Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 499 505 554
Rank change year-on-year +6 +49 +43
Contract jobs citing VMS 54 113 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 1.22% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 102 59
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £350 £439 £313
90th Percentile £688 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £52.00 - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £31.50 £26.35
% change year-on-year +38.10% +19.57% -18.94%

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 6,384 9,271 9,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.71% 20.23% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,454 6,502 6,825
London median daily rate £463 £486 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +2.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £190 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 274 280
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 12 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in London over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 November 2019. 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 +42 12 £575 +4.55% 1
West London +26 1 £385 -21.03% 1
South London -14 1 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 35 (64.81%) Azure
2 28 (51.85%) SQL
3 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (33.33%) Windows
4 18 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (27.78%) Python
5 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.78%) DevOps
6 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
7 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
7 13 (24.07%) AWS
7 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
8 12 (22.22%) Oracle
8 12 (22.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (22.22%) Serverless
8 12 (22.22%) Azure Functions
9 11 (20.37%) ETL
9 11 (20.37%) Finance
10 10 (18.52%) Migration
11 9 (16.67%) Firewall
11 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 8 (14.81%) ETL Development
12 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (14.81%) Data Lake
12 8 (14.81%) Java
12 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
12 8 (14.81%) Linux
12 8 (14.81%) Risk Management

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 7 (12.96%) Apache Spark
2 5 (9.26%) Confluence
2 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (64.81%) Azure
2 13 (24.07%) AWS
3 12 (22.22%) Azure Data Factory
3 12 (22.22%) Azure Functions
3 12 (22.22%) Serverless
4 6 (11.11%) GCP
4 6 (11.11%) IaaS
4 6 (11.11%) Office 365
4 6 (11.11%) PaaS
5 5 (9.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (9.26%) Power Platform
6 4 (7.41%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (3.70%) Apigee
8 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.85%) NuGet
8 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) SAN
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.41%) VPN
3 3 (5.56%) Network Security
3 3 (5.56%) Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) HTTP
4 2 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) Modbus
5 1 (1.85%) MPLS
5 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.85%) Profibus
5 1 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.85%) SNMP
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
3 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (14.81%) Data Lake
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (12.96%) Big Data
6 5 (9.26%) Power BI
7 2 (3.70%) MySQL
7 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.85%) Presto
8 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.70%) gulp
3 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.85%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.85%) Gradle
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) Azure Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Backend Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Big Data Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Data Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Azure Developer
6 4 (7.41%) ETL Developer
6 4 (7.41%) ForgeRock Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Site Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Azure Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) CSS
2 4 (7.41%) HTML
2 4 (7.41%) HTML5
2 4 (7.41%) LDAP
2 4 (7.41%) OpenID
3 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.56%) Node.js
3 3 (5.56%) RESTful
3 3 (5.56%) SOAP
3 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.70%) Ajax
4 2 (3.70%) CSS3
4 2 (3.70%) Express
4 2 (3.70%) jQuery
4 2 (3.70%) Middleware
4 2 (3.70%) Modernizr
4 2 (3.70%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) Sass
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.85%) SCADA
5 1 (1.85%) Social Media
5 1 (1.85%) Social Network
5 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (1.85%) AIX
5 1 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) CentOS
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (27.78%) DevOps
2 11 (20.37%) ETL
3 10 (18.52%) Migration
4 8 (14.81%) ETL Development
4 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.96%) Data Engineering
5 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.96%) Microservices
5 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (11.11%) High Availability
6 6 (11.11%) Logistics
6 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
7 5 (9.26%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (9.26%) Scrum
8 4 (7.41%) Analytics
8 4 (7.41%) Biometrics
8 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) Python
3 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
4 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.81%) Java
5 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.11%) C#
7 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.70%) PHP
8 2 (3.70%) Scala
8 2 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.26%) vSphere
3 4 (7.41%) OpenAM
3 4 (7.41%) OpenDJ
3 4 (7.41%) OpenIDM
4 3 (5.56%) Docker
4 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.56%) XenApp
4 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.85%) Firmware
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 5 (9.26%) Puppet
3 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.41%) SCOM
4 3 (5.56%) Ansible
5 2 (3.70%) Terraform
5 2 (3.70%) ThinApp
5 2 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.85%) SCCM
6 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Google
3 7 (12.96%) VMware
4 6 (11.11%) Alteryx
4 6 (11.11%) StreamSets
5 5 (9.26%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) ForgeRock
7 3 (5.56%) Citrix
7 3 (5.56%) MuleSoft
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco
8 2 (3.70%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.70%) Tableau
9 1 (1.85%) CommVault
9 1 (1.85%) Dell
9 1 (1.85%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.85%) HP
9 1 (1.85%) Informatica
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat