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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 34 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware 36 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.67% 5.56% 5.31%
As % of the Vendors category 10.91% 11.89% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 9
Average daily rate
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£313 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £193 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £298 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.35 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.40% -67.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £9.10 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £16.58 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -20.00%
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
330 370 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.67% 46.78% 50.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 162 134
Average daily rate £400 £313 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £169 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 28
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.75 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -9 6 £300 +11.11% 4
Warrington -11 5 £300 +71.42% 10
Runcorn -2 3 - - 2
Macclesfield - 3 £435 -
Knutsford -4 2 - - 1
Crewe - 2 £325 - 2
Wilmslow -3 1 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £375 - 1
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 32 (46.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
4 19 (27.54%) Migration
4 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 18 (26.09%) Citrix
6 17 (24.64%) SAN
7 16 (23.19%) Linux
7 16 (23.19%) PowerShell
8 15 (21.74%) Data Centre
9 14 (20.29%) SCCM
9 14 (20.29%) MS Exchange
9 14 (20.29%) Firewall
10 13 (18.84%) Finance
10 13 (18.84%) DNS
11 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
12 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (15.94%) HP
12 11 (15.94%) Python
13 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (13.04%) NAS
14 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (11.59%) NetApp
15 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (11.59%) XenApp
15 8 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
17 6 (8.70%) Open Source

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (20.29%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.25%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.80%) IIS
5 4 (5.80%) JBoss
5 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.45%) Lync
8 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Office
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) SAN
2 14 (20.29%) Firewall
3 13 (18.84%) DNS
4 9 (13.04%) NAS
5 6 (8.70%) DHCP
6 4 (5.80%) LAN
6 4 (5.80%) WAN
7 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.90%) VLAN
7 2 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.45%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.45%) LDAP
8 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.45%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.45%) VPN
8 1 (1.45%) SSL
8 1 (1.45%) IPv4
8 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Consultant
2 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Project Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Problem Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Middleware
2 2 (2.90%) Servlets
2 2 (2.90%) ODBC
3 1 (1.45%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.25%) Replication
3 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (5.80%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (23.19%) Linux
4 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Solaris
7 3 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
8 2 (2.90%) HPUX
9 1 (1.45%) AIX
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Migration
2 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.70%) Open Source
4 6 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 6 (8.70%) ITIL
5 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.25%) Project Management
5 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.25%) Software Delivery
6 4 (5.80%) Waterfall
6 4 (5.80%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.80%) SDLC
7 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.90%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.90%) Security Patching
8 2 (2.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.94%) Python
3 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.25%) Perl
5 4 (5.80%) VBScript
6 3 (4.35%) SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.35%) CCNA
4 3 (4.35%) MCSE
4 3 (4.35%) MCITP
4 3 (4.35%) NCIE
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) MCP
5 2 (2.90%) CISSP
6 1 (1.45%) PMP
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.45%) HNC
6 1 (1.45%) CCNP
6 1 (1.45%) VCAP
6 1 (1.45%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 32 (46.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
3 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.59%) XenApp
4 8 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.25%) QEMU
5 5 (7.25%) KVM
5 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.25%) vSphere
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.90%) NFS
8 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.90%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.90%) XenServer
9 1 (1.45%) iptables
9 1 (1.45%) Samba
9 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) OpenView
3 3 (4.35%) SCOM
3 3 (4.35%) Puppet
4 2 (2.90%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.45%) Opsview
5 1 (1.45%) MOM
5 1 (1.45%) Nagios
5 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
1 18 (26.09%) Citrix
2 11 (15.94%) HP
3 8 (11.59%) NetApp
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle
5 4 (5.80%) Veritas
5 4 (5.80%) Veeam
5 4 (5.80%) IBM
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.90%) Sun
7 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.45%) Sophos
8 1 (1.45%) EMC
8 1 (1.45%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
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