Period
to 29 July 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 July 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 492 373 546
Rank change year-on-year -119 +173 +3
Contract jobs citing VMS 41 19 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 0.69% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 42
10th Percentile £457 £375 £358
25th Percentile £513 £475 £439
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £481
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
75th Percentile £700 £606 £588
90th Percentile " £625 £645
England median daily rate £525 £578 £475
% change year-on-year -9.09% +21.58% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £63.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +200.00% -40.00% +11.11%

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 4,226 2,758 7,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.06% 17.38% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,978 1,984 5,213
10th Percentile £299 £220 £176
25th Percentile £413 £368 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £659 £656
England median daily rate £473 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 52 187
10th Percentile £14.95 £14.54 £12.90
25th Percentile £16.26 £19.39 £16.08
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.75 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year -9.91% +33.22% +9.63%
75th Percentile £58.17 £47.83 £28.88
90th Percentile £65.30 £53.75 £51.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.77% +3.91% -

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 July 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 July 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 -26 3 £660 - 1
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (51.22%) Linux
2 18 (43.90%) DevOps
2 18 (43.90%) GCP
3 15 (36.59%) Migration
3 15 (36.59%) Google
4 14 (34.15%) SQL
4 14 (34.15%) Docker
5 13 (31.71%) Kubernetes
5 13 (31.71%) Java
5 13 (31.71%) Python
5 13 (31.71%) Azure
6 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
6 11 (26.83%) Microservices
6 11 (26.83%) Private Cloud
6 11 (26.83%) Terraform
6 11 (26.83%) Ansible
7 10 (24.39%) VMware
8 9 (21.95%) Debian
8 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (21.95%) OpenStack
8 9 (21.95%) Java 11
9 8 (19.51%) Kafka
9 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
9 8 (19.51%) Grafana
9 8 (19.51%) Spring
9 8 (19.51%) Bash Shell
9 8 (19.51%) MongoDB
10 7 (17.07%) Finance
10 7 (17.07%) Windows

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 9 (21.95%) OpenStack
2 4 (9.76%) Apache
3 3 (7.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (43.90%) GCP
2 13 (31.71%) Azure
3 3 (7.32%) AWS
3 3 (7.32%) Azure Storage
3 3 (7.32%) Cloud Run
3 3 (7.32%) GitHub
3 3 (7.32%) OpenShift
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.88%) Azure App Service
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Key Vault
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Service Bus
4 2 (4.88%) IaaS
4 2 (4.88%) PaaS
4 2 (4.88%) SaaS
4 2 (4.88%) Serverless
5 1 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.44%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
2 3 (7.32%) VLAN
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) MongoDB
2 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
2 5 (12.20%) Redis
3 4 (9.76%) MySQL
3 4 (9.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) Big Data
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.44%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.44%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.44%) Power BI
6 1 (2.44%) Semantic Layer
6 1 (2.44%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.20%) Mockito
3 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.76%) JUnit
5 3 (7.32%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (7.32%) JIRA
5 3 (7.32%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.88%) Maven
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (17.07%) Banking
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Social Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Automotive
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Cloud Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Data Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) React Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Big Data Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) DBA
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Kafka
1 8 (19.51%) Spring
2 5 (12.20%) Akka
2 5 (12.20%) Memcached
2 5 (12.20%) RESTEasy
2 5 (12.20%) Spring MVC
2 5 (12.20%) Swagger
2 5 (12.20%) WireMock
3 4 (9.76%) .NET
3 4 (9.76%) LAMP
4 3 (7.32%) Node.js
4 3 (7.32%) React
5 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 2 (4.88%) CSS3
5 2 (4.88%) GraphQL
5 2 (4.88%) HTML
5 2 (4.88%) HTML5
5 2 (4.88%) J2EE
5 2 (4.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Private Cloud
2 6 (14.63%) Public Cloud
3 5 (12.20%) Legacy Code
4 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
4 3 (7.32%) Legacy Applications
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.88%) PMI
6 1 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Debian
3 7 (17.07%) Windows
4 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.88%) CentOS
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.44%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) DevOps
2 15 (36.59%) Migration
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
3 11 (26.83%) Microservices
4 5 (12.20%) MVC
5 4 (9.76%) BDD
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (9.76%) TDD
6 3 (7.32%) Architectural Design
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.32%) Data Science
6 3 (7.32%) ETL
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.32%) Log Aggregation
6 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) Python
3 9 (21.95%) Java 11
4 8 (19.51%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.20%) Scala
6 4 (9.76%) Perl
6 4 (9.76%) PHP
7 3 (7.32%) Go
7 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.32%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.88%) ES6
8 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
1 2 (4.88%) PMP
2 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.44%) RHCE
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Docker
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.07%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (12.20%) NFS
4 5 (12.20%) vSphere
5 3 (7.32%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) Kubernetes
2 11 (26.83%) Ansible
2 11 (26.83%) Terraform
3 8 (19.51%) Grafana
4 4 (9.76%) Packer
4 4 (9.76%) vCenter Server
5 3 (7.32%) Istio
5 3 (7.32%) Knative
5 3 (7.32%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.44%) Puppet
6 1 (2.44%) vRealize
6 1 (2.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Google
2 10 (24.39%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) IBM
4 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) NetApp
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle
8 1 (2.44%) Databricks
8 1 (2.44%) Dell
8 1 (2.44%) Juniper
8 1 (2.44%) SAP
8 1 (2.44%) Zerto