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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 531 527 492
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -35
Contract jobs citing VMS 71 56 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.46% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 55
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£330 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £430
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -27.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +54.76%

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
12666 12059 12166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 22.58% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7226 6733 6209
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1024 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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 0 67 £330 +9.91% 13
London +6 35 £325 +8.33% 6
City of London +22 10 £500 +92.30% 1
West Midlands -4 10 £400 -
South East -7 10 £400 +14.28% 1
Berkshire +16 9 £400 +18.51% 1
Coventry -6 6 £400 -
South West -40 4 £325 -15.58% 1
Reading +8 3 £450 +38.46%
North West -1 2 £163 -35.00% 1
West Sussex 0 1 - -
East of England -25 1 - - 3
Cheshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
Bedford - - - - 2
Brighton - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dover - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
County Londonderry - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 38 (33.04%) UNIX
2 28 (24.35%) Windows
3 27 (23.48%) Linux
3 27 (23.48%) VMware
4 24 (20.87%) SAP
5 20 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 20 (17.39%) SAN
6 19 (16.52%) HP
7 17 (14.78%) Oracle
7 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
7 17 (14.78%) Finance
8 14 (12.17%) Backup Exec
8 14 (12.17%) IBM
8 14 (12.17%) Configuration Management
8 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
9 12 (10.43%) Tivoli
9 12 (10.43%) SQL
10 11 (9.57%) DNS
10 11 (9.57%) Control-M
10 11 (9.57%) Shell Script
10 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (8.70%) Red Hat
11 10 (8.70%) Solaris
11 10 (8.70%) AS400
11 10 (8.70%) Financial Institution
11 10 (8.70%) Firewall
12 9 (7.83%) VAX
12 9 (7.83%) SLA

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 4 (3.48%) Apache
2 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (7.83%) SAP SD
2 4 (3.48%) SAP FI
2 4 (3.48%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (3.48%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.87%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.87%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
1 2 (1.74%) PaaS
1 2 (1.74%) Route 53
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.39%) SAN
2 11 (9.57%) DNS
3 10 (8.70%) Firewall
4 9 (7.83%) INAP
5 8 (6.96%) LDAP
6 7 (6.09%) LAN
6 7 (6.09%) WAN
6 7 (6.09%) NAS
7 6 (5.22%) LTE
7 6 (5.22%) DHCP
7 6 (5.22%) Kerberos
7 6 (5.22%) VPN
7 6 (5.22%) 3G
7 6 (5.22%) ISUP
8 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.48%) Network Security
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.61%) SSH
10 3 (2.61%) SMS
10 3 (2.61%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.09%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.35%) SAP BW
4 5 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.61%) DB2
6 2 (1.74%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.87%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.87%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.74%) Hudson
2 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.74%) Selenium
3 1 (0.87%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.87%) LSMW
3 1 (0.87%) Maven
General
1 17 (14.78%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Financial Institution
3 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.22%) Automotive
4 6 (5.22%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.22%) Banking
5 5 (4.35%) Marketing
6 3 (2.61%) Retail
6 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Front Office
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (20.00%) Analyst
2 18 (15.65%) Architect
3 15 (13.04%) Consultant
4 9 (7.83%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (7.83%) SAP Architect
5 8 (6.96%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.96%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (6.96%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) DBA
8 5 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (4.35%) SAP SD Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) IT Support
8 5 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) JDBC
2 5 (4.35%) jQuery
3 4 (3.48%) RESTful
4 3 (2.61%) HTML
4 3 (2.61%) CSS
4 3 (2.61%) WAP
5 2 (1.74%) HTML5
5 2 (1.74%) CSS3
5 2 (1.74%) Laravel
5 2 (1.74%) WebKit
5 2 (1.74%) Backbone.js
5 2 (1.74%) Sass
5 2 (1.74%) Underscore.js
5 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.74%) XML
5 2 (1.74%) DOM
6 1 (0.87%) EDI
6 1 (0.87%) CGI
6 1 (0.87%) Middleware
6 1 (0.87%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) AS400
2 9 (7.83%) VAX
3 8 (6.96%) SecurID
3 8 (6.96%) Hedge funds
4 7 (6.09%) Blackberry
4 7 (6.09%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.48%) Clustering
6 3 (2.61%) Replication
6 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.74%) iPhone
7 2 (1.74%) Tandem
8 1 (0.87%) GIS
8 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.87%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.87%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.04%) UNIX
2 28 (24.35%) Windows
3 27 (23.48%) Linux
4 12 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (8.70%) Solaris
7 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.22%) AIX
9 5 (4.35%) OpenVMS
10 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.61%) Android
10 3 (2.61%) CentOS
10 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.87%) zOS
12 1 (0.87%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.17%) Configuration Management
2 7 (6.09%) Change Management
2 7 (6.09%) Software Engineering
2 7 (6.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (6.09%) Procure-to-pay
3 6 (5.22%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (5.22%) Project Management
4 5 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.35%) Migration
4 5 (4.35%) DevOps
5 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.48%) ETRM
5 4 (3.48%) Test Automation
5 4 (3.48%) Product Management
5 4 (3.48%) Logistics
5 4 (3.48%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (3.48%) Validation
5 4 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.48%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.43%) SQL
2 11 (9.57%) Shell Script
3 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.35%) DCL
5 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.48%) ABAP
5 4 (3.48%) Python
6 3 (2.61%) C
6 3 (2.61%) Korn
6 3 (2.61%) Java
6 3 (2.61%) PHP
7 2 (1.74%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (1.74%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.87%) Delphi
8 1 (0.87%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) Degree
2 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.48%) CISM
4 4 (3.48%) CISSP
5 3 (2.61%) MCSE
5 3 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.74%) CCIE
6 2 (1.74%) CCNP
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.74%) VCDX
6 2 (1.74%) VCAP
7 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) SLA
2 8 (6.96%) QA
System Software
1 20 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.22%) RHEV
4 3 (2.61%) NFS
4 3 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (2.61%) vSphere
5 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.74%) Xen
6 1 (0.87%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.87%) XenApp
6 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) Backup Exec
2 12 (10.43%) Tivoli
3 11 (9.57%) Control-M
4 9 (7.83%) OpenView
5 8 (6.96%) Legato
5 8 (6.96%) Tivoli NetView
5 8 (6.96%) Netcool
5 8 (6.96%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (6.96%) NetBackup
5 8 (6.96%) HP SIM
6 7 (6.09%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.61%) Puppet
8 2 (1.74%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.74%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.74%) SCCM
8 2 (1.74%) SCOM
8 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.87%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (23.48%) VMware
2 24 (20.87%) SAP
3 19 (16.52%) HP
4 17 (14.78%) Oracle
4 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.17%) IBM
6 10 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.96%) Veritas
7 8 (6.96%) Remedy
7 8 (6.96%) Wall Street Systems
7 8 (6.96%) Cisco
8 7 (6.09%) Citrix
8 7 (6.09%) McAfee
9 6 (5.22%) TIBCO
10 5 (4.35%) Symantec
10 5 (4.35%) NetApp
10 5 (4.35%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (3.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (2.61%) Gemalto
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 26 days ago