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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 76 89 106
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1353 1118 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.37% 2.15% 1.90%
As % of the System Software category 24.92% 21.36% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 688 553
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 65 43
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%

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
5429 5234 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 10.07% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2986 2733 2207
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 654 670
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £31.56 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +11 1232 £375 +7.14% 554
London +13 526 £400 +6.66% 181
South East +15 338 £376 +25.41% 117
City of London -8 127 £350 -12.50% 51
Hampshire +19 107 £323 +1.89% 31
South West -25 78 £225 -20.00% 37
Scotland +25 73 £388 +40.90% 24
Berkshire +3 72 £419 +28.84% 26
Yorkshire +22 70 £325 +8.33% 41
East of England -5 67 £275 -21.42% 48
North West -7 61 £366 +33.18% 54
Surrey -3 57 £375 +29.31% 18
West Yorkshire +30 52 £313 +5.04% 21
Buckinghamshire +14 47 £388 +6.16% 14
Leeds +13 37 £325 +9.24% 11
Milton Keynes +5 36 £365 -1.41% 2
Manchester +1 33 £350 +16.75% 39
East Midlands +16 29 £425 +25.92% 19
Reading +23 28 £450 +174.39% 11
Hook +1 28 £323 +15.59% 2
West Midlands -5 28 £350 +28.44% 40
Edinburgh +5 27 £450 +9.09% 3
Wales -11 26 £350 +59.09% 6
North East -19 23 £319 +1.19% 10
Hertfordshire -4 22 £375 +6.38% 24
Devon -8 20 £175 +6.06% 3
Essex -1 19 £300 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -22 17 £411 +30.45% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 17 £411 +30.45% 6
Kent +10 16 £375 +42.85% 7

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2556 (100.00%) VMware
2 1711 (66.94%) Windows
3 1049 (41.04%) Active Directory
4 1034 (40.45%) Microsoft
5 814 (31.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 730 (28.56%) Citrix
7 727 (28.44%) Linux
8 639 (25.00%) SAN
9 609 (23.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 545 (21.32%) Cisco
11 530 (20.74%) HP
12 520 (20.34%) MS Exchange
13 485 (18.97%) DNS
14 454 (17.76%) ITIL
15 444 (17.37%) Firewall
16 427 (16.71%) Security Cleared
17 416 (16.28%) vSphere
18 404 (15.81%) SQL
19 388 (15.18%) UNIX
20 348 (13.62%) Hyper-V
21 347 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
22 343 (13.42%) SQL Server
22 343 (13.42%) MS Excel
23 338 (13.22%) DHCP
23 338 (13.22%) Finance
24 326 (12.75%) Windows 7
25 319 (12.48%) Oracle
26 297 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
27 296 (11.58%) VMware ESX
28 289 (11.31%) NetApp

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 520 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 253 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 195 (7.63%) SharePoint
4 194 (7.59%) IIS
5 143 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 140 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 126 (4.93%) Apache
8 105 (4.11%) WebSphere
8 105 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 92 (3.60%) WebLogic
10 87 (3.40%) Tomcat
11 64 (2.50%) JBoss
11 64 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 55 (2.15%) OpenStack
13 47 (1.84%) Lync
14 44 (1.72%) Node.js
15 33 (1.29%) nginx
16 25 (0.98%) IBM Notes
17 23 (0.90%) GlassFish
18 21 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 343 (13.42%) MS Excel
2 229 (8.96%) MS Office
3 51 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.45%) MS Project
5 12 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.039%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.039%) GIMP
8 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.039%) CATIA
8 1 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.16%) Summit
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.16%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.12%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.078%) RMDS
7 2 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.078%) Maximo
8 1 (0.039%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.039%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.039%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.039%) assyst
8 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 110 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
3 67 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (1.88%) Office 365
5 32 (1.25%) SaaS
6 31 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.74%) IaaS
8 19 (0.74%) Google App Engine
9 12 (0.47%) PaaS
10 6 (0.23%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
12 4 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 639 (25.00%) SAN
2 485 (18.97%) DNS
3 444 (17.37%) Firewall
4 338 (13.22%) DHCP
5 266 (10.41%) WAN
6 256 (10.02%) LAN
7 198 (7.75%) NAS
8 194 (7.59%) TCP/IP
9 176 (6.89%) VPN
10 104 (4.07%) Internet
11 103 (4.03%) VLAN
12 90 (3.52%) iSCSI
13 76 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
14 69 (2.70%) NetScaler
15 68 (2.66%) Network Security
15 68 (2.66%) LDAP
16 67 (2.62%) Wireless
17 62 (2.43%) VoIP
18 58 (2.27%) MPLS
19 54 (2.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (2.97%) MySQL
4 58 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 52 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
7 48 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 35 (1.37%) MongoDB
9 33 (1.29%) Relational Database
10 31 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.70%) Big Data
12 14 (0.55%) DB2
12 14 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.47%) Redis
13 12 (0.47%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 110 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 60 (2.35%) JIRA
4 59 (2.31%) MSI
5 38 (1.49%) Maven
6 26 (1.02%) Subversion
7 21 (0.82%) Hudson
8 20 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 17 (0.67%) StarTeam
9 17 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.55%) IntelliJ
11 13 (0.51%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.47%) Capybara
13 11 (0.43%) Selenium
14 10 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.39%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.39%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.35%) Gradle
16 8 (0.31%) JMeter
General
1 338 (13.22%) Finance
2 103 (4.03%) Banking
3 75 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 47 (1.84%) Retail
5 41 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 36 (1.41%) Legal
7 24 (0.94%) Advertising
8 21 (0.82%) Law
8 21 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.70%) Marketing
10 17 (0.67%) Military
10 17 (0.67%) Publishing
11 16 (0.63%) Back Office
12 13 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.47%) Games
14 8 (0.31%) Billing
14 8 (0.31%) French Language
15 7 (0.27%) German Language
15 7 (0.27%) Automotive
16 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 313 (12.25%) Architect
2 276 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 229 (8.96%) Consultant
4 208 (8.14%) Analyst
5 191 (7.47%) Administrator
6 157 (6.14%) Support Engineer
7 127 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
8 116 (4.54%) Infrastructure Architect
9 115 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 107 (4.19%) Server Engineer
11 102 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
12 91 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
13 83 (3.25%) Support Analyst
14 75 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
15 73 (2.86%) Technical Architect
16 69 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
17 67 (2.62%) VMware Engineer
17 67 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support
18 62 (2.43%) Project Manager
19 59 (2.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (3.91%) Web Services
2 95 (3.72%) Middleware
3 62 (2.43%) .NET
4 47 (1.84%) WebSphere MQ
5 46 (1.80%) HTML
6 42 (1.64%) LAMP
7 40 (1.56%) CSS
8 31 (1.21%) SOAP
9 28 (1.10%) Application Packaging
10 23 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (0.70%) HTML5
11 18 (0.70%) XML
12 17 (0.67%) J2EE
12 17 (0.67%) CSS3
13 16 (0.63%) REST
13 16 (0.63%) Spring
14 15 (0.59%) JSON
15 12 (0.47%) Sinatra
15 12 (0.47%) RESTful
15 12 (0.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 242 (9.47%) Clustering
2 185 (7.24%) Replication
3 144 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 92 (3.60%) Open Source
6 89 (3.48%) Fat Client
6 89 (3.48%) Thin Client
7 54 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 38 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 37 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.25%) PKI
11 29 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 23 (0.90%) PDA
13 21 (0.82%) iPad
14 19 (0.74%) NHS
15 18 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (0.67%) HACMP
17 16 (0.63%) Mainframe
18 15 (0.59%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1711 (66.94%) Windows
2 814 (31.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 727 (28.44%) Linux
4 609 (23.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 388 (15.18%) UNIX
6 347 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 326 (12.75%) Windows 7
8 219 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 188 (7.36%) Windows XP
10 169 (6.61%) Solaris
11 89 (3.48%) CentOS
12 81 (3.17%) AIX
13 68 (2.66%) Windows 8
14 67 (2.62%) Windows Vista
15 63 (2.46%) Ubuntu
16 42 (1.64%) SELinux
17 38 (1.49%) Windows 2000
18 35 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
19 33 (1.29%) Debian
20 31 (1.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (17.76%) ITIL
2 285 (11.15%) Migration
3 209 (8.18%) Configuration Management
4 180 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 176 (6.89%) DevOps
6 158 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
7 115 (4.50%) Service Management
8 97 (3.79%) Change Management
9 92 (3.60%) Project Management
10 86 (3.36%) Service Delivery
11 85 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (2.97%) Load Balancing
13 60 (2.35%) Incident Management
14 59 (2.31%) PRINCE2
14 59 (2.31%) Scrum
15 58 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
16 57 (2.23%) TOGAF
17 56 (2.19%) Problem Management
18 55 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
18 55 (2.15%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 404 (15.81%) SQL
2 223 (8.72%) PowerShell
3 174 (6.81%) Java
4 150 (5.87%) Ruby
5 143 (5.59%) Perl
6 135 (5.28%) Python
7 127 (4.97%) Bash Shell
8 96 (3.76%) Shell Script
9 77 (3.01%) C
10 69 (2.70%) VBScript
11 68 (2.66%) PHP
12 54 (2.11%) VB
13 40 (1.56%) JavaScript
14 23 (0.90%) C#
14 23 (0.90%) C++
15 22 (0.86%) Scala
16 18 (0.70%) VBA
17 16 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.63%) Korn
18 8 (0.31%) Golang
Qualifications
1 427 (16.71%) Security Cleared
2 297 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 276 (10.80%) SC Cleared
4 214 (8.37%) MCSE
5 149 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 120 (4.69%) DV Cleared
7 109 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 108 (4.23%) Degree
9 83 (3.25%) MCITP
10 77 (3.01%) CCNA
11 69 (2.70%) MCP
12 59 (2.31%) MCSA
13 54 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.41%) MCTS
15 33 (1.29%) CCNP
16 31 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
16 31 (1.21%) RHCE
17 22 (0.86%) CCA
18 21 (0.82%) VCP5
19 18 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (5.01%) SLA
2 26 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (0.78%) QA
5 19 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.078%) COBIT
11 1 (0.039%) DICOM
System Software
1 1049 (41.04%) Active Directory
2 416 (16.28%) vSphere
3 348 (13.62%) Hyper-V
4 296 (11.58%) VMware ESX
5 287 (11.23%) XenApp
6 155 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
7 151 (5.91%) XenDesktop
8 114 (4.46%) XenServer
9 98 (3.83%) vCloud
10 94 (3.68%) NFS
11 77 (3.01%) Xen
12 74 (2.90%) Terminal Services
13 71 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 68 (2.66%) Oracle RAC
15 49 (1.92%) KVM
16 47 (1.84%) VMware Server
17 38 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 36 (1.41%) ISA Server
19 26 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 23 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 272 (10.64%) SCCM
2 249 (9.74%) Puppet
3 118 (4.62%) SCOM
4 107 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (3.95%) Backup Exec
6 72 (2.82%) Nagios
7 68 (2.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 60 (2.35%) NetBackup
9 58 (2.27%) Tivoli
10 53 (2.07%) WSUS
11 45 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
12 44 (1.72%) Ansible
13 40 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 37 (1.45%) Vagrant
15 35 (1.37%) Salt
16 32 (1.25%) ZABBIX
17 30 (1.17%) HP SIM
18 29 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
19 27 (1.06%) SCVMM
20 22 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2556 (100.00%) VMware
2 1034 (40.45%) Microsoft
3 730 (28.56%) Citrix
4 545 (21.32%) Cisco
5 530 (20.74%) HP
6 319 (12.48%) Oracle
7 289 (11.31%) NetApp
8 263 (10.29%) Red Hat
9 257 (10.05%) EMC
10 232 (9.08%) IBM
11 174 (6.81%) Symantec
12 129 (5.05%) Dell
13 102 (3.99%) CheckPoint
14 86 (3.36%) Juniper
15 80 (3.13%) McAfee
16 61 (2.39%) 3PAR
17 60 (2.35%) Veeam
17 60 (2.35%) Remedy
18 56 (2.19%) Altiris
19 52 (2.03%) Apple
Crawley, Sussex
Capita
Posted: 6 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £175 - £275 per day + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50,000 to £60,000 basic package + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £28 - £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago