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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 143 146 123
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.033% 0.031% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.15% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +16.66%
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
630 677 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.95% 21.19% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 373 246
Average daily rate £350 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £150 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 73
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.60 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 1 - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) SMS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) SMS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management