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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England / South West
Rank 77 60 64
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 64 82 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.46% 2.83% 2.69%
As % of the System Software category 21.05% 23.98% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 58
Median daily rate £313 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.38% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £428 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £20.75 £30.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.52% -19.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £20.95 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £40.55 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 304 342 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.70% 11.82% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 196 153
Median daily rate £331 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 41
Median hourly rate £15.89 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +19.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £8.85 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.90 £33.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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
Bristol -3 18 £319 -10.83% 7
Gloucestershire +11 13 £205 -45.33% 2
Wiltshire -20 11 £250 -34.42% 2
Somerset +13 10 £350 +40.00% 2
Devon +4 9 £549 +188.94% 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 143 (100.00%) VMware
2 94 (65.73%) Windows
3 73 (51.05%) Active Directory
4 62 (43.36%) Microsoft
5 53 (37.06%) Windows Server
6 51 (35.66%) Security Cleared
7 50 (34.97%) Linux
8 43 (30.07%) SC Cleared
9 42 (29.37%) ITIL
10 38 (26.57%) DNS
11 37 (25.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (22.38%) DevOps
12 32 (22.38%) Cisco
13 31 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (20.28%) Windows 7
15 28 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (18.88%) Puppet
17 25 (17.48%) Citrix
17 25 (17.48%) DHCP
18 24 (16.78%) MS Office
18 24 (16.78%) HP
18 24 (16.78%) Red Hat
18 24 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 23 (16.08%) PowerShell
19 23 (16.08%) Data Centre
20 22 (15.38%) SAN
21 19 (13.29%) Thin Client
21 19 (13.29%) LAN
21 19 (13.29%) Fat Client
22 18 (12.59%) Problem Management

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related 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 15 (10.49%) Apache
2 12 (8.39%) Skype for Business
2 12 (8.39%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.69%) IIS
3 11 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.50%) JBoss
5 5 (3.50%) Jetty
5 5 (3.50%) Mongrel
5 5 (3.50%) nginx
5 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.80%) Confluence
7 3 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.10%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.40%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (16.78%) MS Office
2 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.50%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Pegasus Opera
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.29%) Office 365
4 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.50%) Google App Engine
4 5 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.70%) IaaS
6 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.57%) DNS
2 25 (17.48%) DHCP
3 22 (15.38%) SAN
4 19 (13.29%) LAN
5 18 (12.59%) WAN
6 14 (9.79%) Firewall
6 14 (9.79%) VoIP
7 13 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 11 (7.69%) NAS
8 11 (7.69%) SSL
9 7 (4.90%) IPsec
9 7 (4.90%) VPN
9 7 (4.90%) Wireless
10 6 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (3.50%) FTP
11 5 (3.50%) HTTP
12 4 (2.80%) Internet
12 4 (2.80%) LDAP
12 4 (2.80%) SMTP
13 3 (2.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.80%) MySQL
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) MS Access
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.50%) TeamCity
2 5 (3.50%) Travis CI
3 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.80%) JIRA
4 3 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.40%) Maven
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 18 (12.59%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Military
3 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.80%) Games
4 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (10.49%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) Analyst
4 10 (6.99%) Citrix Analyst
4 10 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (5.59%) Head of Delivery
5 8 (5.59%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) IT Support
6 7 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) Problem Manager
7 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.20%) Architect
7 6 (4.20%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.20%) PowerShell Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.50%) Linux Support Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.50%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.69%) .NET
2 5 (3.50%) J2EE
2 5 (3.50%) Servlets
3 4 (2.80%) Middleware
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (2.10%) Web Services
5 2 (1.40%) Ajax
5 2 (1.40%) CSS
5 2 (1.40%) HTML
5 2 (1.40%) jQuery
5 2 (1.40%) LAMP
5 2 (1.40%) MCollective
5 2 (1.40%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.40%) RESTful
5 2 (1.40%) SAML
6 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.70%) COM+
6 1 (0.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.08%) Data Centre
2 19 (13.29%) Fat Client
2 19 (13.29%) Thin Client
3 17 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (11.89%) Replication
4 8 (5.59%) Clustering
5 7 (4.90%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.80%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.40%) CESG
9 2 (1.40%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.40%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.70%) CMDB
10 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 94 (65.73%) Windows
2 53 (37.06%) Windows Server
3 50 (34.97%) Linux
4 37 (25.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (20.28%) Windows 7
7 24 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (7.69%) Solaris
10 9 (6.29%) Unix
11 7 (4.90%) Windows 8
12 6 (4.20%) Windows 10
13 5 (3.50%) CentOS
13 5 (3.50%) Mac OS X
14 4 (2.80%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (2.80%) Ubuntu
15 3 (2.10%) Windows XP
16 2 (1.40%) Debian
17 1 (0.70%) Android
17 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.37%) ITIL
2 32 (22.38%) DevOps
3 28 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.59%) Problem Management
5 17 (11.89%) Incident Management
6 15 (10.49%) Migration
7 14 (9.79%) Change Management
8 13 (9.09%) Project Management
9 12 (8.39%) Scrum
10 11 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 11 (7.69%) Service Management
11 10 (6.99%) ITIL V3
11 10 (6.99%) Open Source
12 8 (5.59%) Load Balancing
12 8 (5.59%) Service Delivery
13 7 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (4.90%) Network Management
13 7 (4.90%) Service Design
13 7 (4.90%) Time Management
14 6 (4.20%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.08%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.89%) SQL
3 11 (7.69%) Java
3 11 (7.69%) Python
4 10 (6.99%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.50%) Ruby
6 4 (2.80%) AWK
6 4 (2.80%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.80%) VB
7 3 (2.10%) C
7 3 (2.10%) C#
7 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.10%) Perl
7 3 (2.10%) PHP
7 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.70%) VB6
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
9 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (35.66%) Security Cleared
2 43 (30.07%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.79%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (6.99%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.59%) CCNA
6 8 (5.59%) DBS Check
6 8 (5.59%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.59%) MCSE
7 7 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.50%) CCNP
9 4 (2.80%) Degree
9 4 (2.80%) MCITP
9 4 (2.80%) RHCE
10 3 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.10%) MCSA
11 2 (1.40%) CCDA
11 2 (1.40%) CNA
11 2 (1.40%) CNE
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.29%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.40%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.40%) QA
System Software
1 73 (51.05%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.59%) VMware ESX
3 16 (11.19%) Hyper-V
3 16 (11.19%) XenApp
4 15 (10.49%) XenDesktop
5 14 (9.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (6.99%) Docker
6 10 (6.99%) vSphere
7 8 (5.59%) BitLocker
7 8 (5.59%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.50%) Xen
10 4 (2.80%) NFS
10 4 (2.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.40%) Shibboleth
11 2 (1.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (18.88%) Puppet
2 16 (11.19%) SCCM
3 15 (10.49%) Ansible
4 12 (8.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (5.59%) NetBackup
5 8 (5.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (5.59%) vRealize
6 5 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.50%) Packer
6 5 (3.50%) Terraform
7 4 (2.80%) Zenoss
8 3 (2.10%) Nagios
8 3 (2.10%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.40%) Netcool
9 2 (1.40%) SCOM
9 2 (1.40%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.40%) Unicenter
9 2 (1.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 143 (100.00%) VMware
2 62 (43.36%) Microsoft
3 32 (22.38%) Cisco
4 25 (17.48%) Citrix
5 24 (16.78%) HP
5 24 (16.78%) Red Hat
6 17 (11.89%) Oracle
7 14 (9.79%) AppSense
7 14 (9.79%) Dell
8 13 (9.09%) Symantec
8 13 (9.09%) Wyse
9 9 (6.29%) NetApp
10 7 (4.90%) Apple
11 6 (4.20%) CA
11 6 (4.20%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.20%) EMC
11 6 (4.20%) IBM
11 6 (4.20%) Remedy
11 6 (4.20%) Veritas
12 5 (3.50%) CommVault
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