The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 West 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 65 56 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +29
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 75 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.65% 2.76% 1.52%
As % of the System Software category 22.80% 26.24% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 24
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +10.38%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
329 221 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.65% 10.52% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 131 103
Average daily rate £353 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £223 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 28 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.21 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.63 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware Infrastructure
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 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
Bristol -1 30 £400 +3.22% 17
Somerset -12 11 £293 +6.36% 2
Dorset +10 9 £450 +5.88% 5
Devon -5 9 £175 -34.57% 4
Gloucestershire -8 9 £425 -19.04% 6
Wiltshire -18 1 - - 8
Cornwall - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 170 (100.00%) VMware
2 129 (75.88%) Windows
3 79 (46.47%) Microsoft
4 67 (39.41%) Linux
5 59 (34.71%) Firewall
6 55 (32.35%) ITIL
7 43 (25.29%) Active Directory
7 43 (25.29%) Citrix
8 41 (24.12%) Red Hat
8 41 (24.12%) Security Cleared
8 41 (24.12%) Windows 7
9 40 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (21.76%) Capacity Planning
10 37 (21.76%) MS Excel
11 35 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (20.00%) SAN
13 33 (19.41%) Perl
13 33 (19.41%) Ruby
14 32 (18.82%) SC Cleared
15 31 (18.24%) Cisco
16 30 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (16.47%) VPN
17 28 (16.47%) MCP
18 27 (15.88%) Service Management
18 27 (15.88%) Debian
19 26 (15.29%) Ubuntu
20 25 (14.71%) SLA
20 25 (14.71%) Puppet
21 24 (14.12%) PHP
22 23 (13.53%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 22 (12.94%) Apache
2 20 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 14 (8.24%) nginx
5 11 (6.47%) Confluence
5 11 (6.47%) MediaWiki
6 8 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.94%) IIS
7 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.35%) Drupal
8 4 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.76%) Lync
9 3 (1.76%) Moodle
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (21.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.06%) MS Office
3 4 (2.35%) MS Project
3 4 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) assyst
2 1 (0.59%) Summit
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.35%) Office 365
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (34.71%) Firewall
2 34 (20.00%) SAN
3 28 (16.47%) VPN
4 23 (13.53%) DNS
5 22 (12.94%) TCP/IP
5 22 (12.94%) DHCP
6 19 (11.18%) LDAP
7 18 (10.59%) LAN
7 18 (10.59%) Network Security
8 17 (10.00%) WAN
9 15 (8.82%) Cisco PIX
10 12 (7.06%) IPsec
11 11 (6.47%) OSPF
11 11 (6.47%) BGP
11 11 (6.47%) EIGRP
11 11 (6.47%) IPv6
12 10 (5.88%) NAS
13 7 (4.12%) Internet
14 4 (2.35%) SNMP
14 4 (2.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.82%) MySQL
2 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (7.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.59%) DTS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.65%) Hudson
2 13 (7.65%) JIRA
2 13 (7.65%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.47%) Subversion
4 6 (3.53%) MSI
5 2 (1.18%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (12.94%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.18%) Front Office
2 19 (11.18%) Back Office
3 13 (7.65%) Finance
4 5 (2.94%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.18%) Analyst
2 19 (11.18%) Linux Engineer
3 18 (10.59%) Administrator
4 17 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (8.82%) Consultant
5 15 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.24%) Linux Administrator
7 13 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.06%) Network Support
9 10 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.88%) Network Engineer
9 10 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Storage Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Architect
11 7 (4.12%) Lead Network Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Windows Support Engineer
12 6 (3.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.94%) LAMP
2 5 (2.94%) Web Services
3 4 (2.35%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.53%) Thin Client
1 23 (13.53%) Fat Client
2 21 (12.35%) Management Information System
3 20 (11.76%) Statistics
4 11 (6.47%) Wiki
5 7 (4.12%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.53%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.94%) iPad
8 4 (2.35%) Clustering
9 3 (1.76%) VLE
9 3 (1.76%) AS400
9 3 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.18%) Celerra
10 2 (1.18%) Replication
10 2 (1.18%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 129 (75.88%) Windows
2 67 (39.41%) Linux
3 41 (24.12%) Windows 7
4 40 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (15.88%) Debian
7 26 (15.29%) Ubuntu
8 21 (12.35%) CentOS
9 19 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (10.00%) UNIX
10 17 (10.00%) Solaris
11 14 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (7.06%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.76%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.35%) ITIL
2 37 (21.76%) Capacity Planning
3 27 (15.88%) Service Management
4 23 (13.53%) Service Delivery
4 23 (13.53%) DevOps
5 21 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (12.35%) ITSM
6 20 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (10.59%) Risk Analysis
8 14 (8.24%) PRINCE2
9 11 (6.47%) Data Modelling
9 11 (6.47%) Workflow
10 10 (5.88%) Project Management
11 9 (5.29%) Build Automation
11 9 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.71%) Time Management
13 7 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (3.53%) Migration
14 6 (3.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.41%) Perl
1 33 (19.41%) Ruby
2 24 (14.12%) PHP
3 23 (13.53%) Bash Shell
4 22 (12.94%) Java
5 19 (11.18%) SQL
6 15 (8.82%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.47%) Python
8 8 (4.71%) VB
9 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.35%) VBScript
11 2 (1.18%) C
12 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (24.12%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.82%) SC Cleared
3 30 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (16.47%) MCP
5 17 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (6.47%) Degree
7 10 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (5.88%) MCSE
8 5 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.35%) MCSA
9 4 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.76%) CISSP
11 2 (1.18%) CCNP
11 2 (1.18%) CCNA
11 2 (1.18%) VCP5
11 2 (1.18%) MCITP
12 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.59%) CCA
12 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.71%) SLA
2 5 (2.94%) QA
3 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 43 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.94%) vSphere
3 20 (11.76%) XenServer
4 17 (10.00%) Samba
5 16 (9.41%) NFS
5 16 (9.41%) Postfix
6 14 (8.24%) XenApp
7 13 (7.65%) Hyper-V
8 10 (5.88%) vCloud
9 9 (5.29%) VMware ESX
10 8 (4.71%) VMware Server
10 8 (4.71%) XenDesktop
11 4 (2.35%) qmail
11 4 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.35%) Squid
11 4 (2.35%) Xen
11 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (2.35%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.76%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.76%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 25 (14.71%) Puppet
2 16 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (8.82%) ZABBIX
3 15 (8.82%) SCCM
4 9 (5.29%) Salt
5 8 (4.71%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.94%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.76%) WSUS
8 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.59%) OpenView
9 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.59%) SCOM
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 170 (100.00%) VMware
2 79 (46.47%) Microsoft
3 43 (25.29%) Citrix
4 41 (24.12%) Red Hat
5 31 (18.24%) Cisco
6 18 (10.59%) CheckPoint
7 16 (9.41%) HP
8 11 (6.47%) NetApp
8 11 (6.47%) AppSense
9 10 (5.88%) Oracle
10 9 (5.29%) EMC
10 9 (5.29%) Symantec
11 7 (4.12%) Apple
12 4 (2.35%) Altiris
12 4 (2.35%) FalconStor
12 4 (2.35%) Nortel
12 4 (2.35%) Avaya
12 4 (2.35%) Juniper
12 4 (2.35%) IBM
12 4 (2.35%) 3PAR
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