Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 350 373
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23 -22
Contract jobs citing VMS 14 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.82% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 7
South East median daily rate £375 £451 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.85% -9.80% +8.11%
10th Percentile £201 £260 £375
90th Percentile £428 £590 £558
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £26.35 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -18.94% -1.52% +112.90%

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 3837 3896 4807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.78% 23.22% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2136 2268 2640
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £150 £187 £206
90th Percentile £548 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 263 471
South East median hourly rate £17.64 £17.06 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% -7.06% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.60 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 17 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -7 8 £425 +88.89%
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Hampshire +3 1 £375 -5.54% 1
Berkshire +3 1 - -
West Sussex -14 1 - -
Surrey -20 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South East region with a requirement for VMS.

1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
2 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (35.71%) OpenStack
4 4 (28.57%) Ansible
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Solaris
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) AIX
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) PKI
6 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Clustering

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 5 (35.71%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) IPv4
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) PBX
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) VLAN
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) Hudson
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) API Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.14%) VMware NSX
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) PowerCLI
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (7.14%) vRealize
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) BT
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Intel
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Splunk
4 1 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (7.14%) Zerto