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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 541 538 519
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing VMS 71 48 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.40% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 49
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£325 £270 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £270 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -36.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.14%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 +14 68 £325 +20.37% 11
London +20 31 £325 +20.37% 5
South East +12 14 £450 +33.33% 4
Berkshire +17 12 £400 +23.07% 2
City of London +27 7 £313 +22.54% 1
West Midlands -12 7 £450 -
South West -40 6 £350 - 1
Reading +15 3 £450 +38.46%
North West -9 2 £163 -37.50%
West Sussex +3 1 - -
East of England -20 1 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Dover - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 43 (37.39%) UNIX
2 31 (26.96%) Linux
2 31 (26.96%) VMware
3 28 (24.35%) Windows
4 24 (20.87%) SAN
5 21 (18.26%) SAP
6 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
7 17 (14.78%) Oracle
8 16 (13.91%) Microsoft
8 16 (13.91%) HP
8 16 (13.91%) Finance
8 16 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (12.17%) Configuration Management
9 14 (12.17%) SQL
9 14 (12.17%) Backup Exec
9 14 (12.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (11.30%) Solaris
10 13 (11.30%) DNS
10 13 (11.30%) Control-M
11 12 (10.43%) Shell Script
11 12 (10.43%) IBM
11 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
12 11 (9.57%) LDAP
13 10 (8.70%) SLA
13 10 (8.70%) JavaScript
13 10 (8.70%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (8.70%) Tivoli
13 10 (8.70%) Remedy
13 10 (8.70%) Red Hat

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 6 (5.22%) Apache
2 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.74%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.74%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.74%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.87%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.87%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) SaaS
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) PaaS
2 2 (1.74%) Route 53
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.87%) SAN
2 13 (11.30%) DNS
3 11 (9.57%) LDAP
4 9 (7.83%) LTE
4 9 (7.83%) ISUP
4 9 (7.83%) INAP
4 9 (7.83%) 3G
5 8 (6.96%) Firewall
6 7 (6.09%) NAS
6 7 (6.09%) LAN
6 7 (6.09%) WAN
7 6 (5.22%) DHCP
7 6 (5.22%) Kerberos
7 6 (5.22%) VPN
8 5 (4.35%) SSH
8 5 (4.35%) HTTPS
9 4 (3.48%) SMS
10 3 (2.61%) PuTTY
10 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.83%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.35%) SAP BW
4 5 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.61%) JasperReports
5 3 (2.61%) Ingres
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.74%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.61%) PHPUnit
3 2 (1.74%) Ant
3 2 (1.74%) Maven
3 2 (1.74%) Selenium
3 2 (1.74%) Hudson
4 1 (0.87%) YourKit
4 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.87%) JIRA
4 1 (0.87%) LSMW
4 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (13.91%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.83%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.09%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.22%) Automotive
5 5 (4.35%) Marketing
5 5 (4.35%) Banking
6 4 (3.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.87%) French Language
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Analyst
2 17 (14.78%) Architect
3 15 (13.04%) Consultant
4 10 (8.70%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (6.09%) SAP Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) IT Support
8 5 (4.35%) DBA
8 5 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (4.35%) SAP SD Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) JDBC
2 8 (6.96%) HTML
3 6 (5.22%) CSS
4 5 (4.35%) jQuery
5 4 (3.48%) Web Services
5 4 (3.48%) RESTful
5 4 (3.48%) HTML5
5 4 (3.48%) Laravel
6 3 (2.61%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.61%) DAO
6 3 (2.61%) CGI
7 2 (1.74%) XML
7 2 (1.74%) DOM
7 2 (1.74%) Underscore.js
7 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.74%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.74%) WebKit
7 2 (1.74%) CSS3
7 2 (1.74%) Sass
8 1 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
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%) Mainframe
5 6 (5.22%) Clustering
5 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.35%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.61%) Replication
7 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.61%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.74%) Tandem
8 2 (1.74%) User Experience
9 1 (0.87%) Open Source
9 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.87%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.87%) GIS
9 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.39%) UNIX
2 31 (26.96%) Linux
3 28 (24.35%) Windows
4 14 (12.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (11.30%) Solaris
6 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.35%) OpenVMS
10 4 (3.48%) AIX
11 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.61%) CentOS
11 3 (2.61%) Android
11 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.74%) zOS
13 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.87%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.17%) Configuration Management
2 7 (6.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (6.09%) Software Engineering
2 7 (6.09%) Migration
3 6 (5.22%) Project Management
3 6 (5.22%) Validation
3 6 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (5.22%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (5.22%) DevOps
4 5 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 5 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
4 5 (4.35%) Test Automation
4 5 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.35%) OO
5 4 (3.48%) CRM
5 4 (3.48%) SOA
5 4 (3.48%) Business Continuity
5 4 (3.48%) Change Management
5 4 (3.48%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.17%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) Shell Script
3 10 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.96%) Java
5 6 (5.22%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.35%) DCL
6 5 (4.35%) Korn
6 5 (4.35%) PHP
7 4 (3.48%) Python
7 4 (3.48%) Perl
7 4 (3.48%) ABAP
8 2 (1.74%) C
8 2 (1.74%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (1.74%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.87%) Pascal
9 1 (0.87%) C#
9 1 (0.87%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 8 (6.96%) Degree
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.61%) MCSE
5 2 (1.74%) CISSP
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.74%) CCIE
5 2 (1.74%) CCNP
5 2 (1.74%) CISM
5 2 (1.74%) VCDX
5 2 (1.74%) VCAP
6 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) SLA
2 8 (6.96%) QA
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.22%) RHEV
4 5 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (4.35%) NFS
5 3 (2.61%) vSphere
6 2 (1.74%) Xen
6 2 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.87%) XenApp
7 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.87%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) Backup Exec
2 13 (11.30%) Control-M
3 10 (8.70%) BMC PATROL
3 10 (8.70%) Tivoli
4 9 (7.83%) NetBackup
4 9 (7.83%) OpenView
5 8 (6.96%) Tivoli NetView
5 8 (6.96%) Netcool
5 8 (6.96%) Legato
5 8 (6.96%) HP SIM
6 7 (6.09%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (4.35%) Puppet
8 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.74%) SCCM
8 2 (1.74%) SCOM
8 2 (1.74%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.74%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.87%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.87%) Foglight
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) VMware
2 21 (18.26%) SAP
3 17 (14.78%) Oracle
4 16 (13.91%) Microsoft
4 16 (13.91%) HP
5 12 (10.43%) IBM
6 10 (8.70%) Remedy
6 10 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.83%) TIBCO
8 8 (6.96%) Veritas
8 8 (6.96%) Wall Street Systems
9 7 (6.09%) NetApp
9 7 (6.09%) Citrix
9 7 (6.09%) McAfee
10 6 (5.22%) Cisco
11 5 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 5 (4.35%) Symantec
12 4 (3.48%) Ericsson
13 3 (2.61%) ZTE
13 3 (2.61%) Huawei
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