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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 14 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware 38 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.67% 6.07% 1.75%
As % of the Vendors category 21.97% 13.97% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 2
Average daily rate £432 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £280 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.27 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.88% +12.50%
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
173 179 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.02% 43.45% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 113 22
Average daily rate £375 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 11 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.54 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.92% +109.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £22.00 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.80 £63.00 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool -1 10 £290 -
Lytham St Annes +1 6 £488 -
Chorley 0 6 £410 -6.81%
Preston +3 3 £375 -
Skelmersdale -1 3 £170 -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 55 (69.62%) Windows
2 46 (58.23%) Active Directory
3 33 (41.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (41.77%) Windows Server
4 27 (34.18%) MS Exchange
5 26 (32.91%) Citrix
6 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
6 25 (31.65%) DHCP
6 25 (31.65%) DNS
7 23 (29.11%) ITIL
7 23 (29.11%) Oracle
8 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (25.32%) Linux
10 19 (24.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (22.78%) XenServer
11 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
12 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
12 17 (21.52%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (21.52%) XenApp
13 16 (20.25%) XenDesktop
13 16 (20.25%) Middleware
13 16 (20.25%) Java
14 15 (18.99%) SOA
14 15 (18.99%) Migration
14 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
15 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (17.72%) HP
16 13 (16.46%) COBOL
16 13 (16.46%) SQL
16 13 (16.46%) Tuxedo

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 27 (34.18%) MS Exchange
2 19 (24.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (16.46%) Lync
3 13 (16.46%) Tuxedo
4 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.53%) Apache
8 2 (2.53%) IIS
8 2 (2.53%) Jetty
8 2 (2.53%) nginx
8 2 (2.53%) Sonic ESB
8 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Office
2 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.06%) Google App Engine
2 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (5.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) Bluemix
3 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (31.65%) DHCP
1 25 (31.65%) DNS
2 9 (11.39%) SMS
3 7 (8.86%) FTP
3 7 (8.86%) HTTP
3 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.86%) VoIP
4 6 (7.59%) Firewall
5 5 (6.33%) LAN
5 5 (6.33%) WAN
6 4 (5.06%) IPsec
6 4 (5.06%) SSL
7 3 (3.80%) SAN
8 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) DB2
4 2 (2.53%) Big Data
4 2 (2.53%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.06%) ClearQuest
2 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Architect
2 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Technical Architect
5 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.59%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.06%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) IT Support
7 4 (5.06%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) OAT Test Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) Middleware
2 3 (3.80%) J2EE
2 3 (3.80%) SOAP
3 2 (2.53%) .NET
3 2 (2.53%) Servlets
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Private Cloud
2 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.13%) Clustering
4 4 (5.06%) Data Integration
4 4 (5.06%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.53%) iPad
6 2 (2.53%) iPhone
6 2 (2.53%) Life Science
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (69.62%) Windows
2 33 (41.77%) Windows Server
3 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (25.32%) Linux
5 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.59%) VME
8 6 (7.59%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.33%) Unix
10 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.53%) Solaris
10 2 (2.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) Migration
2 15 (18.99%) SOA
3 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
5 12 (15.19%) DevOps
5 12 (15.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Re-Platforming
6 11 (13.92%) Defect Management
7 7 (8.86%) TOGAF
7 7 (8.86%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (6.33%) SABSA
8 5 (6.33%) Security Architecture
9 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
9 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.06%) Project Management
9 4 (5.06%) Time Management
10 3 (3.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) Java
2 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
3 13 (16.46%) COBOL
3 13 (16.46%) SQL
4 2 (2.53%) C++
4 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.53%) Python
4 2 (2.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (12.66%) MCSE
5 5 (6.33%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (5.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.06%) CCNA
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.06%) MCSA
7 3 (3.80%) MCP
8 2 (2.53%) Degree
8 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) CCNP
9 1 (1.27%) MCITP
9 1 (1.27%) VCP4
9 1 (1.27%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (58.23%) Active Directory
2 33 (41.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (22.78%) XenServer
4 17 (21.52%) XenApp
5 16 (20.25%) XenDesktop
6 13 (16.46%) Hyper-V
7 11 (13.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (10.13%) vSphere
9 5 (6.33%) VMware ESX
10 4 (5.06%) Brightmail
10 4 (5.06%) Xen
11 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) WSUS
2 4 (5.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.80%) Puppet
4 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) Citrix
2 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.11%) Oracle
4 14 (17.72%) HP
5 12 (15.19%) AppSense
6 9 (11.39%) ThinPrint
7 8 (10.13%) Dell
8 7 (8.86%) Cisco
8 7 (8.86%) Compaq
9 5 (6.33%) McAfee
9 5 (6.33%) Symantec
9 5 (6.33%) Veritas
10 4 (5.06%) Google
10 4 (5.06%) IronPort
11 3 (3.80%) NetApp
11 3 (3.80%) Stellent
12 2 (2.53%) Altiris
12 2 (2.53%) Cognizant
12 2 (2.53%) IBM
12 2 (2.53%) Tumbleweed