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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 37 29 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +23
Contract jobs citing VMware 161 143 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.86% 6.15% 3.17%
As % of the Vendors category 10.99% 13.78% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 76 61
Average daily rate £350 £417 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.14% +7.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -47.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £9.60 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £47.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1465 1038 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.23% 44.63% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 593 878
Average daily rate £363 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 56 124
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -44.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +5 33 £325 +85.71% 9
Gloucestershire -5 33 £365 -21.08% 9
Bristol -10 24 £425 +38.69% 13
Dorset +14 23 £425 - 5
Wiltshire -20 20 £335 -23.86% 15
Devon -8 13 £175 -12.50% 6
Cornwall -7 2 £185 -38.49% 1
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 236 (84.89%) Windows
2 178 (64.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (46.40%) Microsoft
4 117 (42.09%) Active Directory
5 97 (34.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (31.65%) ITIL
7 87 (31.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 79 (28.42%) Security Cleared
9 73 (26.26%) Citrix
10 59 (21.22%) Firewall
11 57 (20.50%) MS Exchange
12 56 (20.14%) Windows 7
13 55 (19.78%) Linux
14 51 (18.35%) SAN
15 50 (17.99%) MS Excel
15 50 (17.99%) SC Cleared
16 45 (16.19%) Cisco
17 41 (14.75%) SCCM
18 40 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
19 39 (14.03%) SLA
20 37 (13.31%) HP
21 35 (12.59%) DNS
21 35 (12.59%) DHCP
22 33 (11.87%) Service Management
22 33 (11.87%) XenApp
23 31 (11.15%) Telecoms
23 31 (11.15%) VMware ESX
23 31 (11.15%) MCP
23 31 (11.15%) SQL Server
24 30 (10.79%) SQL

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 57 (20.50%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.68%) Apache
6 8 (2.88%) nginx
6 8 (2.88%) Lync
6 8 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.80%) IIS
8 5 (1.80%) Confluence
9 4 (1.44%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.72%) WordPress
10 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.36%) Site Server
11 1 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 50 (17.99%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.71%) MS Office
3 6 (2.16%) MS Project
4 4 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) assyst
2 1 (0.36%) Summit
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.16%) Office 365
2 4 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.22%) Firewall
2 51 (18.35%) SAN
3 35 (12.59%) DNS
3 35 (12.59%) DHCP
4 21 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 17 (6.12%) NAS
5 17 (6.12%) VPN
5 17 (6.12%) LAN
5 17 (6.12%) WAN
6 13 (4.68%) Cisco PIX
7 11 (3.96%) Network Security
7 11 (3.96%) Internet
8 10 (3.60%) SSH
9 9 (3.24%) iSCSI
10 8 (2.88%) LDAP
10 8 (2.88%) SMS
11 7 (2.52%) Nortel Meridian
12 5 (1.80%) IPsec
12 5 (1.80%) IPv6
12 5 (1.80%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.16%) MySQL
4 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) DTS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.16%) MSI
4 5 (1.80%) Hudson
4 5 (1.80%) JIRA
5 4 (1.44%) Subversion
6 3 (1.08%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.72%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 31 (11.15%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.27%) Back Office
3 22 (7.91%) Front Office
4 12 (4.32%) Finance
5 3 (1.08%) Banking
5 3 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Local Government
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (10.07%) Consultant
3 26 (9.35%) Administrator
4 25 (8.99%) Support Engineer
5 24 (8.63%) Analyst
6 21 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (6.83%) Server Engineer
8 14 (5.04%) Architect
8 14 (5.04%) Network Engineer
8 14 (5.04%) Network Support
9 13 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
10 11 (3.96%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.24%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (2.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 8 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (2.88%) Security Engineer
12 8 (2.88%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.88%) LAMP
2 4 (1.44%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.44%) Web Services
3 3 (1.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.27%) Fat Client
1 23 (8.27%) Statistics
1 23 (8.27%) Thin Client
2 19 (6.83%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.32%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.80%) PKI
5 5 (1.80%) Wiki
6 4 (1.44%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.08%) Clustering
8 2 (0.72%) iPad
8 2 (0.72%) Celerra
8 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.72%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.72%) AS400
9 1 (0.36%) CESG
9 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 236 (84.89%) Windows
2 97 (34.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (31.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (20.14%) Windows 7
5 55 (19.78%) Linux
6 26 (9.35%) UNIX
7 25 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (7.91%) Windows XP
10 19 (6.83%) Solaris
11 9 (3.24%) Debian
12 8 (2.88%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.44%) CentOS
15 3 (1.08%) AIX
15 3 (1.08%) HPUX
16 1 (0.36%) SUSE
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.65%) ITIL
2 33 (11.87%) Service Management
3 29 (10.43%) Capacity Planning
3 29 (10.43%) Service Delivery
4 21 (7.55%) ITSM
5 19 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (6.47%) Risk Analysis
7 16 (5.76%) PRINCE2
7 16 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (5.40%) Project Management
9 13 (4.68%) Workflow
10 10 (3.60%) Migration
11 8 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (2.88%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.88%) Capacity Management
12 7 (2.52%) Risk Management
12 7 (2.52%) Change Management
13 6 (2.16%) Time Management
13 6 (2.16%) Network Design
14 5 (1.80%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.79%) SQL
2 24 (8.63%) Perl
3 21 (7.55%) PowerShell
4 16 (5.76%) Ruby
5 12 (4.32%) Python
6 9 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.52%) Java
8 6 (2.16%) PHP
8 6 (2.16%) VBScript
8 6 (2.16%) VB
9 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.08%) C
10 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 79 (28.42%) Security Cleared
2 50 (17.99%) SC Cleared
3 40 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (11.15%) MCP
5 23 (8.27%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (6.47%) DV Cleared
7 17 (6.12%) MCSE
8 13 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (3.96%) MCSA
10 6 (2.16%) Degree
10 6 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.44%) MCITP
11 4 (1.44%) NCDA
11 4 (1.44%) CCNA
12 3 (1.08%) CCNP
13 2 (0.72%) CCENT
13 2 (0.72%) MCDST
13 2 (0.72%) MCTS
13 2 (0.72%) MCSM
13 2 (0.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.03%) SLA
2 6 (2.16%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.72%) QA
4 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 178 (64.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (42.09%) Active Directory
3 33 (11.87%) XenApp
4 31 (11.15%) VMware ESX
5 30 (10.79%) Hyper-V
6 26 (9.35%) vSphere
7 25 (8.99%) XenDesktop
8 14 (5.04%) NFS
8 14 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (5.04%) vCloud
9 9 (3.24%) Terminal Services
9 9 (3.24%) XenServer
10 8 (2.88%) Postfix
10 8 (2.88%) Samba
11 7 (2.52%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.44%) UAG
13 4 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (14.75%) SCCM
2 13 (4.68%) NetBackup
3 12 (4.32%) SCOM
4 9 (3.24%) Puppet
5 6 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.80%) WSUS
6 5 (1.80%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.80%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.08%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.08%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.36%) Nagios
9 1 (0.36%) MOM
Vendors
1 129 (46.40%) Microsoft
2 73 (26.26%) Citrix
3 45 (16.19%) Cisco
4 37 (13.31%) HP
5 26 (9.35%) Red Hat
6 25 (8.99%) CheckPoint
7 21 (7.55%) Symantec
8 17 (6.12%) Oracle
9 15 (5.40%) NetApp
10 14 (5.04%) AppSense
11 9 (3.24%) Sophos
12 8 (2.88%) IBM
13 7 (2.52%) Altiris
13 7 (2.52%) McAfee
13 7 (2.52%) Apple
13 7 (2.52%) Nortel
14 6 (2.16%) Dell
14 6 (2.16%) EMC
15 5 (1.80%) 3PAR
16 4 (1.44%) Acronis
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