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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 90 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 60 86 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.79% 2.72% 1.90%
As % of the System Software category 17.91% 25.07% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 63 22
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£245 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £14.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.50 £24.80 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +12.94%
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
335 343 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.01% 10.85% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 199 106
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 36 26
Average hourly rate £19.03 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.65 £25.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Dorset +11 17 £190 -50.96% 9
Wiltshire -1 13 £390 -13.33% 8
Gloucestershire -5 12 £175 -46.15% 4
Devon -8 7 £170 -2.85% 6
Bristol -23 7 £320 -14.66% 21
Somerset +2 3 £225 -21.05% 8
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 124 (100.00%) VMware
2 104 (83.87%) Windows
3 72 (58.06%) Active Directory
4 53 (42.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
6 47 (37.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (28.23%) Citrix
8 32 (25.81%) MS Exchange
9 31 (25.00%) Linux
10 29 (23.39%) SAN
11 26 (20.97%) Cisco
11 26 (20.97%) Security Cleared
12 25 (20.16%) Windows 7
12 25 (20.16%) vSphere
12 25 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (19.35%) Hyper-V
14 22 (17.74%) DNS
14 22 (17.74%) HP
15 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
16 19 (15.32%) XenApp
17 18 (14.52%) DHCP
18 17 (13.71%) Symantec
18 17 (13.71%) Finance
19 16 (12.90%) PowerShell
20 15 (12.10%) DV Cleared
20 15 (12.10%) Data Centre
20 15 (12.10%) Firewall
20 15 (12.10%) MS Office
21 14 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
22 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.68%) Lync
4 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.65%) Apache
7 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.03%) IIS
9 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.81%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.81%) Node.js
10 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.81%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) MS Office
2 12 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.45%) Office 365
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.03%) IaaS
4 2 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.39%) SAN
2 22 (17.74%) DNS
3 18 (14.52%) DHCP
4 15 (12.10%) Firewall
5 11 (8.87%) NAS
6 8 (6.45%) LAN
7 7 (5.65%) VPN
8 5 (4.03%) WAN
9 4 (3.23%) VoIP
9 4 (3.23%) LDAP
10 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.42%) Internet
10 3 (2.42%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.42%) VLAN
10 3 (2.42%) Multicast
11 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.61%) Wireless
11 2 (1.61%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.61%) WLAN
12 1 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MSI
1 2 (1.61%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (13.71%) Architect
3 16 (12.90%) Administrator
4 14 (11.29%) Support Engineer
5 12 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.26%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Consultant
9 6 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
11 4 (3.23%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
11 4 (3.23%) Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Systems Architect
11 4 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) Web Services
2 8 (6.45%) WCF
3 7 (5.65%) .NET
4 6 (4.84%) Middleware
5 4 (3.23%) HTML
6 3 (2.42%) Java EE
6 3 (2.42%) J2EE
6 3 (2.42%) CSS
6 3 (2.42%) SOAP
6 3 (2.42%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.61%) Ajax
8 1 (0.81%) JSON
8 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.81%) Spring
8 1 (0.81%) JFC
8 1 (0.81%) XML
8 1 (0.81%) XSD
8 1 (0.81%) JMS
8 1 (0.81%) WSDL
8 1 (0.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.87%) Clustering
3 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) PKI
4 6 (4.84%) Thin Client
4 6 (4.84%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.42%) Replication
7 2 (1.61%) Statistics
7 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.61%) AS400
7 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.81%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 104 (83.87%) Windows
2 53 (42.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (37.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (25.00%) Linux
5 25 (20.16%) Windows 7
5 25 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.06%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.84%) UNIX
7 6 (4.84%) AIX
7 6 (4.84%) CentOS
7 6 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.84%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.42%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.61%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.68%) ITIL
2 11 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (8.06%) Migration
4 8 (6.45%) Information Security
4 8 (6.45%) Patch Management
5 7 (5.65%) Web Development
5 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
5 7 (5.65%) Performance Management
6 6 (4.84%) Data Protection
7 5 (4.03%) Time Management
7 5 (4.03%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.03%) DevOps
7 5 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.03%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.03%) Data Security
8 4 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.23%) Project Management
8 4 (3.23%) Service Management
8 4 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.26%) Shell Script
2 9 (7.26%) Java
3 7 (5.65%) C#
3 7 (5.65%) Perl
3 7 (5.65%) VBScript
4 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.84%) SQL
5 5 (4.03%) C
5 5 (4.03%) Python
6 4 (3.23%) MATLAB
6 4 (3.23%) C++
7 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.61%) PHP
8 2 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.10%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.87%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.84%) Degree
5 5 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.42%) MCTS
6 3 (2.42%) MCITP
7 2 (1.61%) CISSP
7 2 (1.61%) MCSE
8 1 (0.81%) MCSA
8 1 (0.81%) MCT
8 1 (0.81%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.81%) RHCE
8 1 (0.81%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.06%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (20.16%) vSphere
3 24 (19.35%) Hyper-V
4 19 (15.32%) XenApp
5 14 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (10.48%) XenDesktop
7 12 (9.68%) VMware ESX
8 5 (4.03%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (3.23%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.42%) Xen
10 3 (2.42%) Firmware
10 3 (2.42%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.61%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.81%) vCloud
12 1 (0.81%) KVM
12 1 (0.81%) NFS
12 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) SCCM
2 9 (7.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (4.84%) SCOM
4 4 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.23%) WSUS
5 3 (2.42%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.61%) Puppet
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.81%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.81%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.81%) Ansible
7 1 (0.81%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.81%) MOM
7 1 (0.81%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 124 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
3 35 (28.23%) Citrix
4 26 (20.97%) Cisco
5 22 (17.74%) HP
6 17 (13.71%) Symantec
7 8 (6.45%) Oracle
7 8 (6.45%) NetApp
7 8 (6.45%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.65%) EMC
9 6 (4.84%) Dell
10 5 (4.03%) IBM
10 5 (4.03%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.03%) CommVault
10 5 (4.03%) ArcSight
11 4 (3.23%) Veeam
11 4 (3.23%) McAfee
11 4 (3.23%) AppSense
11 4 (3.23%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.42%) CA
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