The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 41 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 11 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.87% 2.58% 4.30%
As % of the System Software category 16.18% 25.35% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 10
Median daily rate £288 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.77 - £14.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -47.67% +43.33%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 68 71 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.58% 10.17% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 41
Median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £625 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Median hourly rate £11.75 £15.75 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.39% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.98 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £23.10 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Hertfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Hertfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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
St Albans +3 2 - -
Stevenage +3 1 - - 2
Watford -4 1 - - 3
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Hatfield -13 1 £375 -9.09% 1
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

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

1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 11 (42.31%) Linux
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
5 9 (34.62%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco
7 7 (26.92%) DNS
7 7 (26.92%) Apache
7 7 (26.92%) MySQL
7 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
7 7 (26.92%) vSphere
8 6 (23.08%) Puppet
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (23.08%) Java
8 6 (23.08%) DHCP
8 6 (23.08%) SAN
8 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) nginx
9 5 (19.23%) LAMP
9 5 (19.23%) Ruby
9 5 (19.23%) Firewall
9 5 (19.23%) Nagios
9 5 (19.23%) Python
9 5 (19.23%) LAN
9 5 (19.23%) HTTP

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (26.92%) Apache
2 5 (19.23%) nginx
3 3 (11.54%) IBM Notes
3 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) IIS
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) DHCP
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 5 (19.23%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) HTTP
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
4 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 4 (15.38%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 2 (7.69%) FCoE
6 2 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (7.69%) Internet
6 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 2 (7.69%) SSL
6 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.85%) Intranet
7 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Data Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Officer
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) LAMP
1 5 (19.23%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (15.38%) Middleware
3 3 (11.54%) Java SE
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) CCTV
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) VMS
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.69%) Email Filtering
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) PLM
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) Perl
2 5 (19.23%) PHP
2 5 (19.23%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) Ruby
3 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) RHCE
3 1 (3.85%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (26.92%) vSphere
4 6 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (15.38%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (7.69%) NFS
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.69%) XenApp
6 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Puppet
2 5 (19.23%) Ansible
2 5 (19.23%) Nagios
2 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (11.54%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) vRealize
4 1 (3.85%) WMI
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Dell
4 3 (11.54%) Lotus
4 3 (11.54%) NetApp
5 2 (7.69%) Brocade
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Becrypt
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.85%) Spiceworks