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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 145 118 121
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing VMS 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.093% 0.079% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 0.50% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £376 £535 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.71% +18.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
524 400 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.21% 15.77% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 180 237
Median daily rate £356 £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% +7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £155 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 88
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 £376 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VMS.

1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SAP SD
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) PegaRULES
4 1 (12.50%) Open Workbench
4 1 (12.50%) Puppet
4 1 (12.50%) VCAP
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 1 (12.50%) VCP5
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (12.50%) Tomcat

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Documentum
1 1 (12.50%) PegaRULES
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) SAP SD Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Case Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Demand Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) VCAP
1 1 (12.50%) VCP5
1 1 (12.50%) VCP6
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) Pega
2 1 (12.50%) VMware