Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 16 August 2018 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing VMS 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.27% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median daily rate £388 - -
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £26.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +21.15% -37.72% +52.29%

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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 278 278 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.94% 23.07% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 190 171
Wales median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £184 £136 £135
90th Percentile £550 £488 £510
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 55
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% +4.04%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £77.50 £19.30
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing VMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in Wales

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in Wales

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in Wales

VMS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 4 £388 - 1
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for VMS.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
2 3 (75.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (75.00%) OpenVMS
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Storage Management
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (75.00%) MQSeries
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) AIX Support
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Support
3 1 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
2 3 (75.00%) OpenVMS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM