The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 25 36
Rank change year-on-year -19 +11  
Contract jobs citing VMware 109 191 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.07% 6.41% 4.64%
As % of the Vendors category 9.79% 14.61% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 122 79
Median daily rate £338 £393 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.01% +18.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £330
% change year-on-year +3.05% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% +23.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £17.60 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £26.90 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.88 £22.00
% change year-on-year -41.12% +31.25%  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1113 1307 1156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.58% 43.86% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 808 695
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.00 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £41.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
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 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the South West

VMware
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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the South West

VMware
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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 -13 36 £374 +0.94% 16
Wiltshire -21 26 £350 -30.00% 3
Dorset +13 16 £300 -23.56% 8
Somerset -16 13 £225 -14.28% 3
Gloucestershire -1 11 £200 -51.80% 10
Devon -13 2 £158 -42.72% 3
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 148 (67.27%) Windows
2 118 (53.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (48.18%) Active Directory
4 88 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 82 (37.27%) Microsoft
6 73 (33.18%) Linux
7 63 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (24.55%) Security Cleared
10 52 (23.64%) Oracle
11 51 (23.18%) Cisco
12 46 (20.91%) SC Cleared
13 45 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (20.00%) DNS
14 44 (20.00%) PowerShell
15 42 (19.09%) Citrix
15 42 (19.09%) DevOps
16 40 (18.18%) Red Hat
16 40 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 40 (18.18%) ITIL
17 38 (17.27%) SQL
18 37 (16.82%) Finance
19 36 (16.36%) MS Exchange
19 36 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
20 35 (15.91%) Hyper-V
20 35 (15.91%) DHCP
21 33 (15.00%) Office 365
22 32 (14.55%) Windows 7
23 31 (14.09%) Migration
23 31 (14.09%) Data Centre

VMware
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 36 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (9.09%) Apache
3 20 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 18 (8.18%) IIS
5 11 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.55%) JBoss
6 10 (4.55%) WebLogic
7 9 (4.09%) Confluence
8 8 (3.64%) Skype for Business
9 6 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.73%) Jetty
9 6 (2.73%) Mongrel
9 6 (2.73%) nginx
9 6 (2.73%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.27%) iPlanet
10 5 (2.27%) OpenStack
10 5 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (1.82%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (15.00%) Office 365
3 22 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.73%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (20.00%) DNS
2 35 (15.91%) DHCP
3 29 (13.18%) Firewall
4 28 (12.73%) SAN
5 27 (12.27%) WAN
6 25 (11.36%) LAN
7 19 (8.64%) TCP/IP
7 19 (8.64%) VPN
8 10 (4.55%) LDAP
8 10 (4.55%) PuTTY
8 10 (4.55%) WinSCP
9 9 (4.09%) VLAN
10 8 (3.64%) IPsec
10 8 (3.64%) SSL
10 8 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (3.18%) Wireless
12 6 (2.73%) FTP
12 6 (2.73%) HTTP
12 6 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (9.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (8.64%) Oracle Database
4 17 (7.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (5.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (3.64%) MySQL
9 6 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.82%) Oracle APEX
2 15 (6.82%) TeamCity
3 14 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.00%) Selenium
5 10 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 10 (4.55%) JIRA
5 10 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 9 (4.09%) Toad
7 8 (3.64%) Ant
7 8 (3.64%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.64%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.64%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.64%) TestNG
8 7 (3.18%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.73%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.73%) Travis CI
10 5 (2.27%) Maven
11 3 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (16.82%) Finance
2 12 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.73%) Electronics
3 6 (2.73%) Marketing
3 6 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.82%) Banking
5 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (15.45%) Analyst
2 29 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (11.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 16 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (5.45%) Administrator
5 12 (5.45%) Citrix Analyst
6 11 (5.00%) Architect
6 11 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 11 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
6 11 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.64%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.00%) .NET
2 14 (6.36%) Web Services
3 11 (5.00%) J2EE
4 6 (2.73%) Servlets
5 5 (2.27%) Middleware
5 5 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (1.36%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.36%) REST
6 3 (1.36%) RESTful
6 3 (1.36%) XML
7 2 (0.91%) Ajax
7 2 (0.91%) CSS
7 2 (0.91%) jQuery
7 2 (0.91%) LAMP
7 2 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.91%) MCollective
7 2 (0.91%) WSDL
7 2 (0.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.36%) Fat Client
2 14 (6.36%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.55%) Clustering
4 10 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.18%) PMI
6 6 (2.73%) iPad
6 6 (2.73%) PKI
6 6 (2.73%) RIA
7 5 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.36%) CESG
9 3 (1.36%) FMCG
9 3 (1.36%) iPhone
10 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.91%) NHS
10 2 (0.91%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 148 (67.27%) Windows
2 88 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 73 (33.18%) Linux
4 63 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (14.55%) Windows 7
7 30 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (8.18%) Unix
10 13 (5.91%) CentOS
10 13 (5.91%) Windows 10
11 8 (3.64%) Solaris
11 8 (3.64%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.73%) SUSE
13 5 (2.27%) AIX
13 5 (2.27%) HPUX
14 4 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.09%) DevOps
3 40 (18.18%) ITIL
4 31 (14.09%) Migration
5 25 (11.36%) Scrum
6 20 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (8.18%) Project Management
9 17 (7.73%) Incident Management
10 16 (7.27%) Service Delivery
11 14 (6.36%) Service Management
12 13 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (5.91%) Configuration Management
13 12 (5.45%) Integration Testing
13 12 (5.45%) ITIL V3
14 11 (5.00%) Regression Testing
14 11 (5.00%) Test Automation
15 10 (4.55%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (4.55%) Load Balancing
15 10 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 38 (17.27%) SQL
3 21 (9.55%) Java
4 16 (7.27%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.45%) Python
6 11 (5.00%) Ruby
7 10 (4.55%) F#
8 8 (3.64%) Perl
8 8 (3.64%) PHP
9 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.27%) VB
9 5 (2.27%) VBScript
10 4 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.36%) C
11 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.45%) C#
13 1 (0.45%) C-shell
13 1 (0.45%) Korn
13 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (24.55%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.91%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.27%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.00%) Degree
5 7 (3.18%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (3.18%) CITP
5 7 (3.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (3.18%) MBCS
5 7 (3.18%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.18%) PMP
6 6 (2.73%) ISEB
6 6 (2.73%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.82%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.36%) CCNP
8 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.91%) CCNA
9 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) SLA
2 4 (1.82%) JSP 440
2 4 (1.82%) QA
2 4 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.91%) GPG13
4 2 (0.91%) HL7
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (53.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (48.18%) Active Directory
3 35 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 27 (12.27%) vSphere
5 19 (8.64%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (6.82%) XenApp
7 12 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (5.00%) Xen
8 11 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.09%) VMware Server
10 7 (3.18%) Docker
10 7 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (2.73%) Samba
11 6 (2.73%) vCloud
12 5 (2.27%) Firmware
12 5 (2.27%) KVM
12 5 (2.27%) Squid
12 5 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 26 (11.82%) Puppet
2 25 (11.36%) SCCM
3 20 (9.09%) vRealize
4 13 (5.91%) WSUS
5 11 (5.00%) Ansible
6 8 (3.64%) SCOrch
7 7 (3.18%) Nagios
8 5 (2.27%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.27%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.27%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (2.27%) Webmin
8 5 (2.27%) Xymon
9 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.82%) SCOM
9 4 (1.82%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.36%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.36%) SCSM
11 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 82 (37.27%) Microsoft
2 52 (23.64%) Oracle
3 51 (23.18%) Cisco
4 42 (19.09%) Citrix
5 40 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 23 (10.45%) HP
7 13 (5.91%) Dell
7 13 (5.91%) Veeam
8 11 (5.00%) AppSense
8 11 (5.00%) CA
8 11 (5.00%) NetApp
9 10 (4.55%) F5
9 10 (4.55%) SAP
9 10 (4.55%) Wyse
10 8 (3.64%) Google
10 8 (3.64%) IBM
11 7 (3.18%) Atlassian
11 7 (3.18%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.18%) Veritas
12 6 (2.73%) EMC
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