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 25 June 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 11 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.12% 2.83% 3.16%
As % of the System Software category 32.35% 21.43% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 6
Median daily rate £413 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £261 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £382 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year - +11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.71% -6.66%  

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 34 42 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.63% 13.21% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 23
Median daily rate £353 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £115 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 9
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Bedfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 -2 7 £413 +14.58%
Bedford - 2 £269 -
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 4 (33.33%) CMMI
5 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 4 (33.33%) Skype
5 4 (33.33%) Business Transformation
5 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 4 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 3 (25.00%) Data Security
6 3 (25.00%) MCSA
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring 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 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 4 (33.33%) Skype
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 4 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 4 (33.33%) CMMI
2 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (33.33%) High Availability
2 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (25.00%) Data Security
4 2 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Web Filtering
4 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V2
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) MCSA
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCA
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE Security
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) HP APS
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) VCAP
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) DameWare
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) Apple
6 2 (16.67%) Avaya
6 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (16.67%) Meru Networks
6 2 (16.67%) Trustwave
6 2 (16.67%) Virgin Media
7 1 (8.33%) Dell
7 1 (8.33%) EMC