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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 492 508 447
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -61
Contract jobs citing VMS 85 53 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 0.48% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 26 46
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£400 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £24.00 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £24.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%

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
11474 10943 10136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.48% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6045 5373
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 997 1106
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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 +2 80 £400 +6.66% 15
South East 0 24 £440 - 1
North West +13 23 £325 +44.44% 3
Hampshire -4 15 £440 - 1
London -9 14 £413 +5.16% 9
West Midlands 0 8 £463 +54.16%
Lancashire - 8 £440 - 2
Manchester - 8 £325 - 1
East of England +3 7 £413 +65.00%
City of London +13 6 £428 +8.22% 3
Chorley - 6 £440 - 2
Berkshire +4 5 £650 -
Reading +11 4 - -
Essex - 4 £313 -
Surrey - 2 - -
South West -29 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Slough - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 71 (48.97%) Windows
2 67 (46.21%) Linux
3 63 (43.45%) VMware
4 50 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (32.41%) UNIX
6 32 (22.07%) vSphere
7 30 (20.69%) HP
8 29 (20.00%) SAN
8 29 (20.00%) Migration
9 28 (19.31%) Security Cleared
10 27 (18.62%) SC Cleared
10 27 (18.62%) Finance
10 27 (18.62%) SQL
11 26 (17.93%) Active Directory
12 25 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (15.86%) CheckPoint
13 23 (15.86%) Oracle
14 22 (15.17%) Red Hat
15 21 (14.48%) Cisco
16 19 (13.10%) Java
17 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
17 18 (12.41%) HTML
17 18 (12.41%) DNS
18 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
19 16 (11.03%) SAP
20 15 (10.34%) CSS
20 15 (10.34%) Shell Script
20 15 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
21 13 (8.97%) Relational Database
21 13 (8.97%) RDBMS

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 10 (6.90%) Apache
2 6 (4.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.45%) Lync
4 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.07%) JBoss
6 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Office
2 2 (1.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.38%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.69%) assyst
3 1 (0.69%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) SaaS
2 3 (2.07%) PaaS
3 2 (1.38%) Route 53
3 2 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.38%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.69%) Taleo
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.00%) SAN
2 18 (12.41%) DNS
3 11 (7.59%) LDAP
4 10 (6.90%) 3G
4 10 (6.90%) ISUP
4 10 (6.90%) INAP
4 10 (6.90%) LTE
5 8 (5.52%) NAS
6 7 (4.83%) SSH
6 7 (4.83%) HTTPS
7 5 (3.45%) Kerberos
7 5 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.45%) PuTTY
8 4 (2.76%) SMS
8 4 (2.76%) DHCP
9 3 (2.07%) DVB
9 3 (2.07%) VLAN
10 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.69%) MVNO
10 1 (0.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) RDBMS
1 13 (8.97%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.83%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.45%) JasperReports
4 5 (3.45%) Ingres
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.76%) SQLPlus
6 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.69%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.69%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (4.83%) Oracle APEX
1 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.14%) Maven
3 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.45%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.76%) Grunt
4 4 (2.76%) Subversion
5 3 (2.07%) Toad
5 3 (2.07%) Ant
5 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.38%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.38%) YourKit
6 2 (1.38%) Hudson
6 2 (1.38%) Selenium
7 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 27 (18.62%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.14%) Automotive
5 5 (3.45%) Banking
5 5 (3.45%) Retail
6 3 (2.07%) Games
7 2 (1.38%) Billing
7 2 (1.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (13.10%) Cloud Engineer
3 18 (12.41%) Developer
4 17 (11.72%) Architect
5 12 (8.28%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (7.59%) Consultant
6 11 (7.59%) Administrator
7 10 (6.90%) Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (4.83%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.45%) Systems Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.76%) Applications Developer
11 4 (2.76%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.41%) HTML
2 15 (10.34%) CSS
3 12 (8.28%) Web Services
4 9 (6.21%) EDI
4 9 (6.21%) Hibernate
5 8 (5.52%) jQuery
5 8 (5.52%) HTML5
5 8 (5.52%) JDBC
6 7 (4.83%) XML
7 6 (4.14%) .NET
7 6 (4.14%) JSON
7 6 (4.14%) Middleware
7 6 (4.14%) Laravel
7 6 (4.14%) Backbone.js
7 6 (4.14%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.45%) DAO
8 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.45%) CGI
9 4 (2.76%) XHTML
9 4 (2.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Clustering
2 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.14%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.76%) W3C
5 4 (2.76%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.07%) Interactive TV
6 3 (2.07%) PKI
6 3 (2.07%) Celerra
6 3 (2.07%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) SecurID
8 1 (0.69%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 71 (48.97%) Windows
2 67 (46.21%) Linux
3 47 (32.41%) UNIX
4 25 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (8.97%) Solaris
7 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (6.90%) CentOS
8 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.52%) AIX
10 6 (4.14%) HPUX
11 4 (2.76%) OpenVMS
11 4 (2.76%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.38%) zOS
13 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.00%) Migration
2 12 (8.28%) Configuration Management
3 11 (7.59%) OO
4 10 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (6.90%) Validation
5 8 (5.52%) MVC
5 8 (5.52%) Unit Testing
6 5 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.45%) Change Control
6 5 (3.45%) ITIL
6 5 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.76%) RAD
7 4 (2.76%) Business Continuity
7 4 (2.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (2.76%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.07%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (2.07%) Database Tuning
8 3 (2.07%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.62%) SQL
2 19 (13.10%) Java
3 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.21%) PHP
5 9 (6.21%) PL/SQL
5 9 (6.21%) C
6 7 (4.83%) C#
6 7 (4.83%) Perl
6 7 (4.83%) Korn
6 7 (4.83%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.07%) C++
8 2 (1.38%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (1.38%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) XPath
9 1 (0.69%) VB
9 1 (0.69%) Python
9 1 (0.69%) Ada
Qualifications
1 28 (19.31%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.52%) Degree
5 3 (2.07%) MCSE
6 2 (1.38%) MCITP
7 1 (0.69%) CISSP
7 1 (0.69%) CISM
7 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.69%) MCTS
7 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (22.07%) vSphere
3 26 (17.93%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.83%) NFS
4 7 (4.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (4.14%) XenApp
6 5 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.76%) RHEV
7 4 (2.76%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.07%) XenServer
8 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.38%) vCloud
9 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.38%) Xen
10 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.69%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.69%) Docker
10 1 (0.69%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) Puppet
2 3 (2.07%) Control-M
2 3 (2.07%) SCOM
2 3 (2.07%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.38%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.38%) WSUS
3 2 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.38%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.38%) OpenView
3 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.38%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.38%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool
4 1 (0.69%) Foglight
4 1 (0.69%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 63 (43.45%) VMware
2 30 (20.69%) HP
3 23 (15.86%) Oracle
3 23 (15.86%) CheckPoint
4 22 (15.17%) Red Hat
5 21 (14.48%) Cisco
6 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
7 16 (11.03%) SAP
8 12 (8.28%) NetApp
9 10 (6.90%) TIBCO
10 9 (6.21%) Citrix
11 5 (3.45%) EMC
11 5 (3.45%) BMC
11 5 (3.45%) Remedy
11 5 (3.45%) Brocade
11 5 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 5 (3.45%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.76%) Ericsson
12 4 (2.76%) IBM
13 3 (2.07%) Dell
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