The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure 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 of the System Software category for the Essex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 39 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 27 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.57% 1.95% 1.17%
As % of the System Software category 25.71% 11.43% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 3
Average daily rate £383 £214 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -28.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £186 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £248 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -15.78%
System Software Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
105 70 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.87% 17.03% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 29
Average daily rate £375 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £98 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -62.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.90 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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
Colchester - 8 £400 -
Chelmsford -4 5 £140 -34.11%
Basildon - 4 - -
Brentwood - 1 £600 -
Loughton - - - -
Maldon - - - -
Rayleigh - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (62.50%) Citrix
3 19 (47.50%) Windows
4 18 (45.00%) Cisco
4 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (32.50%) XenApp
6 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (27.50%) Linux
8 8 (20.00%) DNS
8 8 (20.00%) CCA
8 8 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (20.00%) Firewall
9 7 (17.50%) Finance
9 7 (17.50%) Altiris
9 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.50%) SCCM
10 6 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
10 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (15.00%) NAS
10 6 (15.00%) Splunk
10 6 (15.00%) CCAA
10 6 (15.00%) NetScaler
10 6 (15.00%) UNIX
10 6 (15.00%) MCSE
10 6 (15.00%) CCNP
10 6 (15.00%) CCNA
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (15.00%) SAN
10 6 (15.00%) Thin Client

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) Apache
3 2 (5.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
1 8 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (15.00%) NAS
2 6 (15.00%) NetScaler
2 6 (15.00%) SAN
2 6 (15.00%) OSPF
2 6 (15.00%) BGP
3 5 (12.50%) DHCP
4 4 (10.00%) Network Security
4 4 (10.00%) DMVPN
4 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (10.00%) NetScreen
4 4 (10.00%) BIG-IP
4 4 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (7.50%) SSH
5 3 (7.50%) Internet
5 3 (7.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.50%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) French Language
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Technical Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Network Specialist
4 5 (12.50%) DBA
5 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Security Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Operations Manager
6 3 (7.50%) IT Operations Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) REST
1 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) SOAP
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.00%) Open Source
3 4 (10.00%) iPhone
4 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.50%) Clustering
5 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (2.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) UNIX
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) OO
3 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (5.00%) BDD
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (5.00%) ETL
4 2 (5.00%) Data Security
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.00%) Scrum
4 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) PHP
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.00%) CCA
2 8 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (15.00%) CCAA
3 6 (15.00%) MCSE
3 6 (15.00%) CCNP
3 6 (15.00%) CCNA
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.00%) MCTS
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (10.00%) CCSE
5 2 (5.00%) CCIE
5 2 (5.00%) CCVP
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) XenApp
2 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.50%) NFS
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) MetaFrame
6 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) Foglight
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (62.50%) Citrix
3 18 (45.00%) Cisco
3 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.50%) Altiris
5 6 (15.00%) Splunk
5 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (12.50%) Symantec
7 4 (10.00%) Infoblox
7 4 (10.00%) Imperva
7 4 (10.00%) F5
7 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (5.00%) Juniper
8 2 (5.00%) NetApp
9 1 (2.50%) Dell
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
9 1 (2.50%) McAfee
9 1 (2.50%) SAP