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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 33 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 146 108 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.50% 3.84% 3.73%
As % of the Vendors category 9.81% 8.88% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 50 49
Average daily rate
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£350 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £550 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £28.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% +34.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.45 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.95% +10.62%
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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
1488 1216 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.87% 43.23% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 554 686
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 110 107
Average hourly rate £17.75 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.97% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +13 48 £350 +27.27% 65
Lancashire +4 38 £338 +12.50% 4
Cheshire -10 29 £400 +37.33% 21
Merseyside -13 12 - - 2
Cumbria +1 9 £375 +172.72% 3
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 244 (86.52%) Windows
2 133 (47.16%) Active Directory
3 127 (45.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (42.91%) Microsoft
6 118 (41.84%) Citrix
7 114 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (23.76%) SAN
9 65 (23.05%) Linux
10 64 (22.70%) DNS
11 61 (21.63%) MS Exchange
11 61 (21.63%) DHCP
12 58 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 55 (19.50%) Cisco
14 54 (19.15%) HP
14 54 (19.15%) SQL
15 53 (18.79%) ITIL
16 51 (18.09%) Hyper-V
17 46 (16.31%) XenApp
17 46 (16.31%) VMware ESX
18 43 (15.25%) MCSE
19 39 (13.83%) SCCM
19 39 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 38 (13.48%) Firewall
21 37 (13.12%) Oracle
21 37 (13.12%) Exchange Server 2010
22 35 (12.41%) Windows 7
22 35 (12.41%) UNIX
22 35 (12.41%) Migration
23 32 (11.35%) SharePoint

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 61 (21.63%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (11.35%) SharePoint
4 29 (10.28%) IIS
5 24 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (5.67%) Lync
8 10 (3.55%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.19%) Apache
10 8 (2.84%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.42%) nginx
12 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
13 3 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.06%) JBoss
13 3 (1.06%) Documentum
13 3 (1.06%) SAS
13 3 (1.06%) iPlanet
13 3 (1.06%) CMS
13 3 (1.06%) Jetty
Applications
1 19 (6.74%) MS Office
1 19 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.77%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.42%) Office 365
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (23.76%) SAN
2 64 (22.70%) DNS
3 61 (21.63%) DHCP
4 38 (13.48%) Firewall
5 32 (11.35%) TCP/IP
6 31 (10.99%) WAN
6 31 (10.99%) LAN
7 15 (5.32%) NAS
8 13 (4.61%) HTTP
9 12 (4.26%) SMS
10 10 (3.55%) FTP
11 9 (3.19%) SSL
12 7 (2.48%) Wireless
13 6 (2.13%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.13%) VLAN
13 6 (2.13%) VPN
13 6 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.77%) IPsec
15 4 (1.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.42%) DB2
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.06%) BODI
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.42%) Subversion
2 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.71%) Toad
3 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.71%) Introscope
4 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 26 (9.22%) Finance
2 8 (2.84%) Retail
3 6 (2.13%) Banking
4 5 (1.77%) Local Government
4 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.42%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (10.64%) Analyst
2 26 (9.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (7.80%) Administrator
5 21 (7.45%) Consultant
6 19 (6.74%) Server Engineer
7 17 (6.03%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.61%) Architect
9 12 (4.26%) Support Consultant
10 11 (3.90%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.90%) Server Specialist
11 10 (3.55%) Windows Server Specialist
11 10 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.19%) Windows Server Engineer
12 9 (3.19%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 8 (2.84%) Server Support
14 7 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (2.48%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.48%) Desktop Support
14 7 (2.48%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.48%) ODBC
1 7 (2.48%) Middleware
2 5 (1.77%) .NET
3 4 (1.42%) J2EE
3 4 (1.42%) Servlets
3 4 (1.42%) Web Services
4 3 (1.06%) SOAP
5 1 (0.35%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) EJB
5 1 (0.35%) JSP
5 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.35%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.35%) JMS
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.22%) Clustering
2 15 (5.32%) Replication
3 6 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.77%) Celerra
4 5 (1.77%) Open Source
4 5 (1.77%) NHS
5 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.06%) PKI
7 2 (0.71%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.35%) User Experience
8 1 (0.35%) Life Science
8 1 (0.35%) e-Health
8 1 (0.35%) GIS
8 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 244 (86.52%) Windows
2 126 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (23.05%) Linux
5 39 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (12.41%) Windows 7
6 35 (12.41%) UNIX
7 27 (9.57%) Windows XP
8 17 (6.03%) Solaris
9 11 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.48%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.77%) HPUX
12 2 (0.71%) AIX
12 2 (0.71%) SUSE
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.79%) ITIL
2 35 (12.41%) Migration
3 15 (5.32%) Project Management
4 11 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (3.19%) Configuration Management
6 8 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (2.48%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (2.13%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.13%) E-Commerce
8 6 (2.13%) Time Management
8 6 (2.13%) Change Control
9 5 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (1.77%) Mentoring
9 5 (1.77%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (1.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (1.77%) High Availability
9 5 (1.77%) Validation
10 4 (1.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.15%) SQL
2 11 (3.90%) Shell Script
3 10 (3.55%) Java
4 8 (2.84%) C
5 7 (2.48%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.42%) Python
6 4 (1.42%) Perl
7 2 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) VBScript
8 1 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) AWK
8 1 (0.35%) Jython
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (15.25%) MCSE
3 31 (10.99%) Security Cleared
4 30 (10.64%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (6.38%) Degree
7 16 (5.67%) MCITP
8 15 (5.32%) MCP
8 15 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (4.26%) CCNA
10 11 (3.90%) MCSA
11 9 (3.19%) VCP5
12 8 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.13%) MCTS
14 4 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (1.06%) CCNP
16 2 (0.71%) CCA
16 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 1 (0.35%) JNCIS
17 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.77%) SLA
3 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (47.16%) Active Directory
2 127 (45.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (18.09%) Hyper-V
4 46 (16.31%) XenApp
4 46 (16.31%) VMware ESX
5 28 (9.93%) XenServer
6 17 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (5.67%) vSphere
8 14 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (4.61%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.48%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.13%) Xen
11 6 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (1.77%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.06%) Firmware
15 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.71%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 39 (13.83%) SCCM
2 26 (9.22%) SCOM
3 24 (8.51%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.19%) Puppet
5 8 (2.84%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (2.13%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.71%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.71%) WSUS
8 2 (0.71%) OpenView
8 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.71%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.71%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.35%) SCSM
9 1 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.35%) Legato
9 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 121 (42.91%) Microsoft
2 118 (41.84%) Citrix
3 55 (19.50%) Cisco
4 54 (19.15%) HP
5 37 (13.12%) Oracle
6 26 (9.22%) Symantec
7 20 (7.09%) EMC
8 19 (6.74%) Juniper
9 18 (6.38%) Red Hat
10 15 (5.32%) Sophos
10 15 (5.32%) Dell
10 15 (5.32%) AppSense
11 11 (3.90%) Veeam
11 11 (3.90%) IBM
11 11 (3.90%) McAfee
12 10 (3.55%) NetApp
13 9 (3.19%) CheckPoint
14 8 (2.84%) CA
15 7 (2.48%) Adobe
15 7 (2.48%) SonicWALL
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