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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 117 121 123
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing VMS 8 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.38% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.33% 1.89% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £315
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
602 582 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.87% 20.19% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 284 191
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 45 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £14.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.30 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 +2 3 £350 +10.23%
Maidenhead - - - -
VMS
South East

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) LDAP
1 6 (46.15%) ISUP
1 6 (46.15%) INAP
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (30.77%) 3G
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
3 4 (30.77%) LTE
4 3 (23.08%) XenServer
4 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos
5 2 (15.38%) SMS
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (15.38%) VoLTE
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Puppet
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) XPath
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) BMC

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LDAP
1 6 (46.15%) ISUP
1 6 (46.15%) INAP
2 4 (30.77%) LTE
2 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 4 (30.77%) 3G
3 2 (15.38%) SMS
3 2 (15.38%) VoLTE
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XSLT
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) XPath
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) XenServer
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
1 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
2 2 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (15.38%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat