Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 56 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 254 178 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.22% 3.13% 4.51%
As % of the Vendors category 9.69% 7.37% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 122 165
North West median daily rate £369 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.47% -11.07% +7.69%
10th Percentile £159 £113 £184
90th Percentile £538 £500 £520
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 14
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +50.00% -17.95%
10th Percentile £15.30 £11.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £63.13 £42.03
England median hourly rate £29.11 £20.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year +43.19% -18.69% +11.11%

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 2,622 2,415 2,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.55% 42.49% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,592 1,474 1,787
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 141 121
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £16.19 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.72% -17.50% +15.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +20 135 £338 +1.89% 67
Cheshire +3 54 £375 +33.93% 21
Lancashire -12 35 £470 +43.51% 16
Merseyside -9 14 £410 +152.31% 13
Cumbria -4 2 £369 -13.24% 2
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 184 (72.44%) Windows
2 125 (49.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (44.88%) Active Directory
4 105 (41.34%) Windows Server
5 94 (37.01%) Microsoft
6 64 (25.20%) DNS
7 61 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
7 61 (24.02%) Office 365
8 60 (23.62%) Citrix
9 58 (22.83%) Linux
10 56 (22.05%) Windows 10
11 52 (20.47%) LAN
12 50 (19.69%) WAN
13 48 (18.90%) DHCP
13 48 (18.90%) ITIL
13 48 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 46 (18.11%) PowerShell
15 43 (16.93%) SCCM
15 43 (16.93%) Windows 7
16 42 (16.54%) Security Cleared
16 42 (16.54%) Cisco
17 41 (16.14%) SQL
18 40 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
18 40 (15.75%) Hyper-V
18 40 (15.75%) SC Cleared
18 40 (15.75%) DevOps
19 38 (14.96%) Puppet
19 38 (14.96%) Migration
20 36 (14.17%) TCP/IP
21 35 (13.78%) Firewall

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 32 (12.60%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.09%) IIS
2 18 (7.09%) Tuxedo
3 14 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (5.12%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.72%) nginx
6 11 (4.33%) Apache
7 10 (3.94%) Jetty
7 10 (3.94%) Mongrel
7 10 (3.94%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.94%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.54%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.36%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 61 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 61 (24.02%) Office 365
2 40 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (9.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (3.94%) Google App Engine
6 7 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.76%) IaaS
7 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.20%) DNS
2 52 (20.47%) LAN
3 50 (19.69%) WAN
4 48 (18.90%) DHCP
5 36 (14.17%) TCP/IP
6 35 (13.78%) Firewall
7 32 (12.60%) SAN
8 24 (9.45%) VPN
9 17 (6.69%) NAS
10 15 (5.91%) SSL
11 14 (5.51%) FTP
12 13 (5.12%) HTTP
12 13 (5.12%) IPsec
13 9 (3.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (3.54%) Skype
13 9 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (3.15%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (2.76%) BGP
15 7 (2.76%) OSPF
15 7 (2.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.18%) MySQL
4 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.39%) Informix
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (9.45%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.48%) Artifactory
3 16 (6.30%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.30%) MSI
4 10 (3.94%) Travis CI
5 9 (3.54%) AdminStudio
6 8 (3.15%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.79%) Selenium
8 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.39%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.39%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (4.72%) Finance
2 9 (3.54%) Billing
3 6 (2.36%) Retail
4 5 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.18%) Banking
5 3 (1.18%) Local Government
5 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (6.69%) Analyst
3 17 (6.69%) Support Engineer
4 15 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (5.91%) Architect
5 14 (5.51%) Technical Engineer
6 12 (4.72%) Administrator
6 12 (4.72%) Applications Packager
7 10 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (3.94%) Network Engineer
7 10 (3.94%) Storage Engineer
