The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 Oxford 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 27 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware 3 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.24% 14.52% 6.15%
As % of the Vendors category 3.90% 31.58% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 5
Average daily rate £325 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -15.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
77 114 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 31.95% 45.97% 57.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 64 83
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.43 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.88% -40.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
VMware
Oxfordshire

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) NCDA
3 2 (33.33%) NCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCEE
3 2 (33.33%) CCIA
3 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) Blog
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) SAN

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
2 1 (16.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) NCDA
1 2 (33.33%) NCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCEE
1 2 (33.33%) CCIA
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) XenServer
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft