The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 163 200
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.090% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.41% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £430 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -0.58% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 648 724 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.79% 21.79% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 601 901
Median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 54
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £22.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in the City of London