The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 28 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 33 25
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware 7 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.11% 3.57% 4.78%
As % of the Vendors category 14.58% 8.25% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Median daily rate £213 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £330
% change year-on-year +4.52% +8.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.23 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £28.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year -43.37% +30.68%  

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 Chester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 48 97 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 35.04% 43.30% 52.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 159 99
Median daily rate £378 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.48% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £294 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +31.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Chester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Chester region with a requirement for VMware.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) EDI
5 3 (37.50%) ERP
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (37.50%) Clustering
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (25.00%) Perfmon
6 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) EDI
2 1 (12.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) EMC VNX
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Perfmon
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (12.50%) vRealize
3 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp