The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 68 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1321 1009 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.60% 2.07% 2.20%
As % of the System Software category 26.99% 21.35% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 606 522
Average daily rate
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£385 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 87
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.30 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.71% -14.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.65 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.73 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -6.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4895 4726 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2440 1966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 550 754
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 1210 £380 +7.04% 610
London +25 517 £413 +6.10% 215
South East +1 306 £355 +9.23% 142
City of London +2 109 £388 -0.64% 66
Hampshire +12 108 £335 -10.66% 48
South West 0 85 £350 +34.61% 52
North West +24 82 £350 +27.36% 53
Scotland +23 75 £350 +19.55% 15
Yorkshire +23 64 £388 +29.16% 42
Berkshire -15 62 £375 +21.95% 34
East of England +1 54 £363 +3.57% 37
Buckinghamshire +17 48 £350 +5.26% 11
Manchester +18 45 £350 +16.66% 34
Milton Keynes +20 42 £350 +5.26% 7
West Midlands +18 41 £300 +4.34% 41
Hertfordshire +15 34 £500 +42.85% 16
Surrey -11 34 £338 +12.50% 23
West Yorkshire +19 32 £300 -10.44% 25
Reading +20 30 £444 +64.35% 16
Hook +12 28 £443 +77.12%
East Midlands +13 26 £375 -5.66% 16
North Yorkshire +23 25 £401 +36.34% 10
Edinburgh 0 24 £450 +68.22% 7
North East -2 24 £313 +1.79% 5
York +28 23 £401 +3.35% 5
Bristol +14 23 £425 - 28
Lancashire -2 19 £325 +20.37% 4
Birmingham +14 18 £300 +50.00% 18
Leeds -1 17 £298 -0.83% 18
Tyne and Wear -3 17 £325 +30.00% 4

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Infrastructure also 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 that cited VMware Infrastructure.

1 2650 (100.00%) VMware
2 1794 (67.70%) Windows
3 1089 (41.09%) Active Directory
4 1068 (40.30%) Microsoft
5 828 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 782 (29.51%) Citrix
7 711 (26.83%) Linux
8 646 (24.38%) SAN
9 603 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 584 (22.04%) Cisco
11 531 (20.04%) HP
12 514 (19.40%) MS Exchange
13 498 (18.79%) DNS
14 488 (18.42%) ITIL
15 485 (18.30%) Security Cleared
16 469 (17.70%) vSphere
17 449 (16.94%) Firewall
18 419 (15.81%) SQL
19 417 (15.74%) Hyper-V
20 404 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
21 350 (13.21%) DHCP
21 350 (13.21%) Finance
22 342 (12.91%) SQL Server
23 333 (12.57%) Migration
24 330 (12.45%) SC Cleared
25 328 (12.38%) UNIX
26 326 (12.30%) MS Excel
27 315 (11.89%) Windows 7
28 314 (11.85%) VMware ESX
29 307 (11.58%) XenApp

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Infrastructure also 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 that cited VMware Infrastructure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 514 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 234 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 206 (7.77%) SharePoint
4 203 (7.66%) IIS
5 131 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 129 (4.87%) Apache
7 127 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 123 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 84 (3.17%) OpenStack
10 83 (3.13%) Tomcat
11 70 (2.64%) Lync
12 65 (2.45%) WebSphere
13 61 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 56 (2.11%) JBoss
15 51 (1.92%) WebLogic
16 48 (1.81%) Node.js
17 31 (1.17%) nginx
18 21 (0.79%) IBM Notes
19 20 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
20 19 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 326 (12.30%) MS Excel
2 200 (7.55%) MS Office
3 44 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.40%) MS Project
5 20 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.038%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.038%) CATIA
7 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.038%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 18 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.15%) ENOVIA
5 4 (0.15%) Summit
6 3 (0.11%) Exstream
6 3 (0.11%) assyst
7 2 (0.075%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.075%) Maximo
7 2 (0.075%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.038%) RMDS
8 1 (0.038%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.038%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.038%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 84 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
4 59 (2.23%) Office 365
5 41 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (1.28%) SaaS
7 26 (0.98%) IaaS
8 19 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.68%) Google App Engine
10 9 (0.34%) PaaS
