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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Workstation
Rank 587 569 527
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -42
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 13 6 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.12% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 33
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£175 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £327 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £275 £200
% change year-on-year
-37.27% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.06 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 - £16.50

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
5310 5148 4907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.65% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2655 2375
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 589 602
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 27 August 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 27 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 27 August 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 -10 11 £175 -36.36% 2
South West -29 4 - -
Hampshire -7 3 £173 -
South East -9 3 £173 - 1
London -2 2 £335 -1.47% 1
Southampton - 2 £173 -
City of London +23 1 £335 -1.47%
East of England - 1 £110 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £110 -
Watford - 1 £110 -
Wembley - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
North West - - - -

VMware Workstation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
3 19 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
8 7 (25.00%) MS Office
8 7 (25.00%) VB
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.00%) Citrix
9 6 (21.43%) MSI
9 6 (21.43%) VBScript
9 6 (21.43%) DNS
9 6 (21.43%) Migration
10 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
10 5 (17.86%) DHCP
10 5 (17.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (17.86%) vSphere
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 4 (14.29%) XenApp
11 4 (14.29%) McAfee
11 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 4 (14.29%) VoIP
11 4 (14.29%) Cisco
11 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 4 (14.29%) SQL

VMware Workstation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Moodle
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.29%) VoIP
4 3 (10.71%) WAN
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.57%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Maven
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) RSpec
2 1 (3.57%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Applications Packager
3 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Server Support
3 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Wintel Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.57%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.14%) CentOS
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.57%) UNIX
8 1 (3.57%) AIX
8 1 (3.57%) Solaris
8 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) DevOps
4 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) VB
2 6 (21.43%) VBScript
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) MCSA
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
3 5 (17.86%) vSphere
4 4 (14.29%) XenApp
5 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
7 1 (3.57%) vCloud
7 1 (3.57%) Sendmail
7 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) ARCserve
4 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Altiris
4 4 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (10.71%) Symantec
5 3 (10.71%) Computacenter
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) CA
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (7.14%) Apple
6 2 (7.14%) Veeam
6 2 (7.14%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.57%) Sophos