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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 25 August 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 42 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware 146 223 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.18% 5.31% 5.09%
As % of the Vendors category 9.20% 12.33% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 132 103
Median daily rate £363 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 23
Median hourly rate £20.73 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.75% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.15 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+18.23% +5.40%
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
1587 1808 1431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.38% 43.06% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1025 748
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 101 100
Median hourly rate £20.73 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.93% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VMware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 91 £359 +15.72% 48
Lancashire +7 21 £263 -14.39% 1
Cheshire -6 14 £375 +7.14% 14
Merseyside -4 13 £425 +54.54% 12
Cumbria - 3 £313 - 1
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VMware.

1 217 (66.16%) Windows
2 165 (50.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (47.26%) Active Directory
4 145 (44.21%) Windows Server
5 115 (35.06%) Microsoft
6 96 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (26.52%) Citrix
8 80 (24.39%) Linux
9 71 (21.65%) SQL Server
10 70 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 65 (19.82%) HP
11 65 (19.82%) Cisco
12 59 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 59 (17.99%) MS Exchange
13 58 (17.68%) Migration
14 57 (17.38%) Firewall
14 57 (17.38%) Oracle
15 53 (16.16%) DNS
16 50 (15.24%) ITIL
17 49 (14.94%) SQL
17 49 (14.94%) SCCM
18 48 (14.63%) PowerShell
19 46 (14.02%) Unix
19 46 (14.02%) SAN
20 44 (13.41%) Security Cleared
20 44 (13.41%) vSphere
21 43 (13.11%) SCOM
22 40 (12.20%) DHCP
22 40 (12.20%) Data Centre
23 38 (11.59%) Skype for Business

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (17.99%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.59%) Skype for Business
3 37 (11.28%) SharePoint
4 27 (8.23%) IIS
5 22 (6.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (5.49%) WebSphere
7 16 (4.88%) Apache
8 14 (4.27%) Tomcat
9 13 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (3.05%) JBoss
11 8 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (2.13%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.52%) SAS
14 4 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.91%) nginx
16 2 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 32 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 28 (8.54%) MS Office
3 7 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.83%) MS Project
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.91%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.27%) Office 365
3 10 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.52%) SaaS
6 4 (1.22%) GitHub
6 4 (1.22%) Google App Engine
6 4 (1.22%) IaaS
6 4 (1.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.61%) Engine Yard
8 2 (0.61%) Heroku
8 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.61%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (17.38%) Firewall
2 53 (16.16%) DNS
3 46 (14.02%) SAN
4 40 (12.20%) DHCP
5 37 (11.28%) LAN
6 33 (10.06%) WAN
7 29 (8.84%) Skype
7 29 (8.84%) TCP/IP
8 19 (5.79%) HTTP
8 19 (5.79%) VLAN
9 16 (4.88%) Internet
10 15 (4.57%) NetScaler
11 14 (4.27%) FTP
12 12 (3.66%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.66%) NAS
13 11 (3.35%) VPN
14 10 (3.05%) VoIP
15 8 (2.44%) SMTP
16 7 (2.13%) MPLS
16 7 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.44%) MySQL
2 8 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.83%) DB2
4 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.91%) QlikView
8 2 (0.61%) MS Access
8 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.30%) DataStage
9 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (5.79%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.35%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.13%) ClearCase
4 6 (1.83%) JIRA
5 4 (1.22%) ClearQuest
5 4 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.22%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.22%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.91%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.91%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.91%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.61%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.61%) CMake
7 2 (0.61%) Gradle
7 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.61%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.61%) WiX
General
1 36 (10.98%) Finance
2 16 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.74%) Banking
4 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.22%) Military
5 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.91%) Local Government
7 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (11.59%) Architect
2 36 (10.98%) Analyst
3 31 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (5.79%) Designer
5 18 (5.49%) Citrix Specialist
5 18 (5.49%) Support Engineer
6 16 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (4.27%) Technical Analyst
8 13 (3.96%) Consultant
8 13 (3.96%) Server Engineer
8 13 (3.96%) Test Analyst
9 12 (3.66%) Administrator
9 12 (3.66%) IT Engineer
9 12 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.35%) Infrastructure Support
10 11 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.35%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.49%) SOAP
2 14 (4.27%) Web Services
3 8 (2.44%) .NET
3 8 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (1.83%) REST
5 5 (1.52%) XSD
6 3 (0.91%) J2EE
6 3 (0.91%) Middleware
6 3 (0.91%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.61%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.61%) MCollective
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.61%) Servlets
8 1 (0.30%) LAMP
8 1 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.30%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.01%) Fat Client
2 23 (7.01%) Thin Client
3 22 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.79%) Clustering
5 9 (2.74%) Life Science
6 7 (2.13%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.83%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.83%) PKI
8 5 (1.52%) NHS
8 5 (1.52%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.22%) BYOD
9 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.22%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.22%) Replication
10 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.91%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 217 (66.16%) Windows
2 145 (44.21%) Windows Server
3 96 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (24.39%) Linux
5 70 (21.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (14.02%) Unix
8 31 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (9.15%) Solaris
10 26 (7.93%) Windows 10
11 22 (6.71%) Windows 7
12 19 (5.79%) AIX
13 14 (4.27%) CentOS
14 10 (3.05%) HPUX
15 7 (2.13%) Ubuntu
15 7 (2.13%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.83%) Windows 8
17 4 (1.22%) SUSE
18 3 (0.91%) Debian
19 2 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.68%) Migration
2 50 (15.24%) ITIL
3 27 (8.23%) Configuration Management
4 25 (7.62%) Application Packaging
5 22 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.71%) DevOps
6 21 (6.40%) Test Automation
6 21 (6.40%) Virtual Environments
7 20 (6.10%) Software Engineering
8 16 (4.88%) Data Migration
9 14 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (4.27%) Load Balancing
10 13 (3.96%) Project Management
10 13 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.96%) Technical Analysis
11 12 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (3.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 11 (3.35%) Patch Management
12 11 (3.35%) SDLC
12 11 (3.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.94%) SQL
2 48 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.18%) Bash Shell
4 16 (4.88%) Python
5 15 (4.57%) Java
6 11 (3.35%) Perl
7 7 (2.13%) PHP
7 7 (2.13%) Ruby
8 6 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.52%) C
9 5 (1.52%) C++
9 5 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.22%) VB
11 3 (0.91%) C#
11 3 (0.91%) Korn
11 3 (0.91%) VBScript
12 2 (0.61%) JCL
13 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 44 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.27%) CCNA
6 13 (3.96%) MCSE
7 12 (3.66%) ISEB
8 11 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (3.05%) Degree
9 10 (3.05%) MCP
10 8 (2.44%) DBS Check
10 8 (2.44%) MCSA
11 6 (1.83%) CCNP
11 6 (1.83%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.52%) CISM
12 5 (1.52%) CISSP
12 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (1.22%) EMCSA
14 3 (0.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.44%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 165 (50.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 155 (47.26%) Active Directory
3 44 (13.41%) vSphere
4 34 (10.37%) VMware ESX
5 29 (8.84%) Hyper-V
6 28 (8.54%) XenApp
7 18 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (3.05%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.44%) vCloud
11 6 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.52%) Firmware
13 4 (1.22%) iptables
13 4 (1.22%) NFS
13 4 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.91%) Dovecot
14 3 (0.91%) KVM
Systems Management
1 49 (14.94%) SCCM
2 43 (13.11%) SCOM
3 27 (8.23%) Puppet
4 19 (5.79%) WSUS
5 15 (4.57%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (3.96%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.74%) Backup Exec
8 9 (2.74%) vRealize
9 8 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.83%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.52%) Ansible
11 5 (1.52%) Nagios
11 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.22%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.22%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (1.22%) vMotion
13 3 (0.91%) Cacti
Vendors
1 115 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 87 (26.52%) Citrix
3 65 (19.82%) Cisco
3 65 (19.82%) HP
4 57 (17.38%) Oracle
5 37 (11.28%) Red Hat
6 25 (7.62%) EMC
7 21 (6.40%) AppSense
8 17 (5.18%) IBM
8 17 (5.18%) Intel Security
9 16 (4.88%) NetApp
10 15 (4.57%) CheckPoint
10 15 (4.57%) Wyse
11 13 (3.96%) Dell
12 11 (3.35%) Clearswift
13 8 (2.44%) Symantec
14 7 (2.13%) SolarWinds
15 6 (1.83%) Veeam
16 5 (1.52%) 3PAR
16 5 (1.52%) Google
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