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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 33 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware 158 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.06% 4.50% 3.92%
As % of the Vendors category 11.16% 9.95% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 59 62
Average daily rate
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£290 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £430 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 18
Average hourly rate £17.75 £26.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.64% +62.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £40.57 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +18.75%
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
1416 1297 1586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.33% 45.25% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 578 723
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £214 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 105 133
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 -4 56 £275 -8.33% 42
Lancashire +15 39 £300 -12.72% 8
Cheshire -6 38 £280 -31.70% 24
Cumbria -2 7 £375 +66.66% 2
Merseyside -13 6 £200 -0.37% 1
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 234 (84.78%) Windows
2 144 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 141 (51.09%) Citrix
4 137 (49.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 121 (43.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 114 (41.30%) Microsoft
8 69 (25.00%) DNS
9 68 (24.64%) MS Exchange
9 68 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 66 (23.91%) DHCP
11 63 (22.83%) ITIL
11 63 (22.83%) XenApp
12 62 (22.46%) SAN
13 57 (20.65%) HP
13 57 (20.65%) Linux
14 51 (18.48%) Cisco
15 50 (18.12%) MCSE
16 47 (17.03%) SQL
17 44 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
18 43 (15.58%) Hyper-V
19 42 (15.22%) VMware ESX
20 41 (14.86%) XenServer
21 40 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
21 40 (14.49%) LAN
22 37 (13.41%) Security Cleared
23 36 (13.04%) SCCM
23 36 (13.04%) SharePoint
24 35 (12.68%) SC Cleared
25 34 (12.32%) Windows 7

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 68 (24.64%) MS Exchange
2 40 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 28 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (6.16%) IIS
7 15 (5.43%) Lync
8 9 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.81%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.45%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.09%) SAS
13 2 (0.72%) Apache
13 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.72%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.72%) CMS
13 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (7.25%) MS Office
1 20 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.45%) Office 365
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (25.00%) DNS
2 66 (23.91%) DHCP
3 62 (22.46%) SAN
4 40 (14.49%) LAN
5 32 (11.59%) WAN
6 31 (11.23%) Firewall
7 22 (7.97%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.07%) SMS
9 10 (3.62%) Wireless
10 6 (2.17%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.17%) VLAN
10 6 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.81%) VPN
11 5 (1.81%) NAS
12 4 (1.45%) VoIP
12 4 (1.45%) WLAN
12 4 (1.45%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.45%) HTTP
13 2 (0.72%) DSL
13 2 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.62%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.45%) DB2
5 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) MSDE
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) QlikView
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Toad
1 2 (0.72%) LoadRunner
1 2 (0.72%) AdminStudio
1 2 (0.72%) Subversion
1 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.36%) Introscope
2 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
General
1 23 (8.33%) Finance
2 6 (2.17%) Retail
2 6 (2.17%) Local Government
3 4 (1.45%) Back Office
4 3 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (9.06%) Analyst
2 23 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 21 (7.61%) Support Engineer
4 20 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (7.25%) Server Engineer
5 15 (5.43%) Administrator
5 15 (5.43%) Consultant
6 14 (5.07%) Architect
7 13 (4.71%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
9 11 (3.99%) Support Consultant
10 9 (3.26%) Server Support
10 9 (3.26%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (2.54%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (2.54%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
11 7 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.54%) Desktop Support
11 7 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.26%) Web Services
2 7 (2.54%) .NET
3 6 (2.17%) Middleware
4 5 (1.81%) ODBC
5 2 (0.72%) SOAP
6 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.36%) JMS
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.36%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) J2EE
6 1 (0.36%) EJB
6 1 (0.36%) JSP
6 1 (0.36%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.52%) Clustering
2 9 (3.26%) Replication
3 4 (1.45%) Thin Client
3 4 (1.45%) NHS
3 4 (1.45%) PKI
3 4 (1.45%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.09%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.09%) Wiki
4 3 (1.09%) Firmware
4 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.72%) GIS
6 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.36%) EPoS
6 1 (0.36%) e-Health
6 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 234 (84.78%) Windows
2 137 (49.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (43.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (20.65%) Linux
5 44 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (12.32%) Windows 7
7 29 (10.51%) Windows XP
8 23 (8.33%) UNIX
9 13 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.81%) Solaris
12 3 (1.09%) AIX
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.36%) SUSE
14 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.83%) ITIL
2 25 (9.06%) Migration
3 18 (6.52%) Project Management
4 10 (3.62%) PRINCE2
4 10 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (2.90%) DevOps
6 8 (2.90%) Validation
7 6 (2.17%) Configuration Management
8 5 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (1.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (1.81%) Performance Management
8 5 (1.81%) Capacity Management
9 4 (1.45%) High Availability
9 4 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (1.45%) E-Commerce
10 3 (1.09%) CRM
10 3 (1.09%) Change Management
10 3 (1.09%) Business Continuity
10 3 (1.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.03%) SQL
2 11 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.62%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.54%) C
4 7 (2.54%) Java
5 5 (1.81%) Perl
6 4 (1.45%) Python
7 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.72%) PHP
8 2 (0.72%) Scala
9 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.36%) VBScript
9 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 68 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (18.12%) MCSE
3 37 (13.41%) Security Cleared
4 35 (12.68%) SC Cleared
5 23 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (7.25%) Degree
7 16 (5.80%) MCITP
8 15 (5.43%) MCP
9 12 (4.35%) MCSA
9 12 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (3.99%) CCNA
11 9 (3.26%) VCP5
12 6 (2.17%) MCTS
12 6 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.72%) CCA
15 1 (0.36%) CCNP
15 1 (0.36%) PMP
15 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 126 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (22.83%) XenApp
4 43 (15.58%) Hyper-V
5 42 (15.22%) VMware ESX
6 41 (14.86%) XenServer
7 30 (10.87%) vSphere
8 26 (9.42%) XenDesktop
9 20 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (2.17%) vCloud
13 5 (1.81%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
17 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 36 (13.04%) SCCM
2 26 (9.42%) SCOM
3 23 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.26%) Puppet
5 8 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
6 7 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.54%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.17%) Ansible
8 5 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.09%) WSUS
10 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.72%) OpenView
10 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.72%) SAP Afaria
11 1 (0.36%) SCSM
11 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.36%) Nagios
11 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 141 (51.09%) Citrix
2 114 (41.30%) Microsoft
3 57 (20.65%) HP
4 51 (18.48%) Cisco
5 29 (10.51%) Symantec
6 27 (9.78%) Oracle
7 25 (9.06%) Red Hat
8 24 (8.70%) Dell
9 19 (6.88%) Sophos
10 18 (6.52%) Juniper
11 17 (6.16%) Compaq
12 16 (5.80%) AppSense
13 15 (5.43%) McAfee
14 13 (4.71%) Veeam
15 11 (3.99%) CA
15 11 (3.99%) NetApp
15 11 (3.99%) EMC
15 11 (3.99%) IBM
15 11 (3.99%) Adobe
16 10 (3.62%) SAP
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