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 29 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.

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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 34 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 2430 1787 1865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.85% 3.66% 4.11%
As % of the Vendors category 10.59% 8.00% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1508 1003 964
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 109 174
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.48 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%

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
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £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 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 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 +16 2266 £375 +7.14% 952
London +20 991 £398 +5.64% 322
South East +5 566 £393 +20.76% 213
City of London +22 221 £375 -2.28% 88
Hampshire +10 200 £400 +21.21% 65
South West +7 142 £350 +37.25% 69
North West +32 130 £375 +28.75% 76
Yorkshire +18 130 £350 +45.83% 83
Berkshire +4 129 £438 +42.27% 51
East of England 0 119 £273 -17.73% 76
Scotland +3 107 £350 +10.14% 19
West Midlands +17 86 £300 - 72
Buckinghamshire +11 66 £350 +5.66% 18
Manchester +22 65 £375 +25.00% 46
East Midlands +20 62 £360 -4.95% 25
West Yorkshire +11 56 £338 +36.36% 54
Surrey -6 56 £350 +16.66% 39
Milton Keynes +18 55 £350 +5.66% 11
Hook +18 52 £450 +34.32% 4
Reading +10 43 £400 +45.45% 28
North Yorkshire +18 40 £401 +78.00% 12
Edinburgh +9 40 £438 +58.37% 9
Hertfordshire -1 40 £501 +47.42% 26
Bristol +22 36 £425 - 40
Birmingham +13 35 £300 +50.00% 28
Kent +6 34 £400 +48.14% 14
York +30 33 £401 +3.35% 4
Leeds 0 31 £300 +26.31% 34
North East -16 28 £300 +22.44% 5
East Sussex +4 27 £383 +10.86% 2

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3323 (66.70%) Windows
2 2647 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1950 (39.14%) Active Directory
4 1738 (34.89%) Microsoft
5 1526 (30.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1387 (27.84%) Citrix
7 1276 (25.61%) Linux
8 1099 (22.06%) SAN
9 1070 (21.48%) Cisco
10 1069 (21.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 946 (18.99%) MS Exchange
12 904 (18.15%) HP
13 843 (16.92%) Security Cleared
14 832 (16.70%) DNS
15 807 (16.20%) ITIL
16 787 (15.80%) Firewall
17 776 (15.58%) SQL
18 760 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
19 740 (14.85%) vSphere
20 627 (12.59%) Finance
21 599 (12.02%) SQL Server
22 561 (11.26%) SC Cleared
23 559 (11.22%) DHCP
24 557 (11.18%) Hyper-V
25 528 (10.60%) NetApp
26 521 (10.46%) UNIX
26 521 (10.46%) Migration
27 519 (10.42%) MS Excel
28 494 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
29 492 (9.88%) XenApp

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 946 (18.99%) MS Exchange
2 455 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 360 (7.23%) IIS
4 354 (7.11%) SharePoint
5 252 (5.06%) Apache
6 233 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 218 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 194 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 152 (3.05%) Tomcat
10 143 (2.87%) Lync
11 127 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 112 (2.25%) OpenStack
13 98 (1.97%) JBoss
14 90 (1.81%) WebSphere
15 75 (1.51%) WebLogic
15 75 (1.51%) Node.js
16 49 (0.98%) nginx
17 41 (0.82%) IBM Notes
18 34 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
19 29 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 519 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 289 (5.80%) MS Office
3 44 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 44 (0.88%) MS Project
4 32 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.060%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.060%) GIMP
6 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.020%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.020%) CATIA
7 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.10%) Summit
7 4 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.080%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.060%) assyst
8 3 (0.060%) Exstream
9 2 (0.040%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.040%) RMDS
9 2 (0.040%) Maximo
9 2 (0.040%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.020%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.020%) arcHouse
10 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.020%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 135 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (2.51%) Office 365
3 99 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 51 (1.02%) SaaS
7 34 (0.68%) IaaS
8 26 (0.52%) PaaS
9 23 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.38%) Google App Engine
11 17 (0.34%) Heroku
12 13 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.26%) Engine Yard
13 10 (0.20%) Google Apps
14 8 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (0.16%) GitHub
15 4 (0.080%) IBM SmartCloud
16 3 (0.060%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.040%) SoftLayer
18 1 (0.020%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1099 (22.06%) SAN
2 832 (16.70%) DNS
3 787 (15.80%) Firewall
4 559 (11.22%) DHCP
5 448 (8.99%) WAN
6 432 (8.67%) LAN
7 428 (8.59%) TCP/IP
8 281 (5.64%) NAS
9 265 (5.32%) VPN
10 168 (3.37%) VLAN
11 158 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
12 149 (2.99%) Internet
13 148 (2.97%) NetScaler
14 130 (2.61%) iSCSI
15 128 (2.57%) Network Security
16 112 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
17 108 (2.17%) SSL
17 108 (2.17%) BGP
18 101 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
19 100 (2.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 599 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 146 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 146 (2.93%) MySQL
3 93 (1.87%) MongoDB
4 89 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 71 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 68 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 68 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 62 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 48 (0.96%) Redis
9 46 (0.92%) NoSQL
10 41 (0.82%) DB2
11 38 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 34 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 28 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 26 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.46%) MariaDB
17 22 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
18 21 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 228 (4.58%) Jenkins
2 140 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 88 (1.77%) MSI
4 76 (1.53%) Subversion
5 58 (1.16%) JIRA
6 57 (1.14%) Maven
7 56 (1.12%) Hudson
8 42 (0.84%) StarTeam
9 41 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 30 (0.60%) Artifactory
11 27 (0.54%) Cucumber
12 24 (0.48%) Eclipse
13 20 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (0.38%) IntelliJ
15 17 (0.34%) Visual Studio
16 15 (0.30%) JMeter
16 15 (0.30%) Selenium
16 15 (0.30%) Capybara
17 14 (0.28%) WinRunner
17 14 (0.28%) TestDirector
General
1 627 (12.59%) Finance
2 209 (4.20%) Banking
3 169 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 89 (1.79%) Retail
5 55 (1.10%) Legal
6 53 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 49 (0.98%) Advertising
8 47 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 42 (0.84%) Marketing
10 41 (0.82%) Law
11 37 (0.74%) Publishing
12 31 (0.62%) Back Office
13 27 (0.54%) French Language
14 25 (0.50%) Military
14 25 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.26%) Games
16 11 (0.22%) Local Government
16 11 (0.22%) German Language
17 10 (0.20%) Automotive
17 10 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 578 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 466 (9.35%) Analyst
3 433 (8.69%) Architect
4 409 (8.21%) Consultant
5 331 (6.64%) Administrator
6 314 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 279 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
8 234 (4.70%) Server Engineer
9 212 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
10 204 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
11 167 (3.35%) Support Analyst
12 163 (3.27%) Network Engineer
13 162 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
14 149 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
15 131 (2.63%) Technical Architect
15 131 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
16 130 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
17 126 (2.53%) Project Manager
18 123 (2.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 114 (2.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (2.99%) Web Services
2 104 (2.09%) .NET
3 101 (2.03%) Middleware
4 64 (1.28%) HTML
5 56 (1.12%) Application Packaging
6 54 (1.08%) SOAP
7 51 (1.02%) CSS
8 44 (0.88%) XML
9 43 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
10 38 (0.76%) LAMP
11 29 (0.58%) jQuery
12 28 (0.56%) J2EE
13 26 (0.52%) MCollective
14 25 (0.50%) HTML5
15 24 (0.48%) REST
15 24 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
16 21 (0.42%) Spring
16 21 (0.42%) CSS3
17 20 (0.40%) Regular Expression
18 18 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 362 (7.27%) Clustering
2 236 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 225 (4.52%) Replication
4 165 (3.31%) Blackberry
5 135 (2.71%) Open Source
6 115 (2.31%) Thin Client
6 115 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 91 (1.83%) PKI
8 75 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 62 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
10 51 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 48 (0.96%) Client/Server
12 38 (0.76%) NHS
13 32 (0.64%) CLARiiON
14 30 (0.60%) Wiki
15 29 (0.58%) PDA
16 27 (0.54%) Device Driver
17 26 (0.52%) Mobile App
