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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 36 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 2748 2260 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.69% 4.06% 3.94%
As % of the Vendors category 10.68% 8.88% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1383 1213
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 128 145
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.88 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.68 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £38.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.63 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -8.94%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +11 2533 £353 +4.44% 797
London +4 964 £400 +6.66% 258
South East +9 630 £350 +6.06% 153
Yorkshire +18 219 £345 +11.29% 88
North West +3 219 £310 +6.89% 70
City of London +2 205 £425 +17.24% 61
East of England +39 199 £350 +45.83% 62
Hampshire +2 191 £375 +11.11% 37
West Yorkshire +10 150 £350 +14.75% 62
Scotland +12 133 £325 +0.77% 25
South West -13 129 £290 -10.76% 93
Manchester +17 124 £310 +7.82% 34
Surrey +1 104 £333 -0.74% 38
Leeds +1 103 £375 +21.95% 42
Berkshire +9 92 £378 +16.15% 40
West Midlands -14 80 £313 +4.16% 41
Hertfordshire +23 56 £438 +16.66% 26
Edinburgh +14 56 £338 +3.84% 13
Oxfordshire +6 56 £230 -2.12% 10
Buckinghamshire +3 50 £350 +16.66% 15
Essex +16 49 £375 +15.38% 7
East Sussex +14 49 £325 +20.93% 3
North East +8 48 £475 +52.00% 9
Brighton +20 45 £330 +3.52% 1
Tyne and Wear +5 44 £483 +46.96% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 43 £483 +46.96% 9
West Sussex -2 43 £344 +34.14% 1
Wales +5 39 £388 +25.00% 13
East Midlands -24 38 £300 -14.28% 24
Cambridgeshire +1 37 £375 +92.30% 17

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3617 (68.05%) Windows
2 2801 (52.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2151 (40.47%) Active Directory
4 1867 (35.13%) Microsoft
5 1541 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 1498 (28.18%) Citrix
7 1376 (25.89%) Linux
8 1218 (22.92%) SAN
9 1119 (21.05%) Cisco
10 1067 (20.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 946 (17.80%) ITIL
12 942 (17.72%) SQL
13 911 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 899 (16.91%) MS Exchange
15 880 (16.56%) DNS
16 825 (15.52%) vSphere
17 819 (15.41%) HP
18 737 (13.87%) SQL Server
19 734 (13.81%) Finance
20 725 (13.64%) Firewall
21 718 (13.51%) Data Centre
22 664 (12.49%) PowerShell
23 613 (11.53%) Security Cleared
24 607 (11.42%) Migration
25 604 (11.36%) SCCM
26 593 (11.16%) DHCP
27 587 (11.04%) Hyper-V
28 586 (11.03%) Windows 7
29 573 (10.78%) XenApp
30 563 (10.59%) MS Excel

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 899 (16.91%) MS Exchange
2 463 (8.71%) IIS
3 458 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 373 (7.02%) SharePoint
5 238 (4.48%) Apache
6 220 (4.14%) Tomcat
7 213 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 210 (3.95%) Lync
9 179 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 134 (2.52%) WebSphere
11 129 (2.43%) OpenStack
12 120 (2.26%) JBoss
13 111 (2.09%) nginx
14 106 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
15 84 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 76 (1.43%) Jetty
17 71 (1.34%) Node.js
18 58 (1.09%) WebLogic
19 46 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
20 40 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 563 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 333 (6.27%) MS Office
3 65 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.47%) MS Project
6 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.038%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.019%) GIMP
9 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.019%) InDesign
9 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.019%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 45 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.34%) Maximo
4 17 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 11 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 10 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.17%) RMDS
9 9 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.075%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 4 (0.075%) IntelliMatch
11 4 (0.075%) Kondor+
11 4 (0.075%) Misys Midas
12 3 (0.056%) SAP Business One
12 3 (0.056%) JDE OneWorld
13 2 (0.038%) Oracle ERP
13 2 (0.038%) Dynamics GP
13 2 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 388 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (4.03%) Office 365
4 94 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 86 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
6 86 (1.62%) IaaS
7 74 (1.39%) SaaS
7 74 (1.39%) PaaS
8 60 (1.13%) Google App Engine
9 20 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 16 (0.30%) GitHub
11 10 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.17%) Yammer
13 8 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
14 5 (0.094%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.075%) SoftLayer
15 4 (0.075%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.056%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.038%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1218 (22.92%) SAN
2 880 (16.56%) DNS
3 725 (13.64%) Firewall
4 593 (11.16%) DHCP
5 520 (9.78%) WAN
6 503 (9.46%) LAN
7 438 (8.24%) TCP/IP
8 338 (6.36%) NAS
9 286 (5.38%) VPN
10 189 (3.56%) VLAN
11 162 (3.05%) SSL
12 141 (2.65%) Internet
12 141 (2.65%) Network Security
13 138 (2.60%) NetScaler
14 137 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
15 135 (2.54%) Wireless
16 134 (2.52%) HTTP
17 128 (2.41%) MPLS
18 120 (2.26%) iSCSI
19 118 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 737 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 156 (2.94%) MySQL
3 128 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 119 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 108 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 92 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 75 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 65 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 49 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 49 (0.92%) NoSQL
11 42 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 41 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 39 (0.73%) Hadoop
14 38 (0.71%) Redis
15 30 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (0.56%) Big Data
16 28 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 28 (0.53%) DB2
17 24 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 273 (5.14%) Jenkins
2 161 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 87 (1.64%) JIRA
4 66 (1.24%) Subversion
5 61 (1.15%) Maven
6 56 (1.05%) JMeter
7 51 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 45 (0.85%) Artifactory
9 42 (0.79%) MSI
10 40 (0.75%) Gerrit
11 38 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 34 (0.64%) Hudson
12 34 (0.64%) SonarQube
13 29 (0.55%) Visual Studio
14 28 (0.53%) Selenium
15 27 (0.51%) Gradle
16 25 (0.47%) JUnit
16 25 (0.47%) IntelliJ
17 22 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (0.41%) Cucumber
General
1 734 (13.81%) Finance
2 192 (3.61%) Banking
3 127 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 90 (1.69%) Retail
5 64 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 41 (0.77%) Law
6 41 (0.77%) Back Office
7 40 (0.75%) Legal
8 39 (0.73%) Military
9 37 (0.70%) Local Government
10 34 (0.64%) Marketing
10 34 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 30 (0.56%) Advertising
11 30 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.34%) Publishing
12 18 (0.34%) Electronics
13 13 (0.24%) French Language
14 10 (0.19%) Online Betting
14 10 (0.19%) Automotive
15 9 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 661 (12.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 539 (10.14%) Analyst
3 530 (9.97%) Architect
4 430 (8.09%) Support Engineer
5 410 (7.71%) Administrator
6 346 (6.51%) Consultant
7 326 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 279 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
9 259 (4.87%) Server Engineer
10 210 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 208 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
12 195 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 193 (3.63%) Support Analyst
14 158 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
15 156 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 150 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
16 150 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 149 (2.80%) Project Manager
18 141 (2.65%) Network Engineer
19 136 (2.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (4.12%) .NET
2 195 (3.67%) Web Services
3 125 (2.35%) Middleware
4 105 (1.98%) J2EE
5 91 (1.71%) XML
6 78 (1.47%) HTML
7 66 (1.24%) CSS
8 61 (1.15%) Servlets
9 57 (1.07%) REST
10 45 (0.85%) SOAP
11 40 (0.75%) LAMP
12 39 (0.73%) Application Packaging
13 36 (0.68%) jQuery
14 35 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
15 30 (0.56%) HTML5
15 30 (0.56%) AngularJS
16 28 (0.53%) JSON
16 28 (0.53%) Spring
17 26 (0.49%) CSS3
18 21 (0.40%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 718 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 322 (6.06%) Clustering
3 192 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (2.71%) Replication
5 103 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 101 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 96 (1.81%) PKI
8 86 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 73 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 70 (1.32%) NHS
11 69 (1.30%) Thin Client
11 69 (1.30%) Fat Client
12 57 (1.07%) EMC VNX
13 55 (1.03%) EqualLogic
14 51 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
15 43 (0.81%) FlexPod
16 40 (0.75%) CLARiiON
17 39 (0.73%) Computer Science
18 37 (0.70%) AS400
19 36 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3617 (68.05%) Windows
2 1541 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 1376 (25.89%) Linux
4 1067 (20.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 911 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 586 (11.03%) Windows 7
7 486 (9.14%) UNIX
8 399 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 212 (3.99%) Windows XP
10 174 (3.27%) Solaris
11 157 (2.95%) Windows 8
12 142 (2.67%) CentOS
13 120 (2.26%) Ubuntu
14 118 (2.22%) AIX
15 68 (1.28%) SUSE
16 61 (1.15%) Android
17 53 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
18 42 (0.79%) HPUX
19 38 (0.71%) Windows 2000
20 36 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 946 (17.80%) ITIL
2 607 (11.42%) Migration
3 370 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
4 339 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 338 (6.36%) DevOps
6 282 (5.31%) Project Management
7 280 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 232 (4.37%) Change Management
9 226 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
10 198 (3.73%) Service Management
11 197 (3.71%) Service Delivery
12 185 (3.48%) Open Source
13 177 (3.33%) Load Balancing
14 140 (2.63%) PRINCE2
15 137 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
16 129 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
17 120 (2.26%) Incident Management
18 118 (2.22%) Server Building
19 115 (2.16%) Problem Management
20 110 (2.07%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 942 (17.72%) SQL
2 664 (12.49%) PowerShell
3 309 (5.81%) Java
4 297 (5.59%) Python
5 275 (5.17%) Perl
6 231 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 142 (2.67%) VBScript
8 141 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 130 (2.45%) Ruby
10 107 (2.01%) JavaScript
11 99 (1.86%) C#
12 82 (1.54%) C
13 81 (1.52%) PHP
14 79 (1.49%) VB
15 57 (1.07%) C++
16 51 (0.96%) T-SQL
17 41 (0.77%) Korn
18 24 (0.45%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.30%) Groovy
20 11 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 613 (11.53%) Security Cleared
2 507 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 415 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 363 (6.83%) MCSE
5 340 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
6 317 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 250 (4.70%) CCNA
8 193 (3.63%) Degree
9 160 (3.01%) MCITP
10 145 (2.73%) MCSA
11 132 (2.48%) CCNP
12 117 (2.20%) DV Cleared
13 103 (1.94%) MCP
14 89 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
15 81 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
16 48 (0.90%) CISSP
17 45 (0.85%) MCTS
18 43 (0.81%) VCP5
19 42 (0.79%) CCA
20 38 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (3.93%) SLA
2 88 (1.66%) QA
3 69 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.038%) BS7799
7 2 (0.038%) TickIT
7 2 (0.038%) COBIT
7 2 (0.038%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.038%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.038%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.038%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.019%) BS25999
8 1 (0.019%) DICOM
8 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2801 (52.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2151 (40.47%) Active Directory
3 825 (15.52%) vSphere
4 587 (11.04%) Hyper-V
5 573 (10.78%) XenApp
6 534 (10.05%) VMware ESX
7 332 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 235 (4.42%) XenDesktop
9 194 (3.65%) vCloud
10 168 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 131 (2.46%) Xen
12 105 (1.98%) XenServer
12 105 (1.98%) VMware Server
13 102 (1.92%) NFS
14 86 (1.62%) Docker
15 76 (1.43%) KVM
16 57 (1.07%) Terminal Services
17 40 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
18 32 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 31 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 604 (11.36%) SCCM
2 406 (7.64%) Puppet
3 227 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
4 209 (3.93%) SCOM
5 129 (2.43%) Ansible
6 123 (2.31%) Backup Exec
7 113 (2.13%) NetBackup
8 92 (1.73%) Nagios
9 91 (1.71%) WSUS
10 84 (1.58%) Tivoli
11 57 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 53 (1.00%) Salt
13 50 (0.94%) vMotion
13 50 (0.94%) Vagrant
14 48 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
15 47 (0.88%) ZABBIX
16 43 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
17 42 (0.79%) HAProxy
18 34 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
18 34 (0.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1867 (35.13%) Microsoft
2 1498 (28.18%) Citrix
3 1119 (21.05%) Cisco
4 819 (15.41%) HP
5 499 (9.39%) Oracle
6 496 (9.33%) Red Hat
7 469 (8.82%) NetApp
8 355 (6.68%) EMC
9 333 (6.27%) IBM
10 247 (4.65%) Symantec
11 231 (4.35%) Dell
12 172 (3.24%) CheckPoint
13 160 (3.01%) Juniper
14 123 (2.31%) McAfee
15 119 (2.24%) F5
16 115 (2.16%) Veeam
17 112 (2.11%) AppSense
18 108 (2.03%) SolarWinds
19 107 (2.01%) 3PAR
20 102 (1.92%) Veritas
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