Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 245 266
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 +21
Contract jobs citing VMS 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.056% 0.045% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
City of London median daily rate £433 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% -16.67% -2.96%
10th Percentile £352 £208 £421
90th Percentile £496 £450 £518
Central London median daily rate £433 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +15.33% -16.67% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1429 1394 2034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.16% 21.14% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1100 1610
City of London median daily rate £475 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +7.36%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £225
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 63
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -2.56% +13.04%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £26.28 £36.50 £36.60
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +12.50%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VMS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Release Management
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) PaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) IaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (25.00%) Runbook
4 1 (25.00%) Fintech
4 1 (25.00%) Terraform
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Redis
4 1 (25.00%) Docker
4 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) PVCS
1 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Azure DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Fintech
2 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) VMware