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 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 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 44 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware 39 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.75% 2.67% 3.64%
As % of the Vendors category 6.06% 6.74% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 26
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 £303 £137 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £297 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +61.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
644 386 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.48% 39.59% 47.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 166 299
Average daily rate £330 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.42 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £25.00
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 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 23 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 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
Oldham - 2 £381 - 3
Wigan -4 1 - - 1
Bolton -7 1 - - 2
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 53 (77.94%) Windows
2 48 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (47.06%) Citrix
4 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
5 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 17 (25.00%) SAN
6 17 (25.00%) Firewall
6 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (19.12%) Cisco
10 12 (17.65%) UNIX
10 12 (17.65%) SQL
10 12 (17.65%) Symantec
11 11 (16.18%) Oracle
11 11 (16.18%) Linux
11 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
11 11 (16.18%) WAN
12 10 (14.71%) LAN
12 10 (14.71%) SCOM
13 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
13 8 (11.76%) MS Office
13 8 (11.76%) ITIL
13 8 (11.76%) XenApp
13 8 (11.76%) XenDesktop
13 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
13 8 (11.76%) Puppet
14 7 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
14 7 (10.29%) VMware ESX

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 16 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) OpenStack
3 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.47%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.47%) Site Server
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.00%) SAN
1 17 (25.00%) Firewall
2 11 (16.18%) WAN
3 10 (14.71%) LAN
4 4 (5.88%) DNS
4 4 (5.88%) VoIP
4 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.88%) VPN
4 4 (5.88%) NAS
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 3 (4.41%) MPLS
6 2 (2.94%) HTTP
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.47%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.47%) LDAP
7 1 (1.47%) FTP
7 1 (1.47%) GPRS
7 1 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Ingres
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.47%) Toad
1 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
1 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.47%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
1 2 (2.94%) Local Government
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
2 9 (13.24%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Technical Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.35%) Support Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Operations Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Operations Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) DBA
8 2 (2.94%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
3 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.88%) Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Replication
3 3 (4.41%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.94%) GIS
4 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.94%) PDA
4 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (77.94%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.65%) UNIX
5 11 (16.18%) Linux
6 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.29%) Solaris
7 7 (10.29%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.82%) Windows 2000
9 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.88%) NetWare
10 4 (5.88%) Windows NT
10 4 (5.88%) Windows Vista
11 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Project Management
3 6 (8.82%) Service Management
3 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (7.35%) Supplier Management
4 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.41%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.41%) Change Control
6 3 (4.41%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.94%) Migration
7 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.94%) Document Management
7 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.47%) Information Assurance
8 1 (1.47%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) AppleScript
4 2 (2.94%) PHP
4 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.94%) Java
4 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.94%) Python
4 2 (2.94%) Scala
5 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.47%) Ruby
5 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) MCP
2 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.47%) MCITP
3 1 (1.47%) MCSA
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.76%) XenApp
3 8 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 7 (10.29%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.35%) vSphere
5 5 (7.35%) vCloud
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Server
7 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.41%) MetaFrame
8 2 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) SCOM
2 8 (11.76%) Puppet
3 7 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.82%) Ansible
5 5 (7.35%) Backup Exec
6 4 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (5.88%) SCCM
6 4 (5.88%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (1.47%) WSUS
8 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.47%) Nagios
8 1 (1.47%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 32 (47.06%) Citrix
2 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.12%) Cisco
4 12 (17.65%) Symantec
5 11 (16.18%) Oracle
6 7 (10.29%) EMC
7 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.82%) IBM
8 5 (7.35%) HP
8 5 (7.35%) Juniper
9 4 (5.88%) McAfee
9 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.88%) Lotus
9 4 (5.88%) Nortel
9 4 (5.88%) Avaya
10 3 (4.41%) NetApp
11 2 (2.94%) Novell
11 2 (2.94%) Hitachi
11 2 (2.94%) Apple
11 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
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