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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 243 265 239
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Contract jobs citing VMS 17 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.091% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 0.38% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £488 £400 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -19.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1911 2352 2299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.95% 23.78% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 1311 1169
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 202 237
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
West Sussex - 11 £525 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Hampshire +12 1 £475 +18.75%
Surrey +5 1 £475 -17.39% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 14 (31.11%) VMware
2 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
3 12 (26.67%) SCOM
3 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
4 11 (24.44%) SQL
5 10 (22.22%) SCCM
5 10 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (20.00%) Puppet
6 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (17.78%) SAP
7 8 (17.78%) Linux
7 8 (17.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (15.56%) DevOps
8 7 (15.56%) ITIL
8 7 (15.56%) Windows
8 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (15.56%) VMware ESX
9 6 (13.33%) Migration
9 6 (13.33%) Replication
9 6 (13.33%) Use Case
9 6 (13.33%) VPN
9 6 (13.33%) DNS
9 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
9 6 (13.33%) Software Deployment
10 5 (11.11%) IaaS

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 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (11.11%) IaaS
4 4 (8.89%) PaaS
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) DNS
1 6 (13.33%) VPN
2 3 (6.67%) DHCP
2 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) LDAP
2 3 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) MPLS
3 2 (4.44%) VLAN
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (2.22%) INAP
4 1 (2.22%) ISUP
4 1 (2.22%) NAS
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) VoLTE
4 1 (2.22%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.22%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Ant
3 1 (2.22%) Capybara
3 1 (2.22%) Hudson
3 1 (2.22%) Maven
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) Azure DevOps
3 5 (11.11%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (8.89%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Azure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) SAP SD Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.22%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) CSS3
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) HTML5
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
1 1 (2.22%) JSON
1 1 (2.22%) Modernizr
1 1 (2.22%) Node.js
1 1 (2.22%) REST
1 1 (2.22%) RESTful
1 1 (2.22%) Sass
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 6 (13.33%) Replication
2 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.89%) EMC VNX
2 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
2 4 (8.89%) VCE vBlock
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) SUSE
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.56%) DevOps
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Software Deployment
4 6 (13.33%) Use Case
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.89%) Analytics
6 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.89%) Release Management
6 4 (8.89%) Server Building
7 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.44%) Open Source
8 2 (4.44%) Project Management
8 2 (4.44%) SDLC
8 2 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (8.89%) Ruby
4 4 (8.89%) VBScript
5 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) RHCT
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) VMware ESX
2 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) NFS
4 4 (8.89%) vSphere
5 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) Docker
6 1 (2.22%) Firmware
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
6 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) SCOM
2 10 (22.22%) SCCM
3 9 (20.00%) Puppet
4 4 (8.89%) SCDPM
4 4 (8.89%) SCOrch
4 4 (8.89%) SCSM
4 4 (8.89%) SCVMM
5 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.22%) Ansible
7 1 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.22%) Grafana
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) VMware
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.78%) SAP
4 4 (8.89%) Barracuda Networks
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) EMC
4 4 (8.89%) Isilon
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) CommVault
5 2 (4.44%) Dell
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) Splunk
6 1 (2.22%) Intel
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle