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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 530 509 470
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -39
Contract jobs citing VMS 47 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 0.58% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 26
Average daily rate
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£430 £413 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +41.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £493 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £315
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.83 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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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
11212 10934 9214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.17% 22.02% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6421 6251 5013
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 974 946
Average hourly rate £16.06 £16.29 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.41% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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
London -15 13 £550 +37.50% 7
South East -20 12 £475 -
East of England +19 8 £478 +43.60%
West Midlands -11 4 £350 -27.83%
North West -16 4 £150 - 2
South West - 4 £290 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
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VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 58 (46.40%) Windows
1 58 (46.40%) Linux
2 39 (31.20%) VMware
3 32 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (25.60%) vSphere
4 30 (24.00%) UNIX
5 29 (23.20%) SQL
6 26 (20.80%) Migration
7 24 (19.20%) Security Cleared
7 24 (19.20%) Cisco
8 23 (18.40%) HP
8 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
8 23 (18.40%) Finance
9 22 (17.60%) CheckPoint
10 20 (16.00%) SAP
11 17 (13.60%) Oracle
11 17 (13.60%) Red Hat
12 16 (12.80%) Automotive
13 14 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (9.60%) SAN
14 12 (9.60%) Active Directory
15 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
15 11 (8.80%) SAP SD
15 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
15 11 (8.80%) Java
15 11 (8.80%) CentOS
16 10 (8.00%) PL/SQL
17 9 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
17 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 5 (4.00%) Apache
1 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.00%) Lync
1 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.60%) JBoss
5 1 (0.80%) IIS
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.80%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.60%) PaaS
2 2 (1.60%) IaaS
2 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.80%) Taleo
3 1 (0.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.60%) SAN
2 6 (4.80%) ISUP
2 6 (4.80%) INAP
2 6 (4.80%) LDAP
2 6 (4.80%) DNS
3 5 (4.00%) DHCP
4 4 (3.20%) VoIP
4 4 (3.20%) 3G
4 4 (3.20%) VLAN
4 4 (3.20%) LTE
5 3 (2.40%) NAS
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.40%) DVB
5 3 (2.40%) WAN
5 3 (2.40%) LAN
5 3 (2.40%) SMS
5 3 (2.40%) VPN
6 2 (1.60%) Network Security
6 2 (1.60%) MPLS
6 2 (1.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (5.60%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.80%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.00%) SQLPlus
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.80%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (5.60%) Subversion
1 7 (5.60%) Oracle APEX
1 7 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.20%) Maven
2 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.20%) Grunt
2 4 (3.20%) SonarQube
2 4 (3.20%) webpack
3 3 (2.40%) Toad
3 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.80%) ProC
General
1 23 (18.40%) Finance
2 16 (12.80%) Automotive
3 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.40%) Games
6 2 (1.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Military
7 1 (0.80%) Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Consultant
2 21 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (16.00%) SAP Consultant
3 20 (16.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) Administrator
5 14 (11.20%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (10.40%) Developer
7 10 (8.00%) SAP SD Consultant
8 9 (7.20%) Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Architect
9 8 (6.40%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (6.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.60%) IT Support
11 6 (4.80%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (4.80%) Test Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Systems Developer
13 4 (3.20%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) XML
1 8 (6.40%) EDIFACT
2 7 (5.60%) HTML
3 6 (4.80%) .NET
3 6 (4.80%) CSS
3 6 (4.80%) Web Services
3 6 (4.80%) JSON
3 6 (4.80%) jQuery
3 6 (4.80%) Middleware
4 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.00%) EDI
5 4 (3.20%) XHTML
5 4 (3.20%) JPA
5 4 (3.20%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.20%) Spring
5 4 (3.20%) HTML5
5 4 (3.20%) REST
5 4 (3.20%) Backbone.js
5 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) Clustering
1 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.20%) W3C
3 3 (2.40%) Interactive TV
3 3 (2.40%) Celerra
3 3 (2.40%) Open Source
3 3 (2.40%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.60%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.60%) Replication
5 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.80%) AS400
5 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (46.40%) Windows
1 58 (46.40%) Linux
2 30 (24.00%) UNIX
3 14 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (8.80%) CentOS
5 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.60%) OpenVMS
7 6 (4.80%) Solaris
7 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.00%) HPUX
9 4 (3.20%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.40%) Debian
10 3 (2.40%) AIX
10 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.80%) OS/400
11 1 (0.80%) NetWare
11 1 (0.80%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) Migration
2 9 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (7.20%) Configuration Management
3 8 (6.40%) Logistics
3 8 (6.40%) Unit Testing
4 5 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.20%) Validation
5 4 (3.20%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (3.20%) Project Management
5 4 (3.20%) ITIL
5 4 (3.20%) OO
5 4 (3.20%) RAD
5 4 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.40%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (2.40%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.40%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (2.40%) Database Tuning
6 3 (2.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.20%) SQL
2 11 (8.80%) Java
3 10 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.60%) C
5 7 (5.60%) C#
5 7 (5.60%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.80%) Python
7 5 (4.00%) PHP
8 3 (2.40%) C++
8 3 (2.40%) Perl
9 2 (1.60%) Ruby
9 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.80%) XPath
10 1 (0.80%) Ada
10 1 (0.80%) DCL
10 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.20%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) MCITP
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) MCTS
5 1 (0.80%) MCP
5 1 (0.80%) MCSE
5 1 (0.80%) MCSA
5 1 (0.80%) CCNP
5 1 (0.80%) CCNA
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 32 (25.60%) vSphere
2 12 (9.60%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.00%) XenApp
3 5 (4.00%) XenServer
4 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.40%) Xen
6 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.60%) vCloud
6 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (6.40%) Puppet
2 4 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.40%) Bcfg2
3 3 (2.40%) Salt
3 3 (2.40%) Ganeti
3 3 (2.40%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.60%) SCOM
4 2 (1.60%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.80%) SCCM
5 1 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.80%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (31.20%) VMware
2 24 (19.20%) Cisco
3 23 (18.40%) HP
4 22 (17.60%) CheckPoint
5 20 (16.00%) SAP
6 17 (13.60%) Oracle
6 17 (13.60%) Red Hat
7 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.40%) Citrix
9 5 (4.00%) NetApp
10 4 (3.20%) EMC
10 4 (3.20%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.20%) Brocade
11 3 (2.40%) F5
11 3 (2.40%) SaltStack
11 3 (2.40%) Cognos
11 3 (2.40%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.60%) Remedy
12 2 (1.60%) Sophos
12 2 (1.60%) Motorola