The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Server over the 3 months to 23 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 Server
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 593 574
Rank change year-on-year +4 -19  
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 13 50 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.25% 0.74% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 51
Median daily rate £325 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £288
% change year-on-year -27.77% +56.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £49.46 £19.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +149.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.46 £19.82
% change year-on-year - +149.60%  

VMware Server 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5227 6793 5977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.62% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3357 4206 3390
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 475 631
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

VMware Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Server in the UK

VMware Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Server in the UK

VMware Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Server over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Server in the UK

VMware Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Server in the UK

VMware Server
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Server within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -6 12 £325 -21.21% 9
South West +8 6 £313 -35.06%
Dorset - 4 £313 -
Bournemouth - 4 £313 -
South East +7 3 £338 +68.75% 2
East Midlands -5 2 - -
Derbyshire -12 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £281 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £281 - 1
South Yorkshire +8 1 £325 -18.75%
Yorkshire +7 1 £325 -27.77%
Kent - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £475 -
Bath - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 £475 -
Doncaster - 1 £325 -
Clevedon - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Server.

1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (72.73%) Windows
3 19 (57.58%) Windows Server
4 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (36.36%) Migration
7 12 (36.36%) SAN
8 10 (30.30%) Firewall
9 9 (27.27%) Citrix
9 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
10 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
10 8 (24.24%) WAN
11 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
11 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (18.18%) HP
12 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (15.15%) DNS
13 5 (15.15%) Sophos
13 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
13 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
14 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
14 4 (12.12%) XenApp
14 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
14 4 (12.12%) Finance
14 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (12.12%) Linux
14 4 (12.12%) MCSE
14 4 (12.12%) DHCP

VMware Server
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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) SAN
2 10 (30.30%) Firewall
3 8 (24.24%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) DNS
5 4 (12.12%) DHCP
6 3 (9.09%) LAN
6 3 (9.09%) VLAN
6 3 (9.09%) VPN
6 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.06%) Internet
7 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.03%) BGP
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.03%) HSRP
8 1 (3.03%) LDAP
8 1 (3.03%) MPLS
8 1 (3.03%) OSPF
8 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.03%) VoIP
8 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Server Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Support Engineer
3 9 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (27.27%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Server Support
6 4 (12.12%) VMware Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server Support
7 3 (9.09%) Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (72.73%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Windows Server
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 4 (12.12%) Unix
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) AIX
8 1 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.03%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (9.09%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 3 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (9.09%) Statistics
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.03%) Defect Management
5 1 (3.03%) High Availability
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) MCSE
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.06%) CCA
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.12%) XenApp
5 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (9.09%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (9.09%) WSUS
3 2 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Ansible
4 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) HP
5 5 (15.15%) Sophos
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) F5
6 3 (9.09%) McAfee
7 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 2 (6.06%) Rackspace
7 2 (6.06%) Veeam
8 1 (3.03%) Apple
8 1 (3.03%) BMC
8 1 (3.03%) Brocade
8 1 (3.03%) Dell
8 1 (3.03%) Huawei
8 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.03%) Veritas