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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 177 199 198
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.028% 0.073% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% 0.33% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £460 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
767 1213 1329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.83% 22.18% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 958 957
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 60
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.99 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £62.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (40.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (40.00%) French Language
2 2 (40.00%) German Language
2 2 (40.00%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (40.00%) Qualys
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) CEH

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (40.00%) French Language
1 2 (40.00%) German Language
1 2 (40.00%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) VMS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) HR Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) CEH
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Security+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Lotus
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) Novell
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Qualys
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco