Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 47 43
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware 173 202 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.95% 3.68% 4.29%
As % of the Vendors category 7.28% 8.45% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 131 212
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +24.66%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £217
90th Percentile £519 £575 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +6.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 17
North West median hourly rate £28.13 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.78% -23.81% -6.67%
10th Percentile £18.63 £10.91 £13.20
90th Percentile £34.38 £35.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £26.29
% change year-on-year +25.58% -18.21% +16.83%

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 2,378 2,390 3,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.60% 43.58% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,398 1,383 1,937
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £225 £253
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 154 171
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.85 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +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 21 June 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 June 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 June 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 -26 78 £375 +15.38% 74
Cheshire +5 42 £335 -4.29% 11
Lancashire -23 21 £500 +16.89% 9
Merseyside -11 8 £315 -10.00% 13
Cumbria -8 6 £275 +22.22% 4
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 (74.57%) Windows
2 103 (59.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (43.93%) Active Directory
4 73 (42.20%) Windows Server
5 63 (36.42%) Microsoft
6 50 (28.90%) PowerShell
7 46 (26.59%) SAN
8 44 (25.43%) Citrix
8 44 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (25.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (24.86%) Cisco
10 42 (24.28%) SCCM
11 38 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (21.97%) Linux
11 38 (21.97%) Migration
12 35 (20.23%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (19.65%) LAN
14 33 (19.08%) WAN
15 32 (18.50%) ITIL
15 32 (18.50%) VMware ESXi
16 31 (17.92%) vSphere
16 31 (17.92%) TCP/IP
17 30 (17.34%) SQL
18 29 (16.76%) XenApp
19 28 (16.18%) Hyper-V
19 28 (16.18%) Office 365
19 28 (16.18%) HP
20 27 (15.61%) Firewall
21 26 (15.03%) MS Exchange
22 24 (13.87%) Windows 10

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 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.98%) IIS
2 19 (10.98%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.89%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.73%) Apache
6 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.16%) Confluence
7 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.16%) JBoss
7 2 (1.16%) Site Server
7 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (16.18%) Office 365
3 23 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.47%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.31%) PaaS
6 3 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.73%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.16%) GitHub
7 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.16%) IaaS
7 2 (1.16%) SaaS
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.58%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 46 (26.59%) SAN
2 34 (19.65%) LAN
3 33 (19.08%) WAN
4 31 (17.92%) TCP/IP
5 27 (15.61%) Firewall
6 22 (12.72%) DNS
7 16 (9.25%) DHCP
8 14 (8.09%) Skype
9 12 (6.94%) IPsec
9 12 (6.94%) NAS
10 11 (6.36%) VoIP
11 10 (5.78%) MPLS
12 9 (5.20%) DMZ
12 9 (5.20%) Ethernet
13 8 (4.62%) VPN
14 5 (2.89%) Reverse Proxy
15 4 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (2.31%) HTTP
15 4 (2.31%) Internet
16 3 (1.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.73%) MySQL
3 3 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.16%) Big Data
4 2 (1.16%) SQLite
5 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.58%) Redis
5 1 (0.58%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.89%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.31%) MSI
5 3 (1.73%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.16%) GitLab
6 2 (1.16%) JIRA
6 2 (1.16%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.58%) GoCD
General
1 14 (8.09%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Local Government
3 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.47%) Retail
4 4 (2.31%) Banking
5 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.73%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (20.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (11.56%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.98%) Consultant
4 17 (9.83%) Server Engineer
5 14 (8.09%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.51%) Analyst
6 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Support
7 12 (6.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 10 (5.78%) VMware Engineer
9 9 (5.20%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.62%) Architect
10 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (4.05%) IT Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Network Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Storage Analyst
12 6 (3.47%) Azure Consultant
12 6 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.78%) Middleware
2 6 (3.47%) LDAP
3 5 (2.89%) .NET
3 5 (2.89%) Web Services
4 4 (2.31%) JSON
5 3 (1.73%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.73%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.73%) Express
5 3 (1.73%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.73%) Spring
5 3 (1.73%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.16%) Node.js
6 2 (1.16%) XML
7 1 (0.58%) JMS
7 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.58%) REST
7 1 (0.58%) SOAP
7 1 (0.58%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.29%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.67%) Clustering
4 11 (6.36%) PKI
5 7 (4.05%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.31%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.31%) Life Science
7 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.73%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.16%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.16%) Replication
8 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.58%) BYOD
9 1 (0.58%) CCTV
9 1 (0.58%) EPoS
9 1 (0.58%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 129 (74.57%) Windows
2 73 (42.20%) Windows Server
3 44 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (25.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (21.97%) Linux
5 24 (13.87%) Windows 10
6 19 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (8.09%) Unix
7 14 (8.09%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.78%) CentOS
9 7 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.05%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.31%) Debian
10 4 (2.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.16%) AIX
11 2 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.16%) Solaris
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.97%) Migration
2 35 (20.23%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (18.50%) ITIL
4 23 (13.29%) DevOps
5 18 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.51%) Server Building
6 13 (7.51%) Software Deployment
7 12 (6.94%) Configuration Management
7 12 (6.94%) Time Management
8 11 (6.36%) Asset Management
8 11 (6.36%) Deployment Automation
9 10 (5.78%) Problem Management
9 10 (5.78%) Software Distribution
10 9 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.20%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.62%) High Availability
11 8 (4.62%) Project Management
11 8 (4.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.90%) PowerShell
2 30 (17.34%) SQL
3 16 (9.25%) Python
4 10 (5.78%) Ruby
5 7 (4.05%) Perl
5 7 (4.05%) VBScript
6 6 (3.47%) VB
7 5 (2.89%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.89%) Java
7 5 (2.89%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.73%) C
9 3 (1.73%) C++
9 3 (1.73%) Go
9 3 (1.73%) Groovy
9 3 (1.73%) Java 8
9 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.73%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.16%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.20%) MCSE
5 8 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.05%) MCSA
7 6 (3.47%) CCNA
8 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.73%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.73%) MCITP
9 3 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.16%) CCNP
10 2 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.16%) MCP
11 1 (0.58%) CCDP
11 1 (0.58%) CISM
11 1 (0.58%) CISSP
11 1 (0.58%) Degree
11 1 (0.58%) MCDST
11 1 (0.58%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 103 (59.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (43.93%) Active Directory
3 32 (18.50%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (17.92%) vSphere
5 29 (16.76%) XenApp
6 28 (16.18%) Hyper-V
7 14 (8.09%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (5.20%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.05%) Docker
10 6 (3.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (3.47%) VMware NSX
11 4 (2.31%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.73%) QEMU
12 3 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.73%) XenServer
13 2 (1.16%) KVM
13 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (24.28%) SCCM
2 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (6.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (6.36%) SCOM
4 10 (5.78%) Puppet
5 9 (5.20%) vCenter Server
5 9 (5.20%) WSUS
6 8 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (4.05%) Ansible
7 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.31%) HP SIM
8 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.31%) SmoothWall
9 3 (1.73%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.73%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (1.73%) Packer
9 3 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.73%) Terraform
9 3 (1.73%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.73%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (36.42%) Microsoft
2 44 (25.43%) Citrix
3 43 (24.86%) Cisco
4 28 (16.18%) HP
5 17 (9.83%) EMC
6 12 (6.94%) Symantec
7 11 (6.36%) NetApp
8 8 (4.62%) Avaya
8 8 (4.62%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.05%) Brocade
9 7 (4.05%) SAP
10 6 (3.47%) Bomgar
10 6 (3.47%) Juniper
10 6 (3.47%) McAfee
10 6 (3.47%) Veritas
11 5 (2.89%) IBM
12 4 (2.31%) Apple
12 4 (2.31%) Capita
12 4 (2.31%) Oracle
12 4 (2.31%) Wyse