Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 47 38
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware 226 202 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.82% 3.60% 4.41%
As % of the Vendors category 9.07% 8.19% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 137 189
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.16% +18.40%
10th Percentile £175 £112 £206
90th Percentile £538 £530 £495
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 15
North West median hourly rate £28.72 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.91% +4.62% -10.96%
10th Percentile £11.73 £10.75 £11.60
90th Percentile £35.00 £68.75 £41.70
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% -27.27% +22.22%

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 2,491 2,467 3,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.06% 44.00% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,481 1,449 1,947
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £210 £224 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 154 137
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.60 £19.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.22% -21.44% +14.48%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.48 £43.75 £45.30
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -2.86%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -7 119 £338 -3.57% 74
Cheshire +1 57 £375 +25.00% 22
Lancashire -22 25 £491 +36.93% 15
Merseyside +1 13 £431 +56.82% 15
Cumbria -7 2 £313 -21.88% 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 158 (69.91%) Windows
2 112 (49.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (46.46%) Windows Server
4 101 (44.69%) Active Directory
5 70 (30.97%) Microsoft
6 61 (26.99%) Microsoft Azure
7 56 (24.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 55 (24.34%) Cisco
9 54 (23.89%) PowerShell
10 53 (23.45%) Office 365
10 53 (23.45%) Citrix
11 50 (22.12%) DNS
12 49 (21.68%) Linux
12 49 (21.68%) WAN
13 48 (21.24%) LAN
14 44 (19.47%) ITIL
15 43 (19.03%) SCCM
16 40 (17.70%) Security Cleared
17 39 (17.26%) DHCP
17 39 (17.26%) MS Exchange
18 38 (16.81%) SQL
18 38 (16.81%) Firewall
18 38 (16.81%) SC Cleared
18 38 (16.81%) Hyper-V
19 37 (16.37%) SAN
20 35 (15.49%) Migration
20 35 (15.49%) Data Centre
21 33 (14.60%) Windows 10
22 31 (13.72%) Windows 7
22 31 (13.72%) HP

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 39 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (8.85%) Skype for Business
3 17 (7.52%) Tuxedo
4 10 (4.42%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.54%) IIS
6 7 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.65%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.88%) Apache
9 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.88%) Site Server
10 1 (0.44%) nginx
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 61 (26.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (23.45%) Office 365
3 28 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.65%) IaaS
7 3 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.88%) PaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.44%) G Suite
9 1 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.12%) DNS
2 49 (21.68%) WAN
3 48 (21.24%) LAN
4 39 (17.26%) DHCP
5 38 (16.81%) Firewall
6 37 (16.37%) SAN
7 27 (11.95%) TCP/IP
8 26 (11.50%) VPN
9 19 (8.41%) Skype
10 13 (5.75%) NAS
11 10 (4.42%) VoIP
12 9 (3.98%) MPLS
13 7 (3.10%) BGP
13 7 (3.10%) OSPF
13 7 (3.10%) Wireless
14 6 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (2.21%) iSCSI
15 5 (2.21%) Software-Defined Networking
15 5 (2.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.98%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.65%) MySQL
4 2 (0.88%) SQLite
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) Informix
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) Redis
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.96%) Artifactory
3 10 (4.42%) MSI
4 7 (3.10%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.77%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.33%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.88%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.88%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.44%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.44%) GoCD
9 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.44%) Selenium
9 1 (0.44%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (3.10%) Finance
2 6 (2.65%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.21%) Retail
4 3 (1.33%) Billing
4 3 (1.33%) Local Government
4 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (10.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (8.85%) Analyst
4 14 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (5.31%) Architect
5 12 (5.31%) Server Engineer
5 12 (5.31%) Support Engineer
6 10 (4.42%) Administrator
6 10 (4.42%) Consultant
6 10 (4.42%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.42%) Technical Engineer
7 9 (3.98%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (3.54%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (3.54%) IT Support
8 8 (3.54%) Windows Administrator
9 7 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.10%) IT Engineer
9 7 (3.10%) Storage Analyst
9 7 (3.10%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.39%) Middleware
2 5 (2.21%) Web Services
3 4 (1.77%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.77%) JSON
3 4 (1.77%) LDAP
4 3 (1.33%) .NET
4 3 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.88%) OCX
5 2 (0.88%) XML
6 1 (0.44%) JMS
6 1 (0.44%) Kafka
6 1 (0.44%) LAMP
6 1 (0.44%) Node.js
6 1 (0.44%) REST
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.31%) Fat Client
3 12 (5.31%) Thin Client
4 11 (4.87%) Clustering
4 11 (4.87%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.54%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (3.54%) Replication
6 6 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.77%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.77%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.77%) Life Science
7 4 (1.77%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.77%) User Experience
8 3 (1.33%) CMDB
8 3 (1.33%) iPhone
8 3 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 158 (69.91%) Windows
2 105 (46.46%) Windows Server
3 49 (21.68%) Linux
4 33 (14.60%) Windows 10
5 31 (13.72%) Windows 7
6 25 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (7.08%) Unix
7 16 (7.08%) Windows XP
8 12 (5.31%) CentOS
9 11 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.77%) Debian
11 4 (1.77%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.77%) VMS
12 3 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.33%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.88%) AIX
13 2 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 44 (19.47%) ITIL
3 35 (15.49%) Migration
4 30 (13.27%) DevOps
5 25 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (8.41%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (7.52%) Load Balancing
9 16 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.87%) Change Control
11 10 (4.42%) Change Management
12 9 (3.98%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (3.54%) Data Management
13 8 (3.54%) Network Design
13 8 (3.54%) Network Virtualisation
14 7 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (3.10%) High Availability
14 7 (3.10%) Patch Management
14 7 (3.10%) PRINCE2
14 7 (3.10%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.89%) PowerShell
2 38 (16.81%) SQL
3 26 (11.50%) Python
4 24 (10.62%) Perl
5 22 (9.73%) Ruby
6 19 (8.41%) Shell Script
7 13 (5.75%) VB
8 10 (4.42%) VBScript
9 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.33%) PHP
10 2 (0.88%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.88%) Java
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) C#
11 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 38 (16.81%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (10.18%) MCSE
5 17 (7.52%) MCSA
6 10 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.42%) Degree
7 6 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.21%) CCNP
8 5 (2.21%) MCP
9 4 (1.77%) CCNA
9 4 (1.77%) MCTS
9 4 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.33%) MCITP
11 2 (0.88%) CCDP
11 2 (0.88%) CCIE
11 2 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.88%) HP APS
11 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.42%) SLA
2 6 (2.65%) QA
3 3 (1.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) GxP
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (49.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (44.69%) Active Directory
3 38 (16.81%) Hyper-V
4 23 (10.18%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (9.29%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (9.29%) XenApp
6 19 (8.41%) vSphere
7 15 (6.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (6.64%) VMware NSX
8 9 (3.98%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.10%) Docker
10 6 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.21%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.77%) XenServer
13 3 (1.33%) NFS
13 3 (1.33%) Xen
14 2 (0.88%) KVM
14 2 (0.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (19.03%) SCCM
2 29 (12.83%) Puppet
3 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (3.98%) NetBackup
3 9 (3.98%) WSUS
4 8 (3.54%) Ansible
4 8 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.54%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.10%) OpenView
5 7 (3.10%) ZABBIX
6 6 (2.65%) Grafana
6 6 (2.65%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.21%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.21%) Nagios
7 5 (2.21%) vMotion
7 5 (2.21%) vRealize
8 4 (1.77%) Packer
8 4 (1.77%) SCOM
8 4 (1.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (30.97%) Microsoft
2 55 (24.34%) Cisco
3 53 (23.45%) Citrix
4 31 (13.72%) HP
5 25 (11.06%) Oracle
6 15 (6.64%) Veeam
7 14 (6.19%) EMC
8 12 (5.31%) NetApp
9 11 (4.87%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.54%) Google
11 7 (3.10%) SAP
11 7 (3.10%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.10%) Xerox
12 6 (2.65%) BMC
12 6 (2.65%) Juniper
12 6 (2.65%) Lotus
12 6 (2.65%) Veritas
13 5 (2.21%) Altiris
13 5 (2.21%) Avaya
13 5 (2.21%) Clearswift