The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 89 90 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1178 977 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 2.04% 1.75%
As % of the System Software category 22.40% 22.31% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 520 556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 70 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -5.55%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5258 4380 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.16% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2115 2310
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 625 569
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 1062 £375 -1.31% 552
London -4 443 £400 - 207
South East 0 246 £350 +3.70% 120
City of London -7 126 £400 -10.11% 64
South West -11 106 £335 -21.17% 52
Scotland +17 75 £345 -12.10% 17
Hampshire +22 72 £335 +3.07% 20
East of England -32 64 £328 +6.93% 39
Berkshire -18 63 £375 +15.38% 41
North West +17 59 £304 +2.01% 50
Yorkshire +4 58 £400 +23.17% 37
Buckinghamshire 0 47 £350 -10.82% 9
Milton Keynes -9 32 £350 -11.67% 3
West Midlands -20 32 £278 +1.83% 28
North East -2 31 £275 +6.79% 2
Surrey -5 31 £300 +2.12% 20
Edinburgh -15 30 £341 -9.00% 6
Essex 0 29 £383 +78.94% 3
Tyne and Wear -3 29 £275 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 28 £275 - 2
Somerset +2 27 £325 +62.50% 9
North Yorkshire +5 24 £400 -5.88% 11
Manchester +6 22 £400 +34.45% 33
East Midlands -12 22 £380 +28.81% 18
York +2 21 £400 -5.88% 6
Gloucestershire -10 21 £365 -23.15% 6
Reading -12 21 £375 +15.38% 22
West Yorkshire -23 21 £325 +4.00% 21
Lancashire -1 20 £250 -
Bracknell -8 20 £307 -46.14% 6

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2208 (100.00%) VMware
2 1594 (72.19%) Windows
3 928 (42.03%) Active Directory
4 892 (40.40%) Microsoft
5 800 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 745 (33.74%) Citrix
7 619 (28.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 538 (24.37%) Linux
9 533 (24.14%) SAN
10 524 (23.73%) HP
11 517 (23.41%) MS Exchange
12 506 (22.92%) Cisco
13 488 (22.10%) ITIL
14 421 (19.07%) vSphere
15 417 (18.89%) DNS
16 368 (16.67%) SQL
17 367 (16.62%) Firewall
18 344 (15.58%) SQL Server
19 341 (15.44%) Security Cleared
20 330 (14.95%) Windows 7
21 319 (14.45%) VMware ESX
22 314 (14.22%) DHCP
23 307 (13.90%) UNIX
24 302 (13.68%) XenApp
25 292 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
26 289 (13.09%) SCCM
27 287 (13.00%) Finance
28 279 (12.64%) Oracle
29 274 (12.41%) MS Excel
29 274 (12.41%) Hyper-V

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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
1 517 (23.41%) MS Exchange
2 265 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 205 (9.28%) SharePoint
4 135 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 134 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 134 (6.07%) IIS
6 96 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 94 (4.26%) Apache
8 70 (3.17%) Lync
9 51 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 44 (1.99%) Tomcat
11 33 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 27 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 25 (1.13%) WebLogic
14 21 (0.95%) nginx
14 21 (0.95%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.86%) IBM Notes
16 10 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.41%) JOnAS
Applications
1 274 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 195 (8.83%) MS Office
3 31 (1.40%) MS Project
4 30 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.091%) SPSS
10 1 (0.045%) CATIA
10 1 (0.045%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 25 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.32%) RMDS
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.18%) assyst
6 2 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.091%) Tridion
7 1 (0.045%) Agresso
7 1 (0.045%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.045%) Summit
7 1 (0.045%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.045%) Magento
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 39 (1.77%) Office 365
3 20 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (0.82%) IaaS
6 12 (0.54%) SaaS
7 10 (0.45%) PaaS
8 9 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.091%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.045%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.045%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 533 (24.14%) SAN
2 417 (18.89%) DNS
3 367 (16.62%) Firewall
4 314 (14.22%) DHCP
5 229 (10.37%) LAN
6 227 (10.28%) TCP/IP
