The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 571 539 497
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -42
Contract jobs citing VMS 42 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.34% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 39
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £308 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £507 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £450 £343
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +31.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.25%

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
12286 12253 10953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.00% 23.15% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7211 6953 5956
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 1023 1010
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -39 40 £387 -13.94% 11
South East -3 14 - -
London -25 12 £425 +1.49% 8
West Midlands -10 6 £338 -23.72% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Surrey - 5 - -
Berkshire +16 4 - -
Midlands - 4 - -
North West -15 2 £165 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £165 -
Staines - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £269 -
Reading +7 1 - -
East of England +2 1 - -
Coventry 0 1 - - 1
Kenilworth - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £165 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £525 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £525 -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 45 (41.67%) Linux
2 38 (35.19%) Windows
3 35 (32.41%) VMware
4 25 (23.15%) UNIX
5 24 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (21.30%) Migration
7 21 (19.44%) SAP
8 20 (18.52%) vSphere
9 18 (16.67%) Cisco
10 16 (14.81%) Finance
10 16 (14.81%) Manufacturing
11 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
11 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 15 (13.89%) SQL
12 14 (12.96%) Automotive
12 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
13 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
14 12 (11.11%) SAN
14 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (10.19%) SAP SD
16 10 (9.26%) Java
17 9 (8.33%) ITIL
17 9 (8.33%) Middleware
17 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
18 8 (7.41%) EDIFACT
18 8 (7.41%) Logistics
18 8 (7.41%) HP
18 8 (7.41%) Red Hat
18 8 (7.41%) SQL Server

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.78%) Apache
2 3 (2.78%) NetWeaver
2 3 (2.78%) Mule
2 3 (2.78%) Mule ESB
3 1 (0.93%) Lync
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Project
1 1 (0.93%) MS Office
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (10.19%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.78%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.78%) PaaS
2 3 (2.78%) IaaS
3 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.85%) Office 365
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.11%) SAN
2 7 (6.48%) DNS
3 6 (5.56%) ISUP
3 6 (5.56%) INAP
3 6 (5.56%) LDAP
3 6 (5.56%) DHCP
3 6 (5.56%) VLAN
3 6 (5.56%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (3.70%) LTE
4 4 (3.70%) VoIP
4 4 (3.70%) 3G
5 3 (2.78%) VPN
5 3 (2.78%) Firewall
5 3 (2.78%) WAN
5 3 (2.78%) FTP
5 3 (2.78%) Broadband
5 3 (2.78%) LAN
5 3 (2.78%) SMS
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) SAP HANA
2 3 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.93%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.93%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.93%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Subversion
1 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) ProC
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
1 16 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 14 (12.96%) Automotive
3 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.78%) Billing
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.59%) Consultant
2 14 (12.96%) SAP Consultant
3 13 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Architect
5 11 (10.19%) Administrator
5 11 (10.19%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (9.26%) Developer
7 9 (8.33%) SAP SD Consultant
7 9 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.48%) Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.70%) SAP Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Middleware
2 8 (7.41%) EDIFACT
3 5 (4.63%) XML
4 3 (2.78%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (2.78%) BAPI
4 3 (2.78%) SAP XI
4 3 (2.78%) SAP ALE
4 3 (2.78%) SAP PI
4 3 (2.78%) FFmpeg
5 2 (1.85%) XSLT
5 2 (1.85%) .NET
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) Web Services
6 1 (0.93%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.93%) EDI
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.93%) HTML
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.48%) N-Tier
3 7 (6.48%) Clustering
4 5 (4.63%) Wiki
5 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.78%) HACMP
6 3 (2.78%) MPEG
6 3 (2.78%) LPAR
6 3 (2.78%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.85%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.85%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.93%) DataPower
8 1 (0.93%) IVR
8 1 (0.93%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 45 (41.67%) Linux
2 38 (35.19%) Windows
3 25 (23.15%) UNIX
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.48%) AIX
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.63%) OpenVMS
8 3 (2.78%) Solaris
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.78%) CentOS
8 3 (2.78%) Debian
9 1 (0.93%) VME
9 1 (0.93%) HPUX
9 1 (0.93%) OS/400
9 1 (0.93%) NetWare
9 1 (0.93%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Migration
2 9 (8.33%) ITIL
3 8 (7.41%) Logistics
4 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.48%) Change Management
5 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (4.63%) Validation
6 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.70%) Workflow
7 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.70%) Project Management
7 4 (3.70%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.78%) Time Management
8 3 (2.78%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.78%) Open Source
8 3 (2.78%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (2.78%) DevOps
8 3 (2.78%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.89%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) Java
3 6 (5.56%) Perl
3 6 (5.56%) C
3 6 (5.56%) Python
4 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.70%) ABAP
5 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.70%) PHP
6 3 (2.78%) C#
6 3 (2.78%) AWK
6 3 (2.78%) DCL
6 3 (2.78%) SAPscript
6 3 (2.78%) sed
7 2 (1.85%) Ruby
7 2 (1.85%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.93%) COBOL
8 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
1 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.70%) Degree
3 3 (2.78%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.93%) CISA
4 1 (0.93%) CISM
4 1 (0.93%) MCITP
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.93%) MCP
4 1 (0.93%) MCSE
4 1 (0.93%) MCSA
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) CCNA
4 1 (0.93%) CISSP
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (18.52%) vSphere
3 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.63%) vCloud
5 5 (4.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (4.63%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.78%) Xen
6 3 (2.78%) XenApp
6 3 (2.78%) Veritas File System
6 3 (2.78%) Docker
7 2 (1.85%) XenServer
7 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) Puppet
2 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.78%) Bcfg2
3 3 (2.78%) Salt
3 3 (2.78%) Ganeti
4 2 (1.85%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) Nessus
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) VMware
2 21 (19.44%) SAP
3 18 (16.67%) Cisco
4 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
5 8 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.41%) HP
6 7 (6.48%) Oracle
7 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.56%) Citrix
8 5 (4.63%) IBM
8 5 (4.63%) Veritas
8 5 (4.63%) Symantec
9 4 (3.70%) Sophos
9 4 (3.70%) F5
9 4 (3.70%) EMC
10 3 (2.78%) Adobe
10 3 (2.78%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.78%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.78%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.78%) TIBCO
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