The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

VMware Engineer
England / South West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 128 141
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 5 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.52% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
Median daily rate £300 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +32.72% -31.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2508 2867 3118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.62% 96.11% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 1851 1947
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 183 167
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.26% +75.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

VMware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured VMware Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Engineer in the South West

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Engineer in the South West

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Engineer in the South West

VMware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Engineer in the South West

VMware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Dorset +10 2 £300 -
Devon - 2 £175 -
Wiltshire +3 1 £300 -20.00%
VMware Engineer
England

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, VMware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring VMware Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) vSphere
3 9 (60.00%) vCenter Server
4 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) Unix
5 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (33.33%) C
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) HP
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) IIS
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (20.00%) Change Management
9 2 (13.33%) vRealize
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (13.33%) Finance
9 2 (13.33%) VMware Server
9 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (13.33%) Sun

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Change Management
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) vSphere
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (13.33%) vRealize
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam