The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Workstation
England / South West
Rank - 138 141
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.034% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category - 0.29% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £295 £300
% change year-on-year +69.49% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £20.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.75 £20.53
% change year-on-year - -33.02%  

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 304 342 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.71% 11.78% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 195 156
Median daily rate £331 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 43
Median hourly rate £15.89 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +13.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £8.88 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware Workstation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

VMware Workstation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Workstation in the South West

VMware Workstation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Workstation in the South West