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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 64
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VMS 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.17% - 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% - 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £400
% change year-on-year -1.09% +13.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 117 141 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.83% 20.52% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 73 75
Median daily rate £340 £388 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.25% +5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing VMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) CloudForms

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Server Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CloudForms
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware