Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a VMware Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 820 872
Rank change year-on-year -6 +52 -52
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 47 66 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.063% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.067% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 51 30
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £340 £312
90th Percentile £498 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -13.53% +13.33% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £43.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.28 -

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 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
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 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

VMware Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Specialist in the UK

VMware Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Specialist in the UK

VMware Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Specialist over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Specialist in the UK

VMware Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Specialist in the UK

VMware Specialist
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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 -15 41 £375 -11.76% 1
UK excluding London +29 27 £368 -13.53% 1
London -13 19 £425 +10.39%
South East -26 13 £370 -12.94% 1
East of England -4 5 £250 -33.33%
Scotland +5 4 £425 +7.59%
North of England +47 3 £525 +20.00%
Yorkshire +24 3 £525 +16.67%
South West +1 1 - -
Wales - 1 £370 -

VMware Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, VMware Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (72.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (57.45%) Windows
3 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
4 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (42.55%) vSphere
5 20 (42.55%) SAN
6 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
7 17 (36.17%) vCenter Server
7 17 (36.17%) PowerShell
8 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
9 12 (25.53%) Data Centre
10 11 (23.40%) Banking
10 11 (23.40%) Finance
10 11 (23.40%) Migration
11 10 (21.28%) ITIL
11 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
11 10 (21.28%) VSAN
12 9 (19.15%) Task Automation
12 9 (19.15%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (19.15%) NetApp
12 9 (19.15%) Change Management
13 8 (17.02%) Firewall
13 8 (17.02%) Information Security
13 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (17.02%) Linux
13 8 (17.02%) Cisco
13 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
13 8 (17.02%) Virtual Environments

VMware Specialist 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 4 (8.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (8.51%) Drupal
1 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.51%) WordPress
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (14.89%) Office 365
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (42.55%) SAN
2 10 (21.28%) VSAN
3 8 (17.02%) Firewall
4 4 (8.51%) LAN
4 4 (8.51%) MPLS
4 4 (8.51%) OSPF
4 4 (8.51%) WAN
4 4 (8.51%) WLAN
5 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.13%) DHCP
6 1 (2.13%) DNS
6 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MSI
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (23.40%) Banking
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) CMDB
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) NHS
2 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
4 8 (17.02%) Linux
4 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.77%) CentOS
6 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.26%) Unix
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.13%) SUSE
9 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Migration
2 10 (21.28%) ITIL
3 9 (19.15%) Change Management
3 9 (19.15%) Server Virtualisation
3 9 (19.15%) Task Automation
4 8 (17.02%) Information Security
4 8 (17.02%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (10.64%) People Management
6 4 (8.51%) CRM
6 4 (8.51%) Open Source
6 4 (8.51%) OWASP
6 4 (8.51%) SDLC
6 4 (8.51%) SIEM
6 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
7 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.26%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) VBScript
4 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) CCNP
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (8.51%) CCSE
3 4 (8.51%) CISA
3 4 (8.51%) CISMP
3 4 (8.51%) CISSP
3 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) VCAP
5 2 (4.26%) VCDX
5 2 (4.26%) VCP6
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) GDPR
2 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.38%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (72.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
3 20 (42.55%) vSphere
4 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
5 9 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (12.77%) VMware NSX
7 4 (8.51%) vCloud
8 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.13%) Docker
9 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) vCenter Server
2 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) vRealize
3 5 (10.64%) SCOM
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
5 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (4.26%) Puppet
6 2 (4.26%) WSUS
7 1 (2.13%) Ansible
7 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.13%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.13%) PowerCLI
7 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.13%) Unicenter
7 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) NetApp
4 8 (17.02%) Cisco
5 7 (14.89%) McAfee
5 7 (14.89%) Veeam
6 5 (10.64%) Citrix
6 5 (10.64%) EMC
6 5 (10.64%) HP
7 4 (8.51%) Adobe
7 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.51%) CommVault
7 4 (8.51%) EqualLogic
7 4 (8.51%) Juniper
7 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.51%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (8.51%) Sitecore
7 4 (8.51%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.51%) Splunk
7 4 (8.51%) Trustwave