The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £295 £485
% change year-on-year
+52.54% -39.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
VMS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.79% 16.74% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 10
Median daily rate £275 £310 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.14% +19.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £20.50 £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire