Period
to 29 November 2021

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 29 November 2021 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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 361 501
Rank change year-on-year -170 +140 +25
Contract jobs citing VMS 48 25 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 0.98% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 31
10th Percentile £412 " £350
25th Percentile £493 £363 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £660 £425 £550
Median % change year-on-year +55.29% -22.73% -
75th Percentile £700 £600 £581
90th Percentile £750 £610 £775
England median daily rate £500 £438 £500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
England median hourly rate £63.00 £54.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +3.85% +235.48%

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 5,387 2,555 6,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.34% 16.28% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,985 1,806 4,356
10th Percentile £250 £250 £160
25th Percentile £425 £366 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% +8.33% -7.22%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £666 £650
England median daily rate £488 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 33 181
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.28 £14.00
25th Percentile £19.40 £21.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +19.05% +12.30%
75th Percentile £46.75 £43.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.78 £52.45 £53.00
England median hourly rate £17.98 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.81% +5.71% +1.45%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in London

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMS in London.

Daily rate trend for VMS in London

VMS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMS in London over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMS in London

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMS in London.

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 29 November 2021. 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 -55 4 £648 +52.35% 6
East London - 1 £350 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, 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 19 (39.58%) DevOps
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) Linux
3 16 (33.33%) Docker
4 15 (31.25%) Azure
4 15 (31.25%) Migration
5 14 (29.17%) Python
6 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (25.00%) Windows
7 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 12 (25.00%) Kubernetes
7 12 (25.00%) Social Skills
8 11 (22.92%) Kafka
9 10 (20.83%) Microservices
9 10 (20.83%) GCP
9 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.83%) Google
9 10 (20.83%) Finance
9 10 (20.83%) VMware
10 9 (18.75%) IBM
10 9 (18.75%) Ansible
11 8 (16.67%) Power BI
11 8 (16.67%) Analytics
11 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 8 (16.67%) NoSQL
11 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (16.67%) Java
11 8 (16.67%) Power Platform
12 7 (14.58%) Java 11
12 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce

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 7 (14.58%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Azure
2 10 (20.83%) GCP
3 8 (16.67%) Power Platform
4 7 (14.58%) PaaS
5 6 (12.50%) GitHub
6 5 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (8.33%) AWS
7 4 (8.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 3 (6.25%) Cloud Run
8 3 (6.25%) IaaS
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (6.25%) OpenShift
9 2 (4.17%) Azure Storage
10 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (2.08%) Azure App Service
10 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
10 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) DHCP
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 3 (6.25%) VLAN
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (2.08%) AMQP
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 8 (16.67%) Power BI
2 7 (14.58%) Big Data
3 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.33%) Spotfire
5 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.25%) Redis
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
7 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
7 1 (2.08%) Semantic Layer
7 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
7 1 (2.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.33%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.25%) IBM UrbanCode
3 3 (6.25%) Mockito
3 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Ant
5 1 (2.08%) Appium
5 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) GitLab
5 1 (2.08%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) MSTest
5 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 12 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 10 (20.83%) Finance
3 6 (12.50%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Automotive
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.08%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Architect
2 6 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Data Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) SAP Architect
5 3 (6.25%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) iOS Developer
6 2 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) Kafka
2 6 (12.50%) Spring
3 4 (8.33%) RESTful
4 3 (6.25%) Akka
4 3 (6.25%) Memcached
4 3 (6.25%) RESTEasy
4 3 (6.25%) Spring MVC
4 3 (6.25%) Swagger
4 3 (6.25%) WireMock
5 2 (4.17%) .NET
5 2 (4.17%) LDAP
5 2 (4.17%) OAuth
5 2 (4.17%) React
6 1 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (2.08%) JMS
6 1 (2.08%) LAMP
6 1 (2.08%) Middleware
6 1 (2.08%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.08%) SAML
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud
2 5 (10.42%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.25%) Legacy Applications
3 3 (6.25%) Legacy Code
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (4.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Linux
2 12 (25.00%) Windows
3 7 (14.58%) Debian
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.25%) Unix
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (2.08%) AIX
8 1 (2.08%) OpenVMS
8 1 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) SUSE
8 1 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) DevOps
2 15 (31.25%) Migration
3 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.83%) Microservices
5 8 (16.67%) Analytics
5 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
6 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
8 5 (10.42%) Immutable Infrastructure
8 5 (10.42%) Project Delivery
8 5 (10.42%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (8.33%) API Design
9 4 (8.33%) CRM
9 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.33%) Project Management
9 4 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
9 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) Python
3 8 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 7 (14.58%) Go
4 7 (14.58%) Java 11
5 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.25%) Scala
7 2 (4.17%) C#
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) MCSE
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) MCITP
2 1 (2.08%) MCSD
2 1 (2.08%) RHCE
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) GDPR
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Docker
2 7 (14.58%) NFS
3 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.42%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (6.25%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 3 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 9 (18.75%) Ansible
3 6 (12.50%) Grafana
4 5 (10.42%) Terraform
5 4 (8.33%) vCenter Server
6 3 (6.25%) Istio
6 3 (6.25%) Knative
6 3 (6.25%) Prometheus
7 1 (2.08%) Kibana
7 1 (2.08%) MobiControl
7 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.08%) Puppet
7 1 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (2.08%) vRealize
7 1 (2.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Google
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 10 (20.83%) VMware
2 9 (18.75%) IBM
3 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 6 (12.50%) SAP
4 5 (10.42%) Databricks
5 4 (8.33%) BiZZdesign
5 4 (8.33%) MuleSoft
5 4 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (4.17%) EMC
7 2 (4.17%) HP
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle
8 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.08%) Citrix
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper
8 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas