The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 514 492 487
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing VMS 50 56 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.54% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 45
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£463 £318 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.66% -29.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £220 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £463
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -27.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.94% +32.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11269 10444 11273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.82% 22.48% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6489 5846 5668
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 973 1192
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
VMS
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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 July 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 July 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
London +2 29 £475 +58.33% 7
West Midlands 0 15 £400 - 1
South East -13 5 £463 +15.62% 1
South West -31 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
VMS
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VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 32 (26.89%) UNIX
2 30 (25.21%) SAP
3 24 (20.17%) HP
4 23 (19.33%) Cisco
5 22 (18.49%) Tivoli
6 21 (17.65%) Linux
6 21 (17.65%) Finance
7 20 (16.81%) Windows
8 18 (15.13%) Active Directory
8 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
9 17 (14.29%) VMware
10 16 (13.45%) Firewall
11 15 (12.61%) Network Security
11 15 (12.61%) Oracle
11 15 (12.61%) Financial Institution
12 14 (11.76%) CISM
12 14 (11.76%) Configuration Management
12 14 (11.76%) IBM
12 14 (11.76%) CISSP
12 14 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
12 14 (11.76%) TOGAF
12 14 (11.76%) SIEM
12 14 (11.76%) SABSA
13 13 (10.92%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (10.92%) Solaris
13 13 (10.92%) Veritas
14 12 (10.08%) SAP SD
15 11 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (10.08%) SAP SD
2 5 (4.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (4.20%) SAP CO
2 5 (4.20%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.84%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) Firewall
2 15 (12.61%) Network Security
3 14 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (8.40%) NAS
5 9 (7.56%) Internet
5 9 (7.56%) SAN
5 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.72%) SS7
6 8 (6.72%) INAP
7 4 (3.36%) LAN
7 4 (3.36%) WAN
8 3 (2.52%) DHCP
8 3 (2.52%) DNS
8 3 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.68%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.68%) MPLS
9 2 (1.68%) Wireless
10 1 (0.84%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.84%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) DB2
2 9 (7.56%) SAP BW
2 9 (7.56%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.04%) SAP BI
5 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.84%) LSMW
3 1 (0.84%) Selenium
General
1 21 (17.65%) Finance
2 15 (12.61%) Financial Institution
3 9 (7.56%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.72%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.88%) Automotive
6 5 (4.20%) Banking
7 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Architect
2 20 (16.81%) Analyst
3 18 (15.13%) Consultant
4 14 (11.76%) Security Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.08%) SAP Architect
6 11 (9.24%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 10 (8.40%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (6.72%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) SAP SD Consultant
11 5 (4.20%) Oracle DBA
11 5 (4.20%) Security Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) DBA
12 4 (3.36%) Test Analyst
12 4 (3.36%) Senior Consultant
12 4 (3.36%) Lead Test Analyst
12 4 (3.36%) UNIX Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) Senior Security Analyst
12 4 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) XML
2 8 (6.72%) WAP
3 4 (3.36%) RESTful
3 4 (3.36%) JDBC
3 4 (3.36%) jQuery
4 2 (1.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.84%) CSS
5 1 (0.84%) HTML
5 1 (0.84%) DOM
5 1 (0.84%) EDI
5 1 (0.84%) WebKit
5 1 (0.84%) HTML5
5 1 (0.84%) CSS3
5 1 (0.84%) Sass
5 1 (0.84%) Underscore.js
5 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.84%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) AS400
1 9 (7.56%) VAX
2 8 (6.72%) Hedge funds
2 8 (6.72%) SecurID
3 6 (5.04%) Replication
3 6 (5.04%) Clustering
4 5 (4.20%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.52%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.52%) iPhone
5 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) Tandem
7 1 (0.84%) GIS
7 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.84%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.89%) UNIX
2 21 (17.65%) Linux
3 20 (16.81%) Windows
4 13 (10.92%) Solaris
5 11 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (7.56%) AIX
7 5 (4.20%) HPUX
7 5 (4.20%) OpenVMS
8 3 (2.52%) Android
8 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.84%) CentOS
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.84%) zOS
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.76%) Configuration Management
1 14 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
1 14 (11.76%) TOGAF
1 14 (11.76%) SIEM
1 14 (11.76%) SABSA
2 13 (10.92%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (8.40%) Change Management
3 10 (8.40%) E-business
4 9 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (7.56%) Procure-to-pay
5 7 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.88%) Fault Management
5 7 (5.88%) CRM
6 6 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.04%) Product Management
6 6 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (5.04%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.20%) Logistics
7 5 (4.20%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 7 (5.88%) ABAP
3 5 (4.20%) DCL
3 5 (4.20%) C
3 5 (4.20%) Perl
4 4 (3.36%) Python
4 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.52%) Java
6 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.84%) Pascal
6 1 (0.84%) Delphi
6 1 (0.84%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.76%) CISM
1 14 (11.76%) CISSP
2 5 (4.20%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) OCP
2 5 (4.20%) OCA
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.68%) VCDX
5 2 (1.68%) VCAP
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.68%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.68%) CCIE
5 2 (1.68%) CCNP
5 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) QA
2 9 (7.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.20%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.68%) RHEV
5 2 (1.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (18.49%) Tivoli
2 10 (8.40%) Control-M
3 8 (6.72%) HP SIM
3 8 (6.72%) OpenView
3 8 (6.72%) Legato
3 8 (6.72%) Tivoli NetView
3 8 (6.72%) Netcool
3 8 (6.72%) BMC PATROL
3 8 (6.72%) NetBackup
3 8 (6.72%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (25.21%) SAP
2 24 (20.17%) HP
3 23 (19.33%) Cisco
4 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
5 17 (14.29%) VMware
6 15 (12.61%) Oracle
7 14 (11.76%) IBM
8 13 (10.92%) Veritas
9 8 (6.72%) Cyber-Ark
9 8 (6.72%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.72%) Remedy
9 8 (6.72%) Wall Street Systems
10 6 (5.04%) F5
11 5 (4.20%) EMC
11 5 (4.20%) Sun
12 4 (3.36%) Gemalto
12 4 (3.36%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.52%) Apple
13 3 (2.52%) Citrix
14 2 (1.68%) Juniper
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