The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 28 June 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 43 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 18 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.92% 2.71% 1.78%
As % of the System Software category 29.51% 21.74% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 10
Median daily rate £310 £388 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +22.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £324 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £338
% change year-on-year -1.31% +12.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.31% +40.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £19.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £19.00 £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -54.14% -5.33%  

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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 61 69 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 9.89% 12.45% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 65 55
Median daily rate £280 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £133 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 16
Median hourly rate £16.28 £17.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +27.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.98 £9.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £28.10 £26.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Wales

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Wales

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Wales

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Wales

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
South Wales +2 15 £300 -22.58% 2
West Wales -3 2 £475 - 2
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 30 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (70.00%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (50.00%) Cisco
4 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (43.33%) ITIL
6 12 (40.00%) Linux
6 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 12 (40.00%) Citrix
6 12 (40.00%) Firewall
7 9 (30.00%) CCNA
7 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (26.67%) Tivoli
8 8 (26.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (23.33%) Internet
9 7 (23.33%) HP
9 7 (23.33%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (20.00%) Puppet
11 5 (16.67%) Snort
11 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 5 (16.67%) DNS
11 5 (16.67%) DHCP
11 5 (16.67%) VoIP
11 5 (16.67%) Java
11 5 (16.67%) pfSense
11 5 (16.67%) Network Security

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (10.00%) IIS
3 3 (10.00%) Jetty
3 3 (10.00%) Mongrel
3 3 (10.00%) nginx
3 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) JCAPS
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (10.00%) Google App Engine
2 3 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Office 365
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (3.33%) Route 53
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) Internet
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security
3 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.67%) VoIP
4 4 (13.33%) VPN
5 3 (10.00%) DSL
5 3 (10.00%) FTP
5 3 (10.00%) HTTP
5 3 (10.00%) IPsec
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) SSL
5 3 (10.00%) WAN
6 2 (6.67%) IPv6
6 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.67%) HBase
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Travis CI
3 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Server Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Network Support
3 6 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Server Support
3 6 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) J2EE
1 3 (10.00%) Kafka
1 3 (10.00%) Servlets
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) XSLT
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.00%) DevOps
3 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.67%) High Availability
4 2 (6.67%) Microservices
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.67%) Release Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) C++
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) CCNA
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) pfSense
2 5 (16.67%) Snort
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (10.00%) Xen
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.67%) XenApp
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Tivoli
1 8 (26.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (23.33%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (20.00%) Puppet
4 4 (13.33%) Ansible
5 3 (10.00%) HAProxy
5 3 (10.00%) Marathon
5 3 (10.00%) Mesos
5 3 (10.00%) Rundeck
5 3 (10.00%) Terraform
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (3.33%) Fluentd
7 1 (3.33%) Grafana
7 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (3.33%) Kibana
7 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
7 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (3.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco
4 12 (40.00%) Citrix
5 7 (23.33%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Google
6 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 3 (10.00%) Vyatta
7 2 (6.67%) Cloudera
7 2 (6.67%) Fiorano
7 2 (6.67%) InterSystems
7 2 (6.67%) McAfee
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) BMC
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (3.33%) Sun
8 1 (3.33%) Veeam