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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 33 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware 175 114 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.77% 3.77% 3.35%
As % of the Vendors category 10.41% 8.70% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 62 35
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.61% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.75 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £45.00 £42.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
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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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 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
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 22 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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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 +21 79 £311 -11.07% 54
Cheshire -7 42 £400 +48.14% 18
Lancashire -1 24 £263 -0.94% 9
Merseyside +2 21 £288 -23.33% 9
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 226 (67.26%) Windows
2 189 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (46.43%) Citrix
4 136 (40.48%) Active Directory
5 114 (33.93%) Microsoft
6 85 (25.30%) Cisco
7 77 (22.92%) Linux
7 77 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (21.73%) SAN
9 71 (21.13%) Migration
10 65 (19.35%) Firewall
11 62 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 60 (17.86%) Hyper-V
13 58 (17.26%) MS Exchange
14 54 (16.07%) DNS
15 53 (15.77%) ITIL
16 52 (15.48%) Security Cleared
17 49 (14.58%) WAN
17 49 (14.58%) Finance
18 47 (13.99%) SQL Server
19 45 (13.39%) Oracle
19 45 (13.39%) CheckPoint
19 45 (13.39%) SCCM
20 44 (13.10%) XenApp
21 43 (12.80%) DHCP
22 41 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
23 39 (11.61%) SC Cleared
23 39 (11.61%) VMware ESX
24 37 (11.01%) SQL
25 36 (10.71%) UNIX

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 58 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.52%) IIS
3 26 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.65%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.46%) WebSphere
7 12 (3.57%) IBM Notes
7 12 (3.57%) Apache
8 11 (3.27%) Tomcat
9 10 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.98%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.98%) Lync
10 7 (2.08%) nginx
10 7 (2.08%) Jetty
10 7 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.79%) JBoss
12 5 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (1.19%) TPMS
13 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (3.57%) Office 365
4 7 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.08%) Google App Engine
4 7 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.19%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.19%) PaaS
7 3 (0.89%) SaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) IaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.30%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (21.73%) SAN
2 65 (19.35%) Firewall
3 54 (16.07%) DNS
4 49 (14.58%) WAN
5 43 (12.80%) DHCP
6 32 (9.52%) LAN
7 27 (8.04%) SSL
8 26 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (6.25%) NAS
10 19 (5.65%) TCP/IP
11 17 (5.06%) Network Security
11 17 (5.06%) VLAN
12 14 (4.17%) Wireless
12 14 (4.17%) iSCSI
13 13 (3.87%) BGP
14 12 (3.57%) OSPF
14 12 (3.57%) EIGRP
14 12 (3.57%) HTTP
14 12 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (3.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.44%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.98%) MySQL
4 8 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.89%) SQLite
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.89%) FxCop
2 3 (0.89%) StyleCop
2 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.89%) Moq
2 3 (0.89%) NUnit
2 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.89%) MSI
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.30%) Toad
3 1 (0.30%) JUnit
3 1 (0.30%) JMeter
General
1 49 (14.58%) Finance
2 10 (2.98%) Retail
3 9 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.08%) Banking
5 6 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.49%) Law
6 5 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.19%) Legal
7 4 (1.19%) Local Government
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (14.29%) Architect
3 37 (11.01%) Analyst
4 35 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 28 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (7.74%) Administrator
7 23 (6.85%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.36%) Consultant
8 18 (5.36%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (4.76%) Technical Architect
11 14 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.87%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (3.57%) Programme Manager
13 12 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.57%) Server Engineer
13 12 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (3.27%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.06%) Middleware
2 9 (2.68%) .NET
3 8 (2.38%) Servlets
3 8 (2.38%) Web Services
4 7 (2.08%) J2EE
5 6 (1.79%) XML Messaging
5 6 (1.79%) XML
6 4 (1.19%) ODBC
7 3 (0.89%) Ninject
7 3 (0.89%) WCF
7 3 (0.89%) LINQ
8 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.30%) JSF
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.30%) HTML
8 1 (0.30%) SOAP
8 1 (0.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.25%) Clustering
2 15 (4.46%) PKI
3 14 (4.17%) Replication
4 13 (3.87%) Open Source
5 9 (2.68%) FlexPod
6 8 (2.38%) Celerra
7 6 (1.79%) Life Science
8 5 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.60%) DTV
11 2 (0.60%) AS400
11 2 (0.60%) NHS
11 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 226 (67.26%) Windows
2 77 (22.92%) Linux
2 77 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (10.71%) UNIX
6 24 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 17 (5.06%) Solaris
8 14 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (3.27%) VMS
10 8 (2.38%) CentOS
11 7 (2.08%) AIX
12 6 (1.79%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.19%) HPUX
13 4 (1.19%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.19%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.30%) Android
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.13%) Migration
2 53 (15.77%) ITIL
3 28 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 26 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (6.55%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.95%) Project Management
8 18 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
9 17 (5.06%) PRINCE2
10 14 (4.17%) Service Management
10 14 (4.17%) SIEM
10 14 (4.17%) DevOps
10 14 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (3.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (3.57%) Business Continuity
12 12 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
13 11 (3.27%) Change Control
13 11 (3.27%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.01%) SQL
2 30 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.27%) Bash Shell
3 11 (3.27%) Python
3 11 (3.27%) Java
4 6 (1.79%) VBScript
5 4 (1.19%) Perl
6 3 (0.89%) Ruby
6 3 (0.89%) C#
7 2 (0.60%) PHP
7 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.60%) C
7 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.60%) Groovy
8 1 (0.30%) COBOL
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (6.55%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (5.65%) MCSE
7 15 (4.46%) MCP
7 15 (4.46%) CCNA
7 15 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.17%) CISSP
9 12 (3.57%) CISM
9 12 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (3.57%) CISMP
10 11 (3.27%) CCENT
11 7 (2.08%) Degree
11 7 (2.08%) MCITP
11 7 (2.08%) CCA
11 7 (2.08%) MCSA
12 4 (1.19%) CCEA
12 4 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.57%) QA
3 10 (2.98%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) BS25999
System Software
1 189 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (40.48%) Active Directory
3 60 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 44 (13.10%) XenApp
5 39 (11.61%) VMware ESX
6 32 (9.52%) vSphere
7 25 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (6.85%) XenDesktop
9 16 (4.76%) XenServer
10 15 (4.46%) Xen
10 15 (4.46%) Terminal Services
11 13 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 7 (2.08%) QEMU
13 7 (2.08%) KVM
14 5 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (1.19%) NFS
15 4 (1.19%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.89%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 45 (13.39%) SCCM
2 17 (5.06%) Puppet
3 16 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.08%) SCOM
4 7 (2.08%) Ansible
5 6 (1.79%) Salt
5 6 (1.79%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.49%) WSUS
6 5 (1.49%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.89%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.89%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.60%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 156 (46.43%) Citrix
2 114 (33.93%) Microsoft
3 85 (25.30%) Cisco
4 45 (13.39%) Oracle
4 45 (13.39%) CheckPoint
5 36 (10.71%) NetApp
5 36 (10.71%) HP
6 29 (8.63%) EMC
7 15 (4.46%) Clearswift
7 15 (4.46%) McAfee
7 15 (4.46%) IBM
8 14 (4.17%) Kaspersky
9 12 (3.57%) Lotus
10 11 (3.27%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.98%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.68%) SAP
13 8 (2.38%) Dell
13 8 (2.38%) Nortel
14 7 (2.08%) Google
14 7 (2.08%) Symantec
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