The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 67 65 86
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 247 224 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.55% 2.68% 1.91%
As % of the System Software category 22.60% 23.21% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 120 103
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 5
Average hourly rate £21.25 £27.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.42% +58.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.75 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £33.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -15.78%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1093 965 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.28% 11.53% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 453 361
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 176 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire +28 73 £335 +3.07% 12
Berkshire -20 60 £375 +15.38% 36
Buckinghamshire +2 49 £350 -11.67% 8
Surrey -2 32 £300 +20.00% 16
West Sussex -3 8 £425 - 3
East Sussex -9 8 £363 -30.95%
Kent +10 7 £400 +18.51% 9
Oxfordshire -16 4 £288 -23.33% 11
Middlesex -4 2 £588 - 2
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 497 (100.00%) VMware
2 363 (73.04%) Windows
3 222 (44.67%) Active Directory
4 202 (40.64%) Microsoft
5 184 (37.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 159 (31.99%) Citrix
7 147 (29.58%) HP
8 128 (25.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 128 (25.75%) Security Cleared
9 127 (25.55%) Cisco
9 127 (25.55%) Linux
10 121 (24.35%) SAN
11 117 (23.54%) MS Exchange
12 99 (19.92%) SC Cleared
13 98 (19.72%) ITIL
14 89 (17.91%) vSphere
15 84 (16.90%) DNS
15 84 (16.90%) Firewall
16 82 (16.50%) SQL Server
17 80 (16.10%) Hyper-V
18 78 (15.69%) SCCM
19 77 (15.49%) SQL
20 76 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2010
21 72 (14.49%) NetApp
22 68 (13.68%) UNIX
23 67 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
24 66 (13.28%) Windows 7
25 64 (12.88%) Oracle
25 64 (12.88%) LAN
26 57 (11.47%) VMware ESX

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 117 (23.54%) MS Exchange
2 76 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (8.25%) SharePoint
4 30 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.23%) IIS
6 25 (5.03%) Apache
7 20 (4.02%) Lync
8 19 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.01%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.40%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
15 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
Applications
1 44 (8.85%) MS Office
1 44 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.21%) MS Project
4 3 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.61%) Office 365
3 4 (0.80%) IaaS
4 3 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (24.35%) SAN
2 84 (16.90%) DNS
2 84 (16.90%) Firewall
3 64 (12.88%) LAN
4 53 (10.66%) DHCP
5 51 (10.26%) WAN
6 35 (7.04%) TCP/IP
7 30 (6.04%) VPN
8 29 (5.84%) SMTP
9 28 (5.63%) iSCSI
9 28 (5.63%) Internet
10 20 (4.02%) HTTP
10 20 (4.02%) LDAP
11 19 (3.82%) Network Security
12 18 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (3.42%) VLAN
13 17 (3.42%) MPLS
14 15 (3.02%) NAS
15 14 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
16 13 (2.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.02%) MySQL
3 15 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.80%) DB2
7 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.40%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.80%) MSI
3 3 (0.60%) JIRA
3 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.20%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.20%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
5 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 42 (8.45%) Finance
2 34 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.62%) Banking
4 7 (1.41%) Military
5 6 (1.21%) Marketing
5 6 (1.21%) Japanese Language
5 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.80%) French Language
6 4 (0.80%) German Language
6 4 (0.80%) Italian Language
6 4 (0.80%) Publishing
7 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.60%) Legal
7 3 (0.60%) Back Office
8 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (13.48%) Support Engineer
2 66 (13.28%) Architect
3 57 (11.47%) Consultant
4 46 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (6.44%) Systems Engineer
6 27 (5.43%) Server Engineer
7 26 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 25 (5.03%) Analyst
9 24 (4.83%) Administrator
10 22 (4.43%) Technical Architect
10 22 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (3.02%) Technical Manager
12 15 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
13 14 (2.82%) Network Engineer
14 13 (2.62%) Technical Consultant
14 13 (2.62%) Technical Project Manager
14 13 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.62%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (2.21%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.02%) Middleware
2 13 (2.62%) .NET
3 10 (2.01%) Web Services
4 9 (1.81%) XML
5 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.80%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.80%) LAMP
6 3 (0.60%) JTAPI
6 3 (0.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.60%) WCF
6 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.40%) COM+
7 2 (0.40%) HTML
7 2 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.40%) SAML
7 2 (0.40%) VXML
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.20%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.84%) Clustering
2 18 (3.62%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.22%) Replication
4 7 (1.41%) CESG
4 7 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.21%) PKI
5 6 (1.21%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.01%) CLARiiON
6 5 (1.01%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.01%) Open Source
7 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (0.80%) HACMP
7 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.80%) EMC Centera
7 4 (0.80%) Handset
8 3 (0.60%) IVR
8 3 (0.60%) Firmware
8 3 (0.60%) PMI
8 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 363 (73.04%) Windows
2 184 (37.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 128 (25.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 127 (25.55%) Linux
5 68 (13.68%) UNIX
6 67 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (13.28%) Windows 7
8 34 (6.84%) Solaris
9 29 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (5.23%) Windows XP
11 17 (3.42%) AIX
12 12 (2.41%) CentOS
12 12 (2.41%) Ubuntu
12 12 (2.41%) SUSE
13 9 (1.81%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.41%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.01%) HPUX
16 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (19.72%) ITIL
2 57 (11.47%) Migration
3 53 (10.66%) Project Management
4 40 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (7.85%) Service Management
6 31 (6.24%) PRINCE2
7 28 (5.63%) Change Management
8 24 (4.83%) Change Control
9 21 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 17 (3.42%) Incident Management
10 17 (3.42%) Validation
10 17 (3.42%) Budget Control
11 16 (3.22%) Configuration Management
12 15 (3.02%) Network Management
13 14 (2.82%) ITIL V3
14 13 (2.62%) CRM
14 13 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
14 13 (2.62%) Release Management
15 12 (2.41%) Test Scripting
15 12 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (15.49%) SQL
2 47 (9.46%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.63%) Perl
4 16 (3.22%) Shell Script
5 13 (2.62%) VB
6 12 (2.41%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.41%) VBScript
7 10 (2.01%) Java
8 9 (1.81%) Python
8 9 (1.81%) PHP
9 7 (1.41%) Korn
10 6 (1.21%) Ruby
11 5 (1.01%) C
12 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.40%) VB6
13 1 (0.20%) ABAP
13 1 (0.20%) C#
13 1 (0.20%) C++
13 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 128 (25.75%) Security Cleared
2 99 (19.92%) SC Cleared
3 50 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (8.65%) DV Cleared
5 39 (7.85%) MCSE
6 28 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (4.02%) CCNA
9 15 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.82%) MCP
10 14 (2.82%) Degree
11 12 (2.41%) MCITP
12 9 (1.81%) MCSA
12 9 (1.81%) ISEB
13 7 (1.41%) CCNP
13 7 (1.41%) VCDX
13 7 (1.41%) VCAP
13 7 (1.41%) VCP5
14 6 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.23%) SLA
2 8 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.61%) QA
3 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 222 (44.67%) Active Directory
2 89 (17.91%) vSphere
3 80 (16.10%) Hyper-V
4 57 (11.47%) VMware ESX
5 43 (8.65%) XenApp
6 26 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (4.63%) NFS
8 21 (4.23%) XenDesktop
9 20 (4.02%) XenServer
10 17 (3.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 16 (3.22%) Terminal Services
12 13 (2.62%) vCloud
13 9 (1.81%) KVM
14 8 (1.61%) Xen
15 7 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (1.21%) VMware Server
17 5 (1.01%) ISA Server
17 5 (1.01%) Sendmail
18 4 (0.80%) UAG
Systems Management
1 78 (15.69%) SCCM
2 43 (8.65%) SCOM
3 34 (6.84%) NetBackup
4 24 (4.83%) WSUS
5 21 (4.23%) Backup Exec
6 19 (3.82%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (2.01%) HP Data Protector
10 9 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
11 6 (1.21%) ARCserve
11 6 (1.21%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.01%) HP UCMDB
12 5 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.80%) OpenView
13 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 497 (100.00%) VMware
2 202 (40.64%) Microsoft
3 159 (31.99%) Citrix
4 147 (29.58%) HP
5 127 (25.55%) Cisco
6 72 (14.49%) NetApp
7 64 (12.88%) Oracle
8 50 (10.06%) Red Hat
9 44 (8.85%) EMC
10 33 (6.64%) Symantec
11 31 (6.24%) IBM
12 30 (6.04%) McAfee
13 23 (4.63%) Lumension
14 22 (4.43%) Dell
15 21 (4.23%) CheckPoint
16 18 (3.62%) Brocade
17 15 (3.02%) Sun
18 14 (2.82%) F5
18 14 (2.82%) Remedy
19 12 (2.41%) Sophos
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Crawley
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago