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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 520 502 471
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -31
Contract jobs citing VMS 59 49 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.46% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 39
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£363 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
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
11585 10648 9916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.37% 22.74% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6961 6073 5308
Average daily rate £363 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 966 1058
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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
South East -16 17 £429 +71.50% 1
London -4 11 £428 +8.36% 6
North West -4 9 £270 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -1 8 £563 +87.50% 1
South West -30 2 £375 +30.43%
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 53 (44.17%) Linux
2 48 (40.00%) Windows
3 45 (37.50%) UNIX
4 41 (34.17%) VMware
5 30 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (24.17%) SQL
7 28 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (22.50%) Oracle
8 27 (22.50%) HP
9 25 (20.83%) SAN
10 22 (18.33%) Active Directory
10 22 (18.33%) Red Hat
11 19 (15.83%) Java
12 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 18 (15.00%) HTML
12 18 (15.00%) Shell Script
13 17 (14.17%) Relational Database
14 16 (13.33%) RDBMS
15 15 (12.50%) DNS
15 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
15 15 (12.50%) CSS
15 15 (12.50%) Oracle Database
15 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
17 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (10.83%) Clustering
18 12 (10.00%) Finance
18 12 (10.00%) Web Services
18 12 (10.00%) Solaris

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (8.33%) Apache
2 5 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.33%) Lync
3 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.50%) JBoss
5 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) SAP SD
1 3 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) SaaS
2 3 (2.50%) PaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Route 53
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.83%) Taleo
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.83%) SAN
2 15 (12.50%) DNS
3 12 (10.00%) LDAP
4 10 (8.33%) 3G
4 10 (8.33%) ISUP
4 10 (8.33%) INAP
4 10 (8.33%) LTE
5 7 (5.83%) SSH
5 7 (5.83%) NAS
5 7 (5.83%) HTTPS
6 6 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.17%) Kerberos
7 5 (4.17%) PuTTY
8 4 (3.33%) SMS
9 3 (2.50%) DVB
10 2 (1.67%) Wireless
10 2 (1.67%) DHCP
10 2 (1.67%) VLAN
11 1 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.17%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 15 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.83%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (4.17%) JasperReports
6 5 (4.17%) Ingres
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.33%) SQLPlus
8 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.67%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.83%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.83%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (5.83%) Oracle APEX
1 7 (5.83%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.00%) Maven
3 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.17%) PHPUnit
4 4 (3.33%) Grunt
4 4 (3.33%) Subversion
5 3 (2.50%) Toad
5 3 (2.50%) Ant
5 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.67%) YourKit
6 2 (1.67%) Hudson
6 2 (1.67%) Selenium
7 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 12 (10.00%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.17%) Automotive
4 5 (4.17%) Banking
4 5 (4.17%) Retail
5 3 (2.50%) Games
6 2 (1.67%) Billing
6 2 (1.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (15.00%) Developer
2 15 (12.50%) Architect
3 11 (9.17%) Consultant
4 10 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (7.50%) Analyst
5 9 (7.50%) Administrator
6 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (4.17%) Systems Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.33%) DBA
9 4 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.00%) HTML
2 15 (12.50%) CSS
3 12 (10.00%) Web Services
4 11 (9.17%) JDBC
5 9 (7.50%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.67%) jQuery
6 8 (6.67%) HTML5
7 6 (5.00%) JSON
7 6 (5.00%) XML
7 6 (5.00%) EDI
7 6 (5.00%) Laravel
7 6 (5.00%) Backbone.js
7 6 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.17%) CGI
8 5 (4.17%) .NET
8 5 (4.17%) DAO
9 4 (3.33%) Spring
9 4 (3.33%) Middleware
9 4 (3.33%) JPA
9 4 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Clustering
2 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.33%) W3C
4 4 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.50%) Interactive TV
5 3 (2.50%) Celerra
5 3 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.67%) SecurID
6 2 (1.67%) VAX
6 2 (1.67%) PKI
6 2 (1.67%) AS400
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
7 1 (0.83%) Statistics
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) CMDB
7 1 (0.83%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (44.17%) Linux
2 48 (40.00%) Windows
3 45 (37.50%) UNIX
4 28 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.00%) Solaris
7 10 (8.33%) CentOS
7 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.67%) AIX
9 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (5.00%) HPUX
10 6 (5.00%) OpenVMS
11 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.50%) Android
12 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.67%) zOS
13 2 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 11 (9.17%) OO
3 10 (8.33%) Validation
3 10 (8.33%) Migration
3 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 7 (5.83%) Software Engineering
5 7 (5.83%) MVC
6 6 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.17%) Change Control
8 4 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (3.33%) RAD
8 4 (3.33%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.50%) Scrum
9 3 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.50%) Project Management
9 3 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.17%) SQL
2 19 (15.83%) Java
3 18 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 9 (7.50%) PHP
4 9 (7.50%) PL/SQL
5 8 (6.67%) C
6 7 (5.83%) Perl
6 7 (5.83%) Korn
6 7 (5.83%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.00%) C#
8 3 (2.50%) C++
8 3 (2.50%) DCL
9 2 (1.67%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.67%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.83%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) ABAP
10 1 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.83%) Ada
10 1 (0.83%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.17%) Degree
4 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.50%) MCSE
6 2 (1.67%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.83%) CISM
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (18.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.00%) vSphere
4 7 (5.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (5.83%) NFS
5 4 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.33%) XenApp
5 4 (3.33%) RHEV
6 3 (2.50%) XenServer
6 3 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.67%) Xen
7 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.83%) LXC
8 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) Puppet
2 6 (5.00%) Control-M
3 3 (2.50%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.67%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.67%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.67%) SCCM
4 2 (1.67%) SCOM
4 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.67%) OpenView
4 2 (1.67%) Netcool
4 2 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.83%) Foglight
5 1 (0.83%) Legato
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 41 (34.17%) VMware
2 27 (22.50%) Oracle
2 27 (22.50%) HP
3 22 (18.33%) Red Hat
4 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 12 (10.00%) NetApp
6 11 (9.17%) SAP
7 10 (8.33%) TIBCO
8 6 (5.00%) Citrix
9 5 (4.17%) Remedy
9 5 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (4.17%) 3PAR
9 5 (4.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.33%) Brocade
10 4 (3.33%) EMC
10 4 (3.33%) BMC
10 4 (3.33%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.50%) Cisco
11 3 (2.50%) IBM
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