The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware 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 Vendors for the Bristol 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 34 38 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware 38 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.76% 2.19% 1.77%
As % of the Vendors category 11.24% 5.80% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 7 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £240 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
338 207 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.30% 37.84% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 122 163
Average daily rate £375 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 37
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.60 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

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

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 44 (70.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (69.35%) Linux
3 35 (56.45%) Windows
4 31 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 30 (48.39%) Debian
6 29 (46.77%) Firewall
7 28 (45.16%) Ruby
7 28 (45.16%) Bash Shell
7 28 (45.16%) Puppet
8 27 (43.55%) DevOps
8 27 (43.55%) Ubuntu
8 27 (43.55%) LAMP
9 26 (41.94%) PHP
10 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (38.71%) VPN
12 23 (37.10%) Java
12 23 (37.10%) Perl
13 22 (35.48%) Apache
14 21 (33.87%) Samba
15 20 (32.26%) XenServer
16 19 (30.65%) Postfix
16 19 (30.65%) CentOS
16 19 (30.65%) Jenkins
16 19 (30.65%) LAN
16 19 (30.65%) WAN
17 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (29.03%) nginx
18 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
19 16 (25.81%) Citrix

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 22 (35.48%) Apache
2 18 (29.03%) nginx
3 12 (19.35%) Confluence
4 10 (16.13%) MediaWiki
5 5 (8.06%) Lync
5 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.84%) Moodle
6 3 (4.84%) Drupal
7 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.77%) Firewall
2 24 (38.71%) VPN
3 19 (30.65%) LAN
3 19 (30.65%) WAN
4 15 (24.19%) LDAP
5 12 (19.35%) Network Security
6 11 (17.74%) IPv6
7 10 (16.13%) IPsec
7 10 (16.13%) OSPF
7 10 (16.13%) BGP
7 10 (16.13%) EIGRP
8 5 (8.06%) SAN
9 4 (6.45%) DNS
9 4 (6.45%) DHCP
10 3 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (3.23%) NAS
11 2 (3.23%) Wireless
12 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) MySQL
1 13 (20.97%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Jenkins
2 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
3 14 (22.58%) JIRA
4 12 (19.35%) Hudson
5 10 (16.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Linux Engineer
2 19 (30.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (25.81%) Administrator
4 15 (24.19%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (16.13%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (14.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.23%) Consultant
10 2 (3.23%) Systems Support
10 2 (3.23%) Tester
10 2 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Wiki
2 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) VLE
3 3 (4.84%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.84%) AS400
4 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (69.35%) Linux
2 35 (56.45%) Windows
3 30 (48.39%) Debian
4 27 (43.55%) Ubuntu
5 19 (30.65%) CentOS
6 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (6.45%) UNIX
11 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
11 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.84%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (3.23%) SUSE
12 2 (3.23%) Solaris
13 1 (1.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) DevOps
2 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (20.97%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (17.74%) Build Automation
6 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.06%) Data Security
8 4 (6.45%) Security Management
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.84%) Project Management
9 3 (4.84%) ITIL
9 3 (4.84%) Information Security
9 3 (4.84%) Content Management
9 3 (4.84%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (3.23%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) Ruby
1 28 (45.16%) Bash Shell
2 26 (41.94%) PHP
3 23 (37.10%) Java
3 23 (37.10%) Perl
4 13 (20.97%) SQL
5 3 (4.84%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.84%) CISSP
4 2 (3.23%) MCP
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) MCITP
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (70.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (33.87%) Samba
3 20 (32.26%) XenServer
4 19 (30.65%) Postfix
5 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
6 5 (8.06%) NFS
6 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.45%) XenApp
8 3 (4.84%) KVM
8 3 (4.84%) Sendmail
8 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.84%) Xen
9 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.61%) vSphere
9 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (45.16%) Puppet
2 14 (22.58%) ZABBIX
3 12 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (17.74%) Salt
5 3 (4.84%) SCCM
5 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.23%) SCOM
7 1 (1.61%) WSUS
7 1 (1.61%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 16 (25.81%) Citrix
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.29%) HP
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco
6 3 (4.84%) IBM
6 3 (4.84%) NetApp
6 3 (4.84%) Symantec
7 2 (3.23%) Apple
7 2 (3.23%) Acronis
7 2 (3.23%) Meru Networks
7 2 (3.23%) Juniper
7 2 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (1.61%) CA
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle
8 1 (1.61%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.61%) Sophos
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