The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 227 234 214
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs citing VMS 22 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.024% 0.052%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.98% 0.098% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 4
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£440 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 - £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £263 £250
% change year-on-year
+52.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2254 2034 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.58% 24.15% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 903 755
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 245 255
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VMS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

VMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Hampshire -8 13 £440 - 1
Berkshire +7 5 £650 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) VMware
3 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
3 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 16 (40.00%) vSphere
5 14 (35.00%) UNIX
6 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 12 (30.00%) Migration
7 11 (27.50%) Cisco
8 10 (25.00%) LDAP
8 10 (25.00%) 3G
8 10 (25.00%) ISUP
8 10 (25.00%) INAP
8 10 (25.00%) LTE
9 9 (22.50%) Finance
9 9 (22.50%) TIBCO
10 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
12 5 (12.50%) SQL
12 5 (12.50%) DNS
12 5 (12.50%) HP
13 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
13 4 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (10.00%) Degree
14 3 (7.50%) Huawei
14 3 (7.50%) XenServer
14 3 (7.50%) Windows 7

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) assyst
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) LDAP
1 10 (25.00%) 3G
1 10 (25.00%) ISUP
1 10 (25.00%) INAP
1 10 (25.00%) LTE
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) SMS
4 2 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.50%) SNMP
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) MPLS
5 1 (2.50%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) Wireless
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Development Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) HTML5
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) XML
1 1 (2.50%) XSLT
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) SecurID
2 1 (2.50%) VAX
2 1 (2.50%) PKI
2 1 (2.50%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
3 14 (35.00%) UNIX
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (5.00%) Workflow
2 2 (5.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.50%) TDD
3 1 (2.50%) Validation
3 1 (2.50%) Scrum
3 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (2.50%) Requirements Management
3 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL
3 1 (2.50%) MVC
3 1 (2.50%) Project Management
3 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (2.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C
2 2 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) XPath
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) Ada
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) HP APS
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (40.00%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.50%) XenServer
5 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) Docker
6 1 (2.50%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCDPM
1 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (27.50%) Cisco
4 9 (22.50%) TIBCO
5 5 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (7.50%) Huawei
7 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle
7 3 (7.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (7.50%) BMC
7 3 (7.50%) Ericsson
7 3 (7.50%) ZTE
8 2 (5.00%) Lumension
8 2 (5.00%) McAfee
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.00%) Cognos
8 2 (5.00%) Citrix
9 1 (2.50%) F5
9 1 (2.50%) Infoblox