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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
VMS
North West

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
351 313 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.33% 18.53% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 140 124
Average daily rate £350 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £173.00 £19.82 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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