Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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.

VMware
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 34 44
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 200 295 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.56% 5.08% 4.09%
As % of the Vendors category 8.95% 12.07% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 191 156
South West median daily rate £338 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £185 £135 £163
90th Percentile £488 £550 £531
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 18
South West median hourly rate £34.00 £24.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.78% +25.64% -2.79%
10th Percentile £17.28 £16.10 £17.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.75 £38.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.53% +17.78% +4.65%

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 2234 2444 2695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.76% 42.09% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1533 1683
South West median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £211
90th Percentile £550 £538 £511
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 163 153
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £49.84
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 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 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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 65 £313 -3.85% 11
Wiltshire -22 57 £331 +3.52% 1
Somerset -9 22 £388 +61.46% 1
Devon -8 17 £313 +19.05%
Dorset +17 15 £425 +56.68% 6
Gloucestershire -14 15 £204 -26.24% 10
Cornwall -17 2 £350 - 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 116 (58.00%) Windows
2 94 (47.00%) Active Directory
3 91 (45.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (34.50%) Windows Server
5 54 (27.00%) Linux
6 53 (26.50%) Microsoft
7 45 (22.50%) Cisco
8 44 (22.00%) Citrix
9 42 (21.00%) Security Cleared
10 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (19.00%) Office 365
11 38 (19.00%) Hyper-V
12 34 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (17.00%) SC Cleared
12 34 (17.00%) vSphere
13 33 (16.50%) DHCP
14 31 (15.50%) Firewall
15 30 (15.00%) DNS
15 30 (15.00%) Windows 10
16 29 (14.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 28 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
18 24 (12.00%) PowerShell
18 24 (12.00%) SQL Server
19 22 (11.00%) SCCM
19 22 (11.00%) Oracle
19 22 (11.00%) SQL
19 22 (11.00%) Red Hat
20 21 (10.50%) ITIL
20 21 (10.50%) Puppet
21 20 (10.00%) Windows 7

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 (8.50%) MS Exchange
1 17 (8.50%) Tomcat
2 14 (7.00%) Apache
2 14 (7.00%) IIS
3 10 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.50%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.50%) JBoss
7 6 (3.00%) iPlanet
7 6 (3.00%) Jetty
7 6 (3.00%) Mongrel
7 6 (3.00%) nginx
7 6 (3.00%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (3.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.50%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.50%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.00%) Office 365
2 29 (14.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.00%) Google App Engine
4 6 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.00%) IaaS
6 3 (1.50%) PaaS
6 3 (1.50%) SaaS
7 2 (1.00%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.50%) DHCP
2 31 (15.50%) Firewall
3 30 (15.00%) DNS
4 20 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 19 (9.50%) SAN
6 16 (8.00%) WAN
7 15 (7.50%) LAN
7 15 (7.50%) VPN
8 9 (4.50%) IPsec
9 8 (4.00%) SSL
10 7 (3.50%) FTP
10 7 (3.50%) HTTP
11 6 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.50%) LDAP
12 5 (2.50%) VoIP
13 4 (2.00%) Extranet
13 4 (2.00%) Intranet
13 4 (2.00%) NAS
13 4 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.50%) MySQL
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.50%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.00%) JIRA
3 7 (3.50%) Subversion
4 6 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (3.00%) Bitbucket
4 6 (3.00%) Travis CI
5 5 (2.50%) ScriptRunner
6 3 (1.50%) Ant
6 3 (1.50%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.50%) HP UFT
6 3 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.50%) Selenium
6 3 (1.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.50%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.50%) TestNG
7 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.00%) Toad
General
1 11 (5.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.00%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.00%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.00%) Electronics
6 2 (1.00%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (12.00%) Analyst
3 23 (11.50%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (8.50%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (6.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) Architect
8 8 (4.00%) Data Centre Analyst
8 8 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.50%) Migration Analyst
9 7 (3.50%) Migration Engineer
9 7 (3.50%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) .NET
1 13 (6.50%) J2EE
2 10 (5.00%) Web Services
3 6 (3.00%) Servlets
4 4 (2.00%) JSON
5 3 (1.50%) Middleware
6 2 (1.00%) REST
6 2 (1.00%) RESTful
6 2 (1.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.00%) WSDL
6 2 (1.00%) XML
6 2 (1.00%) XSD
7 1 (0.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.50%) COM
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) JSON-LD
7 1 (0.50%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.00%) PKI
3 9 (4.50%) Clustering
4 6 (3.00%) FMCG
4 6 (3.00%) iPad
5 5 (2.50%) iPhone
5 5 (2.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.00%) RIA
7 3 (1.50%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.50%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.00%) NHS
8 2 (1.00%) Replication
8 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.50%) Derivative
9 1 (0.50%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 116 (58.00%) Windows
2 69 (34.50%) Windows Server
3 54 (27.00%) Linux
4 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (15.00%) Windows 10
7 20 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 17 (8.50%) Unix
9 15 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (7.00%) Windows 8
11 13 (6.50%) Solaris
12 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.50%) SUSE
14 6 (3.00%) AIX
14 6 (3.00%) HPUX
15 5 (2.50%) CentOS
16 3 (1.50%) Mac OS X
17 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 2 (1.00%) VMS
18 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.50%) ITIL
2 19 (9.50%) DevOps
2 19 (9.50%) Migration
3 16 (8.00%) Service Management
4 15 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.00%) Incident Management
5 14 (7.00%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.50%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.50%) Systems Analysis
6 9 (4.50%) Test Automation
7 8 (4.00%) Capacity Management
7 8 (4.00%) High Availability
7 8 (4.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.50%) Change Control
8 7 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.50%) Open Source
9 6 (3.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.00%) Scrum
9 6 (3.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.00%) SQL
3 14 (7.00%) Java
3 14 (7.00%) Python
4 6 (3.00%) C
4 6 (3.00%) Groovy
5 5 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.00%) Perl
6 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.50%) F#
7 3 (1.50%) PHP
7 3 (1.50%) Ruby
8 2 (1.00%) VB
8 2 (1.00%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.50%) Korn
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Tcl
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (21.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (17.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.00%) CCNP
5 4 (2.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.00%) CCNA
6 2 (1.00%) Degree
6 2 (1.00%) MCITP
6 2 (1.00%) MCSE
6 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MCTS
7 1 (0.50%) RHCA
7 1 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.00%) HL7
System Software
1 94 (47.00%) Active Directory
2 91 (45.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (19.00%) Hyper-V
4 34 (17.00%) vSphere
5 28 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.00%) Xen
7 9 (4.50%) VMware NSX
8 7 (3.50%) KVM
9 6 (3.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (3.00%) XenServer
10 5 (2.50%) Samba
10 5 (2.50%) XenApp
11 4 (2.00%) Docker
11 4 (2.00%) Firmware
12 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.50%) Squid
12 3 (1.50%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (11.00%) SCCM
2 21 (10.50%) Puppet
3 7 (3.50%) SCOM
4 6 (3.00%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.00%) vCenter Server
5 5 (2.50%) vRealize
5 5 (2.50%) WSUS
6 4 (2.00%) Ansible
6 4 (2.00%) Nagios
6 4 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.50%) Opsview
7 3 (1.50%) Webmin
7 3 (1.50%) Xymon
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 53 (26.50%) Microsoft
2 45 (22.50%) Cisco
3 44 (22.00%) Citrix
4 22 (11.00%) Oracle
4 22 (11.00%) Red Hat
5 20 (10.00%) CA
6 12 (6.00%) HP
7 11 (5.50%) F5
8 9 (4.50%) EMC
8 9 (4.50%) Veeam
9 8 (4.00%) Google
10 7 (3.50%) IBM
10 7 (3.50%) NetApp
10 7 (3.50%) Veritas
11 6 (3.00%) Atlassian
11 6 (3.00%) Dell
11 6 (3.00%) Gemalto
11 6 (3.00%) PlateSpin
11 6 (3.00%) Sun
12 5 (2.50%) SolarWinds