The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / West Midlands
Rank - 124 115
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.037% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.16% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 357 610 500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.49% 22.74% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 279 225
Median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 81
Median hourly rate £14.93 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in the West Midlands

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in the West Midlands