The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 71 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.50% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.46% 2.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £318 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £323
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -44.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
217 202 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.26% 20.22% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 82 78
Average daily rate £375 £275 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.70% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £15.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £19.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) XenServer
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) XPath
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) XPath
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Cognos
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago