The median contractor rate for a VMware Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 611 629
Rank change year-on-year +30 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Specialist 29 40 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.074% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.078% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 10
Median daily rate £425 £423 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £460 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.28 -

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 28 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 28 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 +24 27 £425 +0.59% 1
London 0 9 £500 +19.04% 1
South East +26 8 £370 -11.90%
North West +25 4 £425 +6.25%
Lancashire - 4 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £245 -34.66%
East of England +1 3 £245 -34.66%
Buckinghamshire -15 3 £422 -8.20%
Cambridge - 3 £245 -
Preston - 3 £425 -
Leeds +22 2 £525 +16.66%
West Yorkshire +22 2 £525 +16.66%
Yorkshire +18 2 £525 +16.66%
Milton Keynes -16 2 £422 -8.20%
Kent - 2 £365 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Maidstone - 2 £365 -
Surrey +9 1 £375 -
Hampshire +6 1 - -
Northampton +5 1 £425 -15.00%
Northamptonshire +1 1 £425 -15.00%
East Midlands -9 1 £425 -15.00%
West Sussex - 1 £365 -
Crawley - 1 £365 -
City of London - 1 £550 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1

VMware Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 41 (74.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (60.00%) Windows
4 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 24 (43.64%) vSphere
6 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
8 16 (29.09%) PowerShell
8 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
9 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 15 (27.27%) ITIL
10 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
10 14 (25.45%) SAN
11 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (20.00%) Linux
12 11 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (18.18%) vCenter Server
13 10 (18.18%) Cisco
13 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (18.18%) Migration
14 9 (16.36%) Finance
14 9 (16.36%) VSAN
15 8 (14.55%) Server Virtualisation
15 8 (14.55%) Virtual Environments
15 8 (14.55%) Banking
15 8 (14.55%) MCSE
16 7 (12.73%) DNS
16 7 (12.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (12.73%) SCCM

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 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.27%) IIS
1 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.27%) IaaS
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.45%) Office 365
4 2 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.64%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) SAN
2 9 (16.36%) VSAN
3 7 (12.73%) DNS
4 6 (10.91%) DHCP
5 5 (9.09%) Firewall
6 4 (7.27%) NAS
6 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.45%) Internet
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.64%) VPN
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.82%) IPsec
9 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.82%) OSPF
9 1 (1.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) 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 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) PKI
2 5 (9.09%) Replication
3 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 3 (5.45%) EMC VNX
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) DataPower
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.64%) CentOS
6 2 (3.64%) Unix
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.64%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) CatOS
7 1 (1.82%) HPUX
7 1 (1.82%) Solaris
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Migration
3 8 (14.55%) Server Virtualisation
3 8 (14.55%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (10.91%) Task Automation
5 4 (7.27%) Change Management
5 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.27%) Information Security
6 3 (5.45%) Coaching
6 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL V2
6 3 (5.45%) People Management
6 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.64%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) VBScript
3 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.64%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.55%) MCSE
5 7 (12.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.45%) MCITP
7 3 (5.45%) MCSA
8 2 (3.64%) CCNA
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.64%) MCP
8 2 (3.64%) VCP6
9 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.82%) CCNP
9 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.82%) VCAP
9 1 (1.82%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (74.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 24 (43.64%) vSphere
4 11 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.45%) vCloud
5 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.64%) UAG
6 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.82%) NFS
7 1 (1.82%) SRDF
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) vCenter Server
2 7 (12.73%) SCCM
3 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 4 (7.27%) vMotion
4 3 (5.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (5.45%) Puppet
4 3 (5.45%) vRealize
4 3 (5.45%) WSUS
5 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.82%) Nagios
6 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.82%) RANCID
6 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco
4 7 (12.73%) Veeam
5 5 (9.09%) F5
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 4 (7.27%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) NetApp
7 3 (5.45%) Dell
7 3 (5.45%) EMC
7 3 (5.45%) Lumension
7 3 (5.45%) McAfee
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.64%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.64%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.64%) PlateSpin
8 2 (3.64%) SAP
8 2 (3.64%) Zerto
9 1 (1.82%) Nokia
9 1 (1.82%) Veritas
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