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 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 586 592 556
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -36
Contract jobs citing VMS 67 48 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.54% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 32
Median daily rate £450 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £150 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £560 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £295 £475
% change year-on-year
+56.77% -37.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.50 £22.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.49% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
12523 12346 12120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.55% 22.13% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7833 7043 6820
Median daily rate £388 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 1011 1054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 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 5 May 2016.

VMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMS
Top 29 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 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
England -3 65 £450 +28.57% 6
London +25 36 £425 -22.72% 3
South East -5 21 £550 +15.78% 2
Surrey +3 11 £550 -
Staines +6 10 £550 -
Hampshire - 5 £475 - 2
Hounslow - 4 £415 -
Southampton - 4 - -
City of London +35 3 £430 -7.02% 1
Berkshire -4 3 £450 +28.57%
West Midlands -9 2 £450 +80.00%
Solihull -10 2 £450 +28.57%
Bracknell -2 1 £450 -
South West -6 1 £425 +46.55%
North West -9 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Tadworth - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Slough - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £425 -
Chorley - 1 - -
Chichester - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for VMS.

1 52 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (41.13%) Active Directory
3 50 (40.32%) Microsoft
4 47 (37.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (37.10%) SQL
6 38 (30.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (29.03%) DevOps
7 36 (29.03%) Puppet
7 36 (29.03%) PowerShell
8 34 (27.42%) Python
9 33 (26.61%) SCOM
10 32 (25.81%) SCCM
10 32 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (25.81%) Configuration Management
11 31 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (24.19%) Software Deployment
13 28 (22.58%) Git (software)
14 27 (21.77%) Azure SQL Database
14 27 (21.77%) Ansible
15 26 (20.97%) Docker
15 26 (20.97%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (20.97%) Ruby
16 25 (20.16%) Use Case
17 24 (19.35%) Subversion
17 24 (19.35%) Dell
18 23 (18.55%) Maven
18 23 (18.55%) OpenStack
18 23 (18.55%) Splunk
19 22 (17.74%) Hudson
19 22 (17.74%) Jenkins

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 23 (18.55%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.42%) IIS
2 3 (2.42%) Node.js
2 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
3 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) Jetty
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.61%) MS Office
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.61%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.61%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.61%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (37.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (30.65%) Azure Active Directory
3 19 (15.32%) IaaS
3 19 (15.32%) PaaS
4 17 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.84%) Office 365
6 3 (2.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.71%) Network Security
2 11 (8.87%) Firewall
3 9 (7.26%) LAN
3 9 (7.26%) SAN
3 9 (7.26%) VPN
3 9 (7.26%) WAN
4 7 (5.65%) DHCP
4 7 (5.65%) DNS
5 5 (4.03%) MPLS
5 5 (4.03%) VLAN
6 4 (3.23%) BIG-IP
6 4 (3.23%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.42%) Broadband
7 3 (2.42%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.42%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.42%) LDAP
7 3 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.81%) SMS
8 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 13 (10.48%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.26%) OLAP
3 9 (7.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.42%) InfluxDB
4 3 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.61%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.81%) IDMS
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 28 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 24 (19.35%) Subversion
3 23 (18.55%) Maven
4 22 (17.74%) Ant
4 22 (17.74%) Hudson
4 22 (17.74%) Jenkins
4 22 (17.74%) JIRA
5 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.42%) GitLab
6 3 (2.42%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.61%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (9.68%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Automotive
4 3 (2.42%) Advertising
4 3 (2.42%) French Language
4 3 (2.42%) German Language
4 3 (2.42%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (2.42%) Retail
4 3 (2.42%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.61%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.61%) Law
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (22.58%) Azure Engineer
1 28 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (12.10%) Analyst
2 15 (12.10%) Architect
2 15 (12.10%) Consultant
3 14 (11.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (8.06%) Developer
4 10 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) VMS Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Senior Support Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) SAP Consultant
7 7 (5.65%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) PowerShell Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.03%) Active Directory Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Administrator
9 5 (4.03%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.03%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.65%) Web Services
2 4 (3.23%) Middleware
3 3 (2.42%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.42%) JSON
3 3 (2.42%) OAuth
3 3 (2.42%) RESTful
3 3 (2.42%) SOAP
3 3 (2.42%) Spring
3 3 (2.42%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (1.61%) Swing
5 1 (0.81%) .NET
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.81%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.97%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (11.29%) Data Centre
3 13 (10.48%) VAX
4 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.87%) Management Information System
5 9 (7.26%) Computer Science
5 9 (7.26%) Replication
6 8 (6.45%) Clustering
6 8 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.23%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.42%) BYOD
8 3 (2.42%) Derivative
8 3 (2.42%) HACMP
8 3 (2.42%) LPAR
8 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.74%) Windows
2 17 (13.71%) Unix
3 16 (12.90%) Linux
4 10 (8.06%) AIX
5 5 (4.03%) OpenVMS
5 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.42%) Android
7 3 (2.42%) CentOS
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.61%) Solaris
8 2 (1.61%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.81%) VME
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.03%) DevOps
3 32 (25.81%) Configuration Management
4 31 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (24.19%) Software Deployment
6 25 (20.16%) Use Case
7 20 (16.13%) Service Management
8 12 (9.68%) Migration
9 9 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.26%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.45%) Time Management
11 7 (5.65%) Change Management
12 5 (4.03%) Data Migration
12 5 (4.03%) Security Architecture
12 5 (4.03%) SOA
12 5 (4.03%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (3.23%) Integration Testing
13 4 (3.23%) Open Source
13 4 (3.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 46 (37.10%) SQL
2 36 (29.03%) PowerShell
3 34 (27.42%) Python
4 26 (20.97%) Ruby
5 15 (12.10%) DCL
6 6 (4.84%) Java
6 6 (4.84%) Perl
7 5 (4.03%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.03%) COBOL
8 3 (2.42%) AWK
8 3 (2.42%) Groovy
8 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.42%) sed
8 3 (2.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) ABAP
10 1 (0.81%) AspectJ
10 1 (0.81%) C#
10 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.29%) MCSE
3 11 (8.87%) CISSP
4 10 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.45%) CISM
6 4 (3.23%) CCNA
6 4 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.42%) MCSA
8 2 (1.61%) CEH
8 2 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.61%) MCP
8 2 (1.61%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (1.61%) VCAP
8 2 (1.61%) VCP5
8 2 (1.61%) VCP6
8 2 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.81%) CCNP
9 1 (0.81%) MCITP
9 1 (0.81%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
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 51 (41.13%) Active Directory
2 26 (20.97%) Docker
3 15 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (4.84%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.23%) vSphere
8 3 (2.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.42%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (29.03%) Puppet
2 33 (26.61%) SCOM
3 32 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (25.81%) SCCM
4 27 (21.77%) Ansible
5 5 (4.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (4.03%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.42%) Grafana
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Intune
7 2 (1.61%) Control-M
7 2 (1.61%) WMI
8 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
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
Vendors
1 50 (40.32%) Microsoft
2 24 (19.35%) Dell
3 23 (18.55%) Splunk
4 20 (16.13%) VMware
5 12 (9.68%) SAP
6 11 (8.87%) Cisco
7 10 (8.06%) HP
8 7 (5.65%) Citrix
8 7 (5.65%) Cyber-Ark
8 7 (5.65%) Oracle
9 6 (4.84%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.03%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (3.23%) EMC
11 4 (3.23%) Symantec
12 3 (2.42%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.42%) F5
12 3 (2.42%) IBM
12 3 (2.42%) NetApp
12 3 (2.42%) Qualys
12 3 (2.42%) Veritas
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