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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 30 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware 43 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.57% 5.84% 5.63%
As % of the Vendors category 11.47% 12.40% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 11
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£375 £278 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £8.90 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.80 £42.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+13.90% -20.52%
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
375 363 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.89% 47.08% 51.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 160 135
Average daily rate £400 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £148 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 28
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 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 3 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 -6 10 £375 +20.96% 4
Warrington -6 7 £300 +71.42% 7
Knutsford -3 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £435 -
Crewe - 2 £325 - 2
Runcorn -2 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £375 - 2
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 47 (65.28%) Windows
2 36 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (31.94%) Active Directory
4 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
5 19 (26.39%) SAN
5 19 (26.39%) Migration
6 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (23.61%) Citrix
7 17 (23.61%) Linux
8 15 (20.83%) Firewall
8 15 (20.83%) PowerShell
9 14 (19.44%) SCCM
9 14 (19.44%) MS Exchange
10 13 (18.06%) HP
10 13 (18.06%) DNS
11 12 (16.67%) Finance
12 11 (15.28%) Hyper-V
12 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (13.89%) NAS
13 10 (13.89%) NetApp
13 10 (13.89%) Python
14 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (9.72%) XenApp
16 7 (9.72%) Retail
16 7 (9.72%) FlexPod

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.94%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.56%) IIS
6 3 (4.17%) JBoss
6 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.39%) Lync
8 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) SAN
2 15 (20.83%) Firewall
3 13 (18.06%) DNS
4 10 (13.89%) NAS
5 6 (8.33%) DHCP
6 5 (6.94%) WAN
7 4 (5.56%) LAN
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (4.17%) NX-OS
8 3 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.17%) VLAN
9 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.39%) VPN
10 1 (1.39%) SSL
10 1 (1.39%) IPv4
10 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.39%) Wireless
10 1 (1.39%) SSH
10 1 (1.39%) VoIP
10 1 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.39%) SQLite
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) NUnit
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) FxCop
2 1 (1.39%) StyleCop
2 1 (1.39%) Moq
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Consultant
2 10 (13.89%) Project Manager
2 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Migration Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Project Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (6.94%) Architect
3 5 (6.94%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) FlexPod Consultant
4 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (5.56%) Administrator
4 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (4.17%) Problem Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) Servlets
2 2 (2.78%) ODBC
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) WCF
3 1 (1.39%) LINQ
3 1 (1.39%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) FlexPod
3 5 (6.94%) Replication
4 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 47 (65.28%) Windows
2 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (23.61%) Linux
4 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.94%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (5.56%) Solaris
7 3 (4.17%) UNIX
8 2 (2.78%) HPUX
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.39%) AIX
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Migration
2 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.72%) ITIL
4 7 (9.72%) Project Management
5 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.33%) Open Source
6 5 (6.94%) Software Delivery
6 5 (6.94%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.17%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.17%) Change Control
8 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.17%) SDLC
9 2 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.78%) Data Centre Operations
9 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.89%) Python
3 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.56%) Perl
4 4 (5.56%) SQL
4 4 (5.56%) VBScript
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.56%) CCNA
3 4 (5.56%) MCSE
3 4 (5.56%) NCIE
3 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MCITP
5 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) CCNP
5 2 (2.78%) MCP
5 2 (2.78%) CISSP
6 1 (1.39%) PMP
6 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.39%) HNC
6 1 (1.39%) NCDA
6 1 (1.39%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 36 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (31.94%) Active Directory
3 11 (15.28%) Hyper-V
4 9 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (9.72%) XenApp
6 5 (6.94%) VMware ESX
6 5 (6.94%) QEMU
6 5 (6.94%) KVM
7 4 (5.56%) vSphere
8 3 (4.17%) NFS
8 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.78%) XenServer
9 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.39%) iptables
10 1 (1.39%) Xen
10 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) OpenView
3 3 (4.17%) BladeLogic
3 3 (4.17%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) Puppet
4 2 (2.78%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.39%) Opsview
5 1 (1.39%) WSUS
5 1 (1.39%) MOM
5 1 (1.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.61%) Citrix
3 13 (18.06%) HP
4 10 (13.89%) NetApp
5 7 (9.72%) Cisco
6 5 (6.94%) IBM
6 5 (6.94%) EMC
7 4 (5.56%) Veritas
7 4 (5.56%) Veeam
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle
8 3 (4.17%) Sun
9 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.39%) Sophos
10 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.39%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.39%) Avaya
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