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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Server
Rank 552 541 521
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 56 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the System Software category 1.00% 1.20% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 26
Average daily rate
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£338 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% -26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £169 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £186 £300
% change year-on-year
+75.20% -38.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.82 £16.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.29% -42.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.82 £16.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+18.29% -42.24%

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
5577 5180 4837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.97% 9.63% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3169 2841 2372
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 607 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 -22 56 £338 +42.10% 8
London +8 21 £338 +20.53% 3
Yorkshire -21 17 £288 +55.40% 2
West Yorkshire -20 16 £275 +48.64% 2
Bradford - 8 £275 -
South East -21 6 £388 +14.81%
Leeds -28 6 £275 +48.64% 2
City of London -3 5 £463 +71.29% 1
North West -16 4 £350 -17.64% 2
Manchester - 4 £350 - 1
Bournemouth -2 3 - -
Dorset -2 3 - -
South West -3 3 - -
East of England -4 3 £165 -45.00%
Berkshire -4 2 £400 -8.57%
West Midlands -5 2 £366 -
Halifax - 2 £400 -
Coventry - 2 £366 -
Bedfordshire +5 1 - -
Hampshire -1 1 £313 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £165 -
Cambridge -9 1 £165 -
South Yorkshire -12 1 £400 +77.77%
Surrey - 1 £388 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -
Hackney - 1 £450 -
Paddington - 1 £450 -
Doncaster - 1 £400 -
Guildford - 1 £388 -

VMware Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 100 (100.00%) VMware
2 66 (66.00%) Windows
3 61 (61.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (48.00%) Active Directory
5 45 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (34.00%) ITIL
8 32 (32.00%) SAN
9 28 (28.00%) Cisco
10 22 (22.00%) SQL Server
11 20 (20.00%) Citrix
12 19 (19.00%) DNS
13 18 (18.00%) SQL
13 18 (18.00%) Linux
13 18 (18.00%) MS Exchange
14 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
14 15 (15.00%) DHCP
14 15 (15.00%) Clustering
14 15 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (15.00%) Server Building
15 14 (14.00%) Finance
16 13 (13.00%) Migration
16 13 (13.00%) EMC
16 13 (13.00%) HP
16 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
17 12 (12.00%) XenApp
17 12 (12.00%) vSphere
17 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification

VMware Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 18 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.00%) IIS
3 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.00%) Lync
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.00%) Apache
6 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Office 365
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (32.00%) SAN
2 19 (19.00%) DNS
3 15 (15.00%) DHCP
4 8 (8.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (8.00%) NAS
5 7 (7.00%) LAN
5 7 (7.00%) WAN
6 5 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 5 (5.00%) Firewall
7 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.00%) VPN
7 4 (4.00%) ATM
7 4 (4.00%) Internet
8 3 (3.00%) Intranet
8 3 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.00%) VLAN
9 2 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.00%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.00%) SSL
9 2 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.00%) MySQL
General
1 14 (14.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (1.00%) Local Government
4 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (24.00%) Server Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.00%) Administrator
4 9 (9.00%) Server Administrator
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.00%) Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Consultant
8 5 (5.00%) IT Support
8 5 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) SAN Administrator
9 4 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.00%) XML
1 1 (1.00%) Middleware
1 1 (1.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Clustering
2 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
3 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.00%) NHS
4 5 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.00%) Replication
5 4 (4.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.00%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.00%) Celerra
7 1 (1.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 66 (66.00%) Windows
2 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (18.00%) Linux
5 11 (11.00%) Ubuntu
5 11 (11.00%) CentOS
6 5 (5.00%) UNIX
6 5 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.00%) SUSE
8 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.00%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.00%) Debian
9 2 (2.00%) AIX
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.00%) ITIL
2 15 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (15.00%) Server Building
3 13 (13.00%) Migration
4 11 (11.00%) Service Management
4 11 (11.00%) Workflow
5 9 (9.00%) Project Management
5 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.00%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.00%) Time Management
8 5 (5.00%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.00%) Change Management
9 4 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.00%) CRM
10 3 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.00%) Validation
11 2 (2.00%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.00%) SQL
2 5 (5.00%) Python
3 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.00%) MCSE
3 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.00%) MCITP
6 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.00%) CCA
7 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.00%) Degree
7 1 (1.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (61.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (12.00%) XenApp
3 12 (12.00%) vSphere
4 11 (11.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.00%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.00%) Samba
8 1 (1.00%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.00%) Postfix
8 1 (1.00%) NFS
8 1 (1.00%) XenServer
8 1 (1.00%) vCloud
8 1 (1.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (6.00%) SCCM
2 5 (5.00%) WSUS
3 4 (4.00%) HP SIM
3 4 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.00%) SCOM
6 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.00%) Puppet
6 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 100 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (28.00%) Cisco
4 20 (20.00%) Citrix
5 13 (13.00%) HP
5 13 (13.00%) EMC
6 11 (11.00%) NetApp
7 9 (9.00%) Splunk
8 7 (7.00%) 3PAR
9 6 (6.00%) IBM
10 5 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.00%) Symantec
11 4 (4.00%) FalconStor
12 3 (3.00%) Isilon
12 3 (3.00%) McAfee
13 2 (2.00%) Blue Coat
13 2 (2.00%) IronPort
13 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
13 2 (2.00%) Dell
13 2 (2.00%) RightFax
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