Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMS
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 243 245
Rank change year-on-year +63 +2 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 3 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.024% 0.044% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.22% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 15
Median daily rate - £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Central London median daily rate - £550 £450
% change year-on-year - +22.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

VMS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 721 1,346 1,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.45% 19.71% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 1,004 1,172
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £156 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £498
% change year-on-year -5.26% -4.52% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 51
Median hourly rate £17.83 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +6.95% -1.58%
10th Percentile £12.05 £15.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.46 £33.70 £23.75
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -6.50% +6.95% -1.58%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for VMS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) VAX
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) VAX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC