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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 43 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware 126 103 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.90% 3.64% 3.81%
As % of the Vendors category 8.31% 8.23% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 35
Average daily rate
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£375 £279 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.52% -10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £152 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £44.90 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.32%
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
1516 1251 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.92% 44.17% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 619 652
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £487 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 98 112
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.52% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.07 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +10 67 £361 +20.41% 38
Cheshire +12 29 £400 +46.11% 23
Merseyside -15 14 £375 +76.47% 6
Lancashire -21 9 £325 +8.33% 5
Cumbria - 4 £438 -
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 241 (86.07%) Windows
2 132 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (43.57%) Active Directory
4 112 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 107 (38.21%) Citrix
6 99 (35.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (31.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (25.36%) Linux
9 62 (22.14%) MS Exchange
10 61 (21.79%) SAN
11 53 (18.93%) DNS
12 52 (18.57%) HP
12 52 (18.57%) SQL
13 51 (18.21%) DHCP
13 51 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (17.86%) Cisco
15 46 (16.43%) ITIL
16 45 (16.07%) Oracle
17 42 (15.00%) Migration
18 41 (14.64%) Hyper-V
19 40 (14.29%) SQL Server
19 40 (14.29%) UNIX
19 40 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
20 38 (13.57%) LAN
20 38 (13.57%) SCCM
21 37 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
22 36 (12.86%) XenApp
22 36 (12.86%) Finance
22 36 (12.86%) Firewall
23 35 (12.50%) WAN

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 62 (22.14%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (12.14%) IIS
4 25 (8.93%) SharePoint
5 20 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.93%) Lync
8 10 (3.57%) Apache
9 9 (3.21%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.86%) Tomcat
11 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.79%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.79%) nginx
13 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.43%) Jetty
13 4 (1.43%) Documentum
14 3 (1.07%) CMS
14 3 (1.07%) iPlanet
14 3 (1.07%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (2.14%) Google App Engine
1 6 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.07%) Office 365
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (21.79%) SAN
2 53 (18.93%) DNS
3 51 (18.21%) DHCP
4 38 (13.57%) LAN
5 36 (12.86%) Firewall
6 35 (12.50%) WAN
7 26 (9.29%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.43%) NAS
9 17 (6.07%) SSL
10 15 (5.36%) HTTP
11 12 (4.29%) FTP
12 10 (3.57%) VLAN
13 9 (3.21%) iSCSI
13 9 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (2.86%) SMS
15 7 (2.50%) Wireless
15 7 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (2.14%) IPsec
17 4 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.93%) MySQL
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.43%) BODI
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.43%) DB2
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.36%) MS Access
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.36%) SQLite
8 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.43%) Subversion
4 3 (1.07%) Toad
4 3 (1.07%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.71%) Introscope
6 1 (0.36%) MSI
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) NUnit
6 1 (0.36%) FxCop
6 1 (0.36%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.36%) Moq
General
1 36 (12.86%) Finance
2 9 (3.21%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.21%) Retail
3 8 (2.86%) Banking
4 7 (2.50%) Legal
5 5 (1.79%) Local Government
6 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (11.43%) Analyst
3 27 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (8.57%) Server Engineer
5 22 (7.86%) Administrator
5 22 (7.86%) Architect
6 19 (6.79%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.36%) Consultant
7 15 (5.36%) Support Analyst
8 13 (4.64%) Server Specialist
9 12 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (3.57%) Windows Server Specialist
10 10 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (2.50%) Technical Support
13 7 (2.50%) Server Support
13 7 (2.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) ODBC
1 8 (2.86%) Web Services
1 8 (2.86%) Middleware
2 6 (2.14%) .NET
3 5 (1.79%) J2EE
3 5 (1.79%) Servlets
4 4 (1.43%) SOAP
4 4 (1.43%) XML
5 2 (0.71%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.36%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.36%) JMS
6 1 (0.36%) EJB
6 1 (0.36%) JSP
6 1 (0.36%) WCF
6 1 (0.36%) LINQ
6 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.36%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.36%) Clustering
2 16 (5.71%) Replication
3 10 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.86%) PKI
5 7 (2.50%) Celerra
6 6 (2.14%) Open Source
6 6 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.14%) CESG
7 5 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.43%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.07%) NHS
10 2 (0.71%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.71%) User Experience
10 2 (0.71%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.71%) AS400
11 1 (0.36%) EPoS
11 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 241 (86.07%) Windows
2 99 (35.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (31.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (25.36%) Linux
5 51 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (14.29%) UNIX
7 34 (12.14%) Windows 7
8 21 (7.50%) Solaris
8 21 (7.50%) Windows XP
9 16 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.57%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.86%) HPUX
12 6 (2.14%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.14%) Windows Phone
12 6 (2.14%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (2.14%) Android
13 4 (1.43%) AIX
14 2 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.71%) SUSE
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.43%) ITIL
2 42 (15.00%) Migration
3 17 (6.07%) Configuration Management
4 15 (5.36%) Project Management
5 11 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (3.57%) DevOps
7 8 (2.86%) Change Control
7 8 (2.86%) Problem Management
7 8 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 7 (2.50%) E-Commerce
8 7 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (2.50%) High Availability
8 7 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (2.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (2.14%) Time Management
9 6 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (1.79%) Service Delivery
10 5 (1.79%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.57%) SQL
2 10 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.57%) Java
3 6 (2.14%) C
4 5 (1.79%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.79%) Perl
5 4 (1.43%) Python
6 3 (1.07%) PHP
7 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.36%) AWK
8 1 (0.36%) Jython
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
8 1 (0.36%) VB
8 1 (0.36%) C#
8 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.36%) sed
Qualifications
1 40 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (10.36%) MCSE
3 24 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 23 (8.21%) SC Cleared
5 17 (6.07%) MCP
6 16 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (4.64%) CCNA
8 12 (4.29%) MCSA
9 11 (3.93%) MCITP
9 11 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.86%) CCA
12 6 (2.14%) CCIA
12 6 (2.14%) MCTS
12 6 (2.14%) CCEA
12 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.79%) Degree
14 3 (1.07%) CCNP
14 3 (1.07%) PMP
14 3 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.43%) SLA
2 4 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
System Software
1 132 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (43.57%) Active Directory
3 41 (14.64%) Hyper-V
4 36 (12.86%) XenApp
5 32 (11.43%) VMware ESX
6 26 (9.29%) XenServer
7 17 (6.07%) vSphere
7 17 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (6.07%) XenDesktop
8 15 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (3.57%) Terminal Services
11 9 (3.21%) Firmware
12 8 (2.86%) Xen
13 7 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 6 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.36%) NFS
15 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (13.57%) SCCM
2 21 (7.50%) SCOM
3 13 (4.64%) Puppet
4 10 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.43%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.71%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.71%) Salt
7 2 (0.71%) Ansible
7 2 (0.71%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.71%) WSUS
7 2 (0.71%) OpenView
7 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.36%) Nagios
8 1 (0.36%) Legato
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 112 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 107 (38.21%) Citrix
3 52 (18.57%) HP
4 50 (17.86%) Cisco
5 45 (16.07%) Oracle
6 23 (8.21%) EMC
7 20 (7.14%) NetApp
8 18 (6.43%) Red Hat
9 15 (5.36%) IBM
10 14 (5.00%) Dell
11 12 (4.29%) F5
11 12 (4.29%) AppSense
12 10 (3.57%) Juniper
12 10 (3.57%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.86%) Symantec
14 7 (2.50%) Sun
14 7 (2.50%) Veeam
15 6 (2.14%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.14%) Google
15 6 (2.14%) Sophos
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