Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 374 356
Rank change year-on-year +86 -18 -10
Contract jobs citing VMS 40 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.088% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.37% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 2
South East median daily rate £500 £488 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +82.24% -43.68%
10th Percentile £412 £366 £180
90th Percentile £675 £506 £365
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £43.50 £15.50 £26.35
% change year-on-year +180.65% -41.17% -

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 2,914 3,610 3,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.52% 21.27% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,666 1,960 2,132
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £135 £156 £145
90th Percentile £560 £575 £550
England median daily rate £418 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.76% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 311 293
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.87%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.17 £11.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.25
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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Thames Valley +49 22 £503 +34.13% 3
Berkshire +25 19 £500 +33.33% 2
Hampshire +26 11 £488 +2.63% 2
Surrey +48 3 £500 +2.56%
East Sussex +22 3 £900 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £600 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 20 (50.00%) VMware
2 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (42.50%) Network Virtualisation
4 15 (37.50%) DevOps
4 15 (37.50%) Azure
4 15 (37.50%) Windows
5 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
5 13 (32.50%) DNS
5 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
5 13 (32.50%) DV Cleared
5 13 (32.50%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (30.00%) SQL
7 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 9 (22.50%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (22.50%) Docker
8 9 (22.50%) IaaS
8 9 (22.50%) DHCP
8 9 (22.50%) Service Management
9 8 (20.00%) ITSM
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.00%) Citrix
9 8 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (20.00%) XenApp
9 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop

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 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 4 (10.00%) IIS
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.50%) CMS
4 3 (7.50%) Confluence
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) CA PPM
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (37.50%) Azure
2 9 (22.50%) IaaS
3 6 (15.00%) PaaS
4 5 (12.50%) Power Platform
5 4 (10.00%) AWS
5 4 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (7.50%) GCP
6 3 (7.50%) GitHub
6 3 (7.50%) Mimecast
6 3 (7.50%) Office 365
7 2 (5.00%) Loggly
8 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) DNS
1 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (22.50%) DHCP
3 5 (12.50%) Skype
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
4 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (12.50%) Power BI
4 4 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (10.00%) Big Data
4 4 (10.00%) Data Lake
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.00%) Redis
7 1 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (2.50%) DB2
7 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) Artifactory
2 3 (7.50%) Bitbucket
2 3 (7.50%) ClearCase
2 3 (7.50%) Gerrit
2 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) PVCS
2 3 (7.50%) SonarQube
2 3 (7.50%) Subversion
3 2 (5.00%) Babel
3 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) gulp
3 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.00%) JMeter
3 2 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.00%) webpack
General
1 4 (10.00%) Billing
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Data Analytics Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) JIRA Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) 802.1X
2 5 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (7.50%) LDAP
3 3 (7.50%) Node.js
3 3 (7.50%) STL
3 3 (7.50%) XML
4 2 (5.00%) .NET Core
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (5.00%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) Swagger
5 1 (2.50%) ADO
5 1 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) PKI
2 4 (10.00%) CMDB
3 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.50%) Linux
5 5 (12.50%) OpenVMS
6 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 2 (5.00%) Unix
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Network Virtualisation
2 15 (37.50%) DevOps
3 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (22.50%) Service Management
4 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (20.00%) ITSM
5 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.50%) Break/Fix
5 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
5 7 (17.50%) Proactive Maintenance
6 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.50%) Analytics
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.00%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (10.00%) Data Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (10.00%) Machine Learning
8 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
2 7 (17.50%) Python
3 6 (15.00%) Ruby
4 5 (12.50%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.00%) C
5 4 (10.00%) Fortran
5 4 (10.00%) VBScript
6 3 (7.50%) C++
6 3 (7.50%) DCL
6 3 (7.50%) Go
6 3 (7.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) Pascal
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VB6
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) HNC
4 1 (2.50%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.50%) NCSC
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (22.50%) Docker
3 9 (22.50%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (20.00%) XenApp
4 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (12.50%) vCloud
6 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.50%) vSphere
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Terraform
2 6 (15.00%) Ansible
2 6 (15.00%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 4 (10.00%) vRealize
4 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
4 3 (7.50%) Nagios
4 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.50%) Puppet
5 1 (2.50%) Endace
5 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.50%) HP ALM
5 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) Dell
5 5 (12.50%) EMC
6 4 (10.00%) CA
6 4 (10.00%) Clearswift
6 4 (10.00%) Juniper
6 4 (10.00%) Oracle
7 3 (7.50%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (7.50%) Coverity
7 3 (7.50%) Google
7 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.00%) New Relic
9 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.50%) Remedy
9 1 (2.50%) SAP