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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 548 510 503
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -7
Contract jobs citing VMS 54 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.53% 0.75% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 44 38
Average daily rate £425 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £170 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +16.66%
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
10095 10740 9914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.39% 22.89% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6187 6281 5497
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 864 914
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -2 20 £438 -0.56% 4
London +15 17 £425 +3.03% 5
North West -36 8 £460 +41.53% 2
East of England +1 4 - -
South West +4 1 - -
Midlands 0 1 - -
West Midlands -20 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
3 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (34.12%) DevOps
4 27 (31.76%) SQL
5 26 (30.59%) Windows
6 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (29.41%) Puppet
6 25 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (29.41%) Ansible
6 25 (29.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (28.24%) Docker
7 24 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (28.24%) Git (software)
8 23 (27.06%) PowerShell
8 23 (27.06%) SCCM
9 22 (25.88%) SCOM
9 22 (25.88%) Python
10 21 (24.71%) OpenStack
10 21 (24.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 21 (24.71%) Splunk
11 19 (22.35%) Software Deployment
11 19 (22.35%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (22.35%) Ruby
11 19 (22.35%) Subversion
12 18 (21.18%) Maven
12 18 (21.18%) JIRA
12 18 (21.18%) Jenkins
12 18 (21.18%) Hudson
12 18 (21.18%) Ant

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (24.71%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.53%) Node.js
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.18%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.35%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.35%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.35%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.41%) Azure Active Directory
1 25 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.71%) Office 365
4 3 (3.53%) GitHub
4 3 (3.53%) IaaS
4 3 (3.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) Firewall
2 5 (5.88%) DHCP
2 5 (5.88%) DNS
2 5 (5.88%) LAN
2 5 (5.88%) WAN
3 4 (4.71%) SAN
3 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.71%) VoIP
3 4 (4.71%) Wireless
4 3 (3.53%) BIG-IP
4 3 (3.53%) Broadband
4 3 (3.53%) DECT
4 3 (3.53%) HTTPS
4 3 (3.53%) Kerberos
4 3 (3.53%) LDAP
4 3 (3.53%) VPN
4 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.35%) Internet
5 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 24 (28.24%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.35%) Subversion
3 18 (21.18%) Ant
3 18 (21.18%) Hudson
3 18 (21.18%) Jenkins
3 18 (21.18%) JIRA
3 18 (21.18%) Maven
4 3 (3.53%) GitLab
4 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.88%) Automotive
1 5 (5.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Advertising
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (18.82%) Analyst
2 16 (18.82%) Azure Engineer
3 14 (16.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Security Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Active Directory Analyst
7 7 (8.24%) Architect
7 7 (8.24%) Developer
8 6 (7.06%) VMS Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Consultant
9 5 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Mobile Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.53%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) Middleware
2 3 (3.53%) OAuth
2 3 (3.53%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.18%) LAMP
3 1 (1.18%) Spring
3 1 (1.18%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (15.29%) Management Information System
2 13 (15.29%) VAX
3 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.71%) Clustering
5 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.53%) BYOD
6 3 (3.53%) HACMP
6 3 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.53%) LPAR
6 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.35%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.59%) Windows
2 17 (20.00%) Unix
3 15 (17.65%) AIX
4 11 (12.94%) Linux
5 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.71%) CentOS
6 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.53%) Android
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.35%) OpenVMS
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.18%) Solaris
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (34.12%) DevOps
2 24 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (22.35%) Software Deployment
4 17 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 17 (20.00%) Service Management
5 15 (17.65%) Use Case
6 8 (9.41%) Change Management
6 8 (9.41%) Security Architecture
7 7 (8.24%) Migration
7 7 (8.24%) Time Management
8 6 (7.06%) Information Security
9 5 (5.88%) High Availability
9 5 (5.88%) SOA
9 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.71%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.71%) ITIL
10 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.53%) Scrum
11 3 (3.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) SQL
2 23 (27.06%) PowerShell
3 22 (25.88%) Python
4 19 (22.35%) Ruby
5 13 (15.29%) DCL
6 6 (7.06%) Perl
7 5 (5.88%) COBOL
8 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.53%) AWK
9 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.53%) Groovy
9 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.53%) sed
10 2 (2.35%) ABAP
11 1 (1.18%) AspectJ
11 1 (1.18%) Fortran
11 1 (1.18%) Java
11 1 (1.18%) PHP
11 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) CISM
1 14 (16.47%) CISSP
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.94%) MCSE
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) MCSA
4 3 (3.53%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (28.24%) Docker
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.88%) vSphere
5 4 (4.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.53%) Veritas File System
6 3 (3.53%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (29.41%) Ansible
1 25 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
1 25 (29.41%) Puppet
2 23 (27.06%) SCCM
3 22 (25.88%) SCOM
4 4 (4.71%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Intune
6 1 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.18%) Control-M
6 1 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.71%) Splunk
3 16 (18.82%) Dell
4 14 (16.47%) VMware
5 13 (15.29%) HP
6 12 (14.12%) Cyber-Ark
7 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
7 9 (10.59%) SAP
8 7 (8.24%) Cisco
8 7 (8.24%) Symantec
9 5 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.71%) EMC
10 4 (4.71%) SafeCom
10 4 (4.71%) Veritas
11 3 (3.53%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.53%) Apple
11 3 (3.53%) F5
11 3 (3.53%) IBM
12 1 (1.18%) Oracle
12 1 (1.18%) Sun
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