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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 67 53 84
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +31
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 69 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.32% 2.60% 1.62%
As % of the System Software category 21.90% 25.93% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £456 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +16.21%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
315 216 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.58% 10.04% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 130 114
Average daily rate £353 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.55 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £23.75 £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 23 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
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 23 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 -9 29 £400 +39.13% 9
Gloucestershire -9 10 £338 - 6
Devon -16 9 £175 -36.36% 3
Dorset +11 7 £450 +5.88% 5
Somerset -17 6 £293 +6.36% 15
Wiltshire -5 2 - - 6
Cornwall - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 174 (100.00%) VMware
2 133 (76.44%) Windows
3 81 (46.55%) Microsoft
4 69 (39.66%) Linux
5 64 (36.78%) Firewall
6 54 (31.03%) ITIL
7 45 (25.86%) Active Directory
8 44 (25.29%) Citrix
9 42 (24.14%) Red Hat
9 42 (24.14%) Security Cleared
9 42 (24.14%) Windows 7
10 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (22.41%) MS Excel
12 37 (21.26%) Capacity Planning
13 35 (20.11%) Perl
13 35 (20.11%) Cisco
13 35 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (20.11%) Ruby
14 34 (19.54%) SAN
15 32 (18.39%) SC Cleared
16 31 (17.82%) VPN
17 29 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
18 28 (16.09%) MCP
18 28 (16.09%) Debian
19 27 (15.52%) Ubuntu
19 27 (15.52%) Service Management
20 26 (14.94%) SLA
20 26 (14.94%) Puppet
21 25 (14.37%) DNS
21 25 (14.37%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 23 (13.22%) Apache
2 21 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 14 (8.05%) nginx
5 11 (6.32%) Confluence
5 11 (6.32%) MediaWiki
6 9 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.45%) IIS
8 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.30%) Drupal
9 4 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.72%) Lync
10 3 (1.72%) Moodle
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.32%) MS Office
3 4 (2.30%) MS Project
3 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.57%) Summit
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.30%) Office 365
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (36.78%) Firewall
2 34 (19.54%) SAN
3 31 (17.82%) VPN
4 25 (14.37%) DNS
5 24 (13.79%) TCP/IP
6 23 (13.22%) DHCP
7 20 (11.49%) LDAP
8 18 (10.34%) LAN
8 18 (10.34%) Network Security
9 17 (9.77%) WAN
10 16 (9.20%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (6.90%) IPsec
12 11 (6.32%) OSPF
12 11 (6.32%) BGP
12 11 (6.32%) EIGRP
12 11 (6.32%) IPv6
13 10 (5.75%) NAS
14 7 (4.02%) Internet
15 5 (2.87%) SNMP
15 5 (2.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.62%) MySQL
1 15 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (7.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.57%) DTS
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (8.62%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.47%) Hudson
2 13 (7.47%) JIRA
2 13 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.32%) Subversion
4 6 (3.45%) MSI
5 2 (1.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (12.64%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.92%) Front Office
2 19 (10.92%) Back Office
3 13 (7.47%) Finance
4 5 (2.87%) Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
5 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (11.49%) Linux Engineer
3 19 (10.92%) Administrator
3 19 (10.92%) Analyst
4 17 (9.77%) Consultant
4 17 (9.77%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (8.62%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.05%) Linux Administrator
6 14 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) Network Support
8 10 (5.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.75%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Lead Network Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Windows Support Engineer
11 6 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.22%) LAMP
2 6 (3.45%) Web Services
3 4 (2.30%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Thin Client
1 24 (13.79%) Fat Client
2 21 (12.07%) Management Information System
3 20 (11.49%) Statistics
4 11 (6.32%) Wiki
5 8 (4.60%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.45%) iPad
7 4 (2.30%) Clustering
8 3 (1.72%) VLE
8 3 (1.72%) AS400
8 3 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.72%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.15%) Celerra
9 2 (1.15%) Replication
9 2 (1.15%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 133 (76.44%) Windows
2 69 (39.66%) Linux
3 42 (24.14%) Windows 7
4 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (16.09%) Debian
7 27 (15.52%) Ubuntu
8 23 (13.22%) CentOS
9 20 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (10.34%) Solaris
11 17 (9.77%) UNIX
12 14 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (6.90%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.72%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.03%) ITIL
2 37 (21.26%) Capacity Planning
3 27 (15.52%) Service Management
4 24 (13.79%) DevOps
5 23 (13.22%) Service Delivery
6 22 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (12.07%) ITSM
8 20 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
10 13 (7.47%) PRINCE2
11 11 (6.32%) Data Modelling
11 11 (6.32%) Workflow
12 10 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.75%) Project Management
12 10 (5.75%) Build Automation
13 8 (4.60%) Time Management
13 8 (4.60%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (4.02%) Migration
15 6 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.11%) Perl
1 35 (20.11%) Ruby
2 25 (14.37%) PHP
3 24 (13.79%) Bash Shell
4 23 (13.22%) Java
5 19 (10.92%) SQL
6 15 (8.62%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.32%) Python
8 8 (4.60%) VB
9 6 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.30%) VBScript
11 2 (1.15%) C
12 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 29 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (16.09%) MCP
5 20 (11.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 17 (9.77%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (6.90%) Degree
8 10 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (5.17%) MCSE
10 6 (3.45%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.72%) CISSP
12 3 (1.72%) MCSA
12 3 (1.72%) CCNP
13 2 (1.15%) CCNA
13 2 (1.15%) VCP5
13 2 (1.15%) MCITP
14 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.57%) CCA
14 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.94%) SLA
2 6 (3.45%) QA
3 4 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 45 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.22%) vSphere
3 21 (12.07%) XenServer
4 17 (9.77%) NFS
4 17 (9.77%) Samba
5 16 (9.20%) Postfix
6 15 (8.62%) XenApp
7 12 (6.90%) Hyper-V
8 9 (5.17%) VMware ESX
8 9 (5.17%) XenDesktop
8 9 (5.17%) vCloud
9 8 (4.60%) VMware Server
10 5 (2.87%) qmail
10 5 (2.87%) Squid
11 4 (2.30%) Xen
11 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (2.30%) ISA Server
11 4 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.72%) Sendmail
12 3 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (14.94%) Puppet
2 17 (9.77%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (8.62%) ZABBIX
3 15 (8.62%) SCCM
4 10 (5.75%) Salt
5 8 (4.60%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.87%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.72%) WSUS
8 2 (1.15%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.57%) OpenView
9 1 (0.57%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.57%) SCOM
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 174 (100.00%) VMware
2 81 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 44 (25.29%) Citrix
4 42 (24.14%) Red Hat
5 35 (20.11%) Cisco
6 20 (11.49%) CheckPoint
7 17 (9.77%) HP
8 12 (6.90%) NetApp
8 12 (6.90%) AppSense
9 10 (5.75%) Oracle
10 9 (5.17%) EMC
10 9 (5.17%) Symantec
11 8 (4.60%) Apple
12 4 (2.30%) Altiris
12 4 (2.30%) FalconStor
12 4 (2.30%) Nortel
12 4 (2.30%) Avaya
12 4 (2.30%) Juniper
12 4 (2.30%) IBM
12 4 (2.30%) 3PAR
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