Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 February 2018 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 > London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 561 566
Rank change year-on-year +39 +5 +4
Contract jobs citing VMS 104 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.052% 0.079%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 17 28
London median daily rate £550 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.57% +5.14% +2.34%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £348
90th Percentile £575 £530 £550
England median daily rate £500 £410 £450
% change year-on-year +21.95% -8.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.50% - -28.57%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,590 8,360 9,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.59% 20.55% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,860 5,802 6,265
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +5.42%
10th Percentile £200 £240 £213
90th Percentile £640 £620 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 193 296
London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £11.21
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.79
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in London

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in London

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in London over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMS in London

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in London

VMS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the London region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
South London -6 40 £550 +46.67%
Central London -13 15 £450 +28.57% 5
West London -30 5 £430 -11.79% 2
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 72 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (68.27%) Domain-Driven Design
2 71 (68.27%) RESTful
2 71 (68.27%) Dependency Injection
2 71 (68.27%) Java
2 71 (68.27%) JUnit
2 71 (68.27%) REST
2 71 (68.27%) Vagrant
2 71 (68.27%) Microservices
3 68 (65.38%) CQRS
3 68 (65.38%) JAX-RS
3 68 (65.38%) WireMock
3 68 (65.38%) JMS
3 68 (65.38%) Hibernate
3 68 (65.38%) Confluence
3 68 (65.38%) Mockito
3 68 (65.38%) Drools
3 68 (65.38%) Git (software)
3 68 (65.38%) Test Automation
3 68 (65.38%) Maven
3 68 (65.38%) JIRA
4 66 (63.46%) SonarQube
5 65 (62.50%) WildFly
5 65 (62.50%) Liquibase
5 65 (62.50%) Relational Database
5 65 (62.50%) JPQL
5 65 (62.50%) Linux Command Line
5 65 (62.50%) Lambda Expressions
5 65 (62.50%) RDBMS
5 65 (62.50%) Unix

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 68 (65.38%) Confluence
2 65 (62.50%) WildFly
3 3 (2.88%) CMS
3 3 (2.88%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) SAS
5 1 (0.96%) Apache
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.96%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.81%) IaaS
2 5 (4.81%) PaaS
3 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.88%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.88%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Firewall
1 5 (4.81%) VPN
2 3 (2.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (62.50%) RDBMS
1 65 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.73%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.85%) Redis
4 3 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.88%) Data Lake
4 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.92%) HDInsight
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.96%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.96%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 71 (68.27%) JUnit
1 71 (68.27%) Vagrant
2 68 (65.38%) Git (software)
2 68 (65.38%) JIRA
2 68 (65.38%) Maven
2 68 (65.38%) Mockito
3 66 (63.46%) SonarQube
4 65 (62.50%) Checkstyle
4 65 (62.50%) Liquibase
5 6 (5.77%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.88%) Gradle
6 3 (2.88%) gulp
6 3 (2.88%) TestNG
6 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (5.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (65.38%) Developer
2 67 (64.42%) Java Developer
3 36 (34.62%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 11 (10.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Lead Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Lead Java Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Java Team Leader
8 4 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Management Consultant
10 2 (1.92%) Administrator
10 2 (1.92%) Analyst
10 2 (1.92%) Database Engineer
10 2 (1.92%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (68.27%) REST
1 71 (68.27%) RESTful
2 68 (65.38%) Drools
2 68 (65.38%) Hibernate
2 68 (65.38%) JAX-RS
2 68 (65.38%) JMS
2 68 (65.38%) WireMock
3 65 (62.50%) Java EE
3 65 (62.50%) Lambda Expressions
4 6 (5.77%) Node.js
4 6 (5.77%) Spring
5 4 (3.85%) .NET
6 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.88%) Ajax
6 3 (2.88%) CSS
6 3 (2.88%) CSS3
6 3 (2.88%) HTML
6 3 (2.88%) HTML5
6 3 (2.88%) Sass
6 3 (2.88%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 65 (62.50%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.92%) SCADA
4 1 (0.96%) Fintech
4 1 (0.96%) FMCG
4 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 65 (62.50%) Unix
2 8 (7.69%) Linux
3 5 (4.81%) Windows
4 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.96%) CentOS
5 1 (0.96%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (68.27%) Dependency Injection
2 71 (68.27%) Domain-Driven Design
2 71 (68.27%) Microservices
3 68 (65.38%) CQRS
3 68 (65.38%) Test Automation
4 65 (62.50%) OO
4 65 (62.50%) OOA/OOD
5 17 (16.35%) DevOps
6 9 (8.65%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.73%) Release Management
9 6 (5.77%) TDD
10 5 (4.81%) Information Security
10 5 (4.81%) Migration
10 5 (4.81%) SIEM
10 5 (4.81%) Six Sigma
11 4 (3.85%) Analytics
11 4 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (3.85%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 71 (68.27%) Java
2 65 (62.50%) JPQL
3 16 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.88%) Python
6 3 (2.88%) SQL
7 2 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (45.19%) Security Cleared
2 36 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.88%) Degree
4 3 (2.88%) SAP Certification
5 2 (1.92%) CEH
5 2 (1.92%) CISA
5 2 (1.92%) CISM
5 2 (1.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Docker
2 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) Ansible
2 7 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.81%) Puppet
4 4 (3.85%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.88%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.88%) QRadar
5 3 (2.88%) Terraform
6 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.81%) SAP
2 3 (2.88%) CheckPoint
2 3 (2.88%) F5
2 3 (2.88%) McAfee
2 3 (2.88%) Qualys
2 3 (2.88%) Remedy
2 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
2 3 (2.88%) VMware
3 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.96%) IBM
4 1 (0.96%) Pega