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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 121 100 97
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 2.01% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Average daily rate - £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +16.66%
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
545 497 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.36% 22.50% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 220 200
Average daily rate £355 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 104 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
Top 2 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) SAP SD

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SAP SD
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) VMS Architect
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP