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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 613 619 578
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -41
Contract jobs citing VMS 44 42 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 27
Median daily rate £451 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.67% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.62% +21.21%
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
11271 12097 12627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.06% 21.14% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7078 7187 7343
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 £198 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 948 1098
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 September 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 28 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 September 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 42 £451 +12.62% 15
London -2 21 £460 +80.39% 9
South East +22 14 £475 +18.75% 5
West Sussex - 9 £526 - 1
Chichester - 8 £526 -
West Midlands -22 3 £376 -5.70%
Yorkshire - 3 £356 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £356 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Edinburgh +17 2 £500 +75.43%
Scotland +11 2 £500 +75.43%
City of London +9 2 £324 -28.05% 5
Birmingham -6 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Halifax - 2 £356 -
Slough - 2 - -
Hampshire +14 1 £475 +18.75%
East of England +4 1 £450 -
Surrey +1 1 £475 -17.39% 3
Farnborough +1 1 £475 +18.75%
Hertfordshire +1 1 £450 -
Shropshire - 1 £376 -
Knebworth - 1 £450 -
Telford - 1 £376 -
Leatherhead - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £263 -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 33 (26.83%) Linux
1 33 (26.83%) VMware
1 33 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.02%) SQL
3 28 (22.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (21.95%) Active Directory
5 24 (19.51%) Windows
5 24 (19.51%) Puppet
6 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (18.70%) PowerShell
7 22 (17.89%) Python
8 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
9 18 (14.63%) DevOps
9 18 (14.63%) Configuration Management
9 18 (14.63%) SCCM
10 17 (13.82%) SCOM
10 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
10 17 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (12.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (12.20%) ITIL
12 15 (12.20%) Migration
12 15 (12.20%) Replication
13 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
13 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
13 14 (11.38%) Open Source
14 13 (10.57%) Ansible
14 13 (10.57%) DNS
14 13 (10.57%) Finance
15 12 (9.76%) Citrix

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 (8.94%) Apache
2 5 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.63%) Documentum
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.63%) PegaRULES
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.69%) MS Office
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (12.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (8.94%) IaaS
5 10 (8.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) DNS
2 11 (8.94%) Network Security
3 10 (8.13%) VPN
4 9 (7.32%) DHCP
4 9 (7.32%) LDAP
4 9 (7.32%) SAN
5 6 (4.88%) Firewall
6 5 (4.07%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.25%) LAN
7 4 (3.25%) MPLS
7 4 (3.25%) VLAN
7 4 (3.25%) WAN
8 2 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.63%) NAS
8 2 (1.63%) Wireless
9 1 (0.81%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.81%) ISUP
9 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.81%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (0.81%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.88%) InfluxDB
4 5 (4.07%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.07%) MySQL
5 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.25%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.63%) OLAP
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.88%) Maven
3 6 (4.88%) Vagrant
4 5 (4.07%) Capybara
4 5 (4.07%) JIRA
4 5 (4.07%) Selenium
5 4 (3.25%) Subversion
5 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.44%) Ant
6 3 (2.44%) Hudson
6 3 (2.44%) JUnit
6 3 (2.44%) TestNG
6 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.81%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.81%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (10.57%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) French Language
3 4 (3.25%) German Language
3 4 (3.25%) Law
3 4 (3.25%) Legal
3 4 (3.25%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (3.25%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.44%) Billing
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (24.39%) Consultant
2 15 (12.20%) Architect
3 13 (10.57%) Developer
4 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Administrator
5 8 (6.50%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (6.50%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Cloud Architect
5 8 (6.50%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.69%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.69%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.07%) SAP SD Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Storage Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) RESTful
2 7 (5.69%) Node.js
3 6 (4.88%) JSON
3 6 (4.88%) Sass
3 6 (4.88%) SOAP
3 6 (4.88%) Web Services
4 5 (4.07%) CSS
4 5 (4.07%) CSS3
4 5 (4.07%) HTML
4 5 (4.07%) HTML5
5 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.25%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.25%) LAMP
6 3 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.44%) JMS
6 3 (2.44%) jQuery
6 3 (2.44%) Modernizr
6 3 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.63%) Spring
7 2 (1.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Replication
2 12 (9.76%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.69%) Clustering
4 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.25%) EMC VNX
5 4 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.25%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.25%) VCE vBlock
6 3 (2.44%) Derivative
7 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.83%) Linux
2 24 (19.51%) Windows
3 9 (7.32%) Unix
3 9 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.07%) CentOS
6 4 (3.25%) SUSE
6 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.44%) Solaris
7 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.63%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.63%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.63%) Configuration Management
2 18 (14.63%) DevOps
3 15 (12.20%) ITIL
3 15 (12.20%) Migration
4 14 (11.38%) Open Source
5 10 (8.13%) Software Deployment
6 9 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (6.50%) High Availability
7 8 (6.50%) Load Balancing
7 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.50%) Use Case
8 7 (5.69%) Scrum
8 7 (5.69%) Server Building
8 7 (5.69%) TDD
9 6 (4.88%) Change Management
9 6 (4.88%) Front End Development
9 6 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.88%) Project Management
9 6 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.02%) SQL
2 23 (18.70%) PowerShell
3 22 (17.89%) Python
4 11 (8.94%) Java
5 8 (6.50%) Ruby
6 7 (5.69%) PHP
7 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.07%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.25%) VBScript
10 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.81%) DCL
11 1 (0.81%) Scala
11 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.32%) MCSE
3 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.07%) CISSP
5 4 (3.25%) CCNA
5 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.25%) MCP
5 4 (3.25%) MCSA
6 3 (2.44%) Degree
6 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.63%) CEH
7 2 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.63%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.81%) CISM
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.81%) VCAP
8 1 (0.81%) VCP5
8 1 (0.81%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) ISO27002
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (6.50%) VMware ESX
6 7 (5.69%) Docker
6 7 (5.69%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (4.88%) vSphere
8 5 (4.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (4.07%) iptables
8 5 (4.07%) NFS
8 5 (4.07%) XenApp
9 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.63%) XenServer
11 1 (0.81%) Gluster
11 1 (0.81%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.81%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 24 (19.51%) Puppet
2 18 (14.63%) SCCM
3 17 (13.82%) SCOM
4 16 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (10.57%) Ansible
6 6 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (4.88%) Grafana
7 4 (3.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (3.25%) FreeIPA
7 4 (3.25%) HAProxy
7 4 (3.25%) Nagios
7 4 (3.25%) SCDPM
7 4 (3.25%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.25%) SCSM
7 4 (3.25%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.25%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.25%) WMI
8 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (26.83%) VMware
2 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.76%) Citrix
4 11 (8.94%) Red Hat
4 11 (8.94%) SAP
5 9 (7.32%) Cisco
6 8 (6.50%) Dell
6 8 (6.50%) Oracle
7 7 (5.69%) NetApp
8 6 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (4.07%) EMC
9 5 (4.07%) EqualLogic
9 5 (4.07%) HP
9 5 (4.07%) Splunk
10 4 (3.25%) iManage
10 4 (3.25%) Isilon
10 4 (3.25%) Qualys
10 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.44%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.44%) SaltStack
South East England
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 daily rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500 - £600 daily rate
Posted: 6 days ago