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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 43 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware 2329 2068 2212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.11% 3.92% 3.78%
As % of the Vendors category 8.95% 8.39% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1230 1204
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 136 125
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +16.05%

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
26028 24657 27297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.93% 46.75% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14753 13799 13866
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
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 1155 1109 1354
Average hourly rate £18.98 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 2155 £350 +3.70% 825
London +3 950 £375 +3.44% 283
South East -2 469 £335 -0.66% 198
City of London +7 227 £375 - 102
Hampshire +8 166 £338 -15.62% 40
South West +6 166 £325 +8.33% 74
North West +9 155 £300 +4.34% 78
West Midlands +8 121 £300 - 42
East of England -15 112 £243 -25.38% 48
Yorkshire +11 100 £320 +6.66% 58
Scotland +3 86 £325 -2.98% 28
Berkshire -9 81 £325 -7.14% 47
Surrey -7 79 £335 +11.66% 44
East Midlands +7 68 £400 +45.45% 26
West Yorkshire +21 66 £308 +2.50% 37
Manchester -1 53 £275 -8.33% 45
Leeds +28 51 £310 -14.48% 24
Wiltshire +5 44 £431 +1.47% 18
Birmingham -2 43 £320 +6.66% 14
Lancashire +9 42 £301 -27.07% 5
Wales -5 38 £331 +22.97% 21
Buckinghamshire -7 38 £313 +25.00% 18
Bristol +9 34 £381 +17.30% 12
Cheshire -6 34 £285 -30.48% 21
Hook +13 33 £300 -20.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 33 £225 -35.71% 18
Devon +1 32 £190 -42.42% 8
Hertfordshire -18 32 £375 +15.38% 17
South Wales -8 31 £328 +19.18% 7
Cardiff +3 28 £331 +32.20% 5

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3058 (68.50%) Windows
2 2349 (52.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1862 (41.71%) Active Directory
4 1586 (35.53%) Microsoft
5 1521 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 1402 (31.41%) Citrix
7 1146 (25.67%) Linux
8 1050 (23.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1034 (23.16%) SAN
10 960 (21.51%) MS Exchange
11 945 (21.17%) Cisco
12 831 (18.62%) HP
13 788 (17.65%) DNS
14 743 (16.64%) ITIL
15 704 (15.77%) SQL
16 648 (14.52%) vSphere
17 642 (14.38%) Firewall
18 612 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
19 599 (13.42%) Security Cleared
20 583 (13.06%) Windows 7
21 578 (12.95%) SQL Server
22 550 (12.32%) XenApp
23 548 (12.28%) Finance
24 537 (12.03%) DHCP
25 532 (11.92%) MS Excel
26 502 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
27 497 (11.13%) UNIX
28 495 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
29 478 (10.71%) VMware ESX
30 462 (10.35%) Oracle

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 960 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 502 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 378 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 289 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 288 (6.45%) IIS
6 247 (5.53%) Apache
7 242 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 140 (3.14%) WebSphere
9 134 (3.00%) Tomcat
10 118 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 115 (2.58%) Lync
12 109 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 106 (2.37%) WebLogic
14 49 (1.10%) nginx
14 49 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
14 49 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
15 48 (1.08%) OpenStack
16 30 (0.67%) IBM Notes
16 30 (0.67%) Confluence
17 29 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 532 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 318 (7.12%) MS Office
3 48 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 46 (1.03%) MS Project
5 15 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.045%) CATIA
7 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.022%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.022%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.13%) assyst
6 6 (0.13%) Summit
7 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.090%) ENOVIA
8 4 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.067%) ReMetrica
9 3 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.067%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.067%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.045%) Maximo
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.045%) RMDS
11 1 (0.022%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 147 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (2.33%) Office 365
3 94 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 93 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 59 (1.32%) SaaS
6 50 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (0.83%) IaaS
8 25 (0.56%) PaaS
8 25 (0.56%) Google App Engine
9 11 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.20%) GitHub
11 8 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.045%) Heroku
14 1 (0.022%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1034 (23.16%) SAN
2 788 (17.65%) DNS
3 642 (14.38%) Firewall
4 537 (12.03%) DHCP
5 392 (8.78%) WAN
6 371 (8.31%) LAN
6 371 (8.31%) TCP/IP
7 252 (5.65%) VPN
8 207 (4.64%) NAS
9 145 (3.25%) VLAN
10 135 (3.02%) Internet
11 113 (2.53%) VoIP
12 111 (2.49%) LDAP
13 109 (2.44%) Network Security
13 109 (2.44%) iSCSI
14 104 (2.33%) Wireless
15 97 (2.17%) NetScaler
16 96 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
17 86 (1.93%) MPLS
18 84 (1.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 154 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 126 (2.82%) MySQL
4 90 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 67 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 51 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
7 48 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 39 (0.87%) MongoDB
11 33 (0.74%) DB2
12 31 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
16 17 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (0.34%) RDBMS
18 14 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 12 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 173 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 103 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 103 (2.31%) JIRA
3 65 (1.46%) Hudson
4 52 (1.16%) Subversion
4 52 (1.16%) MSI
5 41 (0.92%) Maven
6 28 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 25 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 23 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (0.45%) Ant
9 20 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
10 19 (0.43%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.36%) IntelliJ
12 15 (0.34%) Capybara
13 14 (0.31%) ClearCase
13 14 (0.31%) RSpec
14 12 (0.27%) InstallShield
15 11 (0.25%) Gerrit
15 11 (0.25%) Mercurial
General
1 548 (12.28%) Finance
2 167 (3.74%) Banking
3 154 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 82 (1.84%) Retail
5 54 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 51 (1.14%) Legal
7 45 (1.01%) Advertising
8 41 (0.92%) Back Office
9 34 (0.76%) Publishing
9 34 (0.76%) Law
10 30 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.65%) Marketing
11 29 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.56%) Front Office
13 17 (0.38%) Military
14 15 (0.34%) Games
15 14 (0.31%) Local Government
15 14 (0.31%) French Language
16 9 (0.20%) Billing
17 8 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 477 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 432 (9.68%) Architect
3 431 (9.66%) Analyst
4 359 (8.04%) Administrator
5 338 (7.57%) Support Engineer
6 334 (7.48%) Consultant
7 249 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 223 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
9 211 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
10 188 (4.21%) Server Engineer
11 183 (4.10%) Support Analyst
11 183 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
12 135 (3.02%) Project Manager
13 130 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
14 125 (2.80%) Wintel Engineer
15 121 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
16 112 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
17 104 (2.33%) Network Engineer
18 103 (2.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 102 (2.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (3.20%) Web Services
2 101 (2.26%) Middleware
3 75 (1.68%) LAMP
4 74 (1.66%) .NET
5 45 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
6 43 (0.96%) Application Packaging
7 41 (0.92%) HTML
8 36 (0.81%) J2EE
9 34 (0.76%) CSS
10 31 (0.69%) XML
11 28 (0.63%) SOAP
12 16 (0.36%) HTML5
13 15 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (0.34%) Servlets
14 12 (0.27%) JSON
14 12 (0.27%) RESTful
14 12 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
14 12 (0.27%) Regular Expression
15 11 (0.25%) Flash
16 10 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 292 (6.54%) Clustering
2 220 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 196 (4.39%) Blackberry
4 175 (3.92%) Replication
5 118 (2.64%) Open Source
6 108 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 108 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 88 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 58 (1.30%) PKI
9 48 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 47 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
11 46 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 46 (1.03%) NHS
12 45 (1.01%) Hedge funds
13 40 (0.90%) CLARiiON
14 34 (0.76%) EqualLogic
15 28 (0.63%) Firmware
16 27 (0.60%) Mainframe
17 25 (0.56%) iPhone
18 23 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3058 (68.50%) Windows
2 1521 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 1146 (25.67%) Linux
4 1050 (23.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 612 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 583 (13.06%) Windows 7
7 497 (11.13%) UNIX
8 351 (7.86%) Windows XP
9 310 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 180 (4.03%) Solaris
11 147 (3.29%) AIX
12 131 (2.93%) CentOS
13 116 (2.60%) Windows 8
14 104 (2.33%) Ubuntu
15 69 (1.55%) SUSE
16 60 (1.34%) Windows 2000
17 49 (1.10%) Debian
18 45 (1.01%) Windows Vista
18 45 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
18 45 (1.01%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (16.64%) ITIL
2 434 (9.72%) Migration
3 268 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 261 (5.85%) DevOps
5 244 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
6 227 (5.09%) Configuration Management
7 161 (3.61%) Project Management
8 153 (3.43%) Service Management
9 149 (3.34%) Change Management
10 127 (2.84%) Load Balancing
11 119 (2.67%) PRINCE2
12 117 (2.62%) Service Delivery
13 116 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
14 97 (2.17%) Incident Management
15 89 (1.99%) Capacity Planning
16 82 (1.84%) Root Cause Analysis
17 74 (1.66%) Scrum
17 74 (1.66%) Mentoring
18 71 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
19 69 (1.55%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 704 (15.77%) SQL
2 369 (8.27%) PowerShell
3 228 (5.11%) Java
4 194 (4.35%) Perl
5 180 (4.03%) Ruby
6 167 (3.74%) Bash Shell
7 165 (3.70%) Python
8 128 (2.87%) VBScript
9 124 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 102 (2.28%) VB
11 101 (2.26%) C
12 100 (2.24%) PHP
13 47 (1.05%) JavaScript
14 35 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 31 (0.69%) Korn
16 23 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.43%) C#
18 18 (0.40%) C++
18 18 (0.40%) VBA
19 11 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 599 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 495 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 378 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 336 (7.53%) MCSE
5 238 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 236 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
7 178 (3.99%) CCNA
8 168 (3.76%) DV Cleared
9 166 (3.72%) Degree
10 150 (3.36%) MCITP
11 139 (3.11%) MCP
12 114 (2.55%) CCNP
13 98 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
14 97 (2.17%) MCSA
15 65 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
16 51 (1.14%) CCA
16 51 (1.14%) MCTS
17 43 (0.96%) VCP5
18 34 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 32 (0.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (4.17%) SLA
2 34 (0.76%) QA
3 33 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 29 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.16%) COBIT
8 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.067%) BS7799
11 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2349 (52.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1862 (41.71%) Active Directory
3 648 (14.52%) vSphere
4 550 (12.32%) XenApp
5 478 (10.71%) VMware ESX
6 434 (9.72%) Hyper-V
7 236 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
8 235 (5.26%) XenDesktop
9 196 (4.39%) XenServer
10 130 (2.91%) vCloud
11 113 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 104 (2.33%) NFS
13 96 (2.15%) VMware Server
14 93 (2.08%) Terminal Services
15 81 (1.81%) Xen
16 72 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
17 60 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 58 (1.30%) ISA Server
19 44 (0.99%) UAG
20 35 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 452 (10.13%) SCCM
2 335 (7.50%) Puppet
3 206 (4.61%) SCOM
4 181 (4.05%) Backup Exec
5 138 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
6 128 (2.87%) NetBackup
7 89 (1.99%) WSUS
8 75 (1.68%) Nagios
8 75 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 70 (1.57%) HP SIM
10 67 (1.50%) Tivoli
11 60 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 59 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 51 (1.14%) Ansible
14 46 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 43 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
16 40 (0.90%) ARCserve
17 36 (0.81%) Salt
18 35 (0.78%) Vagrant
19 34 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1586 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 1402 (31.41%) Citrix
3 945 (21.17%) Cisco
4 831 (18.62%) HP
5 462 (10.35%) Oracle
6 459 (10.28%) NetApp
7 410 (9.18%) Red Hat
8 391 (8.76%) EMC
9 345 (7.73%) IBM
10 282 (6.32%) Symantec
11 183 (4.10%) Dell
12 159 (3.56%) CheckPoint
13 133 (2.98%) Juniper
14 100 (2.24%) JBoss
15 97 (2.17%) McAfee
16 87 (1.95%) 3PAR
17 85 (1.90%) F5
18 83 (1.86%) Sophos
19 82 (1.84%) Remedy
20 78 (1.75%) Altiris
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