The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 30 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.

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

VMware
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 36 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware 40 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.86% 4.61% 4.00%
As % of the Vendors category 8.73% 10.96% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 20
Median daily rate £463 £400 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -9.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

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 Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 458 447 546
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.25% 42.05% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 244 235
Median daily rate £400 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 18
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +11.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.07 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Buckinghamshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Buckinghamshire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Buckinghamshire

VMware
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 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Milton Keynes +1 36 £425 +1.19% 8
High Wycombe +1 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £525 -
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VMware.

1 54 (72.97%) Windows
2 47 (63.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
5 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
6 26 (35.14%) ITIL
7 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
7 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (31.08%) Windows Server
9 20 (27.03%) Linux
10 18 (24.32%) Cisco
10 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (24.32%) Migration
11 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (22.97%) HP
12 16 (21.62%) Citrix
12 16 (21.62%) Hyper-V
13 15 (20.27%) PowerShell
13 15 (20.27%) Change Management
13 15 (20.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (18.92%) DNS
15 13 (17.57%) LAN
15 13 (17.57%) DHCP
15 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
16 12 (16.22%) DV Cleared
16 12 (16.22%) Unix
16 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
17 11 (14.86%) Service Management
17 11 (14.86%) WAN

VMware
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 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.86%) Skype for Business
3 8 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.11%) IIS
5 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) Office 365
2 9 (12.16%) IaaS
3 5 (6.76%) SaaS
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.70%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) DNS
2 13 (17.57%) DHCP
2 13 (17.57%) LAN
3 11 (14.86%) WAN
4 10 (13.51%) Firewall
5 8 (10.81%) SAN
6 4 (5.41%) BIG-IP
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (5.41%) Skype
6 4 (5.41%) SMTP
7 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.70%) NAS
8 2 (2.70%) Network Security
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Architect
2 14 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Technical Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Administrator
5 5 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.76%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.41%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) VMWare Administrator
6 4 (5.41%) Wintel Administrator
6 4 (5.41%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.46%) Clustering
3 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) CMDB
6 1 (1.35%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.35%) LPAR
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 54 (72.97%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (31.08%) Windows Server
4 20 (27.03%) Linux
5 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (16.22%) Unix
7 7 (9.46%) CentOS
8 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.76%) AIX
9 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.41%) Android
11 1 (1.35%) Solaris
11 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) ITIL
2 18 (24.32%) Migration
3 15 (20.27%) Change Management
4 11 (14.86%) ITIL V3
4 11 (14.86%) Service Management
5 10 (13.51%) ITSM
6 8 (10.81%) Project Management
6 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.81%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (9.46%) Capacity Management
7 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 7 (9.46%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.76%) ITIL V2
10 4 (5.41%) Application Discovery
10 4 (5.41%) Data Centre Operations
10 4 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (5.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 5 (6.76%) VB
4 1 (1.35%) Java
4 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
2 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
3 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (20.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (16.22%) DV Cleared
6 10 (13.51%) MCSA
7 8 (10.81%) MCP
8 6 (8.11%) CCNA
8 6 (8.11%) CCNP
8 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (8.11%) MCSE
9 4 (5.41%) MCDBA
10 2 (2.70%) VCP5
11 1 (1.35%) CCA
11 1 (1.35%) CCAA
11 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.35%) ISO19770
System Software
1 47 (63.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (21.62%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.46%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (8.11%) ISA Server
6 5 (6.76%) Docker
6 5 (6.76%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (6.76%) UAG
6 5 (6.76%) vCloud
6 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (5.41%) vSphere
8 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.70%) PowerHA
9 2 (2.70%) XenApp
9 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) NetBackup
2 7 (9.46%) AirWatch
2 7 (9.46%) SCCM
3 5 (6.76%) Puppet
3 5 (6.76%) vRealize
4 4 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.41%) SCOM
4 4 (5.41%) WSUS
5 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.05%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) OVSD
6 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) AppDNA
7 1 (1.35%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.32%) Cisco
3 17 (22.97%) HP
4 16 (21.62%) Citrix
5 10 (13.51%) Red Hat
6 9 (12.16%) Symantec
7 7 (9.46%) Forcepoint
8 6 (8.11%) IBM
8 6 (8.11%) NetApp
8 6 (8.11%) Oracle
8 6 (8.11%) SAP
9 5 (6.76%) EMC
10 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.41%) F5
10 4 (5.41%) MobileIron
11 3 (4.05%) Dell
11 3 (4.05%) Nimsoft
11 3 (4.05%) Remedy
11 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
11 3 (4.05%) Veritas
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