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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 42 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware 2432 1960 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.19% 3.77% 3.64%
As % of the Vendors category 9.23% 8.10% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1156 1127
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £336 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 125 122
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.73 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.60 £33.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.74% +16.25%

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
26335 24183 26379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.37% 46.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15047 13643 13481
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1196 1084 1368
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +9 2247 £350 +4.47% 817
London +8 968 £375 +2.96% 277
South East +1 513 £350 +7.69% 192
City of London +14 244 £371 -7.18% 92
Hampshire +8 177 £355 -5.33% 34
South West 0 162 £330 +10.00% 71
North West +6 154 £313 +4.30% 76
East of England -9 122 £250 -23.07% 58
Yorkshire +21 116 £325 +11.11% 81
West Midlands +8 111 £300 - 40
Scotland +8 96 £325 -3.34% 35
Surrey -9 94 £325 +10.16% 39
Berkshire +1 93 £350 - 65
West Yorkshire +26 79 £311 +13.18% 49
East Midlands +13 78 £400 +60.00% 17
Leeds +26 58 £310 -8.48% 35
Buckinghamshire +8 54 £313 +30.20% 20
Manchester +3 46 £275 -7.56% 43
Birmingham +7 45 £301 +0.16% 14
Wiltshire +5 44 £450 - 21
Lancashire +11 43 £313 +22.11% 3
Cambridgeshire +15 42 £275 -3.50% 19
Wales -17 41 £318 +18.13% 23
Hook +11 37 £315 -16.00%
Milton Keynes +2 35 £305 +46.98% 7
Cheshire -2 35 £313 -23.78% 24
Devon -3 32 £190 -24.75% 2
Gloucestershire -16 28 £313 +20.19% 10
Hertfordshire -24 28 £375 +15.38% 21
Kent +2 27 £400 -15.78% 4

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3139 (68.48%) Windows
2 2372 (51.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1936 (42.23%) Active Directory
4 1644 (35.86%) Microsoft
5 1566 (34.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1430 (31.20%) Citrix
7 1161 (25.33%) Linux
8 1085 (23.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1069 (23.32%) SAN
10 985 (21.49%) MS Exchange
11 982 (21.42%) Cisco
12 839 (18.30%) HP
13 802 (17.50%) DNS
14 770 (16.80%) ITIL
15 710 (15.49%) SQL
16 670 (14.62%) vSphere
17 649 (14.16%) Firewall
18 628 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
19 615 (13.42%) Security Cleared
20 603 (13.15%) SQL Server
21 576 (12.57%) Windows 7
22 569 (12.41%) XenApp
22 569 (12.41%) Finance
23 560 (12.22%) MS Excel
24 543 (11.85%) DHCP
25 508 (11.08%) UNIX
26 507 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
27 498 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
28 489 (10.67%) VMware ESX
29 481 (10.49%) NetApp

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 985 (21.49%) MS Exchange
2 507 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 378 (8.25%) SharePoint
4 334 (7.29%) IIS
5 288 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 255 (5.56%) Apache
7 253 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 136 (2.97%) Tomcat
9 133 (2.90%) WebSphere
10 131 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 117 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 111 (2.42%) WebLogic
13 110 (2.40%) Lync
14 52 (1.13%) OpenStack
15 49 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
16 44 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
16 44 (0.96%) nginx
17 33 (0.72%) IBM Notes
18 32 (0.70%) Node.js
19 31 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 560 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 327 (7.13%) MS Office
3 50 (1.09%) MS Project
3 50 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.044%) CATIA
6 2 (0.044%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.022%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.022%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 33 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.15%) assyst
6 6 (0.13%) Summit
7 5 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.087%) ENOVIA
9 3 (0.065%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.065%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.065%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.044%) Maximo
10 2 (0.044%) RMDS
10 2 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.022%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 149 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (2.38%) Office 365
3 97 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
4 94 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 59 (1.29%) SaaS
6 50 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (0.83%) IaaS
8 27 (0.59%) PaaS
9 25 (0.55%) Google App Engine
10 11 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.20%) GitHub
12 8 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.065%) Heroku
15 1 (0.022%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1069 (23.32%) SAN
2 802 (17.50%) DNS
3 649 (14.16%) Firewall
4 543 (11.85%) DHCP
5 394 (8.60%) WAN
6 382 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 370 (8.07%) LAN
8 239 (5.21%) VPN
9 225 (4.91%) NAS
10 146 (3.18%) Internet
11 144 (3.14%) VLAN
12 114 (2.49%) VoIP
13 108 (2.36%) NetScaler
14 105 (2.29%) Wireless
14 105 (2.29%) LDAP
15 102 (2.23%) iSCSI
16 98 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
17 97 (2.12%) Network Security
18 90 (1.96%) MPLS
19 82 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 168 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 120 (2.62%) MySQL
4 85 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 72 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 61 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 53 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
8 47 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 45 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (0.83%) Relational Database
11 35 (0.76%) DB2
12 31 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
16 19 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
17 16 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (0.33%) RDBMS
19 13 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 175 (3.82%) Jenkins
2 96 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 95 (2.07%) JIRA
4 59 (1.29%) Hudson
5 53 (1.16%) MSI
6 48 (1.05%) Subversion
7 42 (0.92%) Maven
8 26 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 25 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 23 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
12 18 (0.39%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.37%) Ant
14 14 (0.31%) RSpec
14 14 (0.31%) ClearCase
15 13 (0.28%) IntelliJ
16 11 (0.24%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (0.24%) Capybara
17 10 (0.22%) Gerrit
General
1 569 (12.41%) Finance
2 183 (3.99%) Banking
3 159 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 92 (2.01%) Retail
5 54 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 52 (1.13%) Legal
7 48 (1.05%) Advertising
8 35 (0.76%) Law
8 35 (0.76%) Publishing
9 31 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 30 (0.65%) Back Office
10 30 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 30 (0.65%) Marketing
11 21 (0.46%) Military
12 14 (0.31%) Front Office
12 14 (0.31%) French Language
12 14 (0.31%) Local Government
13 10 (0.22%) Games
14 9 (0.20%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 506 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 449 (9.79%) Architect
3 434 (9.47%) Analyst
4 374 (8.16%) Administrator
5 343 (7.48%) Consultant
6 334 (7.29%) Support Engineer
7 263 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 231 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
9 206 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
10 193 (4.21%) Server Engineer
11 187 (4.08%) Support Analyst
12 186 (4.06%) Infrastructure Architect
13 147 (3.21%) Project Manager
14 130 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
15 126 (2.75%) Wintel Engineer
16 120 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
17 115 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
18 109 (2.38%) Technical Architect
19 105 (2.29%) Network Engineer
20 101 (2.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (3.08%) Web Services
2 96 (2.09%) Middleware
3 73 (1.59%) .NET
4 63 (1.37%) LAMP
5 49 (1.07%) Application Packaging
6 47 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 46 (1.00%) HTML
8 38 (0.83%) CSS
9 34 (0.74%) J2EE
10 30 (0.65%) SOAP
11 24 (0.52%) XML
12 23 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (0.35%) HTML5
14 15 (0.33%) Spring
14 15 (0.33%) Servlets
15 14 (0.31%) JSON
15 14 (0.31%) Ajax
16 13 (0.28%) jQuery
16 13 (0.28%) RESTful
17 12 (0.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 320 (6.98%) Clustering
2 227 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (4.36%) Blackberry
4 174 (3.80%) Replication
5 125 (2.73%) Open Source
6 105 (2.29%) Thin Client
6 105 (2.29%) Fat Client
7 81 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 60 (1.31%) PKI
9 51 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 47 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 47 (1.03%) NHS
10 47 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
11 45 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 38 (0.83%) CLARiiON
13 34 (0.74%) EqualLogic
14 26 (0.57%) Mainframe
15 23 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
16 22 (0.48%) iPad
17 21 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3139 (68.48%) Windows
2 1566 (34.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1161 (25.33%) Linux
4 1085 (23.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 628 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 576 (12.57%) Windows 7
7 508 (11.08%) UNIX
8 342 (7.46%) Windows XP
9 304 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 175 (3.82%) Solaris
11 139 (3.03%) AIX
12 137 (2.99%) CentOS
13 125 (2.73%) Windows 8
14 102 (2.23%) Ubuntu
15 73 (1.59%) SUSE
16 58 (1.27%) Windows 2000
17 49 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
18 48 (1.05%) Windows Vista
19 47 (1.03%) SELinux
20 46 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (16.80%) ITIL
2 431 (9.40%) Migration
3 271 (5.91%) DevOps
4 268 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 255 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 245 (5.34%) Configuration Management
7 165 (3.60%) Project Management
8 154 (3.36%) Change Management
9 150 (3.27%) Service Management
10 127 (2.77%) Load Balancing
11 124 (2.71%) PRINCE2
12 122 (2.66%) Service Delivery
13 112 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (2.05%) Incident Management
15 85 (1.85%) Scrum
16 82 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
17 80 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
17 80 (1.75%) Mentoring
18 74 (1.61%) Problem Management
19 72 (1.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 710 (15.49%) SQL
2 361 (7.88%) PowerShell
3 231 (5.04%) Java
4 189 (4.12%) Perl
5 174 (3.80%) Ruby
6 165 (3.60%) Python
7 164 (3.58%) Bash Shell
8 138 (3.01%) Shell Script
9 132 (2.88%) VBScript
10 99 (2.16%) VB
11 97 (2.12%) PHP
12 96 (2.09%) C
13 51 (1.11%) JavaScript
14 34 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.72%) Korn
16 22 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.41%) C#
17 19 (0.41%) C++
17 19 (0.41%) VBA
18 17 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 615 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 498 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 391 (8.53%) SC Cleared
4 341 (7.44%) MCSE
5 240 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
6 237 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 183 (3.99%) CCNA
8 179 (3.90%) DV Cleared
9 175 (3.82%) Degree
10 148 (3.23%) MCITP
11 121 (2.64%) MCP
12 112 (2.44%) CCNP
13 102 (2.23%) MCSA
14 101 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
15 63 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
16 52 (1.13%) MCTS
17 46 (1.00%) CCA
18 41 (0.89%) VCP5
19 29 (0.63%) RHCE
20 28 (0.61%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (4.28%) SLA
2 34 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 30 (0.65%) QA
4 29 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.13%) COBIT
9 5 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.065%) BS7799
11 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2372 (51.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1936 (42.23%) Active Directory
3 670 (14.62%) vSphere
4 569 (12.41%) XenApp
5 489 (10.67%) VMware ESX
6 447 (9.75%) Hyper-V
7 239 (5.21%) XenDesktop
7 239 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
8 193 (4.21%) XenServer
9 134 (2.92%) vCloud
10 110 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 104 (2.27%) NFS
12 95 (2.07%) VMware Server
13 94 (2.05%) Terminal Services
14 86 (1.88%) Xen
15 71 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
16 66 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 58 (1.27%) ISA Server
18 41 (0.89%) UAG
19 33 (0.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 459 (10.01%) SCCM
2 347 (7.57%) Puppet
3 220 (4.80%) SCOM
4 185 (4.04%) Backup Exec
5 147 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 138 (3.01%) NetBackup
7 94 (2.05%) WSUS
8 82 (1.79%) HP SIM
9 78 (1.70%) Nagios
10 76 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 73 (1.59%) Tivoli
12 64 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
13 63 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 54 (1.18%) Ansible
15 49 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
16 44 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 42 (0.92%) ARCserve
18 40 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 38 (0.83%) Vagrant
19 38 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 1644 (35.86%) Microsoft
2 1430 (31.20%) Citrix
3 982 (21.42%) Cisco
4 839 (18.30%) HP
5 481 (10.49%) NetApp
6 461 (10.06%) Oracle
7 414 (9.03%) Red Hat
8 408 (8.90%) EMC
9 350 (7.64%) IBM
10 295 (6.44%) Symantec
11 191 (4.17%) Dell
12 162 (3.53%) CheckPoint
13 136 (2.97%) Juniper
14 113 (2.47%) JBoss
15 108 (2.36%) McAfee
16 92 (2.01%) 3PAR
16 92 (2.01%) Sophos
17 86 (1.88%) F5
18 84 (1.83%) Remedy
19 80 (1.75%) Altiris
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £140 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £170 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 19 hours ago
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50-55,000 + car + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: upto 450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Clackmannanshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday