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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 66 62 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 81 51 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.46% 2.30% 1.82%
As % of the System Software category 23.48% 27.87% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 32
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£323 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £172 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +26.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.93% +13.15%
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
345 183 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.47% 8.24% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 100 140
Average daily rate £325 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 28
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.35 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -4 21 £365 +30.35% 14
Devon -10 16 £175 -46.96% 5
Wiltshire -14 14 £450 -5.26% 8
Gloucestershire -16 11 £325 +14.03% 5
Dorset +2 7 £375 +20.48% 7
Somerset -14 4 £284 +3.18% 12
Cornwall - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 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
2 130 (76.47%) Windows
3 80 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 68 (40.00%) Firewall
5 67 (39.41%) Linux
6 47 (27.65%) ITIL
6 47 (27.65%) Citrix
7 45 (26.47%) MS Excel
8 44 (25.88%) Cisco
9 42 (24.71%) Active Directory
10 39 (22.94%) Perl
10 39 (22.94%) Security Cleared
11 38 (22.35%) Red Hat
12 37 (21.76%) Ruby
13 36 (21.18%) VPN
14 35 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 33 (19.41%) SLA
15 33 (19.41%) Apache
15 33 (19.41%) Windows 7
16 32 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
16 32 (18.82%) Capacity Planning
16 32 (18.82%) PHP
17 31 (18.24%) Bash Shell
17 31 (18.24%) Puppet
18 29 (17.06%) DNS
18 29 (17.06%) Debian
19 28 (16.47%) Ubuntu
20 27 (15.88%) Java
20 27 (15.88%) CheckPoint
20 27 (15.88%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 33 (19.41%) Apache
2 24 (14.12%) SharePoint
2 24 (14.12%) MS Exchange
3 16 (9.41%) nginx
4 13 (7.65%) Confluence
4 13 (7.65%) MediaWiki
5 9 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.12%) IIS
7 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.53%) Lync
8 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.76%) Drupal
10 3 (1.76%) Moodle
11 1 (0.59%) Eucalyptus
11 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 45 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) 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 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.35%) Office 365
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (40.00%) Firewall
2 36 (21.18%) VPN
3 29 (17.06%) DNS
4 23 (13.53%) LDAP
4 23 (13.53%) Cisco PIX
5 21 (12.35%) LAN
5 21 (12.35%) WAN
6 15 (8.82%) DHCP
6 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 15 (8.82%) SAN
6 15 (8.82%) Network Security
7 14 (8.24%) IPsec
8 13 (7.65%) IPv6
8 13 (7.65%) OSPF
8 13 (7.65%) BGP
8 13 (7.65%) EIGRP
9 7 (4.12%) SNMP
9 7 (4.12%) SMTP
10 6 (3.53%) Internet
10 6 (3.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.59%) Relational Database
2 17 (10.00%) MySQL
3 16 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.76%) JasperReports
6 3 (1.76%) Ingres
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 17 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.82%) Hudson
2 15 (8.82%) JIRA
2 15 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.65%) Subversion
4 4 (2.35%) MSI
5 3 (1.76%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (9.41%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.82%) Front Office
2 15 (8.82%) Back Office
3 11 (6.47%) Finance
4 6 (3.53%) Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Retail
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.94%) Consultant
3 18 (10.59%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (10.00%) Administrator
5 16 (9.41%) Support Engineer
5 16 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (8.82%) Analyst
6 15 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
7 14 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (7.65%) Network Support
8 13 (7.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.47%) Network Engineer
10 10 (5.88%) Architect
10 10 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
10 10 (5.88%) Server Engineer
11 9 (5.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 8 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
13 7 (4.12%) Lead Network Engineer
13 7 (4.12%) Windows Support Engineer
14 6 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.71%) LAMP
2 10 (5.88%) Web Services
3 4 (2.35%) Laravel
3 4 (2.35%) JDBC
4 3 (1.76%) CSS
4 3 (1.76%) HTML
4 3 (1.76%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.76%) CGI
4 3 (1.76%) DAO
5 1 (0.59%) Java EE
5 1 (0.59%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.59%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.94%) Thin Client
1 22 (12.94%) Fat Client
2 18 (10.59%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.82%) Statistics
4 13 (7.65%) Wiki
5 12 (7.06%) Clustering
6 9 (5.29%) Client/Server
7 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.53%) iPad
9 5 (2.94%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.76%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.76%) AS400
10 3 (1.76%) Replication
10 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.76%) VLE
10 3 (1.76%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.18%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 130 (76.47%) Windows
2 67 (39.41%) Linux
3 35 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (19.41%) Windows 7
5 32 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (17.06%) Debian
7 28 (16.47%) Ubuntu
8 27 (15.88%) CentOS
9 22 (12.94%) Solaris
10 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (8.24%) UNIX
13 10 (5.88%) Windows XP
14 5 (2.94%) VMS
15 3 (1.76%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.65%) ITIL
2 32 (18.82%) Capacity Planning
3 26 (15.29%) DevOps
4 24 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (11.76%) Service Management
7 15 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (8.24%) Risk Analysis
8 14 (8.24%) ITSM
9 13 (7.65%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.65%) Data Modelling
10 12 (7.06%) Migration
10 12 (7.06%) Build Automation
11 11 (6.47%) Workflow
12 10 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.88%) Project Management
12 10 (5.88%) PRINCE2
13 7 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (3.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.94%) Perl
2 37 (21.76%) Ruby
3 32 (18.82%) PHP
4 31 (18.24%) Bash Shell
5 27 (15.88%) Java
6 26 (15.29%) SQL
7 7 (4.12%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.53%) Python
9 5 (2.94%) Korn
9 5 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.35%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.76%) VBScript
12 2 (1.18%) VB
13 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.71%) MCP
3 24 (14.12%) SC Cleared
4 23 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (12.35%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (6.47%) Degree
7 11 (6.47%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.53%) MCSE
10 5 (2.94%) CCNP
10 5 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.76%) CISSP
12 2 (1.18%) CCNA
12 2 (1.18%) MCITP
12 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (1.18%) VCP5
13 1 (0.59%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.59%) CCA
13 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.41%) SLA
2 10 (5.88%) QA
3 4 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.53%) XenServer
3 19 (11.18%) Samba
4 18 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.59%) Postfix
5 17 (10.00%) XenApp
6 16 (9.41%) NFS
7 12 (7.06%) XenDesktop
7 12 (7.06%) vSphere
8 7 (4.12%) qmail
8 7 (4.12%) VMware ESX
8 7 (4.12%) Squid
9 5 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (2.94%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.76%) Xen
11 3 (1.76%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.76%) vCloud
11 3 (1.76%) KVM
12 2 (1.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (18.24%) Puppet
2 17 (10.00%) ZABBIX
3 16 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (7.06%) Salt
5 6 (3.53%) SCCM
6 3 (1.76%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.18%) WSUS
8 1 (0.59%) SCOM
8 1 (0.59%) OpenView
8 1 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 170 (100.00%) VMware
2 80 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 47 (27.65%) Citrix
4 44 (25.88%) Cisco
5 38 (22.35%) Red Hat
6 27 (15.88%) CheckPoint
7 19 (11.18%) NetApp
8 17 (10.00%) HP
9 9 (5.29%) AppSense
10 8 (4.71%) Apple
11 7 (4.12%) Symantec
11 7 (4.12%) EMC
12 6 (3.53%) Oracle
13 5 (2.94%) Sophos
14 4 (2.35%) ProCurve
14 4 (2.35%) Altiris
14 4 (2.35%) Brocade
14 4 (2.35%) IBM
14 4 (2.35%) Nortel
14 4 (2.35%) Avaya
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago