The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 49 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 37 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.61% 2.80% 3.46%
As % of the Vendors category 5.75% 6.99% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 23
Average daily rate £400 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £137 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £297 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
643 386 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.44% 40.00% 47.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 164 303
Average daily rate £328 £303 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% -10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £482 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.49 £30.00 £25.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
VMware
North West

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 18 April 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 18 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
Wigan -4 1 - - 1
Bolton -7 1 - - 1
Oldham - 1 £375 - 3
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 54 (80.60%) Windows
2 46 (68.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (49.25%) Citrix
4 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
5 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
6 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
7 17 (25.37%) SAN
7 17 (25.37%) Firewall
8 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (19.40%) Cisco
10 12 (17.91%) UNIX
10 12 (17.91%) SQL
10 12 (17.91%) Symantec
11 11 (16.42%) Oracle
11 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
11 11 (16.42%) WAN
11 11 (16.42%) SCOM
12 10 (14.93%) LAN
12 10 (14.93%) Linux
13 8 (11.94%) MS Office
13 8 (11.94%) ITIL
13 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
13 8 (11.94%) XenApp
13 8 (11.94%) XenDesktop
13 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
14 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
14 7 (10.45%) VMware ESX
14 7 (10.45%) Solaris
14 7 (10.45%) Windows XP

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.97%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) Site Server
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) SAN
1 17 (25.37%) Firewall
2 11 (16.42%) WAN
3 10 (14.93%) LAN
4 4 (5.97%) VoIP
4 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) VPN
4 4 (5.97%) DNS
4 4 (5.97%) NAS
5 3 (4.48%) DHCP
5 3 (4.48%) MPLS
6 2 (2.99%) HTTP
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.49%) LDAP
7 1 (1.49%) FTP
7 1 (1.49%) GPRS
7 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Ingres
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) DB2
4 1 (1.49%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (1.49%) Toad
1 1 (1.49%) MSI
1 1 (1.49%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.49%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.99%) Finance
1 2 (2.99%) Local Government
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Project Manager
2 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Consultant
3 6 (8.96%) Server Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Technical Manager
4 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.46%) Support Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.97%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Operations Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Operations Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
7 2 (2.99%) DBA
7 2 (2.99%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) Middleware
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.97%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.97%) Clustering
3 3 (4.48%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.48%) Replication
4 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.99%) GIS
4 2 (2.99%) PDA
4 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (80.60%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.91%) UNIX
5 10 (14.93%) Linux
6 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.45%) Solaris
7 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.96%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.97%) NetWare
9 4 (5.97%) Windows NT
9 4 (5.97%) Windows Vista
9 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) ITIL
1 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
2 7 (10.45%) Project Management
3 6 (8.96%) Service Management
3 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (7.46%) Supplier Management
4 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.97%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.48%) Change Control
6 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.99%) Document Management
7 2 (2.99%) Migration
7 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.49%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.49%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) AppleScript
3 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.49%) Scala
4 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) Ruby
4 1 (1.49%) PHP
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
4 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) MCP
3 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.49%) MCSA
4 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (68.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.94%) XenApp
3 8 (11.94%) XenDesktop
4 7 (10.45%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.46%) vSphere
5 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.97%) VMware Server
6 4 (5.97%) vCloud
7 3 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.48%) MetaFrame
8 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCOM
2 6 (8.96%) Puppet
3 5 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.46%) SCCM
3 5 (7.46%) Ansible
3 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.97%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.49%) WSUS
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.49%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) Citrix
2 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.40%) Cisco
4 12 (17.91%) Symantec
5 11 (16.42%) Oracle
6 7 (10.45%) EMC
7 6 (8.96%) IBM
8 5 (7.46%) HP
8 5 (7.46%) Juniper
8 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.97%) Lotus
9 4 (5.97%) McAfee
9 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.97%) Avaya
9 4 (5.97%) Nortel
10 3 (4.48%) NetApp
11 2 (2.99%) Novell
11 2 (2.99%) Hitachi
11 2 (2.99%) Apple
11 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
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