The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 25 June 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 144 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Contract jobs citing VMS 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.15% 0.036% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £420 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -0.58% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 403 670 632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.25% 24.20% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 469 357
Median daily rate £360 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 54
Median hourly rate £11.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.03% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing VMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in Yorkshire

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in Yorkshire

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS in Yorkshire

VMS
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire - 3 £420 -
VMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VMS.

1 4 (80.00%) Docker
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Express
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Ansible
4 1 (20.00%) Splunk
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js Developer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Express
1 3 (60.00%) Node.js
1 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) VMware