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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 41 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 42 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.26% 5.22% 4.48%
As % of the Vendors category 9.35% 12.06% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £270 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £208 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £310 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -66.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £10.00 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £45.00 £43.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
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
449 340 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.58% 43.31% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 151 141
Average daily rate £488 £320 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.34% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 31
Average hourly rate £16.84 £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.72% -66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Chester -8 8 £313 +0.80% 4
Warrington -14 8 £300 +45.45% 2
Macclesfield - 4 £435 -
Knutsford - 3 - - 1
Runcorn -4 2 - - 4
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (67.12%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (28.77%) Linux
4 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
4 19 (26.03%) Citrix
4 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
6 16 (21.92%) SAN
7 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
8 14 (19.18%) Hyper-V
9 13 (17.81%) SCCM
9 13 (17.81%) Migration
10 12 (16.44%) Finance
10 12 (16.44%) Firewall
10 12 (16.44%) NetApp
11 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
12 10 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (13.70%) HP
12 10 (13.70%) DNS
12 10 (13.70%) ITIL
13 9 (12.33%) Python
13 9 (12.33%) Cisco
13 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (12.33%) FlexPod
14 8 (10.96%) XenApp
14 8 (10.96%) Project Management
15 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
15 7 (9.59%) MS Office

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.85%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.48%) IIS
5 4 (5.48%) JBoss
6 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.37%) Lync
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) SAN
2 12 (16.44%) Firewall
3 10 (13.70%) DNS
4 7 (9.59%) NAS
5 6 (8.22%) DHCP
6 4 (5.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (5.48%) WAN
7 3 (4.11%) VLAN
7 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.11%) NX-OS
8 2 (2.74%) SSL
8 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.37%) Wireless
9 1 (1.37%) IPv4
9 1 (1.37%) VPN
9 1 (1.37%) SNMP
9 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.37%) HTTP
9 1 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.11%) SQLite
3 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.11%) NUnit
2 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.11%) Moq
2 3 (4.11%) FxCop
2 3 (4.11%) StyleCop
3 1 (1.37%) MSI
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 5 (6.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
3 9 (12.33%) Consultant
4 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.11%) Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Problem Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.11%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) Web Services
1 3 (4.11%) WCF
1 3 (4.11%) LINQ
1 3 (4.11%) Ninject
2 2 (2.74%) ODBC
2 2 (2.74%) Servlets
2 2 (2.74%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) FlexPod
2 5 (6.85%) Open Source
3 3 (4.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.74%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 49 (67.12%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Linux
3 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.22%) UNIX
5 6 (8.22%) Solaris
6 4 (5.48%) HPUX
7 3 (4.11%) AIX
7 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.37%) Android
9 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Migration
2 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (13.70%) ITIL
4 8 (10.96%) Project Management
5 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.85%) Software Delivery
7 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.11%) Scrum
8 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.11%) Data Analysis
8 3 (4.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.11%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (4.11%) Change Control
9 2 (2.74%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Automated Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.33%) Python
3 6 (8.22%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.85%) SQL
5 4 (5.48%) VBScript
5 4 (5.48%) Perl
6 3 (4.11%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) NCIE
2 4 (5.48%) MCSE
2 4 (5.48%) CCNA
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) MCITP
4 2 (2.74%) MCP
4 2 (2.74%) CCNP
4 2 (2.74%) CISSP
5 1 (1.37%) PMP
5 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.37%) HNC
5 1 (1.37%) NCDA
5 1 (1.37%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
1 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
3 14 (19.18%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.96%) XenApp
5 7 (9.59%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.85%) QEMU
6 5 (6.85%) KVM
7 4 (5.48%) vSphere
8 3 (4.11%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.11%) NFS
9 2 (2.74%) XenServer
9 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.37%) Samba
10 1 (1.37%) Firmware
10 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.37%) Xen
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.11%) SCOM
3 2 (2.74%) Puppet
3 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.74%) MOM
4 1 (1.37%) Nagios
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
4 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) Citrix
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.44%) NetApp
4 10 (13.70%) HP
5 9 (12.33%) Cisco
6 6 (8.22%) EMC
7 5 (6.85%) IBM
7 5 (6.85%) Sun
7 5 (6.85%) Oracle
8 2 (2.74%) Dell
8 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.37%) McAfee
9 1 (1.37%) Sophos
9 1 (1.37%) Avaya
9 1 (1.37%) Veritas
9 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.37%) F5
9 1 (1.37%) Veeam
9 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow