The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 492 486 486
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 74 43 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 0.46% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 38
Average daily rate £400 £320 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £315 £363
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11415 9276 11249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.80% 21.12% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6446 5024 5856
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1032 962 1101
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
VMS
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -26 31 £400 +14.28%
West Midlands +3 16 £485 +94.00%
South East 0 16 £475 +35.71% 4
Yorkshire -15 3 £90 -75.67%
North West -24 3 - - 1
East of England -32 3 £333 +4.72% 3
VMS
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VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 46 (37.40%) Windows
2 41 (33.33%) UNIX
3 36 (29.27%) HP
4 34 (27.64%) Cisco
5 33 (26.83%) Microsoft
6 29 (23.58%) Active Directory
7 28 (22.76%) VMware
8 27 (21.95%) Firewall
9 22 (17.89%) CISSP
9 22 (17.89%) AIX
9 22 (17.89%) Linux
9 22 (17.89%) SAP
9 22 (17.89%) Network Security
9 22 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (17.07%) CISM
11 18 (14.63%) SAN
11 18 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (13.82%) NAS
12 17 (13.82%) Cyber-Ark
13 16 (13.01%) Gemalto
13 16 (13.01%) Load Balancing
14 15 (12.20%) CheckPoint
14 15 (12.20%) Solaris
14 15 (12.20%) DNS
14 15 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (11.38%) F5
15 14 (11.38%) Sun
15 14 (11.38%) SQL
15 14 (11.38%) Red Hat
16 13 (10.57%) VMware ESX

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.25%) Apache
2 4 (3.25%) IIS
3 3 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.63%) Documentum
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.81%) Drupal
5 1 (0.81%) WordPress
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.32%) SAP SD
2 4 (3.25%) SAP FI
2 4 (3.25%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (3.25%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.63%) Tridion
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.81%) Joyent
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.95%) Firewall
2 22 (17.89%) Network Security
3 18 (14.63%) SAN
4 17 (13.82%) NAS
5 15 (12.20%) DNS
5 15 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (8.94%) DHCP
7 9 (7.32%) INAP
7 9 (7.32%) SS7
7 9 (7.32%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.50%) Internet
9 6 (4.88%) WAN
9 6 (4.88%) LAN
10 4 (3.25%) VPN
10 4 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.44%) MPLS
11 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.81%) 4G
12 1 (0.81%) PABX
12 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) DB2
2 8 (6.50%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (6.50%) SAP BI
2 8 (6.50%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.44%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.63%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) LSMW
General
1 12 (9.76%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Banking
3 8 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.50%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.07%) Automotive
6 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.81%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Back Office
8 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (20.33%) Architect
2 22 (17.89%) Analyst
3 14 (11.38%) Security Analyst
4 13 (10.57%) Security Architect
4 13 (10.57%) Consultant
5 8 (6.50%) Administrator
5 8 (6.50%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (6.50%) NOC Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) SAP Architect
6 7 (5.69%) SAP Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Security Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) UNIX Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Network Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.25%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) WAP
2 8 (6.50%) XML
3 4 (3.25%) JSP
4 3 (2.44%) Middleware
5 2 (1.63%) .NET
6 1 (0.81%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.81%) DirectX
6 1 (0.81%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Clustering
2 11 (8.94%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.07%) Replication
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.44%) iPhone
5 3 (2.44%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.63%) HP StorageWorks
6 2 (1.63%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.81%) Open Source
7 1 (0.81%) SecurID
7 1 (0.81%) Tandem
7 1 (0.81%) AS400
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 46 (37.40%) Windows
2 41 (33.33%) UNIX
3 22 (17.89%) AIX
3 22 (17.89%) Linux
4 15 (12.20%) Solaris
5 13 (10.57%) HPUX
6 12 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.63%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.63%) Debian
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.81%) CentOS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.01%) Load Balancing
2 13 (10.57%) Change Management
2 13 (10.57%) Zachman Framework
2 13 (10.57%) TOGAF
2 13 (10.57%) SIEM
2 13 (10.57%) SABSA
3 11 (8.94%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (8.94%) ITIL
4 9 (7.32%) E-business
4 9 (7.32%) Configuration Management
5 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.50%) Fault Management
5 8 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (5.69%) Security Architecture
6 7 (5.69%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.88%) CRM
7 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.38%) SQL
2 12 (9.76%) Perl
3 8 (6.50%) C
4 7 (5.69%) ABAP
5 6 (4.88%) Java
6 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.44%) Pascal
8 2 (1.63%) C++
8 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.63%) PowerHouse
8 2 (1.63%) DCL
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (17.89%) CISSP
2 21 (17.07%) CISM
3 11 (8.94%) OCP
3 11 (8.94%) OCA
3 11 (8.94%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) Degree
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.25%) Sun Certification
7 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.44%) MCSE
8 2 (1.63%) CCIE
8 2 (1.63%) CCNP
8 2 (1.63%) CCNA
8 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.63%) HP AIS
9 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 4 (3.25%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (10.57%) VMware ESX
5 11 (8.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.81%) Varnish
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (10.57%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.25%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.81%) MOM
Vendors
1 36 (29.27%) HP
2 34 (27.64%) Cisco
3 33 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 28 (22.76%) VMware
5 22 (17.89%) SAP
6 17 (13.82%) Cyber-Ark
7 16 (13.01%) Gemalto
8 15 (12.20%) CheckPoint
9 14 (11.38%) F5
9 14 (11.38%) Sun
9 14 (11.38%) Red Hat
10 13 (10.57%) Oracle
10 13 (10.57%) EMC
11 11 (8.94%) Veritas
12 8 (6.50%) Citrix
12 8 (6.50%) IBM
13 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.63%) Dell
14 2 (1.63%) BMC
14 2 (1.63%) Juniper
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