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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 156 197 202
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +5
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.071% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.34% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £405 £463 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.43% +21.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
734 1173 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.03% 20.94% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 899 895
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) LDAP
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) GitHub
3 2 (33.33%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef

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 (33.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) GitLab
1 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) CentOS
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) Groovy
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware