Period
to

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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 462 438 416
Rank change year-on-year -24 -22 +132
Contract jobs citing VMS 115 34 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 0.99% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 10
10th Percentile £413 £367 £348
25th Percentile £475 £463 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £510 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% +7.37% -
75th Percentile £638 £538 £525
90th Percentile £700 £572 £540
England median daily rate £563 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +5.26%

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 5,121 3,450 3,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.38% 14.21% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,713 2,422 2,468
10th Percentile £228 £263 £184
25th Percentile £419 £401 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -2.56%
75th Percentile £670 £594 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 42 90
10th Percentile £15.60 £14.78 £13.97
25th Percentile £21.50 £21.50 £17.63
Median hourly rate £24.00 £41.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -42.17% +97.62% +3.32%
75th Percentile £48.75 £64.00 £40.68
90th Percentile £63.90 £67.85 £53.32
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year +22.86% +0.44% +2.79%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London - 16 £531 - 1
West London -7 2 £588 +193.75%
South London - 1 £450 - 3
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 54 (46.96%) Azure
2 37 (32.17%) Windows
3 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 28 (24.35%) PaaS
5 27 (23.48%) Finance
5 27 (23.48%) Migration
5 27 (23.48%) DevOps
5 27 (23.48%) Terraform
6 24 (20.87%) Kubernetes
7 23 (20.00%) SQL
8 21 (18.26%) Social Skills
9 20 (17.39%) Docker
9 20 (17.39%) Linux
10 19 (16.52%) CI/CD
11 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
11 18 (15.65%) DNS
12 17 (14.78%) Java
12 17 (14.78%) Jenkins
12 17 (14.78%) Windows Server
13 16 (13.91%) API Design
13 16 (13.91%) Kafka
13 16 (13.91%) BiZZdesign
13 16 (13.91%) Decision-Making
13 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (13.91%) PowerDesigner
13 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
13 16 (13.91%) RESTful
13 16 (13.91%) Agile
14 15 (13.04%) Python
14 15 (13.04%) ArchiMate

