The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank - - 47
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
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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 Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
136 118 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.63% 20.38% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 69 34
Average daily rate £360 £288 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.95 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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