8 9 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (3.54%) VMware Engineer
9 8 (3.15%) Consultant
9 8 (3.15%) Windows Administrator
10 7 (2.76%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (2.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 7 (2.76%) IT Support
10 7 (2.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.45%) Middleware
2 13 (5.12%) .NET
3 10 (3.94%) J2EE
3 10 (3.94%) Servlets
4 8 (3.15%) OCX
5 6 (2.36%) 802.1X
5 6 (2.36%) Web Services
6 2 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.79%) SOAP
7 1 (0.39%) LAMP
7 1 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.99%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.91%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.72%) Fat Client
4 12 (4.72%) Thin Client
5 11 (4.33%) Clustering
6 9 (3.54%) Replication
7 8 (3.15%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.57%) User Experience
10 3 (1.18%) CMDB
10 3 (1.18%) iPhone
10 3 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.79%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 184 (72.44%) Windows
2 105 (41.34%) Windows Server
3 58 (22.83%) Linux
4 56 (22.05%) Windows 10
5 43 (16.93%) Windows 7
6 31 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (8.27%) Windows XP
9 17 (6.69%) CentOS
10 15 (5.91%) Unix
11 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (3.54%) Windows 8
13 8 (3.15%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.57%) VMS
15 3 (1.18%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.79%) Debian
16 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.39%) Android
17 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 48 (18.90%) ITIL
2 40 (15.75%) DevOps
3 38 (14.96%) Migration
4 32 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (7.87%) Continuous Deployment
7 18 (7.09%) Change Control
7 18 (7.09%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.72%) Application Packaging
9 12 (4.72%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.72%) Open Source
10 11 (4.33%) Test Automation
10 11 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.94%) Software Testing
11 10 (3.94%) Unit Testing
12 9 (3.54%) Change Management
12 9 (3.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.11%) PowerShell
2 41 (16.14%) SQL
3 24 (9.45%) Python
4 21 (8.27%) Perl
5 20 (7.87%) Ruby
5 20 (7.87%) Shell Script
6 15 (5.91%) VB
7 12 (4.72%) VBScript
8 10 (3.94%) Java
9 7 (2.76%) C#
10 4 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.79%) C
11 2 (0.79%) Korn
12 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (9.84%) MCSE
5 21 (8.27%) MCSA
6 16 (6.30%) Degree
7 12 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (3.15%) CCNP
9 8 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.76%) MCP
11 5 (1.97%) CCIE
11 5 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.57%) CCDP
12 4 (1.57%) MCTS
13 3 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.18%) CCNA
14 2 (0.79%) HP APS
14 2 (0.79%) ISEB
14 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.30%) SLA
2 10 (3.94%) QA
3 4 (1.57%) GDPR
4 2 (0.79%) PMO
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) GxP
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (49.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (44.88%) Active Directory
3 40 (15.75%) Hyper-V
4 31 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (8.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (8.27%) vSphere
5 21 (8.27%) XenApp
6 16 (6.30%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (5.91%) VMware NSX
8 14 (5.51%) Xen
9 12 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (2.76%) NFS
11 5 (1.97%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.57%) Docker
13 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.18%) vCloud
13 3 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.79%) XenServer
15 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (16.93%) SCCM
2 38 (14.96%) Puppet
3 11 (4.33%) WSUS
4 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (3.54%) vCenter Server
5 8 (3.15%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.76%) NetApp OnCommand
6 7 (2.76%) OpenView
7 6 (2.36%) Ansible
7 6 (2.36%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.97%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.97%) Terraform
8 5 (1.97%) vMotion
8 5 (1.97%) vRealize
9 4 (1.57%) Forum Sentry
9 4 (1.57%) Grafana
9 4 (1.57%) Packer
9 4 (1.57%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (37.01%) Microsoft
2 60 (23.62%) Citrix
3 42 (16.54%) Cisco
4 28 (11.02%) HP
5 27 (10.63%) Oracle
6 23 (9.06%) Google
7 21 (8.27%) Veeam
8 16 (6.30%) Red Hat
9 15 (5.91%) NetApp
10 13 (5.12%) Xerox
11 10 (3.94%) Meraki
12 8 (3.15%) BMC
12 8 (3.15%) Brocade
12 8 (3.15%) Ivanti
12 8 (3.15%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.36%) Dell
13 6 (2.36%) F5
13 6 (2.36%) Lotus
13 6 (2.36%) Veritas
14 5 (1.97%) Teradici