The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank - 48 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.59% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
140 129 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.38% 25.34% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 53 48
Average daily rate £300 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £159 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales