The first table below looks at the demand for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank - - 146
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.028%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £310 £369
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -15.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
687 552 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.58% 23.95% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 283 372
Average daily rate £345 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £182 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 77 79
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
VMS
England

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) JSP
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) JSP 440
3 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Grid Computing
3 3 (50.00%) Sun
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Grid Computing
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Solaris
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk