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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware
England / South West
Rank 48 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware 100 157 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.92% 5.48% 5.13%
As % of the Vendors category 9.71% 13.80% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 105 99
Median daily rate £310 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £8.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £29.80 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.22%  

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 1030 1138 1204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.33% 39.69% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 730 711
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 68
Median hourly rate £38.50 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.50% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.25 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £46.34 £44.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 March 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 -16 26 £313 -10.71% 13
Wiltshire -23 21 £263 -29.53% 5
Gloucestershire -4 16 £210 -37.54% 5
Somerset +10 13 £350 +40.00% 3
Devon -2 11 £543 +185.92% 3
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 157 (66.24%) Windows
2 139 (58.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (44.73%) Active Directory
4 102 (43.04%) Windows Server
5 83 (35.02%) Security Cleared
6 80 (33.76%) Microsoft
7 73 (30.80%) SC Cleared
8 65 (27.43%) Linux
9 63 (26.58%) Cisco
10 52 (21.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (21.52%) ITIL
12 49 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (18.14%) DNS
14 39 (16.46%) DevOps
15 37 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (14.77%) Red Hat
17 34 (14.35%) Citrix
18 33 (13.92%) PowerShell
18 33 (13.92%) Windows 7
19 32 (13.50%) HP
20 30 (12.66%) Puppet
20 30 (12.66%) Data Centre
21 29 (12.24%) DHCP
21 29 (12.24%) LAN
21 29 (12.24%) WAN
22 28 (11.81%) SQL
22 28 (11.81%) Oracle
22 28 (11.81%) SAN
22 28 (11.81%) Hyper-V
23 27 (11.39%) vSphere

VMware
Top Related 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 15 (6.33%) Apache
1 15 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.49%) IIS
3 12 (5.06%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.64%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.11%) JBoss
7 5 (2.11%) Jetty
7 5 (2.11%) Mongrel
7 5 (2.11%) nginx
7 5 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.69%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.69%) Confluence
9 3 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.27%) GeoServer
9 3 (1.27%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (10.55%) MS Office
2 24 (10.13%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Pegasus Opera
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.55%) Office 365
2 21 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.11%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.14%) DNS
2 29 (12.24%) DHCP
2 29 (12.24%) LAN
2 29 (12.24%) WAN
3 28 (11.81%) SAN
4 26 (10.97%) Firewall
5 17 (7.17%) VoIP
6 15 (6.33%) TCP/IP
7 14 (5.91%) VPN
8 13 (5.49%) Wireless
9 11 (4.64%) NAS
10 9 (3.80%) SSL
10 9 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.53%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.11%) FTP
12 5 (2.11%) HTTP
12 5 (2.11%) IPsec
13 4 (1.69%) Internet
13 4 (1.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (4.64%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.69%) MySQL
7 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (7.17%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.80%) Oracle APEX
2 9 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.80%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.11%) JIRA
4 5 (2.11%) Toad
4 5 (2.11%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.69%) Ant
5 4 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.69%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.69%) Selenium
5 4 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.69%) TestNG
6 3 (1.27%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.27%) Maven
6 3 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (8.86%) Finance
2 12 (5.06%) Military
3 10 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.69%) Games
4 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.84%) Back Office
5 2 (0.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.42%) Billing
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (11.81%) Support Engineer
3 26 (10.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 22 (9.28%) Analyst
5 16 (6.75%) Architect
6 15 (6.33%) VMware Engineer
7 14 (5.91%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (5.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.64%) IT Support
10 10 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.22%) Citrix Analyst
10 10 (4.22%) Systems Support
11 9 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.80%) Consultant
11 9 (3.80%) Head of Delivery
12 8 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.38%) Infrastructure Support
13 7 (2.95%) Desktop Support
13 7 (2.95%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.75%) .NET
2 8 (3.38%) Web Services
3 5 (2.11%) J2EE
3 5 (2.11%) Servlets
4 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (1.27%) Middleware
4 3 (1.27%) OAuth2
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.27%) RESTful
5 2 (0.84%) Ajax
5 2 (0.84%) CSS
5 2 (0.84%) HTML
5 2 (0.84%) jQuery
5 2 (0.84%) LAMP
5 2 (0.84%) MCollective
5 2 (0.84%) SAML
6 1 (0.42%) COM+
6 1 (0.42%) DCOM
6 1 (0.42%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.66%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.59%) Replication
3 17 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.17%) Fat Client
3 17 (7.17%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 9 (3.80%) Clustering
5 9 (3.80%) Cyber Defence
5 9 (3.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (3.80%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.69%) CESG
7 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.69%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.84%) Digital Signage
8 2 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 157 (66.24%) Windows
2 102 (43.04%) Windows Server
3 65 (27.43%) Linux
4 52 (21.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (13.92%) Windows 7
7 27 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (6.75%) Solaris
10 15 (6.33%) Unix
11 8 (3.38%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.95%) Windows 10
13 6 (2.53%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.69%) CentOS
14 4 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.69%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.84%) Debian
16 1 (0.42%) Android
16 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.52%) ITIL
2 39 (16.46%) DevOps
3 37 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (8.86%) Migration
5 20 (8.44%) Problem Management
6 19 (8.02%) Project Management
7 17 (7.17%) Incident Management
8 16 (6.75%) Scrum
9 15 (6.33%) ITIL V3
10 14 (5.91%) Change Management
11 12 (5.06%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.64%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (4.64%) Information Security
12 11 (4.64%) Open Source
12 11 (4.64%) Service Management
13 10 (4.22%) Service Delivery
14 9 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
14 9 (3.80%) Data Security
15 7 (2.95%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 28 (11.81%) SQL
3 16 (6.75%) Java
4 12 (5.06%) Bash Shell
4 12 (5.06%) Python
5 11 (4.64%) C
6 6 (2.53%) Ruby
6 6 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.11%) VB
8 4 (1.69%) AWK
8 4 (1.69%) F#
9 3 (1.27%) C#
9 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.27%) Perl
9 3 (1.27%) PHP
10 2 (0.84%) VBScript
11 1 (0.42%) C++
11 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (35.02%) Security Cleared
2 73 (30.80%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.64%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.80%) CCNA
5 9 (3.80%) DBS Check
5 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.38%) MCSE
6 8 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.11%) CCNP
7 5 (2.11%) Degree
8 4 (1.69%) MCITP
9 3 (1.27%) ISEB
9 3 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.27%) MCSA
9 3 (1.27%) RHCE
10 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.22%) SLA
2 9 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.69%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.69%) QA
3 4 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.84%) GPG13
5 2 (0.84%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 139 (58.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (44.73%) Active Directory
3 28 (11.81%) Hyper-V
4 27 (11.39%) vSphere
5 19 (8.02%) VMware ESX
6 17 (7.17%) XenApp
7 15 (6.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (6.33%) XenDesktop
8 11 (4.64%) Docker
8 11 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (3.38%) BitLocker
9 8 (3.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (2.53%) vCloud
10 6 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.11%) Xen
12 4 (1.69%) NFS
12 4 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.66%) Puppet
2 20 (8.44%) SCCM
3 16 (6.75%) vRealize
4 15 (6.33%) Ansible
5 12 (5.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (3.38%) NetBackup
7 8 (3.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.53%) Terraform
9 5 (2.11%) Packer
10 4 (1.69%) Zenoss
11 3 (1.27%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.27%) Nagios
11 3 (1.27%) PowerCLI
12 2 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.84%) Netcool
12 2 (0.84%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.84%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 80 (33.76%) Microsoft
2 63 (26.58%) Cisco
3 35 (14.77%) Red Hat
4 34 (14.35%) Citrix
5 32 (13.50%) HP
6 28 (11.81%) Oracle
7 18 (7.59%) Dell
8 15 (6.33%) AppSense
9 14 (5.91%) Symantec
10 13 (5.49%) Intel Security
10 13 (5.49%) Wyse
11 9 (3.80%) NetApp
11 9 (3.80%) Splunk
12 8 (3.38%) Apple
12 8 (3.38%) EMC
13 7 (2.95%) Google
14 6 (2.53%) CA
14 6 (2.53%) IBM
14 6 (2.53%) Remedy
14 6 (2.53%) Veritas
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