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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 549 591 548
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -43
Contract jobs citing VMS 72 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 15
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £208 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £33.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% +112.90%
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
11086 11182 11315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 21.62% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7140 6730 6513
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 865 972
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 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 30 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 30 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 35 £450 +12.57%
South East +31 26 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -29 5 £438 +9.37%
East of England +21 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 5
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 51 (38.93%) SQL
1 51 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (29.77%) Active Directory
4 38 (29.01%) Puppet
5 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
6 35 (26.72%) PowerShell
7 34 (25.95%) VMware
8 33 (25.19%) Configuration Management
8 33 (25.19%) Linux
9 32 (24.43%) Python
9 32 (24.43%) SCOM
9 32 (24.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 30 (22.90%) DevOps
10 30 (22.90%) SCCM
10 30 (22.90%) Opscode Chef
11 28 (21.37%) Git (software)
12 25 (19.08%) Software Deployment
13 23 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (16.79%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (16.79%) Ansible
14 22 (16.79%) Windows
15 21 (16.03%) Network Security
16 20 (15.27%) Use Case
17 19 (14.50%) Replication
17 19 (14.50%) IaaS
17 19 (14.50%) Jenkins
17 19 (14.50%) PaaS
18 18 (13.74%) Docker

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 15 (11.45%) OpenStack
2 11 (8.40%) Apache
3 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.29%) IIS
4 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.53%) Documentum
5 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.53%) PegaRULES
5 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.76%) JBoss
6 1 (0.76%) TPMS
Applications
1 9 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.58%) MS Office
3 5 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (35.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (24.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (14.50%) IaaS
4 19 (14.50%) PaaS
5 4 (3.05%) Office 365
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.03%) Network Security
2 18 (13.74%) DNS
3 14 (10.69%) DHCP
3 14 (10.69%) VPN
4 11 (8.40%) Firewall
5 9 (6.87%) LAN
5 9 (6.87%) SAN
5 9 (6.87%) WAN
6 8 (6.11%) MPLS
6 8 (6.11%) VLAN
7 7 (5.34%) LDAP
8 5 (3.82%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.29%) NAS
9 3 (2.29%) Wireless
10 2 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.53%) VoIP
11 1 (0.76%) Diameter Protocol
11 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.76%) Value-Added Service
11 1 (0.76%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 17 (12.98%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.87%) OLAP
3 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.58%) InfluxDB
5 5 (3.82%) MySQL
6 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.05%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.76%) IDMS
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 28 (21.37%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.50%) Jenkins
3 16 (12.21%) JIRA
3 16 (12.21%) Maven
4 15 (11.45%) Subversion
5 14 (10.69%) Ant
5 14 (10.69%) Hudson
6 5 (3.82%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.05%) Capybara
7 4 (3.05%) Selenium
8 3 (2.29%) JUnit
8 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.29%) TestNG
8 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.76%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 11 (8.40%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) French Language
3 4 (3.05%) German Language
3 4 (3.05%) Law
3 4 (3.05%) Legal
3 4 (3.05%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (3.05%) Retail
3 4 (3.05%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.29%) Billing
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (19.08%) Consultant
2 20 (15.27%) Azure DevOps
2 20 (15.27%) Azure Engineer
2 20 (15.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (13.74%) Architect
4 12 (9.16%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (7.63%) Developer
6 8 (6.11%) Administrator
6 8 (6.11%) Analyst
6 8 (6.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (6.11%) Senior Support Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.58%) Azure Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.58%) PowerShell Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.58%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.82%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) RESTful
2 6 (4.58%) JSON
2 6 (4.58%) SOAP
2 6 (4.58%) Web Services
3 5 (3.82%) Node.js
3 5 (3.82%) Sass
4 4 (3.05%) CSS
4 4 (3.05%) CSS3
4 4 (3.05%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.05%) HTML
4 4 (3.05%) HTML5
4 4 (3.05%) LAMP
5 3 (2.29%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.29%) JMS
6 2 (1.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.53%) jQuery
6 2 (1.53%) Modernizr
6 2 (1.53%) Spring
6 2 (1.53%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Replication
2 17 (12.98%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.98%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.58%) Clustering
6 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.82%) EqualLogic
7 4 (3.05%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.05%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.05%) Private Cloud
7 4 (3.05%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (2.29%) Derivative
9 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.53%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.76%) Fintech
10 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.76%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.19%) Linux
2 22 (16.79%) Windows
3 9 (6.87%) Unix
4 7 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.82%) CentOS
6 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.29%) Solaris
8 3 (2.29%) SUSE
8 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.53%) OpenVMS
9 2 (1.53%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.76%) VME
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.19%) Configuration Management
3 30 (22.90%) DevOps
4 25 (19.08%) Software Deployment
5 20 (15.27%) Use Case
6 18 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.98%) Migration
8 15 (11.45%) Load Balancing
8 15 (11.45%) Open Source
9 14 (10.69%) ITIL
10 13 (9.92%) Service Management
11 9 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.58%) High Availability
12 6 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.82%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.82%) Front End Development
13 5 (3.82%) Release Management
13 5 (3.82%) SDLC
13 5 (3.82%) Server Building
13 5 (3.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.93%) SQL
2 35 (26.72%) PowerShell
3 32 (24.43%) Python
4 18 (13.74%) Ruby
5 9 (6.87%) Java
6 7 (5.34%) PHP
7 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.05%) VBScript
9 3 (2.29%) DCL
10 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) C#
11 1 (0.76%) C++
11 1 (0.76%) COBOL
11 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.92%) MCSE
2 13 (9.92%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.16%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) CCNA
4 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.82%) CISSP
4 5 (3.82%) MCSA
5 4 (3.05%) MCP
6 3 (2.29%) Degree
6 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.53%) CEH
7 2 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.53%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.53%) VCAP
7 2 (1.53%) VCP5
7 2 (1.53%) VCP6
8 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.76%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (29.77%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.74%) Docker
4 13 (9.92%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (9.16%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (7.63%) VMware ESX
7 9 (6.87%) Hyper-V
7 9 (6.87%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.34%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (3.82%) iptables
9 5 (3.82%) NFS
9 5 (3.82%) vSphere
9 5 (3.82%) XenApp
10 2 (1.53%) XenServer
11 1 (0.76%) Gluster
11 1 (0.76%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.76%) Varnish
11 1 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (29.01%) Puppet
2 32 (24.43%) SCOM
3 30 (22.90%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (22.90%) SCCM
4 22 (16.79%) Ansible
5 8 (6.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (6.11%) Tivoli
6 6 (4.58%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (4.58%) Grafana
7 4 (3.05%) FreeIPA
7 4 (3.05%) HAProxy
7 4 (3.05%) Nagios
7 4 (3.05%) SCDPM
7 4 (3.05%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.05%) SCSM
7 4 (3.05%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.05%) WMI
8 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 34 (25.95%) VMware
3 18 (13.74%) Dell
4 16 (12.21%) Splunk
5 14 (10.69%) Cisco
6 13 (9.92%) Citrix
7 10 (7.63%) Barracuda Networks
7 10 (7.63%) Oracle
7 10 (7.63%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.58%) SAP
9 5 (3.82%) NetApp
10 4 (3.05%) EMC
10 4 (3.05%) HP
10 4 (3.05%) iManage
10 4 (3.05%) Isilon
10 4 (3.05%) Qualys
10 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.29%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.53%) CommVault
12 2 (1.53%) Pega
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