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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 381 376 381
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing VMS 31 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.060% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 0.29% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 28
Average daily rate £400 £238 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -47.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £190 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £310 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £315 £363
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 11 £400 +87.13%
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (58.62%) UNIX
2 33 (56.90%) HP
3 28 (48.28%) Windows
4 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 22 (37.93%) AIX
5 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
6 20 (34.48%) Cisco
7 18 (31.03%) CISSP
7 18 (31.03%) CISM
8 17 (29.31%) VMware
8 17 (29.31%) Network Security
8 17 (29.31%) Cyber-Ark
9 16 (27.59%) Gemalto
10 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (24.14%) NAS
11 14 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (20.69%) Firewall
12 12 (20.69%) Load Balancing
12 12 (20.69%) CheckPoint
12 12 (20.69%) Linux
13 11 (18.97%) HPUX
13 11 (18.97%) Perl
13 11 (18.97%) Clustering
13 11 (18.97%) VMware ESX
13 11 (18.97%) F5
14 10 (17.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (17.24%) CLARiiON
14 10 (17.24%) Banking
14 10 (17.24%) SQL

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Drupal
2 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) Joyent
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) Network Security
2 14 (24.14%) NAS
3 12 (20.69%) Firewall
4 10 (17.24%) SAN
5 9 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (12.07%) DHCP
6 7 (12.07%) DNS
7 5 (8.62%) Internet
8 3 (5.17%) LAN
8 3 (5.17%) WAN
8 3 (5.17%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.45%) MPLS
9 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.72%) Frame Relay
10 1 (1.72%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.72%) VPN
10 1 (1.72%) OSPF
10 1 (1.72%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) DB2
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.45%) Selenium
2 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (17.24%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Analyst
2 14 (24.14%) Security Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Architect
4 9 (15.52%) Security Architect
5 6 (10.34%) Senior Security Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Network Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) UNIX Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Network Security Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Deployment Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) XML
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Clustering
2 10 (17.24%) CLARiiON
3 4 (6.90%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.72%) HP Superdome
5 1 (1.72%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 34 (58.62%) UNIX
2 28 (48.28%) Windows
3 22 (37.93%) AIX
4 12 (20.69%) Linux
5 11 (18.97%) HPUX
6 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (17.24%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 9 (15.52%) Zachman Framework
2 9 (15.52%) TOGAF
2 9 (15.52%) SIEM
2 9 (15.52%) SABSA
3 8 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (12.07%) Asset Management
4 7 (12.07%) Security Architecture
5 5 (8.62%) E-business
5 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
5 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Database Security
6 4 (6.90%) ETRM
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.17%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (5.17%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.45%) V-Model
8 2 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Perl
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) Java
4 3 (5.17%) C
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) CISSP
1 18 (31.03%) CISM
2 10 (17.24%) OCP
2 10 (17.24%) OCA
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (6.90%) Sun Certification
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.72%) CCIE
6 1 (1.72%) CCNP
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (18.97%) VMware ESX
5 10 (17.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.72%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.90%) Nagios
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) HP
2 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 20 (34.48%) Cisco
4 17 (29.31%) VMware
4 17 (29.31%) Cyber-Ark
5 16 (27.59%) Gemalto
6 12 (20.69%) CheckPoint
7 11 (18.97%) F5
8 10 (17.24%) Sun
8 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
8 10 (17.24%) EMC
8 10 (17.24%) Veritas
9 9 (15.52%) Oracle
10 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
10 4 (6.90%) IBM
11 3 (5.17%) Citrix
12 1 (1.72%) webMethods
12 1 (1.72%) Nokia
12 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.72%) Rackspace