The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 404 421 379
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -42
Contract jobs citing VMS 24 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.083% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £244 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £327
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
5655 5786 5328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.93% 22.83% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3894 3840 3461
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 230 265
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +21 6 £300 +0.84%
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 25 (53.19%) UNIX
2 21 (44.68%) Linux
3 15 (31.91%) Oracle
4 13 (27.66%) Solaris
4 13 (27.66%) HP
4 13 (27.66%) Control-M
4 13 (27.66%) Finance
5 12 (25.53%) Shell Script
5 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database
6 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
7 10 (21.28%) Remedy
7 10 (21.28%) BMC PATROL
7 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
7 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
7 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (19.15%) NetBackup
8 9 (19.15%) Backup Exec
8 9 (19.15%) VMware
8 9 (19.15%) SLA
9 8 (17.02%) OpenView
9 8 (17.02%) IBM
9 8 (17.02%) Veritas
9 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
9 8 (17.02%) Tivoli
9 8 (17.02%) Tivoli NetView
9 8 (17.02%) Netcool
9 8 (17.02%) SAN
9 8 (17.02%) Legato
9 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
9 8 (17.02%) Windows

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (2.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
1 2 (4.26%) PaaS
1 2 (4.26%) Route 53
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) SAN
2 6 (12.77%) Kerberos
2 6 (12.77%) NAS
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.13%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Ant
1 3 (6.38%) Selenium
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.26%) YourKit
2 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.26%) Maven
2 2 (4.26%) Hudson
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (10.64%) DBA
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) UNIX Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Storage Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.13%) IT Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) JDBC
1 6 (12.77%) jQuery
1 6 (12.77%) HTML
2 5 (10.64%) CSS
3 4 (8.51%) RESTful
3 4 (8.51%) HTML5
4 3 (6.38%) CSS3
4 3 (6.38%) WebKit
4 3 (6.38%) Backbone.js
4 3 (6.38%) Sass
4 3 (6.38%) Underscore.js
4 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.38%) DOM
5 2 (4.26%) Java RMI
5 2 (4.26%) JAXP
5 2 (4.26%) JMX
5 2 (4.26%) JSP
5 2 (4.26%) Servlets
5 2 (4.26%) XML
5 2 (4.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) AS400
1 8 (17.02%) SecurID
1 8 (17.02%) VAX
1 8 (17.02%) Hedge funds
2 6 (12.77%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.38%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) DTV
5 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) UNIX
2 21 (44.68%) Linux
3 13 (27.66%) Solaris
4 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (17.02%) Windows
6 5 (10.64%) OpenVMS
7 4 (8.51%) AIX
8 3 (6.38%) Android
8 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
8 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.26%) CentOS
9 2 (4.26%) zOS
10 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
2 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
2 7 (14.89%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (12.77%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (12.77%) DevOps
4 4 (8.51%) SOA
5 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.13%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.13%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.13%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.13%) E-business
7 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.13%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Shell Script
2 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) DCL
4 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 4 (8.51%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (6.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
1 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.26%) VCDX
3 2 (4.26%) VCAP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CISM
4 1 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) RHEV
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Control-M
2 10 (21.28%) BMC PATROL
3 9 (19.15%) NetBackup
3 9 (19.15%) Backup Exec
4 8 (17.02%) HP SIM
4 8 (17.02%) OpenView
4 8 (17.02%) Legato
4 8 (17.02%) Tivoli
4 8 (17.02%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (17.02%) Netcool
5 2 (4.26%) Puppet
5 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
5 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) HP
3 10 (21.28%) Remedy
3 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) VMware
5 8 (17.02%) Wall Street Systems
5 8 (17.02%) Veritas
5 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
5 8 (17.02%) IBM
6 3 (6.38%) Apple
7 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco
7 2 (4.26%) Juniper
7 2 (4.26%) BMC
7 2 (4.26%) Hitachi
7 2 (4.26%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.13%) CA
8 1 (2.13%) Intel
8 1 (2.13%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) Veeam