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 25 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.

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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 34 20
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs citing VMware 43 24 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.88% 3.72% 6.93%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 7.59% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 27
Median daily rate £475 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £219 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 - £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -40.35% +29.54%  

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 301 316 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.16% 48.99% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 162 235
Median daily rate £406 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 36
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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

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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 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 25 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 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
Watford -3 7 £305 +34.06% 1
Stevenage +3 6 £650 +73.33% 1
Welwyn Garden City +4 4 £650 +52.94% 4
Hemel Hempstead +9 3 £425 +17.24% 2
Hatfield - 2 £488 - 4
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Hertford - 1 - -
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
Welwyn - 1 £550 -
VMware
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 42 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (60.00%) Windows
3 25 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
5 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 17 (28.33%) SCCM
6 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
7 16 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 16 (26.67%) Perl
8 15 (25.00%) Python
9 14 (23.33%) VMS
9 14 (23.33%) VirtualBox
10 13 (21.67%) Citrix
10 13 (21.67%) Programme Delivery
11 12 (20.00%) Internet
12 11 (18.33%) Law
12 11 (18.33%) SAN
12 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
13 9 (15.00%) Information Security
13 9 (15.00%) Apple
13 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
13 9 (15.00%) Linux
13 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (13.33%) ITIL
14 8 (13.33%) Cisco
14 8 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (11.67%) NetApp
15 7 (11.67%) HP
15 7 (11.67%) LAN
15 7 (11.67%) Office 365

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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 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Yammer
4 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) Dropbox
4 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.67%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) Internet
2 11 (18.33%) SAN
3 7 (11.67%) LAN
3 7 (11.67%) Network Security
4 6 (10.00%) Skype
5 5 (8.33%) Firewall
6 4 (6.67%) HTTP
6 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.67%) WAN
7 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.00%) SMTP
7 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.33%) DHCP
8 2 (3.33%) DNS
8 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.33%) FCoE
8 2 (3.33%) SNMP
8 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (11.67%) Metasploit
1 7 (11.67%) OllyDbg
2 1 (1.67%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 11 (18.33%) Law
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Malware Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 5 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) Security Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Tester
6 3 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Java SE
2 2 (3.33%) HTML
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) HTML5
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) JSP
3 1 (1.67%) SAML
3 1 (1.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (6.67%) CESG
4 4 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Clustering
6 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.33%) Social Media
6 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.67%) NHS
7 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (23.33%) VMS
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (15.00%) Linux
5 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.00%) Kali Linux
8 3 (5.00%) Ubuntu
8 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.33%) Unix
10 1 (1.67%) Android
10 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.67%) CentOS
10 1 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.67%) Debian
10 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Programme Delivery
2 9 (15.00%) Information Security
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
4 7 (11.67%) Actionable Insight
4 7 (11.67%) Computer Forensics
4 7 (11.67%) Malware Analysis
4 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (11.67%) Threat Analysis
5 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (6.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (6.67%) Disk Encryption
6 4 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Presales
6 4 (6.67%) Usability Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 16 (26.67%) Perl
3 15 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (10.00%) SQL
5 4 (6.67%) VBScript
6 3 (5.00%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.33%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.67%) AWK
8 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MCSA
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.67%) HND
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) NCSA
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) RHCE
5 1 (1.67%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) GMP
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 42 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (23.33%) VirtualBox
4 8 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (8.33%) XenApp
7 4 (6.67%) BitLocker
8 3 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (5.00%) vSphere
9 2 (3.33%) NFS
10 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.67%) Firmware
10 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (28.33%) SCCM
2 7 (11.67%) EnCase
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (3.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.67%) Ansible
6 1 (1.67%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.67%) Puppet
6 1 (1.67%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.67%) vRealize
6 1 (1.67%) WMI
6 1 (1.67%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) Citrix
3 9 (15.00%) Apple
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco
5 7 (11.67%) HP
5 7 (11.67%) NetApp
6 4 (6.67%) Altiris
6 4 (6.67%) AppSense
6 4 (6.67%) Dell
6 4 (6.67%) LANDesk
6 4 (6.67%) Symantec
7 3 (5.00%) Brocade
7 3 (5.00%) EMC
7 3 (5.00%) Lotus
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (3.33%) Becrypt
8 2 (3.33%) Facebook
8 2 (3.33%) Google
8 2 (3.33%) Mitel
8 2 (3.33%) Veeam