The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 103 103 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing VMS 15 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.10% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.01% 0.54% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £318 £463
% change year-on-year
+41.73% -31.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
499 367 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.61% 18.70% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 164 222
Average daily rate £300 £325 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £434 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 59
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
VMS
England

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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry -6 9 £400 -
Warwickshire - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (96.55%) SAP
2 12 (41.38%) SAP SD
3 9 (31.03%) SAP BW
3 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (31.03%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (31.03%) Procure-to-pay
4 7 (24.14%) ABAP
4 7 (24.14%) CRM
4 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (20.69%) QA
5 6 (20.69%) SAP BI
5 6 (20.69%) Automotive
5 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (20.69%) Product Management
6 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 5 (17.24%) SAP FI
6 5 (17.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (17.24%) SAP CO
6 5 (17.24%) Logistics
7 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
8 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
8 3 (10.34%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (10.34%) Analytics
9 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (6.90%) MS Project
9 2 (6.90%) ERP

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (41.38%) SAP SD
2 5 (17.24%) SAP FI
2 5 (17.24%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (17.24%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Crystal Reports
1 9 (31.03%) SAP BW
2 6 (20.69%) SAP BI
3 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LSMW
General
1 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
2 6 (20.69%) Automotive
3 5 (17.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Architect
2 12 (41.38%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (41.38%) SAP Architect
3 11 (37.93%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 11 (37.93%) Consultant
4 10 (34.48%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (20.69%) SAP SD Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) SAP BW Architect
7 2 (6.90%) SAP Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.45%) SAP Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Business Process Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Process Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Migration Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) EDI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Procure-to-pay
2 7 (24.14%) CRM
3 6 (20.69%) Product Management
3 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (17.24%) Logistics
5 3 (10.34%) Analytics
5 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.34%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Process Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) ABAP
2 1 (3.45%) Pascal
2 1 (3.45%) Delphi
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Wonderware
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle