The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 37
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - - 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £165
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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 75 70 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.73% 21.41% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 38
Median daily rate £363 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +59.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £265 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.34 £18.46
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in Merseyside