The median contractor rate for a VMware Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Architect
UK
Rank 568 614 602
Rank change year-on-year +46 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Architect 25 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.056% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.059% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 13
Median daily rate £520 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +18.88% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

VMware Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured VMware Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Architect in the UK

VMware Architect
Top 29 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 3 months to 25 March 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
England +25 24 £520 -0.95% 9
London +37 15 £500 -11.50% 6
North West +26 2 £400 -11.11%
South East +13 2 £508 -7.09%
East of England 0 2 £520 -16.80%
East Midlands -5 2 £600 +47.23% 1
Cheshire +25 1 - -
Scotland +23 1 - -
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Hampshire +10 1 £465 -
West Midlands +10 1 - -
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
City of London +4 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -2 1 £550 +37.50%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £550 +37.50%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £520 -
Luton - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £600 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £600 - 2
Northampton - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £465 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 £520 -
Leeds - 1 £600 - 2
Bedford - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

VMware Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 65 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (55.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (36.92%) Windows
4 17 (26.15%) vSphere
4 17 (26.15%) Data Centre
5 14 (21.54%) Migration
6 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 12 (18.46%) Linux
7 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
8 11 (16.92%) Cisco
9 10 (15.38%) Citrix
9 10 (15.38%) Finance
9 10 (15.38%) IaaS
10 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
10 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
11 8 (12.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (12.31%) Project Management
12 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V
12 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (10.77%) Office 365
13 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
13 6 (9.23%) Firewall
14 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (7.69%) NetApp
14 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
14 5 (7.69%) EMC
14 5 (7.69%) IBM
14 5 (7.69%) ITIL
14 5 (7.69%) SCCM

VMware Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) IaaS
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.77%) Office 365
4 5 (7.69%) PaaS
5 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Firewall
2 4 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (6.15%) MPLS
2 4 (6.15%) WAN
3 3 (4.62%) NetScaler
3 3 (4.62%) Network Security
4 2 (3.08%) LAN
4 2 (3.08%) SAN
4 2 (3.08%) VSAN
4 2 (3.08%) Wireless
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) HSRP
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.54%) LDAP
5 1 (1.54%) Skype
5 1 (1.54%) SMTP
5 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) DB2
2 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.54%) IBM BigInsights
2 1 (1.54%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Middleware
2 1 (1.54%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.15%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) FlexPod
4 3 (4.62%) Replication
4 3 (4.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (3.08%) NHS
5 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.54%) PKI
6 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.46%) Linux
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) Solaris
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Migration
2 8 (12.31%) Project Management
3 5 (7.69%) ITIL
3 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.62%) SDLC
5 3 (4.62%) Service Management
5 3 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (4.62%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.08%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (3.08%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.08%) Project Governance
6 2 (3.08%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.08%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (3.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
3 2 (3.08%) C
4 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.69%) Degree
5 4 (6.15%) MCSE
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.62%) CCIE
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.08%) VCAP
8 1 (1.54%) CCDE
8 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.54%) MCITP
8 1 (1.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 36 (55.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (26.15%) vSphere
3 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.08%) Docker
7 2 (3.08%) KVM
7 2 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.54%) vCloud
8 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.54%) XenApp
8 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
1 5 (7.69%) vRealize
2 4 (6.15%) vMotion
3 3 (4.62%) Puppet
4 2 (3.08%) Ansible
4 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.08%) SCOM
5 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.54%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.54%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.54%) Terraform
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.92%) Cisco
4 10 (15.38%) Citrix
5 5 (7.69%) EMC
5 5 (7.69%) IBM
5 5 (7.69%) NetApp
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.62%) 3PAR
6 3 (4.62%) Dell
6 3 (4.62%) HP
7 2 (3.08%) BMC
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle
7 2 (3.08%) Veritas
7 2 (3.08%) Zerto
8 1 (1.54%) Avaya
8 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.54%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (1.54%) Intel
8 1 (1.54%) SAP