The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 50 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware 5 31 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.04% 11.11% 20.45%
As % of the Vendors category 2.45% 24.80% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 25 42
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +16.05%
VMware
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
204 125 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 42.50% 44.80% 58.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 66 126
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £8.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £22.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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
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 17 September 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 -3 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Luton -27 1 - - 1
Shefford - - - - 1
VMware
East of England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) Citrix
6 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (30.43%) NetApp
8 7 (30.43%) MCSE
8 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 7 (30.43%) vSphere
9 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (26.09%) VCP5
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco
10 5 (21.74%) HP
10 5 (21.74%) DNS
10 5 (21.74%) DHCP
10 5 (21.74%) SAN
10 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
11 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 4 (17.39%) MCP
11 4 (17.39%) SQL
11 4 (17.39%) Linux
12 3 (13.04%) ITIL

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.70%) IIS
6 1 (4.35%) Apache
6 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
1 5 (21.74%) DHCP
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.70%) DMZ
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) MPLS
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall
5 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Server Support
3 1 (4.35%) Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Head of Operations
3 1 (4.35%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) Replication
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) e-Health
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) MCSE
3 6 (26.09%) VCP5
4 4 (17.39%) MCP
5 3 (13.04%) MCSA
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (30.43%) vSphere
4 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Server
6 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.70%) VMFS
7 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (4.35%) vCloud
7 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.35%) XenApp
7 1 (4.35%) XenServer
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
1 3 (13.04%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Citrix
3 7 (30.43%) NetApp
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco
5 5 (21.74%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Intel
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) EMC
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (4.35%) McAfee
8 1 (4.35%) CA
8 1 (4.35%) CommVault
8 1 (4.35%) Juniper
8 1 (4.35%) Veritas
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.35%) Altiris
8 1 (4.35%) Tripwire
8 1 (4.35%) Splunk
8 1 (4.35%) Riverbed