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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 171 181 208
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +27
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.058% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.37% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £324 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.05% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VMS
London

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
704 1088 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.58% 23.44% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 865 999
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 57
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £36.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 29 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 City of London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (40.00%) French Language
2 2 (40.00%) German Language
2 2 (40.00%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (40.00%) Qualys
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (40.00%) French Language
1 2 (40.00%) German Language
1 2 (40.00%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) VMS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) HR Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Server Building
3 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) CEH
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Lotus
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) Novell
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Qualys
3 1 (20.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco