Period
to 22 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 120 84
Rank change year-on-year +43 -36 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 169 81 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.64% 1.56% 2.48%
As % of the System Software category 16.44% 11.10% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 47 97
South West median daily rate £425 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% +5.47% -10.49%
10th Percentile £273 £171 £121
90th Percentile £575 £500 £579
England median daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 10
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £30.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.37% +34.44% -31.56%
10th Percentile £33.50 £14.10 £17.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.15 £54.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -16.67%

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 1,028 730 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.08% 14.05% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 422 410
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21% -2.94%
10th Percentile £213 £159 £120
90th Percentile £596 £588 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 61 69
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £23.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.55% +54.10% -14.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £46.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.36 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.20% +2.25% +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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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
Wiltshire +6 88 £495 +10.00% 20
Bristol -1 34 £381 +22.00% 22
Gloucestershire +4 19 £450 +221.43% 12
Devon +9 12 £260 -7.14% 4
Dorset -3 6 £400 +33.33% 19
Somerset +1 5 £325 -4.76% 21
Avon - 1 £250 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 169 (100.00%) VMware
2 123 (72.78%) Windows
3 102 (60.36%) Windows Server
4 101 (59.76%) Security Cleared
5 96 (56.80%) Cisco
6 75 (44.38%) Microsoft
6 75 (44.38%) Active Directory
6 75 (44.38%) SC Cleared
7 61 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (33.73%) vCenter Server
9 56 (33.14%) Data Centre
10 54 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (31.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (30.77%) PowerShell
13 45 (26.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 45 (26.63%) Firewall
13 45 (26.63%) Windows 10
14 39 (23.08%) CCNA
14 39 (23.08%) DV Cleared
14 39 (23.08%) SCCM
15 38 (22.49%) VMware ESXi
16 36 (21.30%) Atlassian
17 35 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 34 (20.12%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (19.53%) Linux
20 32 (18.93%) Confluence
20 32 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
21 31 (18.34%) SAN
22 30 (17.75%) MCSE
23 29 (17.16%) MCSA

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 32 (18.93%) Confluence
2 21 (12.43%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.51%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.92%) IIS
4 10 (5.92%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.73%) Apache
6 5 (2.96%) nginx
7 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.18%) JBoss
8 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.43%) Office 365
3 15 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.55%) PaaS
5 4 (2.37%) IaaS
6 3 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.63%) Firewall
2 31 (18.34%) SAN
3 29 (17.16%) DNS
4 18 (10.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (10.06%) Cisco IOS
6 16 (9.47%) BGP
6 16 (9.47%) OSPF
6 16 (9.47%) Skype
7 15 (8.88%) DHCP
8 14 (8.28%) LAN
9 13 (7.69%) VXLAN
10 12 (7.10%) DMVPN
10 12 (7.10%) Multicast
11 11 (6.51%) NetScaler
11 11 (6.51%) WAN
12 9 (5.33%) VPN
12 9 (5.33%) VSAN
13 8 (4.73%) SSL
14 6 (3.55%) Software-Defined Networking
15 5 (2.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (16.57%) JIRA
2 24 (14.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (6.51%) Bitbucket
3 11 (6.51%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.59%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.59%) jMock
6 1 (0.59%) JUnit
6 1 (0.59%) Maven
6 1 (0.59%) Mockito
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.59%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (7.10%) Finance
2 3 (1.78%) Banking
3 2 (1.18%) Military
3 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (19.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (15.38%) Architect
3 14 (8.28%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (7.10%) Consultant
5 11 (6.51%) Network Engineer
6 10 (5.92%) Integration Engineer
6 10 (5.92%) PowerShell Engineer
7 9 (5.33%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.33%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.73%) Network Design Architect
8 8 (4.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.73%) VMware Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.14%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Windows Consultant
10 6 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (2.96%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.51%) Spine.js
2 10 (5.92%) REST
3 3 (1.78%) HTML
3 3 (1.78%) Web Services
4 2 (1.18%) .NET
4 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.18%) LAMP
4 2 (1.18%) Material Design
5 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.59%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.59%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.59%) HTML5
5 1 (0.59%) J2EE
5 1 (0.59%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.59%) PowerMock
5 1 (0.59%) React
5 1 (0.59%) RESTful
5 1 (0.59%) Velocity
5 1 (0.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (33.14%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.65%) PKI
3 11 (6.51%) Fat Client
3 11 (6.51%) Thin Client
4 9 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (4.14%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.37%) Replication
8 3 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.18%) Clustering
9 2 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.59%) Derivative
10 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.59%) NHS
10 1 (0.59%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 123 (72.78%) Windows
2 102 (60.36%) Windows Server
3 53 (31.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (26.63%) Windows 10
5 33 (19.53%) Linux
6 32 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (12.43%) Windows 7
8 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.55%) Unix
10 5 (2.96%) CentOS
10 5 (2.96%) SUSE
11 4 (2.37%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.18%) MVS
12 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.59%) Android
13 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.59%) VMS
13 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (15.98%) NsoIT
4 25 (14.79%) ITIL
5 24 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (13.02%) Network Virtualisation
7 20 (11.83%) Computer Science
8 18 (10.65%) Load Balancing
8 18 (10.65%) Reverse Engineering
9 16 (9.47%) Configuration Management
9 16 (9.47%) Deployment Automation
9 16 (9.47%) DevOps
10 14 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.69%) Network Architecture
11 13 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.10%) Service Management
12 12 (7.10%) Virtual Environments
13 10 (5.92%) Project Management
14 9 (5.33%) TOGAF
15 8 (4.73%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.24%) SQL
3 10 (5.92%) C
4 7 (4.14%) Python
5 5 (2.96%) C#
5 5 (2.96%) Java
6 2 (1.18%) Perl
6 2 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (59.76%) Security Cleared
2 75 (44.38%) SC Cleared
3 61 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (26.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 39 (23.08%) CCNA
5 39 (23.08%) DV Cleared
6 34 (20.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (17.75%) MCSE
8 29 (17.16%) MCSA
9 28 (16.57%) CCNP
10 13 (7.69%) OCA
10 13 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (4.73%) CCIE
12 7 (4.14%) Degree
13 6 (3.55%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (2.37%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (1.18%) CCDP
16 2 (1.18%) CCENT
16 2 (1.18%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) PMO
2 1 (0.59%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) RMADS
System Software
1 75 (44.38%) Active Directory
2 38 (22.49%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (14.20%) vSphere
4 22 (13.02%) Hyper-V
5 19 (11.24%) VMware NSX
6 16 (9.47%) XenApp
7 14 (8.28%) XenDesktop
8 13 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (6.51%) Firmware
10 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (2.37%) Terminal Server
12 4 (2.37%) Xen
12 4 (2.37%) XenServer
13 2 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.18%) ISA Server
13 2 (1.18%) UAG
13 2 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 57 (33.73%) vCenter Server
2 39 (23.08%) SCCM
3 18 (10.65%) PowerCLI
4 13 (7.69%) SCOM
5 10 (5.92%) WSUS
6 7 (4.14%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.55%) vRealize
8 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.96%) Nagios
9 4 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.78%) Puppet
10 3 (1.78%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.78%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.59%) Ansible
12 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 169 (100.00%) VMware
2 96 (56.80%) Cisco
3 75 (44.38%) Microsoft
4 36 (21.30%) Atlassian
5 26 (15.38%) Citrix
6 24 (14.20%) Oracle
7 19 (11.24%) Red Hat
8 14 (8.28%) CA
8 14 (8.28%) SolarWinds
9 12 (7.10%) HP
10 11 (6.51%) McAfee
10 11 (6.51%) Wyse
11 8 (4.73%) F5
11 8 (4.73%) Ivanti
12 6 (3.55%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.55%) Juniper
13 5 (2.96%) jetNEXUS
14 4 (2.37%) Dell
14 4 (2.37%) Veeam
15 3 (1.78%) IBM