Period
to 21 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 21 January 2019 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 28 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware 35 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.28% 5.92% 5.11%
As % of the Vendors category 10.09% 15.57% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 11
Lancashire median daily rate £455 £315 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +20.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £238 £100 £150
90th Percentile £644 £491 £431
North West median daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £17.25 £41.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.93% +187.72% -64.38%
10th Percentile £14.85 £18.98 £10.98
90th Percentile £24.40 £43.00 £32.55
North West median hourly rate £17.38 £24.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -27.60% +62.71% -45.37%

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 Lancashire.

All Vendors
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 347 167 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 52.34% 38.04% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 100 202
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £400 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.04% -3.60%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £290
90th Percentile £725 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £410 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 26
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £14.60 £29.00 £17.88
90th Percentile £44.60 £68.16 £48.88
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.38
% change year-on-year +23.53% -11.89% +5.00%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Lancashire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Lancashire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Lancashire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Lancashire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in Lancashire

VMware
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Preston +6 15 £288 -32.75%
Blackpool -8 8 £483 +67.83% 2
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Blackburn - 2 £250 -
Chorley -9 1 £275 - 1
VMware
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for VMware.

1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
3 15 (42.86%) Citrix
3 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 14 (40.00%) Office 365
5 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (34.29%) Hyper-V
7 11 (31.43%) VPN
8 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
9 9 (25.71%) Linux
9 9 (25.71%) ITIL
9 9 (25.71%) Oracle
9 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
9 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (22.86%) Public Cloud
10 8 (22.86%) Android
10 8 (22.86%) Apple iOS
10 8 (22.86%) Degree
11 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (20.00%) Migration
11 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (20.00%) Puppet

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 7 (20.00%) IIS
2 5 (14.29%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Office 365
2 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (17.14%) IaaS
3 6 (17.14%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) VPN
2 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
3 7 (20.00%) DNS
4 6 (17.14%) Firewall
5 3 (8.57%) WAN
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.71%) FTP
6 2 (5.71%) HTTP
6 2 (5.71%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) MPLS
6 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.86%) LAN
7 1 (2.86%) PBX
7 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (20.00%) MSI
2 5 (14.29%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (17.14%) Network Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (22.86%) Public Cloud
2 6 (17.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 9 (25.71%) Linux
4 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
5 8 (22.86%) Android
5 8 (22.86%) Apple iOS
6 4 (11.43%) CentOS
6 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
1 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (20.00%) High Availability
2 7 (20.00%) Information Security
2 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (17.14%) Coaching
3 6 (17.14%) Planning and Forecasting
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.29%) DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) Change Control
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (5.71%) SDLC
7 2 (5.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Python
2 5 (14.29%) Perl
2 5 (14.29%) Ruby
2 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) MCSE
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) ISEB
4 2 (5.71%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) GDPR
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (34.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.71%) Firmware
6 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.86%) UAG
7 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) Packer
3 1 (2.86%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Citrix
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) jetNEXUS
4 2 (5.71%) Juniper
4 2 (5.71%) Symantec
4 2 (5.71%) WatchGuard
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) Avaya
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Nortel