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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 195 194 201
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing VMS 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.072% 0.084% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.41% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
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£463 £363 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% +34.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £363 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £335
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +41.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.25%
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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
1124 1225 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.30% 20.54% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 907 873
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 73
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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%) C
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) SaltStack
3 2 (33.33%) Salt
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
1 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) SQLPlus
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (33.33%) Toad
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (16.67%) ProC
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (16.67%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) Dojo
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) OpenVMS
4 1 (16.67%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SaltStack