Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 797 852
Rank change year-on-year -3 +55 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 70 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.041% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 14
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +52.54% -25.32%
10th Percentile £166 £196 £140
90th Percentile £475 £550 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £255
% change year-on-year -30.00% +96.08% -21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £14.22 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.66% -36.82% +11.47%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.51 £14.05
90th Percentile £21.55 £23.58 £49.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £14.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year +21.35% -45.33% +28.81%

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 13,773 10,256 12,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.74% 11.23% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,883 6,551 7,657
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £174
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 822 656 924
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.87 £46.07 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.53 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +3.55% -7.69% +8.33%

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 June 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 13 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 June 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 -17 66 £350 -22.22% 12
UK excluding London -17 41 £350 -30.00% 8
London -23 29 £416 +10.87% 9
South East -37 16 £350 -30.00% 2
Midlands +1 10 £308 -3.53%
West Midlands -23 7 £350 +9.80%
East of England - 6 £450 -
East Midlands 0 3 £265 -49.52%
North West -16 3 - -
North of England -19 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £375 - 1
South West - 2 £165 -
Wales - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 70 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 55 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
4 39 (55.71%) Microsoft
5 34 (48.57%) Windows 7
6 33 (47.14%) SCCM
7 31 (44.29%) Windows 10
8 25 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (35.71%) PowerShell
9 24 (34.29%) Citrix
10 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (30.00%) Windows Server
11 20 (28.57%) Office 365
12 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
12 18 (25.71%) Linux
12 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
13 17 (24.29%) XenDesktop
14 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
14 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
14 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (18.57%) VBScript
17 12 (17.14%) ITIL
17 12 (17.14%) DHCP
17 12 (17.14%) MCSE
17 12 (17.14%) DNS
17 12 (17.14%) Publishing
17 12 (17.14%) Migration

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 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Autodesk Inventor
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.57%) Office 365
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) DHCP
1 12 (17.14%) DNS
2 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.43%) VoIP
4 7 (10.00%) Internet
5 6 (8.57%) LAN
6 5 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.29%) Firewall
7 3 (4.29%) IPsec
7 3 (4.29%) WAN
8 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.86%) SAN
8 2 (2.86%) VPN
8 2 (2.86%) Wireless
9 1 (1.43%) HTTP
9 1 (1.43%) Network Security
9 1 (1.43%) SMTP
9 1 (1.43%) SSH
9 1 (1.43%) SSL
9 1 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.43%) GIS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) MSI
2 7 (10.00%) AdminStudio
3 5 (7.14%) JIRA
3 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.86%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (17.14%) Publishing
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Analyst
2 11 (15.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (15.71%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Architect
4 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Applications Packager
5 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Active Directory Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Active Directory Support
6 6 (8.57%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Exchange Support
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
2 1 (1.43%) XMPP
2 1 (1.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.00%) PKI
4 6 (8.57%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.57%) iPad
4 6 (8.57%) iPhone
5 5 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
7 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.43%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 34 (48.57%) Windows 7
3 31 (44.29%) Windows 10
4 25 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 18 (25.71%) Linux
6 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (10.00%) Unix
9 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.71%) CentOS
10 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (4.29%) HPUX
11 3 (4.29%) Solaris
12 1 (1.43%) AIX
12 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.43%) SUSE
12 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) ITIL
1 12 (17.14%) Migration
2 11 (15.71%) Software Deployment
3 9 (12.86%) Asset Management
4 8 (11.43%) Runbook
4 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.43%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
5 7 (10.00%) Line Management
6 6 (8.57%) Application Packaging
6 6 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
6 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Workflow
8 4 (5.71%) Investment Management
8 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.57%) VBScript
3 11 (15.71%) SQL
4 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
3 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 12 (17.14%) MCSE
5 4 (5.71%) Degree
5 4 (5.71%) MCP
6 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.29%) MCITP
6 3 (4.29%) MCSA
7 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.43%) CCNA
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 55 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
3 17 (24.29%) XenDesktop
4 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
5 14 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (12.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (12.86%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (11.43%) XenApp
8 7 (10.00%) BitLocker
8 7 (10.00%) vSphere
9 6 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.43%) Firmware
11 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (47.14%) SCCM
2 8 (11.43%) Puppet
3 7 (10.00%) SCOM
4 6 (8.57%) WSUS
5 5 (7.14%) HP ALM
5 5 (7.14%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (4.29%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.86%) SafeCom
7 2 (2.86%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.43%) FlexNet
8 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.43%) SCSM
8 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (55.71%) Microsoft
3 24 (34.29%) Citrix
4 11 (15.71%) Apple
4 11 (15.71%) HP
5 10 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 9 (12.86%) IBM
6 9 (12.86%) NetApp
7 7 (10.00%) Cisco
7 7 (10.00%) McAfee
8 6 (8.57%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.71%) Avaya
10 3 (4.29%) MobileIron
10 3 (4.29%) Symantec
11 2 (2.86%) Adobe
11 2 (2.86%) Sophos
11 2 (2.86%) Veritas
11 2 (2.86%) Wyse
12 1 (1.43%) Oracle
12 1 (1.43%) SAP