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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 84 91 86
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1203 1128 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 2.15% 2.18%
As % of the System Software category 22.22% 22.42% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 651 683
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 64 51
Average hourly rate £23.25 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.58% +8.97%

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
5415 5031 4848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.59% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3047 2590 2346
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 574 598
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 +8 1111 £350 - 459
London +33 536 £400 +3.35% 137
South East -21 203 £350 +7.69% 118
City of London +14 123 £388 -3.12% 50
South West +7 90 £325 +4.83% 46
Hampshire 0 76 £363 -13.69% 21
North West 0 70 £288 - 42
West Midlands +7 62 £309 +11.26% 26
Yorkshire +18 50 £335 +11.66% 33
Scotland -8 47 £340 +0.74% 20
East of England -44 47 £338 +2.27% 36
Berkshire -14 39 £325 -10.95% 29
West Yorkshire +20 35 £400 +45.45% 22
Leeds +33 32 £400 +39.13% 17
East Midlands +19 32 £350 +27.27% 12
Bristol +8 32 £394 +43.18% 10
Surrey -31 32 £330 +10.00% 19
Manchester -11 25 £275 -15.38% 23
Worcestershire +9 21 £315 +32.63% 3
Buckinghamshire -20 20 £375 -6.25% 13
Birmingham -2 19 £281 -12.10% 13
Worcester - 19 £315 - 3
Lancashire +3 18 £324 +12.82% 3
Hertfordshire -13 17 £375 +36.36% 21
Hook +7 16 £379 +24.56% 1
Renfrewshire -5 16 £348 -13.12% 1
Erskine -6 16 £348 -15.14%
Cheshire -8 15 £275 -26.66% 14
Milton Keynes -11 15 £400 +48.14% 6
Exeter -3 14 £175 +6.06% 1

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2319 (100.00%) VMware
2 1579 (68.09%) Windows
3 946 (40.79%) Active Directory
4 924 (39.84%) Microsoft
5 798 (34.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 706 (30.44%) Citrix
7 654 (28.20%) Linux
8 606 (26.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 571 (24.62%) SAN
10 525 (22.64%) Cisco
11 493 (21.26%) HP
12 460 (19.84%) MS Exchange
13 446 (19.23%) DNS
14 429 (18.50%) ITIL
15 389 (16.77%) Firewall
16 383 (16.52%) vSphere
17 367 (15.83%) SQL
18 358 (15.44%) Security Cleared
19 346 (14.92%) Windows 7
20 343 (14.79%) UNIX
21 328 (14.14%) MS Excel
22 324 (13.97%) DHCP
23 315 (13.58%) Finance
24 300 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
25 296 (12.76%) Hyper-V
26 281 (12.12%) VMware ESX
27 280 (12.07%) Oracle
28 278 (11.99%) SQL Server
29 269 (11.60%) XenApp
30 264 (11.38%) NetApp

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 460 (19.84%) MS Exchange
2 219 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 210 (9.06%) SharePoint
4 144 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 142 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 134 (5.78%) IIS
7 122 (5.26%) Apache
8 91 (3.92%) WebSphere
9 72 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 70 (3.02%) WebLogic
11 63 (2.72%) Tomcat
12 50 (2.16%) Lync
13 40 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
14 39 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
15 37 (1.60%) nginx
16 34 (1.47%) OpenStack
17 26 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (0.95%) Node.js
19 21 (0.91%) GlassFish
20 18 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 328 (14.14%) MS Excel
2 218 (9.40%) MS Office
3 48 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.47%) MS Project
5 11 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.043%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.17%) RMDS
5 4 (0.17%) assyst
6 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.13%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.086%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.043%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.043%) Maximo
8 1 (0.043%) Summit
8 1 (0.043%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 92 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (1.77%) Office 365
5 31 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.12%) SaaS
7 16 (0.69%) Google App Engine
7 16 (0.69%) IaaS
8 8 (0.34%) PaaS
9 6 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.17%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.13%) GitHub
12 1 (0.043%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 571 (24.62%) SAN
2 446 (19.23%) DNS
3 389 (16.77%) Firewall
4 324 (13.97%) DHCP
5 246 (10.61%) WAN
5 246 (10.61%) LAN
6 215 (9.27%) TCP/IP
7 157 (6.77%) VPN
8 135 (5.82%) NAS
9 91 (3.92%) VLAN
10 84 (3.62%) Internet
11 81 (3.49%) Network Security
12 80 (3.45%) LDAP
13 77 (3.32%) Wireless
14 70 (3.02%) iSCSI
15 59 (2.54%) VoIP
16 55 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
17 54 (2.33%) IPsec
18 52 (2.24%) HTTP
18 52 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (2.76%) MySQL
4 63 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 44 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
6 42 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (1.55%) Relational Database
8 31 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.78%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
16 7 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.30%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.30%) Big Data
17 6 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (3.10%) Jenkins
2 62 (2.67%) JIRA
3 51 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.21%) MSI
5 22 (0.95%) Hudson
6 21 (0.91%) Subversion
6 21 (0.91%) Maven
7 11 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.43%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
10 7 (0.30%) IntelliJ
10 7 (0.30%) InstallShield
11 6 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.22%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.22%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.22%) AdminStudio
12 5 (0.22%) Ant
12 5 (0.22%) RSpec
12 5 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 315 (13.58%) Finance
2 95 (4.10%) Banking
3 78 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.03%) Financial Institution
4 47 (2.03%) Retail
5 31 (1.34%) Back Office
6 29 (1.25%) Legal
7 22 (0.95%) Publishing
8 21 (0.91%) Front Office
9 19 (0.82%) Law
10 18 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.52%) Local Government
11 12 (0.52%) Marketing
12 10 (0.43%) Military
13 9 (0.39%) Games
13 9 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.39%) Advertising
14 8 (0.34%) Electronics
15 7 (0.30%) Billing
15 7 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 265 (11.43%) Architect
2 230 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 210 (9.06%) Analyst
4 187 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 186 (8.02%) Consultant
6 176 (7.59%) Administrator
7 124 (5.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 116 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
9 107 (4.61%) Server Engineer
10 95 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
10 95 (4.10%) Support Analyst
11 91 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
12 76 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
13 67 (2.89%) Project Manager
14 62 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
15 61 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
16 59 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
17 56 (2.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 55 (2.37%) Technical Architect
19 53 (2.29%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (3.84%) Web Services
2 67 (2.89%) Middleware
3 50 (2.16%) LAMP
4 46 (1.98%) .NET
5 41 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 24 (1.03%) CSS
7 21 (0.91%) HTML
8 16 (0.69%) Application Packaging
9 15 (0.65%) XML
10 13 (0.56%) SOAP
11 11 (0.47%) J2EE
12 9 (0.39%) Servlets
12 9 (0.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 9 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.30%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.30%) MCollective
14 6 (0.26%) COM
14 6 (0.26%) Flash
14 6 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 190 (8.19%) Clustering
2 138 (5.95%) Replication
3 118 (5.09%) Blackberry
4 109 (4.70%) Thin Client
4 109 (4.70%) Fat Client
5 70 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 68 (2.93%) Open Source
7 42 (1.81%) Hedge funds
8 40 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 36 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 34 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 26 (1.12%) PKI
12 25 (1.08%) Statistics
13 23 (0.99%) CLARiiON
13 23 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
14 19 (0.82%) NHS
15 18 (0.78%) iPhone
16 16 (0.69%) Wiki
16 16 (0.69%) Mainframe
17 15 (0.65%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1579 (68.09%) Windows
2 798 (34.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 654 (28.20%) Linux
4 606 (26.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 346 (14.92%) Windows 7
6 343 (14.79%) UNIX
7 257 (11.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 196 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 184 (7.93%) Windows XP
10 127 (5.48%) Solaris
11 85 (3.67%) AIX
12 74 (3.19%) CentOS
13 68 (2.93%) Ubuntu
14 44 (1.90%) Windows Vista
14 44 (1.90%) Windows 8
15 42 (1.81%) Windows 2000
16 38 (1.64%) SELinux
17 37 (1.60%) Debian
18 29 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
19 28 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (18.50%) ITIL
2 248 (10.69%) Migration
3 205 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 144 (6.21%) DevOps
5 138 (5.95%) Configuration Management
6 119 (5.13%) Service Management
7 97 (4.18%) Project Management
8 89 (3.84%) Change Management
9 84 (3.62%) PRINCE2
10 77 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
11 74 (3.19%) Service Delivery
12 71 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (2.85%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (2.63%) Load Balancing
15 53 (2.29%) E-Commerce
16 52 (2.24%) TOGAF
17 50 (2.16%) Incident Management
18 47 (2.03%) Business Continuity
18 47 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
19 45 (1.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 367 (15.83%) SQL
2 231 (9.96%) PowerShell
3 129 (5.56%) Java
4 124 (5.35%) Ruby
5 118 (5.09%) Perl
6 108 (4.66%) Bash Shell
7 89 (3.84%) Python
8 75 (3.23%) C
8 75 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 66 (2.85%) VBScript
10 60 (2.59%) PHP
11 59 (2.54%) VB
12 27 (1.16%) JavaScript
13 18 (0.78%) Korn
14 14 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.52%) C++
16 11 (0.47%) VBA
16 11 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.47%) C#
17 8 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 358 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 300 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 240 (10.35%) SC Cleared
4 224 (9.66%) MCSE
5 153 (6.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 118 (5.09%) Degree
7 109 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (4.31%) MCP
9 98 (4.23%) MCITP
10 85 (3.67%) DV Cleared
11 59 (2.54%) CCNA
12 53 (2.29%) CCNP
13 48 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
14 46 (1.98%) MCSA
15 35 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
16 32 (1.38%) VCP5
17 31 (1.34%) CCA
18 28 (1.21%) MCTS
19 27 (1.16%) VCAP
20 26 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.83%) SLA
2 23 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 22 (0.95%) QA
4 21 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 20 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.30%) COBIT
8 6 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 946 (40.79%) Active Directory
2 383 (16.52%) vSphere
3 296 (12.76%) Hyper-V
4 281 (12.12%) VMware ESX
5 269 (11.60%) XenApp
6 154 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
7 122 (5.26%) XenDesktop
8 120 (5.17%) XenServer
9 89 (3.84%) vCloud
10 84 (3.62%) NFS
11 76 (3.28%) Terminal Services
12 63 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 58 (2.50%) Xen
14 54 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
15 46 (1.98%) VMware Server
16 35 (1.51%) ISA Server
17 30 (1.29%) KVM
18 28 (1.21%) Postfix
18 28 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 26 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 246 (10.61%) SCCM
2 196 (8.45%) Puppet
3 115 (4.96%) SCOM
4 107 (4.61%) Backup Exec
5 87 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (2.20%) WSUS
7 50 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 42 (1.81%) Tivoli
8 42 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 40 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
10 34 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 30 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 29 (1.25%) Nagios
13 28 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
14 26 (1.12%) HP SIM
14 26 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
15 24 (1.03%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.91%) Salt
17 20 (0.86%) Vagrant
17 20 (0.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2319 (100.00%) VMware
2 924 (39.84%) Microsoft
3 706 (30.44%) Citrix
4 525 (22.64%) Cisco
5 493 (21.26%) HP
6 280 (12.07%) Oracle
7 264 (11.38%) NetApp
8 236 (10.18%) Red Hat
9 209 (9.01%) EMC
10 208 (8.97%) IBM
11 160 (6.90%) Symantec
12 106 (4.57%) Dell
13 99 (4.27%) CheckPoint
14 83 (3.58%) Juniper
15 60 (2.59%) McAfee
16 59 (2.54%) F5
17 54 (2.33%) Altiris
18 53 (2.29%) Sophos
19 51 (2.20%) Remedy
20 49 (2.11%) Veritas
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £347 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 months contract, possibility to get extend
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £275 to £345 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago