The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 240 230 234
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing VMS 5 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.29% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +68.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £440
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-56.94% +71.42%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2193 2083 2017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.84% 24.49% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1040 845
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 266 279
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.44 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
VMS
England

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
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 29 July 2014. 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 2 - - 1
West Sussex -2 2 £450 -
Hampshire -11 1 £475 -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 8 (40.00%) WAP
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (40.00%) SS7
1 8 (40.00%) INAP
1 8 (40.00%) Change Management
2 7 (35.00%) Fault Management
2 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) E-business
4 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (25.00%) Network Security
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (25.00%) DB2
4 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 5 (25.00%) SIEM
4 5 (25.00%) SABSA
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (20.00%) CISSP
5 4 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 4 (20.00%) CISM
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Management

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (40.00%) SS7
1 8 (40.00%) INAP
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) NOC Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) WAP
2 4 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Change Management
2 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (35.00%) Fault Management
3 5 (25.00%) SIEM
3 5 (25.00%) SABSA
3 5 (25.00%) E-business
3 5 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) MOF
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Service Management
7 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CISSP
1 4 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) BMC