Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 252 255
Rank change year-on-year +40 +3 -15
Contract jobs citing VMS 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.057% 0.056%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
City of London median daily rate £550 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +9.83% +15.33%
10th Percentile £443 £438 £352
90th Percentile £599 £521 £496
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £433
% change year-on-year +4.55% +27.17% +15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 - -

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 1,107 1,459 1,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.70% 20.78% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 1,115 1,119
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £165 £156 £218
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 74 47
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.55% -10.97%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.33 £24.21 £26.45
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% -2.86%

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 13 November 2019.

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

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 £550 -
VMS
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) Azure
3 4 (44.44%) PaaS
3 4 (44.44%) High Availability
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (44.44%) IaaS
3 4 (44.44%) Public Cloud
4 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) AWS
5 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (22.22%) Line Management
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Azure
2 4 (44.44%) IaaS
2 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 4 (44.44%) PaaS
3 2 (22.22%) AWS
3 2 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Power Platform
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (22.22%) Power BI
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) ETL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Site Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Backend Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Java Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Public Cloud
2 2 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Business Process Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Google