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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Workstation
Rank 577 515 568
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +53
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 10 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.061% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.66% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 12
Average daily rate £325 £340 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £214 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £368 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-15.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £28.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.13 -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 18 April 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 19 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -104 9 £238 -30.14% 9
South East -23 3 £284 +0.44% 2
London -30 3 £325 -4.41% 7
Hampshire +5 2 £440 +18.91%
North West - 2 - -
City of London -18 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 £128 - 1
Scotland - 1 £425 -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newport - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 2

VMware Workstation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (95.24%) Windows
3 18 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 9 (42.86%) DNS
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
8 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
9 7 (33.33%) DHCP
9 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 7 (33.33%) MS Office
10 6 (28.57%) MCSE
10 6 (28.57%) HP
10 6 (28.57%) Citrix
10 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (28.57%) vSphere
11 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
11 5 (23.81%) SAN
11 5 (23.81%) MCSA
11 5 (23.81%) IIS
11 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
11 5 (23.81%) Migration
11 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
12 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
12 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
12 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared

VMware Workstation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (23.81%) IIS
1 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
3 7 (33.33%) DHCP
4 5 (23.81%) SAN
5 4 (19.05%) WAN
6 3 (14.29%) LDAP
6 3 (14.29%) VoIP
7 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) HTTP
7 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
7 2 (9.52%) SNMP
7 2 (9.52%) LAN
7 2 (9.52%) SSL
8 1 (4.76%) Internet
8 1 (4.76%) VPN
8 1 (4.76%) Firewall
8 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
8 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MSI
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Online Gambling
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.76%) UNIX
8 1 (4.76%) Solaris
8 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Document Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) VBScript
2 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
2 2 (9.52%) AppleScript
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) MCSE
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (23.81%) MCSA
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) MCP
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) vSphere
4 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
6 3 (14.29%) XenApp
7 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (9.52%) Samba
7 2 (9.52%) MetaFrame
8 1 (4.76%) VMware GSX
8 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
1 2 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) HP
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) IBM
5 3 (14.29%) Apple
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Sun
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) Reuters
7 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos
7 1 (4.76%) Altiris
7 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL