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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 32 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 154 116 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.82% 3.94% 3.69%
As % of the Vendors category 10.34% 8.77% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 53 58
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -20.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £145 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £493 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £12.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £40.57 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.12%
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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
1490 1323 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.68% 44.89% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 594 757
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 £210 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 104 128
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £16.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -7 49 £275 -4.34% 50
Lancashire +12 44 £301 +0.27% 6
Cheshire -1 34 £280 -21.12% 19
Cumbria -3 8 £375 +36.36% 1
Merseyside -13 7 £200 -9.29% 4
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 233 (83.81%) Windows
2 137 (49.28%) Active Directory
3 126 (45.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 124 (44.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 120 (43.17%) Citrix
6 114 (41.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 108 (38.85%) Microsoft
8 70 (25.18%) DNS
9 68 (24.46%) Linux
10 66 (23.74%) MS Exchange
11 65 (23.38%) DHCP
12 58 (20.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 58 (20.86%) SAN
13 53 (19.06%) ITIL
13 53 (19.06%) XenApp
14 49 (17.63%) Cisco
15 48 (17.27%) SQL
16 47 (16.91%) HP
17 44 (15.83%) Hyper-V
18 41 (14.75%) VMware ESX
19 40 (14.39%) MCSE
19 40 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
19 40 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
20 37 (13.31%) SCCM
21 36 (12.95%) Windows 7
22 35 (12.59%) LAN
23 33 (11.87%) TCP/IP
24 32 (11.51%) WAN
25 31 (11.15%) Oracle
25 31 (11.15%) XenServer

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 66 (23.74%) MS Exchange
2 40 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (10.07%) SharePoint
4 25 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (7.19%) IIS
7 16 (5.76%) Lync
8 9 (3.24%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.24%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.52%) Apache
10 5 (1.80%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.44%) nginx
11 4 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.08%) SAS
12 3 (1.08%) iPlanet
12 3 (1.08%) CMS
12 3 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (1.08%) Jetty
13 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (7.91%) MS Office
2 20 (7.19%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.80%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.44%) Office 365
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (25.18%) DNS
2 65 (23.38%) DHCP
3 58 (20.86%) SAN
4 35 (12.59%) LAN
5 33 (11.87%) TCP/IP
6 32 (11.51%) WAN
7 30 (10.79%) Firewall
8 15 (5.40%) SMS
9 12 (4.32%) HTTP
10 8 (2.88%) FTP
11 7 (2.52%) VLAN
12 6 (2.16%) Wireless
12 6 (2.16%) NAS
12 6 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.16%) SSL
13 5 (1.80%) IPsec
14 4 (1.44%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.44%) Internet
14 4 (1.44%) VPN
14 4 (1.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.80%) DB2
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) MSDE
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.08%) Subversion
2 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.72%) Toad
3 2 (0.72%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.72%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.72%) Introscope
4 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (8.27%) Finance
2 8 (2.88%) Retail
3 7 (2.52%) Local Government
4 6 (2.16%) Banking
5 4 (1.44%) Back Office
5 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (9.71%) Analyst
2 24 (8.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 21 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (6.83%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.47%) Administrator
6 16 (5.76%) Server Engineer
7 15 (5.40%) Consultant
8 14 (5.04%) Architect
9 11 (3.96%) Support Consultant
10 10 (3.60%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.60%) Windows Server Engineer
11 8 (2.88%) Server Specialist
11 8 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (2.88%) Windows Server Specialist
11 8 (2.88%) Server Support
11 8 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.52%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.52%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.52%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.52%) ODBC
1 7 (2.52%) Middleware
2 6 (2.16%) .NET
3 5 (1.80%) Web Services
4 4 (1.44%) Servlets
4 4 (1.44%) J2EE
5 3 (1.08%) SOAP
6 1 (0.36%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) EJB
6 1 (0.36%) JSP
6 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.36%) JMS
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.04%) Clustering
2 10 (3.60%) Replication
3 6 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.80%) Open Source
5 4 (1.44%) PKI
5 4 (1.44%) NHS
5 4 (1.44%) Firmware
6 3 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.72%) GIS
7 2 (0.72%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.36%) User Experience
8 1 (0.36%) e-Health
8 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 233 (83.81%) Windows
2 126 (45.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (41.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (24.46%) Linux
5 40 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (12.95%) Windows 7
7 27 (9.71%) Windows XP
7 27 (9.71%) UNIX
8 15 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.52%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.16%) Solaris
11 3 (1.08%) AIX
11 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.72%) SUSE
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.06%) ITIL
2 27 (9.71%) Migration
3 15 (5.40%) Project Management
4 13 (4.68%) Configuration Management
5 10 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (3.60%) DevOps
6 8 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (2.52%) Validation
7 7 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (1.80%) E-Commerce
8 5 (1.80%) Problem Management
8 5 (1.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (1.80%) Performance Management
8 5 (1.80%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (1.80%) Capacity Management
9 4 (1.44%) High Availability
9 4 (1.44%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (1.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.27%) SQL
2 11 (3.96%) Java
2 11 (3.96%) Shell Script
3 8 (2.88%) C
4 6 (2.16%) Perl
5 5 (1.80%) Python
6 4 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.08%) PHP
8 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.72%) Scala
9 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.36%) sed
9 1 (0.36%) AWK
9 1 (0.36%) Jython
9 1 (0.36%) Ruby
9 1 (0.36%) VBScript
9 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (20.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (14.39%) MCSE
3 30 (10.79%) Security Cleared
4 29 (10.43%) SC Cleared
5 24 (8.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (6.47%) Degree
7 16 (5.76%) MCITP
7 16 (5.76%) MCP
8 12 (4.32%) MCSA
9 10 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.24%) CCNA
10 9 (3.24%) VCP5
11 6 (2.16%) MCTS
11 6 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.72%) CCA
13 2 (0.72%) PMP
13 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.36%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.80%) SLA
3 4 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 124 (44.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (19.06%) XenApp
4 44 (15.83%) Hyper-V
5 41 (14.75%) VMware ESX
6 31 (11.15%) XenServer
7 21 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (6.83%) vSphere
9 16 (5.76%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (2.16%) Xen
12 6 (2.16%) vCloud
13 5 (1.80%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.08%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 37 (13.31%) SCCM
2 28 (10.07%) SCOM
3 24 (8.63%) Backup Exec
4 16 (5.76%) Puppet
5 8 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.52%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.16%) Ansible
8 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.08%) WSUS
9 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.72%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.72%) OpenView
9 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.72%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.72%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.36%) SCSM
10 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 120 (43.17%) Citrix
2 108 (38.85%) Microsoft
3 49 (17.63%) Cisco
4 47 (16.91%) HP
5 31 (11.15%) Oracle
6 27 (9.71%) Symantec
7 25 (8.99%) Red Hat
8 18 (6.47%) AppSense
8 18 (6.47%) Juniper
9 17 (6.12%) Sophos
10 16 (5.76%) Dell
11 13 (4.68%) McAfee
12 12 (4.32%) EMC
12 12 (4.32%) IBM
13 11 (3.96%) NetApp
13 11 (3.96%) Veeam
14 10 (3.60%) CA
15 9 (3.24%) Adobe
16 8 (2.88%) SAP
16 8 (2.88%) CheckPoint
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