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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 232 223 245
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Contract jobs citing VMS 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.10% 0.080%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +30.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £430 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £430
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -27.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +54.76%
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
2230 2133 2038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.38% 24.11% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1070 912
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 243 271
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +15 9 £400 +18.51%
West Sussex 0 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (50.00%) INAP
2 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) UNIX
3 6 (30.00%) LDAP
3 6 (30.00%) 3G
3 6 (30.00%) ISUP
3 6 (30.00%) LTE
4 5 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 5 (25.00%) Change Management
5 4 (20.00%) Fault Management
5 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) SS7
5 4 (20.00%) WAP
5 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) Firewall
6 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (10.00%) SIEM
7 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Lumension
7 2 (10.00%) SABSA
7 2 (10.00%) ZTE
7 2 (10.00%) SCDPM

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (50.00%) INAP
2 6 (30.00%) ISUP
2 6 (30.00%) LTE
2 6 (30.00%) LDAP
2 6 (30.00%) 3G
3 4 (20.00%) SS7
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) SMS
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) WAP
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 2 (10.00%) SIEM
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (10.00%) E-business
3 2 (10.00%) SABSA
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) MOF
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (10.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.00%) Lumension
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Huawei
3 2 (10.00%) ZTE
4 1 (5.00%) IBM