Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 436 554
Rank change year-on-year +36 +118 +8
Contract jobs citing VMS 27 24 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 0.56% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 49
10th Percentile £372 £353 £323
25th Percentile £403 £405 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £525 £531 £550
90th Percentile £538 £558 £558
England median daily rate £463 £506 £475
% change year-on-year -8.60% +6.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £54.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +157.14% -40.00% +7.69%

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 3,168 4,318 7,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.63% 17.60% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,247 3,054 5,613
10th Percentile £274 £163 £181
25th Percentile £400 £315 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £485
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +2.11%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 133 201
10th Percentile £15.74 £14.40 £12.75
25th Percentile £22.81 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate £41.00 £21.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +92.94% +6.25% +6.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £47.83 £27.50
90th Percentile £66.65 £63.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +3.03%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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
West London +30 2 £200 -42.86%
Central London +57 1 £425 - 7
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 15 (55.56%) Azure
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) DevOps
3 10 (37.04%) Migration
4 9 (33.33%) IaaS
5 8 (29.63%) Terraform
6 7 (25.93%) Kubernetes
6 7 (25.93%) Ansible
6 7 (25.93%) VMware
6 7 (25.93%) Unix
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
7 6 (22.22%) Degree
7 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (22.22%) PaaS
7 6 (22.22%) Private Cloud
7 6 (22.22%) Public Cloud
8 5 (18.52%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (18.52%) vSphere
8 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (18.52%) Banking
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
9 4 (14.81%) Apache
9 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.81%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) SSL
9 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery

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 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (55.56%) Azure
2 9 (33.33%) IaaS
3 6 (22.22%) PaaS
4 3 (11.11%) GCP
4 3 (11.11%) OpenShift
4 3 (11.11%) Serverless
5 2 (7.41%) AWS
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SSL
2 3 (11.11%) VSAN
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) FTP
3 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) SMTP
4 1 (3.70%) SNMP
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.41%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Azure Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Azure DevOps
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Architect
2 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) React Developer
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Architect
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) CyberArk Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Migration Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Radar Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) HTML5
2 3 (11.11%) JSON
2 3 (11.11%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) YAML
3 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.41%) CSS3
3 2 (7.41%) GraphQL
3 2 (7.41%) J2EE
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
3 2 (7.41%) React
3 2 (7.41%) Sass
4 1 (3.70%) JSP
4 1 (3.70%) LAMP
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) Struts
4 1 (3.70%) Swing
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Private Cloud
1 6 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (11.11%) iPad
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Native
4 2 (7.41%) Device Driver
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Unix
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (11.11%) CoreOS
5 3 (11.11%) Debian
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) OpenVMS
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) DevOps
2 10 (37.04%) Migration
3 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) IT Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
7 1 (3.70%) High Availability
7 1 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Runbook
7 1 (3.70%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) Perl
3 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) AWK
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) ES6
4 2 (7.41%) sed
4 2 (7.41%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) RHCE
2 2 (7.41%) RHCSA
2 2 (7.41%) VCAP
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (18.52%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Docker
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) vCloud
3 3 (11.11%) VMware NSX
4 2 (7.41%) Firmware
4 2 (7.41%) KVM
4 2 (7.41%) OCFS2
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (7.41%) Postfix
4 2 (7.41%) qmail
4 2 (7.41%) Samba
4 2 (7.41%) Sendmail
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Xen
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Terraform
2 7 (25.93%) Ansible
2 7 (25.93%) Kubernetes
3 4 (14.81%) vCenter Server
3 4 (14.81%) vRealize
3 4 (14.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 3 (11.11%) Grafana
4 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (11.11%) Packer
4 3 (11.11%) Puppet
4 3 (11.11%) SCCM
4 3 (11.11%) SCOM
5 2 (7.41%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (7.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Foundry
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 3 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (3.70%) CyberArk
5 1 (3.70%) Google