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 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 257 228 232
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing VMS 12 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.16% 0.084%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.48% 0.63% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
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£475 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £485 £325
% change year-on-year
-39.17% +49.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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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
2492 2383 1893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.04% 25.50% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1269 1184 895
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £139 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 239 249
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £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 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 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 5 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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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
Berkshire -7 8 £350 -12.50%
Surrey +5 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £600 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 15 (44.12%) vSphere
4 14 (41.18%) Migration
4 14 (41.18%) VMware
5 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (38.24%) Cisco
6 12 (35.29%) CheckPoint
6 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
8 10 (29.41%) UNIX
9 9 (26.47%) Finance
10 6 (17.65%) ISUP
10 6 (17.65%) INAP
10 6 (17.65%) LDAP
11 5 (14.71%) XenServer
11 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
12 4 (11.76%) 3G
12 4 (11.76%) HP
12 4 (11.76%) VoIP
12 4 (11.76%) LTE
13 3 (8.82%) DHCP
13 3 (8.82%) VPN
13 3 (8.82%) DNS
13 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
13 3 (8.82%) SQL
13 3 (8.82%) Citrix
13 3 (8.82%) TIBCO
14 2 (5.88%) Firewall
14 2 (5.88%) Tivoli

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.88%) PaaS
1 2 (5.88%) IaaS
1 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) ISUP
1 6 (17.65%) INAP
1 6 (17.65%) LDAP
2 4 (11.76%) 3G
2 4 (11.76%) VoIP
2 4 (11.76%) LTE
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) VPN
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) MPLS
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) SMS
4 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.88%) VLAN
4 2 (5.88%) VoLTE
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Military
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Cloud Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XML
1 1 (2.94%) XSLT
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) EDIFACT
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Replication
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) SecurID
2 1 (2.94%) VAX
2 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 10 (29.41%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Migration
2 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
2 2 (5.88%) Validation
2 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (2.94%) DevOps
3 1 (2.94%) Test Planning
3 1 (2.94%) Use Case
3 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
3 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
3 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (2.94%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
3 1 (2.94%) Logistics
3 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) XPath
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Ada
2 1 (2.94%) C
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) MCITP
3 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) vSphere
2 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) XenServer
4 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 13 (38.24%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.76%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.82%) Citrix
5 3 (8.82%) TIBCO
6 2 (5.88%) SAP
6 2 (5.88%) Cognos
6 2 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle
7 1 (2.94%) BMC
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat