Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 579 581
Rank change year-on-year +45 +2 -14
Contract jobs citing VMS 95 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.091% 0.068%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 30 24
London median daily rate £550 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £316 £347 £206
90th Percentile £575 £638 £534
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £33.00
England median hourly rate £26.35 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -18.94% -1.52% -

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 9798 9360 10015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.80% 20.75% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6947 6469 6827
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £202 £230 £205
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 211 316
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.30% +8.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.38 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
South London - 30 £550 -
Central London +4 5 £433 +15.33% 2
West London -5 5 £365 -12.05%
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 57 (60.00%) Java
1 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (58.95%) JIRA
2 56 (58.95%) Confluence
3 55 (57.89%) Mockito
3 55 (57.89%) Dependency Injection
3 55 (57.89%) REST
3 55 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 55 (57.89%) Domain-Driven Design
3 55 (57.89%) RESTful
3 55 (57.89%) CQRS
3 55 (57.89%) JAX-RS
3 55 (57.89%) Vagrant
3 55 (57.89%) Microservices
3 55 (57.89%) WireMock
3 55 (57.89%) Drools
3 55 (57.89%) JUnit
3 55 (57.89%) Unix
3 55 (57.89%) JMS
4 54 (56.84%) Git (software)
5 53 (55.79%) SonarQube
5 53 (55.79%) Maven
6 52 (54.74%) Checkstyle
6 52 (54.74%) Hibernate
6 52 (54.74%) Java EE
6 52 (54.74%) OOA/OOD
6 52 (54.74%) OO
6 52 (54.74%) RDBMS
6 52 (54.74%) Liquibase
6 52 (54.74%) Lambda Expressions

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 56 (58.95%) Confluence
2 52 (54.74%) WildFly
3 3 (3.16%) CMS
3 3 (3.16%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) SAS
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.05%) JBoss
5 1 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.26%) IaaS
3 5 (5.26%) PaaS
4 3 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.16%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.16%) Office 365
5 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) SAN
2 2 (2.11%) DNS
2 2 (2.11%) VPN
3 1 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) Network Security
3 1 (1.05%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (54.74%) RDBMS
1 52 (54.74%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.32%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.16%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.11%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.05%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.05%) MySQL
6 1 (1.05%) Parquet
6 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.05%) Power BI
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 56 (58.95%) JIRA
2 55 (57.89%) JUnit
2 55 (57.89%) Mockito
2 55 (57.89%) Vagrant
3 54 (56.84%) Git (software)
4 53 (55.79%) Maven
4 53 (55.79%) SonarQube
5 52 (54.74%) Checkstyle
5 52 (54.74%) Liquibase
6 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.05%) Ant
8 1 (1.05%) PVCS
8 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (53.68%) Developer
2 50 (52.63%) Java Developer
3 24 (25.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 10 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Lead Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Lead Java Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Java Team Leader
9 4 (4.21%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.16%) AWS Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) AWS DevOps
10 3 (3.16%) Azure DevOps
10 3 (3.16%) DevOps Consultant
11 2 (2.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.11%) Build Engineer
11 2 (2.11%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (57.89%) Drools
1 55 (57.89%) JAX-RS
1 55 (57.89%) JMS
1 55 (57.89%) REST
1 55 (57.89%) RESTful
1 55 (57.89%) WireMock
2 52 (54.74%) Hibernate
2 52 (54.74%) Java EE
2 52 (54.74%) Lambda Expressions
3 4 (4.21%) .NET
4 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.16%) Apache Camel
4 3 (3.16%) Node.js
4 3 (3.16%) React
4 3 (3.16%) Spring
4 3 (3.16%) Spring Integration
4 3 (3.16%) Web Services
5 1 (1.05%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 52 (54.74%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Fintech
5 1 (1.05%) FMCG
5 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (57.89%) Unix
2 14 (14.74%) Windows
3 13 (13.68%) Linux
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) CentOS
6 1 (1.05%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (57.89%) CQRS
2 55 (57.89%) Dependency Injection
2 55 (57.89%) Domain-Driven Design
2 55 (57.89%) Microservices
2 55 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 52 (54.74%) OO
3 52 (54.74%) OOA/OOD
4 18 (18.95%) DevOps
5 16 (16.84%) Migration
6 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.37%) Data Security
8 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.32%) Project Management
8 6 (6.32%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (6.32%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (6.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (5.26%) Release Management
10 4 (4.21%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.00%) Java
2 52 (54.74%) JPQL
3 22 (23.16%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.47%) SQL
5 6 (6.32%) Python
6 5 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.11%) C#
8 2 (2.11%) C++
8 2 (2.11%) Ruby
8 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (37.89%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.47%) Degree
4 6 (6.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (6.32%) MCSE
4 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.11%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) Docker
2 7 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.32%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.11%) Xen
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
6 1 (1.05%) XenApp
6 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Ansible
2 7 (7.37%) Puppet
3 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.26%) Terraform
4 4 (4.21%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.11%) SCCM
6 1 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Cisco
1 7 (7.37%) Citrix
2 6 (6.32%) 3PAR
2 6 (6.32%) HP
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) VMware
4 4 (4.21%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.16%) Remedy
5 3 (3.16%) SaltStack
5 3 (3.16%) SAP
6 2 (2.11%) F5
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.05%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.05%) Gemalto
7 1 (1.05%) NetApp
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle
7 1 (1.05%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.05%) Splunk
7 1 (1.05%) Tableau