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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 535 512 484
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -28
Contract jobs citing VMS 44 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.085% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 25
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£428 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £90 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £489 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £343
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +38.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.83 £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.29% -61.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.25%
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
10969 10762 9218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.30% 22.43% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6423 6209 5025
Average daily rate £365 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 981 950
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -5 18 £475 +22.58% 6
South East -13 10 £475 -7.31%
East of England +15 8 £478 +98.95% 3
West Midlands -16 3 £275 -43.29%
North West -20 2 £150 - 1
South West +10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (44.14%) Linux
2 48 (43.24%) Windows
3 33 (29.73%) VMware
4 29 (26.13%) vSphere
5 27 (24.32%) UNIX
6 26 (23.42%) Cisco
6 26 (23.42%) Migration
7 24 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (19.82%) CheckPoint
8 22 (19.82%) SC Cleared
8 22 (19.82%) Security Cleared
9 21 (18.92%) SQL
10 20 (18.02%) Finance
11 18 (16.22%) SAP
12 14 (12.61%) HP
12 14 (12.61%) Automotive
13 13 (11.71%) Oracle
14 11 (9.91%) Java
15 10 (9.01%) SAP SD
15 10 (9.01%) SAN
16 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
16 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
16 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (7.21%) Puppet
17 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (7.21%) Manufacturing
17 8 (7.21%) EDIFACT
17 8 (7.21%) Unit Testing
17 8 (7.21%) Logistics
17 8 (7.21%) C

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (3.60%) Apache
2 3 (2.70%) Mule ESB
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) Mule
3 2 (1.80%) JBoss
4 1 (0.90%) Lync
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Office
2 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (9.01%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) IaaS
2 2 (1.80%) PaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.90%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) SAN
2 8 (7.21%) DNS
3 7 (6.31%) DHCP
4 6 (5.41%) LDAP
4 6 (5.41%) ISUP
4 6 (5.41%) INAP
4 6 (5.41%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (3.60%) LTE
5 4 (3.60%) VLAN
5 4 (3.60%) VoIP
5 4 (3.60%) 3G
6 3 (2.70%) NAS
6 3 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (2.70%) VPN
6 3 (2.70%) FTP
6 3 (2.70%) LAN
6 3 (2.70%) SMS
6 3 (2.70%) WAN
6 3 (2.70%) Firewall
7 2 (1.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.31%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.50%) SQLPlus
4 5 (4.50%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.90%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.90%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.60%) Subversion
2 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.80%) Toad
4 1 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.90%) Grunt
4 1 (0.90%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.90%) webpack
4 1 (0.90%) ProC
4 1 (0.90%) Maven
General
1 20 (18.02%) Finance
2 14 (12.61%) Automotive
3 8 (7.21%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Billing
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Military
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (20.72%) Consultant
2 20 (18.02%) Cloud Engineer
3 19 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (16.22%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (9.91%) Developer
5 11 (9.91%) Administrator
6 10 (9.01%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (8.11%) SAP SD Consultant
8 7 (6.31%) Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) IT Support
10 5 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (4.50%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.60%) Systems Developer
11 4 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
11 4 (3.60%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.60%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) EDIFACT
1 8 (7.21%) XML
2 4 (3.60%) HTML
2 4 (3.60%) .NET
2 4 (3.60%) EDI
2 4 (3.60%) Middleware
3 3 (2.70%) FFmpeg
3 3 (2.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.80%) jQuery
4 2 (1.80%) JSON
4 2 (1.80%) SAP ALE
4 2 (1.80%) CSS
4 2 (1.80%) XSLT
5 1 (0.90%) HTML5
5 1 (0.90%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.90%) REST
5 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.70%) Open Source
2 3 (2.70%) Video on Demand
2 3 (2.70%) MPEG
2 3 (2.70%) Celerra
2 3 (2.70%) Wiki
3 2 (1.80%) VAX
3 2 (1.80%) Replication
3 2 (1.80%) Clustering
3 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.80%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.90%) DataPower
4 1 (0.90%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (0.90%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.90%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 49 (44.14%) Linux
2 48 (43.24%) Windows
3 27 (24.32%) UNIX
4 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.31%) OpenVMS
5 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.50%) HPUX
7 4 (3.60%) AIX
7 4 (3.60%) CentOS
8 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.70%) Debian
9 2 (1.80%) Solaris
9 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.90%) OS/390
10 1 (0.90%) NetWare
10 1 (0.90%) OS/400
10 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) Migration
2 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (7.21%) Unit Testing
2 8 (7.21%) Logistics
2 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
3 6 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (5.41%) ITIL
4 5 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (3.60%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (3.60%) Load Balancing
5 4 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.60%) RAD
5 4 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.70%) Capacity Management
6 3 (2.70%) DevOps
6 3 (2.70%) DRM
6 3 (2.70%) Project Management
6 3 (2.70%) Validation
6 3 (2.70%) TDD
6 3 (2.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.92%) SQL
2 11 (9.91%) Java
3 8 (7.21%) C
4 7 (6.31%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.31%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.41%) Python
6 5 (4.50%) C#
6 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.50%) PHP
7 3 (2.70%) Perl
7 3 (2.70%) C++
7 3 (2.70%) DCL
8 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.80%) Ruby
9 1 (0.90%) Pascal
9 1 (0.90%) Ada
9 1 (0.90%) VB
9 1 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (19.82%) SC Cleared
1 22 (19.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.80%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) CCNP
3 1 (0.90%) CCNA
3 1 (0.90%) CISSP
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.90%) MCSE
3 1 (0.90%) MCSA
3 1 (0.90%) MCP
3 1 (0.90%) CISA
3 1 (0.90%) CISM
3 1 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (26.13%) vSphere
2 24 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.60%) vCloud
5 3 (2.70%) Docker
5 3 (2.70%) Xen
6 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.80%) XenServer
7 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) Puppet
2 4 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.70%) Bcfg2
3 3 (2.70%) Salt
3 3 (2.70%) Ganeti
3 3 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.80%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.90%) Nessus
5 1 (0.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (29.73%) VMware
2 26 (23.42%) Cisco
3 22 (19.82%) CheckPoint
4 18 (16.22%) SAP
5 14 (12.61%) HP
6 13 (11.71%) Oracle
7 8 (7.21%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.50%) F5
9 5 (4.50%) NetApp
10 4 (3.60%) EMC
10 4 (3.60%) Citrix
10 4 (3.60%) Sophos
11 3 (2.70%) SaltStack
11 3 (2.70%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.80%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (1.80%) Remedy
12 2 (1.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 1 (0.90%) IBM
13 1 (0.90%) Dell
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