The first table below looks at the demand for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 118 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.041% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £440
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-56.94% +71.42%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
521 568 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.79% 23.28% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 248 233
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
VMS
South East

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 - - 1
VMS
South East

VMS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMS.

1 8 (66.67%) WAP
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 8 (66.67%) SS7
1 8 (66.67%) INAP
2 7 (58.33%) Change Management
2 7 (58.33%) Fault Management
2 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (16.67%) Front Office
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) BMC
6 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) High Availability
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 8 (66.67%) SS7
1 8 (66.67%) INAP
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
1 7 (58.33%) Change Management
1 7 (58.33%) Fault Management
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) BMC
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) LANDesk