The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing VMware 21 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.95% 5.92% 6.52%
As % of the Vendors category 11.23% 10.86% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 14
Median daily rate £413 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £300 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £388 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £330
% change year-on-year +3.05% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.88 £22.00
% change year-on-year -41.12% +31.25%  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 187 175 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 52.97% 54.52% 42.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 110 96
Median daily rate £445 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 14
Median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Bedfordshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Bedfordshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Bedfordshire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Bedfordshire

VMware
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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 -3 8 £425 +14.86%
Bedford -4 4 £155 - 1
VMware
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) Citrix
3 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (34.48%) Migration
5 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
6 8 (27.59%) Firewall
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (27.59%) Cisco
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
8 6 (20.69%) VPN
8 6 (20.69%) DNS
9 5 (17.24%) DHCP
9 5 (17.24%) Linux
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
9 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (13.79%) vSphere
10 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
10 4 (13.79%) High Availability
10 4 (13.79%) OpenStack
10 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.79%) Business Transformation
10 4 (13.79%) Skype
10 4 (13.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (13.79%) CMMI
10 4 (13.79%) HP

VMware
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 (13.79%) OpenStack
1 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.34%) Office 365
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.90%) G Suite
5 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 6 (20.69%) VPN
3 5 (17.24%) DHCP
4 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
4 4 (13.79%) Skype
4 4 (13.79%) Wireless
5 3 (10.34%) OSPF
5 3 (10.34%) VoIP
6 2 (6.90%) BGP
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
6 2 (6.90%) LAN
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security
6 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) WAN
7 1 (3.45%) SAN
7 1 (3.45%) VLAN
7 1 (3.45%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) GitLab
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) PC Support
4 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) PDA
4 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) Solaris
6 3 (10.34%) Unix
7 2 (6.90%) AIX
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity
3 4 (13.79%) Business Transformation
3 4 (13.79%) CMMI
3 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.79%) High Availability
3 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.34%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (10.34%) Data Security
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.90%) Task Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Web Filtering
5 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) MCSA
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) CCA
4 2 (6.90%) CCIE
4 2 (6.90%) CCIE Security
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) HP APS
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.90%) VCAP
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.45%) MCP
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) vSphere
3 4 (13.79%) XenApp
4 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.45%) DameWare
3 1 (3.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Citrix
3 8 (27.59%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) Google
4 4 (13.79%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 3 (10.34%) Symantec
6 2 (6.90%) Apple
6 2 (6.90%) Avaya
6 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.90%) Lotus
6 2 (6.90%) McAfee
6 2 (6.90%) Meru Networks
6 2 (6.90%) Trustwave
6 2 (6.90%) Virgin Media
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) Mitel
7 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto