The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 525 509 486
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -23
Contract jobs citing VMS 55 60 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.53% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 50
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£463 £318 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.66% -28.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £220 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £575 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £463
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -27.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £34.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.74% +25.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12217 11412 12130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.38% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6922 6258 5967
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1020 1257
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 -20 50 £463 +45.66% 9
London -2 29 £475 +58.33% 6
West Midlands -3 15 £400 - 1
Coventry -4 9 £400 -
City of London +31 7 £500 +66.66% 2
South East -6 5 £463 +15.62% 1
Berkshire +3 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
Reading +10 1 - - 1
Hampshire -19 1 £475 -
South West -33 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dover - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Brighton - - - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 32 (25.40%) UNIX
2 31 (24.60%) SAP
3 25 (19.84%) Windows
4 24 (19.05%) HP
5 23 (18.25%) Cisco
6 22 (17.46%) Tivoli
6 22 (17.46%) Finance
6 22 (17.46%) VMware
7 21 (16.67%) Firewall
7 21 (16.67%) Linux
8 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.90%) Financial Institution
9 15 (11.90%) Network Security
9 15 (11.90%) Oracle
10 14 (11.11%) IBM
10 14 (11.11%) CISSP
10 14 (11.11%) SAN
10 14 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 14 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
10 14 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 14 (11.11%) CISM
10 14 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (11.11%) SIEM
10 14 (11.11%) SABSA
11 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (10.32%) Backup Exec
11 13 (10.32%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (10.32%) Veritas
11 13 (10.32%) Solaris

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Office
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (9.52%) SAP SD
2 5 (3.97%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.97%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (3.97%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.67%) Firewall
2 15 (11.90%) Network Security
3 14 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (11.11%) SAN
4 10 (7.94%) NAS
5 9 (7.14%) Internet
5 9 (7.14%) LAN
5 9 (7.14%) WAN
5 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.35%) DNS
6 8 (6.35%) DHCP
6 8 (6.35%) SS7
6 8 (6.35%) INAP
7 6 (4.76%) VPN
8 3 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.59%) Wireless
9 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.59%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.59%) MPLS
10 1 (0.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) DB2
2 9 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (7.14%) SAP BW
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.76%) SAP BI
5 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.79%) LSMW
3 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 22 (17.46%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Financial Institution
3 9 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.56%) Automotive
6 5 (3.97%) Banking
6 5 (3.97%) Marketing
7 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Publishing
9 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (23.81%) Architect
2 26 (20.63%) Analyst
3 18 (14.29%) Consultant
4 14 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 13 (10.32%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (10.32%) SAP Architect
6 12 (9.52%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.94%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (6.35%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) SAP SD Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) Oracle DBA
11 5 (3.97%) Security Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) DBA
11 5 (3.97%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) IT Support
12 4 (3.17%) UNIX Engineer
12 4 (3.17%) Senior Security Analyst
12 4 (3.17%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) XML
2 8 (6.35%) WAP
3 4 (3.17%) JDBC
3 4 (3.17%) jQuery
3 4 (3.17%) RESTful
4 3 (2.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.79%) HTML5
5 1 (0.79%) CSS3
5 1 (0.79%) WebKit
5 1 (0.79%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.79%) Sass
5 1 (0.79%) Underscore.js
5 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) DOM
5 1 (0.79%) XSLT
5 1 (0.79%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) AS400
1 9 (7.14%) VAX
2 8 (6.35%) SecurID
2 8 (6.35%) Hedge funds
2 8 (6.35%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.76%) Replication
3 6 (4.76%) Clustering
4 5 (3.97%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.38%) iPhone
6 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) GIS
7 1 (0.79%) Tandem
7 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.40%) UNIX
2 25 (19.84%) Windows
3 21 (16.67%) Linux
4 13 (10.32%) Solaris
5 11 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (7.14%) AIX
7 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.97%) HPUX
9 5 (3.97%) OpenVMS
10 3 (2.38%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.38%) Android
11 1 (0.79%) CentOS
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.11%) Configuration Management
1 14 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
1 14 (11.11%) TOGAF
1 14 (11.11%) SIEM
1 14 (11.11%) SABSA
2 13 (10.32%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (7.94%) Change Management
3 10 (7.94%) E-business
3 10 (7.94%) Procure-to-pay
4 9 (7.14%) Project Management
4 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (5.56%) CRM
5 7 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.56%) Fault Management
6 6 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (4.76%) Product Management
6 6 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.76%) Logistics
6 6 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.97%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.73%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) ABAP
2 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.97%) DCL
3 5 (3.97%) Perl
3 5 (3.97%) C
4 4 (3.17%) Java
4 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.17%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Pascal
5 1 (0.79%) C++
5 1 (0.79%) Delphi
5 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) CISSP
1 14 (11.11%) CISM
2 5 (3.97%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) OCP
2 5 (3.97%) OCA
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.59%) VCDX
5 2 (1.59%) VCAP
5 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.59%) CCIE
5 2 (1.59%) CCNP
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) QA
2 9 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.59%) RHEV
5 2 (1.59%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (17.46%) Tivoli
2 13 (10.32%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.94%) Control-M
4 8 (6.35%) NetBackup
4 8 (6.35%) OpenView
4 8 (6.35%) Legato
4 8 (6.35%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (6.35%) Netcool
4 8 (6.35%) BMC PATROL
4 8 (6.35%) HP SIM
5 5 (3.97%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) SAP
2 24 (19.05%) HP
3 23 (18.25%) Cisco
4 22 (17.46%) VMware
5 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.90%) Oracle
7 14 (11.11%) IBM
8 13 (10.32%) Veritas
9 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.35%) Citrix
9 8 (6.35%) Remedy
9 8 (6.35%) Wall Street Systems
9 8 (6.35%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (4.76%) F5
11 5 (3.97%) McAfee
11 5 (3.97%) EMC
11 5 (3.97%) Sun
11 5 (3.97%) Symantec
12 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.17%) Gemalto
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