Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 - 224
Rank change year-on-year - +224 -17
Contract jobs citing VMS 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% - 0.015%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.32% - 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
South West median daily rate £413 - -
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1060 1257 1393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.72% 21.62% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 742 788
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 120 166
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.72% -12.83% +4.82%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.73 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.75 £43.30 £42.86
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the South West

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in the South West

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMS in the South West

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in the South West

VMS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Wiltshire - 5 £425 -
Somerset - 3 £160 -
Bristol - 3 £350 - 1
Dorset - 3 - -
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 West region with a requirement for VMS.

1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Puppet
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 6 (42.86%) DevOps
5 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) Retail
6 4 (28.57%) Subversion
6 4 (28.57%) Python
6 4 (28.57%) SAS
6 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (28.57%) Ansible
6 4 (28.57%) HDInsight
6 4 (28.57%) Terraform
6 4 (28.57%) Data Lake
7 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (21.43%) Packer
7 3 (21.43%) Line Management
7 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 3 (21.43%) PCoIP
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) UML
7 3 (21.43%) OO
7 3 (21.43%) C++
7 3 (21.43%) Java

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (28.57%) SAS
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) PCoIP
2 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Data Lake
1 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 4 (28.57%) HDInsight
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
2 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
3 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) ScriptRunner
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Support
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LAMP
1 2 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) CentOS
4 2 (14.29%) Debian
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Line Management
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) UML
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Groovy
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Xen
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Puppet
2 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (28.57%) Ansible
3 4 (28.57%) Terraform
4 3 (21.43%) Packer
5 2 (14.29%) Bcfg2
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Canon
4 1 (7.14%) Sun