7 203 (9.19%) WAN
8 146 (6.61%) NAS
9 128 (5.80%) VPN
10 89 (4.03%) VLAN
11 81 (3.67%) Network Security
12 80 (3.62%) Internet
13 74 (3.35%) VoIP
14 67 (3.03%) SMTP
15 62 (2.81%) Wireless
16 61 (2.76%) iSCSI
17 55 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (2.40%) LDAP
19 49 (2.22%) NetScaler
20 45 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (3.35%) Oracle Database
4 61 (2.76%) MySQL
5 60 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 40 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 25 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.00%) RDBMS
10 21 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 19 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.45%) DB2
16 9 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
17 8 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (1.18%) MSI
2 22 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 21 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.68%) InstallShield
5 13 (0.59%) JIRA
6 12 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
6 12 (0.54%) LoadRunner
7 11 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.50%) Hudson
8 9 (0.41%) Subversion
9 8 (0.36%) ClearQuest
10 7 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.18%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.18%) Capybara
12 4 (0.18%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.18%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.18%) JProfiler
General
1 287 (13.00%) Finance
2 107 (4.85%) Banking
3 95 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.49%) Retail
5 31 (1.40%) Back Office
6 26 (1.18%) Front Office
7 24 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 21 (0.95%) Publishing
9 20 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.82%) Marketing
12 17 (0.77%) Legal
13 15 (0.68%) Local Government
14 14 (0.63%) Law
15 11 (0.50%) French Language
16 10 (0.45%) Military
17 7 (0.32%) German Language
17 7 (0.32%) Japanese Language
18 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 276 (12.50%) Architect
2 216 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 209 (9.47%) Consultant
4 192 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 186 (8.42%) Analyst
6 173 (7.84%) Administrator
7 121 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
8 110 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
9 98 (4.44%) Server Engineer
10 84 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
11 82 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
12 74 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
13 71 (3.22%) Project Manager
14 68 (3.08%) Wintel Engineer
15 66 (2.99%) Support Analyst
16 63 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support
17 62 (2.81%) Technical Architect
18 47 (2.13%) Network Engineer
18 47 (2.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 44 (1.99%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (2.99%) .NET
2 63 (2.85%) Middleware
3 46 (2.08%) Web Services
4 26 (1.18%) XML
5 25 (1.13%) Application Packaging
6 19 (0.86%) LAMP
7 14 (0.63%) HTML
8 13 (0.59%) J2EE
8 13 (0.59%) CSS
9 9 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 7 (0.32%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.27%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.18%) ADO
13 4 (0.18%) SOAP
13 4 (0.18%) MSMQ
13 4 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (0.18%) EDI
13 4 (0.18%) WCF
13 4 (0.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 189 (8.56%) Clustering
2 125 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 106 (4.80%) Replication
4 103 (4.66%) Thin Client
4 103 (4.66%) Fat Client
5 72 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 63 (2.85%) CLARiiON
7 37 (1.68%) PKI
7 37 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 35 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 32 (1.45%) Open Source
10 24 (1.09%) Statistics
11 23 (1.04%) Hedge funds
12 20 (0.91%) iPhone
13 17 (0.77%) EqualLogic
13 17 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.68%) Celerra
15 15 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.63%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 1594 (72.19%) Windows
2 800 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 619 (28.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 538 (24.37%) Linux
5 330 (14.95%) Windows 7
6 307 (13.90%) UNIX
7 218 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 188 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 185 (8.38%) Windows XP
10 171 (7.74%) Solaris
11 65 (2.94%) AIX
12 46 (2.08%) Windows 8
13 44 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
14 43 (1.95%) CentOS
15 42 (1.90%) SUSE
16 41 (1.86%) Windows Vista
17 32 (1.45%) Windows 2000
18 31 (1.40%) Ubuntu
19 27 (1.22%) HPUX
20 22 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (22.10%) ITIL
2 231 (10.46%) Migration
3 185 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 154 (6.97%) Project Management
5 146 (6.61%) Service Management
6 123 (5.57%) Change Management
7 121 (5.48%) PRINCE2
8 87 (3.94%) Load Balancing
9 76 (3.44%) Service Delivery
10 69 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
11 62 (2.81%) Configuration Management
12 56 (2.54%) Incident Management
13 55 (2.49%) Change Control
14 52 (2.36%) Business Continuity
15 50 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
16 48 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
16 48 (2.17%) Asset Management
17 47 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 47 (2.13%) Capacity Management
18 45 (2.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 368 (16.67%) SQL
2 249 (11.28%) PowerShell
3 109 (4.94%) Perl
4 72 (3.26%) Java
5 70 (3.17%) VB
6 66 (2.99%) VBScript
7 53 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 53 (2.40%) C
8 50 (2.26%) Python
9 44 (1.99%) Bash Shell
10 41 (1.86%) Ruby
11 36 (1.63%) C#
12 30 (1.36%) PHP
13 16 (0.72%) PL/SQL
13 16 (0.72%) Korn
14 14 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.41%) JavaScript
16 8 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.27%) VBA
17 6 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 341 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 292 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 244 (11.05%) SC Cleared
4 219 (9.92%) MCSE
5 139 (6.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 107 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
7 96 (4.35%) MCITP
8 92 (4.17%) Degree
9 88 (3.99%) MCP
10 82 (3.71%) DV Cleared
11 65 (2.94%) CCNA
12 59 (2.67%) MCSA
13 51 (2.31%) CCNP
13 51 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
15 43 (1.95%) CCA
16 34 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 26 (1.18%) MCTS
18 21 (0.95%) ISEB
19 18 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (5.34%) SLA
2 29 (1.31%) QA
3 16 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.091%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 928 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 421 (19.07%) vSphere
3 319 (14.45%) VMware ESX
4 302 (13.68%) XenApp
5 274 (12.41%) Hyper-V
6 182 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
7 167 (7.56%) XenDesktop
8 86 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 85 (3.85%) XenServer
10 64 (2.90%) NFS
11 59 (2.67%) vCloud
12 53 (2.40%) Terminal Services
13 45 (2.04%) Xen
14 40 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 38 (1.72%) ISA Server
16 37 (1.68%) UAG
17 35 (1.59%) KVM
18 33 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
19 32 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 26 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 289 (13.09%) SCCM
2 144 (6.52%) SCOM
3 96 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 88 (3.99%) Backup Exec
5 59 (2.67%) WSUS
6 53 (2.40%) Puppet
7 50 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 45 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 44 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
10 37 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 26 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
12 23 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 23 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 22 (1.00%) Nagios
13 22 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
14 21 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 21 (0.95%) HP SIM
14 21 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (0.86%) MAILsweeper
15 19 (0.86%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2208 (100.00%) VMware
2 892 (40.40%) Microsoft
3 745 (33.74%) Citrix
4 524 (23.73%) HP
5 506 (22.92%) Cisco
6 279 (12.64%) Oracle
7 244 (11.05%) EMC
8 228 (10.33%) NetApp
9 225 (10.19%) Red Hat
10 158 (7.16%) Symantec
11 143 (6.48%) IBM
12 122 (5.53%) Dell
13 89 (4.03%) CheckPoint
14 80 (3.62%) Veritas
15 77 (3.49%) McAfee
16 68 (3.08%) Sun
17 66 (2.99%) F5
18 60 (2.72%) Juniper
19 58 (2.63%) Altiris
20 52 (2.36%) AppSense
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £34 - £43 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension and Other Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: Up to £350 a day (3 months)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago