The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 29 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 34 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.53% 2.11% 2.35%
As % of the System Software category 17.39% 13.64% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £329 £335 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% -9.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £263 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £401 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -47.09% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23 44 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 8.81% 15.44% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 17
Median daily rate £323 £313 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.20% -8.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £147 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £31.25 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £12.60 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Southampton

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Southampton

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Southampton region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) IaaS
4 4 (40.00%) User Stories
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) CA
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
5 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (30.00%) BMC
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) Security Management
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) CMDB
5 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (30.00%) Security Hardening
5 3 (30.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (30.00%) Event Correlation
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Splunk

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Onboarding Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CMDB
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (30.00%) Event Correlation
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Hardening
3 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) CA
3 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
3 3 (30.00%) BMC
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) Splunk
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) Lotus
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Remedy