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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 36 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 2613 2010 1839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.74% 3.89% 3.71%
As % of the Vendors category 10.43% 8.41% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 1154 965
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 122 150
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £12.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.06 £31.56 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.32%

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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
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 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +14 2421 £370 +5.71% 809
London +4 959 £375 -1.63% 293
South East +8 650 £375 +15.38% 161
Hampshire +14 249 £360 +4.34% 57
City of London +12 221 £350 -10.71% 90
Yorkshire +27 163 £334 +27.14% 42
East of England -2 151 £275 -17.91% 50
South West -13 147 £300 +9.09% 87
Berkshire +6 136 £400 +21.21% 33
Scotland +12 129 £359 +17.12% 23
North West +5 126 £375 +34.52% 70
West Yorkshire +34 104 £325 +26.82% 30
West Midlands +11 93 £313 +5.04% 73
Surrey +1 91 £356 +18.75% 16
East Midlands +17 77 £400 +18.51% 18
Leeds +29 70 £325 +10.16% 21
Buckinghamshire +12 68 £365 +8.88% 15
Manchester +10 67 £361 +20.41% 36
Hook +6 61 £400 +8.82% 1
Reading +24 52 £438 +59.09% 9
Milton Keynes +8 52 £350 +5.66% 9
Edinburgh +18 50 £450 +18.42% 8
North East -3 48 £309 -0.40% 9
Hertfordshire +1 46 £425 +18.46% 23
Birmingham +13 37 £338 +50.00% 34
North Yorkshire +8 35 £400 +66.66% 6
Gloucestershire -20 34 £303 +0.83% 8
Cambridgeshire -8 31 £250 - 12
Basingstoke +4 30 £325 -16.12% 6
Essex -9 30 £268 -23.57% 6

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3357 (67.13%) Windows
2 2607 (52.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2026 (40.51%) Active Directory
4 1796 (35.91%) Microsoft
5 1585 (31.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1434 (28.67%) Citrix
7 1274 (25.47%) Linux
8 1106 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 1089 (21.78%) SAN
10 1023 (20.46%) Cisco
11 998 (19.96%) MS Exchange
12 924 (18.48%) HP
13 858 (17.16%) DNS
14 803 (16.06%) Security Cleared
15 792 (15.84%) ITIL
16 785 (15.70%) SQL
17 762 (15.24%) Firewall
18 756 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 744 (14.88%) vSphere
20 616 (12.32%) SQL Server
21 594 (11.88%) Finance
22 574 (11.48%) MS Excel
23 568 (11.36%) DHCP
24 546 (10.92%) Hyper-V
25 538 (10.76%) NetApp
26 533 (10.66%) UNIX
27 531 (10.62%) VMware ESX
28 529 (10.58%) XenApp
29 517 (10.34%) SC Cleared
30 516 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 998 (19.96%) MS Exchange
2 495 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 382 (7.64%) SharePoint
4 367 (7.34%) IIS
5 286 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 257 (5.14%) Apache
7 244 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 188 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 155 (3.10%) Tomcat
10 151 (3.02%) Lync
11 128 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 118 (2.36%) JBoss
13 114 (2.28%) WebSphere
14 103 (2.06%) WebLogic
15 90 (1.80%) OpenStack
16 58 (1.16%) Node.js
17 42 (0.84%) IBM Notes
17 42 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
18 37 (0.74%) nginx
19 33 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 574 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 318 (6.36%) MS Office
3 50 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.88%) MS Project
5 25 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.040%) GIMP
7 2 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.020%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.020%) CATIA
8 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.18%) Summit
6 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.080%) assyst
8 4 (0.080%) ENOVIA
9 3 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.060%) Exstream
9 3 (0.060%) RMDS
10 2 (0.040%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.040%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.040%) Maximo
10 2 (0.040%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.020%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.020%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 156 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (2.50%) Office 365
3 115 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 54 (1.08%) SaaS
6 48 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.62%) PaaS
7 31 (0.62%) IaaS
8 24 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (0.42%) Google App Engine
10 16 (0.32%) Heroku
11 13 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.24%) Engine Yard
13 10 (0.20%) Google Apps
14 7 (0.14%) GitHub
15 5 (0.100%) IBM SmartCloud
16 3 (0.060%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.040%) SoftLayer
18 1 (0.020%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1089 (21.78%) SAN
2 858 (17.16%) DNS
3 762 (15.24%) Firewall
4 568 (11.36%) DHCP
5 439 (8.78%) WAN
6 432 (8.64%) TCP/IP
7 420 (8.40%) LAN
8 277 (5.54%) NAS
9 271 (5.42%) VPN
10 172 (3.44%) VLAN
11 144 (2.88%) Internet
11 144 (2.88%) NetScaler
12 138 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
13 113 (2.26%) VoIP
14 111 (2.22%) Network Security
15 109 (2.18%) iSCSI
16 107 (2.14%) SSL
16 107 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
17 106 (2.12%) MPLS
18 95 (1.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 616 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 163 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (3.00%) MySQL
4 91 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 86 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 82 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 67 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 59 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 56 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
11 36 (0.72%) DB2
12 35 (0.70%) Redis
13 33 (0.66%) RDBMS
14 31 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 30 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (0.58%) NoSQL
17 26 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
18 23 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
19 20 (0.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 219 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 124 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 90 (1.80%) MSI
4 69 (1.38%) Subversion
5 63 (1.26%) JIRA
6 56 (1.12%) Maven
7 53 (1.06%) Hudson
8 37 (0.74%) StarTeam
9 29 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 26 (0.52%) Cucumber
11 24 (0.48%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.46%) Artifactory
13 21 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (0.34%) IntelliJ
15 14 (0.28%) Gradle
15 14 (0.28%) Selenium
15 14 (0.28%) Visual Studio
15 14 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (0.26%) JMeter
16 13 (0.26%) WinRunner
General
1 594 (11.88%) Finance
2 209 (4.18%) Banking
3 175 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 87 (1.74%) Retail
5 60 (1.20%) Legal
6 46 (0.92%) Advertising
7 45 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 44 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 41 (0.82%) Law
10 36 (0.72%) Marketing
10 36 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 32 (0.64%) Publishing
12 30 (0.60%) Military
13 25 (0.50%) Back Office
14 24 (0.48%) French Language
15 20 (0.40%) Games
16 12 (0.24%) Local Government
17 11 (0.22%) Automotive
17 11 (0.22%) German Language
18 9 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 569 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 468 (9.36%) Analyst
3 456 (9.12%) Architect
4 380 (7.60%) Consultant
5 368 (7.36%) Administrator
6 349 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 298 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 232 (4.64%) Server Engineer
9 231 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
10 230 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
11 184 (3.68%) Support Analyst
12 152 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
13 151 (3.02%) Network Engineer
14 150 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
15 140 (2.80%) Wintel Engineer
16 138 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
17 126 (2.52%) Project Manager
18 123 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 120 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 115 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (3.38%) Web Services
2 108 (2.16%) Middleware
3 102 (2.04%) .NET
4 63 (1.26%) HTML
5 54 (1.08%) SOAP
6 52 (1.04%) Application Packaging
7 51 (1.02%) LAMP
8 48 (0.96%) CSS
9 43 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
10 38 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
11 36 (0.72%) XML
12 25 (0.50%) J2EE
12 25 (0.50%) jQuery
13 23 (0.46%) MCollective
14 22 (0.44%) REST
14 22 (0.44%) Regular Expression
15 21 (0.42%) HTML5
16 20 (0.40%) Spring
17 18 (0.36%) CSS3
18 17 (0.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 369 (7.38%) Clustering
2 232 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 212 (4.24%) Replication
4 187 (3.74%) Blackberry
5 140 (2.80%) Open Source
6 104 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 104 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 91 (1.82%) PKI
8 73 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 55 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 53 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
11 51 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 43 (0.86%) NHS
13 30 (0.60%) PDA
14 29 (0.58%) CLARiiON
15 28 (0.56%) Mobile App
16 27 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (0.52%) iPad
18 24 (0.48%) Wiki
18 24 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3357 (67.13%) Windows
2 1585 (31.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1274 (25.47%) Linux
4 1106 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 756 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 533 (10.66%) UNIX
7 515 (10.30%) Windows 7
8 377 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 327 (6.54%) Windows XP
10 217 (4.34%) Solaris
11 165 (3.30%) CentOS
12 133 (2.66%) Windows 8
13 130 (2.60%) AIX
14 105 (2.10%) Ubuntu
15 77 (1.54%) SUSE
16 66 (1.32%) Windows Vista
17 58 (1.16%) HPUX
18 56 (1.12%) Windows 2000
19 55 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
20 50 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (15.84%) ITIL
2 487 (9.74%) Migration
3 330 (6.60%) Configuration Management
4 310 (6.20%) DevOps
5 294 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 261 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 188 (3.76%) Project Management
8 185 (3.70%) Change Management
9 164 (3.28%) Service Delivery
10 163 (3.26%) Load Balancing
11 158 (3.16%) Service Management
12 139 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
13 112 (2.24%) Change Control
14 109 (2.18%) Scrum
15 107 (2.14%) Incident Management
16 102 (2.04%) PRINCE2
17 93 (1.86%) Performance Tuning
18 91 (1.82%) Problem Management
18 91 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
19 82 (1.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 785 (15.70%) SQL
2 438 (8.76%) PowerShell
3 254 (5.08%) Java
4 220 (4.40%) Perl
5 207 (4.14%) Ruby
6 201 (4.02%) Python
7 168 (3.36%) Shell Script
8 167 (3.34%) Bash Shell
9 147 (2.94%) VBScript
10 100 (2.00%) PHP
11 99 (1.98%) C
12 89 (1.78%) VB
13 59 (1.18%) JavaScript
14 47 (0.94%) Korn
15 40 (0.80%) C#
16 36 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 33 (0.66%) C++
18 30 (0.60%) Scala
19 20 (0.40%) Golang
20 17 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 803 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 517 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 516 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 366 (7.32%) MCSE
5 284 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 267 (5.34%) DV Cleared
7 239 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 204 (4.08%) CCNA
9 160 (3.20%) Degree
10 143 (2.86%) MCITP
11 130 (2.60%) CCNP
12 119 (2.38%) MCP
13 111 (2.22%) MCSA
14 94 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 66 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
16 61 (1.22%) MCTS
17 50 (1.00%) CCA
18 41 (0.82%) RHCE
19 39 (0.78%) CCIE
20 29 (0.58%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (4.58%) SLA
2 43 (0.86%) QA
3 32 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.080%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.060%) BS7799
11 2 (0.040%) COBIT
12 1 (0.020%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.020%) DICOM
System Software
1 2607 (52.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2026 (40.51%) Active Directory
3 744 (14.88%) vSphere
4 546 (10.92%) Hyper-V
5 531 (10.62%) VMware ESX
6 529 (10.58%) XenApp
7 278 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 250 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 169 (3.38%) XenServer
10 133 (2.66%) vCloud
11 111 (2.22%) NFS
12 102 (2.04%) Terminal Services
13 100 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 99 (1.98%) Xen
15 82 (1.64%) VMware Server
16 73 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 64 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
18 54 (1.08%) ISA Server
19 47 (0.94%) KVM
20 45 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 494 (9.88%) SCCM
2 386 (7.72%) Puppet
3 231 (4.62%) SCOM
4 170 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 154 (3.08%) NetBackup
6 146 (2.92%) Backup Exec
7 139 (2.78%) Nagios
8 115 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 99 (1.98%) Ansible
10 88 (1.76%) HP SIM
11 86 (1.72%) WSUS
12 81 (1.62%) Tivoli
13 62 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 54 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 54 (1.08%) Salt
14 54 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
15 52 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
16 50 (1.00%) ZABBIX
17 42 (0.84%) SELinux
18 40 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1796 (35.91%) Microsoft
2 1434 (28.67%) Citrix
3 1023 (20.46%) Cisco
4 924 (18.48%) HP
5 538 (10.76%) NetApp
6 485 (9.70%) Oracle
7 480 (9.60%) Red Hat
8 433 (8.66%) EMC
9 354 (7.08%) IBM
10 273 (5.46%) Symantec
11 224 (4.48%) Dell
12 189 (3.78%) CheckPoint
13 150 (3.00%) F5
14 149 (2.98%) McAfee
15 144 (2.88%) Juniper
16 118 (2.36%) 3PAR
17 96 (1.92%) Veeam
18 93 (1.86%) Veritas
19 89 (1.78%) SolarWinds
20 83 (1.66%) CA
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