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 23 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing VMware 33 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.94% 5.11% 6.59%
As % of the Vendors category 24.44% 12.78% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 9
Median daily rate £344 £358 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -20.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £203 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +4.89% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year -40.35% +25.27%  

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 135 133 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 52.94% 39.94% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 87 68
Median daily rate £375 £328 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -30.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £22.52 £55.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.05% +243.75%  
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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
Dover - 8 - -
Dartford - 5 £425 -
Tunbridge Wells +2 4 £338 +3.05%
Maidstone -3 4 £343 -11.61%
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for VMware.

1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
4 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
7 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (34.78%) DNS
7 16 (34.78%) MCSE
7 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (28.26%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (23.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 11 (23.91%) Firewall
9 11 (23.91%) ITIL
10 10 (21.74%) IIS
10 10 (21.74%) Citrix
10 10 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (21.74%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (19.57%) Finance
12 8 (17.39%) HP
12 8 (17.39%) .NET
12 8 (17.39%) MCSA
13 7 (15.22%) SQL
13 7 (15.22%) Cisco
13 7 (15.22%) LAN
13 7 (15.22%) DHCP
13 7 (15.22%) SAN
13 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (15.22%) Banking
13 7 (15.22%) Network Security

VMware
Co-occurring 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 10 (21.74%) IIS
2 5 (10.87%) Apache
2 5 (10.87%) EPiServer
2 5 (10.87%) FileNet
2 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Bankmaster
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) DNS
2 11 (23.91%) Firewall
3 7 (15.22%) DHCP
3 7 (15.22%) LAN
3 7 (15.22%) Network Security
3 7 (15.22%) SAN
4 6 (13.04%) IP Telephony
4 6 (13.04%) IPsec
4 6 (13.04%) MPLS
5 5 (10.87%) 802.11
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (10.87%) HTTPS
5 5 (10.87%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (10.87%) WAN
5 5 (10.87%) Wireless
6 4 (8.70%) DPNSS
6 4 (8.70%) QSIG
6 4 (8.70%) SNMP
6 4 (8.70%) Telepresence
6 4 (8.70%) WLAN
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (28.26%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Server Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Designer
6 4 (8.70%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Network Designer
7 3 (6.52%) Security Designer
7 3 (6.52%) Support Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
1 5 (10.87%) Mainframe
1 5 (10.87%) Tandem
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Handset
4 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (13.04%) Unix
7 4 (8.70%) Solaris
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
1 11 (23.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 6 (13.04%) Project Management
3 5 (10.87%) Server Patching
4 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.70%) Line Management
4 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.70%) Security Patching
5 2 (4.35%) Server Building
6 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.17%) ITSM
6 1 (2.17%) Kanban
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) JCL
3 2 (4.35%) C
4 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) MCSE
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (17.39%) MCSA
4 6 (13.04%) MCITP
4 6 (13.04%) MCP
5 5 (10.87%) CCNP
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.87%) CISSP
6 4 (8.70%) CCNA
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.35%) MCTS
8 1 (2.17%) CNA
8 1 (2.17%) Novell Certification
8 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (28.26%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (21.74%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Nessus
1 5 (10.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Citrix
3 8 (17.39%) HP
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco
5 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.04%) Mitel
5 6 (13.04%) SolarWinds
6 5 (10.87%) Genesys
6 5 (10.87%) Informatica
6 5 (10.87%) LANDesk
6 5 (10.87%) Oracle
7 4 (8.70%) Riverbed
7 4 (8.70%) Symantec
8 3 (6.52%) Siemens
9 2 (4.35%) F5
9 2 (4.35%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.17%) Meraki
10 1 (2.17%) Polycom
10 1 (2.17%) Sophos