The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 30 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7  
Contract jobs citing VMware 17 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.90% 4.58% 6.89%
As % of the Vendors category 6.44% 9.41% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 22
Median daily rate £288 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £12.43
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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 264 340 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 44.97% 48.71% 58.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 165 207
Median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.65% -8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £7.87 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.50 £17.00
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Hertfordshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Hertfordshire

VMware
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 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
Watford 0 6 - - 4
St Albans +2 2 - -
Stevenage +2 2 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City -5 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Hatfield -13 1 £375 -9.09% 1
VMware
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VMware.

1 26 (60.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (51.16%) Windows
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
4 16 (37.21%) Linux
5 13 (30.23%) DNS
6 12 (27.91%) DHCP
6 12 (27.91%) Apache
6 12 (27.91%) Cisco
6 12 (27.91%) vSphere
7 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
7 11 (25.58%) Windows Server
8 10 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (23.26%) nginx
8 10 (23.26%) Nagios
8 10 (23.26%) LAMP
9 9 (20.93%) FreeRADIUS
9 9 (20.93%) SCCM
9 9 (20.93%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (18.60%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (18.60%) MySQL
11 7 (16.28%) Citrix
11 7 (16.28%) SAN
11 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
11 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
12 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (13.95%) Puppet
12 6 (13.95%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery

VMware
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 12 (27.91%) Apache
2 10 (23.26%) nginx
3 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) DNS
2 12 (27.91%) DHCP
3 7 (16.28%) SAN
4 5 (11.63%) Firewall
4 5 (11.63%) HTTP
4 5 (11.63%) LAN
5 4 (9.30%) NetScaler
5 4 (9.30%) WAN
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%) Internet
7 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.65%) SSL
7 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.33%) Intranet
8 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) MySQL
1 8 (18.60%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Administrator
1 7 (16.28%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) IT Support
6 2 (4.65%) IT Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) LAMP
2 5 (11.63%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (9.30%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (9.30%) Middleware
4 3 (6.98%) Java SE
5 1 (2.33%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (6.98%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.33%) CCTV
5 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) Linux
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.98%) Unix
8 1 (2.33%) Android
8 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.33%) VMS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) DevOps
2 5 (11.63%) Migration
3 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (6.98%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.65%) Email Filtering
4 2 (4.65%) High Availability
4 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.65%) Time Management
5 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) PLM
5 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Java
2 5 (11.63%) Perl
2 5 (11.63%) PHP
2 5 (11.63%) Python
2 5 (11.63%) Ruby
3 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.33%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) DBS Check
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) NCIE
5 1 (2.33%) RHCE
5 1 (2.33%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (60.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
3 12 (27.91%) vSphere
4 9 (20.93%) FreeRADIUS
4 9 (20.93%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (13.95%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
7 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
7 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
9 2 (4.65%) NFS
9 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (4.65%) XenApp
10 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
10 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Nagios
1 10 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (20.93%) SCCM
3 6 (13.95%) Puppet
4 5 (11.63%) Ansible
5 2 (4.65%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.65%) Graphite
5 2 (4.65%) logstash
6 1 (2.33%) Aspera SmartTrack
6 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) vRealize
6 1 (2.33%) WMI
6 1 (2.33%) WSUS
6 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) Cisco
3 7 (16.28%) Citrix
4 6 (13.95%) Apple
5 5 (11.63%) NetApp
6 3 (6.98%) Dell
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) IBM
6 3 (6.98%) Lotus
7 2 (4.65%) Brocade
7 2 (4.65%) EMC
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle
8 1 (2.33%) Becrypt
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.33%) Remedy
8 1 (2.33%) Siemens
8 1 (2.33%) Snow
8 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.33%) Spiceworks