The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 35 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 10 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.27% 8.90% 8.48%
As % of the Vendors category 5.05% 18.68% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 14
Average daily rate £250 £250 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £152 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
198 91 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.00% 47.64% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 56 50
Average daily rate £400 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
VMware
East of England

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -1 2 £350 +108.95% 5
Luton -13 2 £239 -43.82% 3
Dunstable -7 1 £115 -75.78%
VMware
East of England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VMware 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.

1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Citrix
3 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
5 12 (36.36%) HP
5 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (27.27%) SAN
7 9 (27.27%) SLA
8 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (21.21%) Firewall
9 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (18.18%) ITIL
10 6 (18.18%) DNS
11 5 (15.15%) NetApp
11 5 (15.15%) Linux
11 5 (15.15%) SQL
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 5 (15.15%) vSphere
12 4 (12.12%) Cisco
12 4 (12.12%) VPN
12 4 (12.12%) DHCP
12 4 (12.12%) WSUS
13 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (9.09%) XenApp
13 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
13 3 (9.09%) Migration
13 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VMware 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) Firewall
3 6 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (12.12%) VPN
4 4 (12.12%) DHCP
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (6.06%) LAN
6 2 (6.06%) FTP
6 2 (6.06%) WAN
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.03%) VLAN
7 1 (3.03%) VRRP
7 1 (3.03%) MPLS
7 1 (3.03%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) OpenVPN
7 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.03%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.03%) Head of Operations
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Blog
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) SecurID
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.15%) Linux
5 2 (6.06%) VMS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Use Case
4 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Scrum
4 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Management
4 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.03%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) CCSP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCIP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) NCDA
3 1 (3.03%) NCIE
3 1 (3.03%) CCEE
3 1 (3.03%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.15%) vSphere
4 3 (9.09%) XenApp
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.03%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) WSUS
2 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Citrix
2 12 (36.36%) HP
3 5 (15.15%) NetApp
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Veeam
7 1 (3.03%) Websense
7 1 (3.03%) Clearswift
7 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.03%) Lotus
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Sybase
7 1 (3.03%) Sun