The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 40 22 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware 32 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.77% 6.38% 4.22%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 11.83% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £18.55 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £18.95 £33.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +8.75%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
448 279 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 52.77% 53.97% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 138 201
Average daily rate £340 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.69 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £34.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

VMware
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Watford +1 8 £375 +15.83% 3
Welwyn Garden City -8 5 - -
Hemel Hempstead -7 4 - - 2
Stevenage -1 3 £320 +204.76%
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
St Albans - 1 - -
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
VMware
East of England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 30 (53.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (39.29%) MS Exchange
5 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 17 (30.36%) DNS
8 16 (28.57%) Citrix
8 16 (28.57%) SAN
8 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (23.21%) NetApp
10 12 (21.43%) Linux
10 12 (21.43%) Symantec
10 12 (21.43%) vSphere
11 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (17.86%) DHCP
12 10 (17.86%) SQL
12 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
13 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
13 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
13 9 (16.07%) Perl
13 9 (16.07%) HP
13 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (14.29%) Clustering
14 8 (14.29%) Firewall
14 8 (14.29%) Backup Exec

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 6 (10.71%) IIS
6 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.36%) DNS
2 16 (28.57%) SAN
3 10 (17.86%) DHCP
4 8 (14.29%) Firewall
5 6 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (8.93%) NAS
7 3 (5.36%) SSH
7 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.57%) LDAP
8 2 (3.57%) WLAN
8 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.79%) WAN
9 1 (1.79%) SMTP
9 1 (1.79%) LAN
9 1 (1.79%) VPN
9 1 (1.79%) FTP
9 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
2 2 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Services Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Network Support
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support
7 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Services Manager
7 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Network Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
1 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.79%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Clustering
2 7 (12.50%) Replication
3 6 (10.71%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.14%) PKI
5 2 (3.57%) iPhone
5 2 (3.57%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.57%) iPad
6 1 (1.79%) Statistics
6 1 (1.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.43%) Linux
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) UNIX
6 5 (8.93%) Windows 2000
7 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.57%) CentOS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.57%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.57%) CRM
5 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.57%) Project Management
5 2 (3.57%) Change Management
5 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.57%) Matrix Management
5 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.79%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (1.79%) Change Control
6 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.07%) Perl
3 6 (10.71%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.14%) VB
4 4 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby
6 2 (3.57%) Korn
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) Tcl
7 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.57%) MCP
4 2 (3.57%) MCSE
4 2 (3.57%) MCSA
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCTS
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 30 (53.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) vSphere
4 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (10.71%) VMware ESX
5 6 (10.71%) vCloud
6 2 (3.57%) NFS
6 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.79%) Xen
7 1 (1.79%) XenApp
7 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.79%) VMFS
7 1 (1.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 6 (10.71%) Puppet
2 6 (10.71%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (7.14%) SCCM
4 4 (7.14%) SCOM
5 3 (5.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (5.36%) SCOrch
5 3 (5.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (5.36%) SCSM
6 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.57%) Citrix
3 13 (23.21%) NetApp
4 12 (21.43%) Symantec
5 9 (16.07%) HP
6 8 (14.29%) Cisco
6 8 (14.29%) CommVault
7 7 (12.50%) Sophos
8 6 (10.71%) Veritas
9 5 (8.93%) WatchGuard
9 5 (8.93%) Acronis
10 4 (7.14%) Dell
11 3 (5.36%) Oracle
12 2 (3.57%) Lumension
12 2 (3.57%) Websense
12 2 (3.57%) IBM
12 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
12 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.79%) Mercator
13 1 (1.79%) Epicor