19 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
10 18 (15.52%) Retail
10 18 (15.52%) Linux
10 18 (15.52%) Unix
11 17 (14.66%) LAN
11 17 (14.66%) Firewall
12 16 (13.79%) Network Design
12 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
13 15 (12.93%) WAN
13 15 (12.93%) C
13 15 (12.93%) QA
13 15 (12.93%) Release Management
14 14 (12.07%) Problem Management
14 14 (12.07%) CMDB
14 14 (12.07%) Business Analysis

QMS
Top Related 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 5 (4.31%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.45%) iPlanet
2 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.72%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (18.97%) MS Visio
2 13 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.45%) MS Office
4 3 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Oracle 11i
1 8 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.31%) Demantra
2 5 (4.31%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.86%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.86%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.66%) Firewall
1 17 (14.66%) LAN
2 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.93%) WAN
4 12 (10.34%) BGP
4 12 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (10.34%) MPLS
4 12 (10.34%) Multicast
4 12 (10.34%) OSPF
4 12 (10.34%) Wireless
5 8 (6.90%) SAN
6 7 (6.03%) Network Security
7 4 (3.45%) BIG-IP
7 4 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (2.59%) NetScreen
8 3 (2.59%) VPN
9 2 (1.72%) FTP
9 2 (1.72%) LDAP
9 2 (1.72%) SSH
9 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) Oracle Database
1 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.31%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.72%) DB2
6 2 (1.72%) DTS
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.72%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.86%) MS Access
7 1 (0.86%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.72%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (25.86%) Finance
2 21 (18.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 19 (16.38%) Manufacturing
4 18 (15.52%) Retail
5 7 (6.03%) Marketing
6 6 (5.17%) Banking
7 5 (4.31%) Back Office
7 5 (4.31%) Publishing
8 2 (1.72%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.72%) Military
9 1 (0.86%) Avionics
9 1 (0.86%) Games
9 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Network Engineer
2 18 (15.52%) Analyst
3 12 (10.34%) Consultant
4 11 (9.48%) Quality Manager
4 11 (9.48%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.62%) Applications Support
6 9 (7.76%) Applications Support Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) Validation Consultant
7 8 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.03%) Designer
9 6 (5.17%) Architect
9 6 (5.17%) Development Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Development Support Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) IT Manager
10 5 (4.31%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Solutions Designer
11 4 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) XML
2 5 (4.31%) Dojo
2 5 (4.31%) DOM
2 5 (4.31%) jQuery
2 5 (4.31%) Software Packaging
2 5 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (3.45%) J2EE
4 3 (2.59%) JSP
5 2 (1.72%) .NET
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.86%) Qt
6 1 (0.86%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) CMDB
2 10 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.03%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.17%) Life Science
5 5 (4.31%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.31%) HP Storage
5 5 (4.31%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (3.45%) FMCG
7 3 (2.59%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.59%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.72%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.72%) Celerra
8 2 (1.72%) Clustering
8 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.72%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.72%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.72%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.72%) Replication
8 2 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.97%) Windows
2 18 (15.52%) Linux
2 18 (15.52%) Unix
3 12 (10.34%) CatOS
4 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.17%) HPUX
6 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.45%) AIX
7 4 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (67.24%) Quality Management
2 36 (31.03%) ITIL
3 30 (25.86%) Project Management
4 29 (25.00%) Change Control
5 26 (22.41%) Configuration Management
6 22 (18.97%) Validation
7 19 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (13.79%) Network Design
9 15 (12.93%) Release Management
10 14 (12.07%) Business Analysis
10 14 (12.07%) Problem Management
11 12 (10.34%) Document Management
11 12 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (9.48%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 11 (9.48%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (9.48%) IT Strategy
12 11 (9.48%) Process Improvement
13 10 (8.62%) System Testing
14 8 (6.90%) Mentoring
14 8 (6.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.93%) C
2 11 (9.48%) Java
2 11 (9.48%) SQL
3 8 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) Degree
3 10 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) CCSP
5 3 (2.59%) CISSP
6 2 (1.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.86%) CCNP
7 1 (0.86%) ECDL
7 1 (0.86%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.93%) QA
2 14 (12.07%) ISO 9001
3 10 (8.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 9 (7.76%) GMP
5 6 (5.17%) GxP
5 6 (5.17%) SLA
6 4 (3.45%) JSP 440
7 3 (2.59%) PMO
8 2 (1.72%) GAMP
9 1 (0.86%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.86%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
1 4 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.59%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.72%) OpenView
4 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (27.59%) Cisco
2 22 (18.97%) HP
2 22 (18.97%) Oracle
3 10 (8.62%) BT
3 10 (8.62%) Siemens
4 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.17%) 3PAR
5 6 (5.17%) EMC
5 6 (5.17%) Juniper
6 5 (4.31%) IBM
6 5 (4.31%) Pega
6 5 (4.31%) SAP
6 5 (4.31%) webMethods
7 4 (3.45%) BEA
7 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.45%) F5
7 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.45%) Sun
7 4 (3.45%) Symantec
7 4 (3.45%) VMware
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