Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Workstation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Workstation over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 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.

VMware Workstation
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 818 853
Rank change year-on-year +15 +35 -31
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 71 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 18
UK median daily rate £381 £268 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.39% +7.10% -23.08%
10th Percentile £114 £182 £172
90th Percentile £538 £514 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £268 £268
% change year-on-year +30.72% +0.09% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £49.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.56% +119.82% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.40 £41.96 £18.80
90th Percentile £21.00 £49.46 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £49.46 £18.50
% change year-on-year -59.56% +167.35% -36.75%

VMware Workstation is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,920 11,653 10,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.72% 12.14% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 7,277 6,347
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.36% +1.45% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 840 1,104
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.35 £43.80 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

VMware Workstation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Workstation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Workstation in the UK

VMware Workstation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Workstation in the UK

VMware Workstation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Workstation over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Workstation in the UK

VMware Workstation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Workstation in the UK

VMware Workstation
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Workstation within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 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 +1 60 £410 +43.68% 12
UK excluding London +11 46 £350 +30.72% 7
London -35 25 £435 +32.82% 5
South East -6 18 £394 -3.19% 2
Wales - 11 £350 -
Midlands - 8 £118 - 2
East of England - 6 £450 - 3
East Midlands - 5 £118 - 2
North of England +26 3 £115 -54.09%
North West +6 3 £115 -
West Midlands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Workstation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Workstation.

1 71 (100.00%) VMware
2 59 (83.10%) Windows
3 56 (78.87%) Active Directory
4 55 (77.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
6 36 (50.70%) SCCM
7 29 (40.85%) Windows 7
7 29 (40.85%) Citrix
7 29 (40.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (38.03%) Office 365
10 26 (36.62%) HP
11 25 (35.21%) vSphere
12 24 (33.80%) Security Cleared
13 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
14 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
15 20 (28.17%) Windows 10
16 19 (26.76%) SCOM
16 19 (26.76%) SharePoint
16 19 (26.76%) ITIL
16 19 (26.76%) SQL
17 18 (25.35%) PowerShell
17 18 (25.35%) Hyper-V
18 17 (23.94%) Software Deployment
18 17 (23.94%) DNS
19 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
19 16 (22.54%) IIS
19 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Office
19 16 (22.54%) PKI
19 16 (22.54%) Windows Server

VMware Workstation
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 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
2 19 (26.76%) SharePoint
3 16 (22.54%) IIS
4 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (9.86%) Skype for Business
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (38.03%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) DNS
2 15 (21.13%) DHCP
3 13 (18.31%) VLAN
4 12 (16.90%) LAN
4 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.49%) VSAN
6 8 (11.27%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (8.45%) WAN
8 5 (7.04%) Firewall
9 4 (5.63%) Skype
10 3 (4.23%) BIG-IP
10 3 (4.23%) VoIP
10 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.82%) Wireless
12 1 (1.41%) DMZ
12 1 (1.41%) Internet
12 1 (1.41%) PCoIP
12 1 (1.41%) SMTP
12 1 (1.41%) SSH
12 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) JIRA
1 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 13 (18.31%) Publishing
2 8 (11.27%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Romanian Language
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Desktop Support
2 10 (14.08%) Test Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (11.27%) Architect
4 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 7 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Support Specialist
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Technology Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Communications Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) LDAP
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) Middleware
4 1 (1.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) PKI
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Client/Server
3 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.45%) Fat Client
4 6 (8.45%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.41%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (83.10%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) Windows 7
3 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (28.17%) Windows 10
5 16 (22.54%) Windows Server
6 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (16.90%) Linux
8 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (9.86%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.23%) Unix
11 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.41%) Android
12 1 (1.41%) CentOS
12 1 (1.41%) SUSE
12 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 17 (23.94%) Software Deployment
3 14 (19.72%) ITIL V3
4 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
4 10 (14.08%) Migration
5 9 (12.68%) ITSM
5 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
5 9 (12.68%) Service Management
5 9 (12.68%) Virtual Environments
6 8 (11.27%) Asset Management
6 8 (11.27%) CRM
6 8 (11.27%) Project Management
7 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.86%) Change Management
7 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.86%) Test Management
7 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.86%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) SQL
2 18 (25.35%) PowerShell
3 14 (19.72%) VBScript
4 3 (4.23%) C
5 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (33.80%) Security Cleared
3 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.49%) MCSE
5 6 (8.45%) Degree
5 6 (8.45%) MCP
6 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.04%) MCSA
7 4 (5.63%) HNC
7 4 (5.63%) ISEB
8 3 (4.23%) MCITP
9 2 (2.82%) CCA
9 2 (2.82%) CCNA
9 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (78.87%) Active Directory
2 55 (77.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (35.21%) vSphere
4 18 (25.35%) Hyper-V
5 13 (18.31%) BitLocker
5 13 (18.31%) XenDesktop
6 8 (11.27%) XenApp
7 7 (9.86%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.23%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.23%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (50.70%) SCCM
2 19 (26.76%) SCOM
3 12 (16.90%) WSUS
4 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (9.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (7.04%) vCenter Server
6 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
6 4 (5.63%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (5.63%) NetBackup
7 3 (4.23%) SafeCom
7 3 (4.23%) SCSM
7 3 (4.23%) SCVMM
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.41%) OVSD
8 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
3 29 (40.85%) Citrix
4 26 (36.62%) HP
5 11 (15.49%) Cisco
6 10 (14.08%) Symantec
7 8 (11.27%) Apple
7 8 (11.27%) IBM
7 8 (11.27%) SolarWinds
8 7 (9.86%) McAfee
8 7 (9.86%) ServiceNow
9 5 (7.04%) NetApp
9 5 (7.04%) Sophos
10 4 (5.63%) Oracle
11 3 (4.23%) F5
11 3 (4.23%) Wyse
12 2 (2.82%) MobileIron
13 1 (1.41%) Fujitsu
13 1 (1.41%) Mitel
13 1 (1.41%) Polycom