Period
to 18 March 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 18 March 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 65 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware 206 176 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.65% 3.17% 4.20%
As % of the Vendors category 8.44% 7.77% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 113 136
North West median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -18.75%
10th Percentile £201 £161 £184
90th Percentile £524 £488 £550
England median daily rate £413 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
North West median hourly rate £17.38 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.08% +87.50% -54.29%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.25 £13.05
90th Percentile £29.05 £51.70 £20.00
England median hourly rate £34.51 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +38.04% +6.38% -6.00%

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 2,440 2,265 2,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.22% 40.74% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,507 1,383 1,550
North West median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
10th Percentile £263 £228 £225
90th Percentile £619 £625 £575
England median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 150 107
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £15.78 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.94% -9.86% -18.60%
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.94 £47.50 £46.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.56%

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 18 March 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 18 March 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 18 March 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 +28 122 £350 -5.08% 86
Lancashire -11 31 £288 -13.21% 14
Cheshire -9 28 £375 +25.00% 32
Merseyside -6 13 £325 +4.84% 15
Cumbria -1 2 £513 +65.99% 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 18 March 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.

1 146 (70.87%) Windows
2 93 (45.15%) Active Directory
3 90 (43.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (36.41%) Windows Server
5 74 (35.92%) Microsoft
6 64 (31.07%) Citrix
7 55 (26.70%) Office 365
8 51 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 48 (23.30%) DNS
10 47 (22.82%) Windows 10
11 42 (20.39%) Linux
12 41 (19.90%) Cisco
13 40 (19.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 39 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
14 39 (18.93%) Hyper-V
15 36 (17.48%) TCP/IP
15 36 (17.48%) DHCP
15 36 (17.48%) ITIL
16 34 (16.50%) Migration
17 32 (15.53%) Windows 7
18 30 (14.56%) SCCM
18 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
19 28 (13.59%) SQL
19 28 (13.59%) PowerShell
20 25 (12.14%) LAN
20 25 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (11.65%) MSI
21 24 (11.65%) WAN
22 23 (11.17%) VPN
22 23 (11.17%) 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 23 (11.17%) IIS
2 16 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.31%) Apache
3 13 (6.31%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.83%) nginx
5 10 (4.85%) Jetty
5 10 (4.85%) Mongrel
5 10 (4.85%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.40%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.43%) Tuxedo
8 4 (1.94%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.49%) CMS
11 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 55 (26.70%) Office 365
2 51 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (11.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (6.31%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (4.85%) Google App Engine
8 9 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (4.37%) IaaS
9 8 (3.88%) PaaS
10 5 (2.43%) SaaS
11 2 (0.97%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 48 (23.30%) DNS
2 36 (17.48%) DHCP
2 36 (17.48%) TCP/IP
3 25 (12.14%) LAN
4 24 (11.65%) WAN
5 23 (11.17%) SAN
5 23 (11.17%) VPN
6 19 (9.22%) Firewall
7 14 (6.80%) FTP
8 12 (5.83%) HTTP
8 12 (5.83%) IPsec
8 12 (5.83%) SSL
9 9 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (3.40%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.40%) NAS
11 6 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (2.91%) Skype
12 5 (2.43%) MPLS
12 5 (2.43%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.46%) MySQL
4 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.97%) DB2
4 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (11.65%) MSI
2 17 (8.25%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.80%) AdminStudio
4 11 (5.34%) Wise Package Studio
5 10 (4.85%) Travis CI
6 6 (2.91%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.43%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.97%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.97%) Maven
8 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.97%) Selenium
8 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.49%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.49%) Hudson
9 1 (0.49%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (5.83%) Billing
2 9 (4.37%) Finance
3 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.43%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.94%) Law
