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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 583 611 565
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -46
Contract jobs citing VMS 62 51 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.54% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 26
Median daily rate £450 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +21.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £170 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
11450 12557 12515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.19% 21.43% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7275 7404 7122
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 980 1066
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 August 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
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 August 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 +19 59 £450 +12.50% 11
London -6 28 £450 +2.85% 3
South East +22 23 £463 +15.75% 1
West Sussex - 10 £600 -
Chichester - 9 £600 -
Hampshire +15 6 £344 -14.00%
Berkshire - 5 - -
Slough - 5 - -
West Midlands -28 4 £425 +3.03%
Scotland +18 3 £500 +75.43%
Edinburgh +8 3 £500 +75.43%
Surrey -1 2 £419 - 1
Farnborough -1 2 £475 +18.75%
Warwickshire -4 2 £438 -18.22%
Yorkshire - 2 £369 - 3
Hook - 2 £342 -
City of London +21 1 £460 +2.22% 1
East of England +17 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £450 -
Staines -3 1 £363 -
Birmingham -10 1 - -
Coventry -15 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £376 -
Leeds - 1 £263 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £263 - 3
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Hounslow - 1 £415 -
Knebworth - 1 £450 -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (33.33%) SQL
3 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (25.36%) Linux
5 32 (23.19%) VMware
5 32 (23.19%) Puppet
6 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
7 30 (21.74%) PowerShell
8 28 (20.29%) Microsoft
9 26 (18.84%) Configuration Management
9 26 (18.84%) Python
10 25 (18.12%) SCOM
11 24 (17.39%) Git (software)
11 24 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (17.39%) DevOps
12 23 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 22 (15.94%) SCCM
13 22 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (15.94%) Windows
14 21 (15.22%) PaaS
14 21 (15.22%) Network Security
14 21 (15.22%) IaaS
15 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
16 19 (13.77%) Replication
17 18 (13.04%) Software Deployment
18 17 (12.32%) Ansible
18 17 (12.32%) Open Source
18 17 (12.32%) Migration
18 17 (12.32%) DNS

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 11 (7.97%) Apache
2 8 (5.80%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.62%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.17%) IIS
5 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.45%) Documentum
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.45%) PegaRULES
6 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) TPMS
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.07%) MS Office
3 5 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.80%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 22 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (15.22%) IaaS
4 21 (15.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.22%) Network Security
2 17 (12.32%) DNS
3 14 (10.14%) VPN
4 13 (9.42%) DHCP
5 10 (7.25%) Firewall
6 9 (6.52%) LDAP
7 8 (5.80%) LAN
7 8 (5.80%) MPLS
7 8 (5.80%) SAN
7 8 (5.80%) VLAN
7 8 (5.80%) WAN
8 5 (3.62%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.45%) NAS
9 2 (1.45%) Wireless
10 1 (0.72%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.72%) Value-Added Service
10 1 (0.72%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.87%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.52%) OLAP
3 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.35%) InfluxDB
5 5 (3.62%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.62%) MySQL
6 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.90%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.72%) IDMS
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.14%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.25%) Maven
4 9 (6.52%) JIRA
4 9 (6.52%) Subversion
5 7 (5.07%) Ant
5 7 (5.07%) Hudson
6 6 (4.35%) Vagrant
7 5 (3.62%) Capybara
7 5 (3.62%) Selenium
8 3 (2.17%) JUnit
8 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.17%) TestNG
8 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.45%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (9.42%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Banking
3 4 (2.90%) French Language
3 4 (2.90%) German Language
3 4 (2.90%) Law
3 4 (2.90%) Legal
3 4 (2.90%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (2.90%) Retail
3 4 (2.90%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Billing
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (21.74%) Consultant
2 19 (13.77%) Architect
3 14 (10.14%) Azure Engineer
3 14 (10.14%) Developer
3 14 (10.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (9.42%) Azure DevOps
5 12 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) Administrator
6 9 (6.52%) Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.80%) Senior Support Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.07%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.07%) Python Developer
8 7 (5.07%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (4.35%) Azure Architect
9 6 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) SAP SD Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.52%) RESTful
2 7 (5.07%) Node.js
3 6 (4.35%) JSON
3 6 (4.35%) Sass
3 6 (4.35%) SOAP
3 6 (4.35%) Web Services
4 5 (3.62%) CSS
4 5 (3.62%) CSS3
4 5 (3.62%) Hibernate
4 5 (3.62%) HTML
4 5 (3.62%) HTML5
5 4 (2.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.90%) LAMP
6 3 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.17%) JMS
6 3 (2.17%) jQuery
6 3 (2.17%) Modernizr
6 3 (2.17%) Spring
6 3 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Replication
2 16 (11.59%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (5.07%) Clustering
6 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.62%) EqualLogic
8 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.90%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.90%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.90%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.17%) Derivative
9 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.45%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.72%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.36%) Linux
2 22 (15.94%) Windows
3 9 (6.52%) Unix
4 8 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.07%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.62%) CentOS
7 4 (2.90%) SUSE
7 4 (2.90%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.17%) OpenVMS
8 3 (2.17%) Solaris
8 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.45%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.72%) VME
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.84%) Configuration Management
3 24 (17.39%) DevOps
4 18 (13.04%) Software Deployment
5 17 (12.32%) Migration
5 17 (12.32%) Open Source
6 15 (10.87%) ITIL
6 15 (10.87%) Load Balancing
7 14 (10.14%) Use Case
8 13 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.80%) High Availability
11 7 (5.07%) Service Management
11 7 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.07%) TDD
12 6 (4.35%) BDD
12 6 (4.35%) Change Management
12 6 (4.35%) Project Management
12 6 (4.35%) Scrum
12 6 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.33%) SQL
2 30 (21.74%) PowerShell
3 26 (18.84%) Python
4 12 (8.70%) Java
4 12 (8.70%) Ruby
5 7 (5.07%) PHP
6 6 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.62%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.90%) VBScript
9 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.72%) C#
10 1 (0.72%) C++
10 1 (0.72%) COBOL
10 1 (0.72%) DCL
10 1 (0.72%) Scala
10 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.97%) MCSE
3 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.62%) CCNA
4 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.62%) CISSP
4 5 (3.62%) MCSA
5 4 (2.90%) MCP
6 3 (2.17%) Degree
6 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.45%) CEH
7 2 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.45%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.45%) VCAP
7 2 (1.45%) VCP5
7 2 (1.45%) VCP6
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.72%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.42%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (7.97%) Docker
4 11 (7.97%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.80%) VMware ESX
8 7 (5.07%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (3.62%) iptables
9 5 (3.62%) NFS
9 5 (3.62%) vSphere
9 5 (3.62%) XenApp
10 2 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.45%) XenServer
11 1 (0.72%) Gluster
11 1 (0.72%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.72%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 32 (23.19%) Puppet
2 25 (18.12%) SCOM
3 24 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (15.94%) SCCM
5 17 (12.32%) Ansible
6 8 (5.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (5.80%) Tivoli
7 6 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (4.35%) Grafana
8 4 (2.90%) FreeIPA
8 4 (2.90%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.90%) Nagios
8 4 (2.90%) SCDPM
8 4 (2.90%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.90%) SCSM
8 4 (2.90%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.90%) WMI
9 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (23.19%) VMware
2 28 (20.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.42%) Cisco
3 13 (9.42%) Citrix
4 12 (8.70%) Dell
4 12 (8.70%) SAP
5 11 (7.97%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.25%) Barracuda Networks
6 10 (7.25%) Oracle
7 9 (6.52%) Splunk
8 6 (4.35%) NetApp
9 5 (3.62%) EMC
10 4 (2.90%) HP
10 4 (2.90%) iManage
10 4 (2.90%) Isilon
10 4 (2.90%) Qualys
10 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.17%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.45%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.45%) Pega