Period
to 2 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMS
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 90 104
Rank change year-on-year +33 +14 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 4 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.35% 0.29% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 1.83% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £413 £325
% change year-on-year -21.21% +26.92% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

VMS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 122 219 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.11% 16.07% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 136 149
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £116 £133 £112
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 41
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -1.51%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.07 £8.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.22 £27.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +3.45%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in Birmingham

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMS in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for VMS in Birmingham

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMS in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for VMS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VMS.

1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (50.00%) AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Route 53
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Terraform
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Aerospace

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (50.00%) AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Handset
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy