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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 234 221 252
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +31
Contract jobs citing VMS 16 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.13% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 0.52% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate
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£449 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.09%
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
2446 2104 1857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.17% 24.47% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1051 830
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 234 241
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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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 +21 14 £400 +23.07% 3
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (52.38%) UNIX
2 10 (47.62%) LDAP
2 10 (47.62%) 3G
2 10 (47.62%) ISUP
2 10 (47.62%) INAP
2 10 (47.62%) LTE
3 9 (42.86%) TIBCO
4 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) Huawei
8 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (14.29%) ZTE
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) SMS
8 3 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
9 2 (9.52%) BMC
9 2 (9.52%) Linux
9 2 (9.52%) DNS
9 2 (9.52%) Cisco
9 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
9 2 (9.52%) C#
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.76%) assyst
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) LDAP
1 10 (47.62%) 3G
1 10 (47.62%) ISUP
1 10 (47.62%) INAP
1 10 (47.62%) LTE
2 3 (14.29%) SMS
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Software Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Development Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
1 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.76%) TDD
2 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
2 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
2 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
2 1 (4.76%) SIEM
2 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
2 1 (4.76%) SABSA
2 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
2 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.76%) E-business
2 1 (4.76%) MVC
2 1 (4.76%) Workflow
2 1 (4.76%) Validation
2 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) HP APS
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) CISM
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
1 2 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (9.52%) SCDPM
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.76%) Netcool
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) TIBCO
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (14.29%) Huawei
4 3 (14.29%) ZTE
4 3 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 2 (9.52%) BMC
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) McAfee
5 2 (9.52%) Lumension
6 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.76%) webMethods
6 1 (4.76%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat