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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 16 16 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Contract jobs citing VMware 37 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.71% 5.71% 1.18%
As % of the Vendors category 22.84% 10.08% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 3
Average daily rate £275 £240 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +54.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
162 119 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.12% 56.67% 48.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 72
Average daily rate £275 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £440 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 5
Average hourly rate £29.50 £19.04 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.93% -4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
VMware
North West

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 12 £261 -
Preston -10 5 £381 +117.85%
Burnley - 2 £381 -
Lancaster - 1 £190 -
Blackburn - - - - 1
Chorley - - - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (70.00%) Citrix
4 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
6 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (50.00%) HP
8 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
9 16 (40.00%) ITIL
10 15 (37.50%) DNS
10 15 (37.50%) DHCP
10 15 (37.50%) XenApp
10 15 (37.50%) XenServer
11 14 (35.00%) XenDesktop
12 13 (32.50%) vSphere
13 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
13 12 (30.00%) SharePoint
13 12 (30.00%) MCSE
13 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (27.50%) Compaq
14 11 (27.50%) Dell
14 11 (27.50%) LAN
14 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
15 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
15 10 (25.00%) Oracle
15 10 (25.00%) SAN
16 9 (22.50%) Informatica

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (17.50%) IIS
5 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (7.50%) Lync
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) DNS
1 15 (37.50%) DHCP
2 11 (27.50%) LAN
3 10 (25.00%) SAN
4 8 (20.00%) WAN
4 8 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) IP Telephony
5 3 (7.50%) FTP
5 3 (7.50%) HTTP
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) SMS
5 3 (7.50%) WLAN
5 3 (7.50%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Toad
1 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Web Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
3 3 (7.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Clustering
2 6 (15.00%) Wiki
3 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.50%) UNIX
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Change Control
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.50%) Validation
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) Scala
5 1 (2.50%) SELCOPY
5 1 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) JCL
5 1 (2.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
1 12 (30.00%) MCSE
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) CCNA
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (37.50%) XenApp
3 15 (37.50%) XenServer
4 14 (35.00%) XenDesktop
5 13 (32.50%) vSphere
6 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Citrix
2 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (50.00%) HP
4 11 (27.50%) Compaq
4 11 (27.50%) Dell
5 10 (25.00%) Oracle
6 9 (22.50%) Informatica
6 9 (22.50%) Open Text
6 9 (22.50%) Siebel
7 7 (17.50%) IronPort
8 4 (10.00%) Business Objects
9 3 (7.50%) AppSense
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco
10 1 (2.50%) CA
10 1 (2.50%) NetApp