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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 78 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% - 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.68% - 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £263 £250
% change year-on-year
+52.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
VMS
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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
298 231 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.72% 20.61% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 120 109
Average daily rate £350 £269 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £10.93 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) RAD
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) SQLPlus
2 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (50.00%) SQLPlus
1 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Integrator
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) HPUX
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) RAD
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) VMware