The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 59 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 4 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% - 3.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.41% - 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Average daily rate
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£313 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
VMS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
166 172 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.42% 29.97% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 54 42
Average daily rate £425 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £133 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMS across the Essex region.

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Essex region.

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VMS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Brocade
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) CentOS
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 4 (100.00%) Lync
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Lync
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (100.00%) Administrator
1 4 (100.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (100.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) CentOS
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) Brocade
1 4 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 4 (100.00%) VMware