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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Specialist
Rank 594 587 593
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 12 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.009% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.010% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 11
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £343 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £360 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 - £315
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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 25 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 16 September 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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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 +4 10 £315 -10.00% 6
London +18 5 £320 -8.57% 5
City of London +24 3 £315 -13.50% 3
South East - 3 £285 -
Scotland -11 2 £300 -
North West - 1 £375 - 1
Epsom - 1 £335 -
Surrey - 1 £335 -
Yorkshire - 1 £305 -
Bedford - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Livingston - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
South West - - - -
Merseyside - - - -

VMware Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (51.72%) Windows
4 13 (44.83%) vSphere
4 13 (44.83%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
5 11 (37.93%) EMC
6 9 (31.03%) SAN
6 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (27.59%) Citrix
8 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
8 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
9 6 (20.69%) ITIL
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (20.69%) NetApp
10 5 (17.24%) HP
10 5 (17.24%) vCloud
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (13.79%) XenApp
11 4 (13.79%) SCCM
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
11 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
11 4 (13.79%) Change Management
11 4 (13.79%) CLARiiON
12 3 (10.34%) Symantec
12 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
12 3 (10.34%) MCSE
12 3 (10.34%) MS Excel

VMware Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) FCoE
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) HTTP
4 1 (3.45%) SNMP
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) DMZ
General
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) CLARiiON
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) e-Health
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) UNIX
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) VCAP
4 2 (6.90%) VCP5
4 2 (6.90%) VCP4
4 2 (6.90%) MCTS
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.45%) NCDA
5 1 (3.45%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (44.83%) vSphere
2 13 (44.83%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 5 (17.24%) vCloud
5 4 (13.79%) XenApp
6 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
6 3 (10.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (6.90%) NFS
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.45%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (37.93%) EMC
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) NetApp
6 5 (17.24%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco
7 3 (10.34%) IBM
7 3 (10.34%) Symantec
8 2 (6.90%) Remedy
8 2 (6.90%) CommVault
8 2 (6.90%) Websense
8 2 (6.90%) BMC
8 2 (6.90%) F5
8 2 (6.90%) MobileIron
9 1 (3.45%) Altiris
9 1 (3.45%) PlateSpin
9 1 (3.45%) Vizioncore
9 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.45%) CA