The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 541 516 516
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 47 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.58% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% +9.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 - £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 - £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
VMS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11583 11636 11097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.54% 22.74% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6915 6736 6334
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 1022 973
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.25 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in England

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram in England

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in England

VMS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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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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
London -30 14 £444 +36.53% 3
South East -17 13 £400 - 2
West Midlands +3 7 £413 +3.12%
North West -25 4 £165 +1.53% 2
Midlands - 4 - -
East of England +6 2 - -
South West -4 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £525 -
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 36 (40.45%) Linux
2 27 (30.34%) VMware
3 26 (29.21%) Windows
4 23 (25.84%) UNIX
5 22 (24.72%) SAP
6 21 (23.60%) SQL
6 21 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (16.85%) Manufacturing
8 14 (15.73%) Automotive
9 12 (13.48%) Java
9 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
10 11 (12.36%) SAN
10 11 (12.36%) Finance
10 11 (12.36%) Migration
11 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (11.24%) Wiki
11 10 (11.24%) SAP SD
11 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
11 10 (11.24%) HP
12 9 (10.11%) Oracle
12 9 (10.11%) ITIL
12 9 (10.11%) AIX
12 9 (10.11%) Configuration Management
12 9 (10.11%) Project Management
12 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (10.11%) Puppet
12 9 (10.11%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (10.11%) DevOps
13 8 (8.99%) Docker
13 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.62%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.37%) Mule ESB
3 3 (3.37%) Mule
3 3 (3.37%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) SAP SD
2 3 (3.37%) SAP MII
3 1 (1.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.87%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) PaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Office 365
4 2 (2.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) SAN
2 6 (6.74%) DNS
3 5 (5.62%) SMS
3 5 (5.62%) VoIP
3 5 (5.62%) DHCP
4 4 (4.49%) LDAP
4 4 (4.49%) ISUP
4 4 (4.49%) INAP
4 4 (4.49%) Firewall
4 4 (4.49%) VLAN
4 4 (4.49%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (3.37%) LAN
5 3 (3.37%) Broadband
5 3 (3.37%) WAN
5 3 (3.37%) FTP
6 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.25%) VPN
6 2 (2.25%) 3G
6 2 (2.25%) MPLS
6 2 (2.25%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.37%) SAP HANA
2 3 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.37%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.12%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) DB2
4 1 (1.12%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.49%) Subversion
3 3 (3.37%) Maven
3 3 (3.37%) JIRA
3 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.37%) Hudson
3 3 (3.37%) Ant
4 1 (1.12%) ProC
General
1 15 (16.85%) Manufacturing
2 14 (15.73%) Automotive
3 11 (12.36%) Finance
4 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.37%) Billing
5 3 (3.37%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.25%) Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (15.73%) Consultant
2 13 (14.61%) Architect
3 11 (12.36%) SAP Consultant
4 10 (11.24%) Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (10.11%) SAP SD Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) Administrator
6 7 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.49%) SAP Architect
9 4 (4.49%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) ABAP Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Middleware
2 6 (6.74%) EDIFACT
3 4 (4.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (3.37%) SAP PI
4 3 (3.37%) FFmpeg
4 3 (3.37%) SAP ALE
4 3 (3.37%) XML
4 3 (3.37%) XSLT
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.37%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (3.37%) BAPI
4 3 (3.37%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
5 1 (1.12%) .NET
5 1 (1.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.24%) Wiki
3 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.87%) Clustering
5 5 (5.62%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.62%) N-Tier
6 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.37%) SWIFT
7 3 (3.37%) MPEG
7 3 (3.37%) HACMP
7 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
7 3 (3.37%) DataPower
7 3 (3.37%) LPAR
7 3 (3.37%) Video on Demand
8 2 (2.25%) AS400
8 2 (2.25%) Replication
8 2 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.45%) Linux
2 26 (29.21%) Windows
3 23 (25.84%) UNIX
4 9 (10.11%) AIX
5 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.49%) Solaris
8 3 (3.37%) HPUX
8 3 (3.37%) OpenVMS
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.12%) CentOS
10 1 (1.12%) OS/400
10 1 (1.12%) NetWare
10 1 (1.12%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.36%) Migration
2 9 (10.11%) ITIL
2 9 (10.11%) Configuration Management
2 9 (10.11%) Project Management
2 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (10.11%) DevOps
3 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.87%) Validation
5 6 (6.74%) Change Management
5 6 (6.74%) Logistics
6 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.62%) Software Deployment
7 4 (4.49%) Time Management
7 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Integration Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Service Management
7 4 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.49%) Use Case
8 3 (3.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.60%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) Java
3 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.74%) Python
4 6 (6.74%) Perl
4 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.62%) C
5 5 (5.62%) ABAP
5 5 (5.62%) DCL
5 5 (5.62%) Ruby
6 3 (3.37%) AWK
6 3 (3.37%) C++
6 3 (3.37%) sed
6 3 (3.37%) SAPscript
7 2 (2.25%) C#
7 2 (2.25%) PHP
7 2 (2.25%) VB
8 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.12%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) Degree
1 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.37%) SAP Certification
3 2 (2.25%) MCSE
3 2 (2.25%) MCSA
4 1 (1.12%) CCNP
4 1 (1.12%) CCNA
4 1 (1.12%) CISSP
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) CISA
4 1 (1.12%) CISM
4 1 (1.12%) MCITP
4 1 (1.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.99%) Docker
3 7 (7.87%) vSphere
4 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (5.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.37%) Veritas File System
6 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.25%) vCloud
7 2 (2.25%) XenServer
7 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.12%) XenApp
8 1 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) Puppet
1 9 (10.11%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (8.99%) SCCM
3 6 (6.74%) SCOM
4 5 (5.62%) Ansible
5 3 (3.37%) Salt
6 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.12%) Nessus
6 1 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) VMware
2 22 (24.72%) SAP
3 10 (11.24%) HP
4 9 (10.11%) Oracle
5 8 (8.99%) IBM
6 7 (7.87%) Cisco
6 7 (7.87%) Veritas
6 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.74%) Symantec
7 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.62%) Splunk
9 4 (4.49%) Dell
9 4 (4.49%) EMC
10 3 (3.37%) Citrix
10 3 (3.37%) Informatica
10 3 (3.37%) Adobe
10 3 (3.37%) SaltStack
10 3 (3.37%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.37%) Sophos
11 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
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