The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 55 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 46 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.55% 2.24% 3.19%
As % of the System Software category 32.86% 19.27% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 14
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £486 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year - +11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 140 109 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.85% 11.63% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 52 60
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 17
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -53.84%  
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Buckinghamshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire 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
Milton Keynes +16 41 £400 -2.43% 2
Amersham +2 1 £325 -
VMware Infrastructure
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 71 (100.00%) VMware
2 53 (74.65%) Windows
3 46 (64.79%) Active Directory
4 34 (47.89%) Citrix
4 34 (47.89%) Security Cleared
5 31 (43.66%) SC Cleared
6 29 (40.85%) Linux
7 28 (39.44%) ITIL
8 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
9 26 (36.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (36.62%) Hyper-V
10 25 (35.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (30.99%) HP
11 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
12 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
13 20 (28.17%) Virtual Environments
14 19 (26.76%) Firewall
15 18 (25.35%) Unix
16 17 (23.94%) SAN
16 17 (23.94%) Change Management
17 16 (22.54%) MCSE
17 16 (22.54%) SQL
17 16 (22.54%) Office 365
18 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
19 14 (19.72%) MCP
19 14 (19.72%) Cisco
20 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
20 13 (18.31%) VMware Workstation

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.08%) Skype for Business
3 9 (12.68%) IIS
4 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.63%) Apache
5 4 (5.63%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) Office 365
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) Firewall
2 17 (23.94%) SAN
3 9 (12.68%) DNS
3 9 (12.68%) WAN
4 7 (9.86%) BIG-IP
5 6 (8.45%) DHCP
6 5 (7.04%) LAN
6 5 (7.04%) NAS
7 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.82%) LDAP
7 2 (2.82%) Network Security
8 1 (1.41%) Internet
8 1 (1.41%) SMTP
8 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.23%) Big Data
5 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.82%) Marketing
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Architect
2 20 (28.17%) Technical Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (12.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.45%) Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Messaging Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Support Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Communications Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Office 365 Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
3 9 (12.68%) Clustering
4 3 (4.23%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) Replication
6 1 (1.41%) CESG
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (74.65%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) Linux
3 25 (35.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
7 18 (25.35%) Unix
8 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
9 8 (11.27%) Solaris
10 6 (8.45%) AIX
10 6 (8.45%) Windows Vista
11 5 (7.04%) CentOS
11 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.41%) VMS
12 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) ITIL
2 20 (28.17%) Virtual Environments
3 17 (23.94%) Change Management
4 13 (18.31%) ITIL V3
5 12 (16.90%) Migration
6 11 (15.49%) Service Management
7 10 (14.08%) DevOps
7 10 (14.08%) ITSM
7 10 (14.08%) Service Delivery
8 9 (12.68%) Project Management
9 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (9.86%) Network Design
10 7 (9.86%) TOGAF
11 6 (8.45%) Server Virtualisation
12 5 (7.04%) Capacity Management
12 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
12 5 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
13 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
13 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.41%) VB
4 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (47.89%) Security Cleared
2 31 (43.66%) SC Cleared
3 26 (36.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (22.54%) MCSE
5 14 (19.72%) MCP
6 13 (18.31%) DV Cleared
7 9 (12.68%) MCSA
8 8 (11.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (9.86%) CCNA
9 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (7.04%) CCNP
11 4 (5.63%) MCDBA
11 4 (5.63%) MCITP
12 2 (2.82%) GSAE
13 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) GPG13
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 46 (64.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (36.62%) Hyper-V
3 13 (18.31%) VMware Workstation
4 10 (14.08%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.04%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (7.04%) ISA Server
5 5 (7.04%) UAG
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.63%) vSphere
7 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.82%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.82%) XenApp
8 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.41%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.41%) vCloud
8 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) SCOM
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (7.04%) OVSD
5 4 (5.63%) Ansible
5 4 (5.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (4.23%) vMotion
7 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.82%) OpenView
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.41%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (47.89%) Citrix
3 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
4 22 (30.99%) HP
5 14 (19.72%) Cisco
6 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
7 9 (12.68%) NetApp
8 7 (9.86%) F5
8 7 (9.86%) ServiceNow
9 5 (7.04%) Blue Coat
9 5 (7.04%) CheckPoint
9 5 (7.04%) Forcepoint
10 4 (5.63%) StorageTek
10 4 (5.63%) Sun
11 3 (4.23%) EMC
11 3 (4.23%) Remedy
11 3 (4.23%) SAP
11 3 (4.23%) Veritas
12 2 (2.82%) Computacenter
12 2 (2.82%) Nimsoft