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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Workstation
UK
Rank 579 619 606
Rank change year-on-year +40 -13  
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 17 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.043% 0.029%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.40% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
Median daily rate £475 £305 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.73% -32.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £295 £300
% change year-on-year +69.49% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £20.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.75 £20.53
% change year-on-year - -33.02%  

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 5044 5746 5382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.84% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3210 3484 2953
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 447 607
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.40 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Workstation.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Workstation in the UK

VMware Workstation
Top 14 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 24 March 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 +28 17 £475 +55.73% 3
South East +30 12 £500 +69.49% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £500 -
London +20 4 £413 +32.00% 2
Hampshire +10 3 £314 -18.96%
Basingstoke - 3 £314 -
Redhill - 2 £350 -
Surrey - 2 £350 -
North West - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -

VMware Workstation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (51.61%) HP
4 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
5 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
5 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
6 13 (41.94%) Citrix
6 13 (41.94%) Linux
6 13 (41.94%) Hyper-V
7 11 (35.48%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (32.26%) SQL
8 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
9 9 (29.03%) Unix
10 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
10 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.81%) ITIL
10 8 (25.81%) Service Management
10 8 (25.81%) ITSM
10 8 (25.81%) vSphere
10 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
11 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
11 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
11 7 (22.58%) Change Management
11 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
12 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
12 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (19.35%) MCP
12 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery

VMware Workstation
Top Related 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 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
5 2 (6.45%) IIS
6 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) BIG-IP
3 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) NAS
4 3 (9.68%) LDAP
4 3 (9.68%) SNMP
4 3 (9.68%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (6.45%) LAN
5 2 (6.45%) PCoIP
5 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 2 (6.45%) VoIP
5 2 (6.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) SilkTest
2 3 (9.68%) Subversion
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) MSI
3 2 (6.45%) NMock
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) WiX
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
1 4 (12.90%) Marketing
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (22.58%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Development Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Development Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Support Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) IVR
4 1 (3.23%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) Unix
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Virtual Environments
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) ITSM
2 8 (25.81%) Service Management
3 7 (22.58%) Change Management
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
4 6 (19.35%) Validation
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) MCP
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) ISEB
4 3 (9.68%) MCDBA
4 3 (9.68%) MCSA
4 3 (9.68%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GxP
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (87.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) Hyper-V
4 8 (25.81%) vSphere
5 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (12.90%) VMware Server
5 4 (12.90%) XenServer
6 3 (9.68%) NFS
6 3 (9.68%) Samba
6 3 (9.68%) XenApp
7 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) OVSD
2 3 (9.68%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (51.61%) HP
3 13 (41.94%) Citrix
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.13%) Dell
6 3 (9.68%) F5
6 3 (9.68%) NETGEAR
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) SAP
6 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.45%) Remedy
7 2 (6.45%) Sun
8 1 (3.23%) Acronis
8 1 (3.23%) BMC
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp