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 31 July 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.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 39 32 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware 150 150 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.69% 4.89% 4.06%
As % of the Vendors category 11.93% 12.10% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 90 49
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£338 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 11
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.06 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.79% +5.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £20.06 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £24.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -16.84%
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
1257 1240 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.28% 40.42% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 779 529
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 65 68
Average hourly rate £20.60 £20.06 £17.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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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 -1 40 £345 -13.75% 28
Wiltshire +6 35 £380 +4.82% 12
Devon +2 21 £200 +14.28% 6
Gloucestershire -12 19 £265 -18.46% 5
Dorset +7 18 £283 -35.05% 4
Somerset +4 11 £353 +17.50% 8
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 228 (78.62%) Windows
2 151 (52.07%) Active Directory
3 131 (45.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (37.24%) Microsoft
5 96 (33.10%) Linux
6 89 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (27.24%) Citrix
7 79 (27.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (21.72%) Windows 7
9 62 (21.38%) MS Exchange
10 53 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 47 (16.21%) Security Cleared
12 46 (15.86%) Red Hat
13 44 (15.17%) SCCM
14 41 (14.14%) SQL
15 40 (13.79%) SAN
16 38 (13.10%) Cisco
16 38 (13.10%) vSphere
16 38 (13.10%) Puppet
17 37 (12.76%) Hyper-V
18 36 (12.41%) Windows XP
19 35 (12.07%) DNS
20 34 (11.72%) HP
20 34 (11.72%) Firewall
21 33 (11.38%) Web Services
22 32 (11.03%) ITIL
22 32 (11.03%) SQL Server
23 31 (10.69%) MS Excel
23 31 (10.69%) Migration
23 31 (10.69%) Data Centre

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 62 (21.38%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.28%) Lync
3 24 (8.28%) SharePoint
4 21 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (5.86%) Apache
5 17 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.48%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.79%) IIS
8 9 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.76%) JBoss
10 5 (1.72%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.72%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.72%) nginx
10 5 (1.72%) Confluence
11 4 (1.38%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 31 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Agresso
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.14%) Office 365
3 5 (1.72%) IaaS
4 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.69%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.79%) SAN
2 35 (12.07%) DNS
3 34 (11.72%) Firewall
4 27 (9.31%) DHCP
5 20 (6.90%) LAN
6 15 (5.17%) WAN
7 14 (4.83%) NAS
8 13 (4.48%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.48%) VPN
9 7 (2.41%) LDAP
10 6 (2.07%) Internet
10 6 (2.07%) VLAN
11 5 (1.72%) OSPF
11 5 (1.72%) IPsec
11 5 (1.72%) IPv6
12 4 (1.38%) VoIP
12 4 (1.38%) Network Security
13 3 (1.03%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.03%) SSH
13 3 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.48%) MySQL
4 7 (2.41%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.38%) MarkLogic
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.69%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.69%) Big Data
9 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 21 (7.24%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.10%) Subversion
4 8 (2.76%) JIRA
5 6 (2.07%) MSI
6 5 (1.72%) InstallShield
6 5 (1.72%) Hudson
7 3 (1.03%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.69%) RSpec
8 2 (0.69%) GitLab
9 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
General
1 18 (6.21%) Finance
2 14 (4.83%) Banking
3 9 (3.10%) Retail
4 8 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.03%) Back Office
6 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.69%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 50 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (15.17%) Support Engineer
3 33 (11.38%) Administrator
4 27 (9.31%) Systems Administrator
5 26 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (7.24%) Architect
7 19 (6.55%) Consultant
8 18 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 18 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (5.86%) Server Engineer
10 15 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (4.48%) Analyst
12 13 (4.48%) Linux Administrator
13 12 (4.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.79%) Technical Architect
15 9 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
16 8 (2.76%) Server Support
16 8 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
16 8 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.38%) Web Services
2 9 (3.10%) Middleware
2 9 (3.10%) WCF
3 8 (2.76%) .NET
4 4 (1.38%) HTML
4 4 (1.38%) SOAP
4 4 (1.38%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.38%) REST
5 3 (1.03%) BSON
5 3 (1.03%) Java EE
5 3 (1.03%) J2EE
5 3 (1.03%) CSS
6 2 (0.69%) Ajax
6 2 (0.69%) LAMP
6 2 (0.69%) MCollective
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.34%) CSS3
7 1 (0.34%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.34%) jQuery
7 1 (0.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.69%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.24%) Clustering
3 14 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.07%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.07%) PKI
6 6 (2.07%) Statistics
6 6 (2.07%) Wiki
7 5 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.72%) Replication
8 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.69%) AS400
11 1 (0.34%) DTV
11 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 228 (78.62%) Windows
2 96 (33.10%) Linux
3 89 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (27.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (21.72%) Windows 7
6 53 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (12.41%) Windows XP
8 27 (9.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (7.59%) UNIX
10 14 (4.83%) CentOS
11 11 (3.79%) AIX
12 8 (2.76%) SUSE
13 7 (2.41%) NetWare
13 7 (2.41%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.41%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.38%) Debian
14 4 (1.38%) Fedora
15 3 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.03%) ITIL
2 31 (10.69%) Migration
3 29 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 27 (9.31%) DevOps
5 23 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.86%) Open Source
8 14 (4.83%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.14%) Scrum
10 10 (3.45%) SOA
11 9 (3.10%) Information Security
11 9 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (2.76%) Patch Management
12 8 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (2.76%) Performance Management
12 8 (2.76%) Web Development
13 7 (2.41%) Unit Testing
13 7 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.14%) SQL
2 27 (9.31%) Java
3 24 (8.28%) PowerShell
4 23 (7.93%) Perl
5 20 (6.90%) VBScript
6 18 (6.21%) Python
6 18 (6.21%) Bash Shell
7 16 (5.52%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.48%) Ruby
9 12 (4.14%) VB
9 12 (4.14%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.41%) PHP
10 7 (2.41%) C#
11 5 (1.72%) C
12 4 (1.38%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.38%) C++
13 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (16.21%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.62%) DV Cleared
3 24 (8.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.83%) RHCE
5 12 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (3.79%) MCSE
7 8 (2.76%) MCSA
8 6 (2.07%) CCNA
8 6 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.07%) Degree
9 5 (1.72%) MCITP
10 3 (1.03%) MCTS
10 3 (1.03%) CISSP
10 3 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.34%) CCEE
11 1 (0.34%) VCP5
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.34%) MCT
11 1 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.79%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) SLA
3 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) TickIT
System Software
1 151 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 131 (45.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (13.10%) vSphere
4 37 (12.76%) Hyper-V
5 23 (7.93%) VMware ESX
6 22 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (7.24%) XenApp
8 18 (6.21%) VMware Workstation
8 18 (6.21%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.41%) Firmware
10 6 (2.07%) ISA Server
10 6 (2.07%) Samba
10 6 (2.07%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.72%) XenServer
11 5 (1.72%) iptables
12 4 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.38%) Xen
13 3 (1.03%) Postfix
13 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (15.17%) SCCM
2 38 (13.10%) Puppet
3 24 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (6.90%) Ansible
5 12 (4.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (4.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (3.79%) SCOM
7 7 (2.41%) ZENworks
8 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.72%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.72%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.72%) WSUS
10 4 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.38%) Salt
11 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.03%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.03%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.69%) Nessus
12 2 (0.69%) systemd
Vendors
1 108 (37.24%) Microsoft
2 79 (27.24%) Citrix
3 46 (15.86%) Red Hat
4 38 (13.10%) Cisco
5 34 (11.72%) HP
6 27 (9.31%) Symantec
7 25 (8.62%) McAfee
8 21 (7.24%) Oracle
9 13 (4.48%) NetApp
10 11 (3.79%) Dell
11 9 (3.10%) Novell
11 9 (3.10%) Lotus
11 9 (3.10%) Veeam
12 8 (2.76%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.76%) EMC
12 8 (2.76%) IBM
13 7 (2.41%) CommVault
14 5 (1.72%) TOWER Software
14 5 (1.72%) Infoblox
15 4 (1.38%) AppSense
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 25 days ago