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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 149 184 200
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +16
Contract jobs citing VMS 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.078% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £425 £428 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +5.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +16.66%
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
664 1169 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.11% 22.74% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 889 847
Average daily rate £433 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £105.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) CentOS
4 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) CISM
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Ansible
5 2 (25.00%) Docker
5 2 (25.00%) Microservices
5 2 (25.00%) GitLab
5 2 (25.00%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (25.00%) Node.js
5 2 (25.00%) GitHub
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (25.00%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) GitLab
1 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Microservices
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) Groovy
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISM
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Docker
5 1 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas