Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 74 96
Rank change year-on-year -31 +22 -25
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 97 146 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.71% 2.54% 2.16%
As % of the System Software category 13.74% 19.89% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 99 82
South West median daily rate £350 £335 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +2.29% +9.17%
10th Percentile £185 £196 £151
90th Percentile £500 £578 £488
England median daily rate £388 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
South West median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -42.48% +59.38%
10th Percentile £16.38 £15.00 £17.55
90th Percentile £50.35 £27.60 £67.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -6.67% +30.43%

VMware Infrastructure is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 706 734 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.45% 12.79% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 439 363
South West median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £158 £125 £120
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 93
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +2.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.23 £43.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 37 £390 +20.00% 9
Wiltshire -23 22 £450 +38.46% 1
Devon -1 10 £363 -6.75% 3
Gloucestershire +3 9 £190 -36.67% 8
Somerset -8 9 £238 +39.71% 1
Dorset +7 5 £170 -56.69% 3
Cornwall -15 2 £350 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 West region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 97 (100.00%) VMware
2 51 (52.58%) Windows
3 36 (37.11%) Linux
4 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
5 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
6 30 (30.93%) Cisco
7 28 (28.87%) DHCP
8 26 (26.80%) Security Cleared
8 26 (26.80%) Windows Server
9 25 (25.77%) Citrix
9 25 (25.77%) Firewall
10 24 (24.74%) DNS
10 24 (24.74%) Hyper-V
11 23 (23.71%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (21.65%) TCP/IP
13 20 (20.62%) Tomcat
14 19 (19.59%) Puppet
15 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
15 18 (18.56%) Oracle
16 17 (17.53%) DevOps
17 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (16.49%) J2EE
17 16 (16.49%) VPN
18 15 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (15.46%) WAN
18 15 (15.46%) Apache
18 15 (15.46%) ITIL
18 15 (15.46%) Jenkins
19 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (14.43%) LAN

VMware Infrastructure
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 20 (20.62%) Tomcat
2 15 (15.46%) Apache
3 10 (10.31%) IIS
3 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange
4 9 (9.28%) Jetty
4 9 (9.28%) Mongrel
4 9 (9.28%) nginx
4 9 (9.28%) WebSphere
5 7 (7.22%) JBoss
6 6 (6.19%) iPlanet
6 6 (6.19%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (6.19%) WebLogic
7 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.09%) Confluence
8 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.09%) Skype for Business
9 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.06%) MQSeries
9 2 (2.06%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.03%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.71%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (13.40%) Office 365
4 10 (10.31%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (10.31%) Google App Engine
4 10 (10.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (4.12%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.12%) Route 53
5 4 (4.12%) Serverless
5 4 (4.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.09%) IaaS
6 3 (3.09%) PaaS
6 3 (3.09%) SaaS
7 2 (2.06%) GitHub
8 1 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.87%) DHCP
2 25 (25.77%) Firewall
3 24 (24.74%) DNS
4 21 (21.65%) TCP/IP
5 16 (16.49%) VPN
6 15 (15.46%) WAN
7 14 (14.43%) IPsec
7 14 (14.43%) LAN
8 11 (11.34%) FTP
8 11 (11.34%) HTTP
8 11 (11.34%) SSL
9 8 (8.25%) SAN
10 6 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (5.15%) LDAP
12 4 (4.12%) EIGRP
12 4 (4.12%) NAS
12 4 (4.12%) VLAN
12 4 (4.12%) VoIP
12 4 (4.12%) Wireshark
13 3 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.28%) Travis CI
3 6 (6.19%) JIRA
4 4 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.09%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.09%) Subversion
6 2 (2.06%) Hudson
6 2 (2.06%) Maven
6 2 (2.06%) ScriptRunner
7 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.03%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.03%) MSI
7 1 (1.03%) Phabricator
7 1 (1.03%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (9.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (9.28%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (8.25%) Architect
3 8 (8.25%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.25%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (5.15%) Solaris Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Consultant
6 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (4.12%) IT Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) EMC Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.49%) J2EE
2 10 (10.31%) .NET
3 9 (9.28%) Servlets
4 5 (5.15%) Web Services
5 3 (3.09%) JSON
5 3 (3.09%) Middleware
6 2 (2.06%) REST
6 2 (2.06%) WSDL
6 2 (2.06%) XML
6 2 (2.06%) XSD
7 1 (1.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.03%) COM
7 1 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.03%) LAMP
7 1 (1.03%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.03%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Clustering
2 6 (6.19%) FMCG
2 6 (6.19%) iPad
3 5 (5.15%) iPhone
4 4 (4.12%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.09%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.06%) NHS
6 2 (2.06%) PKI
6 2 (2.06%) Replication
6 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.03%) Derivative
7 1 (1.03%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.03%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.03%) RIA
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (52.58%) Windows
2 36 (37.11%) Linux
3 26 (26.80%) Windows Server
4 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.40%) Windows 10
6 11 (11.34%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.28%) Unix
7 9 (9.28%) Windows 8
8 7 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.22%) Solaris
8 7 (7.22%) SUSE
9 6 (6.19%) AIX
9 6 (6.19%) HPUX
10 4 (4.12%) CentOS
11 2 (2.06%) VMS
12 1 (1.03%) Debian
12 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) DevOps
2 15 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (15.46%) ITIL
3 12 (12.37%) Configuration Management
4 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.31%) Open Source
6 9 (9.28%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.25%) Capacity Management
8 7 (7.22%) High Availability
9 6 (6.19%) Migration
10 5 (5.15%) Change Control
10 5 (5.15%) MODAF
10 5 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (5.15%) Scrum
10 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.15%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.15%) Waterfall
11 4 (4.12%) Auto-Scaling
11 4 (4.12%) Incident Management
11 4 (4.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.40%) Java
2 11 (11.34%) Python
2 11 (11.34%) SQL
3 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.19%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.09%) Perl
5 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.06%) Groovy
6 2 (2.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.03%) C
7 1 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) C-shell
7 1 (1.03%) Go
7 1 (1.03%) Korn
7 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.03%) Tcl
7 1 (1.03%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (26.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.12%) CCNP
6 3 (3.09%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.09%) Degree
7 2 (2.06%) CCNA
7 2 (2.06%) MCITP
7 2 (2.06%) MCSE
7 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.06%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
2 24 (24.74%) Hyper-V
3 14 (14.43%) Xen
4 12 (12.37%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (11.34%) vSphere
6 7 (7.22%) KVM
7 6 (6.19%) Docker
7 6 (6.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (6.19%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (5.15%) XenServer
9 4 (4.12%) Firmware
9 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (4.12%) XenApp
10 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.06%) Samba
11 2 (2.06%) VMware NSX
12 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (1.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (19.59%) Puppet
2 8 (8.25%) SCCM
3 6 (6.19%) AirWatch
4 4 (4.12%) WSUS
5 3 (3.09%) Ansible
5 3 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.09%) Opsview
6 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.06%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.06%) Nagios
6 2 (2.06%) SCOM
6 2 (2.06%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.03%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.03%) SnapVault
7 1 (1.03%) Terraform
7 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 97 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
3 30 (30.93%) Cisco
4 25 (25.77%) Citrix
5 18 (18.56%) Oracle
6 11 (11.34%) Google
6 11 (11.34%) Red Hat
7 10 (10.31%) F5
8 8 (8.25%) Veritas
9 7 (7.22%) HP
9 7 (7.22%) IBM
10 6 (6.19%) EMC
10 6 (6.19%) PlateSpin
10 6 (6.19%) Sun
11 5 (5.15%) NetApp
12 4 (4.12%) Apple
12 4 (4.12%) Veeam
13 3 (3.09%) Atlassian
13 3 (3.09%) Dell
13 3 (3.09%) SAP