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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 163 155 208
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +53
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.031% 0.087% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £188 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-20.88% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.75%
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
656 760 1359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.64% 21.91% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 594 1021
Median daily rate £450 £435 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 69
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 19 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 1 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) WFM
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (50.00%) Server Building
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Data Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) HR Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Building
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware