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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 250 241 223
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing VMS 10 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.18% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £343
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +31.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.25%
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
2309 2235 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.27% 25.04% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1078 1035
Average daily rate £363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 213 276
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Surrey - 5 - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) UNIX
3 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (37.04%) Migration
5 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
6 7 (25.93%) vSphere
6 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco
7 6 (22.22%) LDAP
7 6 (22.22%) ISUP
7 6 (22.22%) INAP
7 6 (22.22%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (18.52%) Clustering
8 5 (18.52%) Validation
8 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
8 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Symantec
8 5 (18.52%) Veritas
8 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
8 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
8 5 (18.52%) AIX
8 5 (18.52%) SAP
9 4 (14.81%) Java

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (11.11%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP MII
2 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
1 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) LDAP
1 6 (22.22%) ISUP
1 6 (22.22%) INAP
1 6 (22.22%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
3 4 (14.81%) 3G
3 4 (14.81%) VoIP
3 4 (14.81%) LTE
4 3 (11.11%) Broadband
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) SMS
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) DHCP
5 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 2 (7.41%) MPLS
5 2 (7.41%) VLAN
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (11.11%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Spanish Language
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.41%) Billing
5 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
1 6 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) SAP Developer
3 3 (11.11%) ABAP Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
1 3 (11.11%) BAPI
1 3 (11.11%) SAP XI
1 3 (11.11%) SAP ALE
1 3 (11.11%) SAP PI
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) XSLT
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Clustering
3 3 (11.11%) HACMP
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) LPAR
4 2 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) UNIX
3 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) AIX
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Workflow
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) OOP
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (11.11%) sed
2 3 (11.11%) ABAP
2 3 (11.11%) SAPscript
2 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) AWK
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) XPath
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SAP Certification
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.93%) vSphere
3 5 (18.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
4 3 (11.11%) Veritas File System
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco
3 5 (18.52%) SAP
3 5 (18.52%) Symantec
3 5 (18.52%) Veritas
3 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
3 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
4 3 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 3 (11.11%) Adobe
4 3 (11.11%) EMC
4 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) BMC