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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 24 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 232 123 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.24% 4.01% 4.43%
As % of the Vendors category 13.74% 9.65% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 71 49
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £211 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 18
Average hourly rate £19.82 £18.50 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.10% -24.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.25 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
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
1688 1275 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.43% 41.60% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 644 484
Average daily rate £368 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 89 95
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -13.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 +23 116 £310 +3.33% 51
Cheshire -5 47 £375 +36.36% 24
Lancashire +7 26 £300 +13.20% 2
Merseyside +1 26 £240 -30.93% 9
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 247 (64.32%) Windows
2 223 (58.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 199 (51.82%) Citrix
4 158 (41.15%) Microsoft
5 153 (39.84%) Active Directory
6 106 (27.60%) Migration
7 84 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (21.61%) Hyper-V
9 82 (21.35%) SCCM
10 80 (20.83%) Cisco
11 79 (20.57%) ITIL
12 78 (20.31%) Data Centre
13 74 (19.27%) SAN
14 70 (18.23%) Linux
15 69 (17.97%) DNS
16 65 (16.93%) MS Exchange
17 63 (16.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 63 (16.41%) Firewall
18 57 (14.84%) SQL
19 55 (14.32%) XenApp
20 54 (14.06%) WAN
21 52 (13.54%) DHCP
22 50 (13.02%) Security Cleared
23 48 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
24 47 (12.24%) Oracle
25 45 (11.72%) Finance
25 45 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
26 44 (11.46%) SQL Server
27 43 (11.20%) VMware ESX
27 43 (11.20%) Windows 7

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 65 (16.93%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.59%) IIS
2 33 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.29%) IBM Notes
4 25 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (5.47%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.91%) WebSphere
7 12 (3.13%) Apache
8 11 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.86%) OpenStack
8 11 (2.86%) Lync
9 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.82%) nginx
10 7 (1.82%) Jetty
11 5 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.30%) JBoss
12 4 (1.04%) TPMS
12 4 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.03%) Office 365
2 17 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.82%) Google App Engine
4 7 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.04%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.04%) PaaS
6 3 (0.78%) SaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (19.27%) SAN
2 69 (17.97%) DNS
3 63 (16.41%) Firewall
4 54 (14.06%) WAN
5 52 (13.54%) DHCP
6 34 (8.85%) LAN
7 30 (7.81%) SSL
8 27 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (6.25%) NAS
10 19 (4.95%) TCP/IP
11 16 (4.17%) Wireless
12 15 (3.91%) HTTP
12 15 (3.91%) Network Security
13 14 (3.65%) VLAN
14 13 (3.39%) FTP
15 12 (3.13%) OSPF
15 12 (3.13%) BGP
15 12 (3.13%) EIGRP
15 12 (3.13%) iSCSI
15 12 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.07%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.56%) MySQL
4 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) SQLite
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.08%) MSI
3 2 (0.52%) JMeter
3 2 (0.52%) JUnit
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.26%) NUnit
4 1 (0.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) FxCop
4 1 (0.26%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.26%) Moq
4 1 (0.26%) Hudson
4 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
General
1 45 (11.72%) Finance
2 12 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 12 (3.13%) Retail
2 12 (3.13%) Local Government
3 7 (1.82%) Law
4 6 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.30%) Marketing
6 4 (1.04%) Banking
6 4 (1.04%) Electronics
6 4 (1.04%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (15.63%) Architect
2 49 (12.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 40 (10.42%) Analyst
5 39 (10.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 31 (8.07%) Project Manager
7 26 (6.77%) Administrator
7 26 (6.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 24 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (5.99%) Consultant
10 22 (5.73%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (5.21%) Support Analyst
12 19 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.65%) Project Engineer
13 14 (3.65%) Technical Architect
14 12 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
15 11 (2.86%) Server Engineer
15 11 (2.86%) Security Analyst
16 10 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.47%) Middleware
2 9 (2.34%) .NET
3 8 (2.08%) J2EE
3 8 (2.08%) Servlets
4 4 (1.04%) Web Services
5 3 (0.78%) XML
5 3 (0.78%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.52%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.52%) ODBC
6 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.26%) JMS
7 1 (0.26%) WSDL
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.26%) WCF
7 1 (0.26%) LINQ
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.26%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.26%) Ninject
7 1 (0.26%) XSD
7 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.73%) Clustering
3 17 (4.43%) Replication
4 14 (3.65%) PKI
5 13 (3.39%) Fat Client
5 13 (3.39%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.08%) Celerra
6 8 (2.08%) EMC VNX
6 8 (2.08%) FlexPod
7 7 (1.82%) Life Science
8 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.04%) DTV
9 4 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.78%) NHS
10 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.26%) EMC VMAX
12 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 247 (64.32%) Windows
2 84 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (18.23%) Linux
4 63 (16.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (11.20%) Windows 7
7 30 (7.81%) UNIX
8 18 (4.69%) Windows XP
9 17 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.17%) Solaris
11 14 (3.65%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.08%) VMS
12 8 (2.08%) CentOS
13 6 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (1.30%) AIX
15 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.04%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.52%) HPUX
18 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (27.60%) Migration
2 79 (20.57%) ITIL
3 31 (8.07%) Capacity Planning
4 28 (7.29%) Configuration Management
4 28 (7.29%) Project Management
5 24 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (5.73%) Service Delivery
6 22 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (4.95%) PRINCE2
8 17 (4.43%) Service Management
8 17 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (3.91%) Data Protection
9 15 (3.91%) Open Source
9 15 (3.91%) Security Patching
10 14 (3.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 14 (3.65%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (3.65%) SIEM
11 13 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 13 (3.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.84%) SQL
2 38 (9.90%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.39%) Bash Shell
3 13 (3.39%) Python
4 11 (2.86%) Java
5 10 (2.60%) VBScript
6 4 (1.04%) Perl
7 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.78%) Ruby
8 2 (0.52%) Groovy
8 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.52%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) C
9 1 (0.26%) C#
9 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 34 (8.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (7.29%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (6.25%) MCSE
7 24 (6.25%) CCNA
8 22 (5.73%) MCP
9 19 (4.95%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (3.65%) CISSP
10 14 (3.65%) MCITP
11 13 (3.39%) MCSA
12 12 (3.13%) CISM
12 12 (3.13%) CISMP
13 11 (2.86%) CCA
13 11 (2.86%) CCENT
14 10 (2.60%) Degree
15 8 (2.08%) CCNP
16 5 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.39%) QA
3 10 (2.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) BS25999
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 223 (58.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 153 (39.84%) Active Directory
3 83 (21.61%) Hyper-V
4 55 (14.32%) XenApp
5 43 (11.20%) VMware ESX
6 36 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 32 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (7.29%) vSphere
9 27 (7.03%) XenDesktop
10 26 (6.77%) Xen
11 22 (5.73%) XenServer
12 18 (4.69%) Terminal Services
13 8 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 8 (2.08%) QEMU
13 8 (2.08%) KVM
14 4 (1.04%) NFS
14 4 (1.04%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 82 (21.35%) SCCM
2 18 (4.69%) SCOM
3 17 (4.43%) Puppet
4 14 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.34%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.30%) OpenView
7 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.30%) Ansible
8 4 (1.04%) Salt
8 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.04%) WSUS
8 4 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.78%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.78%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.78%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.52%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 199 (51.82%) Citrix
2 158 (41.15%) Microsoft
3 80 (20.83%) Cisco
4 47 (12.24%) Oracle
5 42 (10.94%) HP
6 40 (10.42%) EMC
7 37 (9.64%) CheckPoint
8 32 (8.33%) NetApp
9 28 (7.29%) Lotus
10 24 (6.25%) SAP
11 21 (5.47%) McAfee
12 19 (4.95%) Symantec
13 15 (3.91%) Clearswift
14 14 (3.65%) IBM
14 14 (3.65%) Kaspersky
14 14 (3.65%) Veeam
15 12 (3.13%) SolarWinds
16 10 (2.60%) Sophos
16 10 (2.60%) Red Hat
17 9 (2.34%) Dell
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