Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 65 52
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware 45 34 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.38% 2.35% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 7.84% 5.29% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 45
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -9.38% +33.33%
10th Percentile £120 £105 £219
90th Percentile £500 £778 £488
North West median daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% +8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.25 - £28.75
10th Percentile £11.00 - £20.23
90th Percentile £22.33 - £36.38
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% -24.39% +17.14%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 574 643 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.13% 44.41% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 430 452
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.93 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.39% +5.79% -8.49%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £9.80
90th Percentile £26.00 £22.05 £33.98
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £17.75 £17.17
% change year-on-year -10.65% +3.38% +7.31%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 13 £374 -12.06% 10
Chester +21 11 £280 -32.12% 1
Sandbach 0 3 £115 -61.67%
Macclesfield +6 2 £500 - 2
Crewe - 2 £265 - 3
Wilmslow - 2 £206 - 3
Runcorn 0 1 £375 -
Knutsford -17 1 - -
VMware
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 29 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (51.11%) Windows
3 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
4 17 (37.78%) Citrix
4 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
5 12 (26.67%) SAN
6 11 (24.44%) Linux
6 11 (24.44%) vSphere
7 10 (22.22%) Office 365
7 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (20.00%) Firewall
8 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
9 8 (17.78%) Local Government
9 8 (17.78%) ITIL
9 8 (17.78%) DNS
9 8 (17.78%) Cisco
9 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
9 8 (17.78%) EMC
9 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
10 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
10 7 (15.56%) NAS
10 7 (15.56%) Dell
10 7 (15.56%) LAN
10 7 (15.56%) WAN
10 7 (15.56%) DHCP
11 6 (13.33%) SQL
11 6 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.44%) Confluence
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.44%) WordPress
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Office 365
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) SAN
2 9 (20.00%) Firewall
3 8 (17.78%) DNS
4 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 7 (15.56%) LAN
4 7 (15.56%) NAS
4 7 (15.56%) WAN
5 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
6 3 (6.67%) MPLS
6 3 (6.67%) VPN
6 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.44%) LDAP
7 2 (4.44%) VoIP
8 1 (2.22%) ADSL
8 1 (2.22%) FTP
8 1 (2.22%) HTTP
8 1 (2.22%) ISDN
8 1 (2.22%) VLAN
8 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.44%) CMake
3 2 (4.44%) Gradle
3 2 (4.44%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.44%) TestComplete
3 2 (4.44%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.44%) WiX
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (17.78%) Local Government
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (8.89%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (6.67%) Lead Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) EMC VNX
3 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (8.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.67%) Replication
5 3 (6.67%) Smartphone
5 3 (6.67%) Social Media
5 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (4.44%) Clustering
6 2 (4.44%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.22%) Unix
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.89%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.89%) Open Source
4 3 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (6.67%) Business Transformation
4 3 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (6.67%) Domain Models
4 3 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (6.67%) Network Design
4 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.67%) Runbook
4 3 (6.67%) SFIA
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) C++
3 2 (4.44%) Groovy
3 2 (4.44%) Python
3 2 (4.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.67%) MCITP
2 3 (6.67%) MCSA
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 29 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (24.44%) vSphere
4 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (4.44%) Docker
7 2 (4.44%) VirtualBox
8 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.22%) XenApp
8 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (6.67%) SCOM
3 3 (6.67%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.44%) Puppet
5 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.22%) Perfmon
5 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Citrix
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco
2 8 (17.78%) EMC
3 7 (15.56%) Dell
4 5 (11.11%) HP
4 5 (11.11%) NetApp
5 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.89%) EqualLogic
5 4 (8.89%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.67%) F5
6 3 (6.67%) IBM
7 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.44%) Juniper
7 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.44%) Lumension
7 2 (4.44%) Meraki
7 2 (4.44%) SaltStack
7 2 (4.44%) Symantec
7 2 (4.44%) Veritas