The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank - - 51
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £440
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +54.76%
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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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 115 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.92% 25.05% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 81
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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