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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 42 41 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +28
Contract jobs citing VMware 151 131 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.97% 4.16% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 9.65% 9.07% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 61 30
Average daily rate £411 £375 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% +34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +12.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.10 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £39.32 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.88% +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
1564 1445 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.15% 45.90% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 734 567
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.03 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire +18 55 £375 -7.97% 14
Manchester -29 39 £325 -13.33% 40
Lancashire +7 38 £432 +15.20% 2
Merseyside -5 8 £438 +16.66% 8
Cumbria -8 4 £350 -30.00% 2
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 211 (66.56%) Windows
2 164 (51.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (39.75%) Active Directory
4 112 (35.33%) Microsoft
5 102 (32.18%) Citrix
6 96 (30.28%) Windows Server
7 93 (29.34%) Linux
8 79 (24.92%) Migration
9 77 (24.29%) Cisco
10 70 (22.08%) DNS
11 66 (20.82%) Data Centre
12 65 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 61 (19.24%) HP
14 57 (17.98%) DHCP
14 57 (17.98%) Hyper-V
15 52 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 51 (16.09%) MS Exchange
16 51 (16.09%) ITIL
17 45 (14.20%) WAN
18 44 (13.88%) Solaris
19 43 (13.56%) SQL
19 43 (13.56%) Oracle
20 40 (12.62%) SAN
21 39 (12.30%) Firewall
22 38 (11.99%) Security Cleared
23 37 (11.67%) vSphere
24 36 (11.36%) Unix
25 35 (11.04%) LAN
25 35 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
25 35 (11.04%) SCCM

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.99%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.05%) IIS
4 16 (5.05%) Tuxedo
5 15 (4.73%) Lync
5 15 (4.73%) WebSphere
6 13 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.47%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.84%) Apache
9 8 (2.52%) Jetty
9 8 (2.52%) nginx
10 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.95%) Sonic ESB
12 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (7.57%) MS Office
2 22 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (6.62%) Office 365
3 18 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.47%) Google App Engine
4 11 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.21%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.26%) PaaS
7 3 (0.95%) IaaS
7 3 (0.95%) SaaS
8 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.32%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.08%) DNS
2 57 (17.98%) DHCP
3 45 (14.20%) WAN
4 40 (12.62%) SAN
5 39 (12.30%) Firewall
6 35 (11.04%) LAN
7 29 (9.15%) TCP/IP
8 18 (5.68%) HTTP
8 18 (5.68%) VoIP
9 16 (5.05%) IPsec
10 15 (4.73%) FTP
11 14 (4.42%) VLAN
12 11 (3.47%) VPN
13 10 (3.15%) NAS
13 10 (3.15%) SMS
14 9 (2.84%) SSL
15 8 (2.52%) Wireless
16 7 (2.21%) MPLS
16 7 (2.21%) NetScaler
17 6 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.26%) Big Data
5 3 (0.95%) DB2
5 3 (0.95%) MySQL
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.32%) DataStage
7 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (4.73%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.89%) Maven
2 6 (1.89%) MSI
3 5 (1.58%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.26%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.95%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.95%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.63%) Ant
6 2 (0.63%) Gradle
6 2 (0.63%) Hudson
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.32%) JIRA
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (9.15%) Finance
2 9 (2.84%) Banking
2 9 (2.84%) Local Government
3 7 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.63%) Back Office
4 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.63%) Military
4 2 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Advertising
5 1 (0.32%) Electronics
5 1 (0.32%) Front Office
5 1 (0.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (23.34%) Architect
2 32 (10.09%) Infrastructure Architect
2 32 (10.09%) Support Engineer
3 28 (8.83%) Analyst
4 27 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (7.26%) Consultant
6 20 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (3.79%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (3.47%) Network Architect
10 10 (3.15%) IT Engineer
10 10 (3.15%) Lead Architect
10 10 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.15%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.84%) IT Support
11 9 (2.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.84%) Server Engineer
11 9 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (2.84%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.62%) Middleware
2 12 (3.79%) J2EE
3 11 (3.47%) Servlets
4 8 (2.52%) .NET
5 6 (1.89%) Web Services
6 3 (0.95%) DOM
6 3 (0.95%) J2SE
6 3 (0.95%) JMS
6 3 (0.95%) SAX
6 3 (0.95%) SOAP
6 3 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.95%) XML
6 3 (0.95%) XML Schema
6 3 (0.95%) XSLT
7 2 (0.63%) REST
8 1 (0.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (20.82%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.26%) Clustering
3 19 (5.99%) Private Cloud
4 15 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.47%) VCE vBlock
6 9 (2.84%) FlexPod
7 8 (2.52%) NHS
8 7 (2.21%) Replication
9 5 (1.58%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.58%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.58%) Life Science
9 5 (1.58%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.26%) iSeries
10 4 (1.26%) PKI
10 4 (1.26%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.95%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.95%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 211 (66.56%) Windows
2 96 (30.28%) Windows Server
3 93 (29.34%) Linux
4 65 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (13.88%) Solaris
7 36 (11.36%) Unix
8 35 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (7.89%) AIX
11 22 (6.94%) Windows 7
12 21 (6.62%) HPUX
13 16 (5.05%) Windows XP
14 9 (2.84%) Windows 8
15 7 (2.21%) VME
16 4 (1.26%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 1 (0.32%) CentOS
18 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.92%) Migration
2 51 (16.09%) ITIL
3 31 (9.78%) Configuration Management
4 28 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (8.83%) DevOps
5 19 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (5.36%) SOA
7 14 (4.42%) Re-Platforming
8 13 (4.10%) Project Management
9 12 (3.79%) Defect Management
9 12 (3.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.47%) High Availability
10 11 (3.47%) Network Design
10 11 (3.47%) Open Source
10 11 (3.47%) TOGAF
11 10 (3.15%) Load Balancing
12 9 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (2.52%) Application Packaging
13 8 (2.52%) Time Management
13 8 (2.52%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.56%) SQL
2 31 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 28 (8.83%) Java
4 14 (4.42%) COBOL
5 5 (1.58%) Python
6 4 (1.26%) Lisp
7 3 (0.95%) C
7 3 (0.95%) C#
7 3 (0.95%) C++
7 3 (0.95%) Perl
7 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.95%) XPath
8 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.63%) PHP
8 2 (0.63%) VBScript
9 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.32%) Korn
9 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (10.09%) SC Cleared
4 22 (6.94%) MCSE
5 20 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (5.68%) MCITP
7 17 (5.36%) CCNA
8 14 (4.42%) MCSA
9 13 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (2.21%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.89%) ISEB
12 5 (1.58%) CCNP
12 5 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.26%) CCEE
13 4 (1.26%) MCP
14 3 (0.95%) CISSP
14 3 (0.95%) RHCA
14 3 (0.95%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.26%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 164 (51.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (39.75%) Active Directory
3 57 (17.98%) Hyper-V
4 37 (11.67%) vSphere
5 33 (10.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 32 (10.09%) XenApp
7 28 (8.83%) XenDesktop
8 22 (6.94%) XenServer
9 14 (4.42%) Xen
10 12 (3.79%) VMware ESX
11 10 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.26%) Brightmail
12 4 (1.26%) KVM
12 4 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.26%) Veritas File System
12 4 (1.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.95%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (11.04%) SCCM
2 23 (7.26%) Puppet
3 14 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (2.84%) SCOM
5 8 (2.52%) WSUS
6 6 (1.89%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.26%) EMC VPLEX
7 4 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.95%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.95%) vMotion
9 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.63%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.63%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 112 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 102 (32.18%) Citrix
3 77 (24.29%) Cisco
4 61 (19.24%) HP
5 43 (13.56%) Oracle
6 30 (9.46%) IBM
6 30 (9.46%) Red Hat
7 24 (7.57%) Dell
8 23 (7.26%) EMC
9 20 (6.31%) AppSense
9 20 (6.31%) NetApp
10 15 (4.73%) Sun
11 13 (4.10%) 3PAR
12 11 (3.47%) Google
13 10 (3.15%) Veritas
14 9 (2.84%) Symantec
14 9 (2.84%) ThinPrint
15 8 (2.52%) Juniper
16 7 (2.21%) Compaq
16 7 (2.21%) McAfee
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £14 - 18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 16 days ago