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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 568 597 548
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -49
Contract jobs citing VMS 75 49 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 16
Median daily rate £444 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £165 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £525 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £32.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.46% +106.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.50

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
12206 12231 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.56% 21.48% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7735 7253 6863
Median daily rate £395 £363 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 939 1030
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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 +14 74 £444 +10.93% 14
London +21 35 £450 +5.88% 4
South East +12 26 £394 -1.56% 2
Hampshire +11 10 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire - 7 £225 -
Surrey -2 6 £419 - 1
Slough - 6 £225 -
Staines -1 5 £363 -
West Midlands -28 5 £438 +9.37%
City of London +48 3 £430 -11.79%
Farnborough +4 3 £475 +18.75%
Hounslow - 3 £415 -
West Sussex - 3 £406 - 1
Warwickshire -7 2 £438 -18.22%
Birmingham -11 2 - -
Coventry -15 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £342 -
East of England +17 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 3
South West - 1 £425 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Watford - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 52 (38.81%) SQL
2 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (33.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (30.60%) Active Directory
5 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
5 38 (28.36%) Puppet
6 36 (26.87%) PowerShell
7 34 (25.37%) VMware
8 33 (24.63%) Configuration Management
9 32 (23.88%) SCOM
9 32 (23.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 31 (23.13%) Linux
11 30 (22.39%) Python
11 30 (22.39%) DevOps
11 30 (22.39%) SCCM
11 30 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
12 26 (19.40%) Git (software)
13 25 (18.66%) Software Deployment
14 24 (17.91%) Windows
15 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (16.42%) Azure SQL Database
16 22 (16.42%) Ansible
17 21 (15.67%) Network Security
18 20 (14.93%) Use Case
19 19 (14.18%) IaaS
19 19 (14.18%) Jenkins
19 19 (14.18%) PaaS
19 19 (14.18%) Replication
20 18 (13.43%) Migration

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 15 (11.19%) OpenStack
2 10 (7.46%) Apache
3 6 (4.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.24%) IIS
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.49%) Documentum
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.49%) PegaRULES
5 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.75%) JBoss
6 1 (0.75%) TPMS
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.22%) MS Office
3 6 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (23.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 22 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (14.18%) IaaS
4 19 (14.18%) PaaS
5 4 (2.99%) Office 365
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.67%) Network Security
2 18 (13.43%) DNS
3 14 (10.45%) DHCP
3 14 (10.45%) VPN
4 11 (8.21%) Firewall
5 9 (6.72%) LAN
5 9 (6.72%) SAN
5 9 (6.72%) WAN
6 8 (5.97%) MPLS
6 8 (5.97%) VLAN
7 7 (5.22%) LDAP
8 5 (3.73%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.24%) NAS
9 3 (2.24%) Wireless
10 2 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.49%) VoIP
11 1 (0.75%) Diameter Protocol
11 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.75%) Value-Added Service
11 1 (0.75%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.42%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.72%) OLAP
3 9 (6.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.48%) InfluxDB
5 5 (3.73%) MySQL
5 5 (3.73%) SQLPlus
6 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.75%) IDMS
8 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 26 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.18%) Jenkins
3 16 (11.94%) JIRA
3 16 (11.94%) Maven
3 16 (11.94%) Subversion
4 14 (10.45%) Ant
4 14 (10.45%) Hudson
5 5 (3.73%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.99%) Capybara
6 4 (2.99%) Selenium
7 3 (2.24%) JUnit
7 3 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.24%) TestNG
7 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.49%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.49%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (8.21%) Banking
1 11 (8.21%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Law
2 5 (3.73%) Legal
3 4 (2.99%) French Language
3 4 (2.99%) German Language
3 4 (2.99%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (2.99%) Retail
3 4 (2.99%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.24%) Billing
4 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (18.66%) Consultant
2 20 (14.93%) Azure DevOps
2 20 (14.93%) Azure Engineer
2 20 (14.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (12.69%) Architect
4 13 (9.70%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) Analyst
5 10 (7.46%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (6.72%) Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Administrator
7 8 (5.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.97%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.48%) Azure Architect
9 6 (4.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.48%) PowerShell Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.73%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.72%) RESTful
2 6 (4.48%) JSON
2 6 (4.48%) SOAP
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
3 5 (3.73%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.73%) Node.js
3 5 (3.73%) Sass
4 4 (2.99%) CSS
4 4 (2.99%) CSS3
4 4 (2.99%) HTML
4 4 (2.99%) HTML5
4 4 (2.99%) LAMP
5 3 (2.24%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.24%) JMS
5 3 (2.24%) Spring
6 2 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.49%) jQuery
6 2 (1.49%) Modernizr
6 2 (1.49%) Swing
6 2 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Replication
2 17 (12.69%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.69%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.73%) Clustering
4 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.73%) EqualLogic
5 4 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.99%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.99%) VCE vBlock
6 3 (2.24%) Derivative
7 2 (1.49%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) VAX
7 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.75%) Fintech
8 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.13%) Linux
2 24 (17.91%) Windows
3 9 (6.72%) Unix
4 8 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.73%) CentOS
6 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.99%) OpenVMS
7 4 (2.99%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.49%) Solaris
9 2 (1.49%) SUSE
9 2 (1.49%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.75%) VME
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.63%) Configuration Management
3 30 (22.39%) DevOps
4 25 (18.66%) Software Deployment
5 20 (14.93%) Use Case
6 18 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (13.43%) Migration
7 15 (11.19%) Load Balancing
7 15 (11.19%) Open Source
8 14 (10.45%) ITIL
9 13 (9.70%) Service Management
10 9 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.48%) High Availability
11 6 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.73%) Front End Development
12 5 (3.73%) Release Management
12 5 (3.73%) SDLC
12 5 (3.73%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.81%) SQL
2 36 (26.87%) PowerShell
3 30 (22.39%) Python
4 17 (12.69%) Ruby
5 9 (6.72%) Java
6 5 (3.73%) PHP
6 5 (3.73%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.99%) DCL
7 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.99%) VBScript
8 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.75%) C#
9 1 (0.75%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) COBOL
9 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.45%) MCSE
2 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.48%) CISSP
4 6 (4.48%) MCSA
5 5 (3.73%) CCNA
5 5 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.73%) MCP
6 3 (2.24%) Degree
6 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.49%) CEH
7 2 (1.49%) CISM
7 2 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.49%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.49%) VCAP
7 2 (1.49%) VCP5
7 2 (1.49%) VCP6
8 1 (0.75%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (30.60%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.43%) Docker
4 13 (9.70%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (8.96%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (7.46%) VMware ESX
7 9 (6.72%) Hyper-V
7 9 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (5.97%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (3.73%) iptables
9 5 (3.73%) NFS
9 5 (3.73%) vSphere
9 5 (3.73%) XenApp
10 2 (1.49%) XenServer
11 1 (0.75%) Firmware
11 1 (0.75%) Gluster
11 1 (0.75%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 38 (28.36%) Puppet
2 32 (23.88%) SCOM
3 30 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (22.39%) SCCM
4 22 (16.42%) Ansible
5 8 (5.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (5.97%) Tivoli
6 6 (4.48%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (4.48%) Grafana
7 5 (3.73%) WMI
8 4 (2.99%) FreeIPA
8 4 (2.99%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.99%) Nagios
8 4 (2.99%) SCDPM
8 4 (2.99%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.99%) SCSM
8 4 (2.99%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 34 (25.37%) VMware
3 18 (13.43%) Dell
4 16 (11.94%) Splunk
5 14 (10.45%) Cisco
5 14 (10.45%) Citrix
6 10 (7.46%) Barracuda Networks
6 10 (7.46%) Oracle
7 9 (6.72%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.22%) SAP
9 5 (3.73%) iManage
9 5 (3.73%) NetApp
10 4 (2.99%) EMC
10 4 (2.99%) HP
10 4 (2.99%) Isilon
10 4 (2.99%) Qualys
10 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.24%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.49%) Novell
12 2 (1.49%) Pega
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