The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

VMware
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 25 48
Rank change year-on-year -22 +23  
Contract jobs citing VMware 9 65 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 6.47% 2.96%
As % of the Vendors category 3.78% 13.86% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 12
Median daily rate £360 £440 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +7.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 238 469 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 44.16% 46.67% 48.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 263 217
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +12.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.14 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VMware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Cheshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Cheshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Cheshire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Cheshire

VMware
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington +2 3 £375 -15.54% 7
Macclesfield +2 2 £470 -6.00% 1
Chester -6 1 £360 +44.00% 3
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
VMware
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware.

1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (38.10%) SCCM
5 7 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) Migration
6 5 (23.81%) SCOM
6 5 (23.81%) Office 365
7 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (19.05%) SAN
7 4 (19.05%) DHCP
7 4 (19.05%) DNS
7 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
8 3 (14.29%) OAuth2
8 3 (14.29%) SaltStack
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (14.29%) NetApp
8 3 (14.29%) SAML
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) VBScript

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DHCP
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) NAS
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) Skype
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) DMZ
4 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.76%) VSAN
4 1 (4.76%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Support
4 1 (4.76%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) OAuth2
1 3 (14.29%) OpenID
1 3 (14.29%) SAML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Private Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Smartcard
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Biometrics
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (9.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) DNA
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (9.52%) VMware GSX
5 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
3 2 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) MOM
3 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (9.52%) WSUS
4 1 (4.76%) AppDNA
4 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.76%) Perfmon
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) NetApp
3 3 (14.29%) SaltStack
3 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
5 1 (4.76%) Lumension
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago