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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 601 602 596
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing VMS 23 44 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.079% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 34
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £255 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £535 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-20.88% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.75%

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
10531 11907 13134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 21.51% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6587 7012 7780
Median daily rate £388 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 978 1140
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.59 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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
Top 23 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 4 December 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 -11 22 £425 - 10
London -11 11 £475 +11.76% 5
South East +13 5 £525 +10.52% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £353 -
West Sussex +13 2 £525 +5.00%
Halifax - 2 £356 -
Sheffield - 2 £340 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £340 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £356 -
Surrey +8 1 - -
Staines -7 1 - -
West Midlands -8 1 - -
City of London -8 1 £188 -58.33% 3
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Worthing - 1 £500 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Skipton - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 25 (29.76%) VMware
2 24 (28.57%) Linux
3 22 (26.19%) Windows
4 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.24%) DNS
6 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 16 (19.05%) Migration
6 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 16 (19.05%) Open Source
7 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 14 (16.67%) SQL
8 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
9 12 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (14.29%) Puppet
9 12 (14.29%) Finance
9 12 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 11 (13.10%) Ansible
10 11 (13.10%) Replication
10 11 (13.10%) Red Hat
11 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 10 (11.90%) ITIL
11 10 (11.90%) Python
11 10 (11.90%) LDAP
12 9 (10.71%) MS Excel
12 9 (10.71%) SAP
13 8 (9.52%) Change Management

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 6 (7.14%) Apache
2 3 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.19%) JBoss
3 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) MS Project
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.95%) IaaS
4 4 (4.76%) PaaS
5 3 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) DNS
2 10 (11.90%) LDAP
3 7 (8.33%) DHCP
4 6 (7.14%) VPN
5 5 (5.95%) SAN
6 3 (3.57%) NAS
6 3 (3.57%) Network Security
7 2 (2.38%) Firewall
7 2 (2.38%) LAN
7 2 (2.38%) MPLS
7 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.38%) VLAN
7 2 (2.38%) WAN
8 1 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) MySQL
3 3 (3.57%) InfluxDB
3 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.38%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.14%) Capybara
2 6 (7.14%) Selenium
2 6 (7.14%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.76%) JUnit
3 4 (4.76%) TestNG
4 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.19%) Maven
6 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.19%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
4 2 (2.38%) Law
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (30.95%) Consultant
2 11 (13.10%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Administrator
4 7 (8.33%) Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.95%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Python Developer
7 4 (4.76%) SAP SD Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) Node.js
1 7 (8.33%) RESTful
2 6 (7.14%) CSS
2 6 (7.14%) CSS3
2 6 (7.14%) HTML
2 6 (7.14%) HTML5
2 6 (7.14%) Sass
3 5 (5.95%) Web Services
4 4 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (4.76%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.76%) JMS
4 4 (4.76%) LAMP
5 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.57%) JSON
5 3 (3.57%) SOAP
6 2 (2.38%) jQuery
6 2 (2.38%) Modernizr
6 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.19%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Replication
2 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.95%) PKI
5 4 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) Clustering
7 2 (2.38%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.38%) Symmetrix
7 2 (2.38%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) Fintech
8 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.57%) Linux
2 22 (26.19%) Windows
3 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.14%) SUSE
5 6 (7.14%) Unix
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.95%) CentOS
7 4 (4.76%) Solaris
7 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.38%) AIX
8 2 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.05%) Migration
2 16 (19.05%) Open Source
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL
4 8 (9.52%) Change Management
4 8 (9.52%) DevOps
4 8 (9.52%) High Availability
5 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.33%) Project Management
6 6 (7.14%) BDD
6 6 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 6 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.14%) Server Building
6 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.14%) TDD
7 5 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.95%) Front End Development
7 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.95%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) SQL
2 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.90%) Python
4 7 (8.33%) Java
4 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.14%) PHP
6 4 (4.76%) VBScript
7 2 (2.38%) Perl
7 2 (2.38%) Ruby
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) Scala
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.33%) MCP
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.95%) MCTS
5 4 (4.76%) Degree
6 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.38%) MCSA
7 2 (2.38%) MCSE
8 1 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.14%) NFS
4 5 (5.95%) Docker
4 5 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.76%) iptables
5 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.76%) vSphere
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.38%) SRDF
6 2 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.38%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.38%) XenApp
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (14.29%) Puppet
2 11 (13.10%) Ansible
3 7 (8.33%) SCOM
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (7.14%) SCCM
5 4 (4.76%) FreeIPA
5 4 (4.76%) HAProxy
5 4 (4.76%) Nagios
5 4 (4.76%) SCDPM
5 4 (4.76%) SCOrch
5 4 (4.76%) SCSM
5 4 (4.76%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.57%) Grafana
7 2 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.38%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.38%) WMI
8 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (29.76%) VMware
2 11 (13.10%) Red Hat
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.71%) SAP
5 5 (5.95%) EMC
5 5 (5.95%) NetApp
6 4 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle
6 4 (4.76%) SaltStack
6 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.57%) Citrix
7 3 (3.57%) HP
8 2 (2.38%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.38%) CommVault
8 2 (2.38%) IBM
8 2 (2.38%) Isilon
8 2 (2.38%) Sun
8 2 (2.38%) Symantec
8 2 (2.38%) Veritas
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