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 29 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 55 47
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 32 5 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.00% 0.75% 3.24%
As % of the System Software category 27.83% 7.69% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 8
Median daily rate £525 £425 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +24.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £413 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £448 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £335
% change year-on-year -1.31% +13.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 - £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.48 - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.14 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -53.88% -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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 115 65 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.97% 9.70% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 45 115
Median daily rate £450 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £456 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.20 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £15.60 £43.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Hertfordshire

VMware Infrastructure
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 29 June 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 29 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
Stevenage - 5 £650 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +10 4 £650 +52.94% 2
Watford -6 2 £550 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £305 -
Hatfield - 2 £488 - 4
Welwyn - 1 £550 -
VMware Infrastructure
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (55.81%) Windows
3 23 (53.49%) PowerShell
4 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
5 17 (39.53%) Data Centre
6 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
6 16 (37.21%) Perl
7 15 (34.88%) Python
8 14 (32.56%) VMS
8 14 (32.56%) VirtualBox
9 13 (30.23%) Programme Delivery
10 12 (27.91%) Internet
11 11 (25.58%) Law
12 10 (23.26%) Citrix
12 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
13 9 (20.93%) LAN
13 9 (20.93%) Information Security
14 8 (18.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
14 8 (18.60%) Cisco
14 8 (18.60%) SCCM
14 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
15 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
15 7 (16.28%) Metasploit
15 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
15 7 (16.28%) Network Security
15 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
15 7 (16.28%) EnCase
15 7 (16.28%) Actionable Insight
15 7 (16.28%) OllyDbg

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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.33%) Apache
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 4 (9.30%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) Yammer
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Dropbox
4 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) Internet
2 9 (20.93%) LAN
3 7 (16.28%) Network Security
3 7 (16.28%) Skype
4 5 (11.63%) Firewall
4 5 (11.63%) HTTP
4 5 (11.63%) SAN
4 5 (11.63%) WAN
5 4 (9.30%) NetScaler
5 4 (9.30%) SMTP
6 3 (6.98%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.65%) FCoE
7 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.65%) SNMP
7 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.65%) VoIP
8 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (16.28%) Metasploit
1 7 (16.28%) OllyDbg
General
1 11 (25.58%) Law
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
1 10 (23.26%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Incident Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Malware Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Security Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Technical Support
3 3 (6.98%) Architect
3 3 (6.98%) Audio Visual Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
3 3 (6.98%) Malware Consultant
3 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Security Incident Consultant
3 3 (6.98%) Security Specialist
3 3 (6.98%) Security Tester
3 3 (6.98%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Java SE
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) SAML
2 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (39.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.28%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (9.30%) CESG
4 4 (9.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.65%) Social Media
5 2 (4.65%) User Experience
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) VMS
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.95%) Linux
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.98%) Kali Linux
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.65%) Unix
9 1 (2.33%) CentOS
9 1 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.33%) Debian
9 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.33%) Solaris
9 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Programme Delivery
2 9 (20.93%) Information Security
3 7 (16.28%) Actionable Insight
3 7 (16.28%) Computer Forensics
3 7 (16.28%) Malware Analysis
3 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
3 7 (16.28%) Threat Analysis
4 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (9.30%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (9.30%) Disk Encryption
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Presales
5 4 (9.30%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (9.30%) Usability Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (6.98%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) PowerShell
2 16 (37.21%) Perl
3 15 (34.88%) Python
4 5 (11.63%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) VBScript
6 3 (6.98%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.33%) AWK
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.33%) EMC Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) NCSA
4 1 (2.33%) RHCE
4 1 (2.33%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) GMP
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) VirtualBox
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (11.63%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (11.63%) XenApp
5 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.30%) BitLocker
6 4 (9.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.98%) vSphere
8 2 (4.65%) NFS
9 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.33%) Firmware
9 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 7 (16.28%) EnCase
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (9.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.33%) Ansible
5 1 (2.33%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (2.33%) Puppet
5 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.33%) vRealize
5 1 (2.33%) WMI
5 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
5 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.26%) Citrix
4 8 (18.60%) Cisco
5 7 (16.28%) HP
6 5 (11.63%) Dell
7 4 (9.30%) Altiris
7 4 (9.30%) AppSense
7 4 (9.30%) LANDesk
7 4 (9.30%) Symantec
8 3 (6.98%) EMC
8 3 (6.98%) Lotus
8 3 (6.98%) NetApp
9 2 (4.65%) Becrypt
9 2 (4.65%) Brocade
9 2 (4.65%) Facebook
9 2 (4.65%) Google
9 2 (4.65%) Mitel
9 2 (4.65%) Veeam
10 1 (2.33%) Acronis