The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 28 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 59 73
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14  
Contract jobs citing VMS 15 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.35% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 0.79% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -0.58% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 165 126 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 25.90% 18.98% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 142 225
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £156 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 23 88
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +30.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.82 £20.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in Hertfordshire

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in Hertfordshire

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in Hertfordshire

VMS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
VMS
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VMS.

1 14 (87.50%) Perl
1 14 (87.50%) Python
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
1 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
1 14 (87.50%) VirtualBox
2 13 (81.25%) Data Centre
2 13 (81.25%) Programme Delivery
3 11 (68.75%) Law
4 10 (62.50%) Internet
5 7 (43.75%) Network Security
5 7 (43.75%) Information Security
5 7 (43.75%) Computer Forensics
5 7 (43.75%) EnCase
5 7 (43.75%) Actionable Insight
5 7 (43.75%) OllyDbg
5 7 (43.75%) IDA Disassembler
5 7 (43.75%) Threat Analysis
5 7 (43.75%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (43.75%) Metasploit
5 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
5 7 (43.75%) Malware Analysis
6 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
7 4 (25.00%) Usability Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (18.75%) Kali Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Assembly Language

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Internet
2 7 (43.75%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (43.75%) Metasploit
1 7 (43.75%) OllyDbg
General
1 11 (68.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
1 6 (37.50%) Incident Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Malware Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Audio Visual Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Malware Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Incident Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Security Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Security Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Incident Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SOC Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Malware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (43.75%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (25.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Kali Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Programme Delivery
2 7 (43.75%) Actionable Insight
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (43.75%) Information Security
2 7 (43.75%) Malware Analysis
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Threat Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Usability Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Perl
1 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
1 14 (87.50%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Assembly Language
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) VirtualBox
1 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) EnCase
2 1 (6.25%) CloudForms
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware