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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 506 494 483
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing VMS 70 72 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% 0.65% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 40 29
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£406 £404 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +9.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £323
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -44.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £24.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -44.18%

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
11605 11139 9628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.16% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6688 6038 5075
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 1028 1016
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 29 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 27 February 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 -24 63 £413 +2.23% 7
North West +4 22 £363 +61.11% 1
South East -20 18 £440 +0.57% 4
Hampshire -5 12 £440 -18.13% 1
Lancashire - 9 £440 - 1
West Midlands -10 8 £525 +8.24%
London -39 8 £420 +5.00% 1
Chorley - 6 £440 - 1
South West -18 4 £290 -
Berkshire -3 3 - - 2
Bristol - 3 £290 -
City of London +11 2 £428 -10.00%
East of England +1 1 - - 1
Reading -1 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (50.00%) Windows
2 61 (49.19%) Linux
3 50 (40.32%) VMware
4 41 (33.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (27.42%) UNIX
6 32 (25.81%) vSphere
7 27 (21.77%) Migration
8 26 (20.97%) SQL
8 26 (20.97%) Security Cleared
9 25 (20.16%) SC Cleared
9 25 (20.16%) Finance
10 24 (19.35%) HP
11 22 (17.74%) Cisco
11 22 (17.74%) CheckPoint
12 19 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (14.52%) SAN
13 18 (14.52%) Red Hat
14 17 (13.71%) Active Directory
14 17 (13.71%) Java
14 17 (13.71%) Oracle
14 17 (13.71%) SAP
15 16 (12.90%) HTML
15 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
16 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
16 13 (10.48%) CSS
17 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
17 12 (9.68%) DNS
17 12 (9.68%) Manufacturing
18 11 (8.87%) Web Services
18 11 (8.87%) Solaris

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (7.26%) Apache
2 5 (4.03%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.03%) Lync
2 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.61%) JBoss
4 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) SAP SD
1 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.81%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Taleo
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.52%) SAN
2 12 (9.68%) DNS
3 6 (4.84%) LDAP
3 6 (4.84%) 3G
3 6 (4.84%) ISUP
3 6 (4.84%) INAP
3 6 (4.84%) LTE
4 4 (3.23%) PuTTY
4 4 (3.23%) SSH
4 4 (3.23%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.42%) DHCP
5 3 (2.42%) VLAN
5 3 (2.42%) DVB
5 3 (2.42%) NAS
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.81%) MPLS
7 1 (0.81%) Firewall
7 1 (0.81%) Wireless
7 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) RDBMS
2 10 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.23%) SQLPlus
4 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.23%) JasperReports
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.23%) Ingres
5 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.81%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.81%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.65%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (5.65%) Subversion
2 7 (5.65%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (4.03%) Maven
3 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.23%) Grunt
4 4 (3.23%) PHPUnit
5 3 (2.42%) Toad
5 3 (2.42%) Ant
5 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.61%) YourKit
7 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.81%) JIRA
7 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 25 (20.16%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.45%) Automotive
4 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.42%) Games
6 2 (1.61%) Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (16.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (16.13%) Cloud Engineer
3 16 (12.90%) Developer
4 14 (11.29%) Consultant
4 14 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (11.29%) Administrator
5 13 (10.48%) Architect
6 10 (8.06%) SAP Consultant
7 9 (7.26%) Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.03%) IT Support
9 5 (4.03%) Systems Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.03%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (2.42%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) HTML
2 13 (10.48%) CSS
3 11 (8.87%) Web Services
4 10 (8.06%) XML
4 10 (8.06%) EDI
5 8 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 7 (5.65%) jQuery
6 7 (5.65%) HTML5
7 6 (4.84%) JSON
7 6 (4.84%) .NET
7 6 (4.84%) JDBC
8 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.03%) Middleware
8 5 (4.03%) Backbone.js
8 5 (4.03%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.23%) DAO
9 4 (3.23%) Spring
9 4 (3.23%) JPA
9 4 (3.23%) REST
9 4 (3.23%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Clustering
2 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.23%) W3C
4 4 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.42%) Celerra
5 3 (2.42%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.42%) PKI
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.42%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.81%) SecurID
6 1 (0.81%) VAX
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) Statistics
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 62 (50.00%) Windows
2 61 (49.19%) Linux
3 34 (27.42%) UNIX
4 19 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.87%) CentOS
5 11 (8.87%) Solaris
6 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.03%) AIX
8 5 (4.03%) HPUX
8 5 (4.03%) OpenVMS
9 4 (3.23%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.42%) Debian
10 3 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.61%) zOS
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.77%) Migration
2 10 (8.06%) Configuration Management
2 10 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.45%) OO
3 8 (6.45%) Unit Testing
4 7 (5.65%) MVC
5 6 (4.84%) Validation
6 5 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.23%) ITIL
7 4 (3.23%) RAD
7 4 (3.23%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.23%) Change Control
8 3 (2.42%) Database Tuning
8 3 (2.42%) Web Development
8 3 (2.42%) Scrum
8 3 (2.42%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.42%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (2.42%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) SQL
2 17 (13.71%) Java
3 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.06%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.26%) PHP
5 9 (7.26%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.45%) C
7 7 (5.65%) C#
8 5 (4.03%) Perl
9 4 (3.23%) Korn
9 4 (3.23%) Python
9 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.42%) C++
11 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.81%) VB
12 1 (0.81%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.81%) Dart
12 1 (0.81%) Ada
12 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) Degree
4 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) MCTS
5 1 (0.81%) MCITP
5 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (33.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (25.81%) vSphere
3 17 (13.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.03%) XenApp
5 4 (3.23%) NFS
5 4 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.42%) XenServer
6 3 (2.42%) Xen
7 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.61%) vCloud
8 1 (0.81%) Docker
8 1 (0.81%) LXC
8 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) Puppet
2 3 (2.42%) Bcfg2
2 3 (2.42%) Ganeti
2 3 (2.42%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.61%) Control-M
3 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) OpenView
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.81%) Netcool
Vendors
1 50 (40.32%) VMware
2 24 (19.35%) HP
3 22 (17.74%) Cisco
3 22 (17.74%) CheckPoint
4 18 (14.52%) Red Hat
5 17 (13.71%) Oracle
5 17 (13.71%) SAP
6 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.45%) NetApp
8 7 (5.65%) Citrix
9 6 (4.84%) TIBCO
10 5 (4.03%) BMC
10 5 (4.03%) EMC
10 5 (4.03%) Remedy
11 4 (3.23%) Brocade
11 4 (3.23%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.42%) F5
13 2 (1.61%) Sophos
13 2 (1.61%) Telerik
13 2 (1.61%) Cognos
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