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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware
Rank 40 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware 155 210 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.25% 5.47% 4.50%
As % of the Vendors category 9.30% 12.70% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 116 79
Median daily rate £350 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £336 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.65% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 20
Median hourly rate £17.87 £21.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.90% +50.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £16.40 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £28.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.81 £21.07 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+31.97% +10.90%
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
1666 1653 1329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.69% 43.09% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 875 679
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 93 98
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.21 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £43.98 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -15 94 £330 +10.00% 44
Cheshire +4 31 £394 +26.08% 16
Lancashire -8 15 £300 -17.24% 1
Merseyside -14 13 £350 +37.25% 7
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 3
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 227 (68.79%) Windows
2 177 (53.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (51.21%) Active Directory
4 155 (46.97%) Windows Server
5 124 (37.58%) Microsoft
6 106 (32.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (26.06%) Citrix
8 80 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 76 (23.03%) Linux
10 67 (20.30%) HP
11 66 (20.00%) Cisco
12 65 (19.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 64 (19.39%) MS Exchange
14 60 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 58 (17.58%) DNS
16 57 (17.27%) ITIL
16 57 (17.27%) Migration
17 54 (16.36%) PowerShell
18 53 (16.06%) SCCM
19 50 (15.15%) Security Cleared
20 49 (14.85%) Firewall
21 46 (13.94%) vSphere
22 45 (13.64%) Hyper-V
22 45 (13.64%) Oracle
22 45 (13.64%) DHCP
23 44 (13.33%) SQL
24 43 (13.03%) Finance
24 43 (13.03%) SCOM
25 42 (12.73%) SAN
26 39 (11.82%) SC Cleared

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 64 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 37 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 37 (11.21%) Skype for Business
3 28 (8.48%) IIS
4 22 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (4.85%) Apache
6 15 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 14 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (3.33%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.73%) JBoss
10 8 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.42%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (1.52%) SAS
13 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.21%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 34 (10.30%) MS Office
2 31 (9.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.91%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.06%) Office 365
3 13 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.52%) IaaS
5 5 (1.52%) PaaS
5 5 (1.52%) SaaS
6 4 (1.21%) Google App Engine
6 4 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.21%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.61%) Engine Yard
8 2 (0.61%) GitHub
8 2 (0.61%) Heroku
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 58 (17.58%) DNS
2 49 (14.85%) Firewall
3 45 (13.64%) DHCP
4 42 (12.73%) SAN
5 34 (10.30%) LAN
6 31 (9.39%) WAN
7 29 (8.79%) Skype
8 21 (6.36%) TCP/IP
9 19 (5.76%) VLAN
10 15 (4.55%) NetScaler
11 14 (4.24%) Internet
12 12 (3.64%) HTTP
12 12 (3.64%) iSCSI
13 10 (3.03%) VoIP
14 9 (2.73%) NAS
15 7 (2.12%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (2.12%) FTP
15 7 (2.12%) Network Security
15 7 (2.12%) SMTP
16 6 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.52%) DB2
3 5 (1.52%) MySQL
3 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.91%) QlikView
5 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.61%) MS Access
7 1 (0.30%) DataStage
7 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.12%) ClearCase
3 6 (1.82%) ClearQuest
3 6 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.82%) JIRA
4 4 (1.21%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.21%) Travis CI
4 4 (1.21%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.91%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.61%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.61%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.61%) Introscope
6 2 (0.61%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.61%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.61%) Toad
General
1 43 (13.03%) Finance
2 19 (5.76%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.42%) Banking
4 7 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.52%) Local Government
5 5 (1.52%) Military
6 4 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (11.52%) Architect
2 34 (10.30%) Analyst
3 29 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (6.97%) Support Engineer
5 19 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (5.45%) Citrix Specialist
7 17 (5.15%) Designer
8 16 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (4.24%) Administrator
10 14 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
11 13 (3.94%) Server Engineer
11 13 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.64%) Consultant
12 12 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support
12 12 (3.64%) IT Engineer
12 12 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (3.33%) IT Support
13 11 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.24%) Web Services
2 11 (3.33%) SOAP
3 9 (2.73%) .NET
4 6 (1.82%) 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
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.30%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 30 (9.09%) Clustering
3 26 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.97%) Fat Client
4 23 (6.97%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.33%) Life Science
6 7 (2.12%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.82%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.52%) NHS
8 5 (1.52%) PKI
8 5 (1.52%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.21%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.21%) HP Storage
9 4 (1.21%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 227 (68.79%) Windows
2 155 (46.97%) Windows Server
3 106 (32.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (23.03%) Linux
6 65 (19.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (11.52%) Unix
8 32 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 28 (8.48%) Windows 10
11 26 (7.88%) Solaris
12 17 (5.15%) AIX
13 13 (3.94%) CentOS
14 8 (2.42%) HPUX
14 8 (2.42%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.82%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.82%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.21%) Debian
17 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.27%) ITIL
1 57 (17.27%) Migration
2 25 (7.58%) Application Packaging
3 23 (6.97%) Configuration Management
4 21 (6.36%) Test Automation
5 20 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 20 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
6 18 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (4.85%) Data Migration
7 16 (4.85%) DevOps
8 15 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.24%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.94%) Project Management
11 11 (3.33%) Capacity Management
11 11 (3.33%) Innovation Management
11 11 (3.33%) Patch Management
11 11 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
11 11 (3.33%) Time Management
12 10 (3.03%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.36%) PowerShell
2 44 (13.33%) SQL
3 16 (4.85%) Bash Shell
3 16 (4.85%) Java
4 15 (4.55%) Python
5 11 (3.33%) Perl
6 9 (2.73%) C
7 8 (2.42%) PHP
8 7 (2.12%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.82%) C++
9 6 (1.82%) Ruby
10 5 (1.52%) C#
10 5 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.21%) Korn
11 4 (1.21%) VB
12 3 (0.91%) VBScript
13 2 (0.61%) JCL
14 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.82%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (5.45%) CCNA
5 18 (5.45%) MCSE
6 13 (3.94%) MCP
6 13 (3.94%) MCSA
7 11 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.42%) DBS Check
10 7 (2.12%) CCNP
10 7 (2.12%) ISEB
11 6 (1.82%) Degree
11 6 (1.82%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.52%) CISM
12 5 (1.52%) CISSP
12 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (1.52%) MCITP
13 4 (1.21%) EMCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.42%) QA
3 7 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.21%) SLA
System Software
1 177 (53.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 169 (51.21%) Active Directory
3 46 (13.94%) vSphere
4 45 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 27 (8.18%) XenApp
6 26 (7.88%) VMware ESX
7 18 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (3.03%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.82%) Firmware
11 6 (1.82%) NFS
11 6 (1.82%) vCloud
12 5 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.52%) Xen
13 4 (1.21%) iptables
13 4 (1.21%) KVM
14 3 (0.91%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 53 (16.06%) SCCM
2 43 (13.03%) SCOM
3 24 (7.27%) Puppet
4 21 (6.36%) WSUS
5 18 (5.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (3.64%) vRealize
7 10 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (2.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (2.12%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.82%) Data Guard
11 6 (1.82%) Nagios
12 5 (1.52%) Ansible
12 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (1.21%) OpenNebula
13 4 (1.21%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 124 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 86 (26.06%) Citrix
3 67 (20.30%) HP
4 66 (20.00%) Cisco
5 45 (13.64%) Oracle
6 34 (10.30%) Red Hat
7 24 (7.27%) EMC
8 22 (6.67%) AppSense
9 20 (6.06%) NetApp
10 19 (5.76%) IBM
11 15 (4.55%) Wyse
12 14 (4.24%) Dell
13 12 (3.64%) CheckPoint
13 12 (3.64%) Intel Security
13 12 (3.64%) Veritas
14 8 (2.42%) Clearswift
14 8 (2.42%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.42%) Symantec
15 7 (2.12%) Veeam
16 5 (1.52%) BMC
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