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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 51 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 -29  
Contract jobs citing VMware 114 134 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.87% 3.57% 6.34%
As % of the Vendors category 8.59% 7.89% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 82 136
Median daily rate £364 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% +18.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +3.49% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £15.13 £19.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% -23.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.25 £21.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £28.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -39.47% +29.54%  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1327 1699 1687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 45.01% 45.29% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 997 856
Median daily rate £413 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 58 109
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +16.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing VMware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 41 £365 +12.30% 35
Lancashire +17 30 £453 +9.36% 6
Cheshire +5 21 £325 -19.75% 18
Merseyside +4 16 £300 -7.69% 3
Cumbria +5 6 £225 -10.00%
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VMware.

1 125 (60.10%) Windows
2 112 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (37.02%) Active Directory
4 76 (36.54%) Microsoft
5 68 (32.69%) Linux
6 65 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 54 (25.96%) Citrix
8 46 (22.12%) MS Exchange
9 44 (21.15%) DNS
10 42 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (18.27%) vSphere
12 37 (17.79%) DevOps
12 37 (17.79%) Data Centre
13 36 (17.31%) Cisco
14 34 (16.35%) Migration
15 32 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (14.90%) Security Cleared
17 30 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 30 (14.42%) SQL Server
18 28 (13.46%) Firewall
19 27 (12.98%) HP
19 27 (12.98%) SC Cleared
19 27 (12.98%) Hyper-V
20 26 (12.50%) Office 365
21 25 (12.02%) SQL
21 25 (12.02%) ITIL
21 25 (12.02%) DHCP
21 25 (12.02%) LAN
22 24 (11.54%) WAN
23 23 (11.06%) Windows 7

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 46 (22.12%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (7.21%) IIS
3 15 (7.21%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.29%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.33%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.85%) Apache
6 8 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.88%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (2.40%) Confluence
8 5 (2.40%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.92%) Jetty
9 4 (1.92%) Mongrel
9 4 (1.92%) nginx
9 4 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.44%) SAS
11 2 (0.96%) JBoss
12 1 (0.48%) iPlanet
Applications
1 22 (10.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Maximo
2 3 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.50%) Office 365
2 18 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.85%) IaaS
5 6 (2.88%) PaaS
6 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.40%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.92%) Bluemix
7 4 (1.92%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) G Suite
8 1 (0.48%) GitHub
8 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.15%) DNS
2 28 (13.46%) Firewall
3 25 (12.02%) DHCP
3 25 (12.02%) LAN
4 24 (11.54%) WAN
5 21 (10.10%) SAN
6 20 (9.62%) TCP/IP
7 19 (9.13%) NAS
8 13 (6.25%) VPN
9 10 (4.81%) VoIP
10 8 (3.85%) Skype
11 7 (3.37%) MPLS
11 7 (3.37%) VLAN
12 6 (2.88%) FTP
12 6 (2.88%) Internet
12 6 (2.88%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.40%) IPsec
13 5 (2.40%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.40%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.33%) MongoDB
2 9 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.37%) MySQL
3 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.88%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.44%) DB2
7 3 (1.44%) Redis
7 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.48%) Big Data
9 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.48%) Impala
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (10.58%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.17%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.37%) GitLab
4 6 (2.88%) JIRA
4 6 (2.88%) Subversion
5 4 (1.92%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.92%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.44%) Gradle
7 2 (0.96%) Maven
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.48%) CMake
8 1 (0.48%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.48%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.48%) WiX
General
1 12 (5.77%) Finance
1 12 (5.77%) Manufacturing
2 4 (1.92%) Games
3 3 (1.44%) Banking
3 3 (1.44%) Local Government
4 2 (0.96%) Law
4 2 (0.96%) Marketing
4 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.48%) Advertising
5 1 (0.48%) Billing
5 1 (0.48%) Electronics
5 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (11.06%) Analyst
2 21 (10.10%) Architect
3 18 (8.65%) Administrator
4 17 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (4.81%) Consultant
7 10 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.33%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.33%) VMware Specialist
8 9 (4.33%) Windows Administrator
9 8 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (3.85%) Server Administrator
10 7 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.37%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (3.37%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.25%) Middleware
2 9 (4.33%) .NET
3 7 (3.37%) HTML
3 7 (3.37%) Spring
4 6 (2.88%) CSS
4 6 (2.88%) RESTful
4 6 (2.88%) Spring Boot
5 5 (2.40%) Web Services
6 4 (1.92%) J2EE
6 4 (1.92%) Servlets
7 3 (1.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.44%) EDI
8 2 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.96%) LAMP
9 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.48%) Flash
9 1 (0.48%) REST
9 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.48%) spray
9 1 (0.48%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.79%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.73%) Replication
3 10 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.85%) Clustering
5 8 (3.85%) Life Science
6 7 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.92%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.44%) AS400
9 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.44%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.44%) iSeries
9 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.48%) BYOD
11 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 125 (60.10%) Windows
2 68 (32.69%) Linux
3 65 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 42 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (11.06%) Windows 7
7 17 (8.17%) Unix
8 15 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (6.73%) SUSE
10 13 (6.25%) Windows 10
11 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (4.33%) Ubuntu
13 8 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (2.40%) AIX
15 4 (1.92%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.92%) zOS
16 3 (1.44%) CentOS
16 3 (1.44%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.96%) HPUX
17 2 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.79%) DevOps
2 34 (16.35%) Migration
3 25 (12.02%) ITIL
4 19 (9.13%) Configuration Management
5 18 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (6.73%) Open Source
8 9 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.33%) High Availability
9 8 (3.85%) CRM
9 8 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.85%) Scrum
10 7 (3.37%) Service Management
11 6 (2.88%) API Design
11 6 (2.88%) BDD
11 6 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.88%) Front End Development
11 6 (2.88%) Kanban
11 6 (2.88%) Microservices
11 6 (2.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.02%) SQL
2 20 (9.62%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.73%) Java
4 7 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.96%) C#
5 2 (0.96%) Python
5 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.48%) C++
6 1 (0.48%) Groovy
6 1 (0.48%) JCL
6 1 (0.48%) PHP
6 1 (0.48%) Scala
6 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (14.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.29%) MCSA
5 11 (5.29%) MCSE
6 9 (4.33%) CCNA
7 7 (3.37%) MCP
7 7 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.92%) CCDP
8 4 (1.92%) CCIE
8 4 (1.92%) MCITP
9 3 (1.44%) ACSP
9 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.44%) CCNP
9 3 (1.44%) HP AIS
9 3 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.96%) CISSP
10 2 (0.96%) SANS
10 2 (0.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) COBIT
2 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.48%) GDPR
2 1 (0.48%) GxP
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (37.02%) Active Directory
3 38 (18.27%) vSphere
4 27 (12.98%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.21%) XenApp
6 13 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.37%) Docker
8 6 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.88%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.92%) Xen
10 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.48%) Firmware
10 1 (0.48%) HDFS
10 1 (0.48%) NFS
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (11.06%) SCCM
2 21 (10.10%) Puppet
3 17 (8.17%) Ansible
4 12 (5.77%) SCOM
5 11 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.37%) SCOrch
6 7 (3.37%) Terraform
7 6 (2.88%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.88%) vMotion
7 6 (2.88%) WSUS
8 5 (2.40%) BladeLogic
8 5 (2.40%) Salt
9 4 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.44%) Packer
10 3 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.44%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 76 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 54 (25.96%) Citrix
3 36 (17.31%) Cisco
4 27 (12.98%) HP
5 19 (9.13%) IBM
6 15 (7.21%) NetApp
7 14 (6.73%) Red Hat
8 13 (6.25%) Oracle
9 11 (5.29%) PlateSpin
10 9 (4.33%) Dell
10 9 (4.33%) EMC
11 8 (3.85%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.85%) Palo Alto
11 8 (3.85%) Veeam
12 7 (3.37%) Polycom
13 6 (2.88%) Apple
13 6 (2.88%) Google
13 6 (2.88%) SAP
13 6 (2.88%) SonicWALL
14 5 (2.40%) Juniper
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £575 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 6 days ago