Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 32 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.75% 4.85% 5.44%
As % of the Vendors category 10.92% 11.70% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 12
Lancashire median daily rate £491 £328 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +45.56% -26.63%
10th Percentile £228 £100 £143
90th Percentile £654 £538 £437
North West median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.36% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £17.38 £43.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.59% +201.75% -59.29%
10th Percentile £14.40 £38.20 £12.28
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -22.08%

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 293 188 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 43.54% 41.41% 54.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 115 230
Lancashire median daily rate £472 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.73% +3.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £310 £263
90th Percentile £625 £610 £544
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 42
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.18 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.81% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.28 £36.88 £13.28
90th Percentile £43.90 £66.80 £66.01
North West median hourly rate £17.55 £16.10 £18.25
% change year-on-year +9.04% -11.81% +4.76%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 +3 12 £463 - 6
Blackpool -10 11 £495 +72.17%
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Blackburn - 2 £250 - 1
Chorley - 1 £513 - 2
VMware
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 (90.63%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 18 (56.25%) Oracle
4 16 (50.00%) Python
4 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 16 (50.00%) Puppet
5 13 (40.63%) DevOps
5 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
5 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
6 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (37.50%) Ruby
6 12 (37.50%) Artifactory
6 12 (37.50%) Tuxedo
6 12 (37.50%) Perl
6 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 12 (37.50%) Shell Script
6 12 (37.50%) Middleware
6 12 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
9 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
10 7 (21.88%) Citrix
11 6 (18.75%) Firewall
11 6 (18.75%) Office 365
11 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
11 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 12 (37.50%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) VPN
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) FTP
3 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) PBX
4 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (37.50%) Artifactory
3 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
4 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (15.63%) CentOS
8 3 (9.38%) Unix
9 1 (3.13%) AIX
9 1 (3.13%) Android
9 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.13%) HPUX
9 1 (3.13%) Solaris
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) DevOps
2 12 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (15.63%) Change Control
3 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.50%) Data Management
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (3.13%) Coaching
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Security
6 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.13%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Python
2 12 (37.50%) Perl
2 12 (37.50%) Ruby
2 12 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (50.00%) Puppet
2 4 (12.50%) Packer
3 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) Bomgar
5 1 (3.13%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) Google
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) Nortel
5 1 (3.13%) Sun