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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
UK
Rank 555 575 539
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -36
Contract jobs citing VMS 40 53 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.47% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 40
Median daily rate £410 £455 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £421 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £523 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.57%

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
9332 11162 11778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.57% 21.45% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5988 6803 6837
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 742 906
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +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 23 February 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 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 23 February 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 +23 38 £405 -10.98% 8
London +6 11 £388 -20.51% 6
South East +11 7 £443 -1.66%
East of England +7 6 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +14 4 £350 -
West Sussex -3 4 £410 -36.92%
Peterborough - 4 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £450 -
North West +21 3 £530 +15.21% 1
South Yorkshire +5 3 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £475 +5.55%
Lincolnshire - 3 £395 -
Manchester - 3 £530 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £395 -
South West +12 2 £264 -
North East - 2 £363 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £363 -
Dorset - 2 £264 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £363 -
Sheffield - 2 £350 -
Milton Keynes +4 1 £475 +40.74%
Doncaster -2 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Blandford Forum - 1 £263 -
Watford - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £410 -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £600 -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 22 (33.85%) Windows
2 18 (27.69%) SQL
3 17 (26.15%) DNS
4 16 (24.62%) VMware
5 15 (23.08%) Migration
6 14 (21.54%) Finance
6 14 (21.54%) Replication
6 14 (21.54%) Oracle
7 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (18.46%) Java
8 12 (18.46%) Linux
8 12 (18.46%) Windows Server
9 11 (16.92%) Unix
9 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
9 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 10 (15.38%) DevOps
11 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
11 9 (13.85%) IBM
11 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
12 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
12 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (12.31%) IaaS
12 8 (12.31%) SAN
12 8 (12.31%) NetApp
12 8 (12.31%) LDAP
12 8 (12.31%) Perl
12 8 (12.31%) 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 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) nginx
3 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Eloqua
1 1 (1.54%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.54%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (12.31%) IaaS
4 5 (7.69%) PaaS
5 3 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.08%) Office 365
7 1 (1.54%) G Suite
7 1 (1.54%) GitHub
7 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.15%) DNS
2 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.31%) LDAP
3 8 (12.31%) SAN
4 7 (10.77%) NAS
5 5 (7.69%) Network Security
5 5 (7.69%) VLAN
6 4 (6.15%) DHCP
6 4 (6.15%) HTTP
6 4 (6.15%) LAN
6 4 (6.15%) WAN
7 3 (4.62%) Firewall
7 3 (4.62%) VPN
8 2 (3.08%) IPv4
8 2 (3.08%) MPLS
9 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.54%) PuTTY
9 1 (1.54%) SSH
9 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Big Data
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.69%) Maven
2 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.08%) JIRA
2 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.54%) Ant
3 1 (1.54%) Capybara
3 1 (1.54%) CircleCI
3 1 (1.54%) Gradle
3 1 (1.54%) gulp
3 1 (1.54%) Hudson
3 1 (1.54%) JUnit
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) TestNG
3 1 (1.54%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Billing
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Consultant
2 8 (12.31%) Administrator
2 8 (12.31%) Architect
2 8 (12.31%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.77%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (10.77%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (7.69%) Developer
4 5 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) AIX Administrator
5 4 (6.15%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (6.15%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (6.15%) JMS
4 3 (4.62%) J2EE
4 3 (4.62%) Java EE
4 3 (4.62%) Middleware
4 3 (4.62%) Spring
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.08%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.08%) XSLT
6 1 (1.54%) CSS3
6 1 (1.54%) Node.js
6 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.54%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Replication
2 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.77%) Symmetrix
4 5 (7.69%) CCTV
4 5 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (7.69%) PKI
5 4 (6.15%) SCADA
6 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (3.08%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.54%) Fintech
8 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.85%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.92%) Unix
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.77%) AIX
5 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.77%) Solaris
5 7 (10.77%) SUSE
5 7 (10.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.54%) MVS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.38%) DevOps
4 8 (12.31%) Change Management
5 7 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.77%) ITIL
6 6 (9.23%) Build Automation
6 6 (9.23%) Open Source
7 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.15%) Analytics
8 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.15%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (6.15%) Microservices
8 4 (6.15%) Project Management
9 3 (4.62%) SIEM
9 3 (4.62%) SOA
9 3 (4.62%) Software Deployment
9 3 (4.62%) TDD
10 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) Perl
4 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.62%) Python
6 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.08%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) DCL
7 2 (3.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) Groovy
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) MCP
3 5 (7.69%) MCTS
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) PMP
6 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.54%) CISM
7 1 (1.54%) CISSP
7 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.08%) ISO20022
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) NFS
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (10.77%) SRDF
2 7 (10.77%) Veritas File System
2 7 (10.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.69%) Docker
5 4 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.54%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.54%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.54%) vSphere
8 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.77%) Puppet
1 7 (10.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (7.69%) Ansible
4 3 (4.62%) QRadar
4 3 (4.62%) SCOM
5 2 (3.08%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.54%) CloudForms
6 1 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.54%) SCCM
6 1 (1.54%) SnapMirror
6 1 (1.54%) SnapVault
6 1 (1.54%) vMotion
6 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) VMware
2 14 (21.54%) Oracle
3 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.85%) IBM
5 8 (12.31%) NetApp
6 7 (10.77%) EMC
6 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
6 7 (10.77%) Sun
6 7 (10.77%) Veritas
7 4 (6.15%) Splunk
8 3 (4.62%) AlienVault
8 3 (4.62%) ArcSight
8 3 (4.62%) Qualys
9 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.08%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.08%) Cisco
9 2 (3.08%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.54%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) SAP
10 1 (1.54%) SunGard