The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for VMware Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Server over the 3 months to 26 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 Server
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 137 139
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Contract jobs citing VMware Server 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.10% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 1.89% 0.73% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £313 £481 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.06% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £275
% change year-on-year -27.77% +63.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.46 £19.82
% change year-on-year - +149.60%  

VMware Server 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 317 409 302
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.68% 13.86% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 235 157
Median daily rate £375 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £222 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £638 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 53
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.96% -24.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.75 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

VMware Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Server in the South West

VMware Server
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 Server in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Server in the South West

VMware Server
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 Server in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Server in the South West

VMware Server
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 Server within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Dorset - 4 £313 -
Somerset - 2 - -
VMware Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Server 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 Server.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) Sophos
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (22.22%) Veeam
5 2 (22.22%) WSUS

VMware Server
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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 3 (33.33%) Server Engineer
5 3 (33.33%) Server Support
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server Support
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Sophos
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Veeam
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix