The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 411 412 412
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing VMS 28 13 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.056% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.26% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 15
Median daily rate £450 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £213 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £505 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
4786 5002 5498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.75% 21.51% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3345 3401 3590
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 143 246
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.93 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +24 1 £460 +2.22% 1
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Hounslow - 1 £415 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) SQL
3 22 (33.85%) Linux
4 21 (32.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
5 16 (24.62%) Python
5 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
6 15 (23.08%) VMware
6 15 (23.08%) Network Security
6 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (21.54%) Puppet
7 14 (21.54%) Load Balancing
7 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 13 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (18.46%) DevOps
9 12 (18.46%) Finance
10 11 (16.92%) Citrix
10 11 (16.92%) Windows
10 11 (16.92%) PaaS
10 11 (16.92%) Open Source
10 11 (16.92%) Ansible
10 11 (16.92%) IaaS
11 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (15.38%) Apache
11 10 (15.38%) Java
11 10 (15.38%) Configuration Management
12 9 (13.85%) Migration

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 10 (15.38%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.15%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.62%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.54%) Documentum
5 1 (1.54%) PegaRULES
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.92%) IaaS
2 11 (16.92%) PaaS
3 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (9.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) Network Security
2 7 (10.77%) DNS
2 7 (10.77%) SAN
3 6 (9.23%) DHCP
4 5 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 4 (6.15%) LDAP
5 4 (6.15%) VPN
6 3 (4.62%) Firewall
7 2 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.08%) LAN
7 2 (3.08%) MPLS
7 2 (3.08%) VLAN
7 2 (3.08%) WAN
8 1 (1.54%) NAS
8 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.85%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (13.85%) OLAP
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.69%) MySQL
4 4 (6.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.15%) SQLPlus
5 3 (4.62%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) Maven
3 5 (7.69%) Vagrant
4 4 (6.15%) Capybara
4 4 (6.15%) Selenium
5 3 (4.62%) Ant
5 3 (4.62%) Hudson
5 3 (4.62%) JIRA
5 3 (4.62%) JUnit
5 3 (4.62%) Subversion
5 3 (4.62%) TestNG
6 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) French Language
3 4 (6.15%) German Language
3 4 (6.15%) Law
3 4 (6.15%) Legal
3 4 (6.15%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 4 (6.15%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Consultant
3 8 (12.31%) Architect
3 8 (12.31%) Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Administrator
4 7 (10.77%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.23%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
6 5 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) DevOps Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) RESTful
2 5 (7.69%) Node.js
2 5 (7.69%) Sass
2 5 (7.69%) Web Services
3 4 (6.15%) CSS
3 4 (6.15%) CSS3
3 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 4 (6.15%) HTML5
3 4 (6.15%) LAMP
4 3 (4.62%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.62%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.62%) JMS
4 3 (4.62%) JSON
4 3 (4.62%) SOAP
5 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.08%) jQuery
5 2 (3.08%) Modernizr
5 2 (3.08%) Spring Boot
5 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Replication
2 7 (10.77%) Clustering
3 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.69%) EqualLogic
5 3 (4.62%) Derivative
5 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
6 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) Fintech
7 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.85%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) Windows
3 9 (13.85%) Unix
4 5 (7.69%) CentOS
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.15%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.62%) Solaris
7 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.08%) SUSE
7 2 (3.08%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.54%) Load Balancing
3 12 (18.46%) DevOps
4 11 (16.92%) Open Source
5 10 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (13.85%) Migration
7 7 (10.77%) ITIL
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 5 (7.69%) High Availability
8 5 (7.69%) Software Deployment
8 5 (7.69%) TDD
8 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (6.15%) BDD
9 4 (6.15%) Change Control
9 4 (6.15%) Document Management
9 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.15%) Project Management
9 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) SQL
2 16 (24.62%) Python
3 10 (15.38%) Java
4 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
5 7 (10.77%) PHP
6 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.15%) Ruby
6 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) DCL
8 1 (1.54%) Scala
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) MCSE
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.69%) CCNA
2 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.69%) CISSP
2 5 (7.69%) MCSA
3 4 (6.15%) MCP
4 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) CEH
5 2 (3.08%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CCNP
6 1 (1.54%) CISM
6 1 (1.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.54%) ISO27002
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (12.31%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (10.77%) Docker
6 6 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
7 5 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.69%) iptables
8 4 (6.15%) XenApp
9 2 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.54%) Gluster
10 1 (1.54%) GlusterFS
10 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.54%) Varnish
10 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.54%) vSphere
10 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) Puppet
2 13 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (16.92%) Ansible
4 9 (13.85%) SCCM
5 6 (9.23%) SCOM
6 5 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (6.15%) FreeIPA
7 4 (6.15%) HAProxy
7 4 (6.15%) Nagios
7 4 (6.15%) WMI
8 3 (4.62%) Grafana
9 2 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) VMware
2 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.92%) Citrix
4 9 (13.85%) Red Hat
5 8 (12.31%) Dell
6 7 (10.77%) Oracle
7 5 (7.69%) NetApp
8 4 (6.15%) Cisco
8 4 (6.15%) HP
8 4 (6.15%) iManage
8 4 (6.15%) Qualys
8 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.15%) Splunk
9 3 (4.62%) SaltStack
10 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.08%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (3.08%) Lotus
10 2 (3.08%) Novell
11 1 (1.54%) Intel
11 1 (1.54%) Symantec