11 8 (0.30%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.26%) GitHub
12 7 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.11%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.075%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 646 (24.38%) SAN
2 498 (18.79%) DNS
3 449 (16.94%) Firewall
4 350 (13.21%) DHCP
5 265 (10.00%) WAN
6 260 (9.81%) LAN
7 211 (7.96%) TCP/IP
8 207 (7.81%) NAS
9 153 (5.77%) VPN
10 99 (3.74%) iSCSI
11 97 (3.66%) Internet
12 92 (3.47%) VLAN
13 90 (3.40%) NetScaler
14 84 (3.17%) Network Security
15 82 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
16 78 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
17 66 (2.49%) IPsec
18 65 (2.45%) OSPF
18 65 (2.45%) BIG-IP
19 60 (2.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (2.68%) MySQL
4 53 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 51 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 31 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 24 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
9 21 (0.79%) Redis
10 19 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 17 (0.64%) Big Data
12 16 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.49%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.49%) DB2
13 13 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 106 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 86 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.38%) MSI
4 35 (1.32%) Maven
5 32 (1.21%) JIRA
6 30 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 29 (1.09%) Subversion
8 28 (1.06%) StarTeam
9 25 (0.94%) Hudson
10 19 (0.72%) Cucumber
11 17 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 16 (0.60%) IntelliJ
13 15 (0.57%) Artifactory
14 14 (0.53%) Capybara
15 12 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (0.45%) Eclipse
16 10 (0.38%) Mercurial
16 10 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (0.34%) Selenium
18 8 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 350 (13.21%) Finance
2 107 (4.04%) Banking
3 96 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 45 (1.70%) Retail
5 34 (1.28%) Legal
6 29 (1.09%) Advertising
7 27 (1.02%) Marketing
7 27 (1.02%) Publishing
8 26 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 25 (0.94%) Law
10 23 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 22 (0.83%) Back Office
12 21 (0.79%) French Language
13 17 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.45%) Military
15 10 (0.38%) Games
16 9 (0.34%) Automotive
17 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.30%) German Language
18 6 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 314 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 277 (10.45%) Architect
3 247 (9.32%) Consultant
4 234 (8.83%) Analyst
5 159 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 149 (5.62%) Administrator
7 123 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 117 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
9 115 (4.34%) Server Engineer
10 94 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 87 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
12 79 (2.98%) Technical Architect
13 78 (2.94%) Support Analyst
14 70 (2.64%) VMware Engineer
15 69 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
15 69 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
16 68 (2.57%) Developer
17 64 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
17 64 (2.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 63 (2.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.09%) Middleware
2 81 (3.06%) Web Services
3 58 (2.19%) .NET
4 47 (1.77%) HTML
5 36 (1.36%) Application Packaging
6 33 (1.25%) XML
6 33 (1.25%) CSS
7 31 (1.17%) SOAP
8 24 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
9 23 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (0.79%) LAMP
10 21 (0.79%) HTML5
11 20 (0.75%) CSS3
12 18 (0.68%) REST
13 17 (0.64%) J2EE
14 14 (0.53%) Sass
14 14 (0.53%) Sinatra
15 13 (0.49%) Spring
16 11 (0.42%) JSON
16 11 (0.42%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 242 (9.13%) Clustering
2 194 (7.32%) Replication
3 157 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (4.08%) Thin Client
4 108 (4.08%) Fat Client
5 92 (3.47%) Blackberry
6 82 (3.09%) Open Source
7 61 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 40 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 35 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.09%) PKI
11 22 (0.83%) CMDB
12 20 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.72%) PDA
14 18 (0.68%) NHS
15 16 (0.60%) Visualisation
15 16 (0.60%) iPad
15 16 (0.60%) HACMP
15 16 (0.60%) Mainframe
16 14 (0.53%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1794 (67.70%) Windows
2 828 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 711 (26.83%) Linux
4 603 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 404 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 328 (12.38%) UNIX
7 315 (11.89%) Windows 7
8 204 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 165 (6.23%) Windows XP
10 156 (5.89%) Solaris
11 79 (2.98%) AIX
12 76 (2.87%) CentOS
13 74 (2.79%) Windows 8
14 58 (2.19%) Windows Vista
15 50 (1.89%) VMS
16 45 (1.70%) Ubuntu
17 36 (1.36%) Windows 2000
18 24 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
18 24 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
19 23 (0.87%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (18.42%) ITIL
2 333 (12.57%) Migration
3 235 (8.87%) Configuration Management
4 198 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 185 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (6.00%) DevOps
7 111 (4.19%) Change Management
8 109 (4.11%) Service Management
8 109 (4.11%) Project Management
9 106 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 102 (3.85%) Load Balancing
11 92 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
12 75 (2.83%) Incident Management
13 69 (2.60%) PRINCE2
14 68 (2.57%) Problem Management
15 65 (2.45%) E-Commerce
16 64 (2.42%) Scrum
16 64 (2.42%) Change Control
17 60 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
18 58 (2.19%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 419 (15.81%) SQL
2 274 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 162 (6.11%) Java
4 137 (5.17%) Perl
5 131 (4.94%) Ruby
6 119 (4.49%) Python
7 94 (3.55%) Bash Shell
8 93 (3.51%) C
8 93 (3.51%) VBScript
9 78 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 54 (2.04%) PHP
11 51 (1.92%) VB
12 38 (1.43%) JavaScript
13 34 (1.28%) C#
14 31 (1.17%) C++
15 21 (0.79%) Scala
16 15 (0.57%) Korn
17 11 (0.42%) VBA
17 11 (0.42%) Golang
18 10 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 485 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 330 (12.45%) SC Cleared
3 294 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 215 (8.11%) MCSE
5 182 (6.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 172 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
7 148 (5.58%) DV Cleared
8 103 (3.89%) CCNA
9 99 (3.74%) Degree
10 81 (3.06%) MCITP
11 77 (2.91%) CCNP
12 75 (2.83%) MCP
13 60 (2.26%) MCSA
14 53 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
15 44 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
16 38 (1.43%) CCSE
17 35 (1.32%) CCA
18 34 (1.28%) MCTS
19 33 (1.25%) RHCE
20 25 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (4.91%) SLA
2 23 (0.87%) QA
3 21 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.038%) COBIT
9 1 (0.038%) DICOM
System Software
1 1089 (41.09%) Active Directory
2 469 (17.70%) vSphere
3 417 (15.74%) Hyper-V
4 314 (11.85%) VMware ESX
5 307 (11.58%) XenApp
6 169 (6.38%) XenDesktop
7 168 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
8 98 (3.70%) vCloud
9 92 (3.47%) XenServer
10 86 (3.25%) NFS
11 80 (3.02%) Xen
11 80 (3.02%) Terminal Services
12 72 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 51 (1.92%) VMware Server
14 40 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
15 39 (1.47%) KVM
16 37 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 30 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 29 (1.09%) ISA Server
19 26 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 289 (10.91%) SCCM
2 218 (8.23%) Puppet
3 122 (4.60%) SCOM
4 109 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
5 91 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 82 (3.09%) Nagios
7 80 (3.02%) Backup Exec
8 64 (2.42%) NetBackup
9 57 (2.15%) WSUS
9 57 (2.15%) Ansible
10 52 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 50 (1.89%) Tivoli
12 44 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
13 36 (1.36%) ZABBIX
13 36 (1.36%) Salt
13 36 (1.36%) Vagrant
13 36 (1.36%) HP SIM
14 35 (1.32%) SCVMM
15 29 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
16 27 (1.02%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 2650 (100.00%) VMware
2 1068 (40.30%) Microsoft
3 782 (29.51%) Citrix
4 584 (22.04%) Cisco
5 531 (20.04%) HP
6 292 (11.02%) NetApp
7 286 (10.79%) Oracle
8 240 (9.06%) EMC
9 232 (8.75%) Red Hat
10 211 (7.96%) IBM
11 152 (5.74%) Symantec
12 135 (5.09%) Dell
13 134 (5.06%) CheckPoint
14 107 (4.04%) McAfee
15 85 (3.21%) 3PAR
16 81 (3.06%) F5
17 76 (2.87%) Veeam
18 67 (2.53%) Juniper
19 62 (2.34%) Veritas
20 58 (2.19%) Blue Coat
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Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
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Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £35.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
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City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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London
X4 Group
Rate: £550 - 600 per day
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Proprius Recruitment
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Proprius Recruitment
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Logic Engagements Ltd
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