The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 32 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 216 157 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.93% 5.06% 4.47%
As % of the Vendors category 11.64% 11.17% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 101 59
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.15% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 28
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% -32.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £21.75 £23.63
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -7.93%
VMware
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1856 1405 1300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.34% 45.29% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 733 579
Average daily rate £390 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 93 105
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £10.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

VMware
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Manchester +16 123 £311 +13.18% 25
Lancashire -13 30 £300 - 6
Merseyside +10 26 £338 +68.53% 10
Cheshire -22 24 £325 +16.07% 24
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 261 (66.41%) Windows
2 212 (53.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (47.33%) Citrix
4 167 (42.49%) Microsoft
5 162 (41.22%) Active Directory
6 100 (25.45%) ITIL
7 93 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (23.16%) DNS
9 82 (20.87%) SCCM
10 79 (20.10%) Cisco
11 77 (19.59%) Migration
12 73 (18.58%) DHCP
13 72 (18.32%) MS Exchange
14 69 (17.56%) Firewall
15 68 (17.30%) Linux
16 66 (16.79%) SQL
16 66 (16.79%) SAN
17 64 (16.28%) Hyper-V
18 63 (16.03%) Data Centre
19 57 (14.50%) PowerShell
19 57 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
20 53 (13.49%) XenApp
21 52 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 51 (12.98%) HP
23 48 (12.21%) WAN
24 47 (11.96%) Windows 7
24 47 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
25 46 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2010
26 40 (10.18%) VMware ESX
26 40 (10.18%) Finance

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 72 (18.32%) MS Exchange
2 46 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (8.14%) IIS
4 28 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.85%) WebSphere
6 20 (5.09%) IBM Notes
7 18 (4.58%) Lync
8 17 (4.33%) Tomcat
9 13 (3.31%) Jetty
9 13 (3.31%) nginx
10 11 (2.80%) SharePoint
10 11 (2.80%) Apache
11 10 (2.54%) OpenStack
12 9 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (1.53%) JBoss
15 5 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.76%) CICS
16 3 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (7.38%) MS Office
2 27 (6.87%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) MS Project
5 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.34%) Office 365
3 20 (5.09%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.56%) Google App Engine
5 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.02%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.76%) IaaS
7 3 (0.76%) SaaS
8 2 (0.51%) PaaS
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) Heroku
9 1 (0.25%) Engine Yard
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (23.16%) DNS
2 73 (18.58%) DHCP
3 69 (17.56%) Firewall
4 66 (16.79%) SAN
5 48 (12.21%) WAN
6 37 (9.41%) LAN
7 36 (9.16%) SSL
8 33 (8.40%) TCP/IP
9 22 (5.60%) FTP
9 22 (5.60%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (5.09%) NAS
10 20 (5.09%) HTTP
11 17 (4.33%) VoIP
12 16 (4.07%) IPsec
13 15 (3.82%) Network Security
14 14 (3.56%) Wireless
14 14 (3.56%) VPN
15 13 (3.31%) VLAN
16 11 (2.80%) SMTP
17 7 (1.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.58%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.76%) DataStage
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.51%) MySQL
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (5.34%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.78%) MSI
3 2 (0.51%) JMeter
3 2 (0.51%) JUnit
3 2 (0.51%) Hudson
4 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.25%) Gradle
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.25%) Maven
4 1 (0.25%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 40 (10.18%) Finance
2 11 (2.80%) Manufacturing
2 11 (2.80%) Retail
3 8 (2.04%) Local Government
4 6 (1.53%) Banking
4 6 (1.53%) Law
5 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.02%) Marketing
6 3 (0.76%) Electronics
6 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.76%) Legal
7 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (12.47%) Support Engineer
1 49 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (10.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 40 (10.18%) Architect
4 39 (9.92%) Analyst
5 32 (8.14%) Consultant
6 28 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (6.87%) Administrator
7 27 (6.87%) Project Manager
8 25 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 22 (5.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (3.82%) Security Analyst
13 14 (3.56%) Project Engineer
13 14 (3.56%) Server Engineer
14 13 (3.31%) Support Analyst
15 11 (2.80%) Technical Analyst
16 10 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
16 10 (2.54%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.33%) Middleware
2 15 (3.82%) .NET
2 15 (3.82%) Servlets
3 14 (3.56%) J2EE
4 5 (1.27%) Web Services
5 3 (0.76%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.51%) ODBC
6 2 (0.51%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.25%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.25%) JMS
7 1 (0.25%) WSDL
7 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.25%) XMPP
7 1 (0.25%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) XSD
7 1 (0.25%) XSLT
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.34%) PKI
3 14 (3.56%) Clustering
4 12 (3.05%) NHS
4 12 (3.05%) Thin Client
4 12 (3.05%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.54%) Replication
6 9 (2.29%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.78%) Life Science
8 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.02%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.76%) iPhone
10 3 (0.76%) iPad
10 3 (0.76%) DTV
10 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.76%) VSAM
10 3 (0.76%) EFT
11 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 261 (66.41%) Windows
2 93 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (17.30%) Linux
4 57 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (11.96%) Windows 7
5 47 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.09%) Windows XP
7 18 (4.58%) Windows 8
8 17 (4.33%) UNIX
9 16 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.04%) Solaris
11 5 (1.27%) AIX
12 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.02%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.02%) CentOS
13 3 (0.76%) zOS
13 3 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.51%) HPUX
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.45%) ITIL
2 77 (19.59%) Migration
3 35 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (8.14%) Project Management
5 27 (6.87%) Capacity Planning
6 24 (6.11%) Configuration Management
7 23 (5.85%) Service Delivery
8 21 (5.34%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (4.83%) Security Patching
10 18 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (4.33%) SIEM
11 17 (4.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 17 (4.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 16 (4.07%) Open Source
13 15 (3.82%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (3.82%) Server Building
13 15 (3.82%) DevOps
14 14 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.79%) SQL
2 57 (14.50%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.33%) Java
4 14 (3.56%) Python
5 12 (3.05%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.29%) VBScript
7 4 (1.02%) Perl
8 3 (0.76%) C
8 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.51%) PHP
9 2 (0.51%) Ruby
9 2 (0.51%) Groovy
10 1 (0.25%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (9.16%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (8.40%) ITIL Certification
4 32 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 31 (7.89%) CCNA
6 27 (6.87%) MCSE
7 23 (5.85%) Security Cleared
8 21 (5.34%) MCP
9 20 (5.09%) MCITP
10 19 (4.83%) MCSA
11 16 (4.07%) CISSP
11 16 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (3.56%) CISMP
12 14 (3.56%) CISM
12 14 (3.56%) SC Cleared
13 13 (3.31%) CCNP
14 11 (2.80%) CCENT
15 9 (2.29%) Degree
16 8 (2.04%) CCA
17 5 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.56%) QA
3 11 (2.80%) SLA
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) BS25999
System Software
1 212 (53.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 162 (41.22%) Active Directory
3 64 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 53 (13.49%) XenApp
5 40 (10.18%) VMware ESX
6 37 (9.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 36 (9.16%) XenDesktop
8 31 (7.89%) vSphere
9 26 (6.62%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (6.62%) XenServer
10 22 (5.60%) Xen
11 8 (2.04%) QEMU
11 8 (2.04%) KVM
12 7 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (1.78%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.27%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.02%) NFS
15 3 (0.76%) RACF
15 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.76%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 82 (20.87%) SCCM
2 23 (5.85%) Puppet
3 19 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (4.58%) SCOM
5 13 (3.31%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.27%) OpenView
8 5 (1.27%) WSUS
9 3 (0.76%) OMEGAMON
9 3 (0.76%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.76%) zSecure
9 3 (0.76%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.51%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.51%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 186 (47.33%) Citrix
2 167 (42.49%) Microsoft
3 79 (20.10%) Cisco
4 51 (12.98%) HP
5 31 (7.89%) Oracle
5 31 (7.89%) NetApp
6 26 (6.62%) Symantec
7 22 (5.60%) CheckPoint
8 21 (5.34%) EMC
9 20 (5.09%) Lotus
9 20 (5.09%) Clearswift
10 19 (4.83%) McAfee
11 18 (4.58%) Kaspersky
12 17 (4.33%) Veeam
12 17 (4.33%) IBM
13 16 (4.07%) SAP
14 15 (3.82%) Google
15 13 (3.31%) Sophos
16 11 (2.80%) AppSense
17 9 (2.29%) Red Hat
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Rate: £4 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
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Rate: £300 per day
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Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £18 - £22 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day + competitive
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