The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 44 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 9 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.76% 5.46% 12.21%
As % of the System Software category 26.47% 30.23% 61.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 20
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£313 £290 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £21.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +14.86%
System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
34 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.67% 18.07% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 32
Average daily rate £350 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -93.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Bedfordshire region.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Bedfordshire region.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 4 £260 - 3
Luton -20 3 £325 +18.18% 1
Shefford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure.

1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) NetApp
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) vSphere
7 5 (27.78%) VCP5
7 5 (27.78%) MCSE
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco
7 5 (27.78%) DHCP
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) HP
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (27.78%) SAN
8 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (22.22%) MCP
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Server
9 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
9 3 (16.67%) SaaS
9 3 (16.67%) HP SIM

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (11.11%) NAS
4 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (11.11%) DMZ
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) DBA
3 1 (5.56%) Server Support
3 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Head of IT
3 1 (5.56%) Head of Operations
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Replication
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) e-Health
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) VMS
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.11%) Change Control
2 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Use Case
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (27.78%) MCSE
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) VCP5
3 4 (22.22%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Server
5 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.11%) VMFS
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) vCloud
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) NetApp
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Intel
6 1 (5.56%) Sybase
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) CA
6 1 (5.56%) CommVault
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Tripwire
6 1 (5.56%) Splunk