Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 116 70
Rank change year-on-year +35 -46 +31
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 146 97 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.51% 1.77% 2.67%
As % of the System Software category 17.94% 14.20% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 63 98
South West median daily rate £389 £350 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -9.39% +30.93%
10th Percentile £262 £185 £263
90th Percentile £537 £580 £640
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 4
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £33.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.59% +75.00% -5.87%
10th Percentile £30.50 £16.38 £15.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £42.13 £23.00
England median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £28.00
% change year-on-year +37.33% -29.79% -13.85%

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 814 683 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.98% 12.44% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 426 442
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £181 £154 £140
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 43 64
South West median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +12.52% -20.24%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.32 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £37.95
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.20% +4.38% -

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 +3 57 £390 -2.50% 8
Wiltshire +29 53 £430 -2.82% 26
Gloucestershire -2 11 £475 +143.59% 7
Devon +4 10 £385 +6.21% 4
Somerset -6 2 £225 -30.77% 8
Dorset -4 1 - - 17
Cornwall -11 1 £250 -28.57% 3
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 146 (100.00%) VMware
2 98 (67.12%) Windows
3 87 (59.59%) Windows Server
4 75 (51.37%) Security Cleared
5 71 (48.63%) Active Directory
6 63 (43.15%) Microsoft
7 61 (41.78%) Cisco
8 51 (34.93%) Linux
9 48 (32.88%) SC Cleared
10 46 (31.51%) PowerShell
11 43 (29.45%) vCenter Server
12 42 (28.77%) Citrix
13 41 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 40 (27.40%) VMware ESXi
14 40 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (25.34%) SCCM
16 35 (23.97%) Firewall
17 33 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (21.92%) ITIL
19 31 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
20 30 (20.55%) Windows 10
20 30 (20.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 29 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
21 29 (19.86%) CCNA
22 27 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
23 25 (17.12%) DV Cleared
23 25 (17.12%) MCSE
23 25 (17.12%) Data Centre
23 25 (17.12%) Windows 7
24 24 (16.44%) Finance

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 14 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.90%) Confluence
2 13 (8.90%) Skype for Business
3 11 (7.53%) JBoss
3 11 (7.53%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.85%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.11%) Apache
6 5 (3.42%) IIS
7 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.74%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (13.01%) Office 365
3 11 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (7.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.97%) Firewall
2 20 (13.70%) DNS
3 17 (11.64%) DHCP
4 14 (9.59%) NetScaler
4 14 (9.59%) SAN
5 13 (8.90%) Skype
6 12 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (8.22%) VLAN
7 11 (7.53%) LAN
8 10 (6.85%) BGP
8 10 (6.85%) WAN
9 9 (6.16%) VoIP
10 8 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (5.48%) NAS
11 6 (4.11%) EIGRP
11 6 (4.11%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (4.11%) TCP/IP
11 6 (4.11%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.42%) Network Security
12 5 (3.42%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (16.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (8.90%) JIRA
3 12 (8.22%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.53%) Ant
4 11 (7.53%) Selenium
4 11 (7.53%) Travis CI
4 11 (7.53%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.68%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (16.44%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.37%) Electronics
4 2 (1.37%) Marketing
4 2 (1.37%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (10.27%) Integration Engineer
3 13 (8.90%) Support Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Architect
5 11 (7.53%) Administrator
5 11 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.53%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.85%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) Server Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.16%) PowerShell Engineer
7 9 (6.16%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.79%) Consultant
9 7 (4.79%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.79%) Systems Support
9 7 (4.79%) Systems Support Engineer
9 7 (4.79%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) JSP
1 11 (7.53%) Struts
2 8 (5.48%) REST
3 2 (1.37%) LDAP
3 2 (1.37%) Spine.js
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) LAMP
4 1 (0.68%) Velocity
4 1 (0.68%) WCF
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 19 (13.01%) Fat Client
2 19 (13.01%) Thin Client
3 11 (7.53%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (6.16%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (4.11%) PKI
6 6 (4.11%) Replication
7 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.74%) LPAR
9 3 (2.05%) EMC VNX
9 3 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.37%) Clustering
10 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.37%) NHS
10 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.37%) RIA
11 1 (0.68%) CESG
11 1 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 98 (67.12%) Windows
2 87 (59.59%) Windows Server
3 51 (34.93%) Linux
4 41 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (20.55%) Windows 10
6 27 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (17.12%) Windows 7
8 20 (13.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.48%) CentOS
11 7 (4.79%) AIX
11 7 (4.79%) Solaris
11 7 (4.79%) Unix
12 3 (2.05%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.68%) Debian
13 1 (0.68%) SUSE
13 1 (0.68%) VMS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.92%) ITIL
3 30 (20.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (16.44%) Configuration Management
5 15 (10.27%) DevOps
5 15 (10.27%) NsoIT
6 13 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (8.90%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (8.22%) Load Balancing
7 12 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (8.22%) Programme Management
8 11 (7.53%) Change Management
8 11 (7.53%) Incident Management
8 11 (7.53%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (7.53%) Scrum
8 11 (7.53%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.53%) Service Management
9 10 (6.85%) ITIL V3
10 9 (6.16%) Protective Monitoring
10 9 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.51%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.53%) Java
3 9 (6.16%) C
4 8 (5.48%) Python
5 5 (3.42%) SQL
6 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.37%) Perl
7 2 (1.37%) PHP
7 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.37%) VBScript
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (51.37%) Security Cleared
2 48 (32.88%) SC Cleared
3 40 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (19.86%) CCNA
4 29 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (17.12%) DV Cleared
5 25 (17.12%) MCSE
6 22 (15.07%) MCSA
6 22 (15.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (12.33%) CCNP
8 11 (7.53%) OCA
8 11 (7.53%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (5.48%) Degree
10 4 (2.74%) CCNP Voice
10 4 (2.74%) RHCE
11 3 (2.05%) CCIE
11 3 (2.05%) MCP
12 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) RMADS
2 2 (1.37%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (48.63%) Active Directory
2 40 (27.40%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (15.75%) Hyper-V
4 18 (12.33%) XenDesktop
5 17 (11.64%) XenApp
6 13 (8.90%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (8.90%) vSphere
6 13 (8.90%) XenServer
7 12 (8.22%) VMware NSX
8 11 (7.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (4.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (4.11%) Firmware
10 6 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (2.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (2.05%) VMware Server
12 3 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (29.45%) vCenter Server
2 37 (25.34%) SCCM
3 16 (10.96%) Puppet
4 15 (10.27%) SCOM
5 14 (9.59%) WSUS
6 13 (8.90%) Ansible
6 13 (8.90%) Terraform
7 11 (7.53%) Packer
8 10 (6.85%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (5.48%) PowerCLI
11 6 (4.11%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (4.11%) NetBackup
11 6 (4.11%) Opsview
12 5 (3.42%) SCSM
12 5 (3.42%) Tivoli
13 4 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (2.74%) vRealize
14 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 2 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 146 (100.00%) VMware
2 63 (43.15%) Microsoft
3 61 (41.78%) Cisco
4 42 (28.77%) Citrix
5 21 (14.38%) Atlassian
6 16 (10.96%) Oracle
7 13 (8.90%) McAfee
8 12 (8.22%) Juniper
8 12 (8.22%) Veeam
9 11 (7.53%) Google
9 11 (7.53%) IBM
10 9 (6.16%) MKS
10 9 (6.16%) Splunk
11 8 (5.48%) HP
11 8 (5.48%) Ivanti
11 8 (5.48%) Red Hat
11 8 (5.48%) Wyse
12 7 (4.79%) CA
13 6 (4.11%) NetApp
14 4 (2.74%) Symantec