The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 145 -
Contract jobs citing QMS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.040% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £295 £378
% change year-on-year +29.66% -21.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
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 West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QMS in the West Midlands

QMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QMS in the West Midlands

QMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QMS in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for QMS.

1 3 (75.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (75.00%) IRCA
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (50.00%) ISO17020
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) NVQ Level 4
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
3 1 (25.00%) NCR
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

QMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Lean Manufacturing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) IRCA
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (50.00%) ISO17020
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) NCR