Period
to 19 April 2018

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 6 months to 19 April 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.

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
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 44 34
Rank change year-on-year -11 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 192 228 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.76% 4.30% 5.28%
As % of the Vendors category 10.16% 10.55% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 162 211
South West median daily rate £313 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% -8.93% -
10th Percentile £213 £173 £165
90th Percentile £488 £587 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 15
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.78% +15.00% -0.92%
10th Percentile £23.70 £17.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £86.05 £48.75 £41.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +13.64%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the South West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,889 2,161 2,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.00% 40.76% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 1,388 1,597
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% -1.33%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £219
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 126 145
South West median hourly rate £18.81 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.14% +40.00% +36.24%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.25 £12.11
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £47.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +10.29%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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 6 months to 19 April 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
Wiltshire -2 51 £420 +37.14% 16
Bristol -4 46 £313 - 22
Devon 0 21 £325 -16.40% 5
Gloucestershire -2 21 £255 +25.93% 8
Dorset -1 19 £250 -16.67% 21
Somerset -5 15 £238 -34.48% 11
Cornwall -9 3 - - 5
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 137 (71.35%) Windows
2 108 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 104 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 95 (49.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 82 (42.71%) Microsoft
6 56 (29.17%) Linux
7 54 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (27.60%) Security Cleared
9 49 (25.52%) Cisco
10 46 (23.96%) Hyper-V
11 43 (22.40%) Office 365
12 41 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (20.31%) SC Cleared
14 34 (17.71%) Citrix
15 33 (17.19%) Firewall
15 33 (17.19%) SCCM
16 31 (16.15%) vSphere
16 31 (16.15%) VMware ESXi
17 30 (15.63%) DNS
18 25 (13.02%) ITIL
19 24 (12.50%) Red Hat
20 23 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
21 22 (11.46%) PowerShell
21 22 (11.46%) HP
21 22 (11.46%) SAN
21 22 (11.46%) MS Exchange
22 21 (10.94%) DHCP
22 21 (10.94%) SQL

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 22 (11.46%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.94%) IIS
3 16 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.17%) Apache
7 6 (3.13%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.08%) Jetty
8 4 (2.08%) Mongrel
8 4 (2.08%) nginx
8 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.56%) Confluence
10 2 (1.04%) CMS
10 2 (1.04%) SAS
11 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.52%) JBoss
11 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 43 (22.40%) Office 365
2 39 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.25%) IaaS
5 6 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.60%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (2.08%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.08%) G Suite
7 4 (2.08%) Route 53
7 4 (2.08%) Serverless
7 4 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.04%) PaaS
8 2 (1.04%) SaaS
9 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.19%) Firewall
2 30 (15.63%) DNS
3 22 (11.46%) SAN
4 21 (10.94%) DHCP
5 18 (9.38%) LAN
5 18 (9.38%) VoIP
5 18 (9.38%) WAN
6 17 (8.85%) TCP/IP
7 16 (8.33%) Skype
8 13 (6.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (5.21%) BGP
9 10 (5.21%) EIGRP
9 10 (5.21%) SSL
9 10 (5.21%) VPN
10 8 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (4.17%) NX-OS
10 8 (4.17%) Wireshark
11 7 (3.65%) IPsec
12 5 (2.60%) FTP
12 5 (2.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.60%) MySQL
3 4 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.60%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.56%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.56%) JIRA
5 2 (1.04%) Ant
5 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.04%) Selenium
5 2 (1.04%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.52%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.52%) TestNG
6 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (7.81%) Finance
2 3 (1.56%) Billing
2 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.04%) Banking
3 2 (1.04%) Legal
3 2 (1.04%) Retail
4 1 (0.52%) Electronics
4 1 (0.52%) Law
4 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (24.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (15.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 16 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.81%) Administrator
5 15 (7.81%) Network Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) Architect
6 12 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (5.73%) Analyst
7 11 (5.73%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (4.69%) Consultant
9 9 (4.69%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) IT Support
11 7 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.13%) .NET
1 6 (3.13%) Web Services
2 4 (2.08%) J2EE
2 4 (2.08%) Servlets
3 3 (1.56%) CSS
3 3 (1.56%) Django
3 3 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.56%) jQuery
3 3 (1.56%) Matplotlib
4 2 (1.04%) JSON
4 2 (1.04%) JSP
4 2 (1.04%) LAMP
5 1 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.52%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.52%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.52%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.21%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.69%) EMC VNX
3 8 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.13%) Clustering
4 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.56%) Replication
6 3 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) LPAR
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 137 (71.35%) Windows
2 108 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 56 (29.17%) Linux
4 54 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (10.94%) Windows 10
7 19 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (7.29%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.21%) CentOS
10 9 (4.69%) Unix
11 7 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.08%) AIX
12 4 (2.08%) Solaris
12 4 (2.08%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.56%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.52%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.52%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.02%) ITIL
2 16 (8.33%) Migration
3 15 (7.81%) Service Management
4 12 (6.25%) DevOps
4 12 (6.25%) Security Hardening
5 11 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.73%) Capacity Management
5 11 (5.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (4.69%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (4.69%) Security Patching
7 8 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (3.65%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.65%) Open Source
9 6 (3.13%) Coaching
9 6 (3.13%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.46%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.94%) SQL
3 16 (8.33%) Python
4 9 (4.69%) Java
5 4 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.08%) Ruby
6 3 (1.56%) C
6 3 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.04%) Groovy
7 2 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) F#
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (27.60%) Security Cleared
2 39 (20.31%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.21%) MCSE
6 9 (4.69%) CCNP
7 8 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.17%) MCSA
8 6 (3.13%) CCNA
8 6 (3.13%) MCITP
9 4 (2.08%) Degree
10 3 (1.56%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.56%) MCP
11 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.52%) CCIE
11 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.52%) MCTS
11 1 (0.52%) RHCE
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) GxP
2 2 (1.04%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 95 (49.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (23.96%) Hyper-V
4 31 (16.15%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (16.15%) vSphere
5 14 (7.29%) XenApp
6 11 (5.73%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (4.69%) Xen
8 8 (4.17%) XenServer
9 7 (3.65%) Docker
9 7 (3.65%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.60%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.56%) Shibboleth
12 2 (1.04%) Firmware
12 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (17.19%) SCCM
2 16 (8.33%) Puppet
3 15 (7.81%) SCOM
4 12 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 11 (5.73%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (4.17%) Opsview
7 7 (3.65%) Ansible
7 7 (3.65%) WSUS
8 5 (2.60%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.08%) Nagios
9 4 (2.08%) SCSM
10 3 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.56%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.04%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.04%) SnapVault
11 2 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 49 (25.52%) Cisco
3 34 (17.71%) Citrix
4 24 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 22 (11.46%) HP
6 15 (7.81%) EMC
6 15 (7.81%) Veeam
7 14 (7.29%) Dell
8 12 (6.25%) Google
8 12 (6.25%) IBM
8 12 (6.25%) NetApp
8 12 (6.25%) Sophos
9 8 (4.17%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.65%) Veritas
11 6 (3.13%) Avaya
11 6 (3.13%) McAfee
11 6 (3.13%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.60%) SonicWALL
13 4 (2.08%) Ivanti
13 4 (2.08%) Remedy