The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Preston region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 20 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.83% 1.64% 3.30%
As % of the Vendors category 5.00% 4.00% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£388 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.86 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.60% +18.75%
Vendors Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
60 25 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 56.60% 40.98% 51.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 78
Average daily rate £425 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £313 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.13 £19.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.55 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £32.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
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VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware across the Preston region.

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Preston

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware across the Preston region.

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Infor
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Scala
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Virtualisation Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Architect
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Infor
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy