Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 46 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware 245 248 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.61% 4.48% 5.68%
As % of the Vendors category 12.29% 10.76% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 158 214
South West median daily rate £340 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £221 £188 £250
90th Percentile £514 £520 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 22
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £34.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.24% +51.11% +11.82%
10th Percentile £30.50 £23.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £179.00 £48.75 £37.88
England median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.11% -24.00% +11.11%

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 1,994 2,305 2,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.48% 41.61% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,171 1,396 1,605
South West median daily rate £395 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +4.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £225
90th Percentile £548 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 113 135
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.51% +56.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £11.78 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.05 £52.50 £46.73
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

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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

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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 22 July 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 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the South West

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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 22 July 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 +1 72 £375 +5.26% 11
Wiltshire +12 69 £420 +29.23% 9
Gloucestershire -1 27 £275 +34.15% 6
Devon +13 23 £350 -12.50% 5
Somerset +4 20 £228 -35.00% 4
Dorset -9 15 £250 -23.08% 11
Cornwall -3 2 £250 -28.57% 6
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 186 (75.92%) Windows
2 146 (59.59%) Windows Server
3 138 (56.33%) Active Directory
4 126 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 110 (44.90%) Microsoft
6 78 (31.84%) Linux
7 72 (29.39%) Cisco
8 70 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 61 (24.90%) Citrix
10 56 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
11 54 (22.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 52 (21.22%) Hyper-V
13 52 (21.22%) SCCM
14 50 (20.41%) SC Cleared
14 50 (20.41%) Office 365
15 49 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
16 47 (19.18%) ITIL
17 44 (17.96%) Firewall
18 34 (13.88%) Finance
18 34 (13.88%) SAN
18 34 (13.88%) PowerShell
18 34 (13.88%) Windows 10
19 30 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (12.24%) SQL
20 29 (11.84%) DNS
20 29 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
20 29 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 29 (11.84%) vSphere
21 28 (11.43%) IIS

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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 (11.43%) IIS
2 25 (10.20%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.53%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (5.31%) Skype for Business
6 12 (4.90%) Tomcat
7 11 (4.49%) JBoss
8 7 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (2.45%) Apache
10 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.82%) Confluence
11 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.82%) nginx
12 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.41%) Jetty
12 1 (0.41%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 56 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (20.41%) Office 365
3 21 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (4.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.04%) IaaS
7 3 (1.22%) G Suite
8 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (17.96%) Firewall
2 34 (13.88%) SAN
3 29 (11.84%) DNS
4 21 (8.57%) LAN
5 19 (7.76%) WAN
6 17 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (6.94%) DHCP
6 17 (6.94%) VoIP
7 13 (5.31%) NAS
7 13 (5.31%) Skype
7 13 (5.31%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.90%) BGP
9 10 (4.08%) EIGRP
9 10 (4.08%) Wireshark
10 9 (3.67%) NetScaler
11 8 (3.27%) NX-OS
11 8 (3.27%) VLAN
12 7 (2.86%) Network Security
13 6 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
4 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) MySQL
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (4.90%) Ant
3 12 (4.90%) Selenium
3 12 (4.90%) Travis CI
4 11 (4.49%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.41%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.41%) TestNG
General
1 34 (13.88%) Finance
2 7 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.22%) Banking
3 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.82%) Back Office
4 2 (0.82%) Publishing
5 1 (0.41%) Billing
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
5 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (11.84%) Administrator
3 22 (8.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 20 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (7.35%) Linux Administrator
6 16 (6.53%) Analyst
6 16 (6.53%) Architect
6 16 (6.53%) Server Engineer
7 15 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Network Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) Consultant
11 10 (4.08%) Integration Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
13 8 (3.27%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.49%) JSP
1 11 (4.49%) Struts
2 8 (3.27%) .NET
3 3 (1.22%) Web Services
4 2 (0.82%) LDAP
4 2 (0.82%) REST
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) COM
5 1 (0.41%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) Django
5 1 (0.41%) J2EE
5 1 (0.41%) jQuery
5 1 (0.41%) Matplotlib
5 1 (0.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.31%) Fat Client
2 13 (5.31%) Thin Client
3 11 (4.49%) Clustering
4 7 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.63%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.63%) LPAR
6 4 (1.63%) Replication
7 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.22%) PKI
7 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.41%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) iPhone
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 186 (75.92%) Windows
2 146 (59.59%) Windows Server
3 78 (31.84%) Linux
4 54 (22.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (13.88%) Windows 10
7 29 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (8.57%) Windows 7
9 18 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (6.12%) Unix
11 14 (5.71%) AIX
12 7 (2.86%) CentOS
13 5 (2.04%) Solaris
13 5 (2.04%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.18%) ITIL
2 25 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 20 (8.16%) Service Management
5 17 (6.94%) DevOps
6 16 (6.53%) Load Balancing
6 16 (6.53%) Migration
7 15 (6.12%) ITIL V3
7 15 (6.12%) Security Patching
8 14 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.90%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (4.90%) Scrum
10 11 (4.49%) Capacity Management
10 11 (4.49%) Change Management
10 11 (4.49%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
11 10 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.88%) PowerShell
2 30 (12.24%) SQL
3 20 (8.16%) Python
4 13 (5.31%) Java
5 8 (3.27%) Perl
5 8 (3.27%) PHP
6 3 (1.22%) C
7 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.41%) C#
8 1 (0.41%) F#
8 1 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 70 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 50 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 30 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (6.94%) CCNP
5 17 (6.94%) MCSE
6 16 (6.53%) MCSA
7 15 (6.12%) CCNA
8 14 (5.71%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.27%) Degree
10 7 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.63%) MCITP
11 4 (1.63%) OCA
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.63%) RHCE
12 3 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.22%) MCP
13 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.82%) CCIE
13 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.63%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) GxP
2 3 (1.22%) RMADS
3 2 (0.82%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 138 (56.33%) Active Directory
2 126 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (21.22%) Hyper-V
4 49 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (11.84%) vSphere
6 25 (10.20%) XenApp
7 19 (7.76%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (6.12%) XenDesktop
9 13 (5.31%) XenServer
10 10 (4.08%) VMware NSX
11 9 (3.67%) VMware Server
12 7 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.86%) Xen
13 4 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (1.22%) Firmware
14 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.82%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (21.22%) SCCM
2 24 (9.80%) vCenter Server
3 21 (8.57%) Puppet
4 18 (7.35%) SCOM
5 14 (5.71%) Ansible
5 14 (5.71%) WSUS
6 13 (5.31%) Terraform
7 11 (4.49%) Packer
8 10 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (3.67%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (3.67%) Opsview
10 7 (2.86%) Backup Exec
10 7 (2.86%) NetBackup
11 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (2.04%) SCSM
12 5 (2.04%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 110 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 72 (29.39%) Cisco
3 61 (24.90%) Citrix
4 23 (9.39%) HP
5 20 (8.16%) Red Hat
6 19 (7.76%) NetApp
7 17 (6.94%) Veeam
8 15 (6.12%) Google
9 14 (5.71%) McAfee
10 13 (5.31%) IBM
11 12 (4.90%) Sophos
12 10 (4.08%) Juniper
13 9 (3.67%) Atlassian
13 9 (3.67%) EMC
13 9 (3.67%) MKS
13 9 (3.67%) Oracle
14 8 (3.27%) CommVault
14 8 (3.27%) Splunk
15 7 (2.86%) SolarWinds
16 6 (2.45%) Dell