The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 118 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 3 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.14% - 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% - 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VMS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
433 497 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.70% 19.96% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 254 260
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £197 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.27% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.23 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMS across the Berkshire region.

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 2 - -
Reading - 1 - -
VMS
South East

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VMS.

1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Server Building
2 4 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) LDAP
4 2 (25.00%) NFS
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) SUSE
4 2 (25.00%) CommVault
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) IaaS
5 1 (12.50%) VoLTE
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) INAP
2 1 (12.50%) ISUP
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VoLTE
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Service Control Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) VAS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) SUSE
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat