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 23 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 58 90
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 57 97 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.10% 3.24% 1.79%
As % of the System Software category 17.43% 23.32% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 33
Median daily rate £365 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £638 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £335
% change year-on-year -1.31% +13.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Median hourly rate £33.25 £22.00 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.13% +9.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £22.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.40% -5.33%  

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 327 416 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.04% 13.90% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 243 157
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £229 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 52
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.18 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.96% -24.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.01 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

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 23 June 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
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 23 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
Bristol -7 27 £403 +10.27% 10
Wiltshire -14 15 £560 +1.81% 1
Gloucestershire +7 8 £195 -55.93% 4
Somerset -8 5 £225 +32.35% 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 118 (100.00%) VMware
2 71 (60.17%) Windows
3 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
4 51 (43.22%) Microsoft
5 46 (38.98%) Linux
6 34 (28.81%) DNS
7 33 (27.97%) Security Cleared
7 33 (27.97%) Windows Server
8 32 (27.12%) Cisco
9 30 (25.42%) DHCP
9 30 (25.42%) ITIL
9 30 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (24.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (23.73%) Oracle
11 28 (23.73%) Citrix
12 27 (22.88%) DevOps
12 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
13 26 (22.03%) Finance
14 23 (19.49%) Windows 7
15 22 (18.64%) Puppet
16 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
16 21 (17.80%) SCCM
17 20 (16.95%) Firewall
17 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
18 19 (16.10%) Apache
18 19 (16.10%) Tomcat
18 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
18 19 (16.10%) Data Centre
19 18 (15.25%) Amazon AWS

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 19 (16.10%) Apache
1 19 (16.10%) Tomcat
2 15 (12.71%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.17%) IIS
4 10 (8.47%) JBoss
5 9 (7.63%) Confluence
5 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (6.78%) Skype for Business
7 7 (5.93%) WebLogic
8 6 (5.08%) Jetty
8 6 (5.08%) Mongrel
8 6 (5.08%) nginx
8 6 (5.08%) WebSphere
9 5 (4.24%) iPlanet
9 5 (4.24%) OpenStack
9 5 (4.24%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
11 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (2.54%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.69%) GeoServer
Applications
1 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (3.39%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.02%) Office 365
4 6 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.08%) Google App Engine
4 6 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.69%) GitHub
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.81%) DNS
2 30 (25.42%) DHCP
3 20 (16.95%) Firewall
4 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
5 17 (14.41%) LAN
5 17 (14.41%) WAN
6 10 (8.47%) VPN
7 9 (7.63%) LDAP
8 8 (6.78%) IPsec
8 8 (6.78%) SAN
8 8 (6.78%) SSL
9 6 (5.08%) FTP
9 6 (5.08%) HTTP
10 5 (4.24%) VLAN
11 4 (3.39%) VoIP
11 4 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.39%) Wireless
12 3 (2.54%) Internet
12 3 (2.54%) NAS
13 2 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.69%) MS Access
6 2 (1.69%) MySQL
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.63%) JIRA
3 7 (5.93%) Bitbucket
4 6 (5.08%) Travis CI
5 5 (4.24%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.39%) Maven
7 3 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.69%) Hudson
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.85%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.85%) MSI
9 1 (0.85%) Selenium
9 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 12 (10.17%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.08%) Electronics
3 6 (5.08%) Marketing
3 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (15.25%) Analyst
2 12 (10.17%) Citrix Analyst
3 10 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Active Directory Analyst
6 7 (5.93%) Administrator
6 7 (5.93%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.93%) Head of Delivery
7 6 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Head of Design
8 5 (4.24%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Systems Support
9 4 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.39%) Citrix Support
9 4 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) J2EE
2 10 (8.47%) .NET
3 6 (5.08%) Servlets
4 5 (4.24%) Web Services
5 4 (3.39%) Middleware
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET Core
7 2 (1.69%) Ajax
7 2 (1.69%) CSS
7 2 (1.69%) HTML
7 2 (1.69%) LAMP
7 2 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.69%) MCollective
7 2 (1.69%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.69%) RESTful
7 2 (1.69%) SAML
7 2 (1.69%) WSDL
7 2 (1.69%) XML
7 2 (1.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.86%) Fat Client
2 14 (11.86%) Thin Client
3 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.47%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (7.63%) Clustering
5 7 (5.93%) PMI
6 3 (2.54%) FMCG
6 3 (2.54%) iPad
6 3 (2.54%) iPhone
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) Digital Signage
7 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.69%) NHS
7 2 (1.69%) PKI
7 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 71 (60.17%) Windows
2 46 (38.98%) Linux
3 33 (27.97%) Windows Server
4 29 (24.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (19.49%) Windows 7
7 17 (14.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (11.02%) Unix
9 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (7.63%) Windows 10
11 8 (6.78%) CentOS
11 8 (6.78%) Solaris
12 7 (5.93%) Windows 8
13 6 (5.08%) SUSE
14 5 (4.24%) AIX
14 5 (4.24%) HPUX
15 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
15 3 (2.54%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
16 2 (1.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (25.42%) ITIL
2 27 (22.88%) DevOps
3 15 (12.71%) Scrum
4 14 (11.86%) Migration
5 13 (11.02%) Incident Management
6 12 (10.17%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (8.47%) Project Management
7 10 (8.47%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.63%) Kanban
8 9 (7.63%) Open Source
9 8 (6.78%) High Availability
9 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.78%) Service Management
10 7 (5.93%) ITIL V3
10 7 (5.93%) Load Balancing
10 7 (5.93%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.93%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.56%) SQL
2 13 (11.02%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.17%) Java
4 11 (9.32%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.47%) Python
6 9 (7.63%) Ruby
7 7 (5.93%) Perl
8 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.54%) PHP
8 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.69%) VB
9 2 (1.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.85%) C#
10 1 (0.85%) C++
10 1 (0.85%) C-shell
10 1 (0.85%) Korn
10 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (27.97%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.86%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.47%) Degree
5 7 (5.93%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (5.93%) CITP
5 7 (5.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (5.93%) MBCS
5 7 (5.93%) PMI Certification
5 7 (5.93%) PMP
6 4 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.39%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.54%) CCNP
7 3 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.69%) CCNA
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.85%) MCSA
9 1 (0.85%) MCSE
9 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) SLA
2 4 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.69%) HL7
4 2 (1.69%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.85%) COBIT
5 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
3 16 (13.56%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (11.86%) XenApp
5 11 (9.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (9.32%) Xen
5 11 (9.32%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.93%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (5.08%) Docker
7 6 (5.08%) vSphere
8 5 (4.24%) BitLocker
8 5 (4.24%) Firmware
8 5 (4.24%) KVM
8 5 (4.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (3.39%) XenServer
10 3 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.69%) GFS2
11 2 (1.69%) OCFS2
11 2 (1.69%) Shibboleth
11 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (18.64%) Puppet
2 21 (17.80%) SCCM
3 9 (7.63%) Ansible
4 5 (4.24%) SCOrch
4 5 (4.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (3.39%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.39%) vRealize
5 4 (3.39%) WSUS
6 3 (2.54%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.54%) SCOM
6 3 (2.54%) SCSM
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.69%) Nagios
7 2 (1.69%) Netcool
7 2 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.69%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 118 (100.00%) VMware
2 51 (43.22%) Microsoft
3 32 (27.12%) Cisco
4 28 (23.73%) Citrix
4 28 (23.73%) Oracle
5 17 (14.41%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.47%) AppSense
6 10 (8.47%) Dell
6 10 (8.47%) SAP
6 10 (8.47%) Wyse
7 9 (7.63%) F5
7 9 (7.63%) NetApp
8 8 (6.78%) HP
8 8 (6.78%) IBM
9 7 (5.93%) Atlassian
9 7 (5.93%) Veritas
10 6 (5.08%) Google
11 5 (4.24%) CommVault
11 5 (4.24%) PlateSpin
11 5 (4.24%) Sun