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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 533 574 540
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -34
Contract jobs citing VMS 80 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.084% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.71% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 13 19
Median daily rate £438 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £175 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £590 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.50
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
11248 11389 11319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.93% 22.34% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6767 6560
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 887 951
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

VMS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 July 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 +16 37 £438 +2.94% 8
South East +19 29 £394 -34.37% 3
West Midlands -21 5 £450 +33.33%
East of England +11 1 - - 1
North East -57 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 2
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UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 54 (38.85%) SQL
2 52 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (35.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (31.65%) Active Directory
5 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
6 41 (29.50%) Puppet
7 39 (28.06%) PowerShell
8 37 (26.62%) Configuration Management
9 36 (25.90%) SCOM
9 36 (25.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (24.46%) Python
10 34 (24.46%) VMware
11 33 (23.74%) DevOps
11 33 (23.74%) SCCM
11 33 (23.74%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (20.86%) Software Deployment
12 29 (20.86%) Linux
13 28 (20.14%) Git (software)
14 26 (18.71%) Azure SQL Database
15 25 (17.99%) Ansible
15 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
17 23 (16.55%) Use Case
18 22 (15.83%) Jenkins
19 21 (15.11%) Enterprise Software
19 21 (15.11%) Docker
19 21 (15.11%) Network Security
19 21 (15.11%) Ruby
19 21 (15.11%) Dell
19 21 (15.11%) Windows

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 19 (13.67%) OpenStack
2 9 (6.47%) Apache
3 5 (3.60%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.16%) IIS
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.44%) Documentum
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.44%) PegaRULES
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) TPMS
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) MS Office
2 6 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.44%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.44%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.44%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (35.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (25.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 24 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (13.67%) IaaS
4 19 (13.67%) PaaS
5 3 (2.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.11%) Network Security
2 17 (12.23%) DNS
3 14 (10.07%) DHCP
3 14 (10.07%) VPN
4 11 (7.91%) Firewall
4 11 (7.91%) SAN
5 9 (6.47%) LAN
5 9 (6.47%) WAN
6 8 (5.76%) MPLS
6 8 (5.76%) VLAN
7 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.60%) LDAP
8 3 (2.16%) NAS
8 3 (2.16%) Wireless
9 2 (1.44%) Broadband
9 2 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.44%) VoIP
10 1 (0.72%) INAP
10 1 (0.72%) ISUP
10 1 (0.72%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.47%) OLAP
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.32%) InfluxDB
5 4 (2.88%) MySQL
5 4 (2.88%) SQLPlus
6 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.72%) IDMS
8 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 28 (20.14%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.83%) Jenkins
3 19 (13.67%) JIRA
3 19 (13.67%) Maven
4 18 (12.95%) Subversion
5 17 (12.23%) Ant
5 17 (12.23%) Hudson
6 4 (2.88%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.16%) Capybara
7 3 (2.16%) JUnit
7 3 (2.16%) Selenium
7 3 (2.16%) TestNG
7 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.72%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 11 (7.91%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Banking
3 4 (2.88%) French Language
3 4 (2.88%) German Language
3 4 (2.88%) Law
3 4 (2.88%) Legal
3 4 (2.88%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (2.88%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.16%) Automotive
4 3 (2.16%) Billing
4 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.16%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (17.27%) Azure DevOps
1 24 (17.27%) Azure Engineer
1 24 (17.27%) Consultant
1 24 (17.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (12.23%) Architect
3 12 (8.63%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.91%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Administrator
5 10 (7.19%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (6.47%) Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (6.47%) VMS Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Developer
7 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.76%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.32%) Azure Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.32%) PowerShell Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) RESTful
2 6 (4.32%) JSON
2 6 (4.32%) SOAP
2 6 (4.32%) Web Services
3 4 (2.88%) Hibernate
3 4 (2.88%) LAMP
3 4 (2.88%) Node.js
3 4 (2.88%) Sass
4 3 (2.16%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (2.16%) CSS
4 3 (2.16%) CSS3
4 3 (2.16%) HTML
4 3 (2.16%) HTML5
4 3 (2.16%) JMS
5 2 (1.44%) Spring
6 1 (0.72%) .NET
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.72%) jQuery
6 1 (0.72%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (13.67%) Data Centre
2 19 (13.67%) Replication
3 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.47%) VAX
5 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (5.04%) Clustering
7 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.60%) EqualLogic
9 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.88%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.88%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.88%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (2.16%) Derivative
11 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.44%) HACMP
11 2 (1.44%) LPAR
11 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.86%) Linux
2 21 (15.11%) Windows
3 10 (7.19%) Unix
4 7 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.60%) CentOS
6 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) OpenVMS
7 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.16%) AIX
8 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.44%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.44%) Solaris
9 2 (1.44%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.72%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.62%) Configuration Management
3 33 (23.74%) DevOps
4 29 (20.86%) Software Deployment
5 23 (16.55%) Use Case
6 20 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.23%) Migration
8 16 (11.51%) Service Management
9 14 (10.07%) Load Balancing
10 13 (9.35%) ITIL
10 13 (9.35%) Open Source
11 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.76%) High Availability
13 7 (5.04%) Change Management
14 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (4.32%) Time Management
15 5 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
15 5 (3.60%) Data Migration
15 5 (3.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.85%) SQL
2 39 (28.06%) PowerShell
3 34 (24.46%) Python
4 21 (15.11%) Ruby
5 11 (7.91%) DCL
6 8 (5.76%) Java
7 5 (3.60%) PHP
7 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.88%) VBScript
9 3 (2.16%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.44%) AWK
10 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.44%) COBOL
10 2 (1.44%) Perl
10 2 (1.44%) sed
11 1 (0.72%) C#
11 1 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (11.51%) MCSE
5 6 (4.32%) CISSP
6 5 (3.60%) CCNA
6 5 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.60%) MCSA
7 4 (2.88%) MCP
8 3 (2.16%) Degree
8 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.44%) CEH
9 2 (1.44%) CISM
9 2 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.44%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (1.44%) VCAP
9 2 (1.44%) VCP5
9 2 (1.44%) VCP6
10 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 44 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.11%) Docker
4 14 (10.07%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (9.35%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (8.63%) VMware ESX
7 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (5.04%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (3.60%) iptables
10 5 (3.60%) vSphere
11 4 (2.88%) XenApp
12 3 (2.16%) NFS
13 2 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (1.44%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.72%) Firmware
14 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (29.50%) Puppet
2 36 (25.90%) SCOM
3 33 (23.74%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (23.74%) SCCM
4 25 (17.99%) Ansible
5 8 (5.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (5.76%) Tivoli
6 6 (4.32%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (4.32%) Grafana
7 4 (2.88%) FreeIPA
7 4 (2.88%) HAProxy
7 4 (2.88%) Nagios
7 4 (2.88%) SCDPM
7 4 (2.88%) SCOrch
7 4 (2.88%) SCSM
7 4 (2.88%) SCVMM
7 4 (2.88%) WMI
8 1 (0.72%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.46%) VMware
3 21 (15.11%) Dell
4 20 (14.39%) Splunk
5 14 (10.07%) Cisco
6 12 (8.63%) Citrix
7 10 (7.19%) Barracuda Networks
7 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.19%) SAP
8 9 (6.47%) Oracle
9 7 (5.04%) EMC
10 5 (3.60%) NetApp
11 4 (2.88%) HP
11 4 (2.88%) iManage
11 4 (2.88%) Isilon
11 4 (2.88%) Qualys
11 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.88%) Symantec
12 2 (1.44%) IBM
12 2 (1.44%) SaltStack
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