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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Server
UK
Rank 590 613 586
Rank change year-on-year +23 -27  
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 19 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.053% 0.070%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.48% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 26
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £184 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year - -56.81%  

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 4981 5782 5460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.86% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3172 3510 3004
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 445 626
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Server.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Server in the UK

VMware Server
Top 16 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 26 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 +32 18 £300 -7.69% 7
London +33 10 £325 -13.33% 3
City of London +7 4 £325 +8.33%
South West +5 3 £300 -
South East +22 2 £90 -55.00% 2
Gloucestershire +7 2 £300 -
East Midlands 0 2 £300 +20.00% 1
Leicestershire -1 2 £300 - 1
Surrey - 2 £90 -
Weybridge - 2 £90 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £350 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Exmouth - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £315 -
Scotland - 1 £315 -

VMware Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (66.67%) Windows
3 26 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
6 18 (42.86%) SAN
7 17 (40.48%) Citrix
8 14 (33.33%) Linux
9 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
10 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (23.81%) XenApp
12 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (21.43%) ITIL
12 9 (21.43%) WAN
12 9 (21.43%) HP
13 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
13 8 (19.05%) Firewall
14 7 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (16.67%) vSphere
15 6 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
15 6 (14.29%) Migration
15 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (14.29%) Unix
15 6 (14.29%) LAN
15 6 (14.29%) MCSE
16 5 (11.90%) VLAN
16 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
16 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (11.90%) Root Cause Analysis

VMware Server
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 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) SAN
2 9 (21.43%) WAN
3 8 (19.05%) Firewall
4 6 (14.29%) LAN
5 5 (11.90%) VLAN
6 4 (9.52%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.14%) DHCP
7 3 (7.14%) DNS
7 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.76%) Internet
8 2 (4.76%) LDAP
8 2 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (4.76%) VPN
8 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.38%) BGP
9 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.38%) HSRP
9 1 (2.38%) MPLS
9 1 (2.38%) OSPF
9 1 (2.38%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.76%) Back Office
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (11.90%) Administrator
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (9.52%) Server Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Server Support
4 3 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 14 (33.33%) Linux
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (14.29%) Unix
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.76%) CentOS
8 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) SUSE
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Migration
2 6 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (11.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (7.14%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (7.14%) Statistics
5 2 (4.76%) DevOps
5 2 (4.76%) Network Design
5 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.38%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.38%) Server Building
6 1 (2.38%) Storage Virtualisation
6 1 (2.38%) Web Operations
6 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (14.29%) MCSE
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.52%) CCA
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (23.81%) XenApp
4 7 (16.67%) vSphere
5 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.76%) Docker
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.76%) NFS
7 2 (4.76%) Samba
7 2 (4.76%) vCloud
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (4.76%) VMware GSX
8 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) WSUS
2 3 (7.14%) Grafana
2 3 (7.14%) Nagios
2 3 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (40.48%) Citrix
3 9 (21.43%) HP
4 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) Dell
5 4 (9.52%) Sophos
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) Splunk
7 2 (4.76%) AppSense
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 2 (4.76%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) NETGEAR
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.38%) Brocade
8 1 (2.38%) Huawei
8 1 (2.38%) IronPort
8 1 (2.38%) Juniper
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL