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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 84 91 88
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1233 1147 1214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 2.17% 2.11%
As % of the System Software category 22.43% 22.87% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 676 663
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 69 45
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.40 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.50 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%

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
5498 5016 4776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.51% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2659 2298
Average daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 566 590
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +5 1132 £350 - 524
London +22 543 £400 +6.66% 176
South East -11 233 £350 +7.69% 116
City of London -8 112 £365 -8.75% 64
South West -13 83 £320 +10.34% 56
Hampshire +5 77 £325 -23.52% 17
North West -2 68 £300 +20.00% 48
West Midlands +5 56 £303 +4.31% 25
East of England -27 52 £250 -24.24% 38
Yorkshire +7 49 £335 +8.94% 39
Berkshire -8 46 £350 -4.10% 27
Scotland -4 42 £323 +9.32% 22
Surrey -25 38 £335 +7.20% 34
West Yorkshire +16 30 £400 +33.33% 21
East Midlands +12 29 £366 +33.18% 14
Wales -11 29 £350 +33.33% 17
Leeds +20 26 £400 +15.94% 13
Lancashire +2 24 £358 +68.23% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 24 £350 +40.00% 10
Hook - 21 £301 -
Bristol 0 19 £365 +30.35% 11
Cardiff -3 19 £350 +52.17% 3
South Wales -8 19 £350 +27.27% 5
Manchester -13 19 £254 -15.33% 25
Kent +3 18 £388 +40.27% 3
Worcestershire +7 17 £303 +27.36% 1
Birmingham -3 17 £300 -14.28% 7
Devon -10 17 £175 -46.96% 9
Milton Keynes -19 17 £333 +101.51% 2
Hertfordshire -18 16 £375 +36.36% 17

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2386 (100.00%) VMware
2 1593 (66.76%) Windows
3 959 (40.19%) Active Directory
4 939 (39.35%) Microsoft
5 792 (33.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 714 (29.92%) Citrix
7 681 (28.54%) Linux
8 593 (24.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 592 (24.81%) SAN
10 525 (22.00%) Cisco
11 517 (21.67%) HP
12 484 (20.28%) MS Exchange
13 470 (19.70%) DNS
14 439 (18.40%) ITIL
15 404 (16.93%) Firewall
16 375 (15.72%) vSphere
17 360 (15.09%) Windows 7
18 359 (15.05%) SQL
19 358 (15.00%) UNIX
20 353 (14.79%) Security Cleared
21 339 (14.21%) DHCP
22 334 (14.00%) MS Excel
23 332 (13.91%) Finance
24 308 (12.91%) SQL Server
25 300 (12.57%) Hyper-V
26 299 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
27 289 (12.11%) VMware ESX
28 287 (12.03%) Oracle
29 283 (11.86%) XenApp
30 277 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 484 (20.28%) MS Exchange
2 228 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 206 (8.63%) SharePoint
4 155 (6.50%) IIS
5 143 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 138 (5.78%) Apache
7 137 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 110 (4.61%) WebSphere
9 81 (3.39%) Tomcat
10 80 (3.35%) WebLogic
11 69 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 48 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
13 40 (1.68%) nginx
13 40 (1.68%) Lync
14 39 (1.63%) OpenStack
15 29 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
16 26 (1.09%) Node.js
17 24 (1.01%) GlassFish
18 20 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
19 19 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 334 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 219 (9.18%) MS Office
3 50 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.55%) MS Project
5 11 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.042%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.042%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 31 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.17%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.17%) assyst
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.13%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.084%) Maximo
6 2 (0.084%) RMDS
6 2 (0.084%) Summit
6 2 (0.084%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.042%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.042%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.042%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 105 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (1.84%) Office 365
5 34 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.30%) SaaS
7 25 (1.05%) Google App Engine
8 17 (0.71%) IaaS
9 10 (0.42%) PaaS
10 6 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
11 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.17%) GitHub
13 1 (0.042%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 592 (24.81%) SAN
2 470 (19.70%) DNS
3 404 (16.93%) Firewall
4 339 (14.21%) DHCP
5 239 (10.02%) WAN
6 236 (9.89%) LAN
7 216 (9.05%) TCP/IP
8 165 (6.92%) VPN
9 141 (5.91%) NAS
10 106 (4.44%) VLAN
11 88 (3.69%) Internet
12 80 (3.35%) Network Security
12 80 (3.35%) iSCSI
12 80 (3.35%) LDAP
13 76 (3.19%) Wireless
14 63 (2.64%) Fibre Channel
15 62 (2.60%) VoIP
16 60 (2.51%) IPsec
17 53 (2.22%) HTTP
18 52 (2.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (2.85%) MySQL
4 62 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 50 (2.10%) Oracle Exadata
6 41 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 33 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 20 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.38%) Big Data
14 8 (0.34%) DB2
14 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.34%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.29%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 90 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 66 (2.77%) JIRA
3 60 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 40 (1.68%) MSI
5 28 (1.17%) Maven
6 24 (1.01%) Hudson
7 22 (0.92%) Subversion
8 19 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 14 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.54%) IntelliJ
11 10 (0.42%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.42%) InstallShield
11 10 (0.42%) Capybara
12 7 (0.29%) Gradle
12 7 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.29%) Ant
13 6 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 332 (13.91%) Finance
2 95 (3.98%) Banking
3 80 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.01%) Financial Institution
5 45 (1.89%) Retail
6 31 (1.30%) Legal
7 29 (1.22%) Back Office
8 23 (0.96%) Law
9 18 (0.75%) Publishing
10 17 (0.71%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.71%) Advertising
10 17 (0.71%) Front Office
11 15 (0.63%) Marketing
11 15 (0.63%) Military
12 13 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.50%) Local Government
14 8 (0.34%) Games
14 8 (0.34%) Electronics
15 7 (0.29%) German Language
15 7 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 275 (11.53%) Architect
2 231 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 217 (9.09%) Consultant
4 214 (8.97%) Analyst
5 184 (7.71%) Administrator
6 175 (7.33%) Support Engineer
7 120 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
8 113 (4.74%) Infrastructure Architect
9 101 (4.23%) Server Engineer
10 100 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
11 92 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 91 (3.81%) Support Analyst
13 86 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
14 68 (2.85%) Project Manager
15 64 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
16 62 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
16 62 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
17 60 (2.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 56 (2.35%) Technical Architect
19 54 (2.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (3.86%) Web Services
2 69 (2.89%) Middleware
3 52 (2.18%) LAMP
4 46 (1.93%) .NET
5 43 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
6 30 (1.26%) CSS
7 28 (1.17%) HTML
8 25 (1.05%) Application Packaging
9 20 (0.84%) SOAP
10 18 (0.75%) J2EE
11 16 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (0.59%) Servlets
12 14 (0.59%) XML
13 12 (0.50%) JSON
14 11 (0.46%) HTML5
15 10 (0.42%) Sass
15 10 (0.42%) Sinatra
15 10 (0.42%) CSS3
16 9 (0.38%) Spring
17 8 (0.34%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 220 (9.22%) Clustering
2 161 (6.75%) Replication
3 146 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 116 (4.86%) Blackberry
5 99 (4.15%) Thin Client
5 99 (4.15%) Fat Client
6 91 (3.81%) Open Source
7 70 (2.93%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.76%) Hedge funds
9 35 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
11 25 (1.05%) PKI
12 23 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
13 21 (0.88%) Statistics
14 19 (0.80%) Mainframe
14 19 (0.80%) NHS
15 16 (0.67%) Firmware
15 16 (0.67%) Wiki
15 16 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1593 (66.76%) Windows
2 792 (33.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 681 (28.54%) Linux
4 593 (24.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 360 (15.09%) Windows 7
6 358 (15.00%) UNIX
7 277 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 201 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 184 (7.71%) Windows XP
10 129 (5.41%) Solaris
11 88 (3.69%) AIX
12 73 (3.06%) CentOS
13 67 (2.81%) Ubuntu
14 55 (2.31%) Windows 8
15 48 (2.01%) Windows 2000
16 46 (1.93%) Windows Vista
17 42 (1.76%) SELinux
18 39 (1.63%) Debian
19 29 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
19 29 (1.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (18.40%) ITIL
2 261 (10.94%) Migration
3 186 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 163 (6.83%) Configuration Management
5 161 (6.75%) DevOps
6 151 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 110 (4.61%) Service Management
8 92 (3.86%) Project Management
9 89 (3.73%) Change Management
10 81 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (2.98%) PRINCE2
12 70 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
13 69 (2.89%) Service Delivery
13 69 (2.89%) Load Balancing
14 55 (2.31%) Incident Management
15 53 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
16 52 (2.18%) TOGAF
17 47 (1.97%) Performance Tuning
17 47 (1.97%) E-Commerce
18 44 (1.84%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 359 (15.05%) SQL
2 215 (9.01%) PowerShell
3 151 (6.33%) Java
4 134 (5.62%) Ruby
5 124 (5.20%) Perl
6 121 (5.07%) Bash Shell
7 94 (3.94%) Python
8 84 (3.52%) Shell Script
9 81 (3.39%) C
10 73 (3.06%) VBScript
11 63 (2.64%) PHP
12 62 (2.60%) VB
13 35 (1.47%) JavaScript
14 20 (0.84%) Korn
15 15 (0.63%) Scala
15 15 (0.63%) VBA
15 15 (0.63%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.54%) C++
17 11 (0.46%) C#
17 11 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 353 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 299 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 231 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 215 (9.01%) MCSE
5 155 (6.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 125 (5.24%) Degree
7 105 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
8 93 (3.90%) MCITP
9 89 (3.73%) DV Cleared
10 88 (3.69%) MCP
11 63 (2.64%) CCNA
12 58 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
13 49 (2.05%) MCSA
14 41 (1.72%) CCNP
15 32 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
16 30 (1.26%) VCP5
17 28 (1.17%) MCTS
18 26 (1.09%) VCAP
19 24 (1.01%) CCA
19 24 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.07%) SLA
2 24 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.92%) QA
4 21 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 959 (40.19%) Active Directory
2 375 (15.72%) vSphere
3 300 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 289 (12.11%) VMware ESX
5 283 (11.86%) XenApp
6 154 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 124 (5.20%) XenDesktop
8 118 (4.95%) XenServer
9 97 (4.07%) NFS
10 92 (3.86%) vCloud
11 77 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 72 (3.02%) Terminal Services
13 68 (2.85%) Xen
14 59 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
15 47 (1.97%) VMware Server
16 39 (1.63%) ISA Server
17 32 (1.34%) KVM
18 28 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 28 (1.17%) Postfix
19 27 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 265 (11.11%) SCCM
2 225 (9.43%) Puppet
3 120 (5.03%) Backup Exec
4 110 (4.61%) SCOM
5 89 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (2.31%) WSUS
7 53 (2.22%) Nagios
8 50 (2.10%) Tivoli
9 47 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
10 46 (1.93%) NetBackup
10 46 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 35 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 33 (1.38%) HP SIM
13 31 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 26 (1.09%) ZABBIX
14 26 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
15 24 (1.01%) Salt
16 23 (0.96%) Vagrant
16 23 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
17 22 (0.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2386 (100.00%) VMware
2 939 (39.35%) Microsoft
3 714 (29.92%) Citrix
4 525 (22.00%) Cisco
5 517 (21.67%) HP
6 287 (12.03%) Oracle
7 265 (11.11%) NetApp
8 256 (10.73%) Red Hat
9 230 (9.64%) IBM
10 218 (9.14%) EMC
11 172 (7.21%) Symantec
12 108 (4.53%) Dell
13 97 (4.07%) CheckPoint
14 87 (3.65%) Juniper
15 59 (2.47%) JBoss
16 56 (2.35%) McAfee
17 54 (2.26%) Altiris
17 54 (2.26%) Remedy
18 50 (2.10%) F5
19 49 (2.05%) Sophos
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Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
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Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
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Stirlingshire
Experis Ltd
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Swansea, West Glamorgan
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