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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 21 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 29 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.94% 8.81% 5.71%
As % of the Vendors category 14.50% 23.57% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £247 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.24% -6.11%
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
200 157 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 47.85% 37.38% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 79 51
Average daily rate £332 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £29.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.93% +54.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Blackpool +6 20 £240 -8.19%
Burnley +7 5 £275 -27.86%
Preston +6 4 £503 +31.80%
Lytham St Annes 0 1 - -
Chorley - 1 - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 46 (86.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (81.13%) Windows
3 29 (54.72%) Security Cleared
4 23 (43.40%) Linux
5 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
5 22 (41.51%) SC Cleared
6 21 (39.62%) Citrix
7 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
8 18 (33.96%) vSphere
9 17 (32.08%) DNS
9 17 (32.08%) DHCP
10 15 (28.30%) Cisco
11 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
13 11 (20.75%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (20.75%) CheckPoint
13 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
13 11 (20.75%) Finance
14 10 (18.87%) Migration
14 10 (18.87%) ITIL
14 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
14 10 (18.87%) Puppet
15 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (16.98%) VMS
15 9 (16.98%) HP
15 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
15 9 (16.98%) WebSphere
16 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (15.09%) VMware ESX

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.98%) WebSphere
3 6 (11.32%) Jetty
3 6 (11.32%) Apache
3 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.32%) IIS
3 6 (11.32%) nginx
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.55%) OpenStack
5 4 (7.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.89%) Lync
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.89%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.89%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (13.21%) Google App Engine
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (7.55%) PaaS
3 4 (7.55%) OpenShift
4 3 (5.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.08%) DNS
1 17 (32.08%) DHCP
2 7 (13.21%) FTP
2 7 (13.21%) HTTP
2 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.32%) IPsec
3 6 (11.32%) SSL
4 2 (3.77%) SMS
4 2 (3.77%) SAN
5 1 (1.89%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.89%) 3G
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Administrator
4 6 (11.32%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.43%) Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Security Support Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Build and Release Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (1.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) XML Messaging
1 6 (11.32%) XML
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
1 6 (11.32%) J2EE
1 6 (11.32%) Servlets
2 5 (9.43%) Middleware
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Open Source
2 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) iPad
3 1 (1.89%) iPhone
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (81.13%) Windows
2 23 (43.40%) Linux
3 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.98%) VMS
5 6 (11.32%) UNIX
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.89%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Migration
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
1 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
2 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.32%) DevOps
5 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.77%) Content Management
7 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.89%) Software Delivery
8 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.89%) Project Management
8 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.89%) CRM
8 1 (1.89%) Performance Testing
8 1 (1.89%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.89%) COBOL
4 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (54.72%) Security Cleared
2 22 (41.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) MCSE
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.89%) BS25999
System Software
1 46 (86.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.96%) vSphere
4 8 (15.09%) VMware ESX
4 8 (15.09%) XenServer
5 6 (11.32%) Xen
5 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 6 (11.32%) XenApp
6 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.89%) KVM
8 1 (1.89%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Puppet
2 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.55%) Salt
3 4 (7.55%) Ansible
4 3 (5.66%) EdgeSight
4 3 (5.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 21 (39.62%) Citrix
3 15 (28.30%) Cisco
4 11 (20.75%) CheckPoint
5 9 (16.98%) HP
6 7 (13.21%) Oracle
6 7 (13.21%) McAfee
6 7 (13.21%) Google
7 5 (9.43%) Symantec
8 4 (7.55%) Compaq
8 4 (7.55%) Dell
9 3 (5.66%) Lumension
9 3 (5.66%) IBM
10 2 (3.77%) Stellent
10 2 (3.77%) AppSense
10 2 (3.77%) webMethods
11 1 (1.89%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.89%) Juniper
11 1 (1.89%) Intel