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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 41 34
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs citing VMware 21 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.33% 4.58% 4.62%
As % of the Vendors category 7.34% 9.57% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 27
Median daily rate £325 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.75% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £248 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £11.23 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.54% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -40.35% +29.54%  

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 286 439 419
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.40% 47.87% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 304 220
Median daily rate £388 £425 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 4 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +33.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £15.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Chester +16 7 £213 -41.71%
Warrington +12 5 £308 -25.90% 12
Knutsford +1 3 £350 - 2
Macclesfield +2 2 £500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £315 - 1
VMware
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 20 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (30.00%) Citrix
5 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (26.67%) SCCM
6 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (26.67%) vSphere
6 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (20.00%) Migration
7 6 (20.00%) LAN
7 6 (20.00%) WAN
7 6 (20.00%) DNS
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (16.67%) DHCP
8 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) ITIL
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (16.67%) Office 365
8 5 (16.67%) XenApp
8 5 (16.67%) DevOps
9 4 (13.33%) Skype
9 4 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (13.33%) PowerShell

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
1 6 (20.00%) LAN
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
3 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) Skype
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) NAS
4 3 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (6.67%) DMZ
5 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) IPsec
6 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.33%) CMake
3 1 (3.33%) Gradle
3 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) WiX
General
1 3 (10.00%) Local Government
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Administrator
1 4 (13.33%) Architect
1 4 (13.33%) Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.00%) DBA
2 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Storage Manager
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Architect
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) EDI
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) Flash
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) CentOS
6 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) DevOps
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) ERP
3 3 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Database Tuning
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.67%) Network Management
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) SDLC
5 1 (3.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Groovy
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (26.67%) vSphere
4 5 (16.67%) XenApp
5 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (6.67%) Docker
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
8 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) SCOM
3 3 (10.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.67%) Perfmon
4 2 (6.67%) Puppet
4 2 (6.67%) SCOrch
4 2 (6.67%) vMotion
4 2 (6.67%) vRealize
5 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.33%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Nagios
5 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) EMC
3 3 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) SaltStack
3 3 (10.00%) Symantec
4 2 (6.67%) AppSense
4 2 (6.67%) CA
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.33%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Lumension
5 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 5 days ago