The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 567 564 567
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing VMS 76 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.084%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 17
Median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £570 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £463
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -24.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £22.83 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.87% +47.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12329 11978 12146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.99% 22.10% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7728 6941 6928
Median daily rate £390 £351 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 982 1042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.83 £15.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.00 £32.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMS within the UK.

VMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

VMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMS within the UK.

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

VMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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
England +22 74 £425 -0.58% 12
London +26 36 £415 -12.63% 9
South East -3 27 £463 -2.63%
Surrey -4 13 £550 -
Staines +5 12 £550 -
Hampshire - 7 £450 -
City of London +40 4 £418 -9.72% 2
Berkshire -6 4 £225 -35.71%
West Midlands -17 4 £450 +63.63%
Hounslow - 4 £415 - 1
Southampton - 4 - -
West Sussex - 3 £188 -
Solihull -15 2 £450 +28.57%
Slough - 2 £225 -
Birmingham 0 1 - -
East of England -1 1 - - 1
South West -7 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Farnborough - 1 £425 -
Chichester - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Watford - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Tadworth - 1 - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 with a requirement for VMS.

1 51 (41.46%) SQL
2 50 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (39.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 41 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 38 (30.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 37 (30.08%) Puppet
7 35 (28.46%) PowerShell
8 34 (27.64%) Configuration Management
9 33 (26.83%) SCOM
10 32 (26.02%) DevOps
11 31 (25.20%) Software Deployment
12 30 (24.39%) SCCM
12 30 (24.39%) Python
13 29 (23.58%) Opscode Chef
14 27 (21.95%) Azure SQL Database
15 25 (20.33%) Git (software)
15 25 (20.33%) Use Case
16 24 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (19.51%) Jenkins
17 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (18.70%) Ruby
18 22 (17.89%) Dell
18 22 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (17.07%) Splunk
19 21 (17.07%) Network Security
19 21 (17.07%) Ansible
19 21 (17.07%) Docker
19 21 (17.07%) Maven
19 21 (17.07%) JIRA

VMS
Top Related IT Skills 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 20 (16.26%) OpenStack
2 5 (4.07%) Apache
2 5 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.44%) IIS
3 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.63%) Documentum
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.63%) Node.js
4 2 (1.63%) PegaRULES
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) MS Office
2 5 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.63%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.63%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.63%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (39.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (30.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 22 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (16.26%) IaaS
4 20 (16.26%) PaaS
5 4 (3.25%) Office 365
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.07%) Network Security
2 12 (9.76%) Firewall
3 11 (8.94%) VPN
4 10 (8.13%) DNS
4 10 (8.13%) LAN
4 10 (8.13%) WAN
5 9 (7.32%) DHCP
5 9 (7.32%) SAN
6 8 (6.50%) MPLS
6 8 (6.50%) VLAN
7 4 (3.25%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.44%) Broadband
8 3 (2.44%) Wireless
9 2 (1.63%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.63%) LDAP
9 2 (1.63%) NAS
9 2 (1.63%) VoIP
10 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.81%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.95%) Azure SQL Database
2 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.32%) OLAP
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.44%) InfluxDB
4 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.44%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) IDMS
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 25 (20.33%) Git (software)
2 24 (19.51%) Jenkins
3 21 (17.07%) JIRA
3 21 (17.07%) Maven
3 21 (17.07%) Subversion
4 19 (15.45%) Ant
4 19 (15.45%) Hudson
5 4 (3.25%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.63%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (1.63%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.81%) GitLab
7 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (9.76%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Automotive
3 4 (3.25%) French Language
3 4 (3.25%) German Language
3 4 (3.25%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (3.25%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.44%) Law
4 3 (2.44%) Legal
4 3 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.63%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (21.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (19.51%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (13.82%) Architect
4 15 (12.20%) Consultant
5 11 (8.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (8.13%) VMS Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Analyst
7 9 (7.32%) Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.50%) Senior Support Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Administrator
9 6 (4.88%) Azure Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.88%) PowerShell Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) SAP Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) Web Services
2 3 (2.44%) JSON
2 3 (2.44%) RESTful
2 3 (2.44%) SOAP
2 3 (2.44%) Spring
3 2 (1.63%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.63%) Middleware
3 2 (1.63%) Swing
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.81%) jQuery
4 1 (0.81%) Modernizr
4 1 (0.81%) OAuth
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.81%) Sass
4 1 (0.81%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.81%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (14.63%) Data Centre
3 16 (13.01%) Replication
4 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.94%) VAX
5 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 9 (7.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (5.69%) Clustering
6 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.25%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.44%) Derivative
8 3 (2.44%) HACMP
8 3 (2.44%) LPAR
9 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.63%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.63%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.81%) BYOD
10 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.26%) Linux
2 18 (14.63%) Windows
3 10 (8.13%) Unix
4 6 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.07%) OpenVMS
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.25%) AIX
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.63%) Solaris
8 2 (1.63%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) CentOS
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.81%) VME
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.64%) Configuration Management
3 32 (26.02%) DevOps
4 31 (25.20%) Software Deployment
5 25 (20.33%) Use Case
6 24 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (14.63%) Service Management
8 11 (8.94%) Migration
9 9 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.32%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.50%) ITIL
10 8 (6.50%) Time Management
11 6 (4.88%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.88%) Project Management
12 5 (4.07%) Change Management
12 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.07%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (3.25%) Open Source
13 4 (3.25%) Performance Analysis
13 4 (3.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.46%) SQL
2 35 (28.46%) PowerShell
3 30 (24.39%) Python
4 23 (18.70%) Ruby
5 13 (10.57%) DCL
6 6 (4.88%) Java
6 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.25%) Perl
8 3 (2.44%) AWK
8 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.44%) COBOL
8 3 (2.44%) sed
8 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.81%) C#
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) Groovy
9 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (13.01%) MCSE
3 13 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.88%) CISSP
5 5 (4.07%) CCNA
5 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.25%) MCSA
7 3 (2.44%) MCP
7 3 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.63%) CEH
8 2 (1.63%) CISM
8 2 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.63%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (1.63%) VCAP
8 2 (1.63%) VCP5
8 2 (1.63%) VCP6
9 1 (0.81%) CCNP
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.81%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 41 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.07%) Docker
3 16 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (6.50%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.88%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.44%) Veritas File System
8 3 (2.44%) vSphere
8 3 (2.44%) XenApp
9 1 (0.81%) Firmware
9 1 (0.81%) iptables
9 1 (0.81%) NFS
9 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (30.08%) Puppet
2 33 (26.83%) SCOM
3 30 (24.39%) SCCM
4 29 (23.58%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (17.07%) Ansible
6 8 (6.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (6.50%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.44%) Grafana
7 3 (2.44%) WMI
8 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.81%) Control-M
8 1 (0.81%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 41 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.89%) Dell
3 21 (17.07%) Splunk
4 20 (16.26%) VMware
5 14 (11.38%) Cisco
6 10 (8.13%) Barracuda Networks
6 10 (8.13%) Citrix
6 10 (8.13%) SAP
7 9 (7.32%) Oracle
8 6 (4.88%) EMC
9 5 (4.07%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.25%) HP
10 4 (3.25%) NetApp
10 4 (3.25%) Qualys
10 4 (3.25%) Symantec
11 3 (2.44%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.44%) IBM
11 3 (2.44%) iManage
11 3 (2.44%) Veritas
12 2 (1.63%) Isilon
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