The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Specialist
Rank 554 557 575
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 18 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.018% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.019% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £454 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 2014.

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 26 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 17 £355 -11.25% 4
London - 7 £400 - 2
South East -4 4 £328 -11.18%
City of London - 4 £358 -
Yorkshire -4 2 £305 -23.75% 1
Surrey -6 2 £328 -2.96%
Merseyside - 2 £400 - 1
North West - 2 £400 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £400 - 1
Epsom - 2 £328 -
Leeds +3 1 £305 +43.52%
West Yorkshire +3 1 £305 +43.52%
Scotland -14 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Bedford - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Livingston - - - -
York - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -

VMware Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (57.58%) vSphere
3 19 (57.58%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (48.48%) Windows
5 15 (45.45%) EMC
6 11 (33.33%) SAN
6 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (24.24%) CLARiiON
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) HP
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 6 (18.18%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) NetApp
8 6 (18.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
9 5 (15.15%) vCloud
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (15.15%) Symantec
9 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
10 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.12%) Change Management
10 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (12.12%) Replication
11 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
11 3 (9.09%) Degree

VMware Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) FCoE
4 1 (3.03%) DMZ
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) SNMP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
General
1 2 (6.06%) Banking
1 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) EDI
2 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) CLARiiON
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) e-Health
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) BCP
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) VCP5
2 3 (9.09%) VCP4
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) VCAP
3 2 (6.06%) MCTS
3 2 (6.06%) MCITP
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) NCDA
4 1 (3.03%) NCIE
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (57.58%) vSphere
2 19 (57.58%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
4 6 (18.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (15.15%) vCloud
6 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
7 2 (6.06%) NFS
7 2 (6.06%) XenApp
8 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.03%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (45.45%) EMC
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) NetApp
5 5 (15.15%) Symantec
6 3 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco
7 2 (6.06%) Altiris
7 2 (6.06%) Remedy
7 2 (6.06%) Websense
7 2 (6.06%) BMC
7 2 (6.06%) F5
7 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.06%) MobileIron
7 2 (6.06%) Vizioncore
8 1 (3.03%) CA
8 1 (3.03%) CommVault
8 1 (3.03%) Hitachi