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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 507 469 469
Rank change year-on-year
-38 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 62 70 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.68% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 29
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£419 £404 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +9.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £323
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -44.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -44.18%
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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
10700 10289 8779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.43% 22.11% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5699 4690
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 989 959
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 March 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 March 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
North West +6 21 £400 +77.77% 1
South East -10 18 £440 +0.57% 4
West Midlands -7 8 £525 +8.24%
London -17 8 £420 +5.00% 1
South West -13 4 £290 -
East of England +4 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
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VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 61 (52.59%) Linux
2 60 (51.72%) Windows
3 48 (41.38%) VMware
4 40 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (29.31%) UNIX
6 32 (27.59%) vSphere
7 26 (22.41%) Security Cleared
7 26 (22.41%) Migration
8 25 (21.55%) Finance
8 25 (21.55%) SC Cleared
8 25 (21.55%) SQL
9 23 (19.83%) HP
10 22 (18.97%) Cisco
10 22 (18.97%) CheckPoint
11 19 (16.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (15.52%) SAN
12 18 (15.52%) Red Hat
13 17 (14.66%) Java
13 17 (14.66%) Oracle
14 16 (13.79%) JavaScript
14 16 (13.79%) HTML
14 16 (13.79%) Active Directory
15 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.21%) CSS
16 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
16 12 (10.34%) DNS
17 11 (9.48%) Web Services
17 11 (9.48%) SAP
17 11 (9.48%) Solaris
17 11 (9.48%) CentOS

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 9 (7.76%) Apache
2 5 (4.31%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.31%) Lync
2 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.72%) JBoss
4 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Office
2 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) SAP SD
1 3 (2.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.86%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.86%) PaaS
2 1 (0.86%) IaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Taleo
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) SAN
2 12 (10.34%) DNS
3 6 (5.17%) LDAP
3 6 (5.17%) 3G
3 6 (5.17%) ISUP
3 6 (5.17%) INAP
3 6 (5.17%) LTE
4 4 (3.45%) PuTTY
4 4 (3.45%) SSH
4 4 (3.45%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.59%) DHCP
5 3 (2.59%) DVB
5 3 (2.59%) NAS
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.72%) VLAN
7 1 (0.86%) MPLS
7 1 (0.86%) Firewall
7 1 (0.86%) Wireless
7 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) RDBMS
2 10 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.45%) SQLPlus
4 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.45%) JasperReports
4 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.45%) Ingres
5 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.86%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.86%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.86%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.03%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (6.03%) Subversion
2 7 (6.03%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (4.31%) Maven
3 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.45%) Grunt
4 4 (3.45%) PHPUnit
5 3 (2.59%) Toad
5 3 (2.59%) Ant
5 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.72%) YourKit
7 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.86%) JIRA
7 1 (0.86%) Selenium
General
1 25 (21.55%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.90%) Automotive
4 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.59%) Games
6 2 (1.72%) Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Retail
6 2 (1.72%) Electronics
6 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Law
7 1 (0.86%) Billing
7 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (17.24%) Cloud Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Developer
4 14 (12.07%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (12.07%) Administrator
5 12 (10.34%) Consultant
5 12 (10.34%) Architect
6 9 (7.76%) Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (7.76%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.31%) Systems Developer
8 5 (4.31%) IT Support
8 5 (4.31%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.79%) HTML
2 13 (11.21%) CSS
3 11 (9.48%) Web Services
4 10 (8.62%) XML
5 8 (6.90%) Hibernate
6 7 (6.03%) jQuery
6 7 (6.03%) HTML5
7 6 (5.17%) JSON
7 6 (5.17%) JDBC
7 6 (5.17%) .NET
8 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.31%) EDI
8 5 (4.31%) Middleware
8 5 (4.31%) Backbone.js
8 5 (4.31%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.45%) DAO
9 4 (3.45%) Spring
9 4 (3.45%) JPA
9 4 (3.45%) REST
9 4 (3.45%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Clustering
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.31%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.45%) W3C
4 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.59%) Celerra
5 3 (2.59%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.59%) PKI
5 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.59%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.86%) SecurID
6 1 (0.86%) VAX
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) DTV
6 1 (0.86%) Statistics
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) CMDB
6 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 61 (52.59%) Linux
2 60 (51.72%) Windows
3 34 (29.31%) UNIX
4 19 (16.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.48%) CentOS
5 11 (9.48%) Solaris
6 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.31%) AIX
8 5 (4.31%) HPUX
8 5 (4.31%) OpenVMS
9 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.59%) Debian
10 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.72%) zOS
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) Migration
2 10 (8.62%) Configuration Management
2 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.90%) Unit Testing
3 8 (6.90%) OO
4 7 (6.03%) MVC
5 6 (5.17%) Validation
6 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.45%) ITIL
7 4 (3.45%) RAD
7 4 (3.45%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.45%) Change Control
8 3 (2.59%) Database Tuning
8 3 (2.59%) Project Management
8 3 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.59%) Web Development
8 3 (2.59%) Scrum
8 3 (2.59%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.59%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 17 (14.66%) Java
3 16 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.76%) PHP
5 9 (7.76%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.03%) C
6 7 (6.03%) C#
7 5 (4.31%) Perl
8 4 (3.45%) Korn
8 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.45%) Python
9 3 (2.59%) C++
10 1 (0.86%) VB
10 1 (0.86%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.86%) Dart
10 1 (0.86%) XPath
10 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.86%) Ada
Qualifications
1 26 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.31%) Degree
4 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.86%) MCTS
5 1 (0.86%) MCITP
5 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (27.59%) vSphere
3 16 (13.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.45%) NFS
4 4 (3.45%) XenApp
4 4 (3.45%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.59%) XenServer
5 3 (2.59%) Xen
6 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.72%) vCloud
7 1 (0.86%) Docker
7 1 (0.86%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) Puppet
2 3 (2.59%) Bcfg2
2 3 (2.59%) Ganeti
2 3 (2.59%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.72%) Control-M
3 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.86%) WSUS
4 1 (0.86%) SCOM
4 1 (0.86%) OpenView
4 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 48 (41.38%) VMware
2 23 (19.83%) HP
3 22 (18.97%) Cisco
3 22 (18.97%) CheckPoint
4 18 (15.52%) Red Hat
5 17 (14.66%) Oracle
6 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
7 11 (9.48%) SAP
8 8 (6.90%) NetApp
9 6 (5.17%) TIBCO
9 6 (5.17%) Citrix
10 5 (4.31%) EMC
10 5 (4.31%) BMC
10 5 (4.31%) Remedy
11 4 (3.45%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.45%) Brocade
12 3 (2.59%) F5
13 2 (1.72%) Sophos
13 2 (1.72%) Telerik
13 2 (1.72%) Cognos
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