The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 41 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware 53 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.96% 3.67% 3.19%
As % of the Vendors category 8.73% 8.24% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 28
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £148 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £325 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.90 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £28.80 £102.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +16.05%
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
607 534 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.40% 44.50% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 238 271
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 66
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware across the Manchester region.

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the Manchester region.

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Altrincham - 5 £275 - 1
Rochdale 0 1 £245 +22.50% 2
Stockport -1 1 £250 - 1
Wigan -1 1 - - 2
Oldham - 1 £365 - 2
Salford - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 77 (80.21%) Windows
2 50 (52.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (41.67%) SAN
4 39 (40.63%) Citrix
5 34 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
7 31 (32.29%) Active Directory
8 30 (31.25%) Cisco
9 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (27.08%) Linux
11 25 (26.04%) Hyper-V
12 24 (25.00%) MCSE
13 23 (23.96%) ITIL
14 19 (19.79%) Firewall
14 19 (19.79%) VMware ESX
15 18 (18.75%) Symantec
15 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
15 18 (18.75%) Juniper
16 17 (17.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (16.67%) Backup Exec
17 16 (16.67%) Windows 7
18 14 (14.58%) SCCM
19 13 (13.54%) Degree
19 13 (13.54%) SQL
20 12 (12.50%) HP
20 12 (12.50%) LAN
20 12 (12.50%) Red Hat
21 11 (11.46%) XenApp
21 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.21%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.13%) CMS
5 3 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.13%) Apache
6 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.04%) Lync
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (41.67%) SAN
2 19 (19.79%) Firewall
3 12 (12.50%) LAN
4 9 (9.38%) WAN
5 8 (8.33%) DNS
6 6 (6.25%) DHCP
7 5 (5.21%) Wireless
8 4 (4.17%) HTTP
8 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.17%) NAS
8 4 (4.17%) Wireshark
9 3 (3.13%) VLAN
10 2 (2.08%) VPN
10 2 (2.08%) VoIP
10 2 (2.08%) SSL
11 1 (1.04%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.04%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) DB2
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Introscope
1 2 (2.08%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.04%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.04%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (7.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (12.50%) Administrator
2 12 (12.50%) Consultant
3 11 (11.46%) Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Support Consultant
5 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 7 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Wintel Support
9 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.17%) Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Network Administrator
10 3 (3.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (1.04%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) SOAP
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.17%) Clustering
2 3 (3.13%) Replication
2 3 (3.13%) NHS
3 2 (2.08%) GIS
3 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.04%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 77 (80.21%) Windows
2 34 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (27.08%) Linux
5 16 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (8.33%) UNIX
9 5 (5.21%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.17%) Solaris
11 3 (3.13%) AIX
12 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.08%) SUSE
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) ITIL
2 9 (9.38%) Migration
3 8 (8.33%) DevOps
4 7 (7.29%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.13%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.13%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.13%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.08%) Analytics
7 2 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.08%) SIEM
7 2 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.08%) Content Management
8 1 (1.04%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.13%) Perl
3 3 (3.13%) PHP
4 2 (2.08%) Java
4 2 (2.08%) Python
4 2 (2.08%) Scala
5 1 (1.04%) Ruby
5 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (25.00%) MCSE
3 17 (17.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (13.54%) Degree
5 10 (10.42%) MCITP
6 9 (9.38%) VCP5
7 8 (8.33%) MCP
8 7 (7.29%) CCNA
8 7 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.29%) MCSA
9 6 (6.25%) MCTS
10 2 (2.08%) CCA
10 2 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.04%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (52.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (32.29%) Active Directory
3 25 (26.04%) Hyper-V
4 19 (19.79%) VMware ESX
5 11 (11.46%) XenApp
6 5 (5.21%) vCloud
7 4 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 14 (14.58%) SCCM
3 10 (10.42%) Puppet
4 9 (9.38%) SCOM
5 7 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.25%) Ansible
7 3 (3.13%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.08%) OpenView
8 2 (2.08%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (2.08%) CA Wily
8 2 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.08%) WSUS
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.04%) SCSM
9 1 (1.04%) Nagios
9 1 (1.04%) ZENworks
9 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (40.63%) Citrix
2 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 30 (31.25%) Cisco
4 18 (18.75%) Symantec
4 18 (18.75%) Juniper
5 12 (12.50%) HP
5 12 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.38%) Oracle
7 8 (8.33%) IBM
7 8 (8.33%) EMC
8 7 (7.29%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.25%) Dell
10 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.17%) McAfee
11 4 (4.17%) Sophos
11 4 (4.17%) Apple
11 4 (4.17%) NetApp
11 4 (4.17%) Spiceworks
12 3 (3.13%) FatWire
12 3 (3.13%) StorageTek
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