The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware
Wales / South Wales
Rank 33 39 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15  
Contract jobs citing VMware 23 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.09% 5.50% 4.98%
As % of the Vendors category 8.19% 13.06% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 18
Median daily rate £180 £158 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -64.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £136 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £471 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 281 245 214
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 49.91% 42.10% 48.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 145 145
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +9.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in South Wales

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in South Wales

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in South Wales

VMware
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cardiff +17 16 £171 -31.50%
Caerphilly - 5 £180 -
Bridgend - 1 £275 -
VMware
Wales

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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

1 32 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 31 (64.58%) Windows
3 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 23 (47.92%) Windows Server
5 21 (43.75%) Cisco
6 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (33.33%) Firewall
8 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 14 (29.17%) Linux
10 12 (25.00%) ITIL
10 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (25.00%) CCNA
11 11 (22.92%) HP
11 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
11 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (16.67%) DevOps
12 8 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (16.67%) Tivoli
12 8 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
13 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
13 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
14 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
14 6 (12.50%) DNS
14 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (10.42%) SAN
15 5 (10.42%) Python

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 4 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (6.25%) Jetty
3 3 (6.25%) Mongrel
3 3 (6.25%) nginx
3 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.08%) Confluence
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.25%) Google App Engine
2 3 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Route 53
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.50%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (10.42%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) SAN
5 4 (8.33%) Internet
5 4 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.25%) DSL
6 3 (6.25%) FTP
6 3 (6.25%) HTTP
6 3 (6.25%) IPsec
6 3 (6.25%) LAN
6 3 (6.25%) SSL
6 3 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (4.17%) Extranet
7 2 (4.17%) Intranet
7 2 (4.17%) IPv6
7 2 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.25%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Consultant
1 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (14.58%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 5 (10.42%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Unix Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.25%) J2EE
2 3 (6.25%) Servlets
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) COM
4 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.08%) Java EE
4 1 (2.08%) Kafka
4 1 (2.08%) MCollective
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.17%) Linux
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.25%) Unix
9 2 (4.17%) AIX
9 2 (4.17%) Android
9 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.17%) Solaris
10 1 (2.08%) CentOS
10 1 (2.08%) Debian
10 1 (2.08%) HPUX
10 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) DevOps
3 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.25%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (6.25%) Information Security
4 3 (6.25%) Load Testing
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Open Source
4 3 (6.25%) Server Hardening
4 3 (6.25%) SIEM
4 3 (6.25%) Software Licensing
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Security
5 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.17%) Time Management
5 2 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) Python
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) CCNA
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CISM
5 2 (4.17%) CISSP
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) GIAC
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) MCP
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.33%) vSphere
4 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 3 (6.25%) Xen
5 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.08%) pfSense
6 1 (2.08%) PowerHA
6 1 (2.08%) Snort
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
1 8 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 8 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (10.42%) SCCM
3 4 (8.33%) Ansible
3 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.33%) Kibana
3 4 (8.33%) Puppet
3 4 (8.33%) Rundeck
4 3 (6.25%) HAProxy
4 3 (6.25%) logstash
4 3 (6.25%) Marathon
4 3 (6.25%) Mesos
4 3 (6.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (6.25%) Terraform
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.08%) Nessus
5 1 (2.08%) SCOM
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (43.75%) Cisco
3 11 (22.92%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 4 (8.33%) SaltStack
6 3 (6.25%) Avaya
6 3 (6.25%) Google
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Apple
7 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.08%) arcserve
8 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper
8 1 (2.08%) NetApp
8 1 (2.08%) Remedy
8 1 (2.08%) Sophos
8 1 (2.08%) Sun