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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / West Midlands
Rank - 124 105
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.039% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.18% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.57%

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
354 564 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.71% 21.78% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 284 221
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 94
Median hourly rate £14.48 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA