The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 56 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware 23 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.12% 5.08% 5.21%
As % of the Vendors category 6.65% 11.27% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £280 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -32.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £193 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -5.80%
VMware
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
346 355 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.89% 45.11% 47.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 157 173
Average daily rate £400 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.84 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% -46.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £45.00 £41.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware across the Cheshire region.

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VMware
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -18 5 £300 +71.42% 7
Chester -8 3 £475 - 2
Runcorn 0 2 - - 3
Wilmslow -3 1 - - 2
Crewe -3 1 £325 - 1
Knutsford -10 1 - - 2
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £375 - 1
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VMware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware.

1 44 (66.67%) Windows
2 30 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (31.82%) Migration
3 21 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 18 (27.27%) Citrix
5 16 (24.24%) SAN
5 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 15 (22.73%) Linux
6 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
7 14 (21.21%) Finance
7 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
8 13 (19.70%) SCCM
8 13 (19.70%) HP
9 12 (18.18%) DNS
9 12 (18.18%) Firewall
10 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 10 (15.15%) Python
11 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
12 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (10.61%) NAS
14 7 (10.61%) XenApp
14 7 (10.61%) Project Management
14 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (10.61%) VMware ESX
15 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VMware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.58%) OpenStack
5 4 (6.06%) JBoss
5 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.55%) IIS
7 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.52%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Office
2 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) SAN
2 12 (18.18%) Firewall
2 12 (18.18%) DNS
3 7 (10.61%) NAS
4 6 (9.09%) LAN
4 6 (9.09%) WAN
4 6 (9.09%) DHCP
5 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.55%) VPN
5 3 (4.55%) VoIP
5 3 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
3 4 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Consultant
2 8 (12.12%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.09%) Architect
3 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (7.58%) Project Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Administrator
4 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Problem Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Incident Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Incident & Problem Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) Servlets
2 2 (3.03%) ODBC
3 1 (1.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Replication
2 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (4.55%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (22.73%) Linux
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.06%) Solaris
6 3 (4.55%) UNIX
7 2 (3.03%) HPUX
7 2 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.52%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Migration
2 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.61%) Project Management
5 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 6 (9.09%) Open Source
6 5 (7.58%) Software Delivery
6 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.06%) SDLC
8 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.03%) Security Management
9 2 (3.03%) Workflow
9 2 (3.03%) Service Management
9 2 (3.03%) ITIL
9 2 (3.03%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 10 (15.15%) Python
3 6 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.06%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (4.55%) MCITP
2 3 (4.55%) CCNA
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) CISSP
3 2 (3.03%) MCP
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
3 2 (3.03%) CCNP
3 2 (3.03%) NCIE
3 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) NCDA
4 1 (1.52%) VCAP
4 1 (1.52%) PMP
4 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) XenApp
4 7 (10.61%) VMware ESX
5 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.58%) QEMU
6 5 (7.58%) KVM
6 5 (7.58%) vSphere
7 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.03%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.03%) XenServer
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) OpenView
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Citrix
2 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.70%) HP
4 6 (9.09%) IBM
4 6 (9.09%) NetApp
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco
6 4 (6.06%) Veritas
6 4 (6.06%) Veeam
7 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.03%) Toshiba
7 2 (3.03%) BT
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.03%) Sun
7 2 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (1.52%) Sophos