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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 531 515 512
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing VMS 57 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.34% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £444 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.75 -
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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 England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12052 11110 10542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 23.20% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7218 6358 5662
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1016 1019
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 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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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
South East -14 18 £498 +53.07% 2
London +2 16 £325 -10.34% 5
South West - 8 £375 -
North West -12 2 £163 -39.81% 1
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
East of England -21 1 - -
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VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 47 (43.93%) UNIX
2 34 (31.78%) Linux
2 34 (31.78%) VMware
3 27 (25.23%) Windows
4 24 (22.43%) Active Directory
5 23 (21.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (20.56%) SAN
7 20 (18.69%) Oracle
8 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
9 16 (14.95%) SAP
9 16 (14.95%) HP
9 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
9 16 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (14.02%) Solaris
10 15 (14.02%) SQL
10 15 (14.02%) Finance
11 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
11 14 (13.08%) DNS
12 13 (12.15%) Control-M
12 13 (12.15%) Shell Script
13 12 (11.21%) LDAP
13 12 (11.21%) HTML
13 12 (11.21%) Java
13 12 (11.21%) JDBC
13 12 (11.21%) Oracle Database
13 12 (11.21%) Relational Database
14 11 (10.28%) RDBMS
14 11 (10.28%) Remedy
15 10 (9.35%) 3G
15 10 (9.35%) BMC PATROL

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 8 (7.48%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Project
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) SaaS
2 3 (2.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Route 53
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.56%) SAN
2 14 (13.08%) DNS
3 12 (11.21%) LDAP
4 10 (9.35%) 3G
4 10 (9.35%) ISUP
4 10 (9.35%) INAP
4 10 (9.35%) LTE
5 7 (6.54%) SSH
5 7 (6.54%) HTTPS
5 7 (6.54%) Kerberos
6 6 (5.61%) NAS
6 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.67%) PuTTY
8 4 (3.74%) SMS
9 2 (1.87%) Firewall
9 2 (1.87%) Wireless
9 2 (1.87%) VLAN
10 1 (0.93%) Network Security
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) Oracle Database
1 12 (11.21%) Relational Database
2 11 (10.28%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.67%) SAP BW
3 5 (4.67%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (4.67%) Ingres
3 5 (4.67%) JasperReports
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.87%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.93%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) PHPUnit
2 3 (2.80%) Selenium
2 3 (2.80%) Ant
2 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.87%) YourKit
3 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.87%) Maven
3 2 (1.87%) Hudson
4 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Financial Institution
2 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.54%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.61%) Banking
4 6 (5.61%) Automotive
5 5 (4.67%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (14.95%) Architect
2 14 (13.08%) Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Consultant
4 10 (9.35%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (7.48%) Developer
5 8 (7.48%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (4.67%) SAP SD Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) DBA
8 5 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.74%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Applications Architect
10 3 (2.80%) UNIX Specialist
10 3 (2.80%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.80%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) HTML
1 12 (11.21%) JDBC
2 10 (9.35%) CSS
3 6 (5.61%) Web Services
3 6 (5.61%) jQuery
3 6 (5.61%) Laravel
4 5 (4.67%) HTML5
4 5 (4.67%) DAO
4 5 (4.67%) CGI
4 5 (4.67%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.74%) RESTful
6 3 (2.80%) CSS3
6 3 (2.80%) WebKit
6 3 (2.80%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.80%) Sass
6 3 (2.80%) Underscore.js
6 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.80%) XML
6 3 (2.80%) DOM
7 2 (1.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) AS400
1 9 (8.41%) Clustering
1 9 (8.41%) VAX
2 8 (7.48%) SecurID
2 8 (7.48%) Hedge funds
2 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.54%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.67%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.80%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.87%) PKI
6 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Tandem
7 1 (0.93%) DTV
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (43.93%) UNIX
2 34 (31.78%) Linux
3 27 (25.23%) Windows
4 16 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (14.02%) Solaris
6 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.67%) AIX
8 5 (4.67%) OpenVMS
9 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.80%) Android
9 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.87%) CentOS
10 2 (1.87%) zOS
10 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) HPUX
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
2 8 (7.48%) Validation
2 8 (7.48%) Software Engineering
3 7 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (6.54%) Migration
3 7 (6.54%) OO
4 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (5.61%) MVC
4 6 (5.61%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (5.61%) DevOps
5 5 (4.67%) Change Control
5 5 (4.67%) Business Continuity
6 4 (3.74%) SOA
6 4 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.74%) CRM
6 4 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.74%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.74%) Product Management
7 3 (2.80%) Integration Testing
7 3 (2.80%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.02%) SQL
2 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.15%) Shell Script
4 12 (11.21%) Java
5 7 (6.54%) Perl
5 7 (6.54%) PHP
5 7 (6.54%) Korn
5 7 (6.54%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.67%) DCL
6 5 (4.67%) Python
6 5 (4.67%) C
7 4 (3.74%) ABAP
8 3 (2.80%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (2.80%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.87%) C#
10 1 (0.93%) Delphi
10 1 (0.93%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.48%) Degree
2 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.80%) MCSE
3 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.87%) CISSP
4 2 (1.87%) CISM
4 2 (1.87%) VCDX
4 2 (1.87%) VCAP
5 1 (0.93%) HP APS
5 1 (0.93%) MCITP
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.43%) Active Directory
2 23 (21.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (6.54%) NFS
4 6 (5.61%) vSphere
4 6 (5.61%) RHEV
5 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.87%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.87%) Xen
6 1 (0.93%) LXC
6 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) Control-M
2 10 (9.35%) Tivoli
2 10 (9.35%) NetBackup
2 10 (9.35%) BMC PATROL
3 9 (8.41%) Backup Exec
3 9 (8.41%) OpenView
3 9 (8.41%) Netcool
4 8 (7.48%) Legato
4 8 (7.48%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (7.48%) HP SIM
4 8 (7.48%) Puppet
5 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.87%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.87%) SCCM
5 2 (1.87%) SCOM
5 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.93%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 34 (31.78%) VMware
2 20 (18.69%) Oracle
3 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.95%) SAP
4 16 (14.95%) HP
5 11 (10.28%) Remedy
6 10 (9.35%) Red Hat
6 10 (9.35%) TIBCO
6 10 (9.35%) IBM
7 9 (8.41%) NetApp
8 8 (7.48%) Veritas
8 8 (7.48%) Wall Street Systems
9 5 (4.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (3.74%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.74%) BMC
10 4 (3.74%) Cisco
11 3 (2.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.80%) ZTE
11 3 (2.80%) Apple
11 3 (2.80%) Huawei
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