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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 30 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing VMware 210 138 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.41% 4.55% 4.90%
As % of the Vendors category 12.68% 10.20% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 81 64
Average daily rate
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£310 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.09% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 27
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -48.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £25.00 £41.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -17.89%
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
1656 1353 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.64% 44.65% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 686 549
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 98 100
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.66 £40.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +17 122 £310 +3.33% 39
Cheshire -11 31 £300 +7.14% 32
Merseyside +6 27 £255 -2.01% 7
Lancashire -3 15 £363 +34.25% 8
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 258 (65.48%) Windows
2 216 (54.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (51.78%) Citrix
4 170 (43.15%) Active Directory
4 170 (43.15%) Microsoft
5 96 (24.37%) Migration
6 91 (23.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 88 (22.34%) ITIL
8 82 (20.81%) SCCM
9 80 (20.30%) Hyper-V
10 79 (20.05%) DNS
11 75 (19.04%) Cisco
12 73 (18.53%) MS Exchange
13 72 (18.27%) Data Centre
14 69 (17.51%) SAN
15 68 (17.26%) Linux
15 68 (17.26%) Firewall
16 64 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 61 (15.48%) DHCP
18 59 (14.97%) XenApp
19 58 (14.72%) SQL
20 54 (13.71%) PowerShell
21 53 (13.45%) WAN
22 49 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
23 48 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
24 47 (11.93%) VMware ESX
25 45 (11.42%) HP
25 45 (11.42%) Oracle
25 45 (11.42%) Windows 7
26 43 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 73 (18.53%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (9.39%) IIS
4 31 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (7.11%) IBM Notes
6 20 (5.08%) WebSphere
7 17 (4.31%) SharePoint
8 16 (4.06%) Lync
9 13 (3.30%) Tomcat
10 12 (3.05%) OpenStack
11 11 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (2.79%) Apache
12 10 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (2.28%) Jetty
13 9 (2.28%) nginx
14 6 (1.52%) JBoss
15 5 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.08%) MS Office
3 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) 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 28 (7.11%) Office 365
2 18 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (2.54%) Google App Engine
4 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.27%) PaaS
6 4 (1.02%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.76%) IaaS
7 3 (0.76%) SaaS
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.25%) Heroku
9 1 (0.25%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 79 (20.05%) DNS
2 69 (17.51%) SAN
3 68 (17.26%) Firewall
4 61 (15.48%) DHCP
5 53 (13.45%) WAN
6 32 (8.12%) LAN
7 31 (7.87%) SSL
8 28 (7.11%) NAS
9 26 (6.60%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (5.58%) TCP/IP
11 17 (4.31%) FTP
12 16 (4.06%) HTTP
12 16 (4.06%) Wireless
13 15 (3.81%) Network Security
14 14 (3.55%) iSCSI
14 14 (3.55%) VLAN
15 13 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (3.05%) IPsec
17 11 (2.79%) Internet
17 11 (2.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.12%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.27%) MySQL
4 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.51%) DataStage
6 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.03%) MSI
3 2 (0.51%) JMeter
3 2 (0.51%) JUnit
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.25%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
4 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (9.64%) Finance
2 13 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.05%) Retail
3 12 (3.05%) Local Government
4 7 (1.78%) Law
5 6 (1.52%) Marketing
5 6 (1.52%) Banking
6 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.27%) Electronics
6 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.02%) Legal
8 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (14.97%) Architect
2 52 (13.20%) Support Engineer
3 48 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (10.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 36 (9.14%) Analyst
6 27 (6.85%) Project Manager
6 27 (6.85%) Consultant
7 26 (6.60%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (6.60%) Administrator
7 26 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 24 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (5.84%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (3.81%) Support Analyst
10 15 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (3.55%) Project Engineer
11 14 (3.55%) Server Engineer
12 11 (2.79%) Security Analyst
12 11 (2.79%) Technical Architect
12 11 (2.79%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (2.54%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.08%) Middleware
2 11 (2.79%) .NET
2 11 (2.79%) Servlets
3 10 (2.54%) J2EE
4 5 (1.27%) Web Services
5 3 (0.76%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.51%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.51%) ODBC
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%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.25%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.25%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) XSD
7 1 (0.25%) XSLT
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (18.27%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.35%) Clustering
3 16 (4.06%) PKI
3 16 (4.06%) Replication
4 12 (3.05%) Thin Client
4 12 (3.05%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.03%) Celerra
5 8 (2.03%) EMC VNX
6 7 (1.78%) Life Science
7 6 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.52%) NHS
8 5 (1.27%) DTV
8 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.27%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 258 (65.48%) Windows
2 91 (23.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (17.26%) Linux
4 64 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (11.42%) Windows 7
7 30 (7.61%) UNIX
8 18 (4.57%) Windows XP
9 17 (4.31%) Solaris
9 17 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (3.81%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.03%) CentOS
12 6 (1.52%) AIX
13 5 (1.27%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.02%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.51%) HPUX
15 2 (0.51%) zOS
15 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.37%) Migration
2 88 (22.34%) ITIL
3 31 (7.87%) Capacity Planning
4 30 (7.61%) Configuration Management
5 29 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (6.85%) Project Management
7 23 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (5.33%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.82%) PRINCE2
10 17 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (4.06%) Data Protection
11 16 (4.06%) Service Management
12 15 (3.81%) Open Source
12 15 (3.81%) Security Patching
13 14 (3.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 14 (3.55%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (3.30%) DevOps
14 13 (3.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 13 (3.30%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 58 (14.72%) SQL
2 54 (13.71%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.30%) Java
3 13 (3.30%) Python
4 12 (3.05%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.54%) VBScript
6 4 (1.02%) Perl
7 3 (0.76%) C
7 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.51%) PHP
8 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.51%) Ruby
8 2 (0.51%) Groovy
8 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (8.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 33 (8.38%) Security Cleared
4 31 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (6.60%) MCSE
5 26 (6.60%) CCNA
6 21 (5.33%) MCP
6 21 (5.33%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.31%) MCSA
7 17 (4.31%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (3.55%) MCITP
9 13 (3.30%) CISSP
10 12 (3.05%) CISM
10 12 (3.05%) CISMP
11 11 (2.79%) CCENT
12 10 (2.54%) Degree
12 10 (2.54%) CCNP
12 10 (2.54%) CCA
13 5 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.55%) QA
3 9 (2.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) BS25999
System Software
1 216 (54.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 170 (43.15%) Active Directory
3 80 (20.30%) Hyper-V
4 59 (14.97%) XenApp
5 47 (11.93%) VMware ESX
6 41 (10.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 34 (8.63%) XenDesktop
8 30 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (7.11%) vSphere
9 28 (7.11%) Xen
10 23 (5.84%) XenServer
11 16 (4.06%) Terminal Services
12 8 (2.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 8 (2.03%) QEMU
12 8 (2.03%) KVM
13 7 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.27%) NFS
14 5 (1.27%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 82 (20.81%) SCCM
2 19 (4.82%) Puppet
3 16 (4.06%) SCOM
3 16 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (3.30%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.27%) OpenView
8 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.02%) Ansible
8 4 (1.02%) Salt
9 3 (0.76%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.76%) WSUS
10 2 (0.51%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 204 (51.78%) Citrix
2 170 (43.15%) Microsoft
3 75 (19.04%) Cisco
4 45 (11.42%) Oracle
4 45 (11.42%) HP
5 37 (9.39%) EMC
6 32 (8.12%) NetApp
7 28 (7.11%) Lotus
8 27 (6.85%) CheckPoint
9 25 (6.35%) SAP
10 23 (5.84%) Symantec
11 21 (5.33%) McAfee
12 17 (4.31%) Clearswift
12 17 (4.31%) Veeam
13 16 (4.06%) IBM
14 14 (3.55%) Kaspersky
15 13 (3.30%) Sophos
16 11 (2.79%) SolarWinds
16 11 (2.79%) Google
17 10 (2.54%) Red Hat
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