Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 446 560 546
Rank change year-on-year +114 -14 +23
Contract jobs citing VMS 24 66 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.095% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.54% 0.82% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 57 69
Median daily rate £475 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -11.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £354 £325 £360
90th Percentile £569 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.69% +62.50%

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 4,421 8,034 9,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.50% 18.77% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,024 5,585 6,879
Median daily rate £450 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £183 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £425 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 222 307
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.66% +10.96% -14.02%
10th Percentile £15.20 £13.55 £12.16
90th Percentile £64.50 £48.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +3.73%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +71 1 - - 3
West London +34 1 £350 -28.21% 1
North London - 1 £400 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Azure
3 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (29.17%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 5 (20.83%) SAN
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) iSCSI
7 4 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (16.67%) Dell
7 4 (16.67%) EMC
7 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (16.67%) C#
7 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.67%) CRM
7 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) VPN

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Headless CMS
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Azure
2 4 (16.67%) IaaS
3 3 (12.50%) PaaS
3 3 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 3 (12.50%) prismic.io
3 3 (12.50%) SaaS
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.17%) AWS
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) SAN
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (12.50%) FTP
4 3 (12.50%) LAN
4 3 (12.50%) MPLS
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security
6 1 (4.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (12.50%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (12.50%) Power BI
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Military
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) CMS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (12.50%) ADO
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) CSS3
3 3 (12.50%) GatsbyJS
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) HTML5
3 3 (12.50%) React
3 3 (12.50%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (16.67%) SWIFT
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) AIX
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.67%) CRM
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) Content Management
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) MVC
4 3 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (12.50%) SIEM
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Server Management
6 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) VBA
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) Firmware
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Server
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
2 2 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (8.33%) yum
3 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
5 3 (12.50%) McAfee
5 3 (12.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.17%) CommVault
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) TIBCO