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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / West Midlands
Rank - 117 100
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.042% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.21% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £438 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +30.35%

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
362 483 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.03% 20.14% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 205 233
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 57 92
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +22.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Open Workbench
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) Open Workbench
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Networks
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) BT