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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 390 415 408
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -7
Contract jobs citing VMS 36 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.058% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 0.27% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 5 15
Median daily rate £425 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £460 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £603 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £295 £475
% change year-on-year
+56.77% -37.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £22.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.39% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
4795 4812 4945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.03% 21.51% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3438 3216 3367
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 188 234
Median hourly rate £16.76 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.90% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 - 4 £415 -
City of London +35 3 £430 -7.02% 1
Feltham - 1 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 29 (52.73%) Active Directory
2 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (40.00%) SQL
4 19 (34.55%) Windows
5 16 (29.09%) DevOps
6 15 (27.27%) Python
7 14 (25.45%) Unix
7 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (23.64%) Network Security
8 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
8 13 (23.64%) PaaS
8 13 (23.64%) IaaS
8 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
8 13 (23.64%) VMware
8 13 (23.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (21.82%) Puppet
9 12 (21.82%) SCCM
9 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 11 (20.00%) Linux
10 11 (20.00%) CISSP
10 11 (20.00%) Ansible
10 11 (20.00%) Docker
11 10 (18.18%) HP
11 10 (18.18%) Dell
11 10 (18.18%) Finance
11 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server

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 (14.55%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.45%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) Node.js
2 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.82%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (23.64%) Azure Active Directory
2 13 (23.64%) IaaS
2 13 (23.64%) PaaS
3 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.27%) Office 365
5 3 (5.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Network Security
2 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) SAN
3 5 (9.09%) LAN
3 5 (9.09%) VPN
3 5 (9.09%) WAN
4 4 (7.27%) BIG-IP
4 4 (7.27%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.45%) HTTPS
5 3 (5.45%) Kerberos
5 3 (5.45%) LDAP
5 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.64%) DHCP
6 2 (3.64%) DNS
7 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.82%) MPLS
7 1 (1.82%) NAS
7 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.82%) VLAN
7 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.36%) OLAP
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (14.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.64%) InfluxDB
5 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.64%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.73%) Ant
2 7 (12.73%) Hudson
2 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.73%) JIRA
2 7 (12.73%) Maven
2 7 (12.73%) Subversion
3 3 (5.45%) GitLab
3 3 (5.45%) Vagrant
3 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Advertising
3 3 (5.45%) French Language
3 3 (5.45%) German Language
3 3 (5.45%) Portuguese Language
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.64%) Law
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Senior Support Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) PowerShell Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 4 (7.27%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Mobile Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Mobile Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (7.27%) Middleware
3 3 (5.45%) OAuth
3 3 (5.45%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (3.64%) JSON
4 2 (3.64%) RESTful
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
5 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.82%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.09%) Replication
4 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 4 (7.27%) EqualLogic
4 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (5.45%) BYOD
5 3 (5.45%) Derivative
5 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Unix
3 11 (20.00%) Linux
4 7 (12.73%) AIX
5 3 (5.45%) Android
5 3 (5.45%) CentOS
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Phone
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.64%) Solaris
6 2 (3.64%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) DevOps
3 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
4 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
4 9 (16.36%) Software Deployment
5 6 (10.91%) Migration
5 6 (10.91%) Service Management
5 6 (10.91%) Use Case
6 5 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 4 (7.27%) Change Management
7 4 (7.27%) ITIL
7 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (5.45%) Information Security
8 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
8 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) Python
3 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (14.55%) Ruby
5 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.27%) Java
7 3 (5.45%) Groovy
7 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.45%) Perl
8 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.82%) AspectJ
9 1 (1.82%) DCL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) CISSP
2 8 (14.55%) CISM
3 7 (12.73%) MCSE
3 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.27%) CCNA
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.45%) MCSA
6 2 (3.64%) CEH
6 2 (3.64%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 2 (3.64%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CCNP
7 1 (1.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) ISO27002
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.82%) QA
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (52.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (20.00%) Docker
4 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.45%) vSphere
8 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (21.82%) Puppet
1 12 (21.82%) SCCM
2 11 (20.00%) Ansible
3 9 (16.36%) SCOM
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Intune
5 2 (3.64%) Control-M
5 2 (3.64%) Grafana
5 2 (3.64%) WMI
6 1 (1.82%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.82%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) VMware
3 10 (18.18%) Dell
3 10 (18.18%) HP
4 8 (14.55%) Splunk
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco
5 7 (12.73%) Citrix
5 7 (12.73%) Cyber-Ark
6 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.09%) Oracle
8 3 (5.45%) Apple
8 3 (5.45%) F5
8 3 (5.45%) NetApp
8 3 (5.45%) Qualys
9 2 (3.64%) iManage
9 2 (3.64%) Lotus
9 2 (3.64%) Novell
10 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.82%) Remedy
10 1 (1.82%) Symantec