The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 401 371 370
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -1
Contract jobs citing VMS 13 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.63% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £400 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +64.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £363 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £310
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
VMS
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 London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4834 4906 4437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.64% 21.04% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3226 3317 2906
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 221 233
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in London

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in London

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the London region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram in London

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in London

VMS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +1 4 £463 +15.62% 2
Twickenham - 2 - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (29.63%) UNIX
4 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (29.63%) Java
4 8 (29.63%) VMware
5 7 (25.93%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) C
6 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (22.22%) CSS
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 6 (22.22%) JSON
6 6 (22.22%) jQuery
7 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
7 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
8 4 (14.81%) W3C
8 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) Web Services
8 4 (14.81%) C#
8 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
8 4 (14.81%) OO
8 4 (14.81%) XHTML
8 4 (14.81%) JPA
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) CentOS
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Ubuntu

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (7.41%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Taleo
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) DVB
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
4 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
1 4 (14.81%) Grunt
1 4 (14.81%) SonarQube
1 4 (14.81%) webpack
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) Maven
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (11.11%) Toad
3 1 (3.70%) ProC
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Developer
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
3 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (3.70%) FlexPod Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 6 (22.22%) CSS
2 6 (22.22%) JSON
2 6 (22.22%) jQuery
3 4 (14.81%) JPA
3 4 (14.81%) HTML5
3 4 (14.81%) REST
3 4 (14.81%) Backbone.js
3 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
3 4 (14.81%) Spring
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) XHTML
4 3 (11.11%) Middleware
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.41%) XML
5 2 (7.41%) Ajax
5 2 (7.41%) Dojo
6 1 (3.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) W3C
2 3 (11.11%) Interactive TV
2 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.70%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Ubuntu
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) CentOS
5 3 (11.11%) OpenVMS
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) NetWare
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
2 4 (14.81%) OO
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Web Development
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Logistics
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) C
4 4 (14.81%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
5 3 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) C++
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
6 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.41%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) DCL
7 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCTS
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) vSphere
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.41%) vCloud
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (11.11%) Salt
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) SaltStack
5 2 (7.41%) Sophos
5 2 (7.41%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) Cognos
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint