Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 546 581
Rank change year-on-year +36 +35 +2
Contract jobs citing VMS 112 95 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.20% 0.093%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.20% 0.97% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 65 31
London median daily rate £550 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £438 £313 £350
90th Percentile £575 £575 £638
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 £26.35 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.57% -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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,347 9,815 9,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.13% 20.85% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,550 6,976 6,470
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £190 £204 £230
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 277 208
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +7.00% +5.04%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.85 £47.83 £48.62
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +11 56 £550 -
Central London -8 18 £550 +27.17% 4
West London 0 4 £488 +33.56% 4
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 86 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (72.32%) Git (software)
3 80 (71.43%) Java
4 79 (70.54%) Domain-Driven Design
4 79 (70.54%) Vagrant
5 74 (66.07%) Maven
6 73 (65.18%) Test Automation
7 72 (64.29%) JUnit
7 72 (64.29%) Hibernate
7 72 (64.29%) Microservices
7 72 (64.29%) RESTful
7 72 (64.29%) Dependency Injection
7 72 (64.29%) Java 8
8 66 (58.93%) Unix
9 65 (58.04%) REST
10 64 (57.14%) Mockito
10 64 (57.14%) Confluence
10 64 (57.14%) WildFly
10 64 (57.14%) Relational Database
10 64 (57.14%) JPQL
10 64 (57.14%) CQRS
10 64 (57.14%) JAX-RS
10 64 (57.14%) Liquibase
10 64 (57.14%) SonarQube
10 64 (57.14%) Lambda Expressions
10 64 (57.14%) WireMock
10 64 (57.14%) Linux Command Line
10 64 (57.14%) OOA/OOD
10 64 (57.14%) OO
10 64 (57.14%) JMS

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 64 (57.14%) Confluence
1 64 (57.14%) WildFly
2 6 (5.36%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.89%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.14%) IaaS
4 5 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.57%) PaaS
6 3 (2.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.89%) GitHub
7 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.89%) Office 365
7 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) DNS
1 4 (3.57%) Firewall
2 2 (1.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.89%) DHCP
3 1 (0.89%) LAN
3 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.89%) Network Security
3 1 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 64 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 9 (8.04%) NoSQL
2 9 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (8.04%) Redis
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 81 (72.32%) Git (software)
2 79 (70.54%) Vagrant
3 74 (66.07%) Maven
4 72 (64.29%) JUnit
5 64 (57.14%) Checkstyle
5 64 (57.14%) JIRA
5 64 (57.14%) Liquibase
5 64 (57.14%) Mockito
5 64 (57.14%) SonarQube
6 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.14%) Gradle
7 8 (7.14%) TestNG
8 7 (6.25%) gulp
9 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (3.57%) MSBuild
10 4 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.89%) Mocha
General
1 5 (4.46%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Banking
2 3 (2.68%) Billing
3 1 (0.89%) Games
3 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.89%) Retail
3 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (79.46%) Developer
2 78 (69.64%) Java Developer
3 48 (42.86%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 16 (14.29%) AWS Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Architect
6 7 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (3.57%) AWS Architect
7 4 (3.57%) Backend Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Messaging Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (2.68%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) Lead Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (1.79%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (1.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes Architect
9 2 (1.79%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (64.29%) Hibernate
1 72 (64.29%) RESTful
2 65 (58.04%) REST
3 64 (57.14%) Drools
3 64 (57.14%) Java EE
3 64 (57.14%) JAX-RS
3 64 (57.14%) JMS
3 64 (57.14%) Lambda Expressions
3 64 (57.14%) WireMock
4 16 (14.29%) CSS
4 16 (14.29%) HTML
5 15 (13.39%) CSS3
5 15 (13.39%) HTML5
6 13 (11.61%) Node.js
7 8 (7.14%) Spring
7 8 (7.14%) Spring Boot
8 7 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.25%) Modernizr
8 7 (6.25%) Nunjucks
8 7 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 64 (57.14%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.36%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.79%) Clustering
4 2 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.89%) Bitcoin
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.89%) CMDB
5 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.89%) PKI
5 1 (0.89%) PMI
5 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (58.93%) Unix
2 14 (12.50%) Windows
3 13 (11.61%) Linux
4 6 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) CentOS
6 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (70.54%) Domain-Driven Design
3 73 (65.18%) Test Automation
4 72 (64.29%) Dependency Injection
4 72 (64.29%) Microservices
5 64 (57.14%) CQRS
5 64 (57.14%) OO
5 64 (57.14%) OOA/OOD
6 20 (17.86%) DevOps
7 18 (16.07%) Open Source
8 17 (15.18%) TDD
9 16 (14.29%) BDD
10 15 (13.39%) Progressive Enhancement
11 8 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
11 8 (7.14%) Front End Development
12 7 (6.25%) Web Application Development
13 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
13 6 (5.36%) Migration
13 6 (5.36%) Release Management
13 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (71.43%) Java
2 72 (64.29%) Java 8
3 64 (57.14%) JPQL
4 15 (13.39%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.04%) SQL
6 8 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.36%) C
7 6 (5.36%) C++
7 6 (5.36%) DCL
8 4 (3.57%) Python
9 3 (2.68%) XAML
10 1 (0.89%) C#
10 1 (0.89%) ES6
10 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.89%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 55 (49.11%) SC Cleared
1 55 (49.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (7.14%) Degree
3 7 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) ISO 20022
2 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.68%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (20.54%) Docker
2 6 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.89%) NFS
5 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.89%) XenApp
5 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Ansible
1 12 (10.71%) Puppet
2 9 (8.04%) Kubernetes
2 9 (8.04%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.68%) Terraform
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.89%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (5.36%) IBM
2 5 (4.46%) VMware
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.79%) EMC
4 2 (1.79%) PlateSpin
4 2 (1.79%) Veritas
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco
5 1 (0.89%) Citrix
5 1 (0.89%) CloudEndure
5 1 (0.89%) Meraki