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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 59 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 92 83 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.15% 2.62% 2.31%
As % of the System Software category 27.79% 27.39% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 42
Average daily rate £350 £380 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +65.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £20.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £24.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £29.38 £17.27
% change year-on-year
+46.38% +70.14%
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
331 303 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.34% 9.56% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 143 111
Average daily rate £330 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 37
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £30.00 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +22 38 £348 -2.11% 2
Gloucestershire +9 21 £354 +121.09% 14
Bristol -15 15 £235 -47.77% 11
Dorset +3 4 - - 6
Devon -5 4 £190 -13.63% 2
Somerset -4 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (100.00%) VMware
2 138 (82.63%) Windows
3 95 (56.89%) Active Directory
4 76 (45.51%) Microsoft
5 66 (39.52%) Windows Server
6 57 (34.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (31.14%) Linux
8 45 (26.95%) Cisco
9 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (25.15%) vSphere
10 42 (25.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (23.95%) Security Cleared
11 40 (23.95%) ITIL
12 37 (22.16%) HP
13 34 (20.36%) DNS
14 33 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (18.56%) Windows 7
16 30 (17.96%) DHCP
17 29 (17.37%) VMware ESXi
18 28 (16.77%) Hyper-V
18 28 (16.77%) DevOps
18 28 (16.77%) MS Exchange
19 27 (16.17%) Citrix
19 27 (16.17%) Puppet
20 26 (15.57%) Jenkins
20 26 (15.57%) SAN
20 26 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (14.97%) Configuration Management
21 25 (14.97%) Bash Shell
22 24 (14.37%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 28 (16.77%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.38%) Skype for Business
5 10 (5.99%) OpenStack
5 10 (5.99%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.59%) nginx
8 5 (2.99%) Apache
8 5 (2.99%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.40%) IIS
10 3 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.80%) Eucalyptus
10 3 (1.80%) JBoss
11 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.20%) Jetty
11 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.58%) MS Office
3 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.19%) Office 365
3 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.20%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.36%) DNS
2 30 (17.96%) DHCP
3 26 (15.57%) SAN
4 19 (11.38%) Firewall
5 13 (7.78%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.59%) VoIP
7 10 (5.99%) Ethernet
7 10 (5.99%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (5.39%) LAN
9 8 (4.79%) Skype
9 8 (4.79%) SSL
10 7 (4.19%) WAN
11 6 (3.59%) Internet
11 6 (3.59%) NAS
11 6 (3.59%) Unified Communications
11 6 (3.59%) VPN
12 5 (2.99%) HTTP
12 5 (2.99%) HTTPS
13 4 (2.40%) Network Security
13 4 (2.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.40%) Redis
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.60%) DTS
4 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Jenkins
2 23 (13.77%) Git (software)
3 16 (9.58%) Maven
4 5 (2.99%) Subversion
5 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.60%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (8.38%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Back Office
3 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.40%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (11.98%) VMware Engineer
2 16 (9.58%) 3rd Line Support
3 15 (8.98%) Architect
4 14 (8.38%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (7.78%) Administrator
5 13 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Support Technician
11 5 (2.99%) Windows Administrator
11 5 (2.99%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.58%) MCollective
2 9 (5.39%) Web Services
3 8 (4.79%) .NET
4 5 (2.99%) Middleware
5 4 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.80%) J2EE
6 3 (1.80%) Java EE
6 3 (1.80%) WCF
7 2 (1.20%) Servlets
7 2 (1.20%) SOAP
8 1 (0.60%) COM
8 1 (0.60%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.19%) Fat Client
2 12 (7.19%) Thin Client
3 11 (6.59%) Replication
4 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) HP Storage
5 5 (2.99%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.80%) Statistics
8 2 (1.20%) CESG
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.20%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.60%) CCTV
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 138 (82.63%) Windows
2 66 (39.52%) Windows Server
3 57 (34.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (31.14%) Linux
5 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (25.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (18.56%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.39%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.19%) CentOS
9 7 (4.19%) Unix
10 4 (2.40%) Fedora
10 4 (2.40%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.60%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.95%) ITIL
2 33 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.77%) DevOps
4 26 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (14.97%) Configuration Management
6 22 (13.17%) Migration
7 19 (11.38%) Scrum
8 18 (10.78%) Service Management
9 16 (9.58%) Build Automation
10 13 (7.78%) Incident Management
11 12 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (5.99%) Data Protection
12 10 (5.99%) Open Source
12 10 (5.99%) PRINCE
12 10 (5.99%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (5.99%) Service Delivery
13 8 (4.79%) Information Security
14 6 (3.59%) Knowledge Management
14 6 (3.59%) Patch Management
14 6 (3.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.97%) Bash Shell
2 24 (14.37%) PowerShell
3 22 (13.17%) Ruby
4 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.38%) SQL
6 10 (5.99%) Python
7 9 (5.39%) Java
8 7 (4.19%) Perl
9 6 (3.59%) C#
10 4 (2.40%) VB
10 4 (2.40%) VBScript
11 3 (1.80%) C
12 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (23.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.18%) DV Cleared
2 17 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (7.19%) MCSA
5 11 (6.59%) MCSE
5 11 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.79%) CCNA
8 4 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.40%) Degree
9 2 (1.20%) CCNP
9 2 (1.20%) ISEB
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.60%) CCDA
10 1 (0.60%) MCITP
10 1 (0.60%) MCP
10 1 (0.60%) MCTS
10 1 (0.60%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.99%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.80%) SLA
4 2 (1.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (56.89%) Active Directory
2 42 (25.15%) vSphere
3 29 (17.37%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (16.77%) Hyper-V
5 24 (14.37%) VMware ESX
6 13 (7.78%) XenApp
7 8 (4.79%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.99%) KVM
9 4 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.80%) Firmware
10 3 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.80%) Xen
11 2 (1.20%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.20%) vCloud
11 2 (1.20%) XenServer
12 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 27 (16.17%) Puppet
2 24 (14.37%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (8.98%) SCCM
4 10 (5.99%) NetBackup
5 9 (5.39%) WSUS
6 7 (4.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (3.59%) Nagios
8 5 (2.99%) Ansible
8 5 (2.99%) Ganglia
8 5 (2.99%) Graphite
8 5 (2.99%) Kibana
8 5 (2.99%) Riemann
9 4 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.40%) Windows Intune
10 3 (1.80%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (1.20%) SCDPM
11 2 (1.20%) SCOM
11 2 (1.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 167 (100.00%) VMware
2 76 (45.51%) Microsoft
3 45 (26.95%) Cisco
4 37 (22.16%) HP
5 27 (16.17%) Citrix
6 16 (9.58%) NetApp
7 13 (7.78%) Symantec
8 10 (5.99%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.99%) Sophos
9 7 (4.19%) Dell
10 6 (3.59%) EMC
10 6 (3.59%) Hitachi
10 6 (3.59%) Veeam
11 5 (2.99%) IBM
11 5 (2.99%) Oracle
12 4 (2.40%) AppSense
12 4 (2.40%) CA
12 4 (2.40%) CommVault
12 4 (2.40%) Polycom
12 4 (2.40%) Wyse
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