Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 7 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 126 133
Rank change year-on-year +37 +7 +10
Contract jobs citing VMS 8 2 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.56% 0.087% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.21% 0.35% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Median daily rate £563 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £463 £343
90th Percentile £691 £488 £555
England median daily rate £516 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +8.68% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% +7.69% +62.50%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 362 570 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 25.55% 24.71% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 353 435
Median daily rate £313 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £134 £134 £188
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
England median daily rate £425 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 55
Median hourly rate £14.54 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.32% +5.73% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.81 £10.85
90th Percentile £17.50 £26.15 £21.14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +3.73%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing VMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the East Midlands

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMS in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VMS in the East Midlands

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMS in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMS in the East Midlands

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMS in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for VMS in the East Midlands

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £675 +42.11%
Northamptonshire - 3 £325 -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
Leicestershire - 1 £450 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 7 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VMS.

1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) AWS
3 3 (37.50%) Confluence
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) CCTV
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) HNC
4 2 (25.00%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) Verint
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (37.50%) Confluence
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (12.50%) Azure
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) OLTP
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) CCTV Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Commissioning Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CCTV
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
1 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Verint