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 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / London
Rank 387 395 398
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing VMS 8 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.084% 0.052%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 6
Median daily rate £375 £500 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £523 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3872 4262 4880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.34% 19.92% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2731 2924 3376
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 143 147
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 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
Bromley - 1 £550 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) Replication
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (35.00%) Migration
4 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (25.00%) IBM
6 5 (25.00%) MCTS
6 5 (25.00%) PKI
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) MCP
6 5 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) SAN
7 4 (20.00%) NetApp

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 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) LDAP
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (10.00%) XML
1 2 (10.00%) XSLT
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Replication
2 5 (25.00%) PKI
3 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (15.00%) Symmetrix
5 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
6 1 (5.00%) CCTV
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (5.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) AIX
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Solaris
5 3 (15.00%) SUSE
5 3 (15.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Server Building
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) DCL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) MCP
2 5 (25.00%) MCTS
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PMP
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO20022
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) NFS
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (15.00%) SRDF
2 3 (15.00%) Veritas File System
2 3 (15.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) Ansible
4 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) SnapMirror
4 1 (5.00%) SnapVault
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) Sun
5 3 (15.00%) Veritas
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) SaltStack
6 1 (5.00%) SunGard
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