The table below looks at the statistics for the VMware Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Specialist
Rank 575 550 521
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -29
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 8 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.006% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.007% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £264 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £372 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 £310
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

VMware Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

VMware Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

VMware Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VMware Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VMware Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Specialist
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -12 8 £400 +3.89% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 1
York - 4 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
London -5 2 £410 +6.49%
Manchester - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 £250 -
South East - - - -
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

VMware Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VMware Specialist in their job title 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 with VMware Specialist in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (55.00%) vSphere
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (45.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (35.00%) Clustering
7 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (30.00%) SAN
9 5 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (25.00%) Citrix
9 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (20.00%) Altiris
10 4 (20.00%) WSUS
10 4 (20.00%) X-Windows
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco
11 3 (15.00%) DNS
11 3 (15.00%) SQL
11 3 (15.00%) Oracle
11 3 (15.00%) Linux
11 3 (15.00%) MCSE
11 3 (15.00%) Firewall
11 3 (15.00%) SCOM
11 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared

VMware Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VMware Specialist in their job title 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 with VMware Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) VLAN
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) ADSL
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) VPLS
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) X-Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.00%) VMS
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) VCAP
4 2 (10.00%) VCDX
4 2 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (55.00%) vSphere
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) vCloud
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) WSUS
2 3 (15.00%) SCOM
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
4 1 (5.00%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Altiris
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) CommVault
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) PlateSpin
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint