Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 58 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware 226 215 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.32% 3.65% 3.50%
As % of the Vendors category 10.24% 8.70% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 147 137
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £211 £170 £116
90th Percentile £500 £530 £538
England median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +9.93% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +125.81% -16.17%
10th Percentile £17.48 £14.98 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.63 £35.00 £111.65
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +29.63% +40.26% -25.24%

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 2,207 2,472 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.18% 41.94% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,406 1,472 1,471
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £207 £208 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 169 157
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +12.90% -15.07%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.08 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £44.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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
Manchester +34 134 £390 +15.56% 92
Merseyside +7 33 £350 -10.83% 29
Cheshire -10 28 £363 -3.33% 42
Cumbria +7 13 £424 +35.60%
Lancashire -8 12 £300 -39.39% 11
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 North West region with a requirement for VMware.

1 138 (61.06%) Windows
2 131 (57.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (42.48%) Windows Server
4 79 (34.96%) Active Directory
5 60 (26.55%) Cisco
6 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
6 57 (25.22%) Migration
7 55 (24.34%) ITIL
7 55 (24.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 49 (21.68%) Azure
9 48 (21.24%) Data Centre
10 46 (20.35%) AWS
11 44 (19.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (19.47%) Firewall
11 44 (19.47%) Security Cleared
12 43 (19.03%) Office 365
13 42 (18.58%) SC Cleared
14 36 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 35 (15.49%) DNS
15 35 (15.49%) Citrix
16 34 (15.04%) PowerShell
16 34 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
17 33 (14.60%) Linux
17 33 (14.60%) SQL
17 33 (14.60%) Management Information System
18 32 (14.16%) DHCP
19 31 (13.72%) Capacity Planning
20 29 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
20 29 (12.83%) Hyper-V
21 28 (12.39%) SQL Server

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 18 (7.96%) MS Exchange
1 18 (7.96%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.31%) Apache
3 10 (4.42%) IIS
3 10 (4.42%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.54%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.65%) Confluence
5 6 (2.65%) JBoss
5 6 (2.65%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.21%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.77%) Jetty
7 4 (1.77%) Mongrel
7 4 (1.77%) nginx
7 4 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.68%) Azure
2 46 (20.35%) AWS
3 43 (19.03%) Office 365
4 9 (3.98%) GCP
5 7 (3.10%) GitHub
6 6 (2.65%) PaaS
7 5 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.33%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.88%) IaaS
9 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.88%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.88%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.88%) SaaS
10 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (19.47%) Firewall
2 35 (15.49%) DNS
3 32 (14.16%) DHCP
4 24 (10.62%) LAN
5 20 (8.85%) SAN
6 19 (8.41%) WAN
7 10 (4.42%) HTTP
7 10 (4.42%) MPLS
7 10 (4.42%) Network Security
8 9 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (3.54%) NAS
9 8 (3.54%) SSL
9 8 (3.54%) TCP/IP
10 7 (3.10%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.10%) VoIP
10 7 (3.10%) VSAN
11 6 (2.65%) PBX
11 6 (2.65%) Skype
11 6 (2.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.44%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 15 (6.64%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.65%) GitLab
3 6 (2.65%) JIRA
4 4 (1.77%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (11.50%) Police
2 13 (5.75%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.65%) Finance
5 4 (1.77%) Legal
5 4 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.33%) Banking
6 3 (1.33%) Retail
7 2 (0.88%) Electronics
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 45 (19.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (11.06%) Administrator
3 19 (8.41%) Architect
4 18 (7.96%) Consultant
5 15 (6.64%) DBA
5 15 (6.64%) Server Engineer
5 15 (6.64%) Support Engineer
5 15 (6.64%) VMware Engineer
6 13 (5.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (4.42%) Change Manager
8 10 (4.42%) Network Engineer
9 9 (3.98%) IT Support
9 9 (3.98%) Technical Architect
9 9 (3.98%) VMware Architect
10 8 (3.54%) SQL DBA
10 8 (3.54%) VMware Consultant
10 8 (3.54%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.10%) Oracle DBA
11 7 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.31%) Web Services
2 8 (3.54%) .NET
3 6 (2.65%) Middleware
4 4 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.77%) J2EE
4 4 (1.77%) Servlets
4 4 (1.77%) WCF
5 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.44%) LDAP
5 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 33 (14.60%) Management Information System
3 23 (10.18%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.54%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.65%) Clustering
6 6 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.77%) PKI
8 4 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.33%) NHS
10 2 (0.88%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.88%) Replication
11 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 138 (61.06%) Windows
2 96 (42.48%) Windows Server
3 36 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (14.60%) Linux
6 20 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (5.75%) Unix
8 11 (4.87%) Solaris
9 10 (4.42%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.65%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.77%) CentOS
12 4 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.33%) Android
13 3 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.44%) AIX
14 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.44%) HPUX
14 1 (0.44%) SUSE
14 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.22%) Migration
2 55 (24.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 55 (24.34%) ITIL
3 44 (19.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (13.72%) Capacity Planning
5 25 (11.06%) High Availability
6 24 (10.62%) Project Delivery
7 21 (9.29%) Configuration Management
8 19 (8.41%) Validation
9 16 (7.08%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 16 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (5.75%) Change Control
10 13 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (5.31%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.31%) PRINCE2
12 11 (4.87%) Change Management
12 11 (4.87%) Workflow
13 10 (4.42%) DevOps
13 10 (4.42%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.04%) PowerShell
2 33 (14.60%) SQL
3 13 (5.75%) Bash Shell
4 10 (4.42%) Python
5 6 (2.65%) Java
5 6 (2.65%) VB
5 6 (2.65%) VBScript
6 4 (1.77%) Ruby
7 3 (1.33%) Perl
8 2 (0.88%) Korn
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 42 (18.58%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (7.08%) CCNA
6 13 (5.75%) MCSA
6 13 (5.75%) MCSE
7 9 (3.98%) CCNP
8 8 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.65%) SSCP
10 5 (2.21%) VCP6
11 4 (1.77%) Degree
12 3 (1.33%) CCIE
12 3 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.33%) MCP
12 3 (1.33%) NCDA
12 3 (1.33%) VCP5
13 2 (0.88%) CCA
13 2 (0.88%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.98%) SLA
2 4 (1.77%) PMO
3 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) GMP
5 1 (0.44%) HL7
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 131 (57.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (34.96%) Active Directory
3 29 (12.83%) Hyper-V
3 29 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (8.85%) vSphere
5 18 (7.96%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (6.64%) VMware NSX
7 10 (4.42%) Docker
8 6 (2.65%) VirtualBox
8 6 (2.65%) XenApp
9 5 (2.21%) Firmware
10 4 (1.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (1.77%) NFS
10 4 (1.77%) Xen
11 3 (1.33%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.88%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.88%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.88%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 15 (6.64%) SCCM
2 13 (5.75%) NetBackup
3 10 (4.42%) SCOM
4 8 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.54%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.10%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.65%) Ansible
6 6 (2.65%) HP SIM
6 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.21%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.21%) Puppet
8 4 (1.77%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.77%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.77%) vMotion
8 4 (1.77%) vRealize
9 3 (1.33%) Avamar
9 3 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (26.55%) Cisco
2 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
3 35 (15.49%) Citrix
4 23 (10.18%) NetApp
5 22 (9.73%) Red Hat
6 21 (9.29%) EMC
7 17 (7.52%) Dell
7 17 (7.52%) Oracle
8 15 (6.64%) HP
9 12 (5.31%) Google
10 10 (4.42%) Veeam
11 8 (3.54%) IBM
11 8 (3.54%) McAfee
12 5 (2.21%) Lotus
12 5 (2.21%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.21%) Veritas
13 4 (1.77%) F5
13 4 (1.77%) Meraki
13 4 (1.77%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.77%) Splunk