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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 38 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware 32 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.14% 4.03% 5.91%
As % of the Vendors category 9.52% 11.56% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 18
Median daily rate £405 £313 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.60% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +86.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
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
336 320 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.47% 34.90% 47.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 172 158
Median daily rate £413 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 25 28
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.85% +38.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VMware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +10 14 £405 +35.00% 3
Knutsford 0 5 - -
Chester -10 3 £220 -2.22% 3
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware.

1 58 (63.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (62.64%) Windows
3 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
4 37 (40.66%) Linux
5 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (39.56%) Windows Server
6 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
7 24 (26.37%) Migration
8 23 (25.27%) PowerShell
9 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
10 21 (23.08%) MS Exchange
11 20 (21.98%) vSphere
12 19 (20.88%) Skype for Business
12 19 (20.88%) SC Cleared
12 19 (20.88%) SCCM
12 19 (20.88%) SharePoint
12 19 (20.88%) Skype
13 18 (19.78%) Test Automation
14 17 (18.68%) HP
14 17 (18.68%) Citrix
14 17 (18.68%) Windows 10
14 17 (18.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (17.58%) SQL
15 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
15 16 (17.58%) SAN
16 15 (16.48%) Red Hat
16 15 (16.48%) Finance
16 15 (16.48%) MS Office
16 15 (16.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 21 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 19 (20.88%) SharePoint
2 19 (20.88%) Skype for Business
3 17 (18.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (9.89%) IIS
5 7 (7.69%) Apache
5 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
6 6 (6.59%) JBoss
7 3 (3.30%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) MS Office
2 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
1 5 (5.49%) SaaS
2 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.40%) IaaS
2 4 (4.40%) PaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.20%) Engine Yard
3 2 (2.20%) GitHub
3 2 (2.20%) Heroku
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Skype
2 16 (17.58%) SAN
3 12 (13.19%) DNS
4 10 (10.99%) Firewall
4 10 (10.99%) WAN
5 9 (9.89%) DHCP
5 9 (9.89%) Internet
5 9 (9.89%) LAN
6 5 (5.49%) Wireless
7 4 (4.40%) VoIP
8 3 (3.30%) NAS
9 2 (2.20%) ISDN
9 2 (2.20%) LDAP
9 2 (2.20%) PCoIP
9 2 (2.20%) Softphone
9 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.20%) VPN
9 2 (2.20%) WLAN
10 1 (1.10%) MPLS
10 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.49%) JIRA
4 3 (3.30%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.20%) CMake
5 2 (2.20%) Gradle
5 2 (2.20%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.20%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.20%) TestComplete
5 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.20%) WiX
6 1 (1.10%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.10%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Local Government
3 4 (4.40%) Military
3 4 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.20%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Architect
2 9 (9.89%) Designer
3 7 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Analyst
4 6 (6.59%) Systems Architect
5 5 (5.49%) Server Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.49%) VMware Architect
6 4 (4.40%) Build Manager
6 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.40%) VMware Specialist
6 4 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Administrator
7 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.30%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (3.30%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) Web Services
2 6 (6.59%) REST
2 6 (6.59%) SOAP
3 5 (5.49%) XSD
4 3 (3.30%) .NET
5 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.20%) MCollective
5 2 (2.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.09%) Clustering
3 5 (5.49%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.49%) Smart Meter
3 5 (5.49%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.40%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.20%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.10%) BYOD
7 1 (1.10%) CMDB
7 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.10%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.10%) Informatics
7 1 (1.10%) PKI
7 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 57 (62.64%) Windows
2 37 (40.66%) Linux
3 36 (39.56%) Windows Server
3 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (18.68%) Windows 10
5 15 (16.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (13.19%) Unix
7 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (10.99%) AIX
9 6 (6.59%) CentOS
10 4 (4.40%) Solaris
11 3 (3.30%) HPUX
12 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) Migration
2 18 (19.78%) Test Automation
3 14 (15.38%) ITIL
4 13 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.99%) Data Migration
5 10 (10.99%) Service Management
6 9 (9.89%) Project Management
7 8 (8.79%) Capacity Management
8 7 (7.69%) Application Packaging
8 7 (7.69%) DevOps
8 7 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.69%) System Testing
9 6 (6.59%) Software Testing
10 5 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.49%) Defect Management
10 5 (5.49%) Performance Management
10 5 (5.49%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.49%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.27%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.58%) SQL
3 7 (7.69%) Java
4 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.49%) Python
5 4 (4.40%) C#
5 4 (4.40%) Ruby
6 3 (3.30%) VB
6 3 (3.30%) VBScript
7 2 (2.20%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) C
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) ISEB
4 6 (6.59%) CCNP
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.49%) CCNA
5 5 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.49%) MCSA
6 4 (4.40%) Degree
6 4 (4.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (4.40%) MCITP
7 2 (2.20%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CCIE
8 1 (1.10%) CCSP
8 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (63.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
3 20 (21.98%) vSphere
4 8 (8.79%) VMware ESX
5 7 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.59%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.30%) XenApp
9 2 (2.20%) vCloud
9 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.20%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (20.88%) SCCM
2 12 (13.19%) SCOM
3 10 (10.99%) vRealize
4 9 (9.89%) Puppet
5 6 (6.59%) Data Guard
6 3 (3.30%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.20%) Ansible
7 2 (2.20%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.20%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.20%) Nagios
7 2 (2.20%) SmoothWall
7 2 (2.20%) yum
8 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.10%) logstash
8 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) Citrix
2 17 (18.68%) HP
3 15 (16.48%) Red Hat
4 14 (15.38%) Oracle
5 13 (14.29%) Cisco
6 6 (6.59%) IBM
7 4 (4.40%) AppSense
7 4 (4.40%) BMC
7 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.40%) Sun
8 3 (3.30%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.30%) Ab Initio
8 3 (3.30%) ATG
8 3 (3.30%) EMC
8 3 (3.30%) NetApp
8 3 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.20%) Avaya
9 2 (2.20%) Juniper
9 2 (2.20%) Reuters