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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Server
Rank 553 541 530
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 42 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.069% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 0.72% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 43
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£323 £263 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -21.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £29.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +9.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-56.89% -13.43%

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
5386 5113 4849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.59% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2639 2346
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 583 599
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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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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 -16 39 £370 +48.00% 3
London +20 17 £400 +33.33%
South East -2 8 £375 +78.57% 1
West Midlands - 8 £240 - 1
City of London +30 6 £400 +39.13%
Berkshire +10 5 £375 +60.42%
Reading +16 4 £375 +108.33%
Yorkshire +6 3 £150 -33.33%
West Yorkshire - 3 £150 -
Hampshire -7 2 - -
Scotland -13 2 £225 -20.35% 1
South West -33 2 - -
Surrey 0 1 - -
East of England -29 1 £250 -39.02%
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -

VMware Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 95 (100.00%) VMware
2 73 (76.84%) Windows
3 56 (58.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (52.63%) SAN
5 46 (48.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (48.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
7 29 (30.53%) Microsoft
7 29 (30.53%) Citrix
8 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
9 25 (26.32%) Windows XP
10 22 (23.16%) Linux
11 21 (22.11%) CentOS
11 21 (22.11%) Ubuntu
12 20 (21.05%) Cisco
13 19 (20.00%) NAS
14 18 (18.95%) Splunk
14 18 (18.95%) DNS
15 17 (17.89%) Python
15 17 (17.89%) XenApp
16 15 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (15.79%) Service Management
16 15 (15.79%) Workflow
17 14 (14.74%) DHCP
17 14 (14.74%) NetApp
17 14 (14.74%) VLAN
18 13 (13.68%) Incident Management
18 13 (13.68%) XenServer
18 13 (13.68%) HP
18 13 (13.68%) Finance

VMware Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.26%) SAS
6 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Office
2 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
1 2 (2.11%) IaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (52.63%) SAN
2 19 (20.00%) NAS
3 18 (18.95%) DNS
4 14 (14.74%) DHCP
4 14 (14.74%) VLAN
5 12 (12.63%) WAN
6 9 (9.47%) iSCSI
7 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.37%) LAN
8 7 (7.37%) Internet
8 7 (7.37%) Firewall
9 5 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (5.26%) VoIP
9 5 (5.26%) WLAN
10 3 (3.16%) VPN
10 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.16%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.11%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.11%) SNMP
11 2 (2.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Legal
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Support Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (13.68%) Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) VMware Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Server Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Administrator
7 8 (8.42%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Server Administrator
9 6 (6.32%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (4.21%) Server Support
11 4 (4.21%) Windows Administrator
11 4 (4.21%) SAN Administrator
11 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.21%) Backup Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.05%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.42%) PDA
3 5 (5.26%) Replication
4 4 (4.21%) Clustering
4 4 (4.21%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.21%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.11%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) FMCG
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) e-Health
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (76.84%) Windows
2 56 (58.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (48.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (26.32%) Windows XP
5 22 (23.16%) Linux
6 21 (22.11%) CentOS
6 21 (22.11%) Ubuntu
7 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.37%) UNIX
8 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) Service Management
1 15 (15.79%) Workflow
2 13 (13.68%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.37%) Time Management
3 7 (7.37%) Migration
3 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 5 (5.26%) Network Design
5 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.21%) Risk Management
5 4 (4.21%) ITIL
6 3 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.16%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.11%) Project Management
7 2 (2.11%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.05%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) Python
2 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.16%) VBScript
4 2 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (8.42%) CCA
4 8 (8.42%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.26%) MCSE
7 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.16%) MCITP
8 3 (3.16%) CCNA
8 3 (3.16%) CCEA
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.16%) MCP
9 2 (2.11%) VTSP
10 1 (1.05%) Degree
10 1 (1.05%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (48.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
3 17 (17.89%) XenApp
4 13 (13.68%) XenServer
5 12 (12.63%) XenDesktop
6 11 (11.58%) vSphere
7 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.26%) DFS Replication
7 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.11%) NFS
8 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.11%) KVM
9 1 (1.05%) vCloud
9 1 (1.05%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (4.21%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.21%) WSUS
4 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 95 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.53%) Citrix
3 20 (21.05%) Cisco
4 18 (18.95%) Splunk
5 14 (14.74%) NetApp
6 13 (13.68%) HP
7 11 (11.58%) EMC
8 9 (9.47%) Veeam
9 8 (8.42%) Dell
10 7 (7.37%) 3PAR
10 7 (7.37%) Symantec
11 6 (6.32%) IBM
11 6 (6.32%) SolarWinds
12 5 (5.26%) Riverbed
12 5 (5.26%) WatchGuard
12 5 (5.26%) Juniper
12 5 (5.26%) Mitel
13 4 (4.21%) FalconStor
14 3 (3.16%) Oracle
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