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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 387 422 400
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -22
Contract jobs citing VMS 36 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.056% 0.098%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.77% 0.26% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 12
Median daily rate £434 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £277 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £603 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.50
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
4656 5026 5311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.80% 21.51% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3317 3359 3581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 189 246
Median hourly rate £16.25 £18.71 £16.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% +11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Hounslow - 5 £415 -
City of London +35 3 £430 - 1
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 £425 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (47.37%) SQL
2 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
5 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 18 (31.58%) Python
7 17 (29.82%) Linux
8 16 (28.07%) VMware
8 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
9 15 (26.32%) Network Security
9 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (26.32%) Puppet
10 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
10 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
10 14 (24.56%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (22.81%) DevOps
11 13 (22.81%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (22.81%) SCCM
11 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
12 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
12 12 (21.05%) Ansible
13 11 (19.30%) IaaS
13 11 (19.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (19.30%) PaaS
13 11 (19.30%) Dell
14 10 (17.54%) Windows
14 10 (17.54%) SCOM
14 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (17.54%) Software Deployment
15 9 (15.79%) Jenkins

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 8 (14.04%) Apache
1 8 (14.04%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Documentum
5 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (19.30%) Azure Active Directory
2 11 (19.30%) IaaS
2 11 (19.30%) PaaS
3 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) Network Security
2 8 (14.04%) SAN
3 7 (12.28%) DHCP
3 7 (12.28%) DNS
4 5 (8.77%) iSCSI
5 4 (7.02%) Firewall
5 4 (7.02%) LDAP
5 4 (7.02%) VPN
6 3 (5.26%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) WAN
7 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.51%) MPLS
7 2 (3.51%) NAS
7 2 (3.51%) VLAN
8 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.75%) VoIP
8 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (15.79%) OLAP
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (14.04%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (7.02%) MySQL
5 3 (5.26%) InfluxDB
5 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.26%) SQLPlus
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.04%) Maven
4 7 (12.28%) Ant
4 7 (12.28%) Hudson
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) Subversion
5 4 (7.02%) Vagrant
6 3 (5.26%) Capybara
6 3 (5.26%) JUnit
6 3 (5.26%) Selenium
6 3 (5.26%) TestNG
7 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) French Language
3 4 (7.02%) German Language
3 4 (7.02%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (7.02%) Spanish Language
4 3 (5.26%) Law
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Azure Engineer
1 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Azure DevOps
2 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Architect
4 7 (12.28%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) PowerShell Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Storage Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) RESTful
2 4 (7.02%) LAMP
2 4 (7.02%) Node.js
2 4 (7.02%) Sass
3 3 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) CSS3
3 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 3 (5.26%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) HTML5
3 3 (5.26%) JMS
3 3 (5.26%) JSON
3 3 (5.26%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) Modernizr
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (14.04%) Replication
2 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Clustering
3 5 (8.77%) EqualLogic
4 3 (5.26%) Derivative
4 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.75%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) Unix
4 5 (8.77%) CentOS
5 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Solaris
7 2 (3.51%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) AIX
8 1 (1.75%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
3 13 (22.81%) DevOps
3 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
4 10 (17.54%) Software Deployment
5 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.28%) Open Source
8 6 (10.53%) Migration
8 6 (10.53%) Service Management
8 6 (10.53%) Use Case
9 5 (8.77%) High Availability
9 5 (8.77%) ITIL
9 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (7.02%) Change Control
10 4 (7.02%) Front End Development
10 4 (7.02%) Project Management
10 4 (7.02%) TDD
11 3 (5.26%) Document Management
11 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) SQL
2 18 (31.58%) Python
3 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
4 8 (14.04%) Ruby
5 7 (12.28%) Java
6 5 (8.77%) PHP
7 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.75%) DCL
9 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) MCSE
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.53%) CISSP
3 5 (8.77%) CCNA
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.02%) MCSA
5 3 (5.26%) MCP
6 2 (3.51%) CEH
6 2 (3.51%) CISM
6 2 (3.51%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CCNP
7 1 (1.75%) MCITP
7 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.75%) ISO27002
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (22.81%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (14.04%) Docker
6 7 (12.28%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (10.53%) XenDesktop
8 5 (8.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
8 5 (8.77%) iptables
9 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
10 2 (3.51%) XenApp
11 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (26.32%) Puppet
2 14 (24.56%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (22.81%) SCCM
4 12 (21.05%) Ansible
5 10 (17.54%) SCOM
6 5 (8.77%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (7.02%) FreeIPA
7 4 (7.02%) HAProxy
7 4 (7.02%) Nagios
8 3 (5.26%) Grafana
8 3 (5.26%) WMI
9 2 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.75%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.75%) Control-M
10 1 (1.75%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.07%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) Dell
4 9 (15.79%) Citrix
5 8 (14.04%) Splunk
6 6 (10.53%) Cisco
6 6 (10.53%) Oracle
6 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.77%) NetApp
8 4 (7.02%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) Qualys
8 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.26%) iManage
10 2 (3.51%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (3.51%) Lotus
10 2 (3.51%) Novell
10 2 (3.51%) Symantec
11 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.75%) Intel
11 1 (1.75%) Nokia
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