The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 35 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware 145 95 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.76% 4.42% 3.16%
As % of the Vendors category 11.35% 10.35% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 55 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £144 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 10
Average hourly rate £20.06 £18.11 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.75% -14.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.75%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1278 918 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.97% 42.76% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 543 675
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 66 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.23 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% -20.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
VMware
England

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 -1 36 £400 +28.00% 13
Gloucestershire -1 31 £325 +150.00% 9
Wiltshire +1 26 £363 - 7
Devon -14 19 £183 -33.63% 2
Dorset +13 11 £435 +2.35% 8
Somerset -22 9 £300 +9.09% 20
Cornwall - 4 £110 -
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 231 (75.49%) Windows
2 177 (57.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (43.46%) Microsoft
4 104 (33.99%) Active Directory
5 99 (32.35%) Linux
6 87 (28.43%) Citrix
6 87 (28.43%) Firewall
7 83 (27.12%) ITIL
7 83 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (27.12%) Security Cleared
8 66 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (17.97%) MS Excel
9 55 (17.97%) Windows 7
10 54 (17.65%) Cisco
11 53 (17.32%) Red Hat
12 49 (16.01%) SAN
13 46 (15.03%) Perl
14 45 (14.71%) DNS
14 45 (14.71%) Telecoms
15 43 (14.05%) Ruby
16 42 (13.73%) SC Cleared
17 41 (13.40%) VPN
17 41 (13.40%) SLA
17 41 (13.40%) MS Exchange
17 41 (13.40%) HP
18 40 (13.07%) vSphere
19 39 (12.75%) SQL
20 38 (12.42%) Symantec
20 38 (12.42%) VMware ESX
20 38 (12.42%) Capacity Planning

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 41 (13.40%) MS Exchange
2 37 (12.09%) Apache
3 20 (6.54%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.54%) nginx
4 18 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.58%) Confluence
7 12 (3.92%) MediaWiki
8 10 (3.27%) IIS
8 10 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (2.61%) Lync
10 5 (1.63%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.31%) Drupal
12 3 (0.98%) Moodle
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 55 (17.97%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.90%) MS Office
3 5 (1.63%) MS Project
4 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.96%) Office 365
3 4 (1.31%) 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 87 (28.43%) Firewall
2 49 (16.01%) SAN
3 45 (14.71%) DNS
4 41 (13.40%) VPN
5 37 (12.09%) DHCP
6 30 (9.80%) TCP/IP
7 28 (9.15%) LAN
8 27 (8.82%) WAN
9 23 (7.52%) LDAP
10 19 (6.21%) Network Security
10 19 (6.21%) NAS
11 16 (5.23%) Cisco PIX
12 13 (4.25%) IPsec
12 13 (4.25%) IPv6
13 12 (3.92%) OSPF
13 12 (3.92%) BGP
13 12 (3.92%) EIGRP
14 8 (2.61%) iSCSI
15 7 (2.29%) Internet
16 6 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.56%) MySQL
3 15 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.33%) DTS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (6.86%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.54%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.23%) JIRA
4 14 (4.58%) Subversion
4 14 (4.58%) Hudson
5 9 (2.94%) ClearCase
6 6 (1.96%) MSI
7 2 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 45 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.86%) Back Office
3 19 (6.21%) Front Office
4 14 (4.58%) Finance
5 5 (1.63%) Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Marketing
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
6 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (16.34%) Administrator
2 43 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (12.42%) Systems Administrator
4 24 (7.84%) Consultant
5 23 (7.52%) Analyst
5 23 (7.52%) Linux Administrator
5 23 (7.52%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.23%) Architect
9 15 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (4.90%) Network Support
10 13 (4.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.92%) Network Engineer
12 11 (3.59%) Server Engineer
13 9 (2.94%) Storage Administrator
13 9 (2.94%) Storage Engineer
14 8 (2.61%) Network Support Engineer
14 8 (2.61%) Desktop Support
15 7 (2.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.80%) LAMP
2 6 (1.96%) Web Services
3 4 (1.31%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.84%) Thin Client
1 24 (7.84%) Fat Client
2 23 (7.52%) Statistics
3 21 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.92%) Wiki
5 8 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.29%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.96%) iPad
8 4 (1.31%) Clustering
8 4 (1.31%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.31%) PKI
9 3 (0.98%) VLE
9 3 (0.98%) AS400
9 3 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.65%) Celerra
10 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.65%) iSeries
10 2 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 231 (75.49%) Windows
2 99 (32.35%) Linux
3 83 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (17.97%) Windows 7
6 37 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (10.78%) Debian
8 32 (10.46%) CentOS
9 30 (9.80%) Ubuntu
10 26 (8.50%) UNIX
11 22 (7.19%) Windows XP
12 19 (6.21%) Solaris
13 3 (0.98%) SELinux
13 3 (0.98%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.65%) SUSE
14 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.12%) ITIL
2 38 (12.42%) Capacity Planning
3 34 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 29 (9.48%) DevOps
5 28 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (8.82%) Service Management
7 21 (6.86%) ITSM
8 20 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
9 18 (5.88%) Project Management
10 16 (5.23%) PRINCE2
11 14 (4.58%) Capacity Management
12 13 (4.25%) Workflow
13 12 (3.92%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (3.59%) Build Automation
14 11 (3.59%) Unit Testing
15 10 (3.27%) Problem Management
15 10 (3.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.03%) Perl
2 43 (14.05%) Ruby
3 39 (12.75%) SQL
4 32 (10.46%) Bash Shell
5 29 (9.48%) PHP
5 29 (9.48%) Java
6 27 (8.82%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.56%) VBScript
8 12 (3.92%) VB
8 12 (3.92%) Python
9 7 (2.29%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 37 (12.09%) DV Cleared
4 31 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (9.48%) MCP
6 20 (6.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 17 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.25%) Degree
10 10 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.94%) MCSE
12 6 (1.96%) CCNP
13 5 (1.63%) CCNA
14 4 (1.31%) NCDA
15 3 (0.98%) MCSA
15 3 (0.98%) CISSP
16 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.65%) MCITP
16 2 (0.65%) VCP5
17 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.40%) SLA
2 7 (2.29%) QA
3 5 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 177 (57.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (33.99%) Active Directory
3 40 (13.07%) vSphere
4 38 (12.42%) VMware ESX
5 34 (11.11%) XenApp
6 27 (8.82%) XenDesktop
7 25 (8.17%) Samba
8 23 (7.52%) NFS
9 22 (7.19%) XenServer
10 21 (6.86%) Postfix
11 15 (4.90%) Hyper-V
12 11 (3.59%) vCloud
13 8 (2.61%) VMware Server
14 7 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (1.96%) qmail
15 6 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (1.96%) Squid
16 5 (1.63%) Sendmail
17 4 (1.31%) Xen
17 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (10.78%) SCCM
1 33 (10.78%) Puppet
2 21 (6.86%) NetBackup
3 18 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (5.56%) ZABBIX
5 13 (4.25%) HP SIM
5 13 (4.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (3.92%) Backup Exec
6 12 (3.92%) SCOM
6 12 (3.92%) Salt
7 6 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.31%) WSUS
8 4 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.98%) YUM
10 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 133 (43.46%) Microsoft
2 87 (28.43%) Citrix
3 54 (17.65%) Cisco
4 53 (17.32%) Red Hat
5 41 (13.40%) HP
6 38 (12.42%) Symantec
7 25 (8.17%) CheckPoint
8 24 (7.84%) NetApp
9 15 (4.90%) AppSense
9 15 (4.90%) McAfee
9 15 (4.90%) Oracle
10 13 (4.25%) Sophos
11 12 (3.92%) Altiris
12 11 (3.59%) EMC
13 10 (3.27%) 3PAR
14 8 (2.61%) IBM
14 8 (2.61%) Apple
15 6 (1.96%) Juniper
16 5 (1.63%) Avaya
16 5 (1.63%) JBoss
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