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 24 November 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.

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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 36 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 2589 2033 1829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.54% 3.91% 3.49%
As % of the Vendors category 10.18% 8.46% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1204 1004
Average daily rate
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£365 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 139 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.66 £12.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.20 £36.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.74% +6.09%

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
25444 24019 24999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 46.23% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 13651 12918
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1249 1189 1370
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 £11.00 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -5.40%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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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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 +9 2396 £370 +10.44% 893
London +7 996 £378 +0.66% 293
South East +7 610 £375 +15.38% 185
City of London +9 239 £338 -13.46% 95
Hampshire +9 223 £353 +0.71% 48
South West -10 162 £294 +3.07% 69
Yorkshire +23 147 £325 +9.24% 72
East of England -6 147 £275 -16.03% 65
Berkshire +10 135 £375 +13.63% 39
Scotland +19 122 £358 +14.58% 29
North West +3 118 £370 +32.73% 93
West Yorkshire +36 101 £311 +5.50% 39
Surrey -7 97 £380 +31.03% 36
East Midlands +13 85 £400 +24.03% 30
West Midlands +6 81 £325 +9.24% 62
Leeds +30 70 £311 +4.62% 24
Buckinghamshire +16 67 £384 +5.13% 21
Hook +1 55 £341 -14.46% 2
Manchester +7 53 £351 +16.83% 65
Milton Keynes +13 49 £350 -5.40% 5
Reading +23 47 £431 +86.48% 16
Edinburgh +13 45 £420 +5.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 44 £278 +10.44% 13
North East -10 42 £300 - 16
Wales -4 37 £298 -9.84% 12
Hertfordshire -7 36 £400 +12.67% 34
Bracknell 0 33 £331 -5.35% 9
Wiltshire -10 33 £475 +5.55% 14
Gloucestershire -20 31 £280 -3.44% 9
Derbyshire +13 30 £400 +10.34% 3

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3299 (67.78%) Windows
2 2563 (52.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2008 (41.26%) Active Directory
4 1728 (35.50%) Microsoft
5 1592 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1429 (29.36%) Citrix
7 1257 (25.83%) Linux
8 1130 (23.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1108 (22.77%) SAN
10 1015 (20.85%) MS Exchange
11 1010 (20.75%) Cisco
12 894 (18.37%) HP
13 844 (17.34%) DNS
14 786 (16.15%) ITIL
15 765 (15.72%) SQL
16 741 (15.22%) Firewall
17 739 (15.18%) Security Cleared
17 739 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 729 (14.98%) vSphere
19 598 (12.29%) SQL Server
20 596 (12.25%) Finance
21 564 (11.59%) MS Excel
22 561 (11.53%) DHCP
23 556 (11.42%) UNIX
24 547 (11.24%) XenApp
25 538 (11.05%) Windows 7
26 519 (10.66%) VMware ESX
26 519 (10.66%) NetApp
27 518 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
28 501 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1015 (20.85%) MS Exchange
2 501 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 373 (7.66%) SharePoint
4 358 (7.36%) IIS
5 288 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 257 (5.28%) Apache
7 242 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 180 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 154 (3.16%) Tomcat
10 129 (2.65%) Lync
11 125 (2.57%) WebSphere
12 120 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 119 (2.45%) WebLogic
14 115 (2.36%) JBoss
15 72 (1.48%) OpenStack
16 57 (1.17%) Node.js
17 44 (0.90%) nginx
17 44 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
18 38 (0.78%) IBM Notes
19 34 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 564 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 328 (6.74%) MS Office
3 51 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 48 (0.99%) MS Project
5 20 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.041%) GIMP
7 2 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.041%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.021%) CATIA
8 1 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.18%) Summit
6 4 (0.082%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.062%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.062%) assyst
8 2 (0.041%) RMDS
8 2 (0.041%) Maximo
8 2 (0.041%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.021%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.021%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.021%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.021%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.021%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 160 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (2.45%) Office 365
3 113 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 96 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 55 (1.13%) SaaS
6 41 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.64%) IaaS
8 29 (0.60%) PaaS
9 22 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.39%) Google App Engine
11 12 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.21%) Heroku
13 9 (0.18%) Engine Yard
14 8 (0.16%) Google Apps
15 6 (0.12%) GitHub
16 5 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
17 2 (0.041%) SoftLayer
18 1 (0.021%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1108 (22.77%) SAN
2 844 (17.34%) DNS
3 741 (15.22%) Firewall
4 561 (11.53%) DHCP
5 440 (9.04%) WAN
6 422 (8.67%) LAN
7 402 (8.26%) TCP/IP
8 280 (5.75%) NAS
9 261 (5.36%) VPN
10 165 (3.39%) VLAN
11 152 (3.12%) Internet
12 126 (2.59%) NetScaler
13 116 (2.38%) VoIP
14 110 (2.26%) Network Security
15 109 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
16 108 (2.22%) MPLS
17 107 (2.20%) iSCSI
18 101 (2.08%) LDAP
19 100 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
20 97 (1.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 174 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 139 (2.86%) MySQL
4 85 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 81 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 71 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 71 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 53 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 52 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 50 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
10 36 (0.74%) DB2
11 31 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (0.53%) RDBMS
14 25 (0.51%) Redis
15 24 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (0.47%) NoSQL
17 22 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
18 18 (0.37%) Big Data
19 17 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 216 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 112 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 82 (1.68%) JIRA
4 79 (1.62%) MSI
5 59 (1.21%) Subversion
6 57 (1.17%) Hudson
7 54 (1.11%) Maven
8 28 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 26 (0.53%) StarTeam
10 25 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 20 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 17 (0.35%) Artifactory
12 17 (0.35%) IntelliJ
13 15 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (0.29%) Selenium
14 14 (0.29%) RSpec
14 14 (0.29%) Gradle
15 13 (0.27%) Capybara
16 12 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 596 (12.25%) Finance
2 199 (4.09%) Banking
3 163 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 90 (1.85%) Retail
5 59 (1.21%) Legal
6 50 (1.03%) Advertising
6 50 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 44 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 39 (0.80%) Law
9 37 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 35 (0.72%) Marketing
11 26 (0.53%) Military
12 25 (0.51%) Publishing
13 24 (0.49%) Back Office
14 19 (0.39%) French Language
15 16 (0.33%) Games
16 11 (0.23%) Front Office
16 11 (0.23%) Local Government
17 10 (0.21%) German Language
18 9 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 548 (11.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 465 (9.55%) Architect
3 459 (9.43%) Analyst
4 379 (7.79%) Administrator
5 372 (7.64%) Consultant
6 341 (7.01%) Support Engineer
7 295 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 233 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
9 225 (4.62%) Server Engineer
10 223 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
11 183 (3.76%) Support Analyst
12 168 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
13 145 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
14 133 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
15 131 (2.69%) Network Engineer
15 131 (2.69%) Wintel Engineer
16 129 (2.65%) Project Manager
17 126 (2.59%) Linux Engineer
18 115 (2.36%) Technical Architect
19 112 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (3.37%) Web Services
2 119 (2.45%) Middleware
3 91 (1.87%) .NET
4 63 (1.29%) HTML
5 58 (1.19%) LAMP
6 51 (1.05%) CSS
7 49 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
8 46 (0.95%) Application Packaging
9 44 (0.90%) SOAP
10 33 (0.68%) XML
11 32 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
12 27 (0.55%) J2EE
13 26 (0.53%) jQuery
14 22 (0.45%) HTML5
14 22 (0.45%) Spring
14 22 (0.45%) Regular Expression
15 20 (0.41%) RESTful
16 19 (0.39%) Ajax
16 19 (0.39%) REST
17 18 (0.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 358 (7.36%) Clustering
2 222 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 211 (4.34%) Replication
4 192 (3.94%) Blackberry
5 134 (2.75%) Open Source
6 100 (2.05%) Fat Client
6 100 (2.05%) Thin Client
7 80 (1.64%) PKI
8 70 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 55 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
10 52 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 49 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 44 (0.90%) NHS
13 40 (0.82%) Hedge funds
14 31 (0.64%) PDA
15 30 (0.62%) CLARiiON
16 29 (0.60%) EqualLogic
17 26 (0.53%) Wiki
18 25 (0.51%) iPad
19 24 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3299 (67.78%) Windows
2 1592 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 1257 (25.83%) Linux
4 1130 (23.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 739 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 556 (11.42%) UNIX
7 538 (11.05%) Windows 7
8 372 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 331 (6.80%) Windows XP
10 221 (4.54%) Solaris
11 165 (3.39%) CentOS
12 131 (2.69%) AIX
13 125 (2.57%) Windows 8
14 108 (2.22%) Ubuntu
15 77 (1.58%) SUSE
16 68 (1.40%) Windows Vista
17 59 (1.21%) HPUX
18 58 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
19 55 (1.13%) Windows 2000
20 54 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (16.15%) ITIL
2 466 (9.57%) Migration
3 306 (6.29%) DevOps
4 300 (6.16%) Configuration Management
5 276 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
6 271 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 176 (3.62%) Project Management
8 169 (3.47%) Change Management
9 155 (3.18%) Service Management
10 149 (3.06%) Load Balancing
11 142 (2.92%) Service Delivery
12 123 (2.53%) Continuous Integration
13 106 (2.18%) Scrum
14 102 (2.10%) Incident Management
15 99 (2.03%) PRINCE2
16 98 (2.01%) Change Control
17 90 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
18 89 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
19 82 (1.68%) Problem Management
20 77 (1.58%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 765 (15.72%) SQL
2 397 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 261 (5.36%) Java
4 226 (4.64%) Perl
5 205 (4.21%) Ruby
6 200 (4.11%) Python
7 175 (3.60%) Bash Shell
8 165 (3.39%) Shell Script
9 131 (2.69%) VBScript
10 105 (2.16%) C
11 103 (2.12%) PHP
12 95 (1.95%) VB
13 61 (1.25%) JavaScript
14 45 (0.92%) Korn
15 39 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 30 (0.62%) C#
16 30 (0.62%) C++
17 26 (0.53%) Scala
18 20 (0.41%) VBA
19 18 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 739 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 518 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 469 (9.64%) SC Cleared
4 362 (7.44%) MCSE
5 249 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
6 234 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 224 (4.60%) DV Cleared
8 195 (4.01%) CCNA
9 164 (3.37%) Degree
10 135 (2.77%) MCITP
11 115 (2.36%) MCP
12 108 (2.22%) CCNP
13 105 (2.16%) MCSA
14 100 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
15 56 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
16 54 (1.11%) MCTS
17 40 (0.82%) CCA
18 37 (0.76%) RHCE
19 30 (0.62%) CCIE
19 30 (0.62%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (4.46%) SLA
2 38 (0.78%) QA
3 36 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 28 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 25 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.082%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.062%) BS7799
10 3 (0.062%) COBIT
11 1 (0.021%) DICOM
11 1 (0.021%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2563 (52.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2008 (41.26%) Active Directory
3 729 (14.98%) vSphere
4 547 (11.24%) XenApp
5 519 (10.66%) VMware ESX
6 487 (10.01%) Hyper-V
7 264 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
8 250 (5.14%) XenDesktop
9 183 (3.76%) XenServer
10 135 (2.77%) vCloud
11 110 (2.26%) NFS
12 99 (2.03%) Terminal Services
13 96 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
14 94 (1.93%) Xen
15 79 (1.62%) VMware Server
16 76 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
17 72 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 62 (1.27%) ISA Server
19 50 (1.03%) KVM
20 45 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 478 (9.82%) SCCM
2 383 (7.87%) Puppet
3 221 (4.54%) SCOM
4 167 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
5 166 (3.41%) Backup Exec
6 151 (3.10%) NetBackup
7 126 (2.59%) Nagios
8 98 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 87 (1.79%) HP SIM
10 83 (1.71%) Ansible
11 79 (1.62%) WSUS
12 77 (1.58%) Tivoli
13 56 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 55 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 53 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
15 53 (1.09%) Salt
16 52 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
17 49 (1.01%) Vagrant
18 43 (0.88%) ZABBIX
19 41 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1728 (35.50%) Microsoft
2 1429 (29.36%) Citrix
3 1010 (20.75%) Cisco
4 894 (18.37%) HP
5 519 (10.66%) NetApp
6 488 (10.03%) Oracle
7 476 (9.78%) Red Hat
8 451 (9.27%) EMC
9 362 (7.44%) IBM
10 284 (5.84%) Symantec
11 212 (4.36%) Dell
12 183 (3.76%) CheckPoint
13 140 (2.88%) Juniper
14 134 (2.75%) McAfee
15 124 (2.55%) F5
16 109 (2.24%) 3PAR
17 93 (1.91%) Veritas
18 92 (1.89%) Veeam
19 91 (1.87%) SolarWinds
20 84 (1.73%) Remedy
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