Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 September 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 318 357 359
Rank change year-on-year +39 +2 -15
Contract jobs citing VMS 39 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.24% 0.51% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 4
South East median daily rate £475 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -6.06% -8.44%
10th Percentile £380 £344 £354
90th Percentile £668 £433 £482
England median daily rate £475 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £31.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +65.08% +21.15% -37.72%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,151 3,548 3,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.97% 21.45% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,839 1,904 2,048
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 327 273
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +2.86% -1.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the South East

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in the South East

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMS in the South East

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in the South East

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Hampshire +27 18 £475 - 3
Thames Valley +21 9 £538 +43.33% 3
Berkshire -2 8 £538 +43.33%
Surrey +44 4 £500 +23.08%
Kent +5 4 £475 - 1
East Sussex -8 3 £900 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for VMS.

1 28 (71.79%) Azure
2 17 (43.59%) IaaS
3 14 (35.90%) VMware
3 14 (35.90%) .NET
4 13 (33.33%) DevOps
5 12 (30.77%) SQL
5 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (25.64%) PaaS
8 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 9 (23.08%) C#
8 9 (23.08%) Windows
8 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
9 8 (20.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (20.51%) Network Virtualisation
10 7 (17.95%) Terraform
10 7 (17.95%) DNS
10 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
10 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
11 6 (15.38%) Bash Shell
11 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (15.38%) BDD
11 6 (15.38%) Umbraco
11 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
11 6 (15.38%) Ruby
11 6 (15.38%) QA

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 6 (15.38%) Umbraco
2 3 (7.69%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (71.79%) Azure
2 17 (43.59%) IaaS
3 10 (25.64%) PaaS
4 8 (20.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (15.38%) Loggly
6 5 (12.82%) Power Platform
7 3 (7.69%) AWS
7 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (7.69%) GCP
7 3 (7.69%) GitHub
7 3 (7.69%) Mimecast
7 3 (7.69%) Office 365
8 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) Network Security
4 1 (2.56%) VSAN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (15.38%) Redis
3 5 (12.82%) Power BI
4 4 (10.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (10.26%) Big Data
4 4 (10.26%) Data Lake
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Babel
1 6 (15.38%) gulp
1 6 (15.38%) Jasmine
1 6 (15.38%) JMeter
1 6 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (15.38%) SpecFlow
1 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
1 6 (15.38%) webpack
2 3 (7.69%) Artifactory
2 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 3 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 3 (7.69%) Gerrit
2 3 (7.69%) Hudson
2 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) PVCS
2 3 (7.69%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.26%) Billing
2 1 (2.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) Architect
3 12 (30.77%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Azure Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Administrator
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Data Analytics Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Data Architect
8 2 (5.13%) JIRA Administrator
8 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) .NET Core
2 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (15.38%) Swagger
3 4 (10.26%) JSF
4 3 (7.69%) LDAP
4 3 (7.69%) Node.js
4 3 (7.69%) STL
4 3 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) CMDB
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) OpenVMS
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) DevOps
2 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Network Virtualisation
4 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.38%) BDD
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (15.38%) Load Testing
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.26%) Analytics
7 4 (10.26%) Data Architecture
7 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.26%) Data Security
7 4 (10.26%) Machine Learning
7 4 (10.26%) Migration
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Validation
8 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.38%) Python
3 6 (15.38%) Ruby
4 4 (10.26%) Java
5 3 (7.69%) C
5 3 (7.69%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) DCL
5 3 (7.69%) Fortran
5 3 (7.69%) Go
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
5 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.69%) VBScript
6 1 (2.56%) Pascal
6 1 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) VB6
6 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) HNC
4 1 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.69%) NCSC
3 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.38%) Docker
4 4 (10.26%) vCloud
4 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Terraform
2 6 (15.38%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (10.26%) vRealize
4 3 (7.69%) Ansible
4 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 3 (7.69%) Nagios
4 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) VMware
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) New Relic
4 4 (10.26%) Xamarin
5 3 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (7.69%) CommVault
5 3 (7.69%) Coverity
5 3 (7.69%) Google
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian