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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / North West
Rank - 149 123
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.53% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 13
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
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 North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
552 749 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.00% 19.47% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 398 332
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 84 96
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £30.00
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 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