The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank - 127 136
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.29% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.14% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £478 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +98.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £295 £475
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -37.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
VMS
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
568 704 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.36% 25.45% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 357 282
Median daily rate £345 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 96 84
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VMS
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for VMS.

1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
1 4 (100.00%) DCL
1 4 (100.00%) VAX
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) VAX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
1 4 (100.00%) DCL