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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 72 89 103
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1374 1099 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.49% 2.13% 1.97%
As % of the System Software category 25.62% 20.89% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 668 521
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 44 80
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.27% -14.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £12.75 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.06 £44.03 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.11%

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
5362 5261 4582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 10.19% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2967 2698 2141
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 631 773
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
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 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +13 1256 £375 +7.14% 516
London +8 492 £400 +2.23% 173
South East +17 356 £375 +15.38% 108
Hampshire +15 120 £325 -13.33% 40
City of London 0 120 £375 -4.82% 51
Yorkshire +34 86 £350 +16.66% 28
Scotland +34 80 £375 +19.90% 20
South West -19 79 £250 -8.25% 64
East of England -7 72 £305 -12.85% 31
Berkshire +5 71 £450 +50.00% 24
North West -7 64 £357 +29.63% 41
West Yorkshire +30 59 £315 +5.88% 22
Buckinghamshire +18 54 £380 +13.43% 9
Surrey +2 54 £350 +18.64% 11
Milton Keynes +10 44 £350 +1.44% 7
Manchester +7 43 £350 +16.75% 18
West Midlands +2 39 £300 +1.69% 46
Leeds +21 38 £325 +8.33% 14
Hertfordshire +10 36 £475 +35.71% 17
Reading +28 31 £450 +74.75% 8
East Midlands +16 30 £425 +14.86% 13
Edinburgh +9 29 £450 +5.88% 8
Hook -2 29 £425 +70.00% 1
North East -13 28 £325 +3.17% 9
North Yorkshire +11 21 £388 +18.32% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 21 £373 +20.16% 6
Tyne and Wear -17 21 £373 +20.16% 7
Glasgow +5 16 £310 -11.42% 5
Devon -4 16 £183 +10.60% 4
York - 16 £401 - 4

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2607 (100.00%) VMware
2 1764 (67.66%) Windows
3 1092 (41.89%) Active Directory
4 1069 (41.00%) Microsoft
5 836 (32.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 760 (29.15%) Citrix
7 712 (27.31%) Linux
8 622 (23.86%) SAN
9 614 (23.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 553 (21.21%) Cisco
11 543 (20.83%) HP
12 509 (19.52%) MS Exchange
13 500 (19.18%) DNS
14 482 (18.49%) ITIL
15 449 (17.22%) Security Cleared
16 444 (17.03%) Firewall
17 435 (16.69%) vSphere
18 421 (16.15%) SQL
19 399 (15.30%) Hyper-V
20 378 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
21 352 (13.50%) SQL Server
21 352 (13.50%) MS Excel
22 351 (13.46%) UNIX
23 350 (13.43%) DHCP
24 328 (12.58%) Windows 7
25 327 (12.54%) Finance
26 316 (12.12%) Oracle
27 313 (12.01%) Migration
28 311 (11.93%) VMware ESX
29 307 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 509 (19.52%) MS Exchange
2 248 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 217 (8.32%) SharePoint
4 205 (7.86%) IIS
5 139 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 135 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 121 (4.64%) Apache
8 113 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 88 (3.38%) WebSphere
10 81 (3.11%) Tomcat
11 75 (2.88%) WebLogic
12 68 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 66 (2.53%) OpenStack
14 64 (2.45%) JBoss
15 63 (2.42%) Lync
16 38 (1.46%) Node.js
17 26 (1.00%) nginx
18 25 (0.96%) IBM Notes
19 18 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
20 17 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 352 (13.50%) MS Excel
2 220 (8.44%) MS Office
3 50 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.38%) MS Project
5 14 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.038%) CATIA
8 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.038%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.038%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.038%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 25 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.19%) Summit
6 4 (0.15%) ENOVIA
7 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.12%) Exstream
7 3 (0.12%) assyst
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.077%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.077%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.077%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.077%) RMDS
8 2 (0.077%) Maximo
9 1 (0.038%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.038%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.038%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 103 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
4 54 (2.07%) Office 365
5 37 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (1.30%) SaaS
7 23 (0.88%) IaaS
8 21 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (0.77%) Google App Engine
10 13 (0.50%) PaaS
11 8 (0.31%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.23%) GitHub
14 5 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
15 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.077%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 622 (23.86%) SAN
2 500 (19.18%) DNS
3 444 (17.03%) Firewall
4 350 (13.43%) DHCP
5 266 (10.20%) WAN
6 256 (9.82%) LAN
7 211 (8.09%) TCP/IP
8 198 (7.59%) NAS
9 167 (6.41%) VPN
10 104 (3.99%) VLAN
11 97 (3.72%) Internet
12 88 (3.38%) iSCSI
13 81 (3.11%) NetScaler
14 73 (2.80%) Fibre Channel
15 68 (2.61%) Network Security
16 66 (2.53%) IPsec
17 62 (2.38%) MPLS
18 61 (2.34%) LDAP
19 59 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
20 56 (2.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (2.88%) MySQL
4 59 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 53 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 46 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
8 34 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 33 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 32 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (0.73%) Big Data
12 18 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.58%) Redis
14 14 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.54%) DB2
15 13 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.46%) NoSQL
16 12 (0.46%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 103 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 74 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.45%) MSI
4 41 (1.57%) JIRA
5 38 (1.46%) Maven
6 26 (1.00%) Subversion
7 25 (0.96%) StarTeam
8 23 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 18 (0.69%) Hudson
9 18 (0.69%) Cucumber
10 14 (0.54%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.54%) IntelliJ
11 13 (0.50%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.50%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.46%) Capybara
12 12 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.38%) Selenium
14 9 (0.35%) Gradle
15 8 (0.31%) JMeter
General
1 327 (12.54%) Finance
2 109 (4.18%) Banking
3 91 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 45 (1.73%) Retail
5 37 (1.42%) Legal
6 26 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 22 (0.84%) Advertising
7 22 (0.84%) Publishing
8 21 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.81%) Law
9 19 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.73%) Marketing
10 18 (0.69%) Back Office
11 17 (0.65%) Military
12 15 (0.58%) Games
13 14 (0.54%) French Language
14 9 (0.35%) Automotive
15 8 (0.31%) Billing
16 7 (0.27%) German Language
17 6 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 302 (11.58%) Architect
2 294 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 235 (9.01%) Consultant
4 224 (8.59%) Analyst
5 169 (6.48%) Administrator
6 167 (6.41%) Support Engineer
7 129 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
8 122 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 114 (4.37%) Server Engineer
10 107 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
11 92 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
12 88 (3.38%) Support Analyst
13 75 (2.88%) Linux Engineer
14 74 (2.84%) VMware Engineer
15 73 (2.80%) Technical Architect
16 71 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
17 69 (2.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 66 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
19 65 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
20 60 (2.30%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (3.72%) Web Services
2 90 (3.45%) Middleware
3 63 (2.42%) .NET
4 47 (1.80%) HTML
5 36 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 35 (1.34%) Application Packaging
6 35 (1.34%) CSS
7 33 (1.27%) LAMP
8 32 (1.23%) SOAP
9 28 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
10 21 (0.81%) XML
11 18 (0.69%) REST
11 18 (0.69%) HTML5
12 17 (0.65%) J2EE
12 17 (0.65%) CSS3
13 14 (0.54%) Spring
14 12 (0.46%) Sass
14 12 (0.46%) Sinatra
14 12 (0.46%) JSON
15 11 (0.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 246 (9.44%) Clustering
2 182 (6.98%) Replication
3 153 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (3.76%) Blackberry
5 94 (3.61%) Thin Client
5 94 (3.61%) Fat Client
6 88 (3.38%) Open Source
7 56 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
10 35 (1.34%) PKI
11 24 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.84%) PDA
13 21 (0.81%) NHS
14 20 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 20 (0.77%) iPad
15 17 (0.65%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.65%) HACMP
15 17 (0.65%) CMDB
16 16 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1764 (67.66%) Windows
2 836 (32.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 712 (27.31%) Linux
4 614 (23.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 378 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 351 (13.46%) UNIX
7 328 (12.58%) Windows 7
8 220 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 190 (7.29%) Windows XP
10 161 (6.18%) Solaris
11 82 (3.15%) CentOS
12 78 (2.99%) AIX
13 72 (2.76%) Windows 8
14 66 (2.53%) Windows Vista
15 54 (2.07%) Ubuntu
16 37 (1.42%) Windows 2000
17 33 (1.27%) VMS
18 32 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
19 25 (0.96%) HPUX
19 25 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (18.49%) ITIL
2 313 (12.01%) Migration
3 217 (8.32%) Configuration Management
4 173 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 160 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (6.10%) DevOps
7 115 (4.41%) Service Management
8 110 (4.22%) Change Management
9 108 (4.14%) Project Management
10 98 (3.76%) Service Delivery
11 85 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (3.26%) Load Balancing
12 70 (2.69%) Incident Management
13 65 (2.49%) Problem Management
14 64 (2.45%) Change Control
15 63 (2.42%) PRINCE2
16 58 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
17 57 (2.19%) High Availability
17 57 (2.19%) Capacity Planning
17 57 (2.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 421 (16.15%) SQL
2 262 (10.05%) PowerShell
3 157 (6.02%) Java
4 137 (5.26%) Ruby
5 135 (5.18%) Perl
6 125 (4.79%) Python
7 107 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 91 (3.49%) Shell Script
9 90 (3.45%) VBScript
10 78 (2.99%) C
11 63 (2.42%) PHP
12 54 (2.07%) VB
13 37 (1.42%) JavaScript
14 29 (1.11%) C#
15 26 (1.00%) C++
16 22 (0.84%) Scala
17 15 (0.58%) VBA
18 14 (0.54%) Korn
18 14 (0.54%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.42%) Golang
Qualifications
1 449 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 307 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 291 (11.16%) SC Cleared
4 224 (8.59%) MCSE
5 161 (6.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 139 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
7 133 (5.10%) DV Cleared
8 101 (3.87%) Degree
9 91 (3.49%) MCITP
10 89 (3.41%) CCNA
11 74 (2.84%) MCP
12 66 (2.53%) MCSA
13 54 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
14 50 (1.92%) CCNP
15 44 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
16 42 (1.61%) MCTS
17 36 (1.38%) RHCE
18 34 (1.30%) CCA
19 20 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 20 (0.77%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.91%) SLA
2 23 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (0.77%) QA
5 15 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.038%) DICOM
9 1 (0.038%) COBIT
System Software
1 1092 (41.89%) Active Directory
2 435 (16.69%) vSphere
3 399 (15.30%) Hyper-V
4 311 (11.93%) VMware ESX
5 293 (11.24%) XenApp
6 162 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
7 157 (6.02%) XenDesktop
8 107 (4.10%) XenServer
9 97 (3.72%) vCloud
10 89 (3.41%) NFS
11 83 (3.18%) Xen
12 77 (2.95%) Terminal Services
13 74 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
14 56 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
14 56 (2.15%) VMware Server
15 46 (1.76%) KVM
16 41 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 35 (1.34%) ISA Server
18 25 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 25 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 293 (11.24%) SCCM
2 230 (8.82%) Puppet
3 131 (5.02%) SCOM
4 103 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (3.22%) Backup Exec
6 81 (3.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 73 (2.80%) Nagios
8 67 (2.57%) NetBackup
9 57 (2.19%) WSUS
9 57 (2.19%) Tivoli
10 48 (1.84%) Ansible
11 47 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 44 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
13 33 (1.27%) HP SIM
13 33 (1.27%) ZABBIX
14 32 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
15 31 (1.19%) Salt
15 31 (1.19%) SELinux
16 30 (1.15%) SCVMM
17 27 (1.04%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2607 (100.00%) VMware
2 1069 (41.00%) Microsoft
3 760 (29.15%) Citrix
4 553 (21.21%) Cisco
5 543 (20.83%) HP
6 316 (12.12%) Oracle
7 290 (11.12%) NetApp
8 251 (9.63%) Red Hat
9 242 (9.28%) EMC
10 225 (8.63%) IBM
11 164 (6.29%) Symantec
12 136 (5.22%) Dell
13 108 (4.14%) CheckPoint
14 98 (3.76%) McAfee
15 74 (2.84%) Juniper
16 71 (2.72%) 3PAR
17 70 (2.69%) Veeam
18 60 (2.30%) F5
19 53 (2.03%) BMC
20 51 (1.96%) Remedy
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-475 a day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day £250 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £125 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago