Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 44 42
Rank change year-on-year -24 -2 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 159 236 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.04% 4.42% 4.26%
As % of the Vendors category 8.15% 10.77% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 156 171
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -11.76% +4.62%
10th Percentile £208 £125 £160
90th Percentile £500 £550 £500
England median daily rate £375 £400 £385
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 14
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +16.67% +4.69%
10th Percentile £18.10 £17.25 £16.50
90th Percentile £53.95 £62.90 £41.58
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +13.33%

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 1,950 2,191 2,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.33% 40.99% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 1,391 1,638
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £211 £175 £213
90th Percentile £575 £535 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 164 145
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £23.14 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% -14.31% +34.60%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.53 £47.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.76
% change year-on-year - -1.46% +7.64%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -13 50 £306 +2.08% 29
Wiltshire -17 39 £450 +50.00% 18
Somerset -1 20 £280 +12.00% 6
Dorset +5 15 £400 +77.78% 20
Devon +1 15 £225 +20.81% 16
Gloucestershire -3 13 £248 +62.30% 7
Cornwall -11 3 £350 - 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 106 (66.67%) Windows
2 84 (52.83%) Active Directory
3 80 (50.31%) Windows Server
4 62 (38.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (30.82%) Microsoft
6 44 (27.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (23.90%) Linux
8 36 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
10 33 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (18.87%) Office 365
12 29 (18.24%) vSphere
12 29 (18.24%) Cisco
12 29 (18.24%) Citrix
13 27 (16.98%) DNS
14 26 (16.35%) VMware ESXi
14 26 (16.35%) SC Cleared
15 24 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
15 24 (15.09%) DHCP
15 24 (15.09%) Firewall
16 23 (14.47%) Hyper-V
17 22 (13.84%) PowerShell
18 20 (12.58%) Windows 10
19 19 (11.95%) Python
20 18 (11.32%) SQL
20 18 (11.32%) SCCM
21 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
21 17 (10.69%) Red Hat
22 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
22 16 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.43%) Skype for Business
3 11 (6.92%) IIS
4 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.77%) Apache
5 6 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.89%) Confluence
7 3 (1.89%) Jetty
7 3 (1.89%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (1.89%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.89%) nginx
7 3 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.26%) CMS
8 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.26%) SAS
8 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.63%) JBoss
9 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (18.87%) Office 365
3 24 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.03%) IaaS
5 4 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (2.52%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.52%) G Suite
5 4 (2.52%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.52%) Route 53
5 4 (2.52%) Serverless
5 4 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.89%) PaaS
6 3 (1.89%) SaaS
7 2 (1.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.98%) DNS
2 24 (15.09%) DHCP
2 24 (15.09%) Firewall
3 15 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.18%) SAN
5 11 (6.92%) VPN
6 10 (6.29%) LAN
6 10 (6.29%) WAN
7 8 (5.03%) IPsec
7 8 (5.03%) Skype
8 7 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.40%) SSL
8 7 (4.40%) VoIP
9 5 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (3.14%) EIGRP
9 5 (3.14%) FTP
9 5 (3.14%) HTTP
9 5 (3.14%) Wireshark
10 4 (2.52%) BGP
10 4 (2.52%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.52%) MySQL
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.66%) JIRA
4 7 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.77%) Bitbucket
5 6 (3.77%) Subversion
6 5 (3.14%) ScriptRunner
7 4 (2.52%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.89%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.26%) Chocolatey
9 2 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.63%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.63%) Gradle
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.63%) Phabricator
10 1 (0.63%) Selenium
10 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (5.03%) Finance
2 3 (1.89%) Aerospace
2 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.26%) Billing
4 1 (0.63%) Back Office
4 1 (0.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.63%) Marketing
4 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (22.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (11.32%) Support Engineer
4 15 (9.43%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) Analyst
6 12 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Network Engineer
8 9 (5.66%) Administrator
9 8 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.03%) Architect
9 8 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Consultant
10 7 (4.40%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.77%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.66%) Web Services
2 8 (5.03%) .NET
3 4 (2.52%) J2EE
3 4 (2.52%) JSON
4 3 (1.89%) CSS
4 3 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.89%) LDAP
4 3 (1.89%) Middleware
4 3 (1.89%) Servlets
5 2 (1.26%) Django
5 2 (1.26%) jQuery
5 2 (1.26%) LAMP
5 2 (1.26%) Matplotlib
5 2 (1.26%) RESTful
5 2 (1.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.63%) COM
6 1 (0.63%) JSP
6 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.77%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.89%) Clustering
5 3 (1.89%) PKI
5 3 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.63%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.63%) iPad
7 1 (0.63%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 106 (66.67%) Windows
2 80 (50.31%) Windows Server
3 44 (27.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (23.90%) Linux
5 36 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.58%) Windows 10
7 16 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (8.18%) Windows 7
9 8 (5.03%) CentOS
10 7 (4.40%) Unix
11 5 (3.14%) Solaris
12 4 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.26%) VMS
14 1 (0.63%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.63%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.06%) DevOps
2 15 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (7.55%) ITIL
3 12 (7.55%) Migration
4 9 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (5.66%) Waterfall
5 8 (5.03%) Change Control
5 8 (5.03%) Scrum
5 8 (5.03%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.40%) Capacity Management
6 7 (4.40%) Open Source
6 7 (4.40%) Service Management
7 6 (3.77%) Kanban
7 6 (3.77%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.77%) Security Hardening
7 6 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (3.77%) Test Automation
8 5 (3.14%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.14%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.84%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.95%) Python
3 18 (11.32%) SQL
4 12 (7.55%) Java
5 8 (5.03%) Groovy
6 6 (3.77%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.14%) Ruby
8 4 (2.52%) C
9 3 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.89%) Perl
10 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) C++
11 1 (0.63%) Elixir
11 1 (0.63%) Erlang
11 1 (0.63%) F#
11 1 (0.63%) Gremlin
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) Tcl
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.14%) CCNP
5 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.52%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.52%) Degree
7 3 (1.89%) CCNA
8 2 (1.26%) MCITP
8 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.63%) MCSA
9 1 (0.63%) MCSE
9 1 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 62 (38.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (18.24%) vSphere
4 26 (16.35%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (14.47%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.66%) Docker
7 6 (3.77%) Xen
8 5 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.52%) Shibboleth
9 4 (2.52%) XenApp
10 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.89%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.26%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.26%) XenServer
12 1 (0.63%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.63%) KVM
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (11.32%) SCCM
2 15 (9.43%) Puppet
3 10 (6.29%) SCOM
4 8 (5.03%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (3.77%) Ansible
6 5 (3.14%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (2.52%) Nagios
7 4 (2.52%) Opsview
7 4 (2.52%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.89%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.26%) SnapVault
9 2 (1.26%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.26%) WSUS
10 1 (0.63%) OfficeScan
10 1 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (30.82%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.24%) Cisco
2 29 (18.24%) Citrix
3 17 (10.69%) Red Hat
4 13 (8.18%) EMC
4 13 (8.18%) HP
5 11 (6.92%) Dell
6 10 (6.29%) Google
7 9 (5.66%) NetApp
8 8 (5.03%) Oracle
8 8 (5.03%) Sophos
9 7 (4.40%) Veeam
10 6 (3.77%) Atlassian
10 6 (3.77%) IBM
11 5 (3.14%) F5
12 4 (2.52%) Apple
12 4 (2.52%) Snow
12 4 (2.52%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.89%) CA
13 3 (1.89%) Veritas