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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 21 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 24 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.52% 1.47% 3.45%
As % of the Vendors category 12.90% 5.36% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £294 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.27 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
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
186 56 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.76% 27.45% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 19 80
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £665 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 12
Average hourly rate £32.52 £15.50 £19.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.80% -22.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.78 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.70 £15.50 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Chorley - 7 £440 - 1
Blackpool - 2 - -
Burnley - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 54 (87.10%) Windows
2 41 (66.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (43.55%) Linux
4 25 (40.32%) DNS
5 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
5 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
6 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (33.87%) Citrix
8 19 (30.65%) DHCP
9 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
9 17 (27.42%) Finance
10 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
11 15 (24.19%) Oracle
12 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
13 13 (20.97%) Cisco
13 13 (20.97%) XenApp
14 12 (19.35%) XenServer
15 11 (17.74%) vSphere
15 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
15 11 (17.74%) SQL
16 10 (16.13%) HTTP
16 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
16 10 (16.13%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (16.13%) AppSense
16 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
17 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (14.52%) FTP
18 8 (12.90%) VMS
18 8 (12.90%) ITIL

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.29%) Lync
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.45%) IIS
4 4 (6.45%) Apache
4 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.45%) Jetty
4 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.45%) nginx
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) TPMS
5 1 (1.61%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (9.68%) Google App Engine
2 6 (9.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (40.32%) DNS
2 19 (30.65%) DHCP
3 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
4 10 (16.13%) HTTP
5 9 (14.52%) FTP
6 7 (11.29%) SMS
7 6 (9.68%) WAN
7 6 (9.68%) LAN
7 6 (9.68%) IPsec
8 5 (8.06%) SSL
9 3 (4.84%) PuTTY
10 2 (3.23%) SAN
11 1 (1.61%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.61%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.84%) Toad
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Administrator
2 8 (12.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (6.45%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (6.45%) Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Designer
5 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Consultant
5 3 (4.84%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) XML
1 6 (9.68%) ODBC
1 6 (9.68%) XML Messaging
2 4 (6.45%) Servlets
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) J2EE
3 3 (4.84%) SOAP
3 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Open Source
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (87.10%) Windows
2 27 (43.55%) Linux
3 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (12.90%) VMS
7 6 (9.68%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.45%) UNIX
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.61%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) ITIL
1 8 (12.90%) Migration
2 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.45%) Project Management
5 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
5 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps
6 3 (4.84%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Validation
7 2 (3.23%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.61%) Supply Chain Management
8 1 (1.61%) ERP
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) C
4 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
1 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.61%) MCSE
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (66.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
3 13 (20.97%) XenApp
4 12 (19.35%) XenServer
5 11 (17.74%) vSphere
6 10 (16.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (11.29%) Xen
8 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
9 5 (8.06%) XenDesktop
10 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Citrix
2 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.19%) Oracle
4 13 (20.97%) Cisco
5 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
5 10 (16.13%) AppSense
6 8 (12.90%) HP
7 6 (9.68%) Google
8 2 (3.23%) Symantec
8 2 (3.23%) McAfee
8 2 (3.23%) webMethods
9 1 (1.61%) Infor
9 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.61%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.61%) Remedy
9 1 (1.61%) Compaq
9 1 (1.61%) Dell
9 1 (1.61%) NetApp
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
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