The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North West 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 33 33 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware 138 134 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.56% 4.90% 3.44%
As % of the Vendors category 10.17% 10.50% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 64 57
Average daily rate
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£280 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £148 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 16
Average hourly rate £14.25 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £17.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £41.34 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1357 1276 1577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.82% 46.64% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 554 726
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 115
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £40.11 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 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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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 -2 51 £300 - 35
Cheshire +2 42 £280 +14.28% 17
Lancashire -1 27 £270 -16.92% 6
Merseyside -4 8 £260 +30.12% 3
Cumbria -3 3 £363 +45.00% 1
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 214 (81.99%) Windows
2 142 (54.41%) Citrix
3 135 (51.72%) Active Directory
4 130 (49.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 122 (46.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 114 (43.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 103 (39.46%) Microsoft
8 61 (23.37%) MS Exchange
9 60 (22.99%) ITIL
9 60 (22.99%) SAN
10 59 (22.61%) DNS
11 58 (22.22%) DHCP
12 56 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 56 (21.46%) XenApp
13 54 (20.69%) HP
14 48 (18.39%) Cisco
15 47 (18.01%) Hyper-V
16 45 (17.24%) VMware ESX
17 43 (16.48%) SQL
18 42 (16.09%) LAN
19 41 (15.71%) Linux
20 40 (15.33%) MCSE
20 40 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
21 39 (14.94%) Firewall
22 38 (14.56%) SCOM
23 36 (13.79%) Security Cleared
23 36 (13.79%) WAN
24 35 (13.41%) SharePoint
25 34 (13.03%) SCCM
26 33 (12.64%) SC Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 61 (23.37%) MS Exchange
2 35 (13.41%) SharePoint
3 31 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (8.05%) IIS
6 19 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.98%) Lync
8 10 (3.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.68%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.92%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.77%) SAS
12 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.38%) CMS
13 1 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.38%) Apache
13 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.38%) nginx
13 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (6.90%) MS Office
2 13 (4.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.07%) Office 365
2 6 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (22.99%) SAN
2 59 (22.61%) DNS
3 58 (22.22%) DHCP
4 42 (16.09%) LAN
5 39 (14.94%) Firewall
6 36 (13.79%) WAN
7 26 (9.96%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.21%) SMS
9 10 (3.83%) Wireless
10 9 (3.45%) VLAN
11 6 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.30%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.92%) VPN
13 4 (1.53%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.53%) NAS
13 4 (1.53%) HTTP
13 4 (1.53%) VoIP
13 4 (1.53%) WLAN
14 3 (1.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.83%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.53%) QlikView
4 4 (1.53%) Ingres
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.77%) DB2
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) MSDE
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.15%) Toad
2 2 (0.77%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (4.98%) Finance
2 11 (4.21%) Local Government
3 4 (1.53%) Back Office
3 4 (1.53%) Banking
4 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (10.73%) Analyst
2 26 (9.96%) Server Engineer
3 20 (7.66%) Support Engineer
3 20 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (6.90%) Consultant
6 13 (4.98%) Wintel Engineer
7 12 (4.60%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.21%) Architect
8 11 (4.21%) Support Consultant
8 11 (4.21%) Windows Server Engineer
9 9 (3.45%) Server Support
10 8 (3.07%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.07%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (2.68%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (2.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (2.68%) Desktop Support
11 7 (2.68%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.68%) Administrator
11 7 (2.68%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.45%) Web Services
2 8 (3.07%) .NET
3 4 (1.53%) Middleware
4 3 (1.15%) SOAP
5 1 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.38%) ODBC
5 1 (0.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.66%) Clustering
2 10 (3.83%) Replication
3 6 (2.30%) Wiki
4 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.53%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.15%) NHS
5 3 (1.15%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.77%) PKI
6 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.77%) GIS
7 1 (0.38%) e-Health
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 214 (81.99%) Windows
2 130 (49.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (43.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (15.71%) Linux
5 40 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (9.96%) Windows 7
7 25 (9.58%) UNIX
8 22 (8.43%) Windows XP
9 11 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.83%) Solaris
11 6 (2.30%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.77%) AIX
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.38%) MVS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.99%) ITIL
2 19 (7.28%) Migration
3 18 (6.90%) Project Management
4 13 (4.98%) PRINCE2
5 10 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (3.45%) Validation
6 9 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (3.07%) DevOps
8 7 (2.68%) Capacity Management
9 6 (2.30%) Change Control
9 6 (2.30%) Service Management
10 5 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (1.92%) Configuration Management
10 5 (1.92%) Server Monitoring
11 4 (1.53%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (1.53%) Supplier Management
11 4 (1.53%) Performance Management
11 4 (1.53%) High Availability
11 4 (1.53%) Change Management
11 4 (1.53%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.48%) SQL
2 24 (9.20%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.83%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.53%) C
5 3 (1.15%) Java
5 3 (1.15%) Perl
5 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.77%) Scala
6 2 (0.77%) PHP
6 2 (0.77%) Python
7 1 (0.38%) Ruby
7 1 (0.38%) REXX
7 1 (0.38%) JCL
7 1 (0.38%) VBScript
7 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 56 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (15.33%) MCSE
3 36 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 33 (12.64%) SC Cleared
5 23 (8.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (6.90%) Degree
7 16 (6.13%) MCITP
8 13 (4.98%) MCP
9 12 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (4.21%) CCNA
10 11 (4.21%) MCSA
11 9 (3.45%) VCP5
12 6 (2.30%) MCTS
12 6 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.77%) CCA
15 1 (0.38%) PMP
15 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.38%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 135 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 122 (46.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (21.46%) XenApp
4 47 (18.01%) Hyper-V
5 45 (17.24%) VMware ESX
6 33 (12.64%) XenDesktop
7 30 (11.49%) XenServer
8 29 (11.11%) vSphere
9 15 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (2.30%) VMware Server
12 6 (2.30%) vCloud
13 4 (1.53%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.15%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 38 (14.56%) SCOM
2 34 (13.03%) SCCM
3 21 (8.05%) Backup Exec
4 12 (4.60%) NetBackup
5 9 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (3.07%) Puppet
7 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.30%) Ansible
9 4 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.77%) WSUS
10 2 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.38%) OpenView
11 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.38%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 142 (54.41%) Citrix
2 103 (39.46%) Microsoft
3 54 (20.69%) HP
4 48 (18.39%) Cisco
5 32 (12.26%) Symantec
6 25 (9.58%) Oracle
7 24 (9.20%) Dell
8 23 (8.81%) Red Hat
9 21 (8.05%) EMC
10 18 (6.90%) Sophos
11 17 (6.51%) Juniper
11 17 (6.51%) NetApp
12 16 (6.13%) Compaq
12 16 (6.13%) McAfee
13 12 (4.60%) Veeam
14 11 (4.21%) AppSense
14 11 (4.21%) IBM
14 11 (4.21%) CA
14 11 (4.21%) Adobe
15 10 (3.83%) SAP
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