Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 542 564 546
Rank change year-on-year +22 -18 +7
Contract jobs citing VMS 47 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.15% 0.095%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 0.73% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 31
London median daily rate £481 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £360 £408 £313
90th Percentile £588 £669 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +137.50% -23.81%

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 7,342 9,271 8,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.28% 20.56% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,139 6,573 5,697
London median daily rate £488 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +4.86% +2.78%
10th Percentile £185 £208 £263
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 320 206
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.49 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.73% -9.34% +22.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.42 £47.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +0.95%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
Central London +22 12 £563 +11.11%
West London +13 3 £411 -13.87%
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 14 (29.79%) SQL
4 14 (29.79%) HTML
4 14 (29.79%) CSS
4 14 (29.79%) Docker
5 13 (27.66%) Vagrant
5 13 (27.66%) HTML5
5 13 (27.66%) Node.js
5 13 (27.66%) Windows
5 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
7 11 (23.40%) Domain-Driven Design
7 11 (23.40%) Open Source
7 11 (23.40%) Progressive Enhancement
7 11 (23.40%) BDD
7 11 (23.40%) DevOps
7 11 (23.40%) TDD
8 10 (21.28%) Linux
8 10 (21.28%) CSS3
9 9 (19.15%) Modernizr
9 9 (19.15%) Sass
9 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
9 9 (19.15%) Express
9 9 (19.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (17.02%) gulp
10 8 (17.02%) Front End Development
10 8 (17.02%) Web Application Development
10 8 (17.02%) Azure SQL Database

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 2 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) LightWave 3D
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.77%) Power Platform
3 5 (10.64%) PaaS
4 4 (8.51%) Office 365
5 3 (6.38%) Apigee
5 3 (6.38%) IaaS
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.13%) GitHub
7 1 (2.13%) Loggly
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (2.13%) PowerApps
7 1 (2.13%) Serverless
7 1 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) Network Security
3 3 (6.38%) VLAN
3 3 (6.38%) VPN
3 3 (6.38%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.26%) Modbus
4 2 (4.26%) Profibus
4 2 (4.26%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.13%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) Intranet
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (12.77%) Power BI
3 4 (8.51%) Data Lake
3 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
4 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.38%) Redis
5 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.13%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Vagrant
2 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (17.02%) gulp
4 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.38%) JUnit
5 3 (6.38%) TestNG
6 2 (4.26%) Gradle
6 2 (4.26%) JIRA
6 2 (4.26%) Maven
6 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
1 2 (4.26%) Marketing
1 2 (4.26%) Publishing
1 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Implementation Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) CSS
1 14 (29.79%) HTML
2 13 (27.66%) HTML5
2 13 (27.66%) Node.js
3 10 (21.28%) CSS3
4 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
4 9 (19.15%) Express
4 9 (19.15%) Modernizr
4 9 (19.15%) Sass
4 9 (19.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (17.02%) Ajax
5 8 (17.02%) jQuery
5 8 (17.02%) Nunjucks
6 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.38%) Spring
6 3 (6.38%) Spring Boot
7 2 (4.26%) JSON
7 2 (4.26%) JSP
7 2 (4.26%) REST
7 2 (4.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.26%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) SCADA
3 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) Social Media
3 2 (4.26%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.26%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) Tandem
4 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) BDD
2 11 (23.40%) DevOps
2 11 (23.40%) Domain-Driven Design
2 11 (23.40%) Open Source
2 11 (23.40%) Progressive Enhancement
2 11 (23.40%) TDD
3 8 (17.02%) Front End Development
3 8 (17.02%) Web Application Development
4 6 (12.77%) Microservices
5 5 (10.64%) Analytics
5 5 (10.64%) Auto-Scaling
5 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.51%) Presales
6 4 (8.51%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) WFM
7 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.38%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (6.38%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) Python
4 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.51%) PHP
6 3 (6.38%) Java 8
7 2 (4.26%) C#
8 1 (2.13%) COBOL
8 1 (2.13%) ES6
8 1 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
1 5 (10.64%) MCSA
1 5 (10.64%) MCSE
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.26%) CCIE
3 2 (4.26%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.26%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Docker
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.26%) Firmware
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.38%) Puppet
3 2 (4.26%) Terraform
3 2 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.13%) Control-M
4 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.13%) Pingdom
4 1 (2.13%) Rsyslog
4 1 (2.13%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (6.38%) MuleSoft
4 3 (6.38%) Tableau
5 2 (4.26%) F5
5 2 (4.26%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) Informatica
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.13%) Blue Prism
6 1 (2.13%) BMC
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) New Relic
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.13%) Remedy