The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 195 208 227
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs citing VMS 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.070% 0.064%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1285 1451 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.97% 20.40% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 984 980
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £559 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 83 90
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.56 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £54.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
VMS
London

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) QA
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) ETRM
3 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) RESTful
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 3 (18.75%) SABSA
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 3 (18.75%) CISM
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) CISSP
4 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
4 3 (18.75%) Control-M
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) Network Security
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.25%) OpenVMS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (25.00%) ETRM
1 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 3 (18.75%) SIEM
2 3 (18.75%) SABSA
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Database Security
3 1 (6.25%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) DCL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
1 3 (18.75%) CISM
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
1 3 (18.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Intel
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Gemalto
2 1 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark