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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 242 260 249
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing VMS 27 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.12% 0.055%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.24% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £400 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.50
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
2185 2328 2187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.63% 24.34% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1317 1255 1064
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 237 205
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Hampshire +10 10 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire - 7 £225 -
Surrey -2 6 £419 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £451 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (42.55%) SCOM
1 20 (42.55%) PowerShell
2 19 (40.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (40.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
3 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
3 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.17%) Puppet
4 15 (31.91%) SCCM
5 14 (29.79%) Use Case
5 14 (29.79%) VMware
5 14 (29.79%) Software Deployment
6 13 (27.66%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (25.53%) DevOps
8 11 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (21.28%) Python
10 9 (19.15%) VPN
10 9 (19.15%) DNS
10 9 (19.15%) Replication
10 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) Ruby
10 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
10 9 (19.15%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
11 8 (17.02%) Jenkins

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 6 (12.77%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.13%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (40.43%) Azure Active Directory
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (14.89%) IaaS
3 7 (14.89%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) DNS
1 9 (19.15%) VPN
2 6 (12.77%) DHCP
2 6 (12.77%) Firewall
3 5 (10.64%) LAN
3 5 (10.64%) MPLS
3 5 (10.64%) Network Security
3 5 (10.64%) VLAN
3 5 (10.64%) WAN
4 3 (6.38%) LDAP
5 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (2.13%) INAP
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) ISUP
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
6 1 (2.13%) SAN
6 1 (2.13%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (2.13%) VoLTE
6 1 (2.13%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.13%) IDMS
2 1 (2.13%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 6 (12.77%) Ant
3 6 (12.77%) Hudson
3 6 (12.77%) Maven
3 6 (12.77%) Subversion
4 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) Capybara
5 1 (2.13%) Selenium
5 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.38%) Billing
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Azure DevOps
1 11 (23.40%) Consultant
2 9 (19.15%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Azure Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.38%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) VMware Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Linux Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.13%) Administrator
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.13%) CSS
1 1 (2.13%) CSS3
1 1 (2.13%) HTML
1 1 (2.13%) HTML5
1 1 (2.13%) jQuery
1 1 (2.13%) JSON
1 1 (2.13%) Modernizr
1 1 (2.13%) Node.js
1 1 (2.13%) REST
1 1 (2.13%) RESTful
1 1 (2.13%) Sass
1 1 (2.13%) SOAP
1 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
1 9 (19.15%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (19.15%) Replication
2 5 (10.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) EMC VNX
3 4 (8.51%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.51%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.26%) SUSE
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) VME
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
3 14 (29.79%) Software Deployment
3 14 (29.79%) Use Case
4 12 (25.53%) DevOps
5 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.89%) ITIL
6 7 (14.89%) Migration
6 7 (14.89%) Service Management
7 5 (10.64%) Open Source
7 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (8.51%) Analytics
8 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Change Management
8 4 (8.51%) Release Management
8 4 (8.51%) Server Building
9 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (4.26%) Scrum
10 2 (4.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) PowerShell
2 19 (40.43%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) Python
4 9 (19.15%) Ruby
5 4 (8.51%) VBScript
6 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.13%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) COBOL
7 1 (2.13%) DCL
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.51%) MCSE
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.13%) MCSD
5 1 (2.13%) RHCT
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware ESX
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) Docker
4 5 (10.64%) NFS
5 4 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (8.51%) vSphere
6 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.13%) Firmware
7 1 (2.13%) XenApp
7 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (42.55%) SCOM
2 17 (36.17%) Puppet
3 15 (31.91%) SCCM
4 11 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (12.77%) Ansible
6 5 (10.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Tivoli
7 4 (8.51%) SCDPM
7 4 (8.51%) SCOrch
7 4 (8.51%) SCSM
7 4 (8.51%) SCVMM
8 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (2.13%) Grafana
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) VMware
3 7 (14.89%) Barracuda Networks
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco
3 7 (14.89%) Dell
3 7 (14.89%) Splunk
4 4 (8.51%) EMC
4 4 (8.51%) Isilon
5 3 (6.38%) SAP
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 2 (4.26%) CommVault
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) Ariba
7 1 (2.13%) Cognizant
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle