The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 199 191 208
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing VMS 11 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.096% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.86% 0.47% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
Average daily rate £400 £214 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.13% -53.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £190 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £316 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £315 £363
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1273 1280 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.72% 20.54% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 872 1006
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 74 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
VMS
London

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 18 April 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) CISM
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) CISSP
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) ETRM
3 4 (28.57%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) SABSA
4 3 (21.43%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (21.43%) NAS
4 3 (21.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (21.43%) NAS
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Security Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CLARiiON
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (21.43%) HPUX
2 3 (21.43%) Solaris
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
1 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 4 (28.57%) ETRM
1 4 (28.57%) SIEM
1 4 (28.57%) SABSA
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Database Security
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CISM
1 4 (28.57%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) OCP
2 3 (21.43%) OCA
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (21.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) F5
3 3 (21.43%) EMC
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Sun
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Gemalto
4 2 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle