The table below looks at the statistics 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 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Workstation
Rank 557 545 510
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -35
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 26 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.017% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.17% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £305 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 11
Average hourly rate - £21.75 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
- +7.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4912 4593 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.54% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2338 1944
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 528 756
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 January 2015.

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 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 Workstation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 0 26 £350 +55.55% 10
London +14 21 £450 +100.00% 9
City of London - 7 £475 - 3
South West - 3 £250 -
South East -5 1 £350 +7.69%
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Derby - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Telford - - - - 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -

VMware Workstation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (83.72%) Windows
3 28 (65.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
4 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
5 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
6 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (39.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (39.53%) ITIL
8 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (34.88%) SCCM
10 14 (32.56%) MCSE
10 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
10 14 (32.56%) MS Exchange
11 13 (30.23%) SharePoint
12 12 (27.91%) MS Office
12 12 (27.91%) SAN
12 12 (27.91%) HP
12 12 (27.91%) Citrix
13 10 (23.26%) NetApp
13 10 (23.26%) Service Delivery
13 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
14 9 (20.93%) VMware ESX
15 8 (18.60%) Thin Client
15 8 (18.60%) Reuters
15 8 (18.60%) Bloomberg
15 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
15 8 (18.60%) SQL
15 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
15 8 (18.60%) Fat Client

VMware Workstation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (32.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (30.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.98%) Apache
5 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 12 (27.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) SAN
2 7 (16.28%) DNS
3 5 (11.63%) NAS
3 5 (11.63%) DHCP
3 5 (11.63%) Firewall
4 4 (9.30%) LAN
5 3 (6.98%) SSL
5 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.98%) WAN
6 2 (4.65%) FTP
6 2 (4.65%) Junos
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.65%) SSH
7 1 (2.33%) Network Security
7 1 (2.33%) VLAN
7 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
7 1 (2.33%) 3G
7 1 (2.33%) VPN
7 1 (2.33%) HTTP
7 1 (2.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Maven
2 2 (4.65%) Subversion
2 2 (4.65%) JMeter
2 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) RSpec
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Military
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) IT Support
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Support Technician
4 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support Technician
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.30%) Desktop Technician
5 4 (9.30%) Senior IT Support
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Thin Client
1 8 (18.60%) Fat Client
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
4 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) Open Source
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.33%) CMDB
6 1 (2.33%) iPad
6 1 (2.33%) iPhone
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (83.72%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (16.28%) Linux
6 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
7 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.65%) UNIX
9 2 (4.65%) CentOS
9 2 (4.65%) Android
10 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Service Delivery
3 7 (16.28%) Change Management
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.30%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.98%) Requirements Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.98%) Validation
6 3 (6.98%) ITSM
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) VBScript
3 4 (9.30%) VBA
3 4 (9.30%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (32.56%) MCSE
3 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.28%) Degree
5 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
6 5 (11.63%) MCP
7 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
7 4 (9.30%) MCITP
8 3 (6.98%) RHCSA
8 3 (6.98%) CCNA
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.98%) MCSA
8 3 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.65%) HNC
10 1 (2.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 28 (65.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.93%) VMware ESX
4 6 (13.95%) vSphere
4 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.95%) VMware Server
5 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.65%) VirtualBox
6 2 (4.65%) vCloud
7 1 (2.33%) UAG
7 1 (2.33%) Samba
7 1 (2.33%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.30%) SCVMM
3 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (6.98%) Nagios
4 2 (4.65%) Puppet
4 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.65%) WSUS
4 2 (4.65%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.33%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.33%) MOM
5 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (27.91%) HP
3 12 (27.91%) Citrix
4 10 (23.26%) NetApp
5 8 (18.60%) Reuters
5 8 (18.60%) Bloomberg
6 7 (16.28%) EMC
7 6 (13.95%) Apple
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco
8 5 (11.63%) Remedy
8 5 (11.63%) AppSense
9 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
9 4 (9.30%) Polycom
10 3 (6.98%) Juniper
10 3 (6.98%) Veritas
10 3 (6.98%) Altiris
11 2 (4.65%) Symantec
11 2 (4.65%) Dell
11 2 (4.65%) IBM