The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 148 115 124
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +9
Contract jobs citing VMS 8 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.76% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.03% 3.59% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 2
Average daily rate £460 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +16.66%
VMS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
779 669 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.49% 21.25% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 324 244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 82 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.99% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the North West region.

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -3 7 £460 +4.54%
Cheshire - 1 - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (77.78%) DCL
2 7 (77.78%) VAX
3 5 (55.56%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Clustering

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) VMS Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) VAX Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (77.78%) VAX
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) DCL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) EMC
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) VMware