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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 29 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware 184 123 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.73% 3.92% 3.19%
As % of the Vendors category 10.30% 9.13% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 57 32
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£306 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £400 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.30 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.94 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.98% -6.66%
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
1787 1347 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.97% 42.94% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 650 482
Average daily rate £400 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 108 87
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £43.20 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 87 £325 -16.12% 51
Cheshire -10 35 £400 +48.14% 25
Lancashire -5 28 £275 +1.85% 2
Merseyside +7 23 £325 +4.00% 10
Cumbria - 4 - - 1
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 216 (67.71%) Windows
2 182 (57.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (46.39%) Citrix
4 126 (39.50%) Active Directory
5 111 (34.80%) Microsoft
6 81 (25.39%) Cisco
7 75 (23.51%) Linux
8 71 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (21.94%) SAN
10 68 (21.32%) Migration
11 64 (20.06%) Firewall
12 63 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 53 (16.61%) MS Exchange
14 52 (16.30%) Security Cleared
15 50 (15.67%) Hyper-V
15 50 (15.67%) Finance
16 49 (15.36%) ITIL
16 49 (15.36%) SQL Server
17 48 (15.05%) DNS
18 46 (14.42%) WAN
18 46 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 45 (14.11%) Oracle
20 43 (13.48%) CheckPoint
21 40 (12.54%) DHCP
22 39 (12.23%) SC Cleared
23 38 (11.91%) XenApp
23 38 (11.91%) UNIX
24 36 (11.29%) NetApp
25 35 (10.97%) VMware ESX
26 34 (10.66%) SQL

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 53 (16.61%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.34%) IIS
3 21 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.96%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.39%) WebSphere
6 13 (4.08%) Apache
7 12 (3.76%) Tomcat
7 12 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.13%) IBM Notes
9 9 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (2.51%) Jetty
10 8 (2.51%) nginx
10 8 (2.51%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.57%) Lync
12 5 (1.57%) JBoss
13 4 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (3.45%) Office 365
4 8 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.51%) Google App Engine
5 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.25%) PaaS
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.94%) SaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (21.94%) SAN
2 64 (20.06%) Firewall
3 48 (15.05%) DNS
4 46 (14.42%) WAN
5 40 (12.54%) DHCP
6 31 (9.72%) LAN
6 31 (9.72%) SSL
7 26 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (6.58%) NAS
9 18 (5.64%) VLAN
10 17 (5.33%) Network Security
10 17 (5.33%) TCP/IP
11 16 (5.02%) iSCSI
12 14 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
13 13 (4.08%) BGP
13 13 (4.08%) Wireless
13 13 (4.08%) HTTP
14 12 (3.76%) FTP
14 12 (3.76%) OSPF
14 12 (3.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.52%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.76%) MySQL
4 8 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.94%) SQLite
8 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (4.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.94%) NUnit
2 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.94%) FxCop
2 3 (0.94%) StyleCop
2 3 (0.94%) Moq
2 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.31%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) MSI
3 1 (0.31%) Toad
3 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
General
1 50 (15.67%) Finance
2 9 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.51%) Retail
4 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.88%) Legal
5 6 (1.88%) Banking
6 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.25%) Law
6 4 (1.25%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (15.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (14.42%) Architect
3 32 (10.03%) Analyst
4 30 (9.40%) Support Engineer
5 27 (8.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 24 (7.52%) Administrator
7 20 (6.27%) Project Manager
8 17 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (5.02%) Technical Architect
9 16 (5.02%) Support Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) Consultant
11 14 (4.39%) Server Engineer
11 14 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.76%) Programme Manager
13 12 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (3.45%) Security Analyst
15 10 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 10 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.70%) Middleware
2 10 (3.13%) .NET
3 8 (2.51%) Servlets
3 8 (2.51%) Web Services
3 8 (2.51%) J2EE
4 6 (1.88%) XML
4 6 (1.88%) XML Messaging
5 4 (1.25%) ODBC
6 3 (0.94%) WCF
6 3 (0.94%) LINQ
6 3 (0.94%) Ninject
7 1 (0.31%) JSF
7 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.31%) HTML
7 1 (0.31%) SOAP
7 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.21%) Clustering
2 17 (5.33%) PKI
3 13 (4.08%) Replication
4 12 (3.76%) Open Source
5 10 (3.13%) Celerra
6 9 (2.82%) FlexPod
7 6 (1.88%) Life Science
8 5 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.57%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.94%) CESG
10 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.63%) NHS
11 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.63%) DTV
11 2 (0.63%) AS400
11 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 216 (67.71%) Windows
2 75 (23.51%) Linux
3 71 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (11.91%) UNIX
7 26 (8.15%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.96%) Solaris
9 14 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.45%) VMS
11 9 (2.82%) CentOS
12 7 (2.19%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.19%) AIX
13 6 (1.88%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.25%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.25%) HPUX
15 3 (0.94%) Android
15 3 (0.94%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.94%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.32%) Migration
2 49 (15.36%) ITIL
3 29 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 24 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (6.27%) Service Delivery
7 17 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (5.33%) Project Management
7 17 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (4.70%) DevOps
9 15 (4.70%) PRINCE2
10 14 (4.39%) SIEM
10 14 (4.39%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (4.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (3.76%) Business Continuity
12 12 (3.76%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (3.76%) Change Control
13 11 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (3.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.66%) SQL
2 23 (7.21%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.45%) Java
4 9 (2.82%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.51%) Python
6 6 (1.88%) VBScript
7 3 (0.94%) Ruby
7 3 (0.94%) C#
7 3 (0.94%) Perl
8 2 (0.63%) PHP
8 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.63%) C
8 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.63%) Groovy
9 1 (0.31%) COBOL
9 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 18 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (4.39%) MCSE
5 14 (4.39%) CISSP
6 13 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (4.08%) CCNA
7 12 (3.76%) MCP
7 12 (3.76%) CISM
7 12 (3.76%) CISMP
8 11 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (3.13%) CCENT
10 7 (2.19%) CCA
11 6 (1.88%) CCEA
11 6 (1.88%) Degree
12 4 (1.25%) MCSA
12 4 (1.25%) NCIE
12 4 (1.25%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.76%) QA
3 5 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) BS25999
4 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 182 (57.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (39.50%) Active Directory
3 50 (15.67%) Hyper-V
4 38 (11.91%) XenApp
5 35 (10.97%) VMware ESX
6 31 (9.72%) vSphere
7 22 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 22 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (5.64%) Terminal Services
9 16 (5.02%) Xen
10 15 (4.70%) XenServer
11 12 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (3.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 5 (1.57%) QEMU
13 5 (1.57%) KVM
14 4 (1.25%) Firmware
14 4 (1.25%) NFS
14 4 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (10.34%) SCCM
2 17 (5.33%) Puppet
3 16 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.19%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.19%) Ansible
5 6 (1.88%) Salt
6 5 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.94%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.94%) SCOM
7 3 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.94%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.63%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.63%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 148 (46.39%) Citrix
2 111 (34.80%) Microsoft
3 81 (25.39%) Cisco
4 45 (14.11%) Oracle
5 43 (13.48%) CheckPoint
6 36 (11.29%) NetApp
7 31 (9.72%) HP
8 30 (9.40%) EMC
9 14 (4.39%) Kaspersky
10 13 (4.08%) Clearswift
10 13 (4.08%) IBM
11 11 (3.45%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.45%) McAfee
11 11 (3.45%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.13%) Lotus
13 9 (2.82%) SAP
14 8 (2.51%) Nortel
14 8 (2.51%) Google
15 7 (2.19%) Dell
16 5 (1.57%) Brocade
Cheshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £000 - £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Stalybridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £17.81 - £21.82 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago