The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 25 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 22 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19  
Contract jobs citing VMware 46 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.47% 6.35% 3.94%
As % of the Vendors category 16.73% 13.78% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 23
Median daily rate £290 £335 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.43% +9.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £136 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £16.28 £15.60 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +24.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -40.35% +29.54%  

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 Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 275 254 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 44.64% 46.10% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 155 208
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 15
Median hourly rate £16.07 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.25 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Wales

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Wales

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Wales

VMware
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 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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 +6 43 £280 -18.84% 6
West Wales -5 2 £475 - 3
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for VMware.

1 41 (55.41%) ITIL
2 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 37 (50.00%) Windows
4 35 (47.30%) Active Directory
5 32 (43.24%) Cisco
6 30 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (35.14%) Citrix
8 26 (35.14%) CCNA
8 26 (35.14%) Windows Server
9 25 (33.78%) Firewall
10 24 (32.43%) MS Exchange
11 19 (25.68%) HP
11 19 (25.68%) HP Data Protector
12 18 (24.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (22.97%) Tivoli
13 17 (22.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 16 (21.62%) Linux
15 12 (16.22%) SLA
16 11 (14.86%) Migration
16 11 (14.86%) Internet
16 11 (14.86%) Hyper-V
17 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
18 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
18 9 (12.16%) Project Management
18 9 (12.16%) Release Management
18 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
18 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 8 (10.81%) Windows 7

VMware
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 24 (32.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.11%) JCAPS
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 3 (4.05%) Jetty
4 3 (4.05%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.05%) nginx
4 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.41%) Office 365
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.05%) Google App Engine
3 3 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.35%) Route 53
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) Firewall
2 11 (14.86%) Internet
3 8 (10.81%) LAN
4 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.46%) WAN
5 6 (8.11%) DNS
5 6 (8.11%) NetScaler
6 5 (6.76%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (6.76%) DHCP
6 5 (6.76%) Network Security
6 5 (6.76%) SAN
6 5 (6.76%) VoIP
6 5 (6.76%) VPN
6 5 (6.76%) Wireless
7 3 (4.05%) DSL
7 3 (4.05%) FTP
7 3 (4.05%) HTTP
7 3 (4.05%) IPsec
7 3 (4.05%) POP3
7 3 (4.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.70%) Big Data
3 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.70%) HBase
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.05%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (2.70%) Legal
2 1 (1.35%) Local Government
2 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Support Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Technical Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Technical Support
3 12 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Network Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Technical Support Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Server Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Server Support
7 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.11%) Network Support
7 6 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Server Support Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Lead Test Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.76%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Technical Support
9 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) SOAP
1 7 (9.46%) XML
1 7 (9.46%) XSLT
2 6 (8.11%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (4.05%) .NET
3 3 (4.05%) J2EE
3 3 (4.05%) Kafka
3 3 (4.05%) Servlets
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) COM
4 1 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.35%) Java EE
4 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.35%) Spring
4 1 (1.35%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.76%) NHS
2 2 (2.70%) Clustering
2 2 (2.70%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.00%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Windows Server
3 16 (21.62%) Linux
4 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.76%) AIX
7 3 (4.05%) Solaris
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.70%) Android
8 2 (2.70%) Unix
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) ITIL
2 11 (14.86%) Migration
3 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
3 9 (12.16%) Project Management
3 9 (12.16%) Release Management
4 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 7 (9.46%) Data Migration
6 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.11%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (6.76%) Service Management
8 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.05%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.05%) DevOps
9 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.05%) Open Source
9 3 (4.05%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) C++
2 5 (6.76%) Java
2 5 (6.76%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (35.14%) CCNA
3 18 (24.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
7 6 (8.11%) Degree
7 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.76%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.41%) CCAA
10 3 (4.05%) CCA
10 3 (4.05%) ISEB
10 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.70%) MCSE
11 2 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.35%) CCIE
12 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.35%) MCITP
12 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) SLA
2 7 (9.46%) HL7
3 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (47.30%) Active Directory
2 30 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.46%) XenApp
5 5 (6.76%) pfSense
5 5 (6.76%) Snort
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.41%) XenServer
7 3 (4.05%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.05%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (4.05%) Xen
8 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.70%) vSphere
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (25.68%) HP Data Protector
2 17 (22.97%) Tivoli
2 17 (22.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (8.11%) Puppet
4 4 (5.41%) Ansible
5 3 (4.05%) HAProxy
5 3 (4.05%) Marathon
5 3 (4.05%) Mesos
5 3 (4.05%) Rundeck
5 3 (4.05%) SCCM
5 3 (4.05%) Terraform
6 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) Fluentd
7 1 (1.35%) Grafana
7 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.35%) Kibana
7 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.35%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 32 (43.24%) Cisco
3 26 (35.14%) Citrix
4 19 (25.68%) HP
5 7 (9.46%) IBM
6 6 (8.11%) Fiorano
6 6 (8.11%) InterSystems
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle
8 3 (4.05%) Apple
8 3 (4.05%) Google
8 3 (4.05%) Sun
8 3 (4.05%) Veeam
8 3 (4.05%) Vyatta
9 2 (2.70%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.70%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.70%) McAfee
9 2 (2.70%) NetApp
9 2 (2.70%) Sophos
10 1 (1.35%) arcserve
10 1 (1.35%) Symantec