The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had VMware Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Specialist
Rank 618 648 626
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 31 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.038% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.040% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 16
Median daily rate £438 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £338 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 - -

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

VMware Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured VMware Specialist in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 30 £425 +6.25%
South East +34 18 £450 +33.33%
London -2 9 £385 -8.05%
Surrey - 6 £413 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £438 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £438 -
Berkshire - 5 £465 -
Staines - 5 £400 -
Slough - 3 £465 -
Hampshire +8 2 £475 +40.74%
Reading - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £475 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
South West - 1 £230 -
North West - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Derbyshire - 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Derby - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £230 -

VMware Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, VMware Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring VMware Specialist in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (61.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (49.25%) Windows
4 23 (34.33%) Linux
4 23 (34.33%) Active Directory
5 21 (31.34%) SCOM
5 21 (31.34%) vSphere
6 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
7 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
8 16 (23.88%) NetApp
9 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (22.39%) NAS
10 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
10 13 (19.40%) DNS
11 12 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
11 12 (17.91%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (16.42%) Cisco
12 11 (16.42%) Red Hat
12 11 (16.42%) DHCP
13 10 (14.93%) vRealize
13 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (13.43%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (13.43%) ITIL
14 9 (13.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
15 8 (11.94%) iSCSI
15 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
16 7 (10.45%) MS Office
16 7 (10.45%) Apache

VMware Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.45%) Apache
2 4 (5.97%) IIS
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) NAS
2 13 (19.40%) DNS
3 11 (16.42%) DHCP
4 8 (11.94%) iSCSI
5 7 (10.45%) SAN
6 4 (5.97%) SSL
7 2 (2.99%) Firewall
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
8 1 (1.49%) BGP
8 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.49%) Extranet
8 1 (1.49%) Internet
8 1 (1.49%) Intranet
8 1 (1.49%) IPv4
8 1 (1.49%) IPv6
8 1 (1.49%) LAN
8 1 (1.49%) OSPF
8 1 (1.49%) SNMP
8 1 (1.49%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) DB2
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MSI
2 1 (1.49%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) COM
1 1 (1.49%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.99%) IBM XIV
3 2 (2.99%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) AS400
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.49%) iSeries
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 23 (34.33%) Linux
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.97%) AIX
8 4 (5.97%) CentOS
9 3 (4.48%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.99%) Solaris
11 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.49%) Unix
11 1 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Virtual Environments
2 9 (13.43%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.96%) Migration
5 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (7.46%) Planning and Forecasting
5 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.97%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.97%) Project Management
6 4 (5.97%) Security Hardening
7 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.48%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.48%) Presales
7 3 (4.48%) Release Management
7 3 (4.48%) Validation
7 3 (4.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 1 (1.49%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.99%) SAP Certification
6 2 (2.99%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.99%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.49%) Degree
7 1 (1.49%) MCSE
7 1 (1.49%) VCAP
7 1 (1.49%) VCP5
7 1 (1.49%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.99%) ISO22301
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (61.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (34.33%) Active Directory
3 21 (31.34%) vSphere
4 9 (13.43%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.45%) vCloud
5 7 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.46%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.97%) NFS
8 2 (2.99%) KVM
8 2 (2.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.99%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.99%) XenApp
9 1 (1.49%) Firmware
9 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (31.34%) SCOM
2 10 (14.93%) vRealize
3 6 (8.96%) SCCM
4 5 (7.46%) Puppet
5 3 (4.48%) Ansible
5 3 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (4.48%) vMotion
5 3 (4.48%) WSUS
6 2 (2.99%) Nagios
6 2 (2.99%) Packer
6 2 (2.99%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.99%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.49%) Grafana
7 1 (1.49%) MOM
7 1 (1.49%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.49%) RANCID
7 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 67 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.88%) NetApp
4 11 (16.42%) Cisco
4 11 (16.42%) Red Hat
5 7 (10.45%) Citrix
5 7 (10.45%) EMC
6 6 (8.96%) Dell
6 6 (8.96%) HP
7 5 (7.46%) IBM
8 4 (5.97%) F5
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle
8 4 (5.97%) Veeam
9 3 (4.48%) Veritas
10 2 (2.99%) SAP
10 2 (2.99%) SolidFire
11 1 (1.49%) Arqiva
11 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.49%) Juniper
11 1 (1.49%) Zerto