The median contractor rate for a VMware Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Specialist
UK
Rank 557 579 613
Rank change year-on-year +22 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 26 61 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.12% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 10
Median daily rate £450 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £359 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £394 £345
% change year-on-year +16.82% +14.13%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
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 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

VMware Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Specialist in the UK

VMware Specialist
Top 18 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 3 months to 27 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 +16 26 £450 +12.50% 2
South East -5 8 £470 +17.50%
London +22 6 £413 +3.12%
North West +22 5 £394 -21.25% 1
Hampshire +14 5 £470 +19.36%
Lancashire +21 4 £388 +3.33%
Leeds - 4 £531 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £531 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £531 - 1
West Midlands +17 3 £425 -5.55%
Hook - 3 £470 -
Preston - 3 £388 -
Winchester +5 2 £463 +17.46%
Middlesex - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
Warwick +1 1 - -
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Surrey -9 1 £450 +20.00%

VMware Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 55 (100.00%) VMware
2 46 (83.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (60.00%) Windows
4 28 (50.91%) vSphere
5 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
7 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
8 22 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 19 (34.55%) Linux
10 18 (32.73%) SAN
10 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (30.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (29.09%) PowerShell
12 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
13 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
14 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
14 13 (23.64%) EMC
15 12 (21.82%) NAS
16 11 (20.00%) ITIL
16 11 (20.00%) SCCM
17 10 (18.18%) DNS
17 10 (18.18%) Cisco
17 10 (18.18%) DHCP
17 10 (18.18%) EMC VNX
17 10 (18.18%) vRealize
18 9 (16.36%) EMC VMAX
18 9 (16.36%) Converged Infrastructure
18 9 (16.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 9 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

VMware Specialist 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 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) IIS
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) IaaS
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.64%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) SAN
2 12 (21.82%) NAS
3 10 (18.18%) DHCP
3 10 (18.18%) DNS
4 5 (9.09%) Firewall
4 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.45%) Internet
5 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.45%) SNMP
5 3 (5.45%) VSAN
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.64%) LAN
6 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.64%) WAN
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.82%) IPsec
7 1 (1.82%) OSPF
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MSI
2 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
2 10 (18.18%) EMC VNX
3 9 (16.36%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (16.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 6 (10.91%) PKI
5 5 (9.09%) Replication
6 4 (7.27%) Clustering
7 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
8 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
8 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.82%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
3 19 (34.55%) Linux
4 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (9.09%) CentOS
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.45%) Unix
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.64%) AIX
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.64%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.82%) CatOS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Converged Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) Migration
4 5 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.45%) DevOps
6 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security
6 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL V2
6 3 (5.45%) Network Management
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Management
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.45%) Service Management
6 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.64%) Coaching
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.64%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (5.45%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.64%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) MCSE
4 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.45%) MCITP
6 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 2 (3.64%) MCSA
7 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) CCA
7 1 (1.82%) CCNA
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.82%) RHCE
System Software
1 46 (83.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (50.91%) vSphere
3 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 9 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
6 7 (12.73%) vCloud
7 6 (10.91%) Docker
7 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
8 4 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (5.45%) NFS
10 2 (3.64%) UAG
11 1 (1.82%) SRDF
11 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.82%) VMware GSX
11 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) SCCM
2 10 (18.18%) vRealize
3 9 (16.36%) Puppet
3 9 (16.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (14.55%) PowerCLI
4 8 (14.55%) SCOM
5 5 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (5.45%) Nagios
6 3 (5.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (5.45%) RANCID
7 2 (3.64%) WSUS
8 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.64%) EMC
3 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
4 10 (18.18%) Cisco
5 7 (12.73%) NetApp
6 5 (9.09%) Citrix
7 4 (7.27%) Dell
7 4 (7.27%) Veeam
8 3 (5.45%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.45%) Arista
8 3 (5.45%) F5
8 3 (5.45%) HP
8 3 (5.45%) Intel Security
8 3 (5.45%) Juniper
8 3 (5.45%) Lumension
8 3 (5.45%) Zerto
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle
9 2 (3.64%) SAP
10 1 (1.82%) IBM
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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