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 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 403 401
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2  
Contract jobs citing VMS 16 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.082% 0.10% 0.051%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.52% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 5
Median daily rate £425 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £397 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £508 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £400
% change year-on-year -1.09% +13.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.83
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4010 4463 4750
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.57% 20.01% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2805 3161 3211
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 124 169
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.80% -13.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £35.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
Bromley - 1 £550 -
VMS
England

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 London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 11 (45.83%) Windows
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Replication
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (25.00%) VMware
6 6 (25.00%) Build Automation
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) MCTS
7 5 (20.83%) PKI
7 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (20.83%) IBM
7 5 (20.83%) Unix
7 5 (20.83%) MCP
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle
8 4 (16.67%) Docker
8 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

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 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) G Suite
3 1 (4.17%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) LDAP
2 3 (12.50%) NAS
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) SSL
3 2 (8.33%) VLAN
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Artifactory
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) AWS Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Replication
2 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (20.83%) PKI
4 3 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (12.50%) Symmetrix
5 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
6 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (4.17%) CCTV
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.17%) Fintech
6 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Unix
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) AIX
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Solaris
4 3 (12.50%) SUSE
4 3 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 5 (20.83%) DevOps
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) DRM
6 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
2 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) DCL
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) MCP
1 5 (20.83%) MCTS
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) CCIE
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO20022
1 2 (8.33%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Docker
2 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (12.50%) NFS
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (12.50%) SRDF
3 3 (12.50%) Veritas File System
3 3 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.67%) Puppet
3 3 (12.50%) Ansible
3 3 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) IBM
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) EMC
4 3 (12.50%) NetApp
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.50%) SaltStack
4 3 (12.50%) Sun
4 3 (12.50%) Veritas
5 2 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Google
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