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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 90 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1114 1147 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 2.25% 2.07%
As % of the System Software category 21.64% 22.87% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 659 618
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 65 54
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.70 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +16.21%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5148 5015 4769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2824 2536 2263
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 617 652
Average hourly rate £15.81 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 1020 £350 - 448
London +19 493 £400 +5.96% 156
South East -31 191 £350 +5.26% 89
City of London +8 121 £390 +4.00% 51
Hampshire -12 73 £372 -10.89% 15
South West -14 69 £363 +9.02% 44
East of England -22 63 £325 -7.14% 30
North West -15 57 £300 -7.69% 38
Scotland +6 56 £340 -2.85% 16
West Midlands -4 55 £308 +12.02% 26
Yorkshire +3 46 £388 +40.90% 39
Berkshire -23 46 £375 +17.18% 25
Surrey -11 33 £325 +10.63% 16
West Yorkshire -3 31 £400 +60.00% 31
Manchester +4 29 £300 -7.69% 28
Bristol -9 29 £400 +39.13% 8
East Midlands +6 28 £338 +15.38% 21
Leeds +8 25 £400 +72.97% 25
Edinburgh -11 23 £375 -11.76% 3
Buckinghamshire -23 19 £400 - 1
Essex -2 18 £381 -7.57% 3
Worcestershire +7 17 £315 +88.05% 2
Reading +3 16 £375 +37.61% 11
Hertfordshire -1 15 £375 +15.38% 11
Birmingham -3 14 £220 -31.25% 12
Nottinghamshire +9 13 £319 +6.25% 8
Milton Keynes -12 13 £400 - 1
Nottingham +8 11 £344 +6.58% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 11 £219 -41.66% 7
Tyne and Wear -7 11 £280 -24.06% 5

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2300 (100.00%) VMware
2 1560 (67.83%) Windows
3 936 (40.70%) Active Directory
4 906 (39.39%) Microsoft
5 779 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 726 (31.57%) Citrix
7 630 (27.39%) Linux
8 576 (25.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 568 (24.70%) SAN
10 542 (23.57%) Cisco
11 495 (21.52%) HP
12 456 (19.83%) MS Exchange
13 451 (19.61%) ITIL
14 410 (17.83%) DNS
15 407 (17.70%) Firewall
16 384 (16.70%) vSphere
17 380 (16.52%) SQL
18 370 (16.09%) Security Cleared
19 360 (15.65%) UNIX
20 341 (14.83%) Windows 7
21 313 (13.61%) MS Excel
22 310 (13.48%) SQL Server
23 309 (13.43%) DHCP
24 294 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
25 293 (12.74%) Hyper-V
26 292 (12.70%) Finance
27 291 (12.65%) Oracle
28 275 (11.96%) XenApp
29 270 (11.74%) VMware ESX
30 265 (11.52%) SCCM

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 456 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 232 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 206 (8.96%) SharePoint
4 140 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 134 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 121 (5.26%) IIS
7 109 (4.74%) Apache
8 84 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 81 (3.52%) WebSphere
10 66 (2.87%) WebLogic
11 54 (2.35%) Tomcat
12 50 (2.17%) Lync
13 44 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
14 31 (1.35%) nginx
14 31 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 28 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
16 27 (1.17%) OpenStack
17 19 (0.83%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.83%) GlassFish
18 18 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 313 (13.61%) MS Excel
2 213 (9.26%) MS Office
3 46 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.39%) MS Project
5 13 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.043%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.35%) RMDS
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.17%) assyst
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.087%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.087%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.043%) Magento
9 1 (0.043%) Agresso
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.043%) Summit
9 1 (0.043%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 66 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (2.04%) Office 365
3 47 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (0.91%) SaaS
6 15 (0.65%) IaaS
7 12 (0.52%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.30%) PaaS
9 2 (0.087%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.087%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.043%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 568 (24.70%) SAN
2 410 (17.83%) DNS
3 407 (17.70%) Firewall
4 309 (13.43%) DHCP
5 253 (11.00%) LAN
6 237 (10.30%) TCP/IP
7 236 (10.26%) WAN
8 160 (6.96%) VPN
9 159 (6.91%) NAS
10 99 (4.30%) VLAN
11 88 (3.83%) Network Security
12 80 (3.48%) Internet
13 79 (3.43%) iSCSI
14 75 (3.26%) Wireless
14 75 (3.26%) LDAP
15 70 (3.04%) VoIP
16 60 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
17 55 (2.39%) IPsec
18 52 (2.26%) BGP
19 50 (2.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (2.57%) MySQL
3 59 (2.57%) Oracle Database
4 49 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 38 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
6 36 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 20 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 57 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 56 (2.43%) JIRA
3 42 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.35%) MSI
5 20 (0.87%) Hudson
6 15 (0.65%) Subversion
7 12 (0.52%) Maven
8 11 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.43%) InstallShield
9 10 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
10 9 (0.39%) LoadRunner
10 9 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.22%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.22%) AdminStudio
13 4 (0.17%) ClearQuest
13 4 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.17%) Ant
13 4 (0.17%) RSpec
General
1 292 (12.70%) Finance
2 98 (4.26%) Banking
3 91 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 43 (1.87%) Retail
6 28 (1.22%) Back Office
7 26 (1.13%) Legal
8 23 (1.00%) Front Office
9 20 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.78%) Law
10 18 (0.78%) Publishing
11 16 (0.70%) Marketing
12 14 (0.61%) Military
13 13 (0.57%) Local Government
14 9 (0.39%) Games
14 9 (0.39%) Electronics
15 7 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.26%) Advertising
16 6 (0.26%) Billing
16 6 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 261 (11.35%) Architect
2 234 (10.17%) Analyst
2 234 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 203 (8.83%) Consultant
4 190 (8.26%) Support Engineer
5 160 (6.96%) Administrator
6 124 (5.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 117 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
8 99 (4.30%) Server Engineer
9 94 (4.09%) Support Analyst
10 86 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
11 85 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
12 76 (3.30%) Project Manager
13 75 (3.26%) Linux Engineer
14 69 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
15 61 (2.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 60 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
17 59 (2.57%) Wintel Engineer
18 56 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
19 50 (2.17%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.96%) Middleware
2 65 (2.83%) Web Services
3 48 (2.09%) .NET
3 48 (2.09%) LAMP
4 38 (1.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 22 (0.96%) CSS
6 18 (0.78%) Application Packaging
7 14 (0.61%) HTML
8 13 (0.57%) XML
9 12 (0.52%) SOAP
9 12 (0.52%) J2EE
10 9 (0.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 7 (0.30%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (0.30%) Servlets
12 6 (0.26%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.26%) JSON
12 6 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.22%) MCollective
13 5 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 183 (7.96%) Clustering
2 123 (5.35%) Replication
3 120 (5.22%) Thin Client
3 120 (5.22%) Fat Client
4 116 (5.04%) Blackberry
5 65 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.57%) Open Source
7 44 (1.91%) Hedge funds
8 39 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 34 (1.48%) PKI
9 34 (1.48%) CLARiiON
10 33 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 29 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 25 (1.09%) Statistics
13 23 (1.00%) iPhone
14 22 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (0.74%) NHS
16 15 (0.65%) EqualLogic
17 14 (0.61%) iPad
17 14 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1560 (67.83%) Windows
2 779 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 630 (27.39%) Linux
4 576 (25.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 360 (15.65%) UNIX
6 341 (14.83%) Windows 7
7 236 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 196 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 166 (7.22%) Windows XP
10 133 (5.78%) Solaris
11 69 (3.00%) CentOS
12 68 (2.96%) AIX
13 63 (2.74%) Ubuntu
14 42 (1.83%) Windows Vista
14 42 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 35 (1.52%) SELinux
15 35 (1.52%) Windows 2000
16 34 (1.48%) Debian
17 31 (1.35%) SUSE
18 30 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (19.61%) ITIL
2 217 (9.43%) Migration
3 205 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 135 (5.87%) DevOps
5 134 (5.83%) Service Management
6 133 (5.78%) Configuration Management
7 115 (5.00%) Project Management
8 103 (4.48%) PRINCE2
9 94 (4.09%) Change Management
10 80 (3.48%) Service Delivery
11 77 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
12 68 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (2.52%) Load Balancing
14 56 (2.43%) Business Continuity
15 54 (2.35%) TOGAF
15 54 (2.35%) Performance Tuning
16 52 (2.26%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (2.04%) E-Commerce
18 46 (2.00%) Incident Management
19 44 (1.91%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 380 (16.52%) SQL
2 241 (10.48%) PowerShell
3 114 (4.96%) Perl
4 112 (4.87%) Java
5 110 (4.78%) Ruby
6 98 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 86 (3.74%) Python
8 78 (3.39%) C
9 64 (2.78%) VB
10 63 (2.74%) VBScript
11 61 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 47 (2.04%) PHP
13 21 (0.91%) JavaScript
14 17 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 17 (0.74%) Korn
15 16 (0.70%) C#
16 12 (0.52%) VBA
17 11 (0.48%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.39%) C-shell
19 8 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 370 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 294 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 259 (11.26%) SC Cleared
4 219 (9.52%) MCSE
5 156 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 117 (5.09%) Degree
7 111 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (4.35%) MCITP
9 99 (4.30%) MCP
10 84 (3.65%) DV Cleared
11 61 (2.65%) CCNP
12 55 (2.39%) CCNA
13 43 (1.87%) MCSA
13 43 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
15 33 (1.43%) CCA
16 30 (1.30%) VCP5
17 29 (1.26%) MCTS
18 28 (1.22%) CCSE
19 27 (1.17%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.57%) SLA
2 25 (1.09%) QA
3 21 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.30%) COBIT
8 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.087%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 936 (40.70%) Active Directory
2 384 (16.70%) vSphere
3 293 (12.74%) Hyper-V
4 275 (11.96%) XenApp
5 270 (11.74%) VMware ESX
6 168 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
7 122 (5.30%) XenDesktop
8 115 (5.00%) XenServer
9 84 (3.65%) vCloud
10 83 (3.61%) NFS
11 68 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 68 (2.96%) Terminal Services
12 61 (2.65%) Xen
13 51 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
14 37 (1.61%) VMware Server
15 33 (1.43%) KVM
16 30 (1.30%) ISA Server
17 28 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 28 (1.22%) Postfix
18 25 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 265 (11.52%) SCCM
2 162 (7.04%) Puppet
3 110 (4.78%) SCOM
4 109 (4.74%) Backup Exec
5 68 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 64 (2.78%) WSUS
7 59 (2.57%) NetBackup
8 41 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 37 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 34 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
11 32 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
12 29 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 29 (1.26%) Tivoli
13 28 (1.22%) Nagios
13 28 (1.22%) HP SIM
14 24 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 21 (0.91%) SCVMM
15 21 (0.91%) ZABBIX
16 19 (0.83%) ARCserve
17 18 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2300 (100.00%) VMware
2 906 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 726 (31.57%) Citrix
4 542 (23.57%) Cisco
5 495 (21.52%) HP
6 291 (12.65%) Oracle
7 243 (10.57%) NetApp
8 234 (10.17%) Red Hat
9 217 (9.43%) EMC
10 172 (7.48%) IBM
11 150 (6.52%) Symantec
12 108 (4.70%) CheckPoint
13 107 (4.65%) Dell
14 83 (3.61%) Juniper
15 68 (2.96%) McAfee
16 67 (2.91%) F5
17 56 (2.43%) Sophos
18 54 (2.35%) Veritas
18 54 (2.35%) Remedy
19 45 (1.96%) Sun
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
LA International
Posted: 22 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £150 to £175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - £500
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £175 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £100 to £100 per day 12 Month rolling contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago