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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 46 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware 37 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.13% 4.89% 5.66%
As % of the Vendors category 8.89% 11.75% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 15
Median daily rate £405 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £215 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.98% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +44.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+29.54% +16.55%
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
416 400 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.48% 41.62% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 216 160
Median daily rate £425 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 27 28
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.31 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.79% +30.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -4 12 £405 +35.00% 6
Chester -7 8 £365 -2.66% 3
Knutsford -2 5 - - 1
Macclesfield -6 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 63 (61.76%) Windows
2 62 (60.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 42 (41.18%) Linux
5 38 (37.25%) Windows Server
6 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (34.31%) Active Directory
8 30 (29.41%) Migration
9 25 (24.51%) PowerShell
10 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
11 23 (22.55%) MS Exchange
12 22 (21.57%) SCCM
12 22 (21.57%) vSphere
13 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
13 21 (20.59%) SharePoint
13 21 (20.59%) Citrix
14 20 (19.61%) Skype for Business
15 19 (18.63%) Skype
15 19 (18.63%) SAN
15 19 (18.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (17.65%) Test Automation
16 18 (17.65%) ITIL
16 18 (17.65%) SQL
16 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
17 17 (16.67%) HP
17 17 (16.67%) Red Hat
17 17 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (16.67%) Data Centre
17 17 (16.67%) Windows 10
18 16 (15.69%) Finance

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 23 (22.55%) MS Exchange
2 21 (20.59%) SharePoint
3 20 (19.61%) Skype for Business
4 17 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (10.78%) IIS
6 7 (6.86%) Apache
6 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.88%) JBoss
8 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Office
2 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (6.86%) Office 365
2 5 (4.90%) SaaS
3 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.92%) IaaS
3 4 (3.92%) PaaS
4 3 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.96%) Engine Yard
5 2 (1.96%) GitHub
5 2 (1.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) SAN
1 19 (18.63%) Skype
2 16 (15.69%) DNS
3 15 (14.71%) WAN
4 14 (13.73%) LAN
5 13 (12.75%) Firewall
6 10 (9.80%) DHCP
7 9 (8.82%) Internet
8 6 (5.88%) VoIP
9 4 (3.92%) NAS
9 4 (3.92%) VPN
10 3 (2.94%) MPLS
10 3 (2.94%) VLAN
10 3 (2.94%) Wireless
11 2 (1.96%) BGP
11 2 (1.96%) IPsec
11 2 (1.96%) OSPF
11 2 (1.96%) PCoIP
11 2 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.96%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.90%) JIRA
4 3 (2.94%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.96%) CMake
5 2 (1.96%) Gradle
5 2 (1.96%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.96%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.96%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.96%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.96%) WiX
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Local Government
3 4 (3.92%) Military
3 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.94%) Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Front Office
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (19.61%) Architect
2 9 (8.82%) Designer
3 7 (6.86%) Server Engineer
4 6 (5.88%) Analyst
4 6 (5.88%) Systems Architect
5 5 (4.90%) Network Architect
5 5 (4.90%) Network Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.92%) Administrator
6 4 (3.92%) Build Manager
6 4 (3.92%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (3.92%) Test Manager
6 4 (3.92%) VMware Architect
6 4 (3.92%) VMware Specialist
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) Web Services
2 6 (5.88%) REST
2 6 (5.88%) SOAP
3 5 (4.90%) XSD
4 3 (2.94%) .NET
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.96%) MCollective
5 2 (1.96%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.78%) Clustering
3 5 (4.90%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.90%) Smart Meter
3 5 (4.90%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.92%) Internet of Things
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.96%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.96%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.96%) iSeries
6 2 (1.96%) PKI
7 1 (0.98%) CMDB
7 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.98%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.98%) Informatics
7 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 63 (61.76%) Windows
2 42 (41.18%) Linux
3 38 (37.25%) Windows Server
4 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (18.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 15 (14.71%) Unix
7 15 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (12.75%) AIX
8 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.86%) Solaris
10 6 (5.88%) CentOS
11 5 (4.90%) HPUX
12 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) Migration
2 18 (17.65%) ITIL
2 18 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
4 12 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.80%) Data Migration
5 10 (9.80%) Project Management
5 10 (9.80%) Service Management
6 8 (7.84%) Capacity Management
6 8 (7.84%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.86%) Application Packaging
7 7 (6.86%) DevOps
7 7 (6.86%) System Testing
8 6 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 6 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.90%) Defect Management
9 5 (4.90%) Regression Testing
9 5 (4.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 7 (6.86%) Java
4 5 (4.90%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.90%) C#
4 5 (4.90%) Python
5 4 (3.92%) Ruby
6 3 (2.94%) VB
6 3 (2.94%) VBScript
7 2 (1.96%) C++
7 2 (1.96%) Lisp
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) ISEB
3 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.88%) MCSA
5 5 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (4.90%) MCITP
6 4 (3.92%) CCNP
6 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.92%) Degree
7 3 (2.94%) CCNA
8 2 (1.96%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.98%) CCAA
9 1 (0.98%) CCEE
9 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.98%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (60.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (34.31%) Active Directory
3 22 (21.57%) vSphere
4 11 (10.78%) Hyper-V
5 9 (8.82%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.92%) XenApp
8 3 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.96%) vCloud
9 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.96%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.96%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (21.57%) SCCM
2 13 (12.75%) SCOM
3 11 (10.78%) vRealize
4 9 (8.82%) Puppet
5 6 (5.88%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.94%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.96%) Ansible
7 2 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.96%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.96%) Nagios
7 2 (1.96%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.96%) yum
8 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.98%) logstash
8 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.59%) Citrix
3 17 (16.67%) HP
3 17 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 16 (15.69%) Cisco
5 13 (12.75%) Oracle
6 8 (7.84%) IBM
7 5 (4.90%) EMC
7 5 (4.90%) Sun
8 4 (3.92%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.92%) AppSense
8 4 (3.92%) Avaya
8 4 (3.92%) BMC
8 4 (3.92%) Juniper
9 3 (2.94%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.94%) ATG
9 3 (2.94%) NetApp
9 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.96%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.96%) Reuters