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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 184 193 187
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.039% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Average daily rate
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£428 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -44.18%
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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
1131 1169 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.19% 20.02% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 793 831
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 80
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
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 4 March 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) JSON
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) XHTML
4 3 (42.86%) OpenVMS
4 3 (42.86%) Toad
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 3 (42.86%) W3C
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) JPA

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Toad
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) Grunt
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) JSON
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) JPA
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) Spring
3 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
3 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 3 (42.86%) Backbone.js
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) Dojo
4 2 (28.57%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) W3C
2 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
2 2 (28.57%) Interactive TV
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) OpenVMS
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) CentOS
2 3 (42.86%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Database Tuning
1 3 (42.86%) Web Development
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy
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