The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 37 27 43
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.37% 2.61% 1.21%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 32.00% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £381 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +117.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14 25 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 5.17% 8.14% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 18
Median daily rate £288 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.81% -12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £139 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £476 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
4 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Symantec
5 3 (33.33%) MPLS
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) Apple
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Akamai
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
3 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (11.11%) CloudFront
3 1 (11.11%) G Suite
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) MPLS
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 1 (11.11%) HSRP
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCDE
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) CommVault
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 1 (11.11%) Meru Networks