The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
North West / Merseyside
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £158
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £438 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +30.35%

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
64 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.00% 12.42% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 27
Median daily rate £350 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +106.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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