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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 16 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 124 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.67% 4.14% 4.92%
As % of the Vendors category 17.42% 9.98% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 30 33
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £321 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -16.84%
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
712 511 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.03% 41.51% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 284 249
Average daily rate £338 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £29.87 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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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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 -1 2 £330 +20.00% 3
Bolton - 1 £1,000 - 1
Stockport - 1 £175 - 2
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 124 (61.39%) Windows
2 120 (59.41%) Citrix
3 106 (52.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (46.53%) Active Directory
5 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
6 59 (29.21%) Cisco
7 57 (28.22%) Hyper-V
8 55 (27.23%) Migration
9 54 (26.73%) SCCM
10 51 (25.25%) ITIL
11 40 (19.80%) Data Centre
12 38 (18.81%) SAN
12 38 (18.81%) Firewall
13 37 (18.32%) MS Exchange
14 34 (16.83%) SQL
14 34 (16.83%) Oracle
15 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 32 (15.84%) WAN
17 31 (15.35%) EMC
18 27 (13.37%) Microsoft App-V
18 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (13.37%) SQL Server
18 27 (13.37%) XenApp
18 27 (13.37%) Capacity Planning
19 26 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (12.38%) Linux
20 25 (12.38%) CheckPoint
21 24 (11.88%) Lotus
21 24 (11.88%) NetApp
21 24 (11.88%) IBM Notes

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 37 (18.32%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.88%) IBM Notes
2 24 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (6.44%) IIS
5 10 (4.95%) Lync
6 6 (2.97%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.48%) Apache
8 3 (1.49%) CMS
8 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.99%) nginx
9 2 (0.99%) Jetty
9 2 (0.99%) TPMS
9 2 (0.99%) JBoss
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.50%) Mule
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.96%) MS Office
3 6 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.40%) Office 365
2 7 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.99%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.81%) SAN
1 38 (18.81%) Firewall
2 32 (15.84%) WAN
3 21 (10.40%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (8.42%) DNS
4 17 (8.42%) SSL
5 16 (7.92%) NAS
6 15 (7.43%) Network Security
7 13 (6.44%) iSCSI
7 13 (6.44%) LAN
8 11 (5.45%) DHCP
9 10 (4.95%) Wireless
9 10 (4.95%) Internet
9 10 (4.95%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.47%) MPLS
10 7 (3.47%) OSPF
10 7 (3.47%) BGP
10 7 (3.47%) EIGRP
10 7 (3.47%) VLAN
10 7 (3.47%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.49%) MySQL
5 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (2.48%) MSI
1 5 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Hudson
2 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (7.92%) Finance
2 11 (5.45%) Local Government
3 9 (4.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.97%) Retail
5 4 (1.98%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Law
6 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.49%) Marketing
7 2 (0.99%) Electronics
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (18.32%) Architect
2 34 (16.83%) Support Engineer
3 28 (13.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (13.37%) Analyst
5 20 (9.90%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (8.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 16 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (6.44%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (5.45%) Security Analyst
9 11 (5.45%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.46%) Consultant
11 9 (4.46%) Project Engineer
12 8 (3.96%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) Server Engineer
13 7 (3.47%) Technical Architect
14 6 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
15 5 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.47%) Middleware
2 4 (1.98%) .NET
3 3 (1.49%) J2EE
4 2 (0.99%) Servlets
4 2 (0.99%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) XML
5 1 (0.50%) XSD
5 1 (0.50%) XSLT
5 1 (0.50%) JMS
5 1 (0.50%) WSDL
5 1 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.50%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.80%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.43%) PKI
3 13 (6.44%) Clustering
4 8 (3.96%) Replication
5 7 (3.47%) EMC VNX
5 7 (3.47%) Life Science
5 7 (3.47%) Celerra
6 4 (1.98%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.98%) NHS
6 4 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.99%) DTV
8 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Handset
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) EFT
9 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) VSAM
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 124 (61.39%) Windows
2 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (12.38%) Linux
6 21 (10.40%) Windows 7
7 15 (7.43%) UNIX
8 13 (6.44%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.46%) Solaris
10 8 (3.96%) CentOS
11 7 (3.47%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.98%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.99%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.99%) AIX
15 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.50%) zOS
15 1 (0.50%) Debian
15 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.23%) Migration
2 51 (25.25%) ITIL
3 27 (13.37%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (7.92%) Project Management
5 15 (7.43%) PRINCE2
5 15 (7.43%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.93%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (6.44%) SIEM
7 13 (6.44%) Data Protection
7 13 (6.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (6.44%) Security Patching
8 12 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.45%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.45%) Service Management
10 8 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (3.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.47%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.83%) SQL
2 18 (8.91%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.98%) Java
4 3 (1.49%) C
4 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.99%) PHP
5 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.99%) VBScript
5 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.99%) Ruby
5 2 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (8.91%) CCNA
4 17 (8.42%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (7.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (6.44%) MCSE
7 12 (5.94%) MCSA
7 12 (5.94%) CISMP
7 12 (5.94%) CISM
7 12 (5.94%) CISSP
8 11 (5.45%) CCENT
9 7 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.97%) CCA
10 6 (2.97%) MCP
10 6 (2.97%) MCITP
11 5 (2.48%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.98%) VCDX
12 4 (1.98%) CCNP
12 4 (1.98%) MCTS
13 3 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.45%) QA
3 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 106 (52.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (46.53%) Active Directory
3 57 (28.22%) Hyper-V
4 27 (13.37%) XenApp
4 27 (13.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (9.41%) Xen
6 16 (7.92%) VMware ESX
7 12 (5.94%) XenDesktop
8 10 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.46%) Terminal Services
10 8 (3.96%) vSphere
11 7 (3.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (2.48%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.98%) NFS
14 3 (1.49%) XenServer
15 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.99%) Docker
16 1 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
16 1 (0.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 1 (0.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 54 (26.73%) SCCM
2 10 (4.95%) SCOM
3 9 (4.46%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.48%) Puppet
5 4 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.99%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.99%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.50%) OpenView
8 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.50%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.50%) zSecure
8 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 120 (59.41%) Citrix
2 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
3 59 (29.21%) Cisco
4 34 (16.83%) Oracle
5 31 (15.35%) EMC
6 25 (12.38%) CheckPoint
7 24 (11.88%) Lotus
7 24 (11.88%) NetApp
8 21 (10.40%) SAP
9 17 (8.42%) HP
9 17 (8.42%) Clearswift
10 14 (6.93%) Kaspersky
11 13 (6.44%) McAfee
12 12 (5.94%) Symantec
13 9 (4.46%) Veeam
13 9 (4.46%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.47%) Sophos
14 7 (3.47%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.47%) Nortel
15 6 (2.97%) IBM
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