Period
to 21 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 April 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 51 40
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware 172 206 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.98% 3.79% 4.33%
As % of the Vendors category 7.16% 8.61% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 134 204
North West median daily rate £350 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £198 £186 £225
90th Percentile £500 £570 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 23
North West median hourly rate £23.25 £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.31% -54.29% +47.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.19 £15.10
90th Percentile £40.88 £20.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -13.46% +15.56%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,402 2,392 3,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.63% 44.03% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 1,420 1,842
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £558 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 125 179
North West median hourly rate £15.93 £16.18 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -24.74% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.30 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.73
% change year-on-year - -6.54% +10.15%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the North West

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the North West

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the North West over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the North West

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the North West

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the North West over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the North West

VMware
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
Manchester -50 57 £363 +11.54% 79
Cheshire +6 44 £308 -12.14% 33
Lancashire -8 27 £430 +3.61% 9
Merseyside -6 14 £310 -6.06% 4
Cumbria -6 8 £309 +40.34% 2
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 North West region with a requirement for VMware.

1 129 (75.00%) Windows
2 96 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (49.42%) Active Directory
4 75 (43.60%) Windows Server
5 71 (41.28%) Microsoft
6 48 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (27.33%) SCCM
7 47 (27.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (27.33%) Citrix
7 47 (27.33%) SAN
8 42 (24.42%) PowerShell
9 41 (23.84%) Migration
10 35 (20.35%) Linux
10 35 (20.35%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (19.77%) LAN
11 34 (19.77%) WAN
11 34 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 33 (19.19%) VMware ESXi
13 32 (18.60%) SQL
14 30 (17.44%) Cisco
14 30 (17.44%) vSphere
15 29 (16.86%) ITIL
16 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
16 28 (16.28%) TCP/IP
16 28 (16.28%) HP
17 27 (15.70%) Hyper-V
18 26 (15.12%) XenApp
18 26 (15.12%) Security Cleared
18 26 (15.12%) Office 365
18 26 (15.12%) MS Exchange

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 26 (15.12%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.79%) IIS
3 11 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (5.81%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.91%) JBoss
6 5 (2.91%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.74%) Apache
7 3 (1.74%) Confluence
7 3 (1.74%) Tuxedo
8 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (15.12%) Office 365
3 20 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.49%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.33%) PaaS
7 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.74%) IaaS
8 2 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.16%) GitHub
8 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.33%) SAN
2 34 (19.77%) LAN
2 34 (19.77%) WAN
3 28 (16.28%) TCP/IP
4 25 (14.53%) Firewall
5 22 (12.79%) DNS
6 17 (9.88%) DHCP
7 14 (8.14%) NAS
8 13 (7.56%) IPsec
9 10 (5.81%) DMZ
9 10 (5.81%) VoIP
10 9 (5.23%) Ethernet
11 7 (4.07%) VPN
12 6 (3.49%) MPLS
12 6 (3.49%) VLAN
13 5 (2.91%) Internet
13 5 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.91%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.74%) MySQL
5 2 (1.16%) Big Data
5 2 (1.16%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.33%) MSI
4 3 (1.74%) JIRA
4 3 (1.74%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.16%) GitLab
5 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.58%) Maven
6 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (8.72%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Local Government
3 6 (3.49%) Retail
4 4 (2.33%) Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Law
6 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (12.21%) Consultant
3 19 (11.05%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (8.72%) Desktop Support
5 15 (8.72%) Server Engineer
6 13 (7.56%) Architect
6 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Support
7 12 (6.98%) VMware Engineer
8 11 (6.40%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (5.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 9 (5.23%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.65%) Administrator
11 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (4.07%) Active Directory Consultant
12 7 (4.07%) Network Engineer
12 7 (4.07%) Windows Consultant
13 6 (3.49%) Analyst
13 6 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (3.49%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.49%) .NET
2 5 (2.91%) Middleware
3 4 (2.33%) LDAP
4 3 (1.74%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.74%) Express
4 3 (1.74%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.74%) Spring
4 3 (1.74%) Spring Boot
4 3 (1.74%) Web Services
5 2 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.16%) Node.js
6 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.72%) Data Centre
3 14 (8.14%) Clustering
4 11 (6.40%) PKI
5 6 (3.49%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.91%) Replication
6 5 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.58%) BYOD
9 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.58%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.58%) EPoS
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 129 (75.00%) Windows
2 75 (43.60%) Windows Server
3 48 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (27.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (20.35%) Linux
6 23 (13.37%) Windows 10
6 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.98%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.65%) Unix
9 7 (4.07%) CentOS
9 7 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.33%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.16%) Debian
12 2 (1.16%) Solaris
12 2 (1.16%) SUSE
13 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.84%) Migration
2 35 (20.35%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (16.86%) ITIL
4 20 (11.63%) DevOps
5 17 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.72%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.56%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.56%) Software Deployment
8 12 (6.98%) Asset Management
8 12 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (6.98%) Server Building
8 12 (6.98%) Time Management
9 10 (5.81%) Software Distribution
10 9 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.23%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.65%) Project Management
11 8 (4.65%) Scrum
11 8 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.07%) High Availability
12 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.42%) PowerShell
2 32 (18.60%) SQL
3 12 (6.98%) Python
4 7 (4.07%) Ruby
5 5 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.91%) VBScript
6 4 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.33%) Perl
6 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.33%) VB
7 3 (1.74%) C
7 3 (1.74%) C++
7 3 (1.74%) Go
7 3 (1.74%) Groovy
7 3 (1.74%) Java
7 3 (1.74%) Java 8
7 3 (1.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.65%) MCSE
6 7 (4.07%) CCNA
7 6 (3.49%) MCSA
8 3 (1.74%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.74%) Degree
8 3 (1.74%) MCP
8 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.16%) CCNP
9 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.16%) MCSD
9 2 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.58%) CCDP
10 1 (0.58%) CISM
10 1 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 96 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (49.42%) Active Directory
3 33 (19.19%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (17.44%) vSphere
5 27 (15.70%) Hyper-V
6 26 (15.12%) XenApp
7 8 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (4.07%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (3.49%) VMware NSX
9 6 (3.49%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.74%) Docker
10 3 (1.74%) QEMU
10 3 (1.74%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (27.33%) SCCM
2 17 (9.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (6.98%) vCenter Server
4 11 (6.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (6.40%) SCOM
5 9 (5.23%) Puppet
5 9 (5.23%) WSUS
6 6 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.33%) Ansible
8 4 (2.33%) HP SIM
8 4 (2.33%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.33%) SmoothWall
9 3 (1.74%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.74%) Terraform
9 3 (1.74%) vMotion
10 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (41.28%) Microsoft
2 47 (27.33%) Citrix
3 30 (17.44%) Cisco
4 28 (16.28%) HP
5 12 (6.98%) Symantec
6 11 (6.40%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.65%) EMC
7 8 (4.65%) Oracle
8 7 (4.07%) NetApp
8 7 (4.07%) Veritas
9 6 (3.49%) Capita
9 6 (3.49%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.91%) Avaya
10 5 (2.91%) Bomgar
10 5 (2.91%) Brocade
10 5 (2.91%) IBM
10 5 (2.91%) Juniper
11 4 (2.33%) Apple
11 4 (2.33%) McAfee
12 3 (1.74%) Google