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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 32 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware 165 77 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.21% 3.49% 3.49%
As % of the Vendors category 12.61% 8.40% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 38 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £15.50 £15.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £21.50 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £23.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.53% +10.46%
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
1309 917 1243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.36% 41.51% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 549 655
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £497 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +12 41 £394 +21.15% 15
Wiltshire +5 38 £413 +17.85% 14
Gloucestershire -11 33 £313 +48.80% 8
Devon 0 30 £190 -27.61% 3
Somerset -12 9 £293 +6.36% 21
Dorset +8 7 £388 +15.67% 3
Cornwall - 1 £110 - 1
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 230 (74.92%) Windows
2 177 (57.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (42.35%) Microsoft
4 103 (33.55%) Linux
5 101 (32.90%) Active Directory
6 89 (28.99%) Citrix
7 86 (28.01%) Firewall
7 86 (28.01%) Security Cleared
8 84 (27.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (25.08%) ITIL
10 67 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (19.87%) MS Excel
11 61 (19.87%) Cisco
12 51 (16.61%) Windows 7
13 50 (16.29%) Red Hat
14 48 (15.64%) Apache
14 48 (15.64%) SLA
14 48 (15.64%) Ruby
15 46 (14.98%) Perl
16 45 (14.66%) MS Exchange
17 44 (14.33%) DNS
18 43 (14.01%) Telecoms
19 42 (13.68%) HP
20 41 (13.36%) SC Cleared
20 41 (13.36%) DV Cleared
21 40 (13.03%) VMware ESX
22 39 (12.70%) VPN
22 39 (12.70%) Bash Shell
23 38 (12.38%) Puppet
23 38 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 48 (15.64%) Apache
2 45 (14.66%) MS Exchange
3 26 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 21 (6.84%) nginx
5 19 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (4.89%) Confluence
8 13 (4.23%) MediaWiki
9 12 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (3.91%) IIS
9 12 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (3.26%) Lync
11 8 (2.61%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.98%) Drupal
14 3 (0.98%) Moodle
14 3 (0.98%) SAS
15 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
15 1 (0.33%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 61 (19.87%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.95%) Office 365
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.98%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 86 (28.01%) Firewall
2 44 (14.33%) DNS
3 39 (12.70%) VPN
4 31 (10.10%) DHCP
5 30 (9.77%) WAN
5 30 (9.77%) LAN
6 26 (8.47%) LDAP
6 26 (8.47%) SAN
7 21 (6.84%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (5.21%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.89%) Network Security
10 14 (4.56%) IPsec
10 14 (4.56%) IPv6
11 13 (4.23%) OSPF
11 13 (4.23%) BGP
11 13 (4.23%) EIGRP
12 7 (2.28%) HTTP
12 7 (2.28%) SNMP
12 7 (2.28%) SMTP
12 7 (2.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.86%) MySQL
3 17 (5.54%) Relational Database
4 16 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.98%) DB2
5 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.33%) DTS
6 1 (0.33%) Ingres
6 1 (0.33%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (8.14%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.84%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.86%) Hudson
4 17 (5.54%) JIRA
5 15 (4.89%) Subversion
6 10 (3.26%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.30%) MSI
8 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 43 (14.01%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.84%) Back Office
3 20 (6.51%) Finance
4 19 (6.19%) Front Office
5 9 (2.93%) Banking
6 7 (2.28%) Retail
7 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.98%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (15.64%) Administrator
3 38 (12.38%) Systems Administrator
4 25 (8.14%) Consultant
5 23 (7.49%) Architect
5 23 (7.49%) Linux Administrator
5 23 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (6.84%) Linux Engineer
7 19 (6.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 18 (5.86%) Support Engineer
9 15 (4.89%) Network Support
10 13 (4.23%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.23%) Analyst
11 12 (3.91%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.61%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (2.61%) Citrix Consultant
13 8 (2.61%) Wintel Engineer
14 7 (2.28%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.07%) LAMP
2 9 (2.93%) Web Services
3 2 (0.65%) JDBC
3 2 (0.65%) Laravel
4 1 (0.33%) CGI
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) .NET
4 1 (0.33%) CSS
4 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.33%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.33%) DAO
4 1 (0.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.17%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.51%) Thin Client
2 20 (6.51%) Statistics
2 20 (6.51%) Fat Client
3 13 (4.23%) Wiki
4 10 (3.26%) Clustering
5 9 (2.93%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.95%) iPad
7 5 (1.63%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.98%) AS400
8 3 (0.98%) Replication
8 3 (0.98%) VLE
8 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.98%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.65%) iSeries
9 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.65%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 230 (74.92%) Windows
2 103 (33.55%) Linux
3 84 (27.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (16.61%) Windows 7
6 38 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (11.73%) CentOS
8 32 (10.42%) Debian
8 32 (10.42%) Ubuntu
9 28 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (7.17%) UNIX
11 20 (6.51%) Solaris
12 19 (6.19%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.98%) VMS
13 3 (0.98%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (0.98%) SELinux
14 2 (0.65%) SUSE
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.08%) ITIL
2 37 (12.05%) Capacity Planning
3 33 (10.75%) DevOps
4 32 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (9.77%) Service Delivery
6 28 (9.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (7.49%) Service Management
8 20 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (5.86%) Risk Analysis
10 17 (5.54%) ITSM
11 16 (5.21%) Migration
12 14 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (4.23%) PRINCE2
13 13 (4.23%) Data Modelling
14 12 (3.91%) Project Management
14 12 (3.91%) Unit Testing
14 12 (3.91%) Build Automation
15 11 (3.58%) Problem Management
15 11 (3.58%) Configuration Management
15 11 (3.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.64%) Ruby
2 46 (14.98%) Perl
3 39 (12.70%) Bash Shell
4 36 (11.73%) PHP
5 35 (11.40%) SQL
6 30 (9.77%) Java
7 19 (6.19%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.54%) VBScript
9 9 (2.93%) Python
10 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.28%) VB
12 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.98%) Korn
14 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (28.01%) Security Cleared
2 41 (13.36%) DV Cleared
2 41 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.45%) MCP
4 26 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.51%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (6.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 14 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.58%) Degree
8 9 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.61%) CCNA
10 7 (2.28%) CCNP
11 5 (1.63%) MCSE
12 3 (0.98%) CISSP
13 2 (0.65%) MCITP
13 2 (0.65%) VCP5
14 1 (0.33%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.64%) SLA
2 10 (3.26%) QA
3 5 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 177 (57.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (32.90%) Active Directory
3 40 (13.03%) VMware ESX
4 35 (11.40%) XenApp
5 32 (10.42%) vSphere
6 29 (9.45%) Samba
7 28 (9.12%) XenDesktop
8 26 (8.47%) XenServer
9 22 (7.17%) Postfix
10 21 (6.84%) Hyper-V
11 15 (4.89%) NFS
12 8 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (2.28%) Squid
13 7 (2.28%) qmail
13 7 (2.28%) VMware Server
13 7 (2.28%) vCloud
14 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (1.63%) Sendmail
15 4 (1.30%) Xen
15 4 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (12.38%) Puppet
2 25 (8.14%) SCCM
3 21 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.86%) ZABBIX
5 16 (5.21%) NetBackup
5 16 (5.21%) Salt
6 15 (4.89%) HP SIM
6 15 (4.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 14 (4.56%) SCOM
8 11 (3.58%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.98%) YUM
11 3 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
13 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.33%) ARCserve
13 1 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 130 (42.35%) Microsoft
2 89 (28.99%) Citrix
3 61 (19.87%) Cisco
4 50 (16.29%) Red Hat
5 42 (13.68%) HP
6 36 (11.73%) Symantec
7 25 (8.14%) CheckPoint
8 24 (7.82%) NetApp
9 18 (5.86%) McAfee
10 16 (5.21%) Sophos
11 13 (4.23%) Altiris
12 12 (3.91%) AppSense
12 12 (3.91%) EMC
13 10 (3.26%) IBM
13 10 (3.26%) Oracle
13 10 (3.26%) 3PAR
14 8 (2.61%) Apple
15 6 (1.95%) SAP
16 5 (1.63%) JBoss
16 5 (1.63%) Juniper
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 to £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £490 - £540 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Rate: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago