The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank - 147 143
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.030% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.14% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
590 695 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.75% 20.76% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 390 394
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 96 78
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.03 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.78 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £41.50 £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 South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South West

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VMS
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 South West region with a requirement for VMS.

1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Build and Release Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Build Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell