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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 34 32 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing VMware 51 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.09% 4.82% 2.91%
As % of the Vendors category 9.70% 10.38% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £23.75 £73.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.15 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £122.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
526 530 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.15% 46.49% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 246 263
Average daily rate £323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 57
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £18.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £31.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 1 August 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
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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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 - 3 £275 - 3
Rochdale -1 1 £245 +22.50%
Salford - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
VMware
North West

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 73 (81.11%) Windows
2 53 (58.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (47.78%) Citrix
4 31 (34.44%) SAN
5 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 30 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 29 (32.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (28.89%) Cisco
8 24 (26.67%) Hyper-V
9 23 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (24.44%) Symantec
11 21 (23.33%) Firewall
12 19 (21.11%) ITIL
13 18 (20.00%) SQL
13 18 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 18 (20.00%) VMware ESX
14 17 (18.89%) Juniper
15 16 (17.78%) Backup Exec
16 15 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (16.67%) SCOM
16 15 (16.67%) MCSE
17 14 (15.56%) Linux
18 13 (14.44%) UNIX
19 12 (13.33%) EMC
19 12 (13.33%) XenApp
19 12 (13.33%) Degree
20 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
20 11 (12.22%) LAN
20 11 (12.22%) Oracle

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.44%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.11%) Lync
7 1 (1.11%) CMS
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.44%) SAN
2 21 (23.33%) Firewall
3 11 (12.22%) LAN
4 9 (10.00%) WAN
5 6 (6.67%) DNS
6 5 (5.56%) Wireless
7 3 (3.33%) NAS
7 3 (3.33%) DHCP
8 2 (2.22%) VoIP
8 2 (2.22%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.22%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.11%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.11%) VLAN
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.11%) 3G
9 1 (1.11%) MPLS
9 1 (1.11%) SMTP
9 1 (1.11%) GPRS
9 1 (1.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Ingres
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) MSDE
3 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.11%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.11%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Back Office
2 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Local Government
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) 3rd Line Support
2 13 (14.44%) Consultant
3 10 (11.11%) Support Consultant
4 9 (10.00%) Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Server Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 7 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.56%) Wintel Support
8 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Administrator
9 4 (4.44%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.44%) Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Middleware
2 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
1 4 (4.44%) Clustering
2 3 (3.33%) Replication
2 3 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.22%) GIS
3 2 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 73 (81.11%) Windows
2 29 (32.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (15.56%) Linux
5 13 (14.44%) UNIX
6 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.00%) Solaris
8 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.22%) AIX
11 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) ITIL
2 8 (8.89%) DevOps
3 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
4 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.56%) Project Management
4 5 (5.56%) Service Management
5 4 (4.44%) Migration
5 4 (4.44%) Capacity Management
5 4 (4.44%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (4.44%) Business Continuity
5 4 (4.44%) Supplier Management
6 3 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.22%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.11%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (1.11%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.11%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (1.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.33%) Perl
4 2 (2.22%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) PHP
4 2 (2.22%) Java
4 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.22%) Scala
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (16.67%) MCSE
3 12 (13.33%) Degree
4 10 (11.11%) MCITP
5 9 (10.00%) VCP5
6 7 (7.78%) MCSA
6 7 (7.78%) MCP
7 6 (6.67%) MCTS
8 5 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (5.56%) CCNA
9 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.22%) CCA
9 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.11%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (58.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 24 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 18 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 12 (13.33%) XenApp
6 9 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.56%) vCloud
8 4 (4.44%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.11%) vSphere
10 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (17.78%) Backup Exec
2 15 (16.67%) SCOM
3 10 (11.11%) SCCM
4 8 (8.89%) Puppet
5 7 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.67%) Ansible
7 4 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.22%) WSUS
9 1 (1.11%) SCSM
9 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (1.11%) SAP Afaria
9 1 (1.11%) ZENworks
9 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (47.78%) Citrix
2 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 26 (28.89%) Cisco
4 22 (24.44%) Symantec
5 17 (18.89%) Juniper
6 12 (13.33%) EMC
7 11 (12.22%) Oracle
8 9 (10.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (8.89%) Red Hat
10 7 (7.78%) IBM
10 7 (7.78%) HP
11 6 (6.67%) McAfee
12 5 (5.56%) NetApp
13 4 (4.44%) Nortel
13 4 (4.44%) Avaya
13 4 (4.44%) Lotus
13 4 (4.44%) Sophos
14 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds
14 3 (3.33%) Apple
15 2 (2.22%) Dell
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