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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 388 422
Rank change year-on-year -9 +34  
Contract jobs citing VMS 21 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.17% 0.056%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.77% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 5
Median daily rate £450 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.74% +2.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £386 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -0.58% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4083 4666 5034
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.95% 21.83% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2871 3327 3367
Median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £220 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 95 189
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.25 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing VMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 20 (54.05%) Migration
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
3 16 (43.24%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (35.14%) DevOps
5 12 (32.43%) Finance
6 10 (27.03%) Unix
7 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (24.32%) Docker
7 9 (24.32%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
8 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (21.62%) Ansible
8 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
8 8 (21.62%) DNS
8 8 (21.62%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
9 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
9 7 (18.92%) Open Source
9 7 (18.92%) Puppet
10 6 (16.22%) SaltStack
10 6 (16.22%) Solaris
10 6 (16.22%) Web Services
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) SAN
10 6 (16.22%) VMware
11 5 (13.51%) Degree
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco
11 5 (13.51%) IBM
11 5 (13.51%) Oracle
11 5 (13.51%) Virtual Machines

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 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (43.24%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.11%) SaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) IaaS
4 2 (5.41%) PaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.70%) G Suite
5 1 (2.70%) GitHub
5 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 6 (16.22%) SAN
3 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) LDAP
4 3 (8.11%) NAS
4 3 (8.11%) VPN
5 2 (5.41%) SSL
6 1 (2.70%) DHCP
6 1 (2.70%) Firewall
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security
6 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) DB2
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (5.41%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.70%) Ant
4 1 (2.70%) Capybara
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) AWS DevOps
3 6 (16.22%) AWS Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Unix Computer Operator
7 2 (5.41%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) XSLT
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) CSS3
3 1 (2.70%) Dojo
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (8.11%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) Symmetrix
4 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.41%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.70%) CCTV
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Fintech
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Unix
3 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.22%) Solaris
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.11%) AIX
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.11%) SUSE
6 3 (8.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Migration
2 13 (35.14%) DevOps
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Open Source
5 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) Data Security
6 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.11%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (8.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.41%) Microservices
7 2 (5.41%) SOA
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby
4 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) DCL
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (8.11%) MCSE
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCIE
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO 20022
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Docker
2 5 (13.51%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) NFS
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (8.11%) SRDF
4 3 (8.11%) Veritas File System
4 3 (8.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.70%) vSphere
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (21.62%) Ansible
3 7 (18.92%) Puppet
4 3 (8.11%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
4 3 (8.11%) Terraform
4 3 (8.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (5.41%) Kubernetes
5 2 (5.41%) SCCM
6 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.70%) vRealize
6 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
1 6 (16.22%) SaltStack
1 6 (16.22%) VMware
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco
2 5 (13.51%) IBM
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) EMC
4 3 (8.11%) 3PAR
4 3 (8.11%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) NetApp
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.11%) Sun
4 3 (8.11%) Veritas
5 2 (5.41%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) Splunk
6 1 (2.70%) Tableau
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