The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 49 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware 2111 1923 2049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.75% 4.03% 3.38%
As % of the Vendors category 8.18% 8.56% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1000 1074
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 169 142
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £32.70 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 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 -7 1915 £350 - 730
London +2 794 £385 +0.78% 284
South East -4 460 £345 +6.15% 153
City of London 0 230 £375 -6.54% 81
South West -8 161 £350 -16.14% 62
East of England -14 133 £313 +23.76% 55
Scotland +22 125 £375 +19.04% 22
Hampshire +15 125 £369 +13.46% 29
North West +2 114 £281 +2.18% 66
Berkshire -12 110 £358 +10.00% 51
Yorkshire +3 105 £323 -7.72% 46
Buckinghamshire -4 72 £300 -8.04% 11
West Midlands -20 65 £265 -2.75% 35
Surrey -10 57 £323 +12.17% 24
West Yorkshire -9 49 £275 -21.42% 29
Milton Keynes -4 47 £350 -12.50% 3
Essex -7 44 £400 +72.04% 5
Edinburgh -14 43 £375 +23.96% 8
North East 0 40 £295 +14.56% 7
East Midlands -24 40 £363 +37.44% 23
Reading -9 39 £373 +14.61% 25
Tyne and Wear -3 38 £295 - 7
Manchester -3 37 £400 +45.45% 42
Lancashire -1 36 £265 +10.41% 3
Cheshire -12 36 £270 -22.30% 17
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 35 £295 - 6
Cambridgeshire -20 34 £325 -4.41% 20
Somerset +5 33 £325 +85.71% 9
Gloucestershire -5 33 £365 -21.08% 9
North Yorkshire +7 32 £400 -5.88% 8

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2877 (72.65%) Windows
2 2197 (55.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1656 (41.82%) Active Directory
4 1439 (36.34%) Microsoft
5 1410 (35.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1322 (33.38%) Citrix
7 1036 (26.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 904 (22.83%) SAN
9 898 (22.68%) MS Exchange
10 881 (22.25%) HP
11 868 (21.92%) Linux
12 847 (21.39%) Cisco
13 744 (18.79%) ITIL
14 703 (17.75%) SQL
15 656 (16.57%) vSphere
16 632 (15.96%) DNS
17 625 (15.78%) SQL Server
18 577 (14.57%) Security Cleared
19 572 (14.44%) Firewall
20 546 (13.79%) Windows 7
21 515 (13.01%) XenApp
22 497 (12.55%) VMware ESX
23 494 (12.47%) SCCM
24 487 (12.30%) UNIX
25 481 (12.15%) Finance
26 476 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
27 458 (11.57%) DHCP
28 454 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
29 429 (10.83%) Oracle
30 426 (10.76%) MS Excel

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 898 (22.68%) MS Exchange
2 476 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 317 (8.01%) SharePoint
4 240 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 237 (5.98%) IIS
6 234 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 151 (3.81%) Apache
8 135 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 112 (2.83%) Lync
10 88 (2.22%) Tomcat
11 63 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 62 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 51 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 40 (1.01%) WebLogic
15 34 (0.86%) IBM Notes
16 31 (0.78%) nginx
17 22 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
19 19 (0.48%) Confluence
19 19 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 426 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 275 (6.94%) MS Office
3 48 (1.21%) MS Project
4 30 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.051%) SPSS
9 2 (0.051%) InDesign
10 1 (0.025%) CATIA
10 1 (0.025%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.025%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.25%) RMDS
4 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.15%) Agresso
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.10%) assyst
9 3 (0.076%) Magento
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.051%) Tridion
10 2 (0.051%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.025%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.025%) SimCorp Dimension
11 1 (0.025%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.025%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 62 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 59 (1.49%) Office 365
3 34 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (0.63%) IaaS
6 22 (0.56%) SaaS
7 17 (0.43%) PaaS
8 7 (0.18%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.15%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.076%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.051%) Joyent
11 2 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.051%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 904 (22.83%) SAN
2 632 (15.96%) DNS
3 572 (14.44%) Firewall
4 458 (11.57%) DHCP
5 381 (9.62%) LAN
6 364 (9.19%) TCP/IP
7 355 (8.96%) WAN
8 210 (5.30%) VPN
9 193 (4.87%) NAS
10 130 (3.28%) VLAN
11 116 (2.93%) Internet
12 102 (2.58%) Network Security
13 98 (2.47%) VoIP
14 97 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
15 95 (2.40%) Wireless
16 94 (2.37%) iSCSI
17 89 (2.25%) NetScaler
18 81 (2.05%) MPLS
18 81 (2.05%) SMTP
19 70 (1.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (15.78%) SQL Server
2 152 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (2.85%) Oracle Database
4 110 (2.78%) MySQL
5 105 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 47 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 39 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
7 39 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 32 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 31 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 24 (0.61%) MongoDB
13 21 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
14 20 (0.51%) DB2
14 20 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 61 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 51 (1.29%) MSI
4 47 (1.19%) Subversion
5 43 (1.09%) JIRA
6 34 (0.86%) Hudson
7 23 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 20 (0.51%) Maven
9 19 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (0.45%) InstallShield
10 18 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (0.43%) Ant
12 16 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 16 (0.40%) LoadRunner
13 15 (0.38%) JBehave
14 14 (0.35%) Capybara
14 14 (0.35%) Mercurial
15 13 (0.33%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
16 11 (0.28%) IntelliJ
General
1 481 (12.15%) Finance
2 162 (4.09%) Banking
3 144 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 53 (1.34%) Retail
5 50 (1.26%) Back Office
6 40 (1.01%) Legal
7 39 (0.98%) Law
8 35 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 32 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.73%) Front Office
12 26 (0.66%) Publishing
13 25 (0.63%) Marketing
14 23 (0.58%) Local Government
15 16 (0.40%) Military
16 15 (0.38%) French Language
17 14 (0.35%) Advertising
18 12 (0.30%) Games
19 10 (0.25%) German Language
20 8 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 405 (10.23%) Architect
2 404 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 361 (9.12%) Analyst
4 333 (8.41%) Consultant
5 326 (8.23%) Support Engineer
6 321 (8.11%) Administrator
7 204 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 178 (4.49%) Server Engineer
9 176 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
10 172 (4.34%) Infrastructure Architect
11 167 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
12 164 (4.14%) Wintel Engineer
13 153 (3.86%) Project Manager
14 131 (3.31%) Support Analyst
15 105 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
16 101 (2.55%) Technical Architect
17 100 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
18 93 (2.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 92 (2.32%) Network Engineer
19 92 (2.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.03%) .NET
2 98 (2.47%) Middleware
3 73 (1.84%) Web Services
4 48 (1.21%) XML
5 38 (0.96%) J2EE
6 34 (0.86%) Application Packaging
7 33 (0.83%) HTML
8 28 (0.71%) LAMP
9 25 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
10 20 (0.51%) CSS
11 18 (0.45%) SOAP
12 14 (0.35%) REST
13 12 (0.30%) XMPP
13 12 (0.30%) JSON
14 11 (0.28%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.25%) ASP.NET
16 9 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
17 6 (0.15%) HTML5
17 6 (0.15%) JRules
17 6 (0.15%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 294 (7.42%) Clustering
2 175 (4.42%) Blackberry
3 147 (3.71%) Replication
4 121 (3.06%) Thin Client
4 121 (3.06%) Fat Client
5 82 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 74 (1.87%) CLARiiON
7 50 (1.26%) PKI
7 50 (1.26%) Open Source
8 45 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
9 43 (1.09%) NHS
10 39 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 36 (0.91%) EqualLogic
12 31 (0.78%) Statistics
13 30 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 26 (0.66%) Client/Server
15 25 (0.63%) Symmetrix DMX
16 24 (0.61%) Wiki
17 23 (0.58%) Hedge funds
18 22 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2877 (72.65%) Windows
2 1410 (35.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1036 (26.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 868 (21.92%) Linux
5 546 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 487 (12.30%) UNIX
7 418 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 314 (7.93%) Windows XP
9 281 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 230 (5.81%) Solaris
11 102 (2.58%) AIX
12 94 (2.37%) Windows 8
13 69 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 59 (1.49%) SUSE
15 56 (1.41%) CentOS
16 54 (1.36%) Windows 2000
17 49 (1.24%) HPUX
18 46 (1.16%) Ubuntu
19 41 (1.04%) Windows Vista
20 30 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (18.79%) ITIL
2 408 (10.30%) Migration
3 264 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 220 (5.56%) Project Management
5 185 (4.67%) Change Management
6 178 (4.49%) PRINCE2
7 169 (4.27%) Service Management
8 124 (3.13%) Load Balancing
9 115 (2.90%) Service Delivery
10 103 (2.60%) Configuration Management
11 91 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
12 82 (2.07%) Problem Management
13 80 (2.02%) Change Control
14 79 (1.99%) Agile Software Development
15 75 (1.89%) Incident Management
16 72 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 71 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
18 70 (1.77%) TOGAF
19 69 (1.74%) E-Commerce
20 68 (1.72%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 703 (17.75%) SQL
2 370 (9.34%) PowerShell
3 161 (4.07%) Perl
4 153 (3.86%) Java
5 104 (2.63%) VB
6 97 (2.45%) Python
7 96 (2.42%) VBScript
8 90 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 89 (2.25%) Bash Shell
10 79 (1.99%) Ruby
11 66 (1.67%) C
12 50 (1.26%) C#
13 45 (1.14%) PHP
14 34 (0.86%) Korn
15 33 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 30 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 21 (0.53%) JavaScript
18 11 (0.28%) C++
18 11 (0.28%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 577 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 454 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 406 (10.25%) SC Cleared
4 327 (8.26%) MCSE
5 195 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 184 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 156 (3.94%) MCITP
8 146 (3.69%) DV Cleared
9 124 (3.13%) CCNA
9 124 (3.13%) MCP
10 110 (2.78%) Degree
11 93 (2.35%) MCSA
12 88 (2.22%) CCNP
13 75 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
14 72 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
15 65 (1.64%) CCA
16 43 (1.09%) MCTS
17 39 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 28 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 24 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (4.82%) SLA
2 51 (1.29%) QA
3 28 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.10%) COBIT
7 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.051%) GPG13
8 2 (0.051%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.051%) GxP
9 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.025%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2197 (55.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1656 (41.82%) Active Directory
3 656 (16.57%) vSphere
4 515 (13.01%) XenApp
5 497 (12.55%) VMware ESX
6 400 (10.10%) Hyper-V
7 278 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
8 253 (6.39%) XenDesktop
9 129 (3.26%) XenServer
10 120 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 92 (2.32%) vCloud
12 91 (2.30%) NFS
13 75 (1.89%) Terminal Services
14 66 (1.67%) Xen
15 60 (1.52%) VMware Server
16 50 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
17 45 (1.14%) ISA Server
18 44 (1.11%) UAG
19 40 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 39 (0.98%) KVM
Systems Management
1 494 (12.47%) SCCM
2 263 (6.64%) SCOM
3 174 (4.39%) NetBackup
4 115 (2.90%) Backup Exec
5 110 (2.78%) Puppet
6 94 (2.37%) WSUS
7 65 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 63 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 61 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
10 56 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 52 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 51 (1.29%) Nagios
13 48 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
14 42 (1.06%) Tivoli
15 41 (1.04%) HP SIM
15 41 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
16 38 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 37 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
18 28 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 28 (0.71%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1439 (36.34%) Microsoft
2 1322 (33.38%) Citrix
3 881 (22.25%) HP
4 847 (21.39%) Cisco
5 429 (10.83%) Oracle
6 414 (10.45%) NetApp
7 356 (8.99%) EMC
8 333 (8.41%) Red Hat
9 239 (6.04%) Symantec
10 236 (5.96%) IBM
11 181 (4.57%) Dell
12 131 (3.31%) CheckPoint
13 120 (3.03%) McAfee
14 110 (2.78%) Veritas
15 85 (2.15%) Sun
15 85 (2.15%) Juniper
16 81 (2.05%) F5
17 80 (2.02%) Altiris
18 79 (1.99%) AppSense
19 61 (1.54%) Remedy
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