The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 138 133 128
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing VMS 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.036% 0.081%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.68% 0.16% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£290 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -44.18%
VMS
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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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
586 612 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.18% 21.81% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 294 304
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 81 74
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% -31.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.47 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMS across the South West region.

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the South West region.

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
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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
Bristol - 3 £290 - 1
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (87.50%) PHP
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Apache
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Clustering
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (50.00%) Ingres
3 4 (50.00%) NFS
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) CGI
3 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) JDBC
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Perl

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (87.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
1 4 (50.00%) SSH
1 4 (50.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Ingres
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) JasperReports
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Administrator
3 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Applications Architect
4 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Architect
4 2 (25.00%) Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) JDBC
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) CGI
1 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (50.00%) DAO
1 4 (50.00%) Laravel
2 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Debian
3 3 (37.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) Korn
2 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (37.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (50.00%) NFS
3 3 (37.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) Bcfg2
2 3 (37.50%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat