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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank - 154 134
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.053% 0.064%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £463
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -24.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.50
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
830 833 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.28% 22.00% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 436 344
Median daily rate £380 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +33.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 100 102
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VMS.

1 8 (88.89%) DCL
1 8 (88.89%) VAX
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (66.67%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) EMC

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) 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%) Lead Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (88.89%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) DCL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) EMC