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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 35 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware 166 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.83% 2.90% 3.58%
As % of the Vendors category 10.47% 6.65% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 28 35
Average daily rate
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£368 £288 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.82% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £372 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 23
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £15.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £46.25 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £21.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%
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
1585 1203 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.10% 43.59% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 556 495
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 82 102
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +18 72 £375 +20.00% 46
Lancashire +7 31 £325 +8.33% 9
Cheshire +3 31 £408 +56.73% 18
Merseyside -2 16 £350 -6.04% 10
Cumbria - 9 £500 - 3
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 224 (77.78%) Windows
2 169 (58.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (41.67%) Citrix
4 113 (39.24%) Microsoft
5 111 (38.54%) Active Directory
6 75 (26.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (25.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (24.31%) Migration
9 69 (23.96%) Linux
10 68 (23.61%) SAN
11 61 (21.18%) Cisco
11 61 (21.18%) Hyper-V
12 53 (18.40%) SQL Server
13 52 (18.06%) Oracle
13 52 (18.06%) MS Exchange
14 51 (17.71%) Finance
15 50 (17.36%) Security Cleared
15 50 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (16.32%) UNIX
17 45 (15.63%) SC Cleared
18 44 (15.28%) IIS
19 41 (14.24%) WAN
20 40 (13.89%) Firewall
20 40 (13.89%) VMware ESX
21 39 (13.54%) DHCP
22 37 (12.85%) DNS
22 37 (12.85%) EMC
22 37 (12.85%) SQL
23 36 (12.50%) HP
24 33 (11.46%) Clustering

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 52 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 44 (15.28%) IIS
3 25 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.47%) Apache
6 10 (3.47%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.13%) IBM Notes
8 8 (2.78%) Lync
9 7 (2.43%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.74%) nginx
11 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.74%) Jetty
12 4 (1.39%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.39%) Documentum
13 3 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.78%) Office 365
3 6 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.08%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.69%) PaaS
5 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (23.61%) SAN
2 41 (14.24%) WAN
3 40 (13.89%) Firewall
4 39 (13.54%) DHCP
5 37 (12.85%) DNS
6 31 (10.76%) LAN
7 28 (9.72%) TCP/IP
8 25 (8.68%) NAS
9 20 (6.94%) Fibre Channel
10 18 (6.25%) iSCSI
11 16 (5.56%) SSL
11 16 (5.56%) HTTP
12 14 (4.86%) VLAN
13 13 (4.51%) FTP
14 11 (3.82%) BGP
14 11 (3.82%) Wireless
15 10 (3.47%) EIGRP
15 10 (3.47%) Internet
15 10 (3.47%) MPLS
15 10 (3.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.86%) MySQL
4 6 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.39%) BODI
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.04%) SQLite
6 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.35%) DB2
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.04%) FxCop
3 3 (1.04%) StyleCop
3 3 (1.04%) Moq
3 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.04%) Toad
3 3 (1.04%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.04%) NUnit
3 3 (1.04%) Subversion
4 1 (0.35%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) Introscope
General
1 51 (17.71%) Finance
2 11 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.43%) Legal
3 7 (2.43%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.43%) Banking
4 6 (2.08%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Local Government
6 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.69%) Law
6 2 (0.69%) Electronics
6 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (15.28%) Architect
3 31 (10.76%) Analyst
4 24 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (6.94%) Consultant
5 20 (6.94%) Administrator
6 19 (6.60%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 16 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 15 (5.21%) Project Manager
9 15 (5.21%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (4.86%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.82%) Programme Manager
13 10 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.13%) Windows Administrator
14 9 (3.13%) Server Specialist
14 9 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 8 (2.78%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.82%) Middleware
2 10 (3.47%) Web Services
3 8 (2.78%) XML
4 6 (2.08%) XML Messaging
5 5 (1.74%) .NET
5 5 (1.74%) J2EE
6 4 (1.39%) Servlets
6 4 (1.39%) SOAP
6 4 (1.39%) ODBC
7 3 (1.04%) WCF
7 3 (1.04%) LINQ
7 3 (1.04%) Ninject
8 2 (0.69%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.69%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.35%) HTML
9 1 (0.35%) JSF
9 1 (0.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.46%) Clustering
2 22 (7.64%) Replication
3 15 (5.21%) Celerra
4 10 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.43%) Open Source
5 7 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.08%) FlexPod
6 6 (2.08%) CESG
6 6 (2.08%) PKI
7 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.39%) Life Science
9 3 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.04%) NHS
10 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.69%) DTV
10 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.69%) AS400
11 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 224 (77.78%) Windows
2 75 (26.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (25.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (23.96%) Linux
5 50 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (16.32%) UNIX
7 28 (9.72%) Solaris
8 24 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 13 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.82%) VMS
11 8 (2.78%) HPUX
11 8 (2.78%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.08%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (2.08%) Windows Phone
12 6 (2.08%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.08%) Android
13 5 (1.74%) AIX
13 5 (1.74%) CentOS
14 1 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.31%) Migration
2 31 (10.76%) ITIL
3 26 (9.03%) Configuration Management
4 21 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (6.25%) Change Control
6 16 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (4.51%) DevOps
8 12 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (3.82%) Programme Management
9 11 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.82%) Business Continuity
10 10 (3.47%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.13%) Matrix Management
11 9 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (2.78%) Project Management
12 8 (2.78%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.43%) Service Management
13 7 (2.43%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.43%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.85%) SQL
2 19 (6.60%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.78%) Java
4 5 (1.74%) Perl
5 4 (1.39%) Python
6 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.04%) VBScript
6 3 (1.04%) PHP
6 3 (1.04%) C
6 3 (1.04%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) AWK
8 1 (0.35%) Jython
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) sed
8 1 (0.35%) COBOL
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 45 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.94%) VCP4
4 17 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (5.21%) MCSE
5 15 (5.21%) CCNA
6 12 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (3.13%) CCEA
8 9 (3.13%) CCA
9 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.08%) CCIA
9 6 (2.08%) Degree
10 5 (1.74%) MCP
11 3 (1.04%) MCSD
11 3 (1.04%) PMP
11 3 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.04%) CCNP
12 2 (0.69%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 169 (58.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (38.54%) Active Directory
3 61 (21.18%) Hyper-V
4 40 (13.89%) VMware ESX
5 31 (10.76%) XenApp
6 25 (8.68%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (8.33%) vSphere
8 19 (6.60%) Terminal Services
9 18 (6.25%) XenDesktop
10 15 (5.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 15 (5.21%) Xen
11 14 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (4.51%) XenServer
13 8 (2.78%) Firmware
14 6 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (1.39%) NFS
17 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.35%) Samba
17 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (11.11%) SCCM
2 16 (5.56%) Puppet
3 10 (3.47%) SCOM
4 8 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.74%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.74%) Ansible
7 4 (1.39%) Salt
7 4 (1.39%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.04%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.69%) WSUS
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.69%) MOM
9 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.35%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.35%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.35%) Nagios
10 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 120 (41.67%) Citrix
2 113 (39.24%) Microsoft
3 61 (21.18%) Cisco
4 52 (18.06%) Oracle
5 37 (12.85%) EMC
6 36 (12.50%) HP
7 29 (10.07%) CheckPoint
8 26 (9.03%) NetApp
9 14 (4.86%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.82%) F5
10 11 (3.82%) SolarWinds
11 10 (3.47%) IBM
12 9 (3.13%) Nortel
12 9 (3.13%) SAP
12 9 (3.13%) Dell
12 9 (3.13%) Lotus
13 7 (2.43%) AppSense
14 6 (2.08%) McAfee
14 6 (2.08%) Avaya
14 6 (2.08%) Google
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