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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 76 91 77
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1441 1144 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.58% 2.16% 2.29%
As % of the System Software category 26.04% 22.12% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 695 618
Average daily rate
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£350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 49 62
Average hourly rate £32.25 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £12.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+67.59% +4.06%

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
5533 5171 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.91% 9.77% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 2818 2370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 605 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 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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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 +18 1349 £355 -5.33% 466
London +8 546 £388 -3.12% 151
South East +29 344 £365 +4.28% 102
North West +36 130 £313 +4.16% 59
City of London -6 128 £411 +2.81% 48
Yorkshire +24 111 £300 -25.00% 45
Hampshire +14 96 £379 +3.76% 17
East of England +17 85 £300 -7.69% 37
West Yorkshire +24 84 £345 -13.75% 32
Manchester +20 61 £320 +6.66% 30
Berkshire +17 60 £398 -0.62% 27
Leeds +11 58 £330 -17.50% 25
South West -21 56 £345 +6.15% 26
Surrey +15 54 £370 +13.84% 25
Scotland -5 50 £313 -5.66% 12
Buckinghamshire +8 43 £330 -12.00% 4
West Midlands -20 32 £388 +23.01% 33
East Sussex +18 31 £334 +34.17% 7
West Sussex +13 29 £388 -22.50% 6
Hertfordshire +3 29 £343 -14.37% 19
East Midlands -4 29 £325 -7.14% 7
Milton Keynes +4 27 £350 -12.50% 3
Brighton - 23 £330 - 6
Lancashire +17 21 £300 +10.09%
Cheshire +7 21 £375 +36.36% 20
North Yorkshire +2 21 £250 -37.53% 7
Edinburgh -2 21 £325 -7.14% 6
Wales +13 19 £330 -26.66% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 17 £331 +58.68% 8
Oxfordshire -11 17 £331 -1.85% 4

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2792 (100.00%) VMware
2 1878 (67.26%) Windows
3 1144 (40.97%) Active Directory
4 1127 (40.37%) Microsoft
5 787 (28.19%) Citrix
6 782 (28.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 747 (26.76%) SAN
8 722 (25.86%) Linux
9 629 (22.53%) Cisco
10 556 (19.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 552 (19.77%) DNS
12 532 (19.05%) HP
13 528 (18.91%) ITIL
14 513 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 506 (18.12%) SQL
16 471 (16.87%) vSphere
17 467 (16.73%) SQL Server
18 459 (16.44%) Hyper-V
19 458 (16.40%) Data Centre
20 451 (16.15%) Firewall
21 450 (16.12%) MS Exchange
22 417 (14.94%) Security Cleared
23 399 (14.29%) Migration
24 397 (14.22%) Finance
25 376 (13.47%) DHCP
26 375 (13.43%) PowerShell
27 343 (12.29%) WAN
28 335 (12.00%) SCCM
29 320 (11.46%) MS Excel
30 316 (11.32%) LAN

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 450 (16.12%) MS Exchange
2 273 (9.78%) IIS
3 235 (8.42%) SharePoint
4 194 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 153 (5.48%) Apache
6 127 (4.55%) OpenStack
7 108 (3.87%) Lync
7 108 (3.87%) Tomcat
8 98 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 97 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 76 (2.72%) WebSphere
11 71 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 63 (2.26%) nginx
13 50 (1.79%) JBoss
14 40 (1.43%) WebLogic
15 38 (1.36%) Jetty
16 36 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 36 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 34 (1.22%) Node.js
18 30 (1.07%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 320 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 189 (6.77%) MS Office
3 62 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.79%) MS Project
6 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.072%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.29%) RMDS
5 8 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
8 2 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.072%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.072%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.072%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle TCA
9 1 (0.036%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.036%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 218 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (4.23%) Office 365
3 103 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
5 63 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
6 62 (2.22%) IaaS
7 50 (1.79%) SaaS
8 46 (1.65%) PaaS
9 36 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (1.04%) Google App Engine
11 9 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.29%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
13 6 (0.21%) GitHub
13 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.14%) Yammer
14 4 (0.14%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 747 (26.76%) SAN
2 552 (19.77%) DNS
3 451 (16.15%) Firewall
4 376 (13.47%) DHCP
5 343 (12.29%) WAN
6 316 (11.32%) LAN
7 220 (7.88%) TCP/IP
8 216 (7.74%) NAS
9 174 (6.23%) VPN
10 119 (4.26%) Network Security
11 109 (3.90%) Internet
12 102 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
13 101 (3.62%) VLAN
14 97 (3.47%) iSCSI
15 96 (3.44%) LDAP
16 95 (3.40%) Fibre Channel
17 89 (3.19%) SSL
18 81 (2.90%) MPLS
19 80 (2.87%) HTTP
20 79 (2.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (16.73%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.26%) MySQL
2 91 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 49 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 49 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 32 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 31 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 25 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 21 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (0.64%) Big Data
14 15 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.50%) Redis
16 12 (0.43%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 138 (4.94%) Jenkins
2 93 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 53 (1.90%) JIRA
4 46 (1.65%) TeamCity
5 39 (1.40%) Subversion
6 38 (1.36%) MSI
7 32 (1.15%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.07%) Hudson
9 26 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.86%) IntelliJ
11 23 (0.82%) Capybara
12 21 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (0.64%) Artifactory
14 15 (0.54%) Gerrit
15 14 (0.50%) Maven
16 13 (0.47%) MSBuild
17 11 (0.39%) JMeter
18 9 (0.32%) Selenium
19 8 (0.29%) WinDbg
19 8 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 397 (14.22%) Finance
2 117 (4.19%) Banking
3 66 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 52 (1.86%) Retail
5 29 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 27 (0.97%) Marketing
7 24 (0.86%) Back Office
8 23 (0.82%) Local Government
9 18 (0.64%) Legal
10 17 (0.61%) Law
10 17 (0.61%) Military
11 15 (0.54%) Advertising
12 13 (0.47%) Publishing
13 11 (0.39%) French Language
14 10 (0.36%) Electronics
15 9 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.29%) Games
16 8 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 357 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 332 (11.89%) Architect
3 247 (8.85%) Analyst
4 233 (8.35%) Consultant
5 205 (7.34%) Administrator
6 172 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 145 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 144 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
9 142 (5.09%) Server Engineer
10 132 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
11 106 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
12 87 (3.12%) Support Analyst
13 84 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 80 (2.87%) Technical Architect
15 79 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
16 77 (2.76%) Project Manager
17 67 (2.40%) 2nd Line Support
18 64 (2.29%) Wintel Engineer
19 62 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 61 (2.18%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (4.91%) .NET
2 88 (3.15%) Middleware
3 87 (3.12%) Web Services
4 61 (2.18%) XML
5 60 (2.15%) J2EE
6 50 (1.79%) HTML
7 36 (1.29%) Servlets
8 34 (1.22%) CSS
9 31 (1.11%) HTML5
10 28 (1.00%) CSS3
10 28 (1.00%) Application Packaging
11 27 (0.97%) Sinatra
12 23 (0.82%) Sass
13 15 (0.54%) SOAP
14 14 (0.50%) LAMP
14 14 (0.50%) REST
15 11 (0.39%) XSLT
15 11 (0.39%) JSON
15 11 (0.39%) WPF
16 10 (0.36%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 458 (16.40%) Data Centre
2 218 (7.81%) Clustering
3 134 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (3.94%) Replication
5 82 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 82 (2.94%) Fat Client
6 60 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 49 (1.76%) Blackberry
8 48 (1.72%) EMC VNX
9 41 (1.47%) PKI
10 36 (1.29%) EqualLogic
11 32 (1.15%) FlexPod
12 31 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 29 (1.04%) CLARiiON
13 29 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
13 29 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 25 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
15 24 (0.86%) Computer Science
15 24 (0.86%) Celerra
15 24 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1878 (67.26%) Windows
2 782 (28.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 722 (25.86%) Linux
4 556 (19.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 513 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 293 (10.49%) Windows 7
7 276 (9.89%) UNIX
8 172 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 107 (3.83%) Solaris
10 105 (3.76%) Windows XP
11 84 (3.01%) AIX
11 84 (3.01%) Windows 8
12 80 (2.87%) CentOS
13 46 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 34 (1.22%) Windows Vista
15 31 (1.11%) Windows 2000
16 28 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
17 27 (0.97%) HPUX
18 25 (0.90%) Android
19 24 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (18.91%) ITIL
2 399 (14.29%) Migration
3 239 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
4 227 (8.13%) Configuration Management
5 194 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 194 (6.95%) DevOps
6 158 (5.66%) Project Management
7 140 (5.01%) Service Management
8 136 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
9 134 (4.80%) Change Management
10 121 (4.33%) Capacity Planning
11 119 (4.26%) Load Balancing
12 108 (3.87%) Open Source
13 99 (3.55%) Service Delivery
14 88 (3.15%) Server Building
15 80 (2.87%) Mentoring
16 78 (2.79%) Problem Management
17 77 (2.76%) PRINCE2
17 77 (2.76%) Change Control
18 71 (2.54%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 506 (18.12%) SQL
2 375 (13.43%) PowerShell
3 195 (6.98%) Java
4 189 (6.77%) Python
5 177 (6.34%) Perl
6 147 (5.27%) Bash Shell
7 123 (4.41%) Ruby
8 83 (2.97%) C
9 81 (2.90%) VBScript
10 72 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 60 (2.15%) PHP
12 59 (2.11%) C#
13 58 (2.08%) JavaScript
14 50 (1.79%) VB
15 37 (1.33%) C++
16 26 (0.93%) T-SQL
17 25 (0.90%) Korn
18 11 (0.39%) Groovy
19 8 (0.29%) REXX
20 7 (0.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 417 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 308 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 278 (9.96%) SC Cleared
4 209 (7.49%) MCSE
5 188 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
6 180 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 128 (4.58%) CCNA
8 125 (4.48%) Degree
9 104 (3.72%) DV Cleared
10 101 (3.62%) MCITP
11 91 (3.26%) CCNP
12 81 (2.90%) MCSA
13 74 (2.65%) MCP
14 54 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
15 47 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
16 34 (1.22%) VCP5
17 33 (1.18%) MCTS
17 33 (1.18%) CCSE
17 33 (1.18%) CCA
18 27 (0.97%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.01%) SLA
2 61 (2.18%) QA
3 27 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.072%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.072%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.036%) BS25999
9 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.036%) DICOM
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1144 (40.97%) Active Directory
2 471 (16.87%) vSphere
3 459 (16.44%) Hyper-V
4 285 (10.21%) XenApp
5 265 (9.49%) VMware ESX
6 204 (7.31%) VMware ESXi
7 136 (4.87%) XenDesktop
8 109 (3.90%) vCloud
9 108 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 96 (3.44%) XenServer
11 90 (3.22%) Xen
12 81 (2.90%) NFS
13 66 (2.36%) KVM
14 62 (2.22%) VMware Server
15 50 (1.79%) Terminal Services
16 29 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 29 (1.04%) QEMU
17 26 (0.93%) Samba
18 23 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
18 23 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 335 (12.00%) SCCM
2 231 (8.27%) Puppet
3 134 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
4 117 (4.19%) SCOM
5 61 (2.18%) Ansible
6 59 (2.11%) NetBackup
7 58 (2.08%) Nagios
8 56 (2.01%) Backup Exec
9 52 (1.86%) WSUS
10 47 (1.68%) Salt
11 44 (1.58%) Vagrant
12 40 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 35 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
14 34 (1.22%) SCVMM
15 33 (1.18%) ZABBIX
16 32 (1.15%) Tivoli
17 28 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
18 27 (0.97%) HP SIM
18 27 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
18 27 (0.97%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2792 (100.00%) VMware
2 1127 (40.37%) Microsoft
3 787 (28.19%) Citrix
4 629 (22.53%) Cisco
5 532 (19.05%) HP
6 316 (11.32%) Oracle
7 309 (11.07%) NetApp
8 228 (8.17%) EMC
9 220 (7.88%) Red Hat
10 204 (7.31%) IBM
11 150 (5.37%) Symantec
12 144 (5.16%) Dell
13 133 (4.76%) CheckPoint
14 100 (3.58%) Juniper
15 96 (3.44%) F5
16 95 (3.40%) McAfee
17 83 (2.97%) Veritas
18 80 (2.87%) 3PAR
19 64 (2.29%) Veeam
20 62 (2.22%) Brocade
Liverpool, Merseyside
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - 3 - 6 Months initially
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT People First
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day 3 Months +
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
JM
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £397 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £299 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Solvings Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday