The first table below looks at the demand for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 23 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 Merseyside 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 27 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.53% 0.46% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.44% 1.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £218 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £315 £369
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 71 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.58% 32.57% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 25
Average daily rate £364 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £222 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.36 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% -0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.50 £27.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
VMS
North West

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

VMS
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows