The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 East of England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank - 123 142
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.084% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.33% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £430
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -36.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-56.94% +71.42%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
796 608 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.30% 25.56% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 227 350
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 142
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -14.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.08 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
VMS
England

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
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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) DMZ
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat