The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Lancashire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 31 14 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs citing VMware 22 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.65% 8.33% 2.01%
As % of the Vendors category 10.78% 18.42% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 7
Average daily rate
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£269 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £414 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.14% +18.75%
Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
204 114 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 43.13% 45.24% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 40 106
Average daily rate £324 £310 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -26.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
VMware
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 3 £388 -
Blackburn -2 1 £268 +7.00% 3
Chorley - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 42 (73.68%) Citrix
3 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (63.16%) Active Directory
5 33 (57.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (54.39%) HP
7 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
8 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (45.61%) DNS
10 25 (43.86%) DHCP
10 25 (43.86%) XenApp
11 23 (40.35%) XenServer
11 23 (40.35%) MS Exchange
12 22 (38.60%) ITIL
13 19 (33.33%) XenDesktop
14 18 (31.58%) SharePoint
15 17 (29.82%) vSphere
16 16 (28.07%) MCSE
16 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
17 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (24.56%) Compaq
18 14 (24.56%) Dell
19 13 (22.81%) SQL
19 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
20 12 (21.05%) LAN
21 11 (19.30%) Oracle
21 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
22 10 (17.54%) SAN

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 23 (40.35%) MS Exchange
2 18 (31.58%) SharePoint
3 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (14.04%) IIS
4 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (12.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (10.53%) Lync
7 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (45.61%) DNS
2 25 (43.86%) DHCP
3 12 (21.05%) LAN
4 10 (17.54%) SAN
5 9 (15.79%) Firewall
5 9 (15.79%) WAN
6 8 (14.04%) SMS
7 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.02%) Wireless
8 3 (5.26%) IP Telephony
8 3 (5.26%) PuTTY
8 3 (5.26%) WLAN
8 3 (5.26%) FTP
8 3 (5.26%) HTTP
9 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.75%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.02%) QlikView
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Toad
1 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Local Government
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (12.28%) Analyst
1 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
1 7 (12.28%) Server Engineer
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server Engineer
2 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
2 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (5.26%) Server Support
3 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
3 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 2 (3.51%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
4 2 (3.51%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (3.51%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (3.51%) Tester
4 2 (3.51%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (1.75%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (1.75%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Clustering
2 6 (10.53%) Wiki
3 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Social Media
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (57.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.26%) UNIX
7 1 (1.75%) MVS
7 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) Change Control
3 5 (8.77%) Project Management
4 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Validation
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.51%) DevOps
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.75%) CRM
7 1 (1.75%) Content Management
7 1 (1.75%) Migration
7 1 (1.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) C
3 3 (5.26%) PHP
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) Python
4 2 (3.51%) Scala
5 1 (1.75%) SELCOPY
5 1 (1.75%) REXX
5 1 (1.75%) JCL
5 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) MCSE
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.26%) Degree
5 3 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.75%) CCNP
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (43.86%) XenApp
4 23 (40.35%) XenServer
5 19 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 17 (29.82%) vSphere
7 8 (14.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (12.28%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (12.28%) VMware ESX
9 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
10 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
11 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.02%) SCCM
3 3 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.51%) Puppet
4 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.75%) SCOM
5 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 42 (73.68%) Citrix
2 31 (54.39%) HP
3 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
4 14 (24.56%) Compaq
4 14 (24.56%) Dell
5 11 (19.30%) Oracle
6 9 (15.79%) Siebel
6 9 (15.79%) Open Text
6 9 (15.79%) Informatica
7 8 (14.04%) AppSense
8 7 (12.28%) IronPort
9 5 (8.77%) Cisco
10 4 (7.02%) Business Objects
11 2 (3.51%) Infor
11 2 (3.51%) NetApp
12 1 (1.75%) Remedy
12 1 (1.75%) McAfee
12 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.75%) Meru Networks