Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 684 782 783
Rank change year-on-year +98 +1 -51
Contract jobs citing VMS 147 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.093% 0.078%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 56 42
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £253 £324 £206
90th Percentile £575 £613 £538
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
England median hourly rate £26.35 £32.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.94% -1.52% +112.90%
10th Percentile £25.59 £31.25 £32.20
90th Percentile £46.00 £33.75 £33.80
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -18.94% -1.52% +112.90%

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19705 21162 22776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.99% 21.56% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12667 13501 13567
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1202 1191 1830
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.66% -1.48% +6.45%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in England

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in England

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMS in England

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in England

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMS in England

VMS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 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
London +41 92 £550 +20.88% 4
South East -4 14 £375 -16.85% 1
South West - 14 £413 - 1
North of England +70 11 £350 -1.69%
Midlands +29 9 £160 -62.35% 1
East of England -12 9 £550 +22.22%
North West - 6 £475 -
East Midlands - 5 £413 - 1
West Midlands +33 3 £160 -62.35%
North East - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire +18 2 £160 -55.06%
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region with a requirement for VMS.

1 66 (44.90%) Unix
2 62 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (42.18%) Git (software)
3 61 (41.50%) Java
4 60 (40.82%) Test Automation
5 56 (38.10%) JIRA
6 55 (37.41%) Vagrant
7 53 (36.05%) REST
7 53 (36.05%) Maven
7 53 (36.05%) Confluence
8 52 (35.37%) Dependency Injection
8 52 (35.37%) Domain-Driven Design
8 52 (35.37%) RESTful
8 52 (35.37%) Drools
8 52 (35.37%) JUnit
8 52 (35.37%) OO
8 52 (35.37%) JMS
8 52 (35.37%) Mockito
8 52 (35.37%) CQRS
8 52 (35.37%) JAX-RS
8 52 (35.37%) Microservices
8 52 (35.37%) WireMock
9 51 (34.69%) Java EE
10 50 (34.01%) SonarQube
11 49 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
11 49 (33.33%) Lambda Expressions
11 49 (33.33%) WildFly
11 49 (33.33%) Liquibase
11 49 (33.33%) Relational Database
11 49 (33.33%) JPQL

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 53 (36.05%) Confluence
2 49 (33.33%) WildFly
3 6 (4.08%) SAS
4 5 (3.40%) IIS
4 5 (3.40%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.72%) Apache
6 3 (2.04%) CMS
7 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) JBoss
8 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.16%) IaaS
4 8 (5.44%) PaaS
5 4 (2.72%) Office 365
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.04%) SaaS
7 2 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) SAN
2 6 (4.08%) VSAN
3 5 (3.40%) DNS
3 5 (3.40%) Internet
4 4 (2.72%) VPN
5 3 (2.04%) Network Security
5 3 (2.04%) PCoIP
6 2 (1.36%) Firewall
6 2 (1.36%) VLAN
7 1 (0.68%) IPv4
7 1 (0.68%) LAN
7 1 (0.68%) LDAP
7 1 (0.68%) PBX
7 1 (0.68%) SSL
7 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 49 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 15 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.76%) Data Lake
4 6 (4.08%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.08%) HDInsight
4 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.40%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.04%) MySQL
6 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) Power BI
8 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (42.18%) Git (software)
2 56 (38.10%) JIRA
3 55 (37.41%) Vagrant
4 53 (36.05%) Maven
5 52 (35.37%) JUnit
5 52 (35.37%) Mockito
6 50 (34.01%) SonarQube
7 49 (33.33%) Checkstyle
7 49 (33.33%) Liquibase
8 10 (6.80%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.08%) Subversion
10 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.04%) IDA Disassembler
11 3 (2.04%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.04%) Metasploit
11 3 (2.04%) OllyDbg
12 2 (1.36%) Ant
12 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.36%) ScriptRunner
13 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 9 (6.12%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Law
2 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.40%) Retail
3 2 (1.36%) Billing
3 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.68%) Automotive
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (34.69%) Developer
2 49 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 16 (10.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Consultant
6 9 (6.12%) Administrator
7 8 (5.44%) Lead Developer
7 8 (5.44%) Lead Java Developer
8 7 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (4.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (3.40%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Security Specialist
10 5 (3.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (36.05%) REST
2 52 (35.37%) Drools
2 52 (35.37%) JAX-RS
2 52 (35.37%) JMS
2 52 (35.37%) RESTful
2 52 (35.37%) WireMock
3 51 (34.69%) Java EE
4 49 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 49 (33.33%) Lambda Expressions
5 7 (4.76%) .NET
6 5 (3.40%) Spring
7 4 (2.72%) Web Services
8 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.04%) Apache Camel
8 3 (2.04%) HTML
8 3 (2.04%) Node.js
8 3 (2.04%) React
8 3 (2.04%) Spring Integration
9 2 (1.36%) J2EE
9 2 (1.36%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 49 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (10.88%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.36%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Fintech
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (44.90%) Unix
2 35 (23.81%) Linux
3 30 (20.41%) Windows
4 13 (8.84%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.40%) OpenVMS
6 5 (3.40%) Solaris
7 3 (2.04%) AIX
7 3 (2.04%) CentOS
8 2 (1.36%) Debian
8 2 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.68%) HPUX
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.82%) Test Automation
3 52 (35.37%) CQRS
3 52 (35.37%) Dependency Injection
3 52 (35.37%) Domain-Driven Design
3 52 (35.37%) Microservices
3 52 (35.37%) OO
4 49 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
5 29 (19.73%) Migration
6 26 (17.69%) DevOps
7 16 (10.88%) Configuration Management
8 13 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.12%) Data Migration
9 9 (6.12%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.76%) Data Security
10 7 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
10 7 (4.76%) Project Management
10 7 (4.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 6 (4.08%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 61 (41.50%) Java
2 49 (33.33%) JPQL
3 35 (23.81%) PowerShell
4 18 (12.24%) Python
5 17 (11.56%) SQL
6 11 (7.48%) C++
7 8 (5.44%) Perl
8 5 (3.40%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.04%) C#
10 3 (2.04%) Ruby
10 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.36%) C
11 2 (1.36%) Groovy
11 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.68%) Pascal
12 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (27.21%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.52%) Degree
4 7 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.76%) MCSE
4 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.36%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.68%) CCSP
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 15 (10.20%) Docker
1 15 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.12%) Hyper-V
2 9 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.40%) VirtualBox
5 4 (2.72%) Xen
6 2 (1.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.68%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (14.29%) Ansible
2 16 (10.88%) Puppet
3 12 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (6.12%) Terraform
5 4 (2.72%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.72%) SCCM
6 3 (2.04%) EnCase
6 3 (2.04%) Packer
7 2 (1.36%) Bcfg2
7 2 (1.36%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.36%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.36%) vRealize
8 1 (0.68%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.68%) FreeIPA
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.68%) QRadar
8 1 (0.68%) SCOM
8 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) VMware
2 12 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.80%) Citrix
3 10 (6.80%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.12%) HP
5 8 (5.44%) Cisco
6 6 (4.08%) 3PAR
7 5 (3.40%) Sun
8 4 (2.72%) Oracle
8 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.04%) Remedy
9 3 (2.04%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.04%) SAP
9 3 (2.04%) Splunk
10 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.36%) F5
10 2 (1.36%) NetApp
11 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.68%) Tableau