Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 563 552
Rank change year-on-year +35 -11 +17
Contract jobs citing VMS 98 41 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.096% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.05% 0.47% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 28 53
London median daily rate £550 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £424 £289 £364
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
England median daily rate £550 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £51.00
England median hourly rate £31.50 £26.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +21.15% -37.72% +52.29%

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 9,323 8,794 9,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.48% 20.57% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,591 6,145 6,793
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £203 £230 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 234 197
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.76 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +14 51 £550 +15.79%
Central London -16 10 £488 +25.00% 6
West London -35 2 £525 +75.00% 4
North London +3 1 £375 -
East London - 1 £600 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 63 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 60 (61.22%) Java
3 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (58.16%) Maven
4 57 (58.16%) Git (software)
5 53 (54.08%) JIRA
6 52 (53.06%) JUnit
7 51 (52.04%) REST
7 51 (52.04%) Microservices
8 50 (51.02%) Vagrant
8 50 (51.02%) Domain-Driven Design
8 50 (51.02%) RESTful
8 50 (51.02%) Dependency Injection
8 50 (51.02%) Confluence
8 50 (51.02%) Unix
8 50 (51.02%) OO
9 49 (50.00%) Hibernate
9 49 (50.00%) Java 8
10 47 (47.96%) Liquibase
10 47 (47.96%) SonarQube
10 47 (47.96%) Lambda Expressions
10 47 (47.96%) WireMock
10 47 (47.96%) Linux Command Line
10 47 (47.96%) Checkstyle
10 47 (47.96%) JMS
10 47 (47.96%) OOA/OOD
10 47 (47.96%) RDBMS
10 47 (47.96%) Java EE
10 47 (47.96%) Drools
10 47 (47.96%) Relational Database

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 50 (51.02%) Confluence
2 47 (47.96%) WildFly
3 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.06%) Apache
5 2 (2.04%) IPython
5 2 (2.04%) nginx
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.02%) Ethereum
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (5.10%) IaaS
5 4 (4.08%) GitHub
6 3 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.06%) PaaS
7 2 (2.04%) SaaS
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) SMTP
1 3 (3.06%) VPN
2 2 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.02%) Network Security
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (47.96%) RDBMS
1 47 (47.96%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (4.08%) MySQL
4 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.08%) Redis
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.02%) Power BI
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (58.16%) Git (software)
1 57 (58.16%) Maven
2 53 (54.08%) JIRA
3 52 (53.06%) JUnit
4 50 (51.02%) Vagrant
5 47 (47.96%) Checkstyle
5 47 (47.96%) Liquibase
5 47 (47.96%) Mockito
5 47 (47.96%) SonarQube
6 18 (18.37%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (6.12%) MSBuild
10 5 (5.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (4.08%) Bitbucket
12 3 (3.06%) Appium
12 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
12 3 (3.06%) Selenium
12 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
12 3 (3.06%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Games
4 3 (3.06%) German Language
5 2 (2.04%) Front Office
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (67.35%) Developer
2 57 (58.16%) Java Developer
3 44 (44.90%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 8 (8.16%) Architect
5 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.10%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.10%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.08%) DevOps Manager
8 3 (3.06%) AWS Developer
8 3 (3.06%) Azure Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Messaging Developer
9 2 (2.04%) Automation Developer
9 2 (2.04%) AWS Architect
9 2 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Python Developer
9 2 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.04%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (52.04%) REST
2 50 (51.02%) RESTful
3 49 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 47 (47.96%) Drools
4 47 (47.96%) Java EE
4 47 (47.96%) JAX-RS
4 47 (47.96%) JMS
4 47 (47.96%) Lambda Expressions
4 47 (47.96%) WireMock
5 7 (7.14%) CSS
5 7 (7.14%) HTML
6 6 (6.12%) Middleware
7 5 (5.10%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (5.10%) XML
7 5 (5.10%) XSLT
8 4 (4.08%) HTML5
9 3 (3.06%) Apache POI
9 3 (3.06%) CSS3
9 3 (3.06%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 47 (47.96%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (5.10%) SWIFT
3 4 (4.08%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.06%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Bitcoin
6 1 (1.02%) Fintech
6 1 (1.02%) FMCG
6 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.02%) PKI
6 1 (1.02%) PMI
6 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (51.02%) Unix
2 22 (22.45%) Linux
3 18 (18.37%) Windows
4 8 (8.16%) CentOS
5 4 (4.08%) Android
6 3 (3.06%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.02%) NetWare
7 1 (1.02%) OS/2
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (52.04%) Microservices
4 50 (51.02%) Dependency Injection
4 50 (51.02%) Domain-Driven Design
4 50 (51.02%) OO
5 47 (47.96%) CQRS
5 47 (47.96%) OOA/OOD
6 18 (18.37%) DevOps
7 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (9.18%) TDD
10 8 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (7.14%) BDD
11 7 (7.14%) Migration
12 6 (6.12%) Open Source
12 6 (6.12%) User Stories
13 5 (5.10%) Integration Testing
13 5 (5.10%) Release Management
13 5 (5.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (61.22%) Java
2 49 (50.00%) Java 8
3 47 (47.96%) JPQL
4 17 (17.35%) SQL
5 12 (12.24%) Python
6 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.12%) XAML
8 5 (5.10%) C
8 5 (5.10%) C++
8 5 (5.10%) DCL
9 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.04%) C#
11 1 (1.02%) ES6
11 1 (1.02%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.02%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 46 (46.94%) SC Cleared
1 46 (46.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.06%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (1.02%) APMG
4 1 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) ISO 20022
2 4 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.06%) SLA
4 2 (2.04%) QA
5 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (18.37%) Docker
2 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.06%) vSphere
5 2 (2.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) Ansible
1 11 (11.22%) Kubernetes
2 10 (10.20%) Puppet
3 3 (3.06%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.06%) Terraform
4 2 (2.04%) Consul
5 1 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) SCOM
5 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.18%) VMware
2 5 (5.10%) IBM
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle
4 2 (2.04%) EMC
4 2 (2.04%) PlateSpin
4 2 (2.04%) Veritas
5 1 (1.02%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.02%) Veeam
5 1 (1.02%) Xamarin