The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 192 219 213
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -6
Contract jobs citing VMS 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
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£313 £255 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £229 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £375 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £270 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -36.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1336 1627 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.69% 22.60% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1106 1001
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 81 87
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (53.33%) Linux
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) RESTful
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (26.67%) ETRM
2 4 (26.67%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (26.67%) Control-M
2 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Gemalto
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) NAS
1 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (26.67%) ETRM
1 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) E-business
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
1 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) DCL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) RHEV
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Control-M
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Gemalto
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Intel
2 1 (6.67%) BMC
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint