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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 84 51 96
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +45
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 187 274 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.03% 3.23% 1.84%
As % of the System Software category 18.42% 24.38% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 163 82
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £152 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £449 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -41.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.10 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £21.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +14.86%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1015 1124 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.02% 13.26% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 560 350
Average daily rate £325 £335 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 146 138
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Hampshire -7 74 £365 -13.09% 16
Berkshire -21 41 £350 +7.69% 29
Surrey -19 31 £335 +11.66% 19
Buckinghamshire -17 20 £400 +3.22% 3
Oxfordshire +3 5 £314 -16.33% 12
Middlesex -9 5 £345 +2.22% 1
West Sussex -9 4 £250 -34.21% 9
Kent -17 4 £350 +105.88% 4
East Sussex -7 3 £375 -6.25% 4
Sussex - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 432 (100.00%) VMware
2 297 (68.75%) Windows
3 170 (39.35%) Active Directory
4 162 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 161 (37.27%) Microsoft
6 148 (34.26%) Security Cleared
7 112 (25.93%) Citrix
7 112 (25.93%) Linux
8 108 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 105 (24.31%) HP
10 97 (22.45%) Cisco
10 97 (22.45%) SC Cleared
11 92 (21.30%) SAN
12 85 (19.68%) MS Exchange
13 81 (18.75%) ITIL
14 80 (18.52%) UNIX
15 68 (15.74%) Firewall
15 68 (15.74%) Hyper-V
16 63 (14.58%) SQL
16 63 (14.58%) NetApp
17 56 (12.96%) vSphere
18 55 (12.73%) DV Cleared
18 55 (12.73%) Oracle
18 55 (12.73%) VMware ESX
19 54 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 52 (12.04%) LAN
21 49 (11.34%) WAN
21 49 (11.34%) Red Hat
21 49 (11.34%) Windows 7
22 48 (11.11%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 85 (19.68%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (7.64%) SharePoint
4 28 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (6.02%) Apache
6 19 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.40%) Lync
7 17 (3.94%) IIS
8 16 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.78%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.85%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.85%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.16%) Node.js
15 4 (0.93%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.69%) Documentum
17 2 (0.46%) CICS
Applications
1 48 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 40 (9.26%) MS Office
3 13 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.85%) MS Project
5 7 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.16%) Office 365
5 4 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.69%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.46%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (21.30%) SAN
2 68 (15.74%) Firewall
3 52 (12.04%) LAN
4 49 (11.34%) WAN
5 40 (9.26%) DNS
6 33 (7.64%) TCP/IP
6 33 (7.64%) iSCSI
7 26 (6.02%) Internet
8 25 (5.79%) LDAP
9 23 (5.32%) DHCP
10 20 (4.63%) NAS
11 18 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (4.17%) SMTP
12 15 (3.47%) VPN
13 12 (2.78%) VLAN
13 12 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (2.78%) Network Security
14 10 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (2.31%) IPsec
14 10 (2.31%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.01%) MySQL
3 12 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.16%) SQLPlus
6 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.46%) OLTP
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.85%) MSI
3 6 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.16%) JIRA
4 5 (1.16%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.93%) RSpec
5 4 (0.93%) Selenium
5 4 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.93%) Maven
5 4 (0.93%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.93%) Ant
6 3 (0.69%) Gradle
6 3 (0.69%) Grunt
6 3 (0.69%) Mockito
7 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 31 (7.18%) Finance
2 26 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.78%) Military
4 7 (1.62%) Retail
5 5 (1.16%) Billing
5 5 (1.16%) Publishing
6 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.93%) Marketing
6 4 (0.93%) Banking
7 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Electronics
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (15.28%) Architect
2 49 (11.34%) Support Engineer
3 45 (10.42%) Consultant
4 37 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
6 29 (6.71%) Analyst
7 18 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 17 (3.94%) Technical Architect
8 17 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.47%) Administrator
11 14 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (2.78%) Server Engineer
13 11 (2.55%) Server Analyst
13 11 (2.55%) Systems Support
14 10 (2.31%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.31%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (2.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 9 (2.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.40%) Web Services
2 10 (2.31%) LAMP
3 6 (1.39%) .NET
3 6 (1.39%) SOAP
4 5 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (0.93%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.93%) SAML
6 3 (0.69%) RESTful
6 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (0.69%) PostGIS
6 3 (0.69%) Ajax
6 3 (0.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.69%) JSON
6 3 (0.69%) Spring MVC
6 3 (0.69%) WCF
6 3 (0.69%) jQuery
6 3 (0.69%) JPA
6 3 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.64%) Clustering
2 18 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 14 (3.24%) PKI
4 12 (2.78%) Replication
5 10 (2.31%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.31%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.08%) Open Source
7 7 (1.62%) CESG
8 6 (1.39%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.39%) HACMP
9 5 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.93%) CLARiiON
10 4 (0.93%) EMC Centera
10 4 (0.93%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.93%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.69%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 297 (68.75%) Windows
2 162 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (25.93%) Linux
4 108 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (18.52%) UNIX
6 49 (11.34%) Windows 7
7 40 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (6.48%) Windows XP
10 25 (5.79%) Solaris
11 20 (4.63%) CentOS
12 17 (3.94%) AIX
13 16 (3.70%) Windows Vista
14 13 (3.01%) Ubuntu
15 10 (2.31%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (2.31%) Windows 2000
16 9 (2.08%) Windows 8
17 8 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.93%) Windows NT
19 3 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.75%) ITIL
2 43 (9.95%) Migration
3 37 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (5.09%) PRINCE2
5 20 (4.63%) Change Management
6 19 (4.40%) Project Management
7 17 (3.94%) Service Management
7 17 (3.94%) Configuration Management
8 16 (3.70%) Test Scripting
9 15 (3.47%) Service Delivery
9 15 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (3.24%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (3.01%) Change Control
11 13 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (3.01%) Unit Testing
12 11 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (2.55%) Validation
12 11 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (2.55%) Business Continuity
13 10 (2.31%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (14.58%) SQL
2 37 (8.56%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.40%) Java
4 14 (3.24%) Perl
5 12 (2.78%) C
5 12 (2.78%) VBScript
6 11 (2.55%) PHP
7 8 (1.85%) Python
7 8 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.62%) VB
8 7 (1.62%) Ruby
9 6 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.69%) Korn
11 3 (0.69%) C++
12 2 (0.46%) Groovy
12 2 (0.46%) VB6
12 2 (0.46%) C#
13 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (34.26%) Security Cleared
2 97 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 55 (12.73%) DV Cleared
4 54 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (10.19%) MCSE
6 28 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (4.17%) Degree
9 16 (3.70%) CCNA
10 15 (3.47%) MCP
11 11 (2.55%) MCITP
12 9 (2.08%) MCSA
13 7 (1.62%) VCP5
14 6 (1.39%) CCNP
14 6 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.16%) MCTS
15 5 (1.16%) VCAP
16 4 (0.93%) VCP4
16 4 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.09%) SLA
2 6 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.39%) QA
2 6 (1.39%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 170 (39.35%) Active Directory
2 68 (15.74%) Hyper-V
3 56 (12.96%) vSphere
4 55 (12.73%) VMware ESX
5 34 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (7.64%) XenApp
7 24 (5.56%) NFS
8 23 (5.32%) Terminal Services
9 18 (4.17%) XenServer
10 17 (3.94%) vCloud
11 13 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (2.31%) XenDesktop
13 9 (2.08%) Sendmail
14 8 (1.85%) Postfix
14 8 (1.85%) Squid
14 8 (1.85%) Xen
15 7 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.16%) OCFS2
17 4 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 43 (9.95%) SCCM
2 30 (6.94%) Backup Exec
3 26 (6.02%) McAfee ePO
4 24 (5.56%) SCOM
5 16 (3.70%) WSUS
5 16 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (2.78%) Puppet
7 11 (2.55%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (2.31%) Tivoli
8 10 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 9 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.39%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.93%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 432 (100.00%) VMware
2 161 (37.27%) Microsoft
3 112 (25.93%) Citrix
4 105 (24.31%) HP
5 97 (22.45%) Cisco
6 63 (14.58%) NetApp
7 55 (12.73%) Oracle
8 49 (11.34%) Red Hat
9 47 (10.88%) EMC
10 29 (6.71%) IBM
10 29 (6.71%) McAfee
11 22 (5.09%) Sophos
11 22 (5.09%) Lumension
12 17 (3.94%) Symantec
13 15 (3.47%) CheckPoint
13 15 (3.47%) Dell
14 14 (3.24%) Sun
14 14 (3.24%) Juniper
15 12 (2.78%) 3PAR
16 11 (2.55%) Brocade
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.59 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £365.3 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £379.12 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £325 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago