The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 21 22 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware 3 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.48% 6.33% 9.87%
As % of the Vendors category 5.56% 10.94% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.74% +1.16%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54 128 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 44.63% 57.92% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 20
Average daily rate £400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.36 £16.84 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) SCOM
5 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 4 (44.44%) vSphere
5 4 (44.44%) Local Government
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
7 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (22.22%) PKI
7 2 (22.22%) VLAN
7 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (22.22%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
General
1 4 (44.44%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Server Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCOM
2 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp