The median contractor rate for a VMware Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 604 598
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Architect 18 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.087% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.092% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 42 27
Median daily rate £475 £481 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% -5.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £413 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -10.05% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £48.50

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 5 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 28 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
England +8 18 £475 -1.29%
UK excluding London +19 12 £425 -10.05%
South East +27 11 £414 -14.63%
London +1 6 £613 +25.64%
Midlands +15 1 £475 +4.10%

VMware Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (33.33%) Windows
4 13 (30.95%) vSphere
5 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
5 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco
7 8 (19.05%) Finance
8 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.67%) Python
8 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (16.67%) vRealize
9 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 6 (14.29%) SCCM
9 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (14.29%) Migration
9 6 (14.29%) Firewall
9 6 (14.29%) NetApp
9 6 (14.29%) EMC
10 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.90%) VSAN
10 5 (11.90%) vCenter Server
10 5 (11.90%) vCloud
10 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
10 5 (11.90%) Private Cloud
11 4 (9.52%) DevOps
11 4 (9.52%) Office 365

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 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.76%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) VSAN
3 3 (7.14%) BGP
3 3 (7.14%) DAB
3 3 (7.14%) OSPF
3 3 (7.14%) VLAN
3 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.76%) LAN
4 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) IBM BigInsights
2 1 (2.38%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Flash
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (4.76%) FlexPod
4 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) AIX
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.38%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) SUSE
6 1 (2.38%) Unix
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (9.52%) DevOps
2 4 (9.52%) Project Management
2 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.14%) Network Design
3 3 (7.14%) Network Management
3 3 (7.14%) Release Management
3 3 (7.14%) SDLC
4 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) SOA
4 2 (4.76%) Storage Virtualisation
4 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
5 1 (2.38%) API Integration
5 1 (2.38%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.38%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) Go
5 1 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.14%) CCDP
4 3 (7.14%) CCNP
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 26 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (30.95%) vSphere
3 7 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
4 5 (11.90%) vCloud
5 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.38%) Docker
6 1 (2.38%) KVM
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) vRealize
2 6 (14.29%) SCCM
3 5 (11.90%) vCenter Server
4 3 (7.14%) Ansible
4 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.14%) Puppet
4 3 (7.14%) SCOM
4 3 (7.14%) vMotion
5 2 (4.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.38%) CFEngine
6 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.38%) Unicenter
6 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) EMC
4 6 (14.29%) NetApp
5 4 (9.52%) IBM
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (4.76%) Dell
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.38%) Google
8 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.38%) Isilon
8 1 (2.38%) Lotus
8 1 (2.38%) Lumension
8 1 (2.38%) Nimsoft
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec
8 1 (2.38%) TOWER Software
8 1 (2.38%) Veeam