The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 582 588 556
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Contract jobs citing VMS 42 35 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 29
Median daily rate £451 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% +21.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £213 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
10488 11280 11803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.18% 21.43% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6709 6729 6957
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 893 1045
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 18 £443 +73.52% 8
South East +22 17 £488 +21.87% 3
West Midlands -27 3 £376 -29.71%
Yorkshire - 3 £356 -
East of England +4 1 £450 -
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VMS.

1 32 (26.67%) Linux
1 32 (26.67%) VMware
2 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.17%) SQL
4 25 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (20.00%) Puppet
6 22 (18.33%) Python
6 22 (18.33%) Windows
6 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (17.50%) PowerShell
8 20 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 18 (15.00%) DevOps
9 18 (15.00%) SCCM
9 18 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 17 (14.17%) SCOM
11 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 16 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (12.50%) ITIL
12 15 (12.50%) Migration
12 15 (12.50%) Replication
13 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
13 14 (11.67%) Open Source
14 13 (10.83%) Finance
14 13 (10.83%) DNS
15 12 (10.00%) Citrix
15 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
15 12 (10.00%) Data Centre

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.17%) Apache
2 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.67%) Documentum
4 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.67%) IIS
4 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.67%) PegaRULES
4 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.83%) MS Office
3 4 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (6.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.67%) IaaS
5 7 (5.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) DNS
2 10 (8.33%) Network Security
2 10 (8.33%) VPN
3 9 (7.50%) DHCP
4 8 (6.67%) SAN
5 7 (5.83%) LDAP
6 5 (4.17%) Firewall
6 5 (4.17%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.33%) LAN
7 4 (3.33%) MPLS
7 4 (3.33%) VLAN
7 4 (3.33%) WAN
8 2 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.67%) NAS
8 2 (1.67%) Wireless
9 1 (0.83%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.83%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (0.83%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) Azure SQL Database
1 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) InfluxDB
3 5 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.17%) MySQL
4 4 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.33%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) OLAP
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.00%) Maven
3 6 (5.00%) Vagrant
4 5 (4.17%) Capybara
4 5 (4.17%) JIRA
4 5 (4.17%) Selenium
5 4 (3.33%) Subversion
5 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.50%) Ant
6 3 (2.50%) Hudson
6 3 (2.50%) JUnit
6 3 (2.50%) TestNG
6 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) French Language
3 4 (3.33%) German Language
3 4 (3.33%) Law
3 4 (3.33%) Legal
3 4 (3.33%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (3.33%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.50%) Billing
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Consultant
2 13 (10.83%) Developer
3 12 (10.00%) Architect
4 10 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Administrator
5 8 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.83%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.83%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) SAP SD Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Storage Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) RESTful
2 7 (5.83%) Node.js
3 6 (5.00%) JSON
3 6 (5.00%) Sass
3 6 (5.00%) SOAP
3 6 (5.00%) Web Services
4 5 (4.17%) CSS
4 5 (4.17%) CSS3
4 5 (4.17%) HTML
4 5 (4.17%) HTML5
5 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.33%) LAMP
6 3 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.50%) JMS
6 3 (2.50%) jQuery
6 3 (2.50%) Modernizr
6 3 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.67%) Spring
7 2 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Replication
2 12 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.83%) Clustering
5 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.33%) EMC VNX
6 4 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.33%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.33%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.67%) Derivative
8 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.67%) Linux
2 22 (18.33%) Windows
3 8 (6.67%) Unix
4 7 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.17%) CentOS
6 4 (3.33%) SUSE
6 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.67%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.67%) Solaris
8 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.67%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 18 (15.00%) DevOps
3 15 (12.50%) ITIL
3 15 (12.50%) Migration
4 14 (11.67%) Open Source
5 10 (8.33%) Software Deployment
6 9 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (6.67%) Project Management
7 8 (6.67%) Use Case
8 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.83%) Scrum
8 7 (5.83%) Server Building
8 7 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.83%) TDD
9 6 (5.00%) BDD
9 6 (5.00%) Front End Development
9 6 (5.00%) High Availability
9 6 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.17%) SQL
2 22 (18.33%) Python
3 21 (17.50%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.33%) Java
5 8 (6.67%) Ruby
6 7 (5.83%) PHP
7 6 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.33%) VBScript
10 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.83%) DCL
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
11 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.50%) MCSE
3 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.17%) CISSP
5 4 (3.33%) CCNA
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.33%) Degree
5 4 (3.33%) MCP
5 4 (3.33%) MCSA
6 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.67%) CEH
7 2 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.67%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.83%) RHCT
8 1 (0.83%) VCAP
8 1 (0.83%) VCP5
8 1 (0.83%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) ISO27002
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.17%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.83%) Docker
5 7 (5.83%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.83%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.00%) vSphere
7 5 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (4.17%) iptables
7 5 (4.17%) NFS
7 5 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (4.17%) XenApp
8 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.67%) XenServer
10 1 (0.83%) Firmware
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (20.00%) Puppet
2 18 (15.00%) SCCM
3 17 (14.17%) SCOM
4 16 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (9.17%) Ansible
6 6 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (5.00%) Grafana
7 4 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (3.33%) FreeIPA
7 4 (3.33%) HAProxy
7 4 (3.33%) Nagios
7 4 (3.33%) SCDPM
7 4 (3.33%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.33%) SCSM
7 4 (3.33%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.33%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.33%) WMI
8 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (26.67%) VMware
2 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.00%) Citrix
4 11 (9.17%) Red Hat
4 11 (9.17%) SAP
5 9 (7.50%) Cisco
6 8 (6.67%) Dell
7 7 (5.83%) NetApp
7 7 (5.83%) Oracle
8 6 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (4.17%) EMC
9 5 (4.17%) EqualLogic
9 5 (4.17%) Splunk
10 4 (3.33%) HP
10 4 (3.33%) iManage
10 4 (3.33%) Isilon
10 4 (3.33%) Qualys
10 4 (3.33%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.50%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.50%) SaltStack