The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 67 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.88% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.75%
VMS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
143 133 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.03% 20.15% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 58 66
Median daily rate £350 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMS 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VMS.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA