Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a VMware Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 799 813
Rank change year-on-year -44 +14 -28
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Architect 53 87 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.083% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.087% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 57 53
UK median daily rate £513 £498 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.02% -5.24% +16.67%
10th Percentile £350 £408 £391
90th Percentile £693 £588 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £456 £450
% change year-on-year -5.42% +1.39% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £48.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

VMware Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured VMware Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Architect in the UK

VMware Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Architect in the UK

VMware Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Architect over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Architect in the UK

VMware Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Architect in the UK

VMware Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 50 £525 +5.53% 1
London -8 29 £575 +15.00%
UK excluding London -3 23 £432 -5.42% 1
South East -5 16 £411 -15.09% 1
Midlands +23 2 £545 +9.00%
Wales - 2 £390 -
North of England +53 1 £715 +50.53%
North West +27 1 £715 +68.24%
West Midlands +13 1 £590 +21.03%
East Midlands -2 1 £500 -
East of England -15 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

VMware Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, VMware Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring VMware Architect in the job title.

1 53 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (64.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (26.42%) VMware NSX
4 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
5 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
5 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
5 12 (22.64%) Migration
6 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
7 10 (18.87%) Windows
8 9 (16.98%) CCNP
8 9 (16.98%) Cisco
8 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (16.98%) vSphere
8 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (15.09%) Puppet
9 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
9 8 (15.09%) Finance
10 7 (13.21%) Firewall
10 7 (13.21%) SOA
10 7 (13.21%) Linux
10 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
10 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
10 7 (13.21%) IaaS
10 7 (13.21%) Ansible
10 7 (13.21%) DevOps
10 7 (13.21%) vCenter Server
11 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef

VMware Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (9.43%) IIS
1 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) IaaS
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.55%) Office 365
5 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.66%) PaaS
6 2 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (3.77%) Slack
6 2 (3.77%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) LAN
2 4 (7.55%) SAN
2 4 (7.55%) VSAN
2 4 (7.55%) WAN
3 2 (3.77%) BGP
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.77%) NAS
3 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.89%) 4G
4 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) RESTful
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Private Cloud
3 5 (9.43%) PKI
4 4 (7.55%) Cloud Native
4 4 (7.55%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (3.77%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) NHS
5 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.89%) CMDB
6 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.89%) Social Media
6 1 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) Unix
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) AIX
7 1 (1.89%) CentOS
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (1.89%) SUSE
7 1 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Migration
2 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
4 7 (13.21%) DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) SOA
5 5 (9.43%) Open Source
6 4 (7.55%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (7.55%) Network Design
6 4 (7.55%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (7.55%) Presales
6 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.55%) Release Management
7 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.66%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.77%) Change Management
8 2 (3.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
2 6 (11.32%) Python
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (16.98%) CCNP
3 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) MCITP
4 2 (3.77%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) RHCE
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (64.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (26.42%) VMware NSX
3 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (16.98%) vSphere
4 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (9.43%) vCloud
7 2 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.89%) Docker
8 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.89%) XenApp
8 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Puppet
2 7 (13.21%) Ansible
2 7 (13.21%) vCenter Server
3 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (9.43%) vRealize
5 1 (1.89%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.89%) SCCM
5 1 (1.89%) SCOM
5 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.98%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) IBM
4 4 (7.55%) SAP
5 3 (5.66%) Brocade
5 3 (5.66%) NetApp
5 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.77%) CommVault
6 2 (3.77%) Dell
6 2 (3.77%) EMC
6 2 (3.77%) Vyatta
7 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.89%) Aruba
7 1 (1.89%) Isilon
7 1 (1.89%) Lumension
7 1 (1.89%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.89%) Sun