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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Specialist
Rank 607 632 594
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -38
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 57 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.026% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.028% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 20
Average daily rate £425 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £297 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 55 £425 +21.42% 1
South East +2 18 £425 +25.00%
London -12 16 £390 +30.00% 1
North West -1 9 £450 +28.57%
Redhill - 9 - -
Surrey - 9 - -
South West +13 7 £375 -
Bristol +6 7 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +14 6 £425 -
Milton Keynes +10 6 £425 -
Cheshire - 4 £500 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
Northamptonshire +10 2 £500 -
Northampton +9 2 £500 -
East Midlands +6 2 £500 +33.33%
Hampshire +2 2 £406 +19.48%
Scotland -18 2 - -
Solihull - 2 £450 -
Warrington - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £406 -
City of London +42 1 - -
Manchester -6 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Kent - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £375 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £375 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

VMware Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 97 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (55.67%) Windows
3 51 (52.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (39.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (36.08%) Data Centre
6 32 (32.99%) Citrix
7 31 (31.96%) Linux
8 30 (30.93%) Cisco
9 29 (29.90%) IBM
10 28 (28.87%) SQL
11 25 (25.77%) SAN
11 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
12 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
12 24 (24.74%) Incident Management
13 23 (23.71%) Tivoli
14 22 (22.68%) DB2
14 22 (22.68%) Change Management
14 22 (22.68%) AS400
14 22 (22.68%) iSeries
14 22 (22.68%) vSphere
15 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
16 18 (18.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (17.53%) NAS
18 14 (14.43%) DNS
19 13 (13.40%) EMC
19 13 (13.40%) NetApp
19 13 (13.40%) VMware ESX
19 13 (13.40%) VMware ESXi
20 12 (12.37%) SCOM
20 12 (12.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (9.28%) MS Exchange
1 9 (9.28%) Skype for Business
2 8 (8.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.12%) IIS
3 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.09%) Apache
5 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.03%) JBoss
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Office
2 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.03%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.77%) SAN
2 17 (17.53%) NAS
3 14 (14.43%) DNS
4 11 (11.34%) DHCP
5 5 (5.15%) WAN
6 4 (4.12%) Firewall
6 4 (4.12%) Skype
6 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.09%) LDAP
8 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.06%) LAN
9 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.03%) HTTP
9 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.03%) OSPF
9 1 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.03%) SSL
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.68%) DB2
2 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.06%) MySQL
6 1 (1.03%) Informix
6 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.03%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 1 (1.03%) Electronics
2 1 (1.03%) Local Government
2 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.03%) Marketing
2 1 (1.03%) Retail
2 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (36.08%) Data Centre
2 22 (22.68%) AS400
2 22 (22.68%) iSeries
3 9 (9.28%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (9.28%) EMC VNX
4 7 (7.22%) VCE vBlock
5 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.09%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Clustering
7 2 (2.06%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.06%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.03%) Replication
8 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (55.67%) Windows
2 38 (39.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (31.96%) Linux
4 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
5 18 (18.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.12%) Solaris
8 3 (3.09%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.06%) VMS
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.03%) AIX
10 1 (1.03%) Unix
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.74%) Incident Management
2 22 (22.68%) Change Management
3 10 (10.31%) ITIL
4 8 (8.25%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.22%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (6.19%) Capacity Management
6 6 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (6.19%) Migration
6 6 (6.19%) Patch Management
7 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.15%) Performance Management
7 5 (5.15%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.15%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (4.12%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.12%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.09%) DevOps
9 3 (3.09%) Service Management
10 2 (2.06%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.12%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (4.12%) MCSE
6 2 (2.06%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.06%) VCAP
6 2 (2.06%) VCP5
6 2 (2.06%) VCP6
6 2 (2.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.03%) CCNA
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) Degree
7 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (52.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
3 22 (22.68%) vSphere
4 13 (13.40%) VMware ESX
4 13 (13.40%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.15%) Firmware
5 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.15%) XenApp
6 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.06%) KVM
7 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.06%) NFS
7 2 (2.06%) vCloud
7 2 (2.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.03%) Docker
8 1 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.03%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (23.71%) Tivoli
2 12 (12.37%) SCOM
3 7 (7.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (6.19%) SCCM
5 5 (5.15%) vRealize
6 3 (3.09%) AirWatch
6 3 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.06%) vMotion
8 1 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.03%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.03%) Nagios
8 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.03%) Opsview
8 1 (1.03%) OVSD
8 1 (1.03%) Puppet
8 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 97 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (32.99%) Citrix
3 30 (30.93%) Cisco
4 29 (29.90%) IBM
5 21 (21.65%) Microsoft
6 13 (13.40%) EMC
6 13 (13.40%) NetApp
7 8 (8.25%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.19%) HP
9 4 (4.12%) Dell
9 4 (4.12%) Oracle
10 3 (3.09%) AppSense
10 3 (3.09%) CommVault
10 3 (3.09%) F5
10 3 (3.09%) Sun
11 2 (2.06%) Veritas
12 1 (1.03%) CA
12 1 (1.03%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (1.03%) SAP
12 1 (1.03%) Splunk