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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 635 636
Rank change year-on-year +55 +1  
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 20 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.036% 0.029%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Median daily rate £475 £309 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% +2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £140 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £388 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £265 £263
% change year-on-year +88.67% +0.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year - -55.41%  

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

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5078 6549 5798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.93% 11.72% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3245 4007 3234
Median daily rate £401 £393 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 479 665
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

VMware Workstation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware Workstation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 15 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +51 20 £475 +53.84% 6
South East +29 14 £500 +63.93% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £500 +23.45% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £500 -
London +7 5 £450 +41.73% 2
Hampshire +13 4 £314 -17.36%
Basingstoke - 3 £314 -
Redhill - 2 £350 -
Surrey - 2 £350 -
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1
Croydon - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Workstation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Workstation.

1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (75.00%) Windows
3 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (53.57%) Hyper-V
5 14 (50.00%) HP
6 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
6 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
7 12 (42.86%) Linux
7 12 (42.86%) Citrix
7 12 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
8 11 (39.29%) SQL
9 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
10 9 (32.14%) Service Management
10 9 (32.14%) ITSM
10 9 (32.14%) ITIL
10 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
11 8 (28.57%) Unix
11 8 (28.57%) Change Management
11 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
11 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
11 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (28.57%) ITIL V3
12 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
12 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (25.00%) MCP
13 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
13 6 (21.43%) Dell
13 6 (21.43%) Microsoft

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 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
1 4 (14.29%) NAS
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.57%) SNMP
3 1 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) SilkTest
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 3 (10.71%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Electronics
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) Akka
2 3 (10.71%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) Node.js
2 3 (10.71%) Play Framework
2 3 (10.71%) REST
2 3 (10.71%) spray
2 3 (10.71%) Spring
2 3 (10.71%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Unix
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
2 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) ITSM
2 9 (32.14%) Service Management
3 8 (28.57%) Change Management
3 8 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (21.43%) DevOps
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (14.29%) Validation
8 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) Functional Programming
8 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Microservices
8 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Open Source
8 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) Scala
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) MCP
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) MCSE
4 3 (10.71%) ISEB
4 3 (10.71%) MCDBA
4 3 (10.71%) MCSA
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GxP
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (53.57%) Hyper-V
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (17.86%) vSphere
5 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (14.29%) XenServer
6 3 (10.71%) Docker
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) OVSD
2 3 (10.71%) Ansible
2 3 (10.71%) Kubernetes
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (50.00%) HP
3 12 (42.86%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) Dell
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) SAP
7 2 (7.14%) Remedy
8 1 (3.57%) Acronis
8 1 (3.57%) BMC
8 1 (3.57%) NetApp