The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 27 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 11 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware 39 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.75% 4.91% 2.58%
As % of the Vendors category 18.66% 11.11% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £419 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £23.75 £20.07
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +18.33%
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 Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
209 126 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 52.25% 44.21% 53.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 52 113
Average daily rate £320 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £413 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £13.10 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £24.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

VMware
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Preston - 3 £238 - 2
Blackburn +3 1 £268 +7.00% 3
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 71 (93.42%) Windows
2 55 (72.37%) Citrix
3 47 (61.84%) Active Directory
4 46 (60.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (53.95%) DNS
6 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (50.00%) XenApp
7 38 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (47.37%) XenServer
8 36 (47.37%) DHCP
9 35 (46.05%) HP
10 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
11 29 (38.16%) MS Exchange
12 27 (35.53%) ITIL
13 24 (31.58%) XenDesktop
14 22 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 20 (26.32%) vSphere
15 20 (26.32%) SharePoint
16 19 (25.00%) MCSE
16 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
17 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
17 18 (23.68%) SQL
18 17 (22.37%) Compaq
18 17 (22.37%) Dell
19 15 (19.74%) Microsoft App-V
19 15 (19.74%) AppSense
20 14 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2003
21 13 (17.11%) Windows XP
21 13 (17.11%) LAN

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 29 (38.16%) MS Exchange
2 22 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (26.32%) SharePoint
4 14 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (14.47%) Lync
6 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (5.26%) IIS
9 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (53.95%) DNS
2 36 (47.37%) DHCP
3 13 (17.11%) LAN
3 13 (17.11%) SMS
4 10 (13.16%) WAN
5 7 (9.21%) SAN
6 5 (6.58%) Firewall
7 4 (5.26%) Wireless
8 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.95%) WLAN
9 2 (2.63%) FTP
9 2 (2.63%) HTTP
9 2 (2.63%) PuTTY
10 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (1.32%) NAS
10 1 (1.32%) FWSM
10 1 (1.32%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) QlikView
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Toad
1 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Local Government
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (9.21%) Server Engineer
3 5 (6.58%) Analyst
4 4 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Designer
5 3 (3.95%) Network Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Applications Support
5 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (3.95%) Tester
5 3 (3.95%) Server Support
5 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Technical Support
6 2 (2.63%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Design Engineer
6 2 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (2.63%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (2.63%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) Web Services
2 5 (6.58%) ODBC
3 3 (3.95%) .NET
4 2 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Clustering
2 3 (3.95%) Wiki
2 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Firmware
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 71 (93.42%) Windows
2 46 (60.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (17.11%) Windows XP
5 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
7 8 (10.53%) Linux
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) ITIL
2 9 (11.84%) Project Management
3 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 3 (3.95%) Change Control
5 2 (2.63%) DevOps
5 2 (2.63%) Performance Testing
5 2 (2.63%) Change Management
5 2 (2.63%) Validation
5 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.32%) Content Management
6 1 (1.32%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.32%) Migration
6 1 (1.32%) Information Security
6 1 (1.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.32%) CRM
6 1 (1.32%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.32%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.21%) C
3 4 (5.26%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) Perl
4 2 (2.63%) PHP
4 2 (2.63%) Scala
4 2 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) MCSE
1 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) CCNA
5 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (61.84%) Active Directory
2 38 (50.00%) XenApp
2 38 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (47.37%) XenServer
4 24 (31.58%) XenDesktop
5 20 (26.32%) vSphere
6 15 (19.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (7.89%) VMware ESX
8 5 (6.58%) ISA Server
9 3 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
11 1 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.63%) Puppet
4 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (72.37%) Citrix
2 35 (46.05%) HP
3 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
4 17 (22.37%) Compaq
4 17 (22.37%) Dell
5 15 (19.74%) AppSense
6 10 (13.16%) Oracle
7 6 (7.89%) Cisco
8 5 (6.58%) Siebel
8 5 (6.58%) Informatica
8 5 (6.58%) Open Text
9 3 (3.95%) IronPort
10 2 (2.63%) Infor
10 2 (2.63%) NetApp
11 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.32%) Remedy
11 1 (1.32%) McAfee
11 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.32%) F5