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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 233 250 249
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing VMS 29 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.17% 0.054%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.31% 0.66% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Median daily rate £394 £600 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £600 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.50
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
2215 2408 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.84% 25.53% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1269 1131
Median daily rate £385 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £349 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 244 210
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 12 £425 -
Surrey -2 8 £481 - 2
Berkshire -11 5 £225 -
West Sussex - 4 £406 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VMS.

1 23 (45.10%) SCOM
1 23 (45.10%) PowerShell
2 22 (43.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (43.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
3 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
4 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
4 20 (39.22%) Puppet
5 18 (35.29%) SCCM
6 17 (33.33%) Use Case
6 17 (33.33%) Software Deployment
7 16 (31.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (29.41%) DevOps
9 14 (27.45%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (27.45%) VMware
10 13 (25.49%) Python
11 12 (23.53%) Ruby
11 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
11 12 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
12 11 (21.57%) Jenkins
12 11 (21.57%) JIRA
12 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (19.61%) Service Management
13 10 (19.61%) Dell
13 10 (19.61%) Splunk
13 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.65%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.92%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.92%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.92%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.92%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (43.14%) Azure Active Directory
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (13.73%) IaaS
3 7 (13.73%) PaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) VPN
2 8 (15.69%) DNS
3 6 (11.76%) DHCP
3 6 (11.76%) Firewall
4 5 (9.80%) LAN
4 5 (9.80%) MPLS
4 5 (9.80%) Network Security
4 5 (9.80%) VLAN
4 5 (9.80%) WAN
5 4 (7.84%) SAN
6 3 (5.88%) Broadband
7 2 (3.92%) Wireless
8 1 (1.96%) INAP
8 1 (1.96%) Internet
8 1 (1.96%) ISUP
8 1 (1.96%) LDAP
8 1 (1.96%) NAS
8 1 (1.96%) VoIP
8 1 (1.96%) VoLTE
8 1 (1.96%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.96%) IDMS
2 1 (1.96%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
1 11 (21.57%) Jenkins
1 11 (21.57%) JIRA
2 9 (17.65%) Ant
2 9 (17.65%) Hudson
2 9 (17.65%) Maven
2 9 (17.65%) Subversion
3 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.92%) Automotive
1 2 (3.92%) Billing
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Azure DevOps
2 12 (23.53%) Azure Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Azure Architect
6 5 (9.80%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Administrator
7 4 (7.84%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) AIX Administrator
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.96%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) REST
2 1 (1.96%) RESTful
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
1 12 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (17.65%) Replication
3 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (7.84%) Client/Server
5 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.84%) Private Cloud
6 3 (5.88%) Clustering
6 3 (5.88%) EMC VNX
6 3 (5.88%) HACMP
6 3 (5.88%) LPAR
6 3 (5.88%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.96%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.88%) AIX
4 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) VME
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
3 17 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 17 (33.33%) Use Case
4 15 (29.41%) DevOps
5 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (19.61%) Service Management
7 9 (17.65%) Migration
8 7 (13.73%) Change Management
8 7 (13.73%) ITIL
9 5 (9.80%) Data Migration
9 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (7.84%) Analytics
10 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (7.84%) High Availability
10 4 (7.84%) Open Source
10 4 (7.84%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.84%) Release Management
10 4 (7.84%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) PowerShell
2 22 (43.14%) SQL
3 13 (25.49%) Python
4 12 (23.53%) Ruby
5 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.84%) VBScript
6 3 (5.88%) AWK
6 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 3 (5.88%) sed
7 2 (3.92%) DCL
8 1 (1.96%) C#
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.76%) MCSE
4 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.96%) MCSD
5 1 (1.96%) RHCT
5 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (17.65%) Docker
3 9 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 7 (13.73%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (5.88%) Veritas File System
5 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.88%) vSphere
6 2 (3.92%) NFS
7 1 (1.96%) Firmware
7 1 (1.96%) XenApp
7 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (45.10%) SCOM
2 20 (39.22%) Puppet
3 18 (35.29%) SCCM
4 14 (27.45%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (17.65%) Ansible
6 5 (9.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Tivoli
7 4 (7.84%) SCDPM
7 4 (7.84%) SCOrch
7 4 (7.84%) SCSM
7 4 (7.84%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.96%) Grafana
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Dell
3 10 (19.61%) Splunk
4 7 (13.73%) Barracuda Networks
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco
5 6 (11.76%) EMC
6 5 (9.80%) SAP
7 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.88%) IBM
8 3 (5.88%) Isilon
8 3 (5.88%) Symantec
8 3 (5.88%) Veritas
9 2 (3.92%) Citrix
10 1 (1.96%) Ariba
10 1 (1.96%) Cognizant
10 1 (1.96%) Oracle