The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 373 371 379
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing VMS 29 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% 0.63% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 22
Average daily rate
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£475 £300 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £220 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £463
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -27.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5290 5255 5684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.78% 21.67% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3498 3420 3285
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £202 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 255 372
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
VMS
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +31 7 £500 +66.66% 2
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 30 (50.00%) UNIX
2 24 (40.00%) HP
3 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) Linux
4 17 (28.33%) Cisco
4 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
4 17 (28.33%) Tivoli
5 13 (21.67%) Veritas
5 13 (21.67%) Solaris
5 13 (21.67%) Oracle
6 12 (20.00%) Windows
6 12 (20.00%) IBM
6 12 (20.00%) Finance
7 11 (18.33%) VMware
7 11 (18.33%) Financial Institution
7 11 (18.33%) SQL
7 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (16.67%) Network Security
8 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (16.67%) CISSP
8 10 (16.67%) CISM
8 10 (16.67%) Firewall
8 10 (16.67%) Control-M
9 9 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (15.00%) SAN
9 9 (15.00%) AIX
9 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (15.00%) NAS
9 9 (15.00%) SIEM
9 9 (15.00%) Zachman Framework

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Firewall
1 10 (16.67%) Network Security
2 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (15.00%) SAN
2 9 (15.00%) NAS
3 5 (8.33%) Internet
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) DHCP
5 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.33%) MPLS
5 2 (3.33%) DNS
5 2 (3.33%) Wireless
5 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.67%) Frame Relay
6 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
6 1 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.33%) DB2
3 4 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Architect
3 9 (15.00%) Security Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) DBA
5 5 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Storage Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) VMware Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Network Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) XML
2 4 (6.67%) JDBC
2 4 (6.67%) jQuery
2 4 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) HTML5
3 1 (1.67%) CSS3
3 1 (1.67%) WebKit
3 1 (1.67%) Backbone.js
3 1 (1.67%) Sass
3 1 (1.67%) Underscore.js
3 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.67%) DOM
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) AS400
1 8 (13.33%) SecurID
1 8 (13.33%) VAX
1 8 (13.33%) Hedge funds
2 6 (10.00%) Clustering
3 5 (8.33%) Replication
3 5 (8.33%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.67%) Open Source
6 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) UNIX
2 18 (30.00%) Linux
3 13 (21.67%) Solaris
4 12 (20.00%) Windows
5 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (15.00%) AIX
7 5 (8.33%) HPUX
7 5 (8.33%) OpenVMS
8 3 (5.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.00%) Android
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
1 9 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
1 9 (15.00%) TOGAF
1 9 (15.00%) SIEM
1 9 (15.00%) SABSA
2 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
3 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.33%) Database Security
4 5 (8.33%) E-business
5 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.67%) SOA
5 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.67%) ETRM
5 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (6.67%) Security Architecture
6 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.33%) DCL
3 5 (8.33%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) C
5 2 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) CISSP
1 10 (16.67%) CISM
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) OCP
2 5 (8.33%) OCA
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) VCDX
4 2 (3.33%) VCAP
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.33%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCIE
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) SLA
2 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.33%) RHEV
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (28.33%) Tivoli
2 10 (16.67%) Control-M
3 8 (13.33%) NetBackup
3 8 (13.33%) Backup Exec
3 8 (13.33%) HP SIM
3 8 (13.33%) Tivoli NetView
3 8 (13.33%) Netcool
3 8 (13.33%) BMC PATROL
3 8 (13.33%) OpenView
3 8 (13.33%) Legato
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) HP
2 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (28.33%) Cisco
4 13 (21.67%) Veritas
4 13 (21.67%) Oracle
5 12 (20.00%) IBM
6 11 (18.33%) VMware
7 8 (13.33%) Wall Street Systems
7 8 (13.33%) Remedy
7 8 (13.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
9 6 (10.00%) F5
10 5 (8.33%) Sun
10 5 (8.33%) EMC
11 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
11 4 (6.67%) Gemalto
12 3 (5.00%) Apple
13 2 (3.33%) Citrix
13 2 (3.33%) Juniper
13 2 (3.33%) Hitachi
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