Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a VMware Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 791 816
Rank change year-on-year -51 +25 +20
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 28 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.055% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.058% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 42
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £309 £343 £314
90th Percentile £575 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 -33 23 £438 +2.94% 3
UK excluding London -20 17 £438 +2.94% 1
London -25 9 £413 +10.00% 2
South East -44 9 £470 +7.43%
North of England +33 3 £450 +7.14%
Yorkshire +12 2 - -
South West +5 2 £403 +75.00%
Scotland -18 2 £425 +7.59%
North West +5 1 £450 +6.51%
Wales - 1 £370 -

VMware Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 15 (53.57%) Windows
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
7 8 (28.57%) Firewall
7 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 8 (28.57%) NetApp
8 7 (25.00%) McAfee
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) SQL
8 7 (25.00%) Linux
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) Information Security
8 7 (25.00%) vSphere
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (25.00%) vRealize
9 6 (21.43%) Office 365
9 6 (21.43%) Change Management
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (21.43%) Veeam
9 6 (21.43%) EMC
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
9 6 (21.43%) SAN
10 5 (17.86%) Juniper
10 5 (17.86%) CCNP

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 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (14.29%) Drupal
1 4 (14.29%) WordPress
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) LAN
3 4 (14.29%) MPLS
3 4 (14.29%) OSPF
3 4 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (14.29%) WLAN
4 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) CMDB
2 1 (3.57%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) CentOS
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.57%) Solaris
7 1 (3.57%) SUSE
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) VMS
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Information Security
2 6 (21.43%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
3 4 (14.29%) Open Source
3 4 (14.29%) OWASP
3 4 (14.29%) SDLC
3 4 (14.29%) SIEM
3 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.71%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) API Integration
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.14%) Server Building
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps
6 1 (3.57%) Security Hardening
6 1 (3.57%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) VBScript
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) CCNP
2 5 (17.86%) CCSE
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.29%) CISA
3 4 (14.29%) CISMP
3 4 (14.29%) CISSP
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCA
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) GDPR
2 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (25.00%) vSphere
5 4 (14.29%) vCloud
5 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (7.14%) VMware NSX
7 1 (3.57%) Docker
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) vRealize
2 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) SCOM
2 5 (17.86%) vCenter Server
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) Puppet
5 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
5 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.57%) Ansible
6 1 (3.57%) CFEngine
6 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (3.57%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (3.57%) PowerCLI
6 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
6 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
6 1 (3.57%) Unicenter
6 1 (3.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) NetApp
4 7 (25.00%) Cisco
4 7 (25.00%) McAfee
5 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 6 (21.43%) EMC
5 6 (21.43%) Veeam
6 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
6 5 (17.86%) Juniper
7 4 (14.29%) Adobe
7 4 (14.29%) CommVault
7 4 (14.29%) EqualLogic
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 4 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (14.29%) Sitecore
7 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 4 (14.29%) Splunk
7 4 (14.29%) Trustwave