The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 17 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 39 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware 2570 2098 1935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.60% 3.72% 3.98%
As % of the Vendors category 10.11% 8.17% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1262 1009
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 110 171
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.23 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £41.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+9.30% -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1087 1211
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware
Daily Rate Trend

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 +14 2410 £375 +7.14% 859
London +16 973 £400 +6.66% 273
South East +2 580 £375 +11.94% 197
City of London +16 251 £400 +6.66% 80
Yorkshire +18 191 £300 -7.69% 69
North West +10 177 £325 +15.66% 73
Hampshire +9 174 £377 +4.00% 62
South West -1 157 £350 - 89
East of England +8 153 £335 +2.29% 58
Berkshire +16 147 £400 +21.21% 49
West Yorkshire +37 138 £300 -4.00% 51
West Midlands +12 100 £350 +32.07% 58
Scotland -16 90 £325 -13.33% 19
Surrey +12 87 £350 +10.67% 34
Leeds +21 74 £288 -8.00% 40
Manchester +17 70 £350 -12.50% 37
East Midlands +26 68 £375 +1.69% 27
Hertfordshire +20 51 £400 +60.00% 22
Oxfordshire +20 50 £300 -7.69% 17
Reading +9 43 £400 +8.84% 24
Bristol +16 42 £380 -10.58% 27
Buckinghamshire -15 41 £443 +47.50% 12
Edinburgh -8 40 £275 -26.66% 11
Wiltshire +24 38 £365 +8.95% 15
Cambridgeshire +5 38 £338 - 19
West Sussex -7 37 £395 +12.85% 11
Cheshire -5 35 £409 +51.38% 25
Hook +16 33 £345 -12.50% 3
Wales +1 33 £305 -18.66% 13
Bradford +4 31 £310 +14.62% 2

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware 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.

1 3353 (66.75%) Windows
2 2692 (53.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1940 (38.62%) Active Directory
4 1727 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 1513 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1378 (27.43%) Citrix
7 1258 (25.04%) Linux
8 1182 (23.53%) Cisco
9 1072 (21.34%) SAN
10 995 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 931 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 860 (17.12%) MS Exchange
13 835 (16.62%) HP
14 824 (16.40%) ITIL
15 817 (16.27%) DNS
16 804 (16.01%) SQL
16 804 (16.01%) Firewall
17 803 (15.99%) Security Cleared
18 744 (14.81%) vSphere
19 637 (12.68%) Hyper-V
20 622 (12.38%) Finance
21 585 (11.65%) Migration
22 581 (11.57%) SQL Server
23 556 (11.07%) NetApp
24 536 (10.67%) DHCP
25 522 (10.39%) SC Cleared
26 514 (10.23%) SCCM
27 511 (10.17%) PowerShell
28 499 (9.93%) Windows 7
29 484 (9.64%) WAN

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 860 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 398 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 341 (6.79%) IIS
4 328 (6.53%) SharePoint
5 217 (4.32%) Apache
6 190 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 188 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 166 (3.30%) OpenStack
9 161 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 158 (3.15%) Tomcat
11 154 (3.07%) Lync
12 96 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 90 (1.79%) WebSphere
14 79 (1.57%) JBoss
15 77 (1.53%) Node.js
16 74 (1.47%) nginx
17 56 (1.11%) WebLogic
18 39 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
19 36 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
20 33 (0.66%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 455 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 265 (5.28%) MS Office
3 45 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.58%) MS Project
5 26 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.100%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.080%) GIMP
9 3 (0.060%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 22 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.20%) RMDS
5 8 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.14%) Maximo
7 5 (0.100%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.100%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.080%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.060%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.060%) assyst
9 3 (0.060%) Summit
9 3 (0.060%) Exstream
9 3 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.040%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.040%) Remedy AR System
10 2 (0.040%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.040%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 294 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (3.17%) Office 365
3 132 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 78 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 69 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (0.98%) IaaS
7 43 (0.86%) SaaS
8 41 (0.82%) PaaS
9 38 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (0.54%) Google App Engine
11 20 (0.40%) Heroku
12 17 (0.34%) Engine Yard
12 17 (0.34%) Mimecast
13 14 (0.28%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.18%) GitHub
15 8 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (0.14%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
16 7 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 1072 (21.34%) SAN
2 817 (16.27%) DNS
3 804 (16.01%) Firewall
4 536 (10.67%) DHCP
5 484 (9.64%) WAN
6 469 (9.34%) LAN
7 401 (7.98%) TCP/IP
8 288 (5.73%) NAS
9 281 (5.59%) VPN
10 207 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
11 167 (3.32%) VLAN
12 159 (3.17%) Network Security
13 154 (3.07%) Internet
14 151 (3.01%) iSCSI
15 138 (2.75%) SSL
16 132 (2.63%) NetScaler
17 122 (2.43%) OSPF
18 114 (2.27%) BGP
19 111 (2.21%) LDAP
20 110 (2.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 157 (3.13%) MySQL
3 114 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 99 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 89 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 74 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 71 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 61 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 59 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 56 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 50 (1.00%) Redis
12 45 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 34 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 28 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 28 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
15 25 (0.50%) Hadoop
16 22 (0.44%) DB2
16 22 (0.44%) MariaDB
17 21 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 224 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 155 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 81 (1.61%) Subversion
4 73 (1.45%) MSI
5 55 (1.09%) JIRA
6 53 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 42 (0.84%) Maven
7 42 (0.84%) Hudson
8 39 (0.78%) StarTeam
9 33 (0.66%) Artifactory
10 27 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 25 (0.50%) Visual Studio
12 20 (0.40%) WinRunner
12 20 (0.40%) TestDirector
12 20 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (0.38%) IntelliJ
13 19 (0.38%) Cucumber
14 18 (0.36%) Capybara
15 17 (0.34%) SonarQube
16 16 (0.32%) Mercurial
General
1 622 (12.38%) Finance
2 186 (3.70%) Banking
3 139 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 82 (1.63%) Retail
5 67 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 48 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 38 (0.76%) Legal
7 38 (0.76%) Marketing
8 33 (0.66%) Law
9 29 (0.58%) Back Office
10 25 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.40%) Advertising
11 20 (0.40%) Publishing
12 19 (0.38%) French Language
13 17 (0.34%) Games
13 17 (0.34%) Military
13 17 (0.34%) Local Government
14 13 (0.26%) Electronics
15 9 (0.18%) Automotive
16 6 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 575 (11.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 471 (9.38%) Analyst
3 461 (9.18%) Architect
4 402 (8.00%) Consultant
5 360 (7.17%) Support Engineer
6 315 (6.27%) Administrator
7 280 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 263 (5.24%) Server Engineer
9 219 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
10 202 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
11 186 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 165 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
13 163 (3.25%) Network Engineer
14 159 (3.17%) Support Analyst
15 154 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
16 145 (2.89%) Project Manager
17 142 (2.83%) Wintel Engineer
18 138 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 129 (2.57%) Technical Architect
20 121 (2.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (3.21%) .NET
2 142 (2.83%) Web Services
3 106 (2.11%) Middleware
4 63 (1.25%) HTML
5 59 (1.17%) XML
6 52 (1.04%) J2EE
7 48 (0.96%) Application Packaging
8 43 (0.86%) CSS
9 42 (0.84%) SOAP
10 41 (0.82%) LAMP
11 36 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
12 34 (0.68%) Servlets
13 32 (0.64%) HTML5
14 29 (0.58%) MCollective
15 26 (0.52%) REST
16 25 (0.50%) jQuery
17 22 (0.44%) CSS3
18 18 (0.36%) Sass
19 17 (0.34%) Sinatra
19 17 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 359 (7.15%) Clustering
2 237 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 188 (3.74%) Replication
4 139 (2.77%) Open Source
5 114 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 114 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 113 (2.25%) PKI
7 111 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 79 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 58 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 58 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
10 53 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 52 (1.04%) FlexPod
12 51 (1.02%) NHS
13 46 (0.92%) Computer Science
14 34 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
15 33 (0.66%) PDA
15 33 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (0.62%) Device Driver
17 30 (0.60%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3353 (66.75%) Windows
2 1513 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 1258 (25.04%) Linux
4 995 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 931 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 499 (9.93%) Windows 7
7 474 (9.44%) UNIX
8 337 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 227 (4.52%) Windows XP
10 219 (4.36%) Solaris
11 175 (3.48%) CentOS
12 141 (2.81%) AIX
13 137 (2.73%) Ubuntu
14 130 (2.59%) Windows 8
15 73 (1.45%) HPUX
16 63 (1.25%) Windows 2000
17 53 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
18 51 (1.02%) Windows Vista
19 44 (0.88%) VMS
20 42 (0.84%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (16.40%) ITIL
2 585 (11.65%) Migration
3 439 (8.74%) Configuration Management
4 343 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
5 330 (6.57%) DevOps
6 285 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 223 (4.44%) Project Management
8 202 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
9 193 (3.84%) Load Balancing
10 188 (3.74%) Change Management
11 174 (3.46%) Service Delivery
11 174 (3.46%) Service Management
12 138 (2.75%) PRINCE2
12 138 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
13 108 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
14 106 (2.11%) Change Control
14 106 (2.11%) Incident Management
15 104 (2.07%) Problem Management
16 95 (1.89%) E-Commerce
17 93 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 804 (16.01%) SQL
2 511 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 287 (5.71%) Python
4 273 (5.43%) Java
5 259 (5.16%) Perl
6 216 (4.30%) Bash Shell
7 210 (4.18%) Ruby
8 163 (3.25%) Shell Script
9 147 (2.93%) VBScript
10 125 (2.49%) C
11 98 (1.95%) PHP
12 69 (1.37%) JavaScript
12 69 (1.37%) C#
13 67 (1.33%) VB
14 56 (1.11%) C++
15 53 (1.06%) Korn
16 32 (0.64%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.40%) Scala
18 19 (0.38%) Golang
19 12 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 803 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 522 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 457 (9.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 342 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
5 332 (6.61%) MCSE
6 267 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 264 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 210 (4.18%) CCNA
9 181 (3.60%) CCNP
10 165 (3.28%) MCITP
11 131 (2.61%) Degree
12 125 (2.49%) MCP
13 121 (2.41%) MCSA
14 73 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
15 66 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
16 64 (1.27%) MCTS
17 59 (1.17%) CCSE
18 52 (1.04%) CCA
19 34 (0.68%) CISSP
20 32 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (3.46%) SLA
2 94 (1.87%) QA
3 33 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.080%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.060%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.060%) COBIT
9 2 (0.040%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.040%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.020%) BS25999
10 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2692 (53.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1940 (38.62%) Active Directory
3 744 (14.81%) vSphere
4 637 (12.68%) Hyper-V
5 445 (8.86%) XenApp
6 441 (8.78%) VMware ESX
7 291 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
8 250 (4.98%) XenDesktop
9 146 (2.91%) vCloud
10 129 (2.57%) XenServer
11 113 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 95 (1.89%) Xen
13 93 (1.85%) NFS
13 93 (1.85%) VMware Server
14 91 (1.81%) Terminal Services
15 69 (1.37%) KVM
16 44 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
16 44 (0.88%) Samba
17 40 (0.80%) Firmware
18 39 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 514 (10.23%) SCCM
2 384 (7.64%) Puppet
3 190 (3.78%) SCOM
4 184 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 140 (2.79%) Nagios
6 121 (2.41%) Ansible
7 103 (2.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 88 (1.75%) WSUS
9 87 (1.73%) NetBackup
10 79 (1.57%) Backup Exec
11 72 (1.43%) ZABBIX
12 70 (1.39%) Salt
13 60 (1.19%) Tivoli
14 55 (1.09%) Vagrant
15 52 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
16 49 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 45 (0.90%) SCVMM
18 44 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
18 44 (0.88%) HP SIM
19 42 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1727 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 1378 (27.43%) Citrix
3 1182 (23.53%) Cisco
4 835 (16.62%) HP
5 556 (11.07%) NetApp
6 459 (9.14%) Oracle
7 430 (8.56%) Red Hat
8 398 (7.92%) EMC
9 279 (5.55%) IBM
10 238 (4.74%) Dell
11 231 (4.60%) CheckPoint
12 200 (3.98%) F5
13 169 (3.36%) Juniper
14 168 (3.34%) McAfee
15 163 (3.25%) Symantec
16 132 (2.63%) 3PAR
17 128 (2.55%) Veritas
18 104 (2.07%) Brocade
19 92 (1.83%) Veeam
20 90 (1.79%) Blue Coat
Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £360 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £350 - 450 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: 6-12 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago