The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware
South East / Kent
Rank 30 35 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17  
Contract jobs citing VMware 12 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.41% 4.99% 9.92%
As % of the Vendors category 9.60% 11.70% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 18
Median daily rate £325 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.52% +4.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £334 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £604 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.22%  

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 Kent.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 125 188 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 45.96% 42.63% 49.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 144 80
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £470 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £27.38 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Kent

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Kent over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Kent

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Kent

VMware
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 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
Tunbridge Wells +8 4 £308 -25.45%
VMware
South East

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 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 Kent region with a requirement for VMware.

1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 27 (93.10%) Windows Server
3 26 (89.66%) Active Directory
4 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
5 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (58.62%) Finance
6 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (44.83%) DNS
7 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
8 12 (41.38%) Incident Management
8 12 (41.38%) VMware ESX
9 11 (37.93%) MCSE
9 11 (37.93%) MCSA
9 11 (37.93%) MCP
9 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (37.93%) MCITP
9 11 (37.93%) Nessus
9 11 (37.93%) LANDesk
9 11 (37.93%) SolarWinds
10 10 (34.48%) Citrix
11 8 (27.59%) SCCM
12 7 (24.14%) XenApp
12 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (20.69%) BitLocker
13 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
13 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
13 6 (20.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (20.69%) Application Virtualisation
13 6 (20.69%) Unix

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) DNS
2 6 (20.69%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) VPN
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
General
1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Advertising
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Systems Engineer
1 14 (48.28%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (41.38%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Server Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Solaris Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Server Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
1 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 27 (93.10%) Windows Server
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
7 6 (20.69%) Solaris
7 6 (20.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Incident Management
2 6 (20.69%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
3 5 (17.24%) Server Patching
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security
5 1 (3.45%) Kanban
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) MCITP
1 11 (37.93%) MCP
1 11 (37.93%) MCSA
1 11 (37.93%) MCSE
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
System Software
1 26 (89.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) VMware ESX
3 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) XenApp
4 6 (20.69%) BitLocker
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) Nessus
2 8 (27.59%) SCCM
3 6 (20.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) LANDesk
2 11 (37.93%) SolarWinds
3 10 (34.48%) Citrix
4 6 (20.69%) AppSense
4 6 (20.69%) CA
4 6 (20.69%) Symantec
4 6 (20.69%) Wyse
5 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco