Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 52 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware 299 209 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.61% 3.72% 4.73%
As % of the Vendors category 11.42% 9.54% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 126 176
South West median daily rate £375 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £211 £185 £133
90th Percentile £538 £494 £550
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 11 24
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +40.21% +25.88%
10th Percentile £25.12 £16.75 £17.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £45.48
England median hourly rate £29.11 £20.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +39.76% -16.69% +9.89%

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 2,619 2,191 2,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.39% 39.03% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,609 1,348 1,505
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £204 £195
90th Percentile £575 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 106 173
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £24.50 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.39% +5.26% -13.80%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.31 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £46.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +16 128 £431 +11.29% 22
Bristol -1 85 £375 +15.38% 43
Gloucestershire +6 35 £325 +47.73% 13
Somerset -8 19 £218 -28.10% 6
Devon -4 17 £350 +12.00% 7
Dorset -11 8 £400 -5.88% 15
Cornwall -8 1 £250 -28.57% 3
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 213 (71.24%) Windows
2 167 (55.85%) Windows Server
3 157 (52.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 145 (48.49%) Active Directory
5 121 (40.47%) Cisco
6 116 (38.80%) Security Cleared
7 107 (35.79%) Microsoft
8 78 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (25.75%) SC Cleared
10 76 (25.42%) PowerShell
11 70 (23.41%) Firewall
12 69 (23.08%) Linux
13 65 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 61 (20.40%) Data Centre
14 61 (20.40%) Cisco Certification
15 58 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (19.40%) VMware ESXi
16 56 (18.73%) vCenter Server
17 53 (17.73%) Hyper-V
18 50 (16.72%) SCCM
19 47 (15.72%) Citrix
19 47 (15.72%) ITIL
20 46 (15.38%) Windows 10
21 45 (15.05%) Office 365
22 44 (14.72%) vSphere
23 42 (14.05%) DV Cleared
24 41 (13.71%) CCNA
25 40 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
26 37 (12.37%) Atlassian
27 36 (12.04%) Red Hat

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 28 (9.36%) Confluence
2 26 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 20 (6.69%) IIS
4 14 (4.68%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.35%) Apache
5 13 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.34%) nginx
7 7 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.67%) JBoss
9 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) HipChat
5 1 (0.33%) Houdini
5 1 (0.33%) Maya
5 1 (0.33%) NUKE
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.67%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.67%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 45 (15.05%) Office 365
2 34 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.34%) OpenShift
5 9 (3.01%) PaaS
6 6 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.00%) SaaS
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.67%) IaaS
9 2 (0.67%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (23.41%) Firewall
2 32 (10.70%) SAN
3 31 (10.37%) DNS
4 28 (9.36%) LAN
5 26 (8.70%) WAN
6 22 (7.36%) DHCP
6 22 (7.36%) VPN
7 18 (6.02%) NetScaler
8 17 (5.69%) BGP
8 17 (5.69%) OSPF
9 15 (5.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (5.02%) SSL
10 13 (4.35%) Skype
11 12 (4.01%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (4.01%) IPsec
11 12 (4.01%) NAS
12 11 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (3.68%) Network Security
13 9 (3.01%) VSAN
14 8 (2.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.67%) Big Data
2 5 (1.67%) MySQL
2 5 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (10.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 30 (10.03%) JIRA
2 17 (5.69%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.68%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.34%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.00%) Ant
6 3 (1.00%) Selenium
6 3 (1.00%) Travis CI
6 3 (1.00%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.67%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.67%) jMock
7 2 (0.67%) JUnit
7 2 (0.67%) Maven
7 2 (0.67%) Mockito
7 2 (0.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.67%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (9.03%) Finance
2 14 (4.68%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.01%) Electronics
4 6 (2.01%) Marketing
5 5 (1.67%) Banking
6 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.67%) Military
6 2 (0.67%) Retail
6 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (19.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (10.37%) Architect
3 26 (8.70%) Consultant
4 18 (6.02%) Analyst
4 18 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.69%) Administrator
6 15 (5.02%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (5.02%) PowerShell Engineer
7 14 (4.68%) Integration Engineer
8 13 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.34%) Server Support
11 10 (3.34%) Systems Support
12 9 (3.01%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 9 (3.01%) Network Architect
12 9 (3.01%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.01%) Systems Support Engineer
12 9 (3.01%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.01%) REST
2 11 (3.68%) .NET
3 7 (2.34%) Middleware
4 6 (2.01%) Web Services
5 5 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.67%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.67%) WCF
6 4 (1.34%) SOAP
6 4 (1.34%) Spine.js
6 4 (1.34%) XML
7 3 (1.00%) JSP
7 3 (1.00%) Struts
8 2 (0.67%) COM
8 2 (0.67%) HTML
8 2 (0.67%) J2EE
8 2 (0.67%) JSON
8 2 (0.67%) KML
8 2 (0.67%) LAMP
8 2 (0.67%) LDAP
8 2 (0.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.40%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.69%) PKI
4 15 (5.02%) Fat Client
4 15 (5.02%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.34%) Clustering
6 10 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.01%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.67%) NHS
8 5 (1.67%) Replication
9 3 (1.00%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.00%) iPhone
9 3 (1.00%) RIA
10 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 213 (71.24%) Windows
2 167 (55.85%) Windows Server
3 78 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (23.08%) Linux
5 46 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 40 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (8.36%) Windows 7
8 22 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (5.35%) Unix
10 11 (3.68%) Solaris
11 9 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.68%) CentOS
13 7 (2.34%) AIX
13 7 (2.34%) SUSE
14 4 (1.34%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.00%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.67%) VMS
16 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (15.72%) ITIL
4 31 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (9.36%) DevOps
6 26 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 24 (8.03%) NsoIT
7 24 (8.03%) Service Management
8 19 (6.35%) Computer Science
8 19 (6.35%) Configuration Management
9 18 (6.02%) Reverse Engineering
10 14 (4.68%) ITIL V3
10 14 (4.68%) Network Virtualisation
10 14 (4.68%) Programme Management
11 13 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
11 13 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.01%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (4.01%) Software Engineering
12 12 (4.01%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 76 (25.42%) PowerShell
2 27 (9.03%) SQL
3 11 (3.68%) C
4 7 (2.34%) Java
5 6 (2.01%) C#
6 5 (1.67%) Python
7 4 (1.34%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.00%) Perl
9 2 (0.67%) VBScript
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.33%) Tcl
10 1 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (38.80%) Security Cleared
2 77 (25.75%) SC Cleared
3 61 (20.40%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (14.05%) DV Cleared
5 41 (13.71%) CCNA
6 35 (11.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (10.37%) CCNP
7 31 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (9.70%) MCSE
9 28 (9.36%) MCSA
10 16 (5.35%) OCA
10 16 (5.35%) Oracle Certification
11 14 (4.68%) Degree
12 9 (3.01%) CCIE
13 6 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.34%) CCNP Voice
15 3 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
16 2 (0.67%) Chartered Engineer
16 2 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.34%) SLA
2 2 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) PMO
3 1 (0.33%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 157 (52.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 145 (48.49%) Active Directory
3 58 (19.40%) VMware ESXi
4 53 (17.73%) Hyper-V
5 44 (14.72%) vSphere
6 25 (8.36%) XenApp
7 17 (5.69%) XenDesktop
8 15 (5.02%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (5.02%) VMware NSX
9 12 (4.01%) Docker
9 12 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (3.68%) VMware Server
11 10 (3.34%) Firmware
12 9 (3.01%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (2.68%) XenServer
14 3 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.67%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (18.73%) vCenter Server
2 50 (16.72%) SCCM
3 17 (5.69%) SCOM
4 15 (5.02%) Ansible
5 14 (4.68%) PowerCLI
6 13 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (3.34%) Puppet
7 10 (3.34%) WSUS
8 9 (3.01%) Nagios
9 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (2.34%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (2.34%) vRealize
11 5 (1.67%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.67%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.34%) Terraform
13 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (1.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 121 (40.47%) Cisco
2 107 (35.79%) Microsoft
3 47 (15.72%) Citrix
4 37 (12.37%) Atlassian
5 36 (12.04%) Red Hat
6 29 (9.70%) Oracle
7 20 (6.69%) HP
8 18 (6.02%) McAfee
9 17 (5.69%) SolarWinds
10 15 (5.02%) CA
11 14 (4.68%) NetApp
12 12 (4.01%) Juniper
13 10 (3.34%) Wyse
14 9 (3.01%) CommVault
14 9 (3.01%) Veeam
15 8 (2.68%) CheckPoint
15 8 (2.68%) Ivanti
16 7 (2.34%) Fortinet
16 7 (2.34%) jetNEXUS
16 7 (2.34%) Remedy