The first table below looks at the demand for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 22 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 Reading 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 70 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.21% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £450
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
223 258 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.31% 26.49% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 114 116
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 19
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
VMS
Berkshire

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMS across the Reading region.

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Reading region.

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VMS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (75.00%) WAP
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) SS7
1 6 (75.00%) INAP
2 5 (62.50%) Change Management
2 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) Fault Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) BMC

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) SS7
1 6 (75.00%) INAP
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Change Management
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (62.50%) Fault Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) BMC