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 6 (5.22%) Apache
1 6 (5.22%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.48%) nginx
3 3 (2.61%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (2.61%) Confluence
3 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.74%) IIS
4 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.87%) Mattermost
5 1 (0.87%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.87%) Moodle
5 1 (0.87%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) SAP BPC
1 5 (4.35%) SAP CO
1 5 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 5 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.87%) assyst
4 1 (0.87%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (46.96%) Azure
2 28 (24.35%) PaaS
3 14 (12.17%) AWS
4 12 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (9.57%) Power Platform
6 9 (7.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (7.83%) OpenShift
7 8 (6.96%) IaaS
8 6 (5.22%) Power Automate
9 5 (4.35%) Amazon EKS
9 5 (4.35%) GCP
9 5 (4.35%) SaaS
10 4 (3.48%) Azure Key Vault
10 4 (3.48%) Azure Logic Apps
10 4 (3.48%) Azure Monitor
10 4 (3.48%) Azure Storage
10 4 (3.48%) Force.com
10 4 (3.48%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (2.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.65%) DNS
2 12 (10.43%) Firewall
3 9 (7.83%) DHCP
4 5 (4.35%) VLAN
5 4 (3.48%) LAN
5 4 (3.48%) WAN
6 3 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.74%) FTP
7 2 (1.74%) HTTP
7 2 (1.74%) Network Security
7 2 (1.74%) SMTP
7 2 (1.74%) SSH
7 2 (1.74%) SSL
7 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.87%) AMQP
8 1 (0.87%) IPv4
8 1 (0.87%) IPv6
8 1 (0.87%) VoIP
8 1 (0.87%) VPN
8 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) Power BI
3 5 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (4.35%) Big Data
3 5 (4.35%) Spotfire
4 3 (2.61%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.74%) BigQuery
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.78%) Jenkins
2 16 (13.91%) PowerDesigner
3 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.35%) GitLab
4 3 (2.61%) ProC
5 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.74%) git-flow
5 2 (1.74%) Gradle
5 2 (1.74%) JIRA
5 2 (1.74%) Maven
5 2 (1.74%) Subversion
5 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.74%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.87%) Appium
6 1 (0.87%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.87%) MSTest
6 1 (0.87%) NUnit
6 1 (0.87%) Selenium
6 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (23.48%) Finance
2 21 (18.26%) Social Skills
3 14 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (12.17%) Banking
4 7 (6.09%) Financial Institution
4 7 (6.09%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (3.48%) Billing
5 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Automotive
6 2 (1.74%) Law
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.87%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 34 (29.57%) Architect
2 17 (14.78%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (13.91%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (13.04%) Developer
4 15 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (6.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Azure Architect
9 6 (5.22%) Kubernetes Architect
10 5 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.48%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.91%) Kafka
1 16 (13.91%) RESTful
2 9 (7.83%) Spring
2 9 (7.83%) Spring Boot
3 4 (3.48%) libvirt
4 3 (2.61%) COM
4 3 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.61%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.61%) LDAP
4 3 (2.61%) Node.js
5 2 (1.74%) .NET
5 2 (1.74%) EJB
5 2 (1.74%) JSON
5 2 (1.74%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (1.74%) XML
5 2 (1.74%) YAML
6 1 (0.87%) ARM Templates
6 1 (0.87%) LAMP
6 1 (0.87%) Node-RED
6 1 (0.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
5 4 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.74%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.74%) Legacy Code
7 2 (1.74%) PKI
7 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.87%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.87%) IoT
8 1 (0.87%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.17%) Windows
2 20 (17.39%) Linux
3 17 (14.78%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.70%) Unix
5 4 (3.48%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.61%) CentOS
6 3 (2.61%) OpenVMS
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) Android
7 2 (1.74%) Debian
7 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) DevOps
1 27 (23.48%) Migration
2 19 (16.52%) CI/CD
3 16 (13.91%) Agile
3 16 (13.91%) API Design
3 16 (13.91%) Decision-Making
3 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (13.04%) ArchiMate
5 14 (12.17%) TOGAF
6 12 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (10.43%) Microservices
7 10 (8.70%) Analytics
7 10 (8.70%) Architecture Roadmap
7 10 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (8.70%) Information Security
7 10 (8.70%) Strategic Roadmap
7 10 (8.70%) Strategic Thinking
8 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure as Code
9 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) SQL
2 17 (14.78%) Java
3 15 (13.04%) Python
4 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
5 11 (9.57%) Bash
6 6 (5.22%) C++
6 6 (5.22%) Go
7 5 (4.35%) C
7 5 (4.35%) C#
7 5 (4.35%) VBScript
8 4 (3.48%) Perl
9 3 (2.61%) Fortran
9 3 (2.61%) VC++
10 2 (1.74%) ABAP
10 2 (1.74%) Groovy
10 2 (1.74%) Ruby
10 2 (1.74%) VB
11 1 (0.87%) AWK
11 1 (0.87%) Erlang
11 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.61%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (2.61%) Degree
4 2 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.87%) CCNP
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.87%) PhD
5 1 (0.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) OASIS TOSCA
1 3 (2.61%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.39%) Docker
3 9 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (5.22%) NFS
5 5 (4.35%) KVM
5 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.35%) XenApp
6 4 (3.48%) oVirt
6 4 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.48%) vSphere
7 3 (2.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (2.61%) Ceph
8 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (23.48%) Terraform
2 24 (20.87%) Kubernetes
3 8 (6.96%) Ansible
4 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.35%) Prometheus
4 5 (4.35%) WSUS
5 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.61%) Consul
6 3 (2.61%) Grafana
6 3 (2.61%) Rancher
6 3 (2.61%) SCCM
6 3 (2.61%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.74%) Istio
7 2 (1.74%) Kustomize
7 2 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.87%) MobiControl
8 1 (0.87%) SCSM
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.91%) BiZZdesign
3 12 (10.43%) MuleSoft
3 12 (10.43%) VMware
4 10 (8.70%) SAP
5 9 (7.83%) Cisco
6 6 (5.22%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.22%) NetApp
7 5 (4.35%) Alteryx
7 5 (4.35%) Citrix
7 5 (4.35%) HP
8 4 (3.48%) Anaplan
8 4 (3.48%) Blue Prism
8 4 (3.48%) Concur
8 4 (3.48%) Google
8 4 (3.48%) Zscaler
9 3 (2.61%) F5
9 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.74%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.74%) LogicMonitor