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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 569 592 574
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Contract jobs citing VMS 79 43 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.078% 0.099%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 0.35% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 19
Median daily rate £428 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 - £15.50
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
12513 12202 12458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.18% 22.13% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7886 7140 7124
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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 £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 953 1032
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +33 78 £428 +0.58% 20
London +21 36 £434 +2.05% 12
South East +15 28 £363 -39.58% 2
Hampshire - 12 £425 -
Surrey -2 7 £363 - 2
Staines -2 7 £363 -
Berkshire -5 5 £225 -
West Midlands -21 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Hounslow - 5 £415 -
Slough - 4 £225 -
Southampton - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £406 -
City of London +36 3 £430 - 1
Warwickshire -7 2 £438 - 1
Chichester - 2 £625 -
Farnborough - 2 £450 -
Hook - 2 £342 -
East of England +16 1 - - 1
Birmingham -5 1 - -
Coventry -6 1 - -
North East -55 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £450 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Watford - 1 - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (37.41%) SQL
2 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (34.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (30.94%) Active Directory
5 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
6 38 (27.34%) Puppet
7 37 (26.62%) PowerShell
8 36 (25.90%) Configuration Management
9 35 (25.18%) SCOM
9 35 (25.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (24.46%) Python
11 33 (23.74%) VMware
12 32 (23.02%) SCCM
13 30 (21.58%) Opscode Chef
13 30 (21.58%) DevOps
13 30 (21.58%) Linux
14 29 (20.86%) Software Deployment
15 28 (20.14%) Git (software)
16 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (17.99%) Azure SQL Database
17 23 (16.55%) Use Case
18 22 (15.83%) Ansible
18 22 (15.83%) Jenkins
19 21 (15.11%) Dell
19 21 (15.11%) Ruby
19 21 (15.11%) Enterprise Software
19 21 (15.11%) Network Security
19 21 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
20 20 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (14.39%) Windows

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 18 (12.95%) OpenStack
2 9 (6.47%) Apache
3 5 (3.60%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.16%) IIS
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.44%) Documentum
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.44%) PegaRULES
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) TPMS
Applications
1 9 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS Office
2 5 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.44%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.44%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.44%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (34.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (25.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 21 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (13.67%) IaaS
4 19 (13.67%) PaaS
5 3 (2.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.11%) Network Security
2 16 (11.51%) DNS
3 14 (10.07%) DHCP
3 14 (10.07%) VPN
4 12 (8.63%) SAN
5 11 (7.91%) Firewall
6 9 (6.47%) LAN
6 9 (6.47%) WAN
7 8 (5.76%) MPLS
7 8 (5.76%) VLAN
8 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.60%) LDAP
9 3 (2.16%) Broadband
9 3 (2.16%) NAS
9 3 (2.16%) Wireless
10 2 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.44%) VoIP
11 1 (0.72%) Diameter Protocol
11 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.72%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.99%) Azure SQL Database
2 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.47%) OLAP
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.32%) InfluxDB
5 4 (2.88%) MySQL
6 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.16%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.72%) IDMS
8 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 28 (20.14%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.83%) Jenkins
3 19 (13.67%) JIRA
3 19 (13.67%) Maven
3 19 (13.67%) Subversion
4 17 (12.23%) Ant
4 17 (12.23%) Hudson
5 4 (2.88%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.16%) Capybara
6 3 (2.16%) JUnit
6 3 (2.16%) Selenium
6 3 (2.16%) TestNG
6 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.44%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (7.91%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Banking
3 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.88%) French Language
4 4 (2.88%) German Language
4 4 (2.88%) Portuguese Language
4 4 (2.88%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.16%) Automotive
5 3 (2.16%) Law
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Retail
6 2 (1.44%) Billing
6 2 (1.44%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (16.55%) Azure DevOps
1 23 (16.55%) Azure Engineer
1 23 (16.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (15.83%) Consultant
3 17 (12.23%) Architect
4 11 (7.91%) Administrator
4 11 (7.91%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Analyst
5 10 (7.19%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (7.19%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Developer
6 9 (6.47%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (6.47%) VMS Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.76%) Senior Support Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Azure Architect
8 6 (4.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.32%) PowerShell Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.32%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) RESTful
2 6 (4.32%) JSON
2 6 (4.32%) SOAP
3 5 (3.60%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.88%) LAMP
4 4 (2.88%) Node.js
4 4 (2.88%) Sass
4 4 (2.88%) Web Services
5 3 (2.16%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.16%) CSS
5 3 (2.16%) CSS3
5 3 (2.16%) HTML
5 3 (2.16%) HTML5
5 3 (2.16%) JMS
5 3 (2.16%) Spring
6 2 (1.44%) Swing
7 1 (0.72%) .NET
7 1 (0.72%) Middleware
7 1 (0.72%) Modernizr
7 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (13.67%) Data Centre
3 18 (12.95%) Replication
4 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.19%) VAX
6 8 (5.76%) Clustering
6 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.60%) EqualLogic
9 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.88%) Private Cloud
10 3 (2.16%) Derivative
10 3 (2.16%) EMC VNX
10 3 (2.16%) HACMP
10 3 (2.16%) LPAR
10 3 (2.16%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.58%) Linux
2 20 (14.39%) Windows
3 11 (7.91%) Unix
4 6 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.60%) CentOS
5 5 (3.60%) OpenVMS
5 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.88%) AIX
6 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.44%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.44%) Solaris
8 2 (1.44%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.72%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.90%) Configuration Management
3 30 (21.58%) DevOps
4 29 (20.86%) Software Deployment
5 23 (16.55%) Use Case
6 20 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.23%) Migration
8 16 (11.51%) Service Management
9 14 (10.07%) Load Balancing
10 12 (8.63%) ITIL
11 11 (7.91%) Open Source
12 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (6.47%) High Availability
13 8 (5.76%) Change Management
14 7 (5.04%) Data Migration
14 7 (5.04%) Time Management
15 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (4.32%) Project Management
15 6 (4.32%) Software Engineering
15 6 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.41%) SQL
2 37 (26.62%) PowerShell
3 34 (24.46%) Python
4 21 (15.11%) Ruby
5 12 (8.63%) DCL
6 9 (6.47%) Java
7 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.60%) PHP
9 4 (2.88%) VBScript
10 3 (2.16%) AWK
10 3 (2.16%) COBOL
10 3 (2.16%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.16%) Perl
10 3 (2.16%) sed
10 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.72%) C#
12 1 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (10.79%) MCSE
5 6 (4.32%) CISSP
6 5 (3.60%) CCNA
6 5 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.88%) MCSA
8 3 (2.16%) Degree
8 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.16%) MCP
8 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.44%) CEH
9 2 (1.44%) CISM
9 2 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.44%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (1.44%) VCAP
9 2 (1.44%) VCP5
9 2 (1.44%) VCP6
10 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 43 (30.94%) Active Directory
2 25 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.95%) Docker
4 14 (10.07%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (9.35%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (8.63%) VMware ESX
7 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (5.04%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (3.60%) iptables
11 4 (2.88%) vSphere
12 3 (2.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (2.16%) Veritas File System
12 3 (2.16%) XenApp
13 2 (1.44%) NFS
14 1 (0.72%) Firmware
14 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (27.34%) Puppet
2 35 (25.18%) SCOM
3 32 (23.02%) SCCM
4 30 (21.58%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (15.83%) Ansible
6 8 (5.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (5.76%) Tivoli
7 6 (4.32%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (4.32%) Grafana
8 4 (2.88%) FreeIPA
8 4 (2.88%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.88%) Nagios
8 4 (2.88%) SCDPM
8 4 (2.88%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.88%) SCSM
8 4 (2.88%) SCVMM
9 3 (2.16%) WMI
10 1 (0.72%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
2 33 (23.74%) VMware
3 21 (15.11%) Dell
4 19 (13.67%) Splunk
5 14 (10.07%) Cisco
6 11 (7.91%) Citrix
7 10 (7.19%) Barracuda Networks
7 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.19%) SAP
8 9 (6.47%) Oracle
9 7 (5.04%) EMC
10 5 (3.60%) NetApp
10 5 (3.60%) Symantec
11 4 (2.88%) HP
11 4 (2.88%) Qualys
11 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.16%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.16%) IBM
12 3 (2.16%) iManage
12 3 (2.16%) Isilon
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