Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 780 841 823
Rank change year-on-year +61 -18 +71
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 58 77 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.075% 0.055%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 27
UK median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £163 £219
90th Percentile £444 £473 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 9
UK median hourly rate - £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.26% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +10.26% -25.00%

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 13,975 14,770 11,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.61% 14.35% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,221 9,535 7,385
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £176 £182 £162
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 906 653
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £16.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -0.91% -1.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% -6.06%

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 25 August 2019.

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 7 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 25 August 2019. 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 +59 54 £413 +17.86% 13
London +71 34 £413 -0.60% 3
UK excluding London +13 24 £400 +14.29% 11
South East +32 17 £400 - 3
Scotland +37 4 £198 -47.33% 1
East of England - 2 - -
South West -31 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 58 (100.00%) VMware
2 52 (89.66%) Windows
3 51 (87.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (77.59%) Citrix
5 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
5 38 (65.52%) PowerShell
5 38 (65.52%) SCCM
6 34 (58.62%) Windows 10
6 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
7 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
7 32 (55.17%) vSphere
8 25 (43.10%) Office 365
9 21 (36.21%) Finance
10 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
10 17 (29.31%) Application Packaging
11 16 (27.59%) VPN
11 16 (27.59%) DNS
12 15 (25.86%) XenApp
13 14 (24.14%) DV Cleared
13 14 (24.14%) ITIL
14 13 (22.41%) AdminStudio
14 13 (22.41%) MSI
14 13 (22.41%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (22.41%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
15 12 (20.69%) BitLocker
15 12 (20.69%) Ivanti
16 11 (18.97%) InstallShield
16 11 (18.97%) DHCP

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 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business
2 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (43.10%) Office 365
2 5 (8.62%) Azure
3 4 (6.90%) Slack
4 3 (5.17%) OpenDNS
5 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.45%) IaaS
5 2 (3.45%) PaaS
5 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) DNS
1 16 (27.59%) VPN
2 11 (18.97%) DHCP
3 10 (17.24%) Skype
4 8 (13.79%) SSL
5 7 (12.07%) Firewall
5 7 (12.07%) NetScaler
6 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (5.17%) LAN
7 3 (5.17%) Modbus
7 3 (5.17%) Profibus
7 3 (5.17%) VLAN
7 3 (5.17%) VSAN
8 2 (3.45%) DMZ
8 2 (3.45%) HTTP
8 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.45%) SAN
8 2 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) AdminStudio
1 13 (22.41%) MSI
2 11 (18.97%) InstallShield
3 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Publishing
3 4 (6.90%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) Military
4 2 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Analyst
2 14 (24.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (22.41%) Applications Packager
4 11 (18.97%) Support Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) IT Support
6 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) VMware Specialist
7 5 (8.62%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Windows Support Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 4 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) JSON
1 3 (5.17%) JSP
1 3 (5.17%) Node.js
1 3 (5.17%) Servlets
1 3 (5.17%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (8.62%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Replication
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) SCADA
4 2 (3.45%) e-Health
4 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) LIMS
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) PACS
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.72%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (89.66%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Windows 10
3 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
4 10 (17.24%) Linux
4 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.90%) Android
6 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.17%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.17%) Unix
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.45%) VMS
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Application Packaging
2 14 (24.14%) ITIL
3 10 (17.24%) Migration
3 10 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (15.52%) Change Management
4 9 (15.52%) Service Management
5 8 (13.79%) ITSM
5 8 (13.79%) Project Management
6 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
6 7 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.07%) Software Deployment
7 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.34%) Investment Management
8 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
9 4 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (6.90%) Project Delivery
9 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.62%) Python
3 4 (6.90%) Java
4 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.17%) VBScript
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) Perl
5 2 (3.45%) SQL
6 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 14 (24.14%) DV Cleared
3 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.07%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.17%) Degree
6 2 (3.45%) CCNA
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 2 (3.45%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CCIE
7 1 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) HL7
3 1 (1.72%) NIST
3 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
System Software
1 51 (87.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 32 (55.17%) vSphere
4 15 (25.86%) XenApp
5 13 (22.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (22.41%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (20.69%) BitLocker
6 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
7 9 (15.52%) XenDesktop
8 7 (12.07%) vCloud
8 7 (12.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (10.34%) VMware NSX
10 5 (8.62%) Firmware
10 5 (8.62%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (3.45%) ISA Server
11 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (3.45%) VirtualBox
12 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (65.52%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) vCenter Server
3 4 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.45%) Automic
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.45%) SCOM
4 2 (3.45%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (3.45%) vRealize
4 2 (3.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.72%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (77.59%) Citrix
3 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.69%) Ivanti
5 10 (17.24%) NetApp
6 9 (15.52%) Cisco
6 9 (15.52%) HP
7 7 (12.07%) Dell
8 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
8 5 (8.62%) Symantec
9 4 (6.90%) Bloomberg
9 4 (6.90%) Oracle
9 4 (6.90%) Reuters
10 3 (5.17%) Sophos
10 3 (5.17%) Veeam
11 2 (3.45%) EMC
12 1 (1.72%) Adobe
12 1 (1.72%) Apple
12 1 (1.72%) iManage
12 1 (1.72%) Sony