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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / South East
Rank 234 245 249
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing VMS 7 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.091% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Median daily rate £443 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £387 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.57%

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
1684 2180 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.88% 24.85% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1296 1178
Median daily rate £380 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 159 198
Median hourly rate £15.43 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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
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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -3 4 £410 -36.92%
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £475 +5.55%
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) CCTV
3 3 (23.08%) SCADA
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) PMP
4 2 (15.38%) QA
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) IaaS
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) PaaS
5 1 (7.69%) Puppet
5 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) SCOM
5 1 (7.69%) SAP VC
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP SD
1 1 (7.69%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) IT Manager
3 2 (15.38%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior IT Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) CCTV
2 3 (23.08%) SCADA
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Intel
1 1 (7.69%) SAP