The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Server 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 Server over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Server
Rank 600 572 560
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 26 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.077% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.78% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 18
Average daily rate £300 £263 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £178 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £379 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.53 - £18.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.91 - £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £22.50

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
5022 5132 4851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 9.91% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2976 2790 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 599 555
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VMware Server
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Server within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware Server
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Server within the UK.

VMware Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Server within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

VMware Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Server
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Server within the UK.

VMware Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Server
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Server within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 24 £300 +20.00% 5
South East +25 9 £308 - 1
Berkshire - 5 £365 - 1
London -1 4 £300 -20.00% 3
West Midlands -13 4 £300 +33.33%
Coventry -6 3 £300 +57.89%
City of London +31 2 £300 -12.40% 1
West Yorkshire -13 2 £375 +50.00%
North East -19 2 £425 +54.54%
Yorkshire -24 2 £375 +50.00%
Middlesex - 2 £550 -
Wokingham - 2 - -
Hampshire +5 1 £250 -
Birmingham -2 1 £313 +4.16%
Leeds -13 1 - -
Slough - 1 £160 -
Windsor - 1 £365 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £245 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 £245 -
Basingstoke - 1 £250 -
Hinckley - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £375 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Northumberland - 1 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 £245 -
East Sussex - 1 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

VMware Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Server 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 Server.

1 51 (100.00%) VMware
2 44 (86.27%) Windows
3 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
4 31 (60.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (50.98%) Windows Server
6 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
7 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (27.45%) Migration
10 12 (23.53%) SAN
10 12 (23.53%) ITIL
10 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
11 11 (21.57%) SQL
11 11 (21.57%) DNS
12 10 (19.61%) Cisco
12 10 (19.61%) Citrix
13 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
13 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
13 9 (17.65%) IIS
13 9 (17.65%) Project Management
13 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
14 8 (15.69%) Clustering
14 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
14 8 (15.69%) DHCP
15 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
15 7 (13.73%) Linux
15 7 (13.73%) Finance
15 7 (13.73%) XenApp
16 6 (11.76%) NAS

VMware Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.65%) IIS
2 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
3 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.84%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) SAN
2 11 (21.57%) DNS
3 8 (15.69%) DHCP
4 6 (11.76%) NAS
5 5 (9.80%) Firewall
6 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (7.84%) WAN
7 3 (5.88%) LAN
8 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.92%) SMTP
8 2 (3.92%) SNMP
8 2 (3.92%) VLAN
9 1 (1.96%) FCoE
9 1 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.96%) Intranet
9 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.96%) Network Security
9 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) PVCS
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Billing
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) IT Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Server Migration Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Server Support
7 4 (7.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.69%) Clustering
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.84%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 2 (3.92%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) FMCG
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (86.27%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Windows Server
3 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (13.73%) Linux
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.88%) Solaris
9 2 (3.92%) Unix
9 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Migration
2 12 (23.53%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 9 (17.65%) Project Management
4 6 (11.76%) Server Building
5 4 (7.84%) Email Filtering
5 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.84%) Web Filtering
6 3 (5.88%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.92%) Change Control
7 2 (3.92%) Critical Success Factor
7 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.92%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.92%) Security Management
7 2 (3.92%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.92%) Time Management
8 1 (1.96%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.92%) Korn
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) VB
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.96%) RHCE
5 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (60.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) XenApp
4 6 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.88%) NFS
6 3 (5.88%) vSphere
7 2 (3.92%) Samba
7 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.92%) Xen
8 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.96%) KVM
8 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.61%) Cisco
3 10 (19.61%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) HP
4 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.84%) EMC
5 4 (7.84%) Lotus
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle
6 3 (5.88%) Intel Security
6 3 (5.88%) Wyse
7 2 (3.92%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) Egenera
7 2 (3.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.92%) Juniper
7 2 (3.92%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.92%) NetApp
7 2 (3.92%) Serena
7 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.96%) 3PAR