Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 828 868
Rank change year-on-year +2 +40 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware Workstation 68 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.050% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 17
UK median daily rate £375 £331 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +11.91% +18.40%
10th Percentile £158 £219 £190
90th Percentile £455 £538 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £285
% change year-on-year +7.14% +22.81% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £46.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.86% -57.94% +136.66%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £22.88
90th Percentile £28.25 £26.11 £49.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £19.75 £46.96
% change year-on-year +21.52% -57.94% +136.66%

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 15,085 11,873 13,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.68% 11.98% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,783 7,616 8,228
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £159 £175
90th Percentile £625 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 901 679 891
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +3.16% +1.81%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.30 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% -2.09% +3.23%

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 26 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Workstation over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Workstation in the UK

VMware Workstation
Top 12 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 26 September 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 +4 61 £350 +3.70% 15
UK excluding London -9 43 £375 +7.14% 9
London +2 25 £363 +9.43% 7
South East -5 18 £400 +6.67% 2
Midlands -23 9 £350 +9.80%
West Midlands -20 8 £350 +9.80%
South West - 4 £225 - 1
Scotland - 4 £375 -
East of England - 4 £425 - 3
Wales -16 3 £450 +38.46%
North West -14 1 £300 - 1
North of England -20 1 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 68 (100.00%) VMware
2 64 (94.12%) Windows
3 57 (83.82%) Active Directory
4 47 (69.12%) Microsoft
5 44 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (48.53%) Windows 7
7 29 (42.65%) SCCM
8 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
9 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (38.24%) MS Exchange
10 25 (36.76%) Windows 10
11 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (33.82%) ITIL
12 20 (29.41%) DNS
12 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
13 19 (27.94%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (27.94%) Linux
13 19 (27.94%) Citrix
14 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
15 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (23.53%) SQL
16 16 (23.53%) PowerShell
16 16 (23.53%) Hyper-V
16 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (22.06%) DHCP
17 15 (22.06%) Apple
18 14 (20.59%) Service Delivery
18 14 (20.59%) Office 365
18 14 (20.59%) SCOM

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 26 (38.24%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (16.18%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.76%) IIS
5 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Office 365
2 8 (11.76%) IaaS
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.41%) DNS
2 15 (22.06%) DHCP
3 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.76%) VoIP
5 5 (7.35%) Firewall
5 5 (7.35%) Internet
5 5 (7.35%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (5.88%) VPN
7 3 (4.41%) NetScaler
7 3 (4.41%) Network Security
7 3 (4.41%) VLAN
7 3 (4.41%) VSAN
7 3 (4.41%) WebEx
8 2 (2.94%) LAN
8 2 (2.94%) WAN
8 2 (2.94%) Wireless
9 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.47%) SAN
9 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) GIS
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) AdminStudio
2 4 (5.88%) MSI
3 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Publishing
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Active Directory Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Active Directory Support
4 8 (11.76%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Exchange Support
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Support Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Applications Packager
6 5 (7.35%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.35%) Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Citrix Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Citrix Support
6 5 (7.35%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) LDAP
2 3 (4.41%) XMPP
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.24%) iPad
2 9 (13.24%) iPhone
3 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.41%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.94%) CESG
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.94%) PKI
7 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.47%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 64 (94.12%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows 7
3 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (36.76%) Windows 10
6 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (27.94%) Linux
8 12 (17.65%) Unix
9 10 (14.71%) Apple iOS
10 8 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (7.35%) CentOS
12 5 (7.35%) HPUX
12 5 (7.35%) Solaris
13 3 (4.41%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.47%) AIX
14 1 (1.47%) Android
14 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) ITIL
2 14 (20.59%) Service Delivery
3 12 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 12 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (14.71%) Line Management
4 10 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (13.24%) Asset Management
5 9 (13.24%) Integration Testing
5 9 (13.24%) ITIL V3
6 8 (11.76%) ITSM
7 7 (10.29%) Application Virtualisation
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.29%) Coaching
7 7 (10.29%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (8.82%) Migration
8 6 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (8.82%) Software Deployment
9 5 (7.35%) Investment Management
9 5 (7.35%) Runbook
10 4 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) PowerShell
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) VBScript
3 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.65%) MCSE
4 6 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (7.35%) Degree
6 4 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.88%) MCDBA
6 4 (5.88%) MCITP
6 4 (5.88%) MCP
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) GxP
System Software
1 57 (83.82%) Active Directory
2 44 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (27.94%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (23.53%) Hyper-V
5 12 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (16.18%) XenDesktop
7 5 (7.35%) DFS Replication
7 5 (7.35%) Terminal Services
8 4 (5.88%) vSphere
8 4 (5.88%) XenApp
9 3 (4.41%) Xen
10 2 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (42.65%) SCCM
2 14 (20.59%) SCOM
3 10 (14.71%) WSUS
4 7 (10.29%) NetBackup
5 5 (7.35%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (7.35%) Puppet
5 5 (7.35%) SafeCom
5 5 (7.35%) vCenter Server
6 4 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (4.41%) AirWatch
7 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.47%) FlexNet
8 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 68 (100.00%) VMware
2 47 (69.12%) Microsoft
3 19 (27.94%) Citrix
4 15 (22.06%) Apple
5 13 (19.12%) NetApp
6 10 (14.71%) Cisco
7 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
8 8 (11.76%) HP
8 8 (11.76%) McAfee
9 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds
10 5 (7.35%) Avaya
10 5 (7.35%) Wyse
11 4 (5.88%) Symantec
12 3 (4.41%) F5
12 3 (4.41%) IBM
12 3 (4.41%) Ivanti
13 2 (2.94%) Adobe
13 2 (2.94%) Fujitsu
13 2 (2.94%) Mitel
13 2 (2.94%) Thales