The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 44 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 2203 2046 2262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.03% 4.01% 3.91%
As % of the Vendors category 8.83% 8.52% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1172 1209
Average daily rate
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£338 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 157 146
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24962 24020 26977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.63% 47.12% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13870 13017 13658
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1086 1196 1388
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.87 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -3 2001 £338 -0.73% 733
London +8 855 £375 - 253
South East -14 424 £349 +2.57% 144
City of London +14 211 £364 -3.00% 88
South West +4 146 £350 +14.75% 61
North West 0 136 £280 -8.94% 64
Hampshire -9 135 £350 -11.11% 29
East of England -11 130 £250 -23.07% 44
West Midlands +4 115 £300 - 54
Yorkshire +7 103 £280 +1.81% 68
Scotland +18 102 £339 -9.66% 30
Berkshire -11 94 £350 +7.69% 44
Surrey -5 76 £335 +11.66% 22
West Yorkshire +3 70 £210 -23.63% 48
East Midlands -6 65 £325 +9.24% 36
Leeds +9 53 £225 -22.41% 35
Manchester -3 50 £300 - 41
Cheshire +7 45 £280 -13.84% 16
Reading +5 38 £325 +54.76% 23
Bristol -2 36 £400 +28.00% 14
Edinburgh -8 36 £350 -12.50% 7
West Sussex +1 35 £263 -30.92% 9
Wales -11 34 £304 +1.25% 22
Essex -1 33 £306 -25.75% 3
Birmingham -3 32 £300 -6.25% 21
Gloucestershire -4 32 £338 +159.61% 9
Cambridgeshire +7 31 £200 -41.17% 13
Worcestershire +9 30 £300 - 5
South Wales -15 29 £298 -8.46% 15
Buckinghamshire -24 28 £400 +3.22% 7

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2990 (70.01%) Windows
2 2280 (53.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1770 (41.44%) Active Directory
4 1532 (35.87%) Microsoft
5 1498 (35.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 1433 (33.55%) Citrix
7 1017 (23.81%) Linux
8 1003 (23.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 954 (22.34%) SAN
10 945 (22.13%) Cisco
11 895 (20.96%) MS Exchange
12 802 (18.78%) HP
13 744 (17.42%) ITIL
14 711 (16.65%) SQL
15 668 (15.64%) DNS
16 633 (14.82%) vSphere
17 632 (14.80%) Firewall
18 598 (14.00%) Security Cleared
19 584 (13.67%) SQL Server
20 571 (13.37%) Windows 7
21 549 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
22 532 (12.46%) XenApp
23 519 (12.15%) UNIX
24 496 (11.61%) MS Excel
25 488 (11.43%) Finance
25 488 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
26 480 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
27 475 (11.12%) DHCP
28 462 (10.82%) SCCM
29 456 (10.68%) VMware ESX

VMware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 895 (20.96%) MS Exchange
2 488 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 349 (8.17%) SharePoint
4 260 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 243 (5.69%) IIS
6 241 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 181 (4.24%) Apache
8 120 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 114 (2.67%) Lync
10 107 (2.51%) WebSphere
11 101 (2.36%) Tomcat
12 88 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 86 (2.01%) WebLogic
14 60 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 51 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
16 39 (0.91%) nginx
17 33 (0.77%) OpenStack
18 28 (0.66%) IBM Notes
18 28 (0.66%) Confluence
19 27 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 496 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 314 (7.35%) MS Office
3 48 (1.12%) MS Project
4 45 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.094%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.023%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.023%) CATIA
10 1 (0.023%) SPSS
10 1 (0.023%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.26%) RMDS
5 9 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.14%) assyst
8 5 (0.12%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.094%) Summit
9 4 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.070%) Cerner Millennium
10 3 (0.070%) Magento
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.047%) ReMetrica
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.023%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 99 (2.32%) Office 365
1 99 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
3 69 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 64 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (1.05%) SaaS
6 35 (0.82%) IaaS
7 22 (0.52%) PaaS
8 12 (0.28%) Google App Engine
9 11 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.12%) GitHub
12 2 (0.047%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.047%) Heroku
12 2 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.023%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 954 (22.34%) SAN
2 668 (15.64%) DNS
3 632 (14.80%) Firewall
4 475 (11.12%) DHCP
5 404 (9.46%) LAN
6 396 (9.27%) WAN
7 387 (9.06%) TCP/IP
8 242 (5.67%) VPN
9 223 (5.22%) NAS
10 144 (3.37%) VLAN
11 117 (2.74%) Internet
11 117 (2.74%) iSCSI
12 111 (2.60%) VoIP
13 110 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
14 107 (2.51%) Network Security
15 103 (2.41%) Wireless
16 100 (2.34%) LDAP
17 91 (2.13%) MPLS
18 80 (1.87%) NetScaler
19 76 (1.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 151 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (2.65%) MySQL
4 92 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 86 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 44 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 41 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
8 38 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 37 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 34 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 34 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 32 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
14 22 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.40%) DB2
18 14 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 129 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 94 (2.20%) JIRA
3 86 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 57 (1.33%) Hudson
5 53 (1.24%) Subversion
6 39 (0.91%) MSI
7 30 (0.70%) Maven
8 27 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 25 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (0.52%) Cucumber
10 22 (0.52%) Ant
11 21 (0.49%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.33%) LoadRunner
13 13 (0.30%) ClearCase
14 12 (0.28%) Capybara
14 12 (0.28%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.28%) IntelliJ
14 12 (0.28%) InstallShield
15 11 (0.26%) Mercurial
15 11 (0.26%) AnthillPro
General
1 488 (11.43%) Finance
2 157 (3.68%) Banking
3 147 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 66 (1.55%) Retail
5 54 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 42 (0.98%) Legal
7 40 (0.94%) Back Office
8 33 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 31 (0.73%) Marketing
9 31 (0.73%) Front Office
10 30 (0.70%) Publishing
11 25 (0.59%) Law
12 24 (0.56%) Advertising
13 22 (0.52%) Military
14 19 (0.44%) Local Government
14 19 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.37%) Games
16 13 (0.30%) French Language
17 9 (0.21%) Electronics
18 8 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 455 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 443 (10.37%) Analyst
3 407 (9.53%) Architect
4 351 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 340 (7.96%) Administrator
6 331 (7.75%) Consultant
7 237 (5.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 202 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
9 200 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
10 184 (4.31%) Server Engineer
11 177 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
12 176 (4.12%) Support Analyst
13 159 (3.72%) Project Manager
14 143 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
15 115 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
16 108 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 104 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 101 (2.36%) Linux Engineer
19 92 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
20 91 (2.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (2.46%) Web Services
2 104 (2.44%) Middleware
3 86 (2.01%) .NET
4 60 (1.40%) LAMP
5 39 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
6 37 (0.87%) Application Packaging
7 33 (0.77%) HTML
8 31 (0.73%) J2EE
9 30 (0.70%) CSS
10 29 (0.68%) XML
11 24 (0.56%) SOAP
12 15 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 13 (0.30%) JSON
14 12 (0.28%) REST
15 11 (0.26%) HTML5
16 9 (0.21%) jQuery
16 9 (0.21%) Ajax
16 9 (0.21%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 9 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 286 (6.70%) Clustering
2 180 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 153 (3.58%) Replication
4 130 (3.04%) Thin Client
4 130 (3.04%) Fat Client
5 83 (1.94%) Open Source
6 76 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 65 (1.52%) PKI
8 52 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 44 (1.03%) NHS
9 44 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 43 (1.01%) Hedge funds
10 43 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 42 (0.98%) CLARiiON
12 38 (0.89%) EqualLogic
13 30 (0.70%) Statistics
13 30 (0.70%) iPhone
14 24 (0.56%) Mainframe
15 22 (0.52%) Firmware
16 21 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2990 (70.01%) Windows
2 1498 (35.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 1017 (23.81%) Linux
4 1003 (23.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 571 (13.37%) Windows 7
6 549 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 519 (12.15%) UNIX
8 326 (7.63%) Windows XP
9 307 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 193 (4.52%) Solaris
11 113 (2.65%) AIX
12 112 (2.62%) CentOS
13 104 (2.44%) Windows 8
14 96 (2.25%) Ubuntu
15 52 (1.22%) Windows 2000
16 50 (1.17%) Debian
17 49 (1.15%) SUSE
17 49 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
18 47 (1.10%) HPUX
19 45 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (17.42%) ITIL
2 400 (9.37%) Migration
3 286 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 205 (4.80%) DevOps
5 193 (4.52%) Project Management
6 189 (4.43%) Configuration Management
7 179 (4.19%) Service Management
8 166 (3.89%) PRINCE2
9 145 (3.39%) Change Management
10 130 (3.04%) Service Delivery
11 105 (2.46%) Agile Software Development
12 93 (2.18%) Capacity Planning
13 92 (2.15%) Load Balancing
14 91 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
15 90 (2.11%) Incident Management
16 76 (1.78%) Capacity Management
17 72 (1.69%) TOGAF
18 71 (1.66%) Performance Tuning
19 70 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
20 69 (1.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 711 (16.65%) SQL
2 375 (8.78%) PowerShell
3 196 (4.59%) Java
4 174 (4.07%) Perl
5 151 (3.54%) Ruby
6 149 (3.49%) Python
7 142 (3.32%) Bash Shell
8 108 (2.53%) VBScript
9 105 (2.46%) C
10 100 (2.34%) VB
11 96 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 70 (1.64%) PHP
13 38 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 35 (0.82%) JavaScript
15 29 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 26 (0.61%) Korn
17 25 (0.59%) C#
18 13 (0.30%) C++
18 13 (0.30%) VBA
19 9 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 598 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 480 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 400 (9.37%) SC Cleared
4 334 (7.82%) MCSE
5 238 (5.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 219 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 162 (3.79%) MCITP
8 147 (3.44%) CCNA
8 147 (3.44%) DV Cleared
9 138 (3.23%) Degree
9 138 (3.23%) MCP
10 114 (2.67%) CCNP
11 91 (2.13%) MCSA
12 80 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
13 71 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
14 60 (1.40%) CCA
15 51 (1.19%) MCTS
16 45 (1.05%) VCP5
17 31 (0.73%) VCAP
17 31 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (4.07%) SLA
2 40 (0.94%) QA
3 29 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 27 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.16%) COBIT
8 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.094%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.070%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.047%) BS7799
System Software
1 2280 (53.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1770 (41.44%) Active Directory
3 633 (14.82%) vSphere
4 532 (12.46%) XenApp
5 456 (10.68%) VMware ESX
6 427 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 251 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
8 233 (5.46%) XenDesktop
9 181 (4.24%) XenServer
10 121 (2.83%) vCloud
11 104 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 100 (2.34%) NFS
13 92 (2.15%) VMware Server
14 86 (2.01%) Terminal Services
15 76 (1.78%) Xen
16 67 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
17 51 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 42 (0.98%) ISA Server
19 36 (0.84%) UAG
20 33 (0.77%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 462 (10.82%) SCCM
2 247 (5.78%) Puppet
3 212 (4.96%) SCOM
4 150 (3.51%) Backup Exec
5 126 (2.95%) NetBackup
6 100 (2.34%) WSUS
7 99 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
8 65 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 54 (1.26%) Tivoli
10 52 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
11 51 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 49 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
13 48 (1.12%) HP SIM
13 48 (1.12%) Nagios
14 47 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 45 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
16 44 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 35 (0.82%) Ansible
18 31 (0.73%) ARCserve
19 28 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1532 (35.87%) Microsoft
2 1433 (33.55%) Citrix
3 945 (22.13%) Cisco
4 802 (18.78%) HP
5 454 (10.63%) Oracle
6 435 (10.18%) NetApp
7 367 (8.59%) Red Hat
8 356 (8.34%) EMC
9 276 (6.46%) IBM
10 240 (5.62%) Symantec
11 172 (4.03%) Dell
12 153 (3.58%) CheckPoint
13 121 (2.83%) McAfee
14 113 (2.65%) Juniper
15 88 (2.06%) Sophos
16 84 (1.97%) F5
17 80 (1.87%) Veritas
18 77 (1.80%) Remedy
19 73 (1.71%) JBoss
20 72 (1.69%) AppSense
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