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 30 April 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.

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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 27 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware 170 139 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.80% 4.49% 4.97%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 11.39% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 73 96
Average daily rate £360 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.14% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.19 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £16.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.40 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+10.63% +11.24%
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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
1190 1220 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.61% 39.42% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 689 827
Average daily rate £363 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 96 82
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £41.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
Bristol +14 56 £365 +16.80% 10
Wiltshire +4 48 £375 +1.35% 13
Gloucestershire +9 20 £358 +14.40% 12
Dorset 0 19 £350 -3.44% 4
Somerset +3 13 £231 -9.41% 5
Devon -6 5 £413 +43.47% 3
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 253 (79.81%) Windows
2 178 (56.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (52.68%) Active Directory
4 132 (41.64%) Windows Server
5 109 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 85 (26.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (22.40%) Linux
8 70 (22.08%) Security Cleared
9 65 (20.50%) ITIL
10 62 (19.56%) Citrix
11 61 (19.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (19.24%) Windows 7
12 59 (18.61%) Cisco
13 57 (17.98%) MS Exchange
14 51 (16.09%) vSphere
15 49 (15.46%) SCCM
16 44 (13.88%) DNS
17 42 (13.25%) Firewall
18 40 (12.62%) Migration
18 40 (12.62%) DHCP
18 40 (12.62%) SQL
18 40 (12.62%) PowerShell
19 39 (12.30%) SC Cleared
20 38 (11.99%) Finance
21 37 (11.67%) VMware ESX
21 37 (11.67%) HP
22 34 (10.73%) Hyper-V
23 33 (10.41%) MS Excel
24 31 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 57 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (7.26%) SharePoint
5 22 (6.94%) Skype for Business
6 18 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.58%) Apache
8 4 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.26%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.95%) JBoss
9 3 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.63%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.32%) Eucalyptus
11 1 (0.32%) IIS
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.36%) MS Office
3 6 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.46%) Office 365
2 21 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.95%) IaaS
5 2 (0.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (13.88%) DNS
2 42 (13.25%) Firewall
3 40 (12.62%) DHCP
4 29 (9.15%) SAN
5 20 (6.31%) LAN
6 16 (5.05%) Remote Desktop
6 16 (5.05%) WAN
7 14 (4.42%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.10%) Skype
9 12 (3.79%) NAS
10 11 (3.47%) VPN
11 10 (3.15%) LDAP
12 8 (2.52%) Ethernet
13 7 (2.21%) HTTP
13 7 (2.21%) Network Security
13 7 (2.21%) VLAN
14 5 (1.58%) Internet
14 5 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (1.58%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.15%) MySQL
3 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.63%) DTS
7 1 (0.32%) Big Data
7 1 (0.32%) Ingres
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.05%) Git (software)
1 16 (5.05%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.42%) Maven
3 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (11.99%) Finance
2 8 (2.52%) Back Office
3 4 (1.26%) Banking
3 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.95%) Military
4 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.63%) Electronics
5 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.63%) Marketing
5 2 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 48 (15.14%) Support Engineer
2 47 (14.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 41 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 35 (11.04%) Analyst
6 32 (10.09%) VMware Engineer
7 29 (9.15%) Architect
8 25 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 18 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (5.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support
12 14 (4.42%) Technical Architect
13 13 (4.10%) Administrator
13 13 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 12 (3.79%) Consultant
15 10 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
15 10 (3.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 10 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.42%) MCollective
2 6 (1.89%) J2EE
3 4 (1.26%) .NET
4 3 (0.95%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.95%) Middleware
5 2 (0.63%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) CGI
6 1 (0.32%) COM
6 1 (0.32%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.57%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.05%) Fat Client
2 16 (5.05%) Thin Client
3 13 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.15%) Replication
6 8 (2.52%) Clustering
7 6 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.89%) HP Storage
7 6 (1.89%) iPad
8 5 (1.58%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.26%) Economics
9 4 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.95%) CESG
10 3 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.95%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.95%) iPhone
10 3 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 253 (79.81%) Windows
2 132 (41.64%) Windows Server
3 85 (26.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (22.40%) Linux
4 71 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (19.24%) Windows 7
5 61 (19.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.68%) Windows 8
7 16 (5.05%) Windows 10
8 15 (4.73%) Unix
9 10 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.89%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.58%) CentOS
12 4 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.95%) Android
13 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.32%) Solaris
15 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.50%) ITIL
2 40 (12.62%) Migration
3 28 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (7.26%) DevOps
5 22 (6.94%) Service Delivery
6 19 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (5.68%) Configuration Management
7 18 (5.68%) Service Management
8 17 (5.36%) Scrum
9 16 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (5.05%) Knowledge Management
10 14 (4.42%) Build Automation
10 14 (4.42%) Incident Management
10 14 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.79%) Problem Management
11 12 (3.79%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (3.47%) Project Management
13 10 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (3.15%) Vulnerability Management
14 8 (2.52%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.62%) PowerShell
1 40 (12.62%) SQL
2 20 (6.31%) Bash Shell
3 16 (5.05%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.42%) Python
4 14 (4.42%) Ruby
5 13 (4.10%) Java
6 8 (2.52%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.21%) Perl
8 5 (1.58%) C++
8 5 (1.58%) VB
9 4 (1.26%) C
10 3 (0.95%) C#
10 3 (0.95%) VBScript
11 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (6.31%) CCNA
4 20 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.36%) MCSE
6 16 (5.05%) DV Cleared
7 15 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (3.15%) MCSA
9 8 (2.52%) CISSP
10 7 (2.21%) CCNP
10 7 (2.21%) Degree
11 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.63%) ISEB
12 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.63%) MCITP
12 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.63%) RHCE
13 1 (0.32%) HND
13 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (1.89%) ISO 9001
1 6 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.26%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.63%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 178 (56.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 167 (52.68%) Active Directory
3 51 (16.09%) vSphere
4 37 (11.67%) VMware ESX
5 34 (10.73%) Hyper-V
6 30 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (5.68%) XenApp
8 17 (5.36%) XenDesktop
9 10 (3.15%) Firmware
10 6 (1.89%) XenServer
11 4 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.26%) Samba
12 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.63%) vCloud
12 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.63%) Xen
13 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (15.46%) SCCM
2 22 (6.94%) Puppet
3 16 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.73%) NetBackup
5 14 (4.42%) WSUS
6 12 (3.79%) SCOM
7 8 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (2.52%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.89%) Nagios
9 4 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.95%) Ansible
10 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.95%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.63%) vMotion
12 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.32%) Hyperic
12 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.32%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 109 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 62 (19.56%) Citrix
3 59 (18.61%) Cisco
4 37 (11.67%) HP
5 26 (8.20%) NetApp
6 18 (5.68%) Oracle
7 15 (4.73%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.10%) Symantec
9 12 (3.79%) Dell
9 12 (3.79%) IBM
10 11 (3.47%) AppSense
11 10 (3.15%) Wyse
12 8 (2.52%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.52%) EMC
12 8 (2.52%) Forcepoint
12 8 (2.52%) Intel Security
12 8 (2.52%) Sophos
12 8 (2.52%) Veeam
13 5 (1.58%) SAP
13 5 (1.58%) Sun
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