The first table below looks at the demand for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 65 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.13% - 2.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% - 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £425 - £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £315 £363
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
193 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.50% 20.92% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 31 54
Average daily rate £400 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 16
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.78 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
VMS
East of England

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VMS
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) DMZ
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Implementation Engineer
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware