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 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 74 89 106
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1356 1107 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.38% 2.14% 1.88%
As % of the System Software category 24.94% 21.21% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 675 559
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £202 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 64 49
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £12.83 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -3.15%

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
5438 5220 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 10.07% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2988 2725 2244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £172
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 681 646 694
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.56 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 25 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 25 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 25 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 1238 £375 +7.14% 555
London +9 522 £400 +6.66% 173
South East +18 334 £378 +25.83% 119
City of London -2 124 £345 -13.75% 47
Hampshire +23 106 £324 -0.46% 32
South West -27 83 £230 -18.58% 47
Yorkshire +29 74 £325 +8.33% 46
Scotland +26 72 £388 +40.90% 24
Berkshire +5 72 £425 +40.49% 23
East of England +4 69 £275 -21.42% 41
North West -5 65 £357 +29.63% 52
Surrey -5 54 £375 +25.00% 18
West Yorkshire +27 53 £313 +4.16% 26
Buckinghamshire +12 51 £388 +6.16% 14
Milton Keynes +10 40 £350 -5.40% 2
Leeds +9 37 £325 +9.24% 15
Manchester +1 37 £350 +16.66% 37
Reading +19 30 £450 +174.39% 8
East Midlands +12 29 £425 +9.67% 20
West Midlands -4 28 £350 +18.64% 38
Edinburgh +5 27 £450 +9.09% 3
Hook 0 27 £323 +29.20% 2
Wales -10 26 £350 +59.09% 8
Hertfordshire -6 23 £375 +6.38% 25
North East -21 23 £319 +1.19% 12
Devon -7 21 £175 +2.94% 5
Essex 0 20 £300 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 17 £411 +30.45% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 17 £411 +30.45% 7
Kent +12 15 £375 +42.85% 8

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 2566 (100.00%) VMware
2 1729 (67.38%) Windows
3 1056 (41.15%) Active Directory
4 1048 (40.84%) Microsoft
5 827 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 734 (28.60%) Citrix
7 724 (28.22%) Linux
8 643 (25.06%) SAN
9 616 (24.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 547 (21.32%) Cisco
11 533 (20.77%) HP
12 520 (20.27%) MS Exchange
13 486 (18.94%) DNS
14 465 (18.12%) ITIL
15 450 (17.54%) Firewall
16 425 (16.56%) Security Cleared
17 417 (16.25%) vSphere
18 410 (15.98%) SQL
19 381 (14.85%) UNIX
20 357 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
21 352 (13.72%) Hyper-V
22 350 (13.64%) MS Excel
23 343 (13.37%) Finance
24 342 (13.33%) SQL Server
25 339 (13.21%) DHCP
26 334 (13.02%) Windows 7
27 321 (12.51%) Oracle
28 305 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
29 303 (11.81%) VMware ESX
30 294 (11.46%) Migration

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 250 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 198 (7.72%) IIS
4 197 (7.68%) SharePoint
5 142 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 137 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 124 (4.83%) Apache
8 105 (4.09%) WebSphere
8 105 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 92 (3.59%) WebLogic
10 88 (3.43%) Tomcat
11 66 (2.57%) JBoss
12 64 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 56 (2.18%) OpenStack
14 48 (1.87%) Lync
15 44 (1.71%) Node.js
16 33 (1.29%) nginx
17 25 (0.97%) IBM Notes
18 23 (0.90%) GlassFish
19 21 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 350 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 227 (8.85%) MS Office
3 50 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.44%) MS Project
5 11 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.039%) GIMP
8 1 (0.039%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.039%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 26 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.19%) Summit
6 4 (0.16%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.12%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.078%) Maximo
8 2 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.078%) assyst
8 2 (0.078%) RMDS
9 1 (0.039%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.039%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.039%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 110 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
3 68 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (1.87%) Office 365
5 33 (1.29%) SaaS
6 30 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.78%) IaaS
7 20 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.74%) Google App Engine
9 12 (0.47%) PaaS
10 6 (0.23%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
12 4 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 643 (25.06%) SAN
2 486 (18.94%) DNS
3 450 (17.54%) Firewall
4 339 (13.21%) DHCP
5 269 (10.48%) WAN
6 261 (10.17%) LAN
7 198 (7.72%) NAS
8 192 (7.48%) TCP/IP
9 175 (6.82%) VPN
10 104 (4.05%) VLAN
11 103 (4.01%) Internet
12 86 (3.35%) iSCSI
13 74 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
14 70 (2.73%) NetScaler
15 68 (2.65%) LDAP
15 68 (2.65%) Network Security
16 64 (2.49%) Wireless
17 61 (2.38%) VoIP
18 59 (2.30%) MPLS
19 54 (2.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 110 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (2.96%) MySQL
4 59 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 52 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (1.95%) Oracle Exadata
7 47 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 35 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 32 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 31 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (0.70%) Big Data
12 14 (0.55%) DB2
12 14 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.51%) Redis
14 12 (0.47%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 112 (4.36%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 61 (2.38%) MSI
4 59 (2.30%) JIRA
5 39 (1.52%) Maven
6 26 (1.01%) Subversion
7 21 (0.82%) Hudson
8 20 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 18 (0.70%) StarTeam
10 17 (0.66%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.55%) IntelliJ
12 12 (0.47%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.47%) Capybara
13 11 (0.43%) Artifactory
13 11 (0.43%) Selenium
14 10 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.35%) Gradle
15 9 (0.35%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.31%) JMeter
General
1 343 (13.37%) Finance
2 104 (4.05%) Banking
3 77 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 45 (1.75%) Retail
5 42 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.36%) Legal
7 24 (0.94%) Advertising
8 21 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.82%) Law
9 18 (0.70%) Marketing
10 17 (0.66%) Military
11 16 (0.62%) Back Office
11 16 (0.62%) Publishing
12 14 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.47%) Games
14 9 (0.35%) French Language
15 8 (0.31%) Billing
16 7 (0.27%) German Language
16 7 (0.27%) Automotive
17 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 306 (11.93%) Architect
2 279 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 233 (9.08%) Consultant
4 214 (8.34%) Analyst
5 190 (7.40%) Administrator
6 158 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 127 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
8 118 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 115 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 107 (4.17%) Server Engineer
11 101 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
12 90 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
13 83 (3.23%) Support Analyst
14 73 (2.84%) Technical Architect
15 71 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
16 70 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
17 69 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
17 69 (2.69%) VMware Engineer
18 62 (2.42%) Project Manager
18 62 (2.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.70%) Web Services
1 95 (3.70%) Middleware
2 62 (2.42%) .NET
3 49 (1.91%) WebSphere MQ
4 45 (1.75%) HTML
5 40 (1.56%) LAMP
6 39 (1.52%) CSS
7 29 (1.13%) Application Packaging
8 26 (1.01%) SOAP
9 24 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (0.70%) HTML5
11 17 (0.66%) CSS3
11 17 (0.66%) J2EE
11 17 (0.66%) XML
12 16 (0.62%) Spring
12 16 (0.62%) REST
13 15 (0.58%) JSON
14 12 (0.47%) RESTful
14 12 (0.47%) Sass
14 12 (0.47%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 241 (9.39%) Clustering
2 185 (7.21%) Replication
3 145 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (3.90%) Blackberry
5 90 (3.51%) Thin Client
5 90 (3.51%) Fat Client
5 90 (3.51%) Open Source
6 54 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 39 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 38 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.25%) PKI
11 23 (0.90%) PDA
12 22 (0.86%) iPad
13 20 (0.78%) NHS
14 18 (0.70%) HACMP
14 18 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (0.62%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.58%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1729 (67.38%) Windows
2 827 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 724 (28.22%) Linux
4 616 (24.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 381 (14.85%) UNIX
6 357 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 334 (13.02%) Windows 7
8 221 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 191 (7.44%) Windows XP
10 168 (6.55%) Solaris
11 87 (3.39%) CentOS
12 80 (3.12%) AIX
13 68 (2.65%) Windows Vista
14 67 (2.61%) Windows 8
15 62 (2.42%) Ubuntu
16 42 (1.64%) SELinux
17 38 (1.48%) Windows 2000
18 36 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
19 33 (1.29%) Debian
20 31 (1.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (18.12%) ITIL
2 294 (11.46%) Migration
3 209 (8.14%) Configuration Management
4 185 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 176 (6.86%) DevOps
6 159 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (4.44%) Service Management
8 98 (3.82%) Change Management
9 94 (3.66%) Project Management
10 89 (3.47%) Service Delivery
11 87 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (2.96%) Load Balancing
13 63 (2.46%) Incident Management
14 59 (2.30%) Scrum
14 59 (2.30%) PRINCE2
14 59 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
15 57 (2.22%) Problem Management
16 56 (2.18%) TOGAF
16 56 (2.18%) Performance Tuning
17 53 (2.07%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 410 (15.98%) SQL
2 230 (8.96%) PowerShell
3 174 (6.78%) Java
4 150 (5.85%) Ruby
5 143 (5.57%) Perl
6 134 (5.22%) Python
7 126 (4.91%) Bash Shell
8 96 (3.74%) Shell Script
9 77 (3.00%) C
10 73 (2.84%) VBScript
11 68 (2.65%) PHP
12 55 (2.14%) VB
13 40 (1.56%) JavaScript
14 24 (0.94%) C#
15 22 (0.86%) C++
15 22 (0.86%) Scala
16 17 (0.66%) VBA
17 16 (0.62%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.62%) Korn
18 9 (0.35%) Golang
Qualifications
1 425 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 305 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 273 (10.64%) SC Cleared
4 221 (8.61%) MCSE
5 151 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 119 (4.64%) DV Cleared
7 113 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
8 106 (4.13%) Degree
9 86 (3.35%) MCITP
10 81 (3.16%) CCNA
11 70 (2.73%) MCP
12 59 (2.30%) MCSA
13 53 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.44%) MCTS
15 34 (1.33%) CCNP
16 32 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
17 31 (1.21%) RHCE
18 23 (0.90%) CCA
19 20 (0.78%) VCP5
20 18 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.99%) SLA
2 27 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.97%) 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%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.078%) COBIT
10 1 (0.039%) DICOM
System Software
1 1056 (41.15%) Active Directory
2 417 (16.25%) vSphere
3 352 (13.72%) Hyper-V
4 303 (11.81%) VMware ESX
5 291 (11.34%) XenApp
6 157 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 152 (5.92%) XenDesktop
8 115 (4.48%) XenServer
9 97 (3.78%) vCloud
10 90 (3.51%) NFS
11 77 (3.00%) Xen
12 74 (2.88%) Terminal Services
13 71 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 68 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
15 49 (1.91%) KVM
15 49 (1.91%) VMware Server
16 38 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 37 (1.44%) ISA Server
18 27 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 23 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 277 (10.80%) SCCM
2 248 (9.66%) Puppet
3 118 (4.60%) SCOM
4 107 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 100 (3.90%) Backup Exec
6 74 (2.88%) Nagios
7 70 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 62 (2.42%) Tivoli
9 61 (2.38%) NetBackup
10 53 (2.07%) WSUS
11 45 (1.75%) Ansible
11 45 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
12 42 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 36 (1.40%) Vagrant
14 35 (1.36%) Salt
15 34 (1.33%) ZABBIX
16 31 (1.21%) HP SIM
17 28 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
18 27 (1.05%) SCVMM
19 23 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2566 (100.00%) VMware
2 1048 (40.84%) Microsoft
3 734 (28.60%) Citrix
4 547 (21.32%) Cisco
5 533 (20.77%) HP
6 321 (12.51%) Oracle
7 292 (11.38%) NetApp
8 265 (10.33%) Red Hat
9 257 (10.02%) EMC
10 238 (9.28%) IBM
11 174 (6.78%) Symantec
12 133 (5.18%) Dell
13 103 (4.01%) CheckPoint
14 85 (3.31%) Juniper
15 84 (3.27%) McAfee
16 61 (2.38%) Veeam
16 61 (2.38%) 3PAR
17 60 (2.34%) Remedy
18 56 (2.18%) Altiris
19 53 (2.07%) Sophos
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Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Redditch, Worcestershire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £28 - £30 per hour
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
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Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £200 to £300 per day
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