The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Workstation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Workstation over the 3 months to 30 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 of the System Software category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Workstation
Rank 572 552 539
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 16 11 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.022% 0.087%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.22% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 25
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£335 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £246 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £352 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £275 £200
% change year-on-year
-28.18% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.06 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 - £16.50
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5209 4984 4738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2527 2264
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 611 633
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%

VMware Workstation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Workstation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Workstation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware Workstation
Daily Rate Trend

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

VMware Workstation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Workstation
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Workstation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

VMware Workstation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Workstation
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VMware Workstation Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Workstation
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 Workstation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -26 15 £278 +0.90% 6
South East -11 6 £173 - 1
London +17 4 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -19 4 - -
City of London +17 3 £400 +17.64%
Berkshire -2 2 - - 1
Hampshire -6 2 £173 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £173 -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -

VMware Workstation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Workstation also 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 that cited VMware Workstation.

1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (92.59%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
6 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
9 7 (25.93%) VB
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) MSI
9 7 (25.93%) Migration
10 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) VBScript
10 6 (22.22%) MS Office
10 6 (22.22%) DNS
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (18.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
11 5 (18.52%) vSphere
12 4 (14.81%) Banking
12 4 (14.81%) Altiris
12 4 (14.81%) Degree
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Vista
12 4 (14.81%) XenApp
12 4 (14.81%) SCCM
12 4 (14.81%) McAfee
12 4 (14.81%) Cisco
12 4 (14.81%) HP

VMware Workstation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Workstation also 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 that cited VMware Workstation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) IIS
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) VoIP
2 4 (14.81%) DHCP
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) NAS
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) LDAP
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MSI
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Administrator
3 2 (7.41%) Server Support
3 2 (7.41%) Support Technician
3 2 (7.41%) Applications Packager
3 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) Data Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) WAMP
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Vista
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.41%) Solaris
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.70%) Linux
9 1 (3.70%) AIX
9 1 (3.70%) UNIX
9 1 (3.70%) Android
9 1 (3.70%) CentOS
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) VB
2 6 (22.22%) VBScript
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (7.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
3 5 (18.52%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) XenApp
5 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
7 1 (3.70%) VMware GSX
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) ARCserve
4 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Altiris
4 4 (14.81%) McAfee
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Computacenter
6 2 (7.41%) Veeam
6 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) Apple
6 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 2 (7.41%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Reuters
7 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.70%) Sophos