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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / North West
Rank 128 149 126
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -23
Contract jobs citing VMS 3 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.24% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 1.13% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 17
Median daily rate £530 £460 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +41.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.57%

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
528 796 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.96% 20.84% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 414 344
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 90 90
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +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

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 £530 - 1
VMS
England

VMS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) Qualys
1 3 (100.00%) Splunk
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (100.00%) SIEM
1 3 (100.00%) AlienVault
1 3 (100.00%) QRadar
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) VMS Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) QRadar
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) AlienVault
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (100.00%) Qualys
1 3 (100.00%) Splunk