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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 203 193 217
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.15% 0.069%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.69% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £519 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £270
% change year-on-year
- +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.94%
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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
1217 1304 1489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.88% 22.28% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 955 1007
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 55 83
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £32.75 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 5 August 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 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) AS400
4 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) SaltStack
4 2 (33.33%) Salt
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) Ingres
1 1 (16.67%) SQLPlus
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ProC
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (16.67%) C Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) C#
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Salt
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SaltStack
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Novell
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas
2 1 (16.67%) Sophos
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Trend Micro