The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool - - 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £400
% change year-on-year -1.09% +13.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 56 48 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 21.88% 19.28% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 36
Median daily rate £310 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in Liverpool