The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 22 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware 18 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.03% 11.92% 3.13%
As % of the Vendors category 14.88% 22.50% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £271 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
121 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 47.27% 52.98% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £465 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
VMware
Cheshire

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware across the Chester region.

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Chester

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the Chester region.

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) LAN
2 16 (66.67%) WAN
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (58.33%) Hyper-V
4 14 (58.33%) DHCP
4 14 (58.33%) DNS
5 13 (54.17%) Citrix
5 13 (54.17%) SCOM
6 12 (50.00%) ITIL
7 11 (45.83%) SAN
7 11 (45.83%) Local Government
8 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
9 8 (33.33%) IIS
9 8 (33.33%) Migration
9 8 (33.33%) XenApp
10 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (29.17%) VLAN
10 7 (29.17%) SCCM
10 7 (29.17%) Clustering
11 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
11 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (25.00%) HP
12 5 (20.83%) NetBackup
13 4 (16.67%) Dell
13 4 (16.67%) EMC
13 4 (16.67%) NetApp

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) LAN
1 16 (66.67%) WAN
2 14 (58.33%) DHCP
2 14 (58.33%) DNS
3 11 (45.83%) SAN
4 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (29.17%) VLAN
6 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (8.33%) VPN
8 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (45.83%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Storage Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) DBA
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) AIX
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX
6 1 (4.17%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) LINC
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) MCP
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (58.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (33.33%) XenApp
5 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (16.67%) vSphere
7 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (4.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) SCOM
2 7 (29.17%) SCCM
3 5 (20.83%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Citrix
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Dell
3 4 (16.67%) EMC
3 4 (16.67%) NetApp
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat