The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 123 104 96
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing VMS 4 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.63% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.77% 3.05% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
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£350 £485 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.83% +94.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £450 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £485 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £315
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
517 491 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.01% 20.67% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 235 153
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 74 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) EMC
3 4 (33.33%) Automotive
4 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) EDI
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) HPUX
4 3 (25.00%) Celerra
4 3 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) NAS
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (16.67%) Middleware
5 2 (16.67%) SAP SD
6 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) SAP BW

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
General
1 4 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
1 6 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SAP SD Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP BI Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) EDI
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Celerra
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) HPUX
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Motorola
4 1 (8.33%) Dell