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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 586 575 562
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing VMS 22 42 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.083% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 34
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £365 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £540 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-20.88% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.75%
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
9662 10900 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.13% 21.51% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6080 6488 7297
Median daily rate £400 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 919 1059
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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
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 4 December 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 -11 11 £475 +11.76% 5
South East +13 5 £525 +10.52% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £353 -
West Midlands -8 1 - -
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 25 (31.25%) VMware
2 24 (30.00%) Linux
3 20 (25.00%) Windows
4 17 (21.25%) DNS
4 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (18.75%) Migration
6 15 (18.75%) Open Source
6 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
8 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
8 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
9 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (15.00%) Puppet
9 12 (15.00%) Finance
9 12 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (13.75%) Replication
10 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
10 11 (13.75%) SQL
10 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
11 10 (12.50%) ITIL
11 10 (12.50%) Python
11 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
12 9 (11.25%) Ansible
12 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.25%) SAP
13 8 (10.00%) LDAP
13 8 (10.00%) Change Management

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 6 (7.50%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.75%) IaaS
4 2 (2.50%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) DNS
2 8 (10.00%) LDAP
3 7 (8.75%) DHCP
4 6 (7.50%) VPN
5 5 (6.25%) SAN
6 3 (3.75%) NAS
6 3 (3.75%) Network Security
7 2 (2.50%) Firewall
7 2 (2.50%) LAN
7 2 (2.50%) MPLS
7 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.50%) VLAN
7 2 (2.50%) WAN
8 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) MySQL
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) InfluxDB
2 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.50%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.25%) Capybara
2 5 (6.25%) Selenium
2 5 (6.25%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.75%) JUnit
3 3 (3.75%) TestNG
4 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.25%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Consultant
2 8 (10.00%) Administrator
2 8 (10.00%) Architect
3 7 (8.75%) Developer
4 6 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.00%) SAP SD Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (3.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Node.js
1 6 (7.50%) RESTful
2 5 (6.25%) CSS
2 5 (6.25%) CSS3
2 5 (6.25%) HTML
2 5 (6.25%) HTML5
2 5 (6.25%) Sass
2 5 (6.25%) Web Services
3 4 (5.00%) LAMP
4 3 (3.75%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.75%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.75%) JMS
4 3 (3.75%) JSON
4 3 (3.75%) SOAP
5 2 (2.50%) jQuery
5 2 (2.50%) Modernizr
5 2 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.25%) React
6 1 (1.25%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Replication
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.25%) PKI
5 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.50%) Clustering
7 2 (2.50%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.50%) Symmetrix
7 2 (2.50%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Fintech
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) Linux
2 20 (25.00%) Windows
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.50%) SUSE
5 6 (7.50%) Unix
5 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.25%) CentOS
7 4 (5.00%) Solaris
7 4 (5.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.50%) AIX
8 2 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.75%) Migration
2 15 (18.75%) Open Source
3 10 (12.50%) ITIL
4 8 (10.00%) Change Management
4 8 (10.00%) DevOps
5 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.75%) Project Management
6 6 (7.50%) BDD
6 6 (7.50%) Build Automation
6 6 (7.50%) High Availability
6 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.50%) Server Building
6 6 (7.50%) TDD
7 5 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.25%) Front End Development
7 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.25%) Release Management
7 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) Python
3 6 (7.50%) Java
3 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.50%) PHP
4 4 (5.00%) VBScript
5 2 (2.50%) Perl
5 2 (2.50%) Ruby
5 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) Scala
6 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) MCP
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.25%) MCTS
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.50%) MCSA
7 2 (2.50%) MCSE
8 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.50%) NFS
4 5 (6.25%) Docker
4 5 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.00%) iptables
5 4 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.00%) vSphere
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.50%) SRDF
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.50%) XenApp
7 1 (1.25%) Gluster
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (15.00%) Puppet
2 9 (11.25%) Ansible
3 7 (8.75%) SCOM
4 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (7.50%) SCCM
5 4 (5.00%) FreeIPA
5 4 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 4 (5.00%) Nagios
5 4 (5.00%) SCDPM
5 4 (5.00%) SCOrch
5 4 (5.00%) SCSM
5 4 (5.00%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.75%) Grafana
7 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.50%) WMI
8 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) VMware
2 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
3 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.25%) SAP
5 5 (6.25%) EMC
5 5 (6.25%) NetApp
6 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle
6 4 (5.00%) SaltStack
6 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.75%) Citrix
7 3 (3.75%) HP
8 2 (2.50%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.50%) CommVault
8 2 (2.50%) IBM
8 2 (2.50%) Isilon
8 2 (2.50%) Sun
8 2 (2.50%) Symantec
8 2 (2.50%) Veritas
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