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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
England / Yorkshire
Rank 125 138 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.093% 0.036% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 495 634 543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 22.92% 22.51% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 407 300
Median daily rate £413 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 71
Median hourly rate £12.51 £13.91 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
South Yorkshire -3 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
VMS
England

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) AIX
3 4 (57.14%) Solaris
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) NFS
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) Sun
3 4 (57.14%) Symmetrix
3 4 (57.14%) SUSE
3 4 (57.14%) Replication
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (57.14%) EMC
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 4 (57.14%) Veritas
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (57.14%) NAS
3 4 (57.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (57.14%) Veritas File System
3 4 (57.14%) SRDF
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

VMS
Top Related 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 (14.29%) OpenStack
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) LDAP
1 4 (57.14%) NAS
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Ant
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Hudson
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) AIX Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) SAN Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Backup Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
1 4 (57.14%) Symmetrix
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) AIX
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) SUSE
2 4 (57.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) NFS
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (57.14%) SRDF
1 4 (57.14%) Veritas File System
1 4 (57.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (14.29%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) Veritas
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec