Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 185 201
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 +15
Contract jobs citing VMS 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.18% 0.042% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.80% 0.17% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
East of England median daily rate £550 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -2.70% +32.14%
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £26.00 - -
England median hourly rate £26.35 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -18.94% -1.52% -

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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1124 1165 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.00% 24.30% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 615 677
East of England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +0.72%
10th Percentile £130 £156 £146
90th Percentile £550 £509 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 145 251
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.50 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing VMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the East of England

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in the East of England

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in the East of England

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire -2 6 £550 +22.22%
Essex - 3 - -
VMS
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for VMS.

1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) VirtualBox
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (55.56%) Programme Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Perl
2 5 (55.56%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) Law
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) ITSM
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (33.33%) OpenVMS
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) EnCase
4 3 (33.33%) Actionable Insight
4 3 (33.33%) OllyDbg
4 3 (33.33%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (33.33%) Metasploit
1 3 (33.33%) OllyDbg
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (55.56%) Law
2 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Malware Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Security Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Scripter
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) OpenVMS
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Actionable Insight
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) ITSM
2 3 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Runbook
2 3 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) Perl
2 5 (55.56%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VirtualBox
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) EnCase
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Siemens