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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 56 53 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware 13 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.75% 2.20% 4.50%
As % of the Vendors category 3.92% 6.63% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 12
Median daily rate £375 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £240 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £21.63
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -0.57%
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
332 362 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.68% 33.12% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 229 163
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £620 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 29
Median hourly rate £14.86 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.77% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £32.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +15 5 £400 +33.33% 2
Knutsford +8 1 - -
Runcorn +1 1 - -
Chester -2 1 £500 +5.26% 2
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
Northwich - 1 £350 - 2
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 52 (64.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (61.73%) Windows
3 36 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 35 (43.21%) Linux
5 34 (41.98%) Windows Server
6 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
8 22 (27.16%) Migration
8 22 (27.16%) Security Cleared
9 21 (25.93%) PowerShell
10 19 (23.46%) Skype for Business
10 19 (23.46%) SharePoint
10 19 (23.46%) MS Exchange
10 19 (23.46%) Skype
11 18 (22.22%) HP
11 18 (22.22%) vSphere
11 18 (22.22%) SC Cleared
12 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
12 17 (20.99%) SAN
12 17 (20.99%) Windows 10
12 17 (20.99%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (19.75%) Oracle
13 16 (19.75%) SCCM
14 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 15 (18.52%) MS Office
14 15 (18.52%) SQL
15 14 (17.28%) Red Hat
15 14 (17.28%) Configuration Management
16 13 (16.05%) Citrix
16 13 (16.05%) Cisco

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 19 (23.46%) MS Exchange
1 19 (23.46%) SharePoint
1 19 (23.46%) Skype for Business
2 17 (20.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (8.64%) Apache
3 7 (8.64%) IIS
4 6 (7.41%) JBoss
4 6 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Office
2 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) SaaS
2 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.94%) IaaS
2 4 (4.94%) PaaS
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.70%) Office 365
4 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.47%) Engine Yard
4 2 (2.47%) GitHub
4 2 (2.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.46%) Skype
2 17 (20.99%) SAN
3 9 (11.11%) Internet
3 9 (11.11%) WAN
4 8 (9.88%) DNS
4 8 (9.88%) Firewall
4 8 (9.88%) LAN
5 6 (7.41%) DHCP
6 5 (6.17%) Wireless
7 3 (3.70%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.70%) NAS
8 2 (2.47%) LDAP
8 2 (2.47%) MPLS
8 2 (2.47%) PCoIP
8 2 (2.47%) Softphone
8 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.47%) VoIP
8 2 (2.47%) VPN
9 1 (1.23%) ISDN
9 1 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) MySQL
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.94%) JIRA
4 3 (3.70%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.70%) StarTeam
4 3 (3.70%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.47%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.47%) CMake
5 2 (2.47%) Gradle
5 2 (2.47%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.47%) TestComplete
5 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.47%) WiX
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Military
2 4 (4.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Architect
2 9 (11.11%) Designer
3 7 (8.64%) Analyst
4 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Systems Architect
5 5 (6.17%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) VMware Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) Build Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Environment Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 6 (7.41%) REST
2 6 (7.41%) SOAP
3 5 (6.17%) XSD
4 2 (2.47%) .NET
4 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.47%) MCollective
4 2 (2.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.35%) Clustering
3 5 (6.17%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.17%) Smart Meter
3 5 (6.17%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.94%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.47%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.47%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) BYOD
7 1 (1.23%) CMDB
7 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.23%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.23%) IBM XIV
7 1 (1.23%) Informatics
7 1 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (61.73%) Windows
2 35 (43.21%) Linux
3 34 (41.98%) Windows Server
4 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (20.99%) Windows 10
6 12 (14.81%) Unix
6 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (13.58%) AIX
7 11 (13.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (7.41%) CentOS
10 5 (6.17%) HPUX
10 5 (6.17%) Solaris
11 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Migration
2 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
3 14 (17.28%) Configuration Management
4 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
5 11 (13.58%) ITIL
5 11 (13.58%) Service Management
6 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.35%) Data Migration
7 9 (11.11%) Project Management
8 7 (8.64%) Application Packaging
8 7 (8.64%) Capacity Management
9 6 (7.41%) DevOps
9 6 (7.41%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.41%) System Testing
10 5 (6.17%) ArchiMate
10 5 (6.17%) Defect Management
10 5 (6.17%) Regression Testing
10 5 (6.17%) Test Management
11 4 (4.94%) SDLC
11 4 (4.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 15 (18.52%) SQL
3 6 (7.41%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.17%) Python
5 4 (4.94%) Ruby
6 3 (3.70%) VB
6 3 (3.70%) VBScript
7 2 (2.47%) C#
7 2 (2.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (27.16%) Security Cleared
2 18 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.64%) ISEB
4 6 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (6.17%) CCNP
5 5 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.94%) CCNA
6 4 (4.94%) Degree
6 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.70%) MCSA
8 2 (2.47%) AWS Certification
8 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.47%) MCITP
9 1 (1.23%) CCIE
9 1 (1.23%) CCSP
9 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (64.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
3 18 (22.22%) vSphere
4 7 (8.64%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.70%) XenApp
8 2 (2.47%) vCloud
8 2 (2.47%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (19.75%) SCCM
2 12 (14.81%) SCOM
3 9 (11.11%) Puppet
4 7 (8.64%) vRealize
5 6 (7.41%) Data Guard
6 3 (3.70%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.47%) Ansible
7 2 (2.47%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.47%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.47%) Nagios
7 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.47%) SmoothWall
7 2 (2.47%) yum
8 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.23%) logstash
8 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.22%) HP
3 16 (19.75%) Oracle
4 14 (17.28%) Red Hat
5 13 (16.05%) Cisco
5 13 (16.05%) Citrix
6 6 (7.41%) IBM
7 4 (4.94%) BMC
8 3 (3.70%) Ab Initio
8 3 (3.70%) AppSense
8 3 (3.70%) ATG
8 3 (3.70%) Avaya
8 3 (3.70%) NetApp
8 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.47%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.47%) EMC
9 2 (2.47%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.47%) Reuters