The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / South West
Rank - 134 139
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.035% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.15% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 452 652 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.66% 22.73% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 389 291
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 80
Median hourly rate £16.38 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.93% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £46.27 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in the South West

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in the South West

VMS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VMS.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Trainer
1 2 (100.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft