The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 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)
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 50 54
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 11 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.53% 1.27% 1.25%
As % of the System Software category 19.64% 6.00% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Median daily rate £400 £413 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +70.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £365 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £425 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year - +11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% -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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 56 100 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 12.90% 21.19% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 36
Median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 53 25
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Essex over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Essex

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 26 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
Colchester +12 2 £363 -14.70%
Chelmsford +7 2 £200 -50.00%
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £531 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 35 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (74.29%) Linux
3 19 (54.29%) Windows
4 13 (37.14%) Unix
4 13 (37.14%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (37.14%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (31.43%) DevOps
5 11 (31.43%) Degree
6 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 10 (28.57%) J2EE
6 10 (28.57%) Apache
6 10 (28.57%) HTTP
6 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 10 (28.57%) SSL
6 10 (28.57%) Network Packet Analysis
6 10 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (28.57%) Forensic Analysis
7 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
7 9 (25.71%) Digital Forensics
7 9 (25.71%) Open Source
7 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
8 8 (22.86%) Kanban
8 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (22.86%) TDD
8 8 (22.86%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) Subversion
9 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 7 (20.00%) SOA

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (28.57%) Apache
2 7 (20.00%) JBoss
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (14.29%) IIS
4 4 (11.43%) Jetty
4 4 (11.43%) Mongrel
4 4 (11.43%) nginx
4 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
4 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Google App Engine
1 4 (11.43%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) HTTP
1 10 (28.57%) SSL
1 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
2 6 (17.14%) DNS
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (8.57%) FTP
4 3 (8.57%) IPsec
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) SAN
5 2 (5.71%) WLAN
6 1 (2.86%) BGP
6 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.86%) OSPF
6 1 (2.86%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.00%) Subversion
3 6 (17.14%) Maven
4 3 (8.57%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Billing
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Security Analyst
3 12 (34.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (25.71%) Incident Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Security Incident Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (11.43%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) IT Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) IT Security Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Security Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) J2EE
2 7 (20.00%) Middleware
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (8.57%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) LPAR
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) PDA
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) RIA
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Linux
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) Unix
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (31.43%) DevOps
3 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
3 10 (28.57%) Forensic Analysis
3 10 (28.57%) Network Packet Analysis
3 10 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (25.71%) Digital Forensics
4 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
4 9 (25.71%) Open Source
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.86%) Kanban
5 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) TDD
6 7 (20.00%) Microservices
6 7 (20.00%) SOA
6 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.14%) API Design
7 6 (17.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Python
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) C
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) CCNP
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CCSE
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (20.00%) Docker
3 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.43%) Xen
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Ansible
2 4 (11.43%) Puppet
3 3 (8.57%) SCCM
4 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.71%) ZENworks
5 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.86%) DameWare
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) WSO2
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) Google
5 3 (8.57%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Imperva
7 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.86%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Veeam