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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
UK
Rank 562 570 525
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Contract jobs citing VMS 30 55 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 40
Median daily rate £393 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £413 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- +30.35%

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
9432 10689 11562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.08% 21.43% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 6378 6816
Median daily rate £393 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 814 959
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 16 January 2017.

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 25 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -10 27 £375 -14.28% 10
South East +9 8 £443 -1.66% 1
London -21 8 £475 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire - 5 £350 -
West Sussex +6 4 £410 -28.69%
South Yorkshire - 4 £350 -
Sheffield - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £475 +5.55%
South West +19 2 £264 - 1
East of England -2 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £363 -
Dorset - 2 £264 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £363 -
North East - 2 £363 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey +10 1 - -
Milton Keynes +4 1 £475 -
Staines 0 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £410 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Blandford Forum - 1 £263 -
Watford - 1 - -
Skipton - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £600 -
Scotland - 1 £600 -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 21 (32.81%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (21.88%) DNS
4 13 (20.31%) Linux
5 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 12 (18.75%) Migration
5 12 (18.75%) VMware
5 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 11 (17.19%) Replication
6 11 (17.19%) Finance
7 10 (15.63%) ITIL
7 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
8 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (14.06%) SQL
8 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.50%) Unix
9 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 8 (12.50%) DevOps
10 7 (10.94%) Open Source
10 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
11 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
11 6 (9.38%) Puppet
11 6 (9.38%) PaaS
11 6 (9.38%) Build Automation
11 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (9.38%) IaaS
11 6 (9.38%) Opscode Chef

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 3 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) nginx
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.56%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.38%) IaaS
3 6 (9.38%) PaaS
4 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) DNS
2 6 (9.38%) LDAP
2 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.81%) SAN
4 4 (6.25%) DHCP
4 4 (6.25%) LAN
4 4 (6.25%) NAS
4 4 (6.25%) WAN
5 3 (4.69%) Network Security
6 2 (3.13%) Firewall
6 2 (3.13%) IPv4
6 2 (3.13%) MPLS
6 2 (3.13%) VLAN
6 2 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.69%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.13%) Capybara
4 2 (3.13%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) Selenium
4 2 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.13%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.56%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.56%) Gradle
5 1 (1.56%) gulp
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) TestNG
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Consultant
2 8 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.38%) Architect
3 6 (9.38%) Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Administrator
4 5 (7.81%) Unix Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.13%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
1 3 (4.69%) CSS
1 3 (4.69%) HTML
1 3 (4.69%) HTML5
1 3 (4.69%) Node.js
2 2 (3.13%) CSS3
2 2 (3.13%) Sass
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.56%) JMS
3 1 (1.56%) jQuery
3 1 (1.56%) Modernizr
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.56%) RESTEasy
3 1 (1.56%) RESTful
3 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Replication
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.81%) CCTV
3 5 (7.81%) PKI
4 4 (6.25%) SCADA
4 4 (6.25%) Symmetrix
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.13%) Clustering
6 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.50%) Unix
5 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (9.38%) Solaris
6 6 (9.38%) SUSE
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.25%) AIX
7 4 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.56%) MVS
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Migration
2 10 (15.63%) ITIL
3 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.50%) DevOps
5 7 (10.94%) Open Source
6 6 (9.38%) Build Automation
6 6 (9.38%) Change Management
6 6 (9.38%) Project Management
7 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.25%) Analytics
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.69%) Demand Management
9 3 (4.69%) Server Building
9 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.13%) ITSM
10 2 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) Java
2 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.81%) Perl
3 5 (7.81%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.69%) Ruby
5 2 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) Groovy
6 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) MCP
3 5 (7.81%) MCTS
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.25%) Degree
5 3 (4.69%) PMP
6 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.25%) NFS
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (6.25%) SRDF
3 4 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (6.25%) Veritas File System
3 4 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) Docker
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (9.38%) Puppet
2 4 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (3.13%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.56%) CloudForms
4 1 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.56%) SnapVault
4 1 (1.56%) vMotion
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) VMware
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.38%) NetApp
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 6 (9.38%) SAP
4 5 (7.81%) EMC
5 4 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 4 (6.25%) IBM
5 4 (6.25%) Sun
5 4 (6.25%) Veritas
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.56%) BT
8 1 (1.56%) CA
8 1 (1.56%) F5
8 1 (1.56%) Intel
8 1 (1.56%) SunGard
8 1 (1.56%) Symantec
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