Period
to 24 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 558 540
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 +28
Contract jobs citing VMS 72 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.77% 0.36% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 45
London median daily rate £550 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +4.65% +0.58%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £388
90th Percentile £659 £600 £535
England median daily rate £481 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +14.58% -6.67% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £51.00
England median hourly rate - £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year - -29.20% +23.74%

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 9,335 8,038 9,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.47% 20.38% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,629 5,652 6,350
London median daily rate £480 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £650 £625 £605
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 192 239
London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.82% +18.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -25 20 £550 +46.67%
Central London -29 17 £475 +35.71% 5
West London -31 3 £478 -2.05% 5
North London +4 1 £375 -
East London - 1 £600 - 3
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 39 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.00%) Maven
3 35 (48.61%) Java
4 34 (47.22%) Git (software)
5 32 (44.44%) JIRA
5 32 (44.44%) REST
5 32 (44.44%) JUnit
6 31 (43.06%) Microservices
7 30 (41.67%) RESTful
7 30 (41.67%) Dependency Injection
8 29 (40.28%) Confluence
8 29 (40.28%) Domain-Driven Design
8 29 (40.28%) Vagrant
8 29 (40.28%) Hibernate
8 29 (40.28%) OO
8 29 (40.28%) Java 8
9 28 (38.89%) Unix
10 26 (36.11%) JMS
10 26 (36.11%) RDBMS
10 26 (36.11%) OOA/OOD
10 26 (36.11%) Checkstyle
10 26 (36.11%) JPQL
10 26 (36.11%) Relational Database
10 26 (36.11%) WildFly
10 26 (36.11%) Liquibase
10 26 (36.11%) CQRS
10 26 (36.11%) JAX-RS
10 26 (36.11%) Mockito
10 26 (36.11%) Java EE

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 29 (40.28%) Confluence
2 26 (36.11%) WildFly
3 3 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (2.78%) IPython
4 2 (2.78%) nginx
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (5.56%) IaaS
4 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.17%) GitHub
4 3 (4.17%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) Firewall
1 6 (8.33%) VPN
2 3 (4.17%) Network Security
2 3 (4.17%) SMTP
3 2 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.39%) SAN
4 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.11%) RDBMS
1 26 (36.11%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.56%) Redis
6 3 (4.17%) MySQL
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.39%) Big Data
8 1 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.39%) HDInsight
8 1 (1.39%) Power BI
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (50.00%) Maven
2 34 (47.22%) Git (software)
3 32 (44.44%) JIRA
3 32 (44.44%) JUnit
4 29 (40.28%) Vagrant
5 26 (36.11%) Checkstyle
5 26 (36.11%) Liquibase
5 26 (36.11%) Mockito
5 26 (36.11%) SonarQube
6 17 (23.61%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.56%) Bitbucket
9 4 (5.56%) MSBuild
9 4 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (4.17%) Appium
10 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
10 3 (4.17%) Gradle
10 3 (4.17%) gulp
10 3 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (18.06%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
2 4 (5.56%) Games
3 3 (4.17%) German Language
3 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.78%) Front Office
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (51.39%) Developer
2 32 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (5.56%) Architect
5 4 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (5.56%) DevOps Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Azure Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Azure Administrator
7 2 (2.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Cloud Administrator
7 2 (2.78%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) REST
2 30 (41.67%) RESTful
3 29 (40.28%) Hibernate
4 26 (36.11%) Drools
4 26 (36.11%) Java EE
4 26 (36.11%) JAX-RS
4 26 (36.11%) JMS
4 26 (36.11%) Lambda Expressions
4 26 (36.11%) WireMock
5 6 (8.33%) CSS
5 6 (8.33%) HTML
6 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.56%) HTML5
8 3 (4.17%) Ajax
8 3 (4.17%) Android SDK
8 3 (4.17%) CSS3
8 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.17%) Node.js
8 3 (4.17%) Sass
8 3 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.11%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) SCADA
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Fintech
5 1 (1.39%) FMCG
5 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) PMI
5 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.89%) Unix
2 16 (22.22%) Linux
3 14 (19.44%) Windows
4 8 (11.11%) CentOS
5 4 (5.56%) Android
6 3 (4.17%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.39%) NetWare
7 1 (1.39%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.39%) OS/2
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.06%) Microservices
4 30 (41.67%) Dependency Injection
5 29 (40.28%) Domain-Driven Design
5 29 (40.28%) OO
6 26 (36.11%) CQRS
6 26 (36.11%) OOA/OOD
7 17 (23.61%) DevOps
8 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (11.11%) TDD
11 7 (9.72%) BDD
12 5 (6.94%) Deployment Automation
12 5 (6.94%) SIEM
13 4 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
13 4 (5.56%) Open Source
13 4 (5.56%) Software Architecture
13 4 (5.56%) Software Delivery
13 4 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) Java
2 29 (40.28%) Java 8
3 26 (36.11%) JPQL
4 14 (19.44%) SQL
5 9 (12.50%) Python
6 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.56%) XAML
9 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.39%) C#
11 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
1 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.78%) CEH
4 2 (2.78%) CISA
4 2 (2.78%) CISM
4 2 (2.78%) CISSP
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) PMP
4 2 (2.78%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.39%) APMG
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Docker
2 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) vSphere
5 1 (1.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Ansible
2 8 (11.11%) Puppet
3 7 (9.72%) Kubernetes
4 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 3 (4.17%) QRadar
6 2 (2.78%) Consul
6 2 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.17%) McAfee
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) Qualys
3 3 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.39%) F5
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) Veeam
4 1 (1.39%) Xamarin