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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 36 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware 150 104 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.65% 3.64% 3.86%
As % of the Vendors category 10.09% 8.35% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 47 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £550 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 18
Average hourly rate £19.28 £28.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.14% +34.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.53 £12.35 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £36.67 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
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
1486 1246 1512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.06% 43.64% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 570 698
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 107 111
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +24.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £31.56 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Manchester +14 52 £325 +18.18% 62
Lancashire +5 40 £325 +8.33% 3
Cheshire -5 27 £325 -9.72% 26
Merseyside -18 11 - - 3
Cumbria -1 9 £375 +172.72% 4
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 238 (85.61%) Windows
2 132 (47.48%) Active Directory
3 124 (44.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (44.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 117 (42.09%) Citrix
5 116 (41.73%) Microsoft
6 112 (40.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (24.10%) SAN
8 64 (23.02%) DNS
8 64 (23.02%) Linux
9 61 (21.94%) MS Exchange
9 61 (21.94%) DHCP
10 58 (20.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 53 (19.06%) Cisco
11 53 (19.06%) SQL
12 52 (18.71%) ITIL
13 51 (18.35%) HP
13 51 (18.35%) Hyper-V
14 46 (16.55%) XenApp
15 45 (16.19%) VMware ESX
16 43 (15.47%) MCSE
17 38 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 37 (13.31%) Exchange Server 2010
18 37 (13.31%) SCCM
19 35 (12.59%) Windows 7
19 35 (12.59%) Firewall
20 34 (12.23%) Oracle
21 33 (11.87%) UNIX
21 33 (11.87%) TCP/IP
22 32 (11.51%) SharePoint

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (21.94%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (11.51%) SharePoint
4 27 (9.71%) IIS
5 24 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (5.76%) Lync
8 9 (3.24%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.88%) Apache
9 8 (2.88%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.44%) nginx
12 3 (1.08%) Jetty
12 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.08%) JBoss
12 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.08%) CMS
12 3 (1.08%) SAS
12 3 (1.08%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 20 (7.19%) MS Office
2 17 (6.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.80%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.44%) Office 365
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (24.10%) SAN
2 64 (23.02%) DNS
3 61 (21.94%) DHCP
4 35 (12.59%) Firewall
5 33 (11.87%) TCP/IP
6 30 (10.79%) WAN
6 30 (10.79%) LAN
7 14 (5.04%) NAS
8 12 (4.32%) SMS
8 12 (4.32%) HTTP
9 9 (3.24%) FTP
10 7 (2.52%) SSL
10 7 (2.52%) Wireless
11 6 (2.16%) VLAN
11 6 (2.16%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.16%) VPN
11 6 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.80%) IPsec
13 4 (1.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.44%) DB2
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) BODI
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.08%) Subversion
2 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.72%) Toad
3 2 (0.72%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.72%) Introscope
4 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
General
1 25 (8.99%) Finance
2 8 (2.88%) Retail
3 6 (2.16%) Banking
4 5 (1.80%) Local Government
4 5 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.44%) Back Office
6 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (10.07%) Analyst
2 26 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (7.55%) Administrator
5 20 (7.19%) Consultant
6 19 (6.83%) Server Engineer
7 17 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.04%) Architect
9 12 (4.32%) Support Consultant
10 11 (3.96%) Server Specialist
11 10 (3.60%) Windows Server Specialist
11 10 (3.60%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.24%) Windows Server Engineer
13 8 (2.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 8 (2.88%) Server Support
14 7 (2.52%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.52%) Desktop Support
14 7 (2.52%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
14 7 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.52%) ODBC
2 6 (2.16%) Middleware
3 5 (1.80%) .NET
4 4 (1.44%) J2EE
4 4 (1.44%) Servlets
4 4 (1.44%) Web Services
5 3 (1.08%) SOAP
6 1 (0.36%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) EJB
6 1 (0.36%) JSP
6 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.36%) JMS
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.63%) Clustering
2 14 (5.04%) Replication
3 6 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.80%) Celerra
4 5 (1.80%) Open Source
4 5 (1.80%) NHS
5 3 (1.08%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.08%) PKI
6 2 (0.72%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) User Experience
7 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.36%) Life Science
7 1 (0.36%) e-Health
7 1 (0.36%) GIS
7 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 238 (85.61%) Windows
2 124 (44.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (40.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (23.02%) Linux
5 38 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (12.59%) Windows 7
7 33 (11.87%) UNIX
8 26 (9.35%) Windows XP
9 15 (5.40%) Solaris
10 11 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.08%) HPUX
13 2 (0.72%) AIX
13 2 (0.72%) SUSE
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.71%) ITIL
2 32 (11.51%) Migration
3 16 (5.76%) Project Management
4 9 (3.24%) Configuration Management
4 9 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (2.52%) PRINCE2
7 6 (2.16%) E-Commerce
7 6 (2.16%) Problem Management
8 5 (1.80%) Validation
8 5 (1.80%) DevOps
8 5 (1.80%) Mentoring
8 5 (1.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (1.80%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (1.80%) Change Control
9 4 (1.44%) High Availability
9 4 (1.44%) Time Management
10 3 (1.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (19.06%) SQL
2 11 (3.96%) Shell Script
3 9 (3.24%) Java
4 8 (2.88%) C
5 6 (2.16%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.44%) Python
6 4 (1.44%) Perl
7 3 (1.08%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
8 1 (0.36%) VB
8 1 (0.36%) AWK
8 1 (0.36%) Jython
8 1 (0.36%) Scala
8 1 (0.36%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (20.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (15.47%) MCSE
3 29 (10.43%) Security Cleared
4 28 (10.07%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (6.47%) Degree
7 16 (5.76%) MCITP
8 15 (5.40%) MCP
8 15 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (4.32%) CCNA
10 11 (3.96%) MCSA
11 9 (3.24%) VCP5
12 8 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.16%) MCTS
14 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (1.08%) CCNP
16 2 (0.72%) CCA
16 2 (0.72%) PMP
16 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.44%) SLA
3 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (47.48%) Active Directory
2 124 (44.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (18.35%) Hyper-V
4 46 (16.55%) XenApp
5 45 (16.19%) VMware ESX
6 28 (10.07%) XenServer
7 17 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (5.76%) vSphere
9 13 (4.68%) XenDesktop
10 11 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.52%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.16%) Xen
12 6 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 5 (1.80%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (1.08%) Firmware
16 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (13.31%) SCCM
2 25 (8.99%) SCOM
3 24 (8.63%) Backup Exec
4 11 (3.96%) Puppet
5 8 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.72%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.72%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.72%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.72%) WSUS
8 2 (0.72%) OpenView
8 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.36%) Nagios
9 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.36%) Legato
9 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 117 (42.09%) Citrix
2 116 (41.73%) Microsoft
3 53 (19.06%) Cisco
4 51 (18.35%) HP
5 34 (12.23%) Oracle
6 26 (9.35%) Symantec
7 19 (6.83%) Juniper
7 19 (6.83%) EMC
8 18 (6.47%) Red Hat
9 15 (5.40%) Sophos
9 15 (5.40%) Dell
9 15 (5.40%) AppSense
10 11 (3.96%) IBM
10 11 (3.96%) McAfee
11 10 (3.60%) NetApp
11 10 (3.60%) Veeam
12 9 (3.24%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.88%) CA
14 7 (2.52%) Adobe
14 7 (2.52%) SonicWALL
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9 Per Hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-20 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £236 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £95 - £110 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: up to £23,000 + excellent bens (per annum)
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