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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 142 130 132
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.48% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£163 £270 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.81% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.09%
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
721 619 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.67% 22.03% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 245 302
Average daily rate £325 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £219 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 92 81
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £31.56 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 2014. 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
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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
Cheshire - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) HPUX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) OpenView
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Foglight
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Tandem
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) HPUX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) Foglight
1 1 (50.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (50.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (50.00%) Tumbleweed