18 25 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
19 24 (0.48%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3323 (66.70%) Windows
2 1526 (30.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1276 (25.61%) Linux
4 1069 (21.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 760 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 521 (10.46%) UNIX
7 477 (9.57%) Windows 7
8 359 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 276 (5.54%) Windows XP
10 221 (4.44%) Solaris
11 163 (3.27%) CentOS
12 141 (2.83%) AIX
13 114 (2.29%) Windows 8
14 106 (2.13%) Ubuntu
15 68 (1.36%) SUSE
16 62 (1.24%) VMS
17 60 (1.20%) Windows 2000
18 59 (1.18%) Windows Vista
19 58 (1.16%) HPUX
20 52 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (16.20%) ITIL
2 521 (10.46%) Migration
3 361 (7.25%) Configuration Management
4 335 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
5 319 (6.40%) DevOps
6 288 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 190 (3.81%) Project Management
8 182 (3.65%) Change Management
9 180 (3.61%) Load Balancing
10 169 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
11 164 (3.29%) Service Delivery
12 150 (3.01%) Service Management
13 116 (2.33%) Scrum
14 115 (2.31%) Change Control
15 113 (2.27%) PRINCE2
16 108 (2.17%) Incident Management
17 105 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
18 102 (2.05%) Problem Management
19 94 (1.89%) E-Commerce
19 94 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 776 (15.58%) SQL
2 449 (9.01%) PowerShell
3 269 (5.40%) Java
4 234 (4.70%) Perl
5 207 (4.15%) Ruby
6 206 (4.13%) Python
7 167 (3.35%) Bash Shell
8 163 (3.27%) Shell Script
9 149 (2.99%) VBScript
10 113 (2.27%) C
11 94 (1.89%) PHP
12 74 (1.49%) VB
13 66 (1.32%) JavaScript
14 57 (1.14%) C#
15 47 (0.94%) Korn
16 39 (0.78%) C++
17 30 (0.60%) Scala
18 22 (0.44%) Golang
19 21 (0.42%) T-SQL
20 16 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 843 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 561 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 494 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 359 (7.21%) MCSE
5 331 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
6 283 (5.68%) DV Cleared
7 260 (5.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 221 (4.44%) CCNA
9 167 (3.35%) CCNP
10 157 (3.15%) Degree
11 140 (2.81%) MCITP
12 122 (2.45%) MCP
13 100 (2.01%) MCSA
14 98 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
15 61 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
16 57 (1.14%) MCTS
17 47 (0.94%) CCA
18 46 (0.92%) CCIE
19 45 (0.90%) CCSE
20 37 (0.74%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (4.36%) SLA
2 50 (1.00%) QA
3 26 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.080%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.080%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.060%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.040%) COBIT
10 1 (0.020%) DICOM
System Software
1 2647 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1950 (39.14%) Active Directory
3 740 (14.85%) vSphere
4 557 (11.18%) Hyper-V
5 492 (9.88%) XenApp
6 491 (9.86%) VMware ESX
7 283 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
8 255 (5.12%) XenDesktop
9 144 (2.89%) XenServer
10 134 (2.69%) vCloud
11 114 (2.29%) NFS
12 103 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
13 98 (1.97%) Terminal Services
14 91 (1.83%) Xen
15 77 (1.55%) VMware Server
16 55 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 47 (0.94%) Firmware
17 47 (0.94%) ISA Server
18 46 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
19 42 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 487 (9.78%) SCCM
2 376 (7.55%) Puppet
3 216 (4.34%) SCOM
4 173 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
5 165 (3.31%) Nagios
6 142 (2.85%) NetBackup
7 128 (2.57%) Backup Exec
8 126 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 109 (2.19%) Ansible
10 92 (1.85%) WSUS
11 76 (1.53%) HP SIM
12 71 (1.43%) Tivoli
13 62 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 61 (1.22%) Salt
15 60 (1.20%) ZABBIX
16 53 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
17 50 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
18 46 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 42 (0.84%) SCVMM
19 42 (0.84%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1738 (34.89%) Microsoft
2 1387 (27.84%) Citrix
3 1070 (21.48%) Cisco
4 904 (18.15%) HP
5 528 (10.60%) NetApp
6 466 (9.35%) Red Hat
7 456 (9.15%) Oracle
8 438 (8.79%) EMC
9 325 (6.52%) IBM
10 236 (4.74%) Symantec
11 227 (4.56%) Dell
12 222 (4.46%) CheckPoint
13 188 (3.77%) F5
14 155 (3.11%) McAfee
15 141 (2.83%) Juniper
16 129 (2.59%) 3PAR
17 113 (2.27%) Veritas
18 92 (1.85%) Veeam
19 91 (1.83%) AppSense
20 83 (1.67%) Blue Coat
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dagenham, Essex
Roc Search
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £270 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: Yesterday