The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 22 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing VMware 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.25% 4.46% 3.39%
As % of the Vendors category 9.48% 9.00% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£260 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.12% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £256 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £450 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +16.05%
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Oxfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
116 100 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 44.79% 49.50% 54.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 52 75
Average daily rate £344 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +42.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.75 £22.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Backup Exec
3 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (18.75%) NAS
5 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) Infor
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) ADSL
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Dell

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (12.50%) ADSL
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) SUSE
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Backup Exec
2 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (6.25%) SCDPM
4 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 3 (18.75%) Infor
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Sophos
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat