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 28 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 26 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19  
Contract jobs citing VMware 42 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.91% 6.34% 3.82%
As % of the Vendors category 17.07% 14.02% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 17
Median daily rate £280 £348 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.42% +21.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £441 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +3.49% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £16.28 £15.60 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +35.65%  
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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 246 214 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 46.33% 45.24% 35.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 133 141
Median daily rate £350 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.88 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 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
Cardiff +22 35 £280 -28.88% 3
Caerphilly - 2 £180 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £375 -
Bridgend +2 1 £450 +12.50%
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £450 -
VMware
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VMware.

1 41 (62.12%) ITIL
2 38 (57.58%) Microsoft
3 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 31 (46.97%) Windows
5 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (40.91%) Cisco
6 26 (39.39%) CCNA
7 25 (37.88%) Citrix
8 23 (34.85%) Firewall
8 23 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (34.85%) Windows Server
9 22 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 19 (28.79%) HP
10 19 (28.79%) HP Data Protector
11 18 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 16 (24.24%) Tivoli
12 16 (24.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 12 (18.18%) SLA
14 11 (16.67%) Internet
14 11 (16.67%) Migration
15 10 (15.15%) Linux
15 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
15 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
16 9 (13.64%) Release Management
16 9 (13.64%) WebSphere
16 9 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
16 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (13.64%) Project Management
17 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery

VMware
Co-occurring 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 22 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 6 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (9.09%) JCAPS
4 3 (4.55%) Apache
4 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.55%) IIS
4 3 (4.55%) Jetty
4 3 (4.55%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.55%) nginx
4 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.55%) Google App Engine
1 3 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.52%) Route 53
2 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) Firewall
2 11 (16.67%) Internet
3 7 (10.61%) LAN
3 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 6 (9.09%) WAN
5 5 (7.58%) DNS
5 5 (7.58%) SAN
6 4 (6.06%) DHCP
6 4 (6.06%) Wireless
7 3 (4.55%) DSL
7 3 (4.55%) FTP
7 3 (4.55%) HTTP
7 3 (4.55%) IPsec
7 3 (4.55%) POP3
7 3 (4.55%) SMTP
7 3 (4.55%) SSL
8 2 (3.03%) ADSL
8 2 (3.03%) IPv6
8 2 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.03%) Big Data
3 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.03%) HBase
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.52%) Selenium
3 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Local Government
2 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Support Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Technical Support
3 13 (19.70%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Technical Support Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Network Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Server Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) Server Support
8 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (9.09%) Network Support
8 6 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) Lead Test Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) Team Leader
9 5 (7.58%) Test Analyst
10 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Engineer
10 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Technical Support
10 4 (6.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) SOAP
1 7 (10.61%) XML
1 7 (10.61%) XSLT
2 6 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) J2EE
3 3 (4.55%) Kafka
3 3 (4.55%) Servlets
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) COM
4 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.52%) Java EE
4 1 (1.52%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.52%) Spring
4 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
1 5 (7.58%) NHS
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.15%) Linux
4 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.06%) AIX
7 3 (4.55%) Solaris
8 2 (3.03%) Android
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Migration
3 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 9 (13.64%) Project Management
3 9 (13.64%) Release Management
4 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 7 (10.61%) Data Migration
6 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 6 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (7.58%) Service Management
8 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.55%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.55%) DevOps
9 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.55%) Open Source
9 3 (4.55%) Resource Management
10 2 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) C++
2 5 (7.58%) SQL
3 4 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (39.39%) CCNA
3 18 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
6 6 (9.09%) Degree
7 5 (7.58%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.06%) CCAA
9 3 (4.55%) CCA
9 3 (4.55%) ISEB
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.52%) CCIE
11 1 (1.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.52%) MCSE
11 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.18%) SLA
2 7 (10.61%) HL7
3 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) XenApp
5 4 (6.06%) XenServer
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.55%) Xen
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.52%) pfSense
8 1 (1.52%) Snort
8 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (28.79%) HP Data Protector
2 16 (24.24%) Tivoli
2 16 (24.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (7.58%) Puppet
4 3 (4.55%) Ansible
4 3 (4.55%) Marathon
4 3 (4.55%) Mesos
4 3 (4.55%) Rundeck
4 3 (4.55%) Terraform
5 2 (3.03%) SCCM
6 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.52%) Fluentd
6 1 (1.52%) Grafana
6 1 (1.52%) Kibana
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 38 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (40.91%) Cisco
3 25 (37.88%) Citrix
4 19 (28.79%) HP
5 6 (9.09%) Fiorano
5 6 (9.09%) IBM
5 6 (9.09%) InterSystems
6 5 (7.58%) Oracle
7 3 (4.55%) Google
7 3 (4.55%) Sun
7 3 (4.55%) Veeam
8 2 (3.03%) Apple
8 2 (3.03%) Cloudera
8 2 (3.03%) Fujitsu
8 2 (3.03%) NetApp
9 1 (1.52%) arcserve
9 1 (1.52%) McAfee
9 1 (1.52%) Remedy
9 1 (1.52%) Sophos
9 1 (1.52%) Symantec