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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 402 398 401
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing VMS 13 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.26% 0.65% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 21
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £257 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £508 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £27.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 - £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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
5098 5426 5719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.50% 22.67% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3464 3543 3745
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 242 261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -2 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Bromley - 2 £500 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 14 (45.16%) VMware
4 12 (38.71%) UNIX
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
6 9 (29.03%) Wiki
6 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (25.81%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
7 8 (25.81%) HP
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 6 (19.35%) ITIL
9 6 (19.35%) SAN
9 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (19.35%) Finance
10 5 (16.13%) Project Management
10 5 (16.13%) SAP
11 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
11 4 (12.90%) C
11 4 (12.90%) Solaris
11 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
11 4 (12.90%) IBM
11 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
11 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
11 4 (12.90%) DCL
11 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
3 3 (9.68%) Mule
3 3 (9.68%) Mule ESB
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) FTP
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) SMS
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) GGSN
4 1 (3.23%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) PowerCenter
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQLPlus
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) DB2
4 1 (3.23%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) ProC
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) XML
1 3 (9.68%) XSLT
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (9.68%) FFmpeg
2 1 (3.23%) EDIFACT
2 1 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Wiki
2 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) MPEG
3 3 (9.68%) DataPower
3 3 (9.68%) Video on Demand
3 3 (9.68%) SWIFT
4 2 (6.45%) AS400
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) IVR
5 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.23%) FlexPod
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) UNIX
4 4 (12.90%) Solaris
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) AIX
5 3 (9.68%) HPUX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) CentOS
7 1 (3.23%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
1 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
4 3 (9.68%) Release Management
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) DRM
4 3 (9.68%) B2B
4 3 (9.68%) TDD
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) C
3 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.90%) DCL
4 3 (9.68%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) Python
4 3 (9.68%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Docker
3 2 (6.45%) vCloud
4 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
1 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.68%) Salt
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 8 (25.81%) HP
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) SAP
5 4 (12.90%) IBM
6 3 (9.68%) Sophos
6 3 (9.68%) Informatica
6 3 (9.68%) SaltStack
7 2 (6.45%) F5
7 2 (6.45%) Veritas
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix
8 1 (3.23%) Trend Micro
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) Novell
8 1 (3.23%) Sun
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Cognos
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco
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