The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 134 121 117
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing VMS 7 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.12% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% 0.44% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Average daily rate
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£413 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £250 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
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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 East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
764 689 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.91% 28.41% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 314 268
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 133 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMS across the East of England region.

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the East of England region.

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) SAN
4 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (50.00%) vSphere
5 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (50.00%) Lync
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (50.00%) Brocade
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) CentOS
5 4 (50.00%) Clustering
6 3 (37.50%) Solaris
6 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 3 (37.50%) UNIX
7 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (25.00%) Finance

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (50.00%) Lync
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Platform Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) CentOS
4 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (50.00%) Brocade
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle