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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 115 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing VMS 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.095% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 0.51% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£450 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £270 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -36.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.14%
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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
524 393 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.42% 18.58% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 208 226
Average daily rate £313 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 62 42
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.07 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (94.74%) SAP
2 7 (36.84%) SAP SD
3 5 (26.32%) Procure-to-pay
3 5 (26.32%) SAP BW
3 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (26.32%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (26.32%) Automotive
4 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (21.05%) ABAP
4 4 (21.05%) CRM
4 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (21.05%) Product Management
4 4 (21.05%) QA
5 2 (10.53%) Logistics
5 2 (10.53%) SAP CO
5 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (10.53%) MS Project
5 2 (10.53%) ERP
5 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
5 2 (10.53%) SAP BI
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (5.26%) Migration

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) SAP SD
2 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (10.53%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (26.32%) SAP BW
2 2 (10.53%) SAP BI
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LSMW
General
1 5 (26.32%) Automotive
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Consultant
2 8 (42.11%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (36.84%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (36.84%) Architect
4 6 (31.58%) SAP Architect
4 6 (31.58%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 5 (26.32%) SAP SD Consultant
6 3 (15.79%) SAP BW Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Delphi Developer
7 1 (5.26%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) EDI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Procure-to-pay
2 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Product Management
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) Logistics
3 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) ABAP
2 1 (5.26%) Pascal
2 1 (5.26%) Delphi
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Wonderware
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle