Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 56 31
Rank change year-on-year +17 -25 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware 292 197 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.82% 3.57% 5.41%
As % of the Vendors category 12.39% 8.77% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 113 196
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £135
90th Percentile £526 £498 £563
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 26
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £34.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.24% +38.78% +25.64%
10th Percentile £35.08 £18.33 £16.38
90th Percentile £48.32 £49.63 £36.38
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +35.00% -26.61% +21.11%

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 2,357 2,246 2,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.95% 40.74% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,422 1,348 1,559
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £205
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 102 156
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +45.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +23 111 £425 +30.77% 24
Bristol +8 92 £375 +7.14% 35
Gloucestershire +14 28 £325 +52.94% 16
Somerset 0 26 £230 -40.65% 15
Devon +1 17 £350 +12.00% 9
Dorset -10 9 £363 -14.71% 17
Cornwall -9 1 £250 -28.57% 3
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 203 (69.52%) Windows
2 155 (53.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (52.05%) Windows Server
4 143 (48.97%) Active Directory
5 106 (36.30%) Microsoft
6 104 (35.62%) Cisco
7 103 (35.27%) Security Cleared
8 84 (28.77%) Linux
9 68 (23.29%) PowerShell
9 68 (23.29%) SC Cleared
10 65 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 62 (21.23%) Citrix
11 62 (21.23%) Firewall
12 59 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 58 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
14 54 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (18.15%) ITIL
16 52 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
17 51 (17.47%) vCenter Server
18 50 (17.12%) SCCM
19 47 (16.10%) VMware ESXi
19 47 (16.10%) Data Centre
20 40 (13.70%) Office 365
20 40 (13.70%) Hyper-V
21 39 (13.36%) Windows 10
22 37 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
22 37 (12.67%) CCNA
23 36 (12.33%) Finance
23 36 (12.33%) vSphere
24 34 (11.64%) DNS

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 30 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.88%) Confluence
3 21 (7.19%) IIS
4 16 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.79%) Skype for Business
6 13 (4.45%) Tomcat
7 12 (4.11%) JBoss
7 12 (4.11%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.42%) Apache
9 7 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.37%) nginx
10 4 (1.37%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) Houdini
3 1 (0.34%) Maya
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) NUKE
3 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.68%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.68%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (13.70%) Office 365
3 29 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (3.08%) PaaS
7 7 (2.40%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.03%) SaaS
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.68%) G Suite
9 2 (0.68%) IaaS
9 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (21.23%) Firewall
2 34 (11.64%) DNS
3 26 (8.90%) SAN
4 25 (8.56%) DHCP
5 19 (6.51%) LAN
6 17 (5.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (5.82%) NetScaler
7 16 (5.48%) BGP
7 16 (5.48%) WAN
8 14 (4.79%) NAS
9 13 (4.45%) Network Security
9 13 (4.45%) OSPF
10 12 (4.11%) Skype
10 12 (4.11%) VPN
11 11 (3.77%) VLAN
12 10 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (3.42%) TCP/IP
13 9 (3.08%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (2.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.37%) MySQL
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.03%) Big Data
3 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (11.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 25 (8.56%) JIRA
3 20 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.77%) Ant
4 11 (3.77%) Selenium
5 10 (3.42%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.42%) Travis CI
5 10 (3.42%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.40%) Gerrit
7 3 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.68%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.68%) jMock
8 2 (0.68%) JUnit
8 2 (0.68%) Maven
8 2 (0.68%) Mockito
8 2 (0.68%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (12.33%) Finance
2 14 (4.79%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.71%) Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Electronics
5 4 (1.37%) Marketing
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Military
6 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (9.93%) Administrator
3 26 (8.90%) Architect
4 18 (6.16%) Analyst
4 18 (6.16%) Consultant
4 18 (6.16%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.82%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (5.14%) Linux Administrator
6 15 (5.14%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (4.79%) Integration Engineer
8 13 (4.45%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (4.45%) Network Engineer
9 12 (4.11%) Server Engineer
10 11 (3.77%) PowerShell Engineer
10 11 (3.77%) Systems Support
10 11 (3.77%) Systems Support Engineer
11 9 (3.08%) Network Architect
11 9 (3.08%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.11%) .NET
2 10 (3.42%) JSP
2 10 (3.42%) Struts
3 8 (2.74%) REST
4 6 (2.05%) Web Services
5 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.71%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.71%) WCF
6 4 (1.37%) Middleware
7 3 (1.03%) Spine.js
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.68%) HTML
8 2 (0.68%) J2EE
8 2 (0.68%) KML
8 2 (0.68%) LDAP
8 2 (0.68%) Material Design
8 2 (0.68%) PowerMock
8 2 (0.68%) RESTful
8 2 (0.68%) SOAP
8 2 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.85%) Fat Client
3 20 (6.85%) Thin Client
4 15 (5.14%) Clustering
5 14 (4.79%) PKI
6 13 (4.45%) Computer Science
7 12 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (3.42%) Private Cloud
9 9 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (3.08%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (2.05%) Replication
12 4 (1.37%) NHS
13 3 (1.03%) EMC VNX
13 3 (1.03%) iPhone
13 3 (1.03%) LPAR
14 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 203 (69.52%) Windows
2 152 (52.05%) Windows Server
3 84 (28.77%) Linux
4 59 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (13.36%) Windows 10
6 37 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (8.90%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.48%) Unix
9 15 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (4.79%) AIX
11 10 (3.42%) CentOS
12 9 (3.08%) Solaris
13 4 (1.37%) SUSE
13 4 (1.37%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.68%) MVS
14 2 (0.68%) VMS
14 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (18.15%) ITIL
4 29 (9.93%) DevOps
5 25 (8.56%) Configuration Management
5 25 (8.56%) Service Management
6 23 (7.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (7.53%) Load Balancing
8 21 (7.19%) NsoIT
9 20 (6.85%) ITIL V3
10 16 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (5.48%) Security Patching
11 14 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (4.79%) Programme Management
11 14 (4.79%) Reverse Engineering
12 13 (4.45%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (4.45%) Network Virtualisation
12 13 (4.45%) Scrum
13 12 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.29%) PowerShell
2 26 (8.90%) SQL
3 15 (5.14%) Java
3 15 (5.14%) Python
4 11 (3.77%) C
5 9 (3.08%) Perl
5 9 (3.08%) PHP
6 6 (2.05%) C#
7 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.68%) Tcl
9 2 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) F#
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (35.27%) Security Cleared
2 68 (23.29%) SC Cleared
3 58 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (12.67%) CCNA
5 32 (10.96%) CCNP
6 31 (10.62%) DV Cleared
7 29 (9.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (7.53%) MCSA
9 22 (7.53%) MCSE
10 14 (4.79%) Degree
11 12 (4.11%) OCA
11 12 (4.11%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (3.08%) CCIE
13 4 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.37%) CCNP Voice
14 3 (1.03%) RHCE
14 3 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
15 2 (0.68%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.37%) RMADS
2 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.68%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 155 (53.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 143 (48.97%) Active Directory
3 47 (16.10%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (13.70%) Hyper-V
5 36 (12.33%) vSphere
6 30 (10.27%) XenApp
7 19 (6.51%) XenDesktop
8 17 (5.82%) VMware NSX
9 13 (4.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (4.11%) VMware Server
11 11 (3.77%) XenServer
12 9 (3.08%) Docker
12 9 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (2.05%) Firmware
15 4 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (1.37%) Xen
16 3 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 51 (17.47%) vCenter Server
2 50 (17.12%) SCCM
3 19 (6.51%) Ansible
4 18 (6.16%) Puppet
4 18 (6.16%) SCOM
5 16 (5.48%) WSUS
6 13 (4.45%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (4.11%) Terraform
8 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (3.42%) Packer
9 10 (3.42%) PowerCLI
10 8 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (2.40%) Nagios
12 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (2.05%) vRealize
13 5 (1.71%) Opsview
13 5 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (1.37%) Kubernetes
14 4 (1.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 106 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 104 (35.62%) Cisco
3 62 (21.23%) Citrix
4 30 (10.27%) Atlassian
5 28 (9.59%) Red Hat
6 25 (8.56%) Oracle
7 21 (7.19%) NetApp
8 18 (6.16%) HP
9 16 (5.48%) McAfee
10 14 (4.79%) Google
11 13 (4.45%) CommVault
12 11 (3.77%) Juniper
13 10 (3.42%) Veeam
14 9 (3.08%) CA
14 9 (3.08%) MKS
14 9 (3.08%) Wyse
15 8 (2.74%) IBM
15 8 (2.74%) Sophos
15 8 (2.74%) Splunk
16 7 (2.40%) F5