The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for VMware Workstation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Workstation over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Workstation
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 272 264
Rank change year-on-year +43 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.057% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £550 £305 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.32% -27.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £215 £225
% change year-on-year +144.18% -4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.50 £49.46 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.44% +153.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £49.46 £20.19
% change year-on-year -71.25% +145.03%  

VMware Workstation is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 953 1147 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.48% 13.02% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 677 619
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 101 150
Median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.82% +13.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.73 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

VMware Workstation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing VMware Workstation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Workstation in the South East

VMware Workstation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Workstation in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Workstation in the South East

VMware Workstation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Workstation in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Workstation in the South East

VMware Workstation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Workstation within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £550 +35.80% 1
Hampshire +7 2 - -
VMware Workstation
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Workstation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VMware Workstation.

1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (95.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (80.95%) Windows
4 16 (76.19%) Citrix
5 15 (71.43%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 14 (66.67%) Linux
6 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
7 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
7 13 (61.90%) ITIL
7 13 (61.90%) SQL
7 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (57.14%) HP
8 12 (57.14%) MCP
8 12 (57.14%) Unix
8 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
8 12 (57.14%) ITIL V3
9 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
9 11 (52.38%) Service Management
10 10 (47.62%) Change Management
10 10 (47.62%) ITSM
10 10 (47.62%) MCSE
10 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 8 (38.10%) Service Delivery
11 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
12 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (33.33%) F5

VMware Workstation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (14.29%) NAS
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) SilkTest
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (9.52%) Electronics
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (23.81%) Messaging Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Support Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) Akka
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) Play Framework
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) spray
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) Unix
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Virtual Environments
2 13 (61.90%) ITIL
3 12 (57.14%) ITIL V3
4 11 (52.38%) Service Management
5 10 (47.62%) Change Management
5 10 (47.62%) ITSM
6 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 8 (38.10%) Service Delivery
7 6 (28.57%) DevOps
7 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Migration
9 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) Validation
10 2 (9.52%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
1 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) MCP
3 10 (47.62%) MCSE
4 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) ISEB
5 3 (14.29%) MCDBA
5 3 (14.29%) MCSA
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (14.29%) XenServer
5 1 (4.76%) Docker
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) OVSD
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) OpenView
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (76.19%) Citrix
3 12 (57.14%) HP
4 7 (33.33%) F5
4 7 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 3 (14.29%) NetApp
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft