The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 93 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% - 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% - 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.94%
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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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
339 284 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.66% 22.96% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 150 116
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 20
Average hourly rate £13.88 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.85 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £25.00 £24.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VMS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) ABAP
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) SAP SD
1 2 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Automotive
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (50.00%) SAP MM

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (50.00%) SAP MM
General
1 2 (100.00%) Automotive
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) SAP SD Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) SAP MM Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) ABAP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP