Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 317 366
Rank change year-on-year +170 +49 +5
Contract jobs citing VMS 10 38 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 1.19% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 3
Median daily rate £640 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.74% +22.58% -6.06%
10th Percentile £603 £378 £344
90th Percentile £685 £671 £433
England median daily rate £563 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +18.42% -13.64% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -32.69% +65.08% +21.15%

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 746 3,192 3,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.21% 21.92% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 1,866 1,920
Median daily rate £400 £406 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £139 £153 £163
90th Percentile £550 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 238 322
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.08 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.62% -2.80% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for VMS in the South East

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMS in the South East.

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 18 September 2020. 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 +115 9 £640 +19.07%
Berkshire +108 9 £640 +19.07%
East Sussex +37 1 - -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (80.00%) Azure
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (70.00%) Machine Learning
3 7 (70.00%) Big Data
3 7 (70.00%) Data Security
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
3 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (70.00%) Analytics
3 7 (70.00%) DevOps
3 7 (70.00%) Power BI
3 7 (70.00%) Data Lake
3 7 (70.00%) Power Platform
3 7 (70.00%) Data Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) OpenVMS
5 2 (20.00%) Fortran
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (10.00%) Skype
6 1 (10.00%) API Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
6 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (10.00%) Runbook
6 1 (10.00%) Server Management
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Azure
2 7 (70.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (70.00%) Big Data
2 7 (70.00%) Data Lake
2 7 (70.00%) Power BI
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) PVCS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) OpenVMS Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) OpenVMS Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) STL
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) OpenVMS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Analytics
1 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Data Architecture
1 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
1 7 (70.00%) Data Security
1 7 (70.00%) DevOps
1 7 (70.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) API Integration
3 1 (10.00%) DNA
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Runbook
3 1 (10.00%) Server Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Fortran
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) DCL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle