The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 21 November 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 67 42 61
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 78 91 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.37% 4.07% 2.52%
As % of the System Software category 23.35% 36.40% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 34
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£225 £281 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
VMware Infrastructure
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
334 250 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.15% 11.18% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 122 133
Average daily rate £330 £283 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 49 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +28.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 21 November 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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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
Devon -8 20 £175 +6.06% 3
Gloucestershire -22 15 £175 -38.59% 5
Wiltshire -20 12 £420 +8.38% 8
Somerset -19 11 £250 -7.83% 5
Dorset +6 10 £375 -11.76% 7
Bristol -15 7 £225 -22.41% 9
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 168 (100.00%) VMware
2 123 (73.21%) Windows
3 74 (44.05%) Microsoft
4 69 (41.07%) Firewall
5 61 (36.31%) Linux
6 52 (30.95%) Cisco
6 52 (30.95%) Active Directory
7 50 (29.76%) Citrix
8 44 (26.19%) MS Excel
9 37 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 33 (19.64%) CheckPoint
12 32 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (19.05%) SharePoint
13 31 (18.45%) DNS
14 29 (17.26%) VPN
14 29 (17.26%) ITIL
14 29 (17.26%) Perl
14 29 (17.26%) Thin Client
14 29 (17.26%) Fat Client
15 28 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
15 28 (16.67%) Red Hat
15 28 (16.67%) Solaris
16 27 (16.07%) PHP
16 27 (16.07%) SLA
16 27 (16.07%) Bash Shell
17 26 (15.48%) Apache
17 26 (15.48%) SQL
18 25 (14.88%) Puppet
19 24 (14.29%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 32 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 26 (15.48%) Apache
3 23 (13.69%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.36%) nginx
6 7 (4.17%) Confluence
6 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.17%) MediaWiki
6 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.17%) IIS
7 6 (3.57%) Lync
8 3 (1.79%) Drupal
8 3 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.79%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (1.79%) Moodle
9 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 44 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Summit
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.98%) Office 365
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (41.07%) Firewall
2 31 (18.45%) DNS
3 29 (17.26%) VPN
4 28 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 19 (11.31%) LAN
5 19 (11.31%) WAN
6 17 (10.12%) DHCP
6 17 (10.12%) SAN
7 13 (7.74%) TCP/IP
7 13 (7.74%) LDAP
8 9 (5.36%) Network Security
9 8 (4.76%) OSPF
9 8 (4.76%) BGP
9 8 (4.76%) IPsec
10 7 (4.17%) SSH
10 7 (4.17%) EIGRP
10 7 (4.17%) HTTPS
10 7 (4.17%) IPv6
11 5 (2.98%) PuTTY
12 4 (2.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.33%) MySQL
1 14 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.55%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.98%) JasperReports
5 5 (2.98%) Ingres
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.36%) JIRA
3 8 (4.76%) Hudson
3 8 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.17%) Subversion
5 5 (2.98%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.19%) MSI
7 1 (0.60%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (5.36%) Finance
2 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.57%) Banking
4 4 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.19%) Marketing
5 2 (1.19%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (14.88%) Consultant
3 21 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 18 (10.71%) Analyst
5 16 (9.52%) Architect
5 16 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.33%) Administrator
7 13 (7.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.14%) Server Engineer
8 12 (7.14%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.95%) Technical Consultant
11 9 (5.36%) Support Analyst
11 9 (5.36%) Citrix Consultant
11 9 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 6 (3.57%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.71%) LAMP
2 11 (6.55%) Web Services
3 6 (3.57%) HTML
3 6 (3.57%) JDBC
3 6 (3.57%) Laravel
4 5 (2.98%) DAO
4 5 (2.98%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.98%) CSS
4 5 (2.98%) CGI
5 3 (1.79%) Middleware
5 3 (1.79%) Java EE
5 3 (1.79%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.60%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.60%) Flash
6 1 (0.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Thin Client
1 29 (17.26%) Fat Client
2 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.74%) Clustering
4 8 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.17%) Wiki
6 6 (3.57%) Replication
7 5 (2.98%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.98%) iPad
8 3 (1.79%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.79%) VLE
9 2 (1.19%) Statistics
9 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.60%) DTV
10 1 (0.60%) NHS
10 1 (0.60%) Handset
10 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 123 (73.21%) Windows
2 61 (36.31%) Linux
3 37 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (16.67%) Solaris
6 22 (13.10%) CentOS
7 21 (12.50%) Debian
7 21 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 18 (10.71%) UNIX
9 17 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 12 (7.14%) Windows XP
11 11 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (4.17%) VMS
13 5 (2.98%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.79%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (1.19%) Android
15 2 (1.19%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 7
16 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.26%) ITIL
2 19 (11.31%) Migration
3 18 (10.71%) DevOps
4 17 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.14%) Build Automation
7 10 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (5.36%) Change Control
9 8 (4.76%) Business Continuity
9 8 (4.76%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.17%) OO
10 7 (4.17%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.17%) Validation
10 7 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.17%) Database Theory
10 7 (4.17%) Relational Database Theory
11 6 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.26%) Perl
2 27 (16.07%) PHP
2 27 (16.07%) Bash Shell
3 26 (15.48%) SQL
4 24 (14.29%) Java
5 22 (13.10%) Ruby
6 7 (4.17%) Korn
7 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.98%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.79%) Python
8 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.19%) VBScript
9 2 (1.19%) VB
9 2 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.31%) ITIL Certification
3 17 (10.12%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.76%) Degree
7 7 (4.17%) MCSE
8 6 (3.57%) CCNP
9 4 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.38%) CCA
9 4 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.79%) MCP
10 3 (1.79%) CCNA
10 3 (1.79%) CCEE
10 3 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.19%) CCAA
11 2 (1.19%) VCP5
11 2 (1.19%) MCITP
11 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.07%) SLA
2 7 (4.17%) QA
3 4 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.79%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.69%) Hyper-V
2 23 (13.69%) XenApp
3 20 (11.90%) XenServer
4 18 (10.71%) vSphere
5 16 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 14 (8.33%) NFS
7 12 (7.14%) Samba
8 11 (6.55%) Postfix
9 7 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.98%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.79%) Squid
11 3 (1.79%) Xen
11 3 (1.79%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.79%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.79%) qmail
11 3 (1.79%) KVM
12 2 (1.19%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.19%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (14.88%) Puppet
2 13 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.14%) Salt
4 10 (5.95%) ZABBIX
5 9 (5.36%) SCCM
6 7 (4.17%) WSUS
7 2 (1.19%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.19%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.60%) Nessus
8 1 (0.60%) OpenView
8 1 (0.60%) SCOM
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 168 (100.00%) VMware
2 74 (44.05%) Microsoft
3 52 (30.95%) Cisco
4 50 (29.76%) Citrix
5 33 (19.64%) CheckPoint
6 28 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 18 (10.71%) NetApp
8 17 (10.12%) HP
9 9 (5.36%) Oracle
9 9 (5.36%) EMC
9 9 (5.36%) AppSense
10 7 (4.17%) Symantec
10 7 (4.17%) Apple
11 6 (3.57%) Sophos
12 5 (2.98%) McAfee
13 4 (2.38%) Brocade
13 4 (2.38%) Juniper
13 4 (2.38%) ProCurve
14 3 (1.79%) Dell
14 3 (1.79%) Remedy
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