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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 259 254 243
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing VMS 21 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.88% 0.48% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Median daily rate £550 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £295 £475
% change year-on-year
+56.77% -37.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
2392 2493 2382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.80% 25.10% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1273 1178
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 226 241
Median hourly rate £18.63 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Surrey +3 11 £550 -
Hampshire - 5 £475 - 2
Berkshire -4 3 £450 +28.57%
East Sussex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 25 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (62.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 24 (60.00%) Puppet
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (60.00%) SCOM
2 24 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 24 (60.00%) SQL
3 23 (57.50%) Configuration Management
4 21 (52.50%) Software Deployment
5 20 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (50.00%) DevOps
5 20 (50.00%) SCCM
5 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 19 (47.50%) Use Case
6 19 (47.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 18 (45.00%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (45.00%) Ruby
7 18 (45.00%) Python
8 17 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (40.00%) Ansible
10 15 (37.50%) Docker
10 15 (37.50%) OpenStack
10 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
10 15 (37.50%) Hudson
10 15 (37.50%) Splunk
10 15 (37.50%) Git (software)
10 15 (37.50%) JIRA
10 15 (37.50%) Subversion
10 15 (37.50%) Maven

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 15 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP SD
2 2 (5.00%) SAP CO
2 2 (5.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (5.00%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 25 (62.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (15.00%) IaaS
3 6 (15.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DHCP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
1 4 (10.00%) MPLS
1 4 (10.00%) Network Security
1 4 (10.00%) VLAN
1 4 (10.00%) VPN
1 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) Broadband
2 3 (7.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (47.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.50%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Ant
1 15 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 15 (37.50%) Hudson
1 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 15 (37.50%) JIRA
1 15 (37.50%) Maven
1 15 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.00%) Automotive
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (42.50%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Architect
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Azure Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Cloud Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.50%) VAX Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) VAX VMS Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) VMS Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) VMS Operator
8 1 (2.50%) VMS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
3 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.00%) Replication
5 3 (7.50%) Clustering
5 3 (7.50%) HACMP
5 3 (7.50%) LPAR
6 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.50%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) AIX
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
1 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) VME
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) Configuration Management
3 21 (52.50%) Software Deployment
4 20 (50.00%) DevOps
5 19 (47.50%) Use Case
6 17 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (35.00%) Service Management
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Open Source
10 3 (7.50%) Change Management
10 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (7.50%) High Availability
10 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (7.50%) Storage Virtualisation
11 2 (5.00%) OO
11 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
11 2 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 24 (60.00%) SQL
2 18 (45.00%) Python
2 18 (45.00%) Ruby
3 3 (7.50%) AWK
3 3 (7.50%) Perl
3 3 (7.50%) sed
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.00%) DCL
5 1 (2.50%) ABAP
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) MCSD
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (37.50%) Docker
3 3 (7.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (7.50%) Veritas File System
3 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (60.00%) Puppet
1 24 (60.00%) SCOM
2 20 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (50.00%) SCCM
3 16 (40.00%) Ansible
4 4 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (37.50%) Splunk
3 14 (35.00%) Dell
4 6 (15.00%) SAP
5 4 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco
6 3 (7.50%) 3PAR
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) IBM
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.50%) Symantec
6 3 (7.50%) Veritas
6 3 (7.50%) VMware
7 1 (2.50%) Ariba
7 1 (2.50%) Cognizant