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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 19 August 2022 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
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 179 165 128
Rank change year-on-year -14 -37 +115
Contract jobs citing VMS 19 3 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.086% 0.048%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.04% 0.74% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
10th Percentile £450 £625 -
25th Percentile £484 £636 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £660 -
Median % change year-on-year -14.77% - -
75th Percentile £663 £665 -
90th Percentile £749 - -
Central London median daily rate £563 £660 -
% change year-on-year -14.77% - -

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 625 407 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.84% 11.64% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 318 289
10th Percentile £200 £243 £212
25th Percentile £314 £413 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -2.38% +10.53% -
75th Percentile £638 £625 £565
90th Percentile £738 £700 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £515 £475
% change year-on-year -2.91% +8.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
10th Percentile £15.60 £13.75 £21.68
25th Percentile £16.50 £13.88 £24.19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.25 £28.75
Median % change year-on-year +43.86% -50.43% +36.90%
75th Percentile £27.75 £17.91 £33.69
90th Percentile £68.50 £21.00 £36.43
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £15.22 £19.50
% change year-on-year +34.71% -21.96% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMS in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram 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 19 August 2022, 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 15 (78.95%) Azure
2 12 (63.16%) DevOps
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) PaaS
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Big Data
5 6 (31.58%) Analytics
6 5 (26.32%) ArchiMate
6 5 (26.32%) SaaS
6 5 (26.32%) RESTful
6 5 (26.32%) SAP BPC
6 5 (26.32%) Alteryx
6 5 (26.32%) API Design
6 5 (26.32%) Power BI
6 5 (26.32%) PowerDesigner
6 5 (26.32%) SAP FI
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) SAP
6 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
6 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (26.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (26.32%) SAP CO
6 5 (26.32%) Spotfire
6 5 (26.32%) Azure DevOps
6 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (26.32%) Power Platform
6 5 (26.32%) BiZZdesign
6 5 (26.32%) CI/CD
7 4 (21.05%) Agile
7 4 (21.05%) Migration

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 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) SAP BPC
1 5 (26.32%) SAP CO
1 5 (26.32%) SAP FI
1 5 (26.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (5.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (78.95%) Azure
2 10 (52.63%) PaaS
3 5 (26.32%) Azure DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) Power Platform
3 5 (26.32%) SaaS
4 4 (21.05%) Force.com
5 3 (15.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 3 (15.79%) GitHub
5 3 (15.79%) GitHub Actions
5 3 (15.79%) IaaS
6 2 (10.53%) AWS
6 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) Azure AKS
6 2 (10.53%) Azure Monitor
7 1 (5.26%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (5.26%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (5.26%) GCP
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (5.26%) Nutanix
7 1 (5.26%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Big Data
2 5 (26.32%) Power BI
2 5 (26.32%) Spotfire
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) PowerDesigner
2 4 (21.05%) SonarQube
3 3 (15.79%) Artifactory
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.26%) git-flow
5 1 (5.26%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Architect
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Financial Architect
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) COM
3 2 (10.53%) Kafka
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Legacy Applications
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Native
2 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Housing Association
2 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) Team-Oriented Environment
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) DevOps
2 6 (31.58%) Analytics
3 5 (26.32%) API Design
3 5 (26.32%) ArchiMate
3 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (26.32%) CI/CD
3 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
3 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (21.05%) Agile
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (21.05%) Information Security
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
5 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
5 3 (15.79%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.53%) B2B
6 2 (10.53%) B2C
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Bash
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Terraform
2 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) Prometheus
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Alteryx
2 5 (26.32%) BiZZdesign
2 5 (26.32%) SAP
3 4 (21.05%) Anaplan
3 4 (21.05%) Blue Prism
3 4 (21.05%) Concur
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) CyberArk
5 1 (5.26%) Databricks
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel
5 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
5 1 (5.26%) Proofpoint
5 1 (5.26%) Qualys
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec