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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 63 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.46% 0.42% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £450 £343
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +31.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.25%
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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
216 240 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.96% 25.72% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 97 96
Average daily rate £417 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) ISUP
2 1 (25.00%) INAP
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) XPath
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) XML

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) ISUP
1 1 (25.00%) INAP
1 1 (25.00%) LTE
1 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Integration 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
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) XPath
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) BMC
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks