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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 41 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing VMware 28 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.49% 4.49% 5.59%
As % of the Vendors category 7.53% 10.12% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 18
Average daily rate
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£363 £310 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £575 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +79.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £30.00 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.44 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +12.50%
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
372 405 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.33% 44.36% 50.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 177 232
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £228 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 21
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.21 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.77 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
Chester 0 7 £400 +77.77% 4
Warrington -7 7 £410 +192.85% 6
Knutsford +9 3 £325 -40.90%
Runcorn -3 2 £265 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 9
Daresbury - - - - 1
Alderley Edge - - - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 66 (90.41%) Windows
2 51 (69.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 50 (68.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (65.75%) Active Directory
5 39 (53.42%) Microsoft
6 33 (45.21%) Citrix
7 25 (34.25%) Linux
8 24 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (28.77%) MS Exchange
10 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
10 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
11 14 (19.18%) IIS
11 14 (19.18%) DHCP
12 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
12 13 (17.81%) SAN
12 13 (17.81%) UNIX
13 12 (16.44%) Oracle
14 11 (15.07%) VMware ESX
14 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
14 11 (15.07%) SQL
14 11 (15.07%) ITIL
14 11 (15.07%) Sophos
14 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (12.33%) SCCM
16 9 (12.33%) SCOM
16 9 (12.33%) XenApp
16 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
16 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 21 (28.77%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.18%) IIS
3 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.11%) iPlanet
5 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.11%) Documentum
5 3 (4.11%) SAS
5 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.11%) Lync
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.37%) Apache
6 1 (1.37%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) DHCP
2 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
2 13 (17.81%) SAN
3 9 (12.33%) DNS
4 7 (9.59%) Firewall
4 7 (9.59%) LAN
4 7 (9.59%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) NAS
6 2 (2.74%) VLAN
6 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
7 1 (1.37%) Intranet
7 1 (1.37%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.22%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.11%) BODI
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (4.11%) DB2
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Subversion
1 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Local Government
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Server Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Windows Server Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Administrator
6 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.11%) Wintel Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Wintel Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 2 (2.74%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.11%) PKI
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 66 (90.41%) Windows
2 51 (69.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 50 (68.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (34.25%) Linux
5 13 (17.81%) UNIX
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
7 9 (12.33%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.22%) Solaris
9 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.11%) HPUX
10 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) ITIL
2 7 (9.59%) Migration
3 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.11%) Service Management
5 3 (4.11%) Project Planning
5 3 (4.11%) IT Governance
5 3 (4.11%) Time Management
5 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.74%) High Availability
6 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.74%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.11%) Perl
3 3 (4.11%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.37%) AWK
5 1 (1.37%) Jython
5 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.37%) VBScript
5 1 (1.37%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
1 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.48%) Degree
3 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.11%) MCSA
4 3 (4.11%) MCITP
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) MCP
6 1 (1.37%) CCNA
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (65.75%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.07%) VMware ESX
4 9 (12.33%) XenApp
5 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.48%) vSphere
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
1 9 (12.33%) SCOM
2 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.37%) Legato
4 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 39 (53.42%) Microsoft
2 33 (45.21%) Citrix
3 12 (16.44%) Oracle
4 11 (15.07%) Sophos
5 9 (12.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.59%) Cisco
7 6 (8.22%) SonicWALL
7 6 (8.22%) Draytek
7 6 (8.22%) Symantec
7 6 (8.22%) HP
8 5 (6.85%) SAP
8 5 (6.85%) Adobe
8 5 (6.85%) McAfee
8 5 (6.85%) CA
8 5 (6.85%) Becrypt
8 5 (6.85%) Veeam
9 4 (5.48%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (4.11%) Compuware
10 3 (4.11%) EMC
10 3 (4.11%) Business Objects
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