The first table below looks at the demand for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 16 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 West Midlands 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 97 100 102
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing VMS 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.25% 1.85% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Average daily rate £485 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £315 £363
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
493 379 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.58% 20.08% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 161 162
Average daily rate £305 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 60 67
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £23.00
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 West Midlands

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Coventry +4 11 £468 +16.87%
Warwickshire - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (95.24%) SAP
2 8 (38.10%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (38.10%) SAP BW
2 8 (38.10%) SAP SD
2 8 (38.10%) SAP BI
3 7 (33.33%) ABAP
4 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 6 (28.57%) CRM
4 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 6 (28.57%) Analytics
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Procure-to-pay
6 4 (19.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (19.05%) SAP FI
6 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
6 4 (19.05%) SAP CO
6 4 (19.05%) Logistics
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Automotive
8 2 (9.52%) Product Management
8 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
8 2 (9.52%) QA
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (4.76%) SAP ALE
9 1 (4.76%) LSMW
9 1 (4.76%) Data Management

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (38.10%) SAP SD
2 4 (19.05%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (19.05%) SAP FI
2 4 (19.05%) SAP CO
3 1 (4.76%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Crystal Reports
1 8 (38.10%) SAP BW
1 8 (38.10%) SAP BI
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LSMW
General
1 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Consultant
2 8 (38.10%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (33.33%) SAP Architect
3 7 (33.33%) Architect
4 6 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (28.57%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (19.05%) SAP BI Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
6 2 (9.52%) SAP SD Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) SAP Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Senior SAP Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Specialist
7 1 (4.76%) SAP MM Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.76%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ALE
1 1 (4.76%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (28.57%) CRM
2 6 (28.57%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Procure-to-pay
4 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
4 4 (19.05%) Logistics
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Product Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.76%) Process Management
7 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) VMware