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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 36 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware 2583 2053 1928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.75% 3.90% 4.16%
As % of the Vendors category 10.56% 8.66% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1274 1032
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 117 154
Average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.50 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.04%

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
24465 23714 21743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.99% 45.02% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14167 13478 11566
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1048 1173
Average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
(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 +16 2445 £350 - 857
London +16 982 £375 - 273
South East +9 561 £355 +1.42% 173
City of London +9 247 £388 - 87
East of England +10 204 £296 +5.06% 72
Yorkshire +8 191 £300 -4.00% 44
North West +9 172 £300 - 94
Hampshire +14 160 £350 -9.47% 45
West Yorkshire +27 149 £300 +12.14% 30
South West +3 147 £350 +3.32% 89
Berkshire +8 126 £398 +7.43% 28
West Midlands +7 104 £375 +41.50% 74
Surrey +17 94 £375 +15.38% 46
Leeds +21 86 £288 +6.48% 19
East Midlands +14 79 £340 +0.73% 23
Manchester +15 77 £311 -11.07% 56
Scotland -27 70 £300 -13.66% 22
Hertfordshire +14 62 £388 +55.00% 24
Cambridgeshire +11 48 £359 +58.56% 24
Buckinghamshire -16 48 £350 +7.69% 16
Oxfordshire +12 46 £263 +31.25% 11
Wiltshire +27 43 £370 +34.54% 17
Cheshire -7 43 £400 +48.14% 18
Essex -5 37 £269 -29.34% 11
Bristol +13 34 £300 -29.41% 31
Wales -5 34 £305 -18.66% 15
Derbyshire +18 33 £405 +15.71% 7
Croydon +5 33 £350 -20.00% 1
East Sussex +2 32 £350 +1.44% 6
Reading -1 32 £409 +11.91% 14

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3418 (67.99%) Windows
2 2638 (52.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2033 (40.44%) Active Directory
4 1776 (35.33%) Microsoft
5 1525 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1425 (28.35%) Citrix
7 1188 (23.63%) Linux
8 1166 (23.19%) Cisco
9 1119 (22.26%) SAN
10 998 (19.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 947 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 864 (17.19%) ITIL
13 859 (17.09%) MS Exchange
14 827 (16.45%) SQL
15 825 (16.41%) DNS
16 824 (16.39%) HP
17 753 (14.98%) vSphere
18 752 (14.96%) Security Cleared
19 751 (14.94%) Firewall
20 664 (13.21%) Data Centre
21 644 (12.81%) Finance
22 632 (12.57%) SQL Server
23 614 (12.21%) Hyper-V
24 583 (11.60%) Migration
25 574 (11.42%) PowerShell
26 546 (10.86%) DHCP
27 541 (10.76%) SCCM
28 524 (10.42%) Windows 7
29 517 (10.28%) NetApp
30 507 (10.09%) WAN

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 859 (17.09%) MS Exchange
2 392 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 378 (7.52%) IIS
4 353 (7.02%) SharePoint
5 201 (4.00%) Apache
6 199 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 186 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 166 (3.30%) Lync
9 157 (3.12%) Tomcat
10 151 (3.00%) OpenStack
11 148 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 92 (1.83%) WebSphere
13 91 (1.81%) JBoss
14 80 (1.59%) nginx
15 71 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 67 (1.33%) Node.js
17 53 (1.05%) WebLogic
18 48 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
19 36 (0.72%) Jetty
19 36 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 479 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 291 (5.79%) MS Office
3 58 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.58%) MS Project
6 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.060%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.060%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.040%) GIMP
9 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.020%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 41 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.24%) Maximo
5 10 (0.20%) RMDS
5 10 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.18%) SAP CRM
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
8 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.080%) Kondor+
10 4 (0.080%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.080%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 3 (0.060%) JDE OneWorld
11 3 (0.060%) Exstream
11 3 (0.060%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.040%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 301 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (3.60%) Office 365
3 148 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 78 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 63 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 56 (1.11%) IaaS
7 48 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 46 (0.92%) PaaS
9 45 (0.90%) SaaS
10 31 (0.62%) Google App Engine
11 14 (0.28%) Mimecast
12 13 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.24%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.22%) Heroku
15 9 (0.18%) GitHub
16 8 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.16%) Engine Yard
16 8 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
17 7 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 6 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 1119 (22.26%) SAN
2 825 (16.41%) DNS
3 751 (14.94%) Firewall
4 546 (10.86%) DHCP
5 507 (10.09%) WAN
6 480 (9.55%) LAN
7 382 (7.60%) TCP/IP
8 289 (5.75%) NAS
9 285 (5.67%) VPN
10 198 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
11 153 (3.04%) iSCSI
11 153 (3.04%) VLAN
12 152 (3.02%) Network Security
13 149 (2.96%) Internet
14 137 (2.73%) NetScaler
15 130 (2.59%) SSL
16 120 (2.39%) Wireless
16 120 (2.39%) MPLS
17 116 (2.31%) OSPF
18 113 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 146 (2.90%) MySQL
3 118 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 100 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 87 (1.73%) MongoDB
6 73 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 69 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 57 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 56 (1.11%) NoSQL
9 56 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 46 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 43 (0.86%) Redis
12 33 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (0.50%) Hadoop
16 24 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
18 22 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
19 15 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 213 (4.24%) Jenkins
2 147 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 66 (1.31%) Subversion
4 63 (1.25%) JIRA
4 63 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 50 (0.99%) MSI
6 40 (0.80%) Hudson
7 34 (0.68%) Maven
8 33 (0.66%) Artifactory
9 29 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 28 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 27 (0.54%) StarTeam
12 23 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 22 (0.44%) Gerrit
13 22 (0.44%) Capybara
13 22 (0.44%) IntelliJ
14 18 (0.36%) SonarQube
15 17 (0.34%) JMeter
15 17 (0.34%) WinRunner
15 17 (0.34%) TestDirector
General
1 644 (12.81%) Finance
2 175 (3.48%) Banking
3 121 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 88 (1.75%) Retail
5 75 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 37 (0.74%) Back Office
7 35 (0.70%) Legal
8 34 (0.68%) Marketing
9 33 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 30 (0.60%) Law
11 27 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 25 (0.50%) Military
13 24 (0.48%) Publishing
14 23 (0.46%) Advertising
15 19 (0.38%) Local Government
15 19 (0.38%) French Language
16 13 (0.26%) Electronics
17 11 (0.22%) Games
18 9 (0.18%) Automotive
19 7 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 594 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 467 (9.29%) Analyst
3 455 (9.05%) Architect
4 364 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 362 (7.20%) Consultant
6 339 (6.74%) Administrator
7 286 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 284 (5.65%) Server Engineer
9 241 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
10 197 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
11 168 (3.34%) Support Analyst
11 168 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
12 166 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
13 160 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
14 157 (3.12%) Project Manager
15 148 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
16 140 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 140 (2.78%) Network Engineer
17 128 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 121 (2.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (3.66%) .NET
2 142 (2.82%) Web Services
3 107 (2.13%) Middleware
4 64 (1.27%) HTML
5 61 (1.21%) J2EE
6 60 (1.19%) XML
7 49 (0.97%) CSS
8 45 (0.90%) Application Packaging
9 38 (0.76%) HTML5
10 37 (0.74%) Servlets
11 36 (0.72%) LAMP
12 33 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
13 32 (0.64%) SOAP
14 28 (0.56%) CSS3
15 27 (0.54%) REST
16 23 (0.46%) Sass
16 23 (0.46%) jQuery
17 22 (0.44%) Sinatra
18 20 (0.40%) MCollective
19 15 (0.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 664 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 345 (6.86%) Clustering
3 236 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (3.02%) Replication
5 106 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 106 (2.11%) Fat Client
6 102 (2.03%) PKI
7 92 (1.83%) Blackberry
8 84 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 65 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 57 (1.13%) NHS
11 51 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
12 47 (0.93%) FlexPod
13 41 (0.82%) Computer Science
14 40 (0.80%) Private Cloud
15 37 (0.74%) CLARiiON
16 35 (0.70%) EqualLogic
17 31 (0.62%) Mainframe
18 30 (0.60%) CMDB
19 28 (0.56%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 3418 (67.99%) Windows
2 1525 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 1188 (23.63%) Linux
4 998 (19.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 947 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 524 (10.42%) Windows 7
7 436 (8.67%) UNIX
8 301 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 215 (4.28%) Windows XP
10 173 (3.44%) Solaris
11 148 (2.94%) AIX
12 139 (2.77%) CentOS
13 136 (2.71%) Windows 8
14 111 (2.21%) Ubuntu
15 62 (1.23%) Windows 2000
16 55 (1.09%) HPUX
17 54 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
18 38 (0.76%) Android
19 37 (0.74%) VMS
19 37 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 864 (17.19%) ITIL
2 583 (11.60%) Migration
3 389 (7.74%) Configuration Management
4 344 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
5 302 (6.01%) DevOps
6 274 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 241 (4.79%) Project Management
8 207 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
9 202 (4.02%) Change Management
10 189 (3.76%) Load Balancing
11 174 (3.46%) Service Management
12 168 (3.34%) Service Delivery
13 152 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
14 147 (2.92%) Open Source
15 141 (2.80%) PRINCE2
16 114 (2.27%) Incident Management
17 113 (2.25%) Server Building
18 111 (2.21%) Problem Management
19 108 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
20 105 (2.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 827 (16.45%) SQL
2 574 (11.42%) PowerShell
3 278 (5.53%) Python
4 272 (5.41%) Java
5 243 (4.83%) Perl
6 212 (4.22%) Bash Shell
7 191 (3.80%) Ruby
8 151 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 134 (2.67%) VBScript
10 117 (2.33%) C
11 96 (1.91%) PHP
12 90 (1.79%) C#
13 82 (1.63%) VB
14 75 (1.49%) JavaScript
15 54 (1.07%) C++
16 44 (0.88%) Korn
17 35 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.26%) Go
18 13 (0.26%) Groovy
19 12 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 752 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 498 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 467 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 349 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
5 331 (6.58%) MCSE
6 271 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 230 (4.58%) DV Cleared
8 220 (4.38%) CCNA
9 191 (3.80%) MCITP
10 174 (3.46%) CCNP
11 147 (2.92%) Degree
12 123 (2.45%) MCP
13 114 (2.27%) MCSA
14 77 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 71 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
16 65 (1.29%) MCTS
17 57 (1.13%) CCSE
18 47 (0.93%) CCA
19 45 (0.90%) CISSP
20 35 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (3.58%) SLA
2 92 (1.83%) QA
3 51 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.060%) COBIT
8 2 (0.040%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.040%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.020%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.020%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.020%) BS25999
9 1 (0.020%) DICOM
9 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.020%) BS7799
System Software
1 2638 (52.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2033 (40.44%) Active Directory
3 753 (14.98%) vSphere
4 614 (12.21%) Hyper-V
5 481 (9.57%) XenApp
6 458 (9.11%) VMware ESX
7 268 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
8 241 (4.79%) XenDesktop
9 156 (3.10%) vCloud
10 124 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 120 (2.39%) XenServer
12 102 (2.03%) VMware Server
13 101 (2.01%) NFS
14 95 (1.89%) Xen
15 79 (1.57%) Terminal Services
16 54 (1.07%) KVM
17 46 (0.92%) Docker
18 40 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
19 39 (0.78%) Samba
20 32 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 541 (10.76%) SCCM
2 364 (7.24%) Puppet
3 214 (4.26%) SCOM
4 177 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
5 111 (2.21%) Nagios
6 106 (2.11%) Ansible
7 94 (1.87%) Backup Exec
8 93 (1.85%) WSUS
9 89 (1.77%) NetBackup
10 81 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 71 (1.41%) Salt
12 65 (1.29%) ZABBIX
13 63 (1.25%) Tivoli
14 51 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
14 51 (1.01%) Vagrant
15 44 (0.88%) SCVMM
16 42 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 39 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
18 38 (0.76%) HP SIM
19 37 (0.74%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1776 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 1425 (28.35%) Citrix
3 1166 (23.19%) Cisco
4 824 (16.39%) HP
5 517 (10.28%) NetApp
6 448 (8.91%) Oracle
7 408 (8.12%) Red Hat
8 350 (6.96%) EMC
9 284 (5.65%) IBM
10 236 (4.69%) Dell
11 232 (4.62%) CheckPoint
12 187 (3.72%) F5
13 185 (3.68%) Symantec
14 170 (3.38%) Juniper
15 149 (2.96%) McAfee
16 119 (2.37%) Veritas
17 118 (2.35%) 3PAR
18 104 (2.07%) Brocade
19 100 (1.99%) AppSense
20 95 (1.89%) Veeam
Luton, Bedfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £290 per day
Posted: 45 minutes ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 1 hour ago
Richmond, Surrey
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: To £300/day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £20 - £220 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £511.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North East
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 17 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
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London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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London
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Rate: £351 - £500 per day
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