The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.54% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£150 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -12.50%
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%
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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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
85 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.80% 22.61% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 17
Average daily rate £245 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.18 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% +21.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

VMS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 4 (50.00%) Automotive
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) OpenView
4 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Motorola
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) OpenVMS
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 4 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) IT Support
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) Motorola