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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 38 52 35
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing VMware 26 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.52% 1.90% 3.88%
As % of the Vendors category 7.43% 4.66% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Average daily rate
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£398 £275 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.54% -31.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £224 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £354 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% -29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £44.95 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
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
350 365 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.43% 40.78% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 165 171
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 29
Average hourly rate £18.13 £31.56 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.54% +28.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £44.90 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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
Macclesfield - 7 £450 -
Warrington -8 5 £338 +22.72% 4
Runcorn - 3 - -
Wilmslow - 2 - - 1
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Sandbach - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 2
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
5 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (33.33%) Linux
7 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 16 (28.07%) Citrix
9 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
9 13 (22.81%) Oracle
10 12 (21.05%) Cisco
11 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
11 11 (19.30%) UNIX
11 11 (19.30%) SAN
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
11 11 (19.30%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (17.54%) F5
12 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (17.54%) SQL
13 9 (15.79%) IIS
13 9 (15.79%) EMC
13 9 (15.79%) HP
13 9 (15.79%) Solaris
14 8 (14.04%) WAN
14 8 (14.04%) ITIL
14 8 (14.04%) MySQL
14 8 (14.04%) PKI
15 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
15 7 (12.28%) Git (software)

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) IIS
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.02%) Documentum
5 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.26%) iPlanet
7 2 (3.51%) SAS
8 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.75%) Apache
8 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.75%) JBoss
8 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) SAN
2 8 (14.04%) WAN
3 7 (12.28%) SSL
4 6 (10.53%) DHCP
4 6 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (8.77%) Firewall
5 5 (8.77%) LAN
6 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.02%) NAS
6 4 (7.02%) VLAN
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.26%) DNS
8 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.51%) Intranet
8 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.75%) SSH
9 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.75%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.75%) Internet
9 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) MySQL
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.02%) BODI
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.26%) SQLite
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.51%) DB2
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.02%) Subversion
4 3 (5.26%) FxCop
4 3 (5.26%) StyleCop
4 3 (5.26%) Moq
4 3 (5.26%) NUnit
4 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
2 4 (7.02%) Local Government
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (14.04%) Architect
2 6 (10.53%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.26%) Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) IT Support
6 2 (3.51%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) WCF
1 3 (5.26%) LINQ
1 3 (5.26%) Ninject
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) JSF
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (14.04%) PKI
3 6 (10.53%) CESG
3 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 5 (8.77%) FlexPod
4 5 (8.77%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (33.33%) Linux
5 11 (19.30%) UNIX
6 9 (15.79%) Solaris
7 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (10.53%) HPUX
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Phone
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (10.53%) Apple iOS
8 6 (10.53%) Android
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
2 7 (12.28%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
4 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.02%) Time Management
5 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.26%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.26%) Change Control
6 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.26%) Project Management
6 3 (5.26%) Service Management
6 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) Python
2 5 (8.77%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.75%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.75%) sed
5 1 (1.75%) AWK
5 1 (1.75%) Jython
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
5 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
1 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) CCNA
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.75%) MCITP
4 1 (1.75%) NCIE
4 1 (1.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 11 (19.30%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
5 6 (10.53%) Firmware
5 6 (10.53%) XenApp
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.51%) NFS
7 2 (3.51%) vSphere
7 2 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCOM
2 5 (8.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.51%) MOM
3 2 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.51%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.75%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.75%) Opsview
4 1 (1.75%) Legato
4 1 (1.75%) Nagios
4 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.07%) Citrix
3 13 (22.81%) Oracle
4 12 (21.05%) Cisco
5 10 (17.54%) F5
6 9 (15.79%) EMC
6 9 (15.79%) HP
7 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.77%) NetApp
9 4 (7.02%) IBM
9 4 (7.02%) Compuware
9 4 (7.02%) Business Objects
10 3 (5.26%) Dell
10 3 (5.26%) Sun
11 2 (3.51%) Avaya
12 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.75%) Draytek
12 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
12 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.75%) McAfee
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