The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Server
Rank 554 508 555
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +47
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 33 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.075% 0.054%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.82% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 17
Average daily rate £303 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £203 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £385 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £13.50
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
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 £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Server within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Server
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 Server within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -92 30 £280 -24.83% 9
London -23 8 £270 -27.02% 2
North West -13 5 £288 -
South East -15 5 £225 -39.18% 4
Manchester -10 4 £325 -
Scotland -4 3 £350 - 1
City of London -12 3 £270 -30.54%
East Midlands -7 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -20 2 £400 -20.00% 2
East of England -30 2 £400 -15.78%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Glasgow +10 1 £350 -
Berkshire -9 1 £400 +122.22%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Chester - - - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Brentwood - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Guildford - - - -

VMware Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 60 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (71.67%) Windows
3 29 (48.33%) Citrix
4 23 (38.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (26.67%) EMC
8 15 (25.00%) Cisco
9 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
10 12 (20.00%) UNIX
11 11 (18.33%) Linux
11 11 (18.33%) Migration
12 10 (16.67%) Solaris
12 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (16.67%) Internet
12 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
14 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
14 8 (13.33%) SAN
14 8 (13.33%) Firewall
14 8 (13.33%) Finance
14 8 (13.33%) VMware ESX
15 7 (11.67%) DNS
15 7 (11.67%) HP
15 7 (11.67%) CCA
15 7 (11.67%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
15 7 (11.67%) XenApp
15 7 (11.67%) Windows 7

VMware Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.33%) SAS
3 5 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Internet
2 8 (13.33%) SAN
2 8 (13.33%) Firewall
3 7 (11.67%) DNS
4 6 (10.00%) LAN
5 5 (8.33%) VPN
5 5 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.67%) SNMP
6 4 (6.67%) WAN
6 4 (6.67%) SMTP
7 3 (5.00%) DHCP
8 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.33%) 3G
8 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.67%) IPsec
9 1 (1.67%) SSL
9 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.67%) NAS
9 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Law
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Local Government
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 5 (8.33%) Analyst
2 5 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (6.67%) Server Support
3 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (6.67%) Administrator
3 4 (6.67%) Architect
4 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.00%) Developer
4 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (5.00%) Backup Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Middleware
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (5.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) EDI
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.67%) FMCG
3 1 (1.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 43 (71.67%) Windows
2 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.00%) UNIX
4 11 (18.33%) Linux
5 10 (16.67%) Solaris
5 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
6 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Migration
2 6 (10.00%) Network Design
3 5 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
4 4 (6.67%) Time Management
4 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.67%) SOA
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL
6 1 (1.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.33%) VB
2 5 (8.33%) Perl
2 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (8.33%) Korn
3 3 (5.00%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) VBScript
4 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) CCA
1 7 (11.67%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.00%) MCSE
4 3 (5.00%) MCP
4 3 (5.00%) CCNA
4 3 (5.00%) CCEA
4 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) MCITP
5 1 (1.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
4 8 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 7 (11.67%) XenApp
6 5 (8.33%) Xen
7 4 (6.67%) vSphere
7 4 (6.67%) NFS
7 4 (6.67%) Samba
8 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) SCOM
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (5.00%) WSUS
4 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (48.33%) Citrix
3 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (26.67%) EMC
5 15 (25.00%) Cisco
6 7 (11.67%) HP
7 6 (10.00%) Oracle
7 6 (10.00%) Symantec
8 5 (8.33%) Juniper
8 5 (8.33%) Lotus
8 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.33%) Veeam
8 5 (8.33%) WatchGuard
9 4 (6.67%) IBM
9 4 (6.67%) Wyse
10 3 (5.00%) AppSense
10 3 (5.00%) Egenera
10 3 (5.00%) FalconStor
11 2 (3.33%) Fujitsu
11 2 (3.33%) Dell