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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Server
Rank 556 502 545
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +43
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 31 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.075% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.82% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 18
Average daily rate £325 £373 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £385 £288
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +33.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.25 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - £13.50
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5150 4391 4706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.43% 9.21% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2113 2299
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 617 578
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.93 £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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -55 28 £303 -18.79% 2
London -13 7 £275 -25.67% 2
South East -3 5 £225 -39.18%
North West -18 5 £288 -
Manchester -10 4 £325 -
City of London +2 3 £270 -30.54% 1
Scotland -8 3 £350 -
East Midlands -12 2 - -
Yorkshire -14 2 £400 -20.00%
East of England -25 2 £400 -20.00%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Glasgow +9 1 £350 -
Berkshire -12 1 £400 +122.22%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Crawley - - - -
Chester - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -

VMware Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 59 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (71.19%) Windows
3 28 (47.46%) Citrix
4 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
6 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
7 16 (27.12%) EMC
8 15 (25.42%) Cisco
9 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
10 12 (20.34%) UNIX
11 11 (18.64%) Linux
11 11 (18.64%) Migration
12 10 (16.95%) Solaris
12 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (16.95%) Internet
12 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (15.25%) XenDesktop
14 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
14 8 (13.56%) SAN
14 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
14 8 (13.56%) Firewall
15 7 (11.86%) Finance
15 7 (11.86%) DNS
15 7 (11.86%) CCA
15 7 (11.86%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
15 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
16 6 (10.17%) XenApp
16 6 (10.17%) LAN

VMware Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.47%) IBM Notes
3 5 (8.47%) SAS
4 3 (5.08%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Internet
2 8 (13.56%) SAN
2 8 (13.56%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) DNS
4 6 (10.17%) LAN
5 5 (8.47%) VPN
5 5 (8.47%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.78%) WAN
6 4 (6.78%) SMTP
6 4 (6.78%) SNMP
7 3 (5.08%) DHCP
8 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.39%) 3G
8 2 (3.39%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.69%) NAS
9 1 (1.69%) IPsec
9 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Law
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Server Engineer
2 5 (8.47%) Analyst
2 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (6.78%) Administrator
3 4 (6.78%) Server Support
3 4 (6.78%) Architect
4 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Developer
4 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (5.08%) Backup Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.39%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
2 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.69%) FMCG
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) CMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (71.19%) Windows
2 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.34%) UNIX
4 11 (18.64%) Linux
5 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.95%) Solaris
6 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
6 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Migration
2 6 (10.17%) Network Design
3 5 (8.47%) Server Monitoring
4 4 (6.78%) Time Management
4 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.39%) Project Management
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL
6 1 (1.69%) SOA
6 1 (1.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.69%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
2 5 (8.47%) VB
2 5 (8.47%) Korn
2 5 (8.47%) Perl
3 3 (5.08%) Java
3 3 (5.08%) VBScript
4 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) CCA
1 7 (11.86%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) MCP
4 3 (5.08%) MCSE
4 3 (5.08%) CCEA
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.08%) CCNA
4 3 (5.08%) MCITP
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) MCSA
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
3 9 (15.25%) XenDesktop
4 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
5 6 (10.17%) XenApp
6 5 (8.47%) Xen
7 4 (6.78%) Samba
7 4 (6.78%) vSphere
7 4 (6.78%) NFS
8 3 (5.08%) XenServer
8 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) SCOM
2 4 (6.78%) SCCM
3 3 (5.08%) WSUS
4 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (47.46%) Citrix
3 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
4 16 (27.12%) EMC
5 15 (25.42%) Cisco
6 6 (10.17%) HP
6 6 (10.17%) Symantec
7 5 (8.47%) WatchGuard
7 5 (8.47%) Veeam
7 5 (8.47%) Oracle
7 5 (8.47%) Juniper
7 5 (8.47%) Lotus
7 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.78%) IBM
8 4 (6.78%) Wyse
9 3 (5.08%) AppSense
9 3 (5.08%) Egenera
9 3 (5.08%) FalconStor
10 2 (3.39%) Fujitsu
10 2 (3.39%) NetApp