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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
UK / England
Rank 535 558 522
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Contract jobs citing VMS 38 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 39
Median daily rate £405 £455 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £421 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.57%

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
8511 10173 10857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.33% 21.31% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5524 6261 6346
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 694 858
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.39 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.09% +5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +6 11 £388 -20.51% 6
South East +11 7 £443 -1.66%
East of England +7 6 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +14 4 £350 -
North West +21 3 £530 +15.21% 1
East Midlands - 3 £395 -
South West +12 2 £264 -
North East - 2 £363 -
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) DNS
3 16 (26.23%) SQL
3 16 (26.23%) VMware
4 14 (22.95%) Replication
4 14 (22.95%) Finance
4 14 (22.95%) Migration
5 13 (21.31%) Oracle
6 12 (19.67%) Active Directory
6 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
7 11 (18.03%) Unix
7 11 (18.03%) Linux
7 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
8 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
8 10 (16.39%) Java
9 9 (14.75%) IBM
9 9 (14.75%) DevOps
9 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
10 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
10 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (13.11%) NetApp
10 8 (13.11%) SAN
10 8 (13.11%) Perl
10 8 (13.11%) Change Management
11 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (11.48%) SUSE
11 7 (11.48%) Symmetrix

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 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.64%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (11.48%) IaaS
4 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.92%) PaaS
5 2 (3.28%) Office 365
6 1 (1.64%) G Suite
6 1 (1.64%) GitHub
6 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) DNS
2 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.11%) SAN
4 7 (11.48%) LDAP
4 7 (11.48%) NAS
5 5 (8.20%) Network Security
5 5 (8.20%) VLAN
6 4 (6.56%) DHCP
6 4 (6.56%) HTTP
6 4 (6.56%) LAN
6 4 (6.56%) WAN
7 3 (4.92%) Firewall
7 3 (4.92%) VPN
8 2 (3.28%) IPv4
8 2 (3.28%) MPLS
9 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.64%) PuTTY
9 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.64%) SSH
9 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Big Data
2 2 (3.28%) DB2
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.56%) Maven
2 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.28%) Artifactory
3 2 (3.28%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.64%) Ant
4 1 (1.64%) Hudson
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
4 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Consultant
2 8 (13.11%) Administrator
2 8 (13.11%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.48%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (11.48%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (9.84%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) AIX Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (6.56%) Developer
5 4 (6.56%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) XML
3 4 (6.56%) .NET
3 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.92%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.92%) J2EE
4 3 (4.92%) Java EE
4 3 (4.92%) JMS
4 3 (4.92%) Spring
5 2 (3.28%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.28%) Middleware
5 2 (3.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Replication
2 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.48%) Symmetrix
4 5 (8.20%) CCTV
4 5 (8.20%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (8.20%) PKI
5 4 (6.56%) SCADA
6 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (3.28%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.64%) Fintech
8 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 11 (18.03%) Unix
2 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.48%) AIX
4 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (11.48%) Solaris
4 7 (11.48%) SUSE
4 7 (11.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.64%) MVS
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Migration
2 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.75%) DevOps
4 8 (13.11%) Change Management
5 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.48%) ITIL
6 6 (9.84%) Build Automation
7 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.56%) Analytics
8 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.56%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (6.56%) Microservices
8 4 (6.56%) Open Source
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
9 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.92%) SIEM
9 3 (4.92%) Software Deployment
9 3 (4.92%) TDD
10 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.28%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) Perl
4 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) C++
5 2 (3.28%) DCL
5 2 (3.28%) Python
5 2 (3.28%) Ruby
5 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) MCP
3 5 (8.20%) MCTS
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.56%) Degree
5 3 (4.92%) PMP
6 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.64%) CISM
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) ISO20022
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) NFS
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (11.48%) SRDF
2 7 (11.48%) Veritas File System
2 7 (11.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.56%) Docker
4 4 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (9.84%) Puppet
3 3 (4.92%) Ansible
3 3 (4.92%) QRadar
3 3 (4.92%) SCOM
4 2 (3.28%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.64%) CloudForms
5 1 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.64%) SCCM
5 1 (1.64%) SnapMirror
5 1 (1.64%) SnapVault
5 1 (1.64%) vMotion
5 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) VMware
2 13 (21.31%) Oracle
3 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (14.75%) IBM
5 8 (13.11%) NetApp
6 7 (11.48%) EMC
6 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.48%) Sun
6 7 (11.48%) Veritas
7 4 (6.56%) Splunk
8 3 (4.92%) AlienVault
8 3 (4.92%) ArcSight
8 3 (4.92%) Qualys
9 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.28%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco
9 2 (3.28%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.64%) HP
10 1 (1.64%) SAP
10 1 (1.64%) SunGard