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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 569 520 530
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +10
Contract jobs citing VMS 57 85 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 38
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £185 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%

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
11012 11517 10958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.36% 22.51% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6680 6677 5921
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 767 908 1005
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.16 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 56 £450 +12.50% 13
South East +10 21 £438 -0.56% 5
London +11 18 £500 +23.07% 4
North West -26 8 £460 +41.53% 2
Chorley +1 7 £460 +4.54% 1
Surrey -1 7 £431 -
Lancashire -5 7 £460 +4.54% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £450 +55.17%
City of London +47 4 £425 -0.58% 1
East of England -3 4 - -
Essex -6 4 - -
Middlesex - 4 £425 -
Staines - 4 £450 -
Milton Keynes +6 3 £338 +16.37%
Brentwood +2 3 - -
West Sussex +7 2 £575 +43.75% 3
Hampshire +1 2 £416 -5.39%
Bristol +2 1 - -
South West 0 1 - -
Midlands -2 1 - -
West Midlands -23 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Chichester - 1 £650 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 - -
Havant - 1 £413 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 46 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 38 (43.18%) Microsoft
3 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.09%) DevOps
4 28 (31.82%) SQL
4 28 (31.82%) Windows
5 27 (30.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (30.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (29.55%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (29.55%) Ansible
6 26 (29.55%) Puppet
7 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
7 25 (28.41%) Docker
8 24 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 24 (27.27%) SCCM
9 23 (26.14%) SCOM
9 23 (26.14%) Python
10 22 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (25.00%) Splunk
10 22 (25.00%) OpenStack
11 20 (22.73%) Software Deployment
11 20 (22.73%) Subversion
11 20 (22.73%) Ruby
11 20 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (21.59%) Jenkins
12 19 (21.59%) Maven
12 19 (21.59%) JIRA
12 19 (21.59%) Hudson
12 19 (21.59%) Ant

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 22 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) Jetty
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.68%) MS Office
2 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.27%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.27%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.27%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.68%) Azure Active Directory
1 27 (30.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.55%) Office 365
4 3 (3.41%) GitHub
4 3 (3.41%) IaaS
4 3 (3.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) Firewall
2 6 (6.82%) DHCP
2 6 (6.82%) DNS
2 6 (6.82%) LAN
2 6 (6.82%) WAN
3 5 (5.68%) VoIP
3 5 (5.68%) Wireless
4 4 (4.55%) BIG-IP
4 4 (4.55%) SAN
4 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.41%) Broadband
5 3 (3.41%) DECT
5 3 (3.41%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.41%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.41%) LDAP
5 3 (3.41%) VPN
5 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.27%) Internet
6 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
2 20 (22.73%) Subversion
3 19 (21.59%) Ant
3 19 (21.59%) Hudson
3 19 (21.59%) Jenkins
3 19 (21.59%) JIRA
3 19 (21.59%) Maven
4 3 (3.41%) GitLab
4 3 (3.41%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.68%) Automotive
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
1 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Advertising
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Azure Engineer
3 16 (18.18%) Analyst
4 15 (17.05%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Architect
6 10 (11.36%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) Developer
8 7 (7.95%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.82%) VMS Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Consultant
10 5 (5.68%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (4.55%) SAP Architect
11 4 (4.55%) SAP Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) Web Services
2 4 (4.55%) Middleware
3 3 (3.41%) OAuth
3 3 (3.41%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.14%) LAMP
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.14%) Spring
4 1 (1.14%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (15.91%) Management Information System
3 13 (14.77%) VAX
4 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
5 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.55%) Clustering
6 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.41%) BYOD
7 3 (3.41%) HACMP
7 3 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.41%) LPAR
7 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.27%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Unix
3 15 (17.05%) AIX
4 11 (12.50%) Linux
5 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.55%) CentOS
7 3 (3.41%) Android
7 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.27%) OpenVMS
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.14%) Solaris
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (34.09%) DevOps
2 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (22.73%) Software Deployment
4 18 (20.45%) Configuration Management
4 18 (20.45%) Service Management
5 16 (18.18%) Use Case
6 8 (9.09%) Change Management
6 8 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 7 (7.95%) Time Management
8 6 (6.82%) Information Security
8 6 (6.82%) Migration
9 5 (5.68%) SOA
9 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.55%) High Availability
10 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) SQL
2 24 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 23 (26.14%) Python
4 20 (22.73%) Ruby
5 14 (15.91%) DCL
6 6 (6.82%) Perl
7 5 (5.68%) COBOL
8 3 (3.41%) AWK
8 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.41%) Groovy
8 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.41%) sed
8 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) ABAP
10 1 (1.14%) AspectJ
10 1 (1.14%) Fortran
10 1 (1.14%) Java
10 1 (1.14%) PHP
10 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) CISM
1 14 (15.91%) CISSP
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.50%) MCSE
3 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) MCSA
5 3 (3.41%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 46 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.41%) Docker
3 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.55%) vSphere
5 3 (3.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (3.41%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.14%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (29.55%) Ansible
1 26 (29.55%) Opscode Chef
1 26 (29.55%) Puppet
2 24 (27.27%) SCCM
3 23 (26.14%) SCOM
4 4 (4.55%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Intune
6 2 (2.27%) Control-M
7 1 (1.14%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.14%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (1.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.00%) Splunk
3 17 (19.32%) Dell
4 14 (15.91%) VMware
5 12 (13.64%) Cyber-Ark
5 12 (13.64%) HP
6 11 (12.50%) SAP
7 10 (11.36%) CheckPoint
8 8 (9.09%) Cisco
8 8 (9.09%) Symantec
9 4 (4.55%) EMC
9 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.55%) SafeCom
10 3 (3.41%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.41%) Apple
10 3 (3.41%) F5
10 3 (3.41%) IBM
10 3 (3.41%) Veritas
11 1 (1.14%) Citrix
11 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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