The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 23 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 32 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 172 95 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.13% 4.21% 3.83%
As % of the Vendors category 12.32% 10.42% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 48 48
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 13
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.23 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £25.25 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.12%
VMware
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1396 912 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.61% 40.44% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 562 657
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 76 114
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VMware
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 across the South West region.

VMware Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VMware
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 across the South West region.

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

VMware
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Wiltshire +7 49 £431 -1.42% 17
Devon 0 33 £190 -42.42% 9
Bristol +5 29 £400 +23.07% 17
Gloucestershire -10 28 £300 +15.38% 8
Somerset -12 14 £300 +9.09% 17
Dorset +8 11 £300 -3.61% 8
Cornwall - - - -
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VMware 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.

1 225 (71.66%) Windows
2 166 (52.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (43.63%) Microsoft
4 108 (34.39%) Active Directory
5 103 (32.80%) Linux
6 100 (31.85%) Citrix
7 93 (29.62%) Firewall
7 93 (29.62%) Security Cleared
8 80 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 78 (24.84%) ITIL
10 66 (21.02%) MS Excel
11 64 (20.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 63 (20.06%) Cisco
13 53 (16.88%) DNS
14 52 (16.56%) SLA
15 51 (16.24%) Windows 7
16 50 (15.92%) DV Cleared
16 50 (15.92%) Red Hat
17 49 (15.61%) Apache
18 46 (14.65%) Perl
18 46 (14.65%) SC Cleared
19 44 (14.01%) Ruby
20 43 (13.69%) MS Exchange
21 42 (13.38%) HP
21 42 (13.38%) Telecoms
22 41 (13.06%) CentOS
23 40 (12.74%) Bash Shell
24 39 (12.42%) Puppet
24 39 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
24 39 (12.42%) PHP

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VMware 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 49 (15.61%) Apache
2 43 (13.69%) MS Exchange
3 31 (9.87%) SharePoint
4 19 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.10%) nginx
6 15 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (4.14%) Confluence
7 13 (4.14%) IIS
8 11 (3.50%) MediaWiki
8 11 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.50%) Lync
9 8 (2.55%) Tomcat
10 7 (2.23%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.96%) SAS
12 3 (0.96%) Drupal
12 3 (0.96%) Moodle
13 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 66 (21.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) assyst
2 1 (0.32%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.55%) Office 365
2 7 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.96%) IaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 93 (29.62%) Firewall
2 53 (16.88%) DNS
3 38 (12.10%) VPN
4 36 (11.46%) DHCP
5 31 (9.87%) WAN
5 31 (9.87%) LAN
6 29 (9.24%) LDAP
7 25 (7.96%) SAN
8 23 (7.32%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (4.78%) TCP/IP
10 14 (4.46%) OSPF
10 14 (4.46%) BGP
11 12 (3.82%) Network Security
11 12 (3.82%) IPsec
12 11 (3.50%) EIGRP
12 11 (3.50%) IPv6
13 9 (2.87%) SNMP
14 7 (2.23%) SMTP
14 7 (2.23%) Internet
15 6 (1.91%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.10%) MySQL
2 16 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.96%) JasperReports
5 3 (0.96%) Ingres
5 3 (0.96%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) DTS
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 25 (7.96%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.37%) Hudson
3 16 (5.10%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.78%) JIRA
5 13 (4.14%) Subversion
6 11 (3.50%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.27%) MSI
8 3 (0.96%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (13.38%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.37%) Finance
3 19 (6.05%) Back Office
4 15 (4.78%) Front Office
5 10 (3.18%) Banking
6 9 (2.87%) Retail
7 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Military
7 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (14.97%) Administrator
2 44 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (12.10%) Systems Administrator
4 27 (8.60%) Consultant
4 27 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (7.96%) Architect
6 24 (7.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 23 (7.32%) Support Engineer
8 22 (7.01%) Linux Administrator
9 19 (6.05%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (5.41%) Analyst
11 15 (4.78%) Network Engineer
11 15 (4.78%) Server Engineer
11 15 (4.78%) Network Support
12 14 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (3.50%) Storage Administrator
13 11 (3.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.50%) Storage Systems Administrator
14 10 (3.18%) Citrix Consultant
14 10 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.83%) LAMP
2 10 (3.18%) Web Services
3 4 (1.27%) Laravel
3 4 (1.27%) JDBC
4 3 (0.96%) CSS
4 3 (0.96%) HTML
4 3 (0.96%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.96%) CGI
4 3 (0.96%) DAO
5 1 (0.32%) Java EE
5 1 (0.32%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.01%) Thin Client
1 22 (7.01%) Fat Client
2 18 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.78%) Statistics
4 12 (3.82%) Clustering
5 11 (3.50%) Wiki
6 8 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.55%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.91%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.59%) iPad
9 4 (1.27%) Replication
10 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.96%) AS400
10 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.96%) VLE
10 3 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.96%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 225 (71.66%) Windows
2 103 (32.80%) Linux
3 80 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (20.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (16.24%) Windows 7
6 41 (13.06%) CentOS
7 39 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (10.51%) Ubuntu
9 30 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (8.92%) Debian
11 22 (7.01%) Solaris
11 22 (7.01%) Windows XP
12 19 (6.05%) UNIX
13 5 (1.59%) VMS
14 3 (0.96%) SELinux
14 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.96%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.64%) SUSE
15 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.84%) ITIL
2 33 (10.51%) DevOps
3 32 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (9.24%) Capacity Planning
5 25 (7.96%) Service Delivery
6 21 (6.69%) Service Management
7 20 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.41%) Migration
9 15 (4.78%) ITSM
9 15 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (4.46%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (4.46%) Configuration Management
11 13 (4.14%) Unit Testing
12 12 (3.82%) Capacity Management
12 12 (3.82%) Build Automation
13 11 (3.50%) Project Management
13 11 (3.50%) Data Modelling
13 11 (3.50%) PRINCE2
13 11 (3.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.65%) Perl
2 44 (14.01%) Ruby
3 40 (12.74%) Bash Shell
4 39 (12.42%) PHP
5 34 (10.83%) SQL
6 28 (8.92%) Java
7 16 (5.10%) VBScript
8 13 (4.14%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.23%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.91%) VB
10 6 (1.91%) Python
11 5 (1.59%) Korn
12 4 (1.27%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (29.62%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.92%) DV Cleared
3 46 (14.65%) SC Cleared
4 27 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (8.28%) MCP
6 21 (6.69%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 15 (4.78%) CCNA
9 10 (3.18%) Degree
10 9 (2.87%) CCNP
10 9 (2.87%) MCSE
11 5 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.96%) CISSP
13 2 (0.64%) MCSA
13 2 (0.64%) MCITP
13 2 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.64%) VCP5
14 1 (0.32%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.32%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (16.56%) SLA
2 10 (3.18%) QA
3 5 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 166 (52.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (34.39%) Active Directory
3 37 (11.78%) VMware ESX
3 37 (11.78%) vSphere
4 36 (11.46%) XenApp
5 30 (9.55%) XenDesktop
6 29 (9.24%) XenServer
6 29 (9.24%) Samba
7 22 (7.01%) Hyper-V
8 17 (5.41%) Postfix
9 16 (5.10%) NFS
10 8 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (2.23%) Squid
11 7 (2.23%) qmail
12 6 (1.91%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (1.59%) Sendmail
14 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (12.42%) Puppet
2 23 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (7.32%) SCCM
3 21 (6.69%) Salt
4 18 (5.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 18 (5.73%) NetBackup
4 18 (5.73%) HP SIM
5 15 (4.78%) SCOM
5 15 (4.78%) ZABBIX
6 10 (3.18%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.96%) YUM
9 3 (0.96%) WSUS
10 2 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.64%) Nagios
10 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.32%) Ansible
11 1 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 137 (43.63%) Microsoft
2 100 (31.85%) Citrix
3 63 (20.06%) Cisco
4 50 (15.92%) Red Hat
5 42 (13.38%) HP
6 36 (11.46%) Symantec
7 27 (8.60%) CheckPoint
8 24 (7.64%) NetApp
9 19 (6.05%) McAfee
10 17 (5.41%) Sophos
11 14 (4.46%) EMC
12 13 (4.14%) Altiris
13 12 (3.82%) 3PAR
14 11 (3.50%) AppSense
14 11 (3.50%) IBM
15 8 (2.55%) Oracle
15 8 (2.55%) SAP
16 7 (2.23%) Juniper
16 7 (2.23%) Apple
17 5 (1.59%) Brocade
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 to £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £15 to £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago