The table below looks at the statistics for the VMware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Engineer
Rank 578 560 527
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -33
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 42 51 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 34
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

VMware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

VMware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Engineer within the UK.

VMware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VMware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Engineer within the UK.

VMware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Engineer
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 37 £388 +19.23% 4
London -7 14 £425 -5.55% 2
South East -3 12 £375 +15.38% 1
Hampshire 0 8 £400 -
East of England 0 5 £338 +12.50%
Scotland - 5 £350 -
Bedfordshire +11 3 £338 +12.50%
Berkshire +5 3 £225 -30.76%
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Worcester +2 2 £400 -
Worcestershire -1 2 £400 -
West Midlands -2 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £308 -
Glasgow - 2 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 1 £295 -1.66%
Yorkshire -25 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -27 1 £295 -1.66%
North East -28 1 £295 +18.00%
North West -31 1 £420 +40.00%
Midlands - 1 £295 -
Lancashire - 1 £420 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £325 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £140 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £475 -
Blackpool - 1 £420 -

VMware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VMware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with VMware Engineer in their job title.

1 82 (100.00%) VMware
2 53 (64.63%) Windows
3 41 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (34.15%) vSphere
5 24 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (28.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
7 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
9 17 (20.73%) Citrix
9 17 (20.73%) SAN
9 17 (20.73%) Linux
10 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
10 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
11 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (17.07%) DNS
13 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
14 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
14 12 (14.63%) Cisco
15 11 (13.41%) SQL
15 11 (13.41%) vCloud
16 10 (12.20%) VCP5
16 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (12.20%) DHCP
17 9 (10.98%) ITIL
17 9 (10.98%) Firewall
17 9 (10.98%) VMware ESX
17 9 (10.98%) Migration
18 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP

VMware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VMware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with VMware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.88%) IIS
1 4 (4.88%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.22%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.22%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) SAN
2 14 (17.07%) DNS
3 10 (12.20%) DHCP
4 9 (10.98%) Firewall
5 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.10%) WAN
6 5 (6.10%) NAS
7 4 (4.88%) LAN
8 2 (2.44%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.44%) Network Security
8 2 (2.44%) Wireless
9 1 (1.22%) VLAN
9 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.22%) ADSL
9 1 (1.22%) VPN
9 1 (1.22%) SSL
9 1 (1.22%) IPv4
9 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Banking
2 2 (2.44%) Local Government
3 1 (1.22%) Back Office
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.88%) NHS
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.44%) Replication
3 2 (2.44%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.44%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.22%) PDA
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Celerra
4 1 (1.22%) Handset
4 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 53 (64.63%) Windows
2 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (20.73%) Linux
5 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.88%) UNIX
8 3 (3.66%) SUSE
9 2 (2.44%) VMS
9 2 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (10.98%) ITIL
2 9 (10.98%) Migration
3 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (4.88%) DevOps
3 4 (4.88%) Server Building
4 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
4 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
4 3 (3.66%) Project Management
5 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.44%) ITSM
5 2 (2.44%) Validation
5 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.44%) High Availability
5 2 (2.44%) Change Control
5 2 (2.44%) Capacity Management
5 2 (2.44%) Low Latency
6 1 (1.22%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.22%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) VBScript
3 2 (2.44%) Python
3 2 (2.44%) C#
3 2 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (28.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
3 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) VCP5
5 8 (9.76%) VCP4
6 7 (8.54%) CCNA
6 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.10%) CCNP
8 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.44%) CCIE
9 2 (2.44%) MCSE
9 2 (2.44%) VCAP
9 2 (2.44%) MCITP
9 2 (2.44%) Degree
10 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.22%) VCDX
10 1 (1.22%) MCT
10 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.22%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (34.15%) vSphere
3 24 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
5 11 (13.41%) vCloud
6 9 (10.98%) VMware ESX
7 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
8 7 (8.54%) XenApp
9 6 (7.32%) VMware Server
10 3 (3.66%) KVM
11 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
11 2 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) SCOM
3 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.44%) Nessus
4 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.44%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.44%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.22%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
5 1 (1.22%) MOM
5 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 82 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (20.73%) Citrix
3 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
4 12 (14.63%) Cisco
5 8 (9.76%) Dell
5 8 (9.76%) NetApp
6 7 (8.54%) EMC
6 7 (8.54%) HP
7 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.88%) Veeam
9 3 (3.66%) FalconStor
9 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.44%) Symantec
10 2 (2.44%) Veritas
10 2 (2.44%) CA
10 2 (2.44%) IBM
10 2 (2.44%) Nimsoft
10 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.22%) F5
11 1 (1.22%) Riverbed