The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 120 127 110
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing VMS 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.038% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.00% 0.16% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£650 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £263 £250
% change year-on-year
+52.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
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
502 622 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.37% 23.64% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 274 173
Average daily rate £338 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £211 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 59 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 4 - -
Slough - - - -
VMS
South East

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 11 (57.89%) UNIX
2 10 (52.63%) LDAP
2 10 (52.63%) 3G
2 10 (52.63%) ISUP
2 10 (52.63%) INAP
2 10 (52.63%) LTE
3 9 (47.37%) TIBCO
4 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 4 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) XenServer
9 3 (15.79%) ZTE
9 3 (15.79%) Huawei
9 3 (15.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (15.79%) BMC
9 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
9 3 (15.79%) SMS
10 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
10 2 (10.53%) Cognos
10 2 (10.53%) McAfee
10 2 (10.53%) SCCM
10 2 (10.53%) SCOM
10 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) LDAP
1 10 (52.63%) 3G
1 10 (52.63%) ISUP
1 10 (52.63%) INAP
1 10 (52.63%) LTE
2 3 (15.79%) SMS
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.26%) SNMP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Network Planning
1 2 (10.53%) Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
2 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) Validation
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) XPath
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) HP APS
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) XenServer
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) LXC
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
1 2 (10.53%) SCDPM
1 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) TIBCO
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (15.79%) ZTE
3 3 (15.79%) Huawei
3 3 (15.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (15.79%) BMC
3 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Cognos
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Lumension
5 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.26%) webMethods
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft