The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank - 114 119
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.99% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
516 502 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.95% 20.74% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 232 268
Average daily rate £386 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMS across the Berkshire region.

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Berkshire region.

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMS.

1 4 (80.00%) LDAP
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
1 4 (80.00%) ISUP
1 4 (80.00%) INAP
1 4 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) SMS
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) TIBCO

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LDAP
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
1 4 (80.00%) ISUP
1 4 (80.00%) INAP
1 4 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (40.00%) LTE
2 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) SMS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO