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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 234 231 237
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing VMS 19 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.26% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.90% 1.06% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 0
Average daily rate £438 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +16.66%
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
2118 2270 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.76% 24.42% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1115 900
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 185 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey 0 6 £431 - 2
Buckinghamshire +18 5 £450 +55.17%
Middlesex - 4 £425 -
West Sussex +7 2 £575 +43.75%
Hampshire -6 2 £416 -5.39%
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (65.52%) SQL
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (65.52%) SCCM
1 19 (65.52%) SCOM
1 19 (65.52%) PowerShell
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (65.52%) Puppet
1 19 (65.52%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (65.52%) Ansible
1 19 (65.52%) DevOps
1 19 (65.52%) Azure Active Directory
2 18 (62.07%) Docker
2 18 (62.07%) OpenStack
2 18 (62.07%) Splunk
2 18 (62.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (58.62%) Hudson
3 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
3 17 (58.62%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (58.62%) Software Deployment
3 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
3 17 (58.62%) Ruby
3 17 (58.62%) JIRA
3 17 (58.62%) Subversion
3 17 (58.62%) Maven
3 17 (58.62%) Ant
3 17 (58.62%) Python
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
4 16 (55.17%) Service Management

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (62.07%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SAP SD
2 2 (6.90%) SAP CO
2 2 (6.90%) SAP FI
2 2 (6.90%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (6.90%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 19 (65.52%) Azure Active Directory
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (44.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Broadband
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Ant
1 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
1 17 (58.62%) Hudson
1 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
1 17 (58.62%) JIRA
1 17 (58.62%) Maven
1 17 (58.62%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.34%) Automotive
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (48.28%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (44.83%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) SAP SD Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) SAP SD Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) VAX Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) VAX VMS Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) VMS Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) VMS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) HACMP
3 3 (10.34%) LPAR
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) AIX
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (65.52%) DevOps
2 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (58.62%) Software Deployment
3 16 (55.17%) Service Management
4 15 (51.72%) Configuration Management
5 14 (48.28%) Use Case
6 4 (13.79%) Change Management
7 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (10.34%) High Availability
7 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) OO
8 2 (6.90%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (6.90%) SOA
9 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (3.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) PowerShell
1 19 (65.52%) SQL
2 17 (58.62%) Python
2 17 (58.62%) Ruby
3 3 (10.34%) AWK
3 3 (10.34%) Perl
3 3 (10.34%) sed
3 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.90%) ABAP
5 1 (3.45%) DCL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) MCSE
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Docker
2 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas File System
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) Ansible
1 19 (65.52%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (65.52%) Puppet
1 19 (65.52%) SCCM
1 19 (65.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Splunk
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) Dell
4 6 (20.69%) SAP
5 3 (10.34%) 3PAR
5 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.34%) Symantec
5 3 (10.34%) Veritas
5 3 (10.34%) VMware