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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 244 231 236
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing VMS 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£475 £513 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £343
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +38.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.25%
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
2326 2235 1889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.93% 24.96% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1104 909
Average daily rate £363 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £145 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 223 247
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -9.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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
Berkshire -6 6 £350 -36.36%
Surrey +6 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £600 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (50.00%) Windows
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
1 15 (50.00%) vSphere
2 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco
3 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
5 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
6 9 (30.00%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) UNIX
7 6 (20.00%) ISUP
7 6 (20.00%) INAP
7 6 (20.00%) LDAP
7 6 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.33%) 3G
9 4 (13.33%) VoIP
9 4 (13.33%) LTE
10 3 (10.00%) DHCP
10 3 (10.00%) VPN
10 3 (10.00%) DNS
10 3 (10.00%) Citrix
10 3 (10.00%) SQL
10 3 (10.00%) TIBCO
11 2 (6.67%) Firewall
11 2 (6.67%) Validation
11 2 (6.67%) MPLS
11 2 (6.67%) Active Directory

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
1 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) ISUP
1 6 (20.00%) INAP
1 6 (20.00%) LDAP
1 6 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (13.33%) 3G
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
2 4 (13.33%) LTE
3 3 (10.00%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) MPLS
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) SMS
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
4 2 (6.67%) VoLTE
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Military
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) XSLT
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) EDIFACT
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Replication
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) SecurID
2 1 (3.33%) VAX
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) Validation
2 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.33%) Use Case
3 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.33%) Logistics
3 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.33%) DevOps
3 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) XPath
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Ada
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) MCITP
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) vSphere
2 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) VMware
2 13 (43.33%) Cisco
3 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) BMC
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) HP