6 3 (1.46%) Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Publishing
7 2 (0.97%) Local Government
7 2 (0.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (10.19%) Architect
3 18 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (8.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.80%) Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) VMware Engineer
7 13 (6.31%) Applications Packager
8 11 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.85%) Technical Engineer
9 10 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.88%) Office 365 Engineer
12 7 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (3.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.40%) Network Architect
12 7 (3.40%) Storage Engineer
13 6 (2.91%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.83%) .NET
2 11 (5.34%) OCX
3 10 (4.85%) J2EE
3 10 (4.85%) Servlets
4 9 (4.37%) Web Services
5 5 (2.43%) Middleware
6 4 (1.94%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.97%) SOAP
8 1 (0.49%) LAMP
8 1 (0.49%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.22%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.31%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.88%) Clustering
6 6 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.94%) Fintech
9 3 (1.46%) CMDB
9 3 (1.46%) iPhone
9 3 (1.46%) Replication
9 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.49%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.49%) PKI
11 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 146 (70.87%) Windows
2 75 (36.41%) Windows Server
3 47 (22.82%) Windows 10
4 42 (20.39%) Linux
5 32 (15.53%) Windows 7
6 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (6.31%) CentOS
8 13 (6.31%) Windows XP
9 12 (5.83%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.34%) Unix
11 10 (4.85%) Android
12 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.40%) Apple iOS
14 5 (2.43%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.97%) HPUX
16 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.97%) Solaris
16 2 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (17.48%) ITIL
3 34 (16.50%) Migration
4 23 (11.17%) DevOps
5 17 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (7.28%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (6.80%) Application Packaging
7 14 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (6.31%) Change Control
8 13 (6.31%) Information Security
8 13 (6.31%) Software Testing
9 12 (5.83%) Workflow
10 11 (5.34%) Application Virtualisation
10 11 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.34%) Load Balancing
10 11 (5.34%) Personalization
10 11 (5.34%) Test Automation
10 11 (5.34%) Visualisation
11 10 (4.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.59%) PowerShell
1 28 (13.59%) SQL
2 13 (6.31%) VB
2 13 (6.31%) VBScript
3 12 (5.83%) Java
4 11 (5.34%) C#
5 8 (3.88%) Perl
6 6 (2.91%) Python
6 6 (2.91%) Ruby
6 6 (2.91%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.94%) PHP
8 2 (0.97%) Korn
9 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (10.19%) MCSE
2 21 (10.19%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.71%) Degree
3 20 (9.71%) MCSA
4 19 (9.22%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (3.88%) MCP
8 7 (3.40%) CCNA
9 6 (2.91%) CCNP
9 6 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.46%) CCDP
11 3 (1.46%) CCIE
11 3 (1.46%) SSCP
12 2 (0.97%) HP APS
12 2 (0.97%) ISEB
13 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.77%) SLA
2 12 (5.83%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) GDPR
4 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.97%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) GxP
System Software
1 93 (45.15%) Active Directory
2 90 (43.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (18.93%) Hyper-V
4 23 (11.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (9.71%) XenApp
7 18 (8.74%) vSphere
8 11 (5.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (5.34%) Xen
9 7 (3.40%) NFS
9 7 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (2.43%) XenServer
11 3 (1.46%) Docker
11 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.46%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.97%) Firmware
12 2 (0.97%) vCloud
12 2 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (14.56%) SCCM
2 21 (10.19%) Puppet
3 9 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (2.91%) WSUS
5 5 (2.43%) Ansible
5 5 (2.43%) NetApp OnCommand
6 4 (1.94%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.46%) Grafana
7 3 (1.46%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.46%) SCOM
7 3 (1.46%) ThinApp
7 3 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.46%) vRealize
7 3 (1.46%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.97%) Nagios
8 2 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 74 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 64 (31.07%) Citrix
3 41 (19.90%) Cisco
4 23 (11.17%) Google
5 15 (7.28%) HP
6 14 (6.80%) NetApp
6 14 (6.80%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.83%) Ivanti
8 11 (5.34%) Oracle
8 11 (5.34%) Xerox
9 10 (4.85%) Brocade
9 10 (4.85%) Veeam
10 9 (4.37%) Meraki
11 8 (3.88%) Dell
12 4 (1.94%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.94%) Juniper
12 4 (1.94%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.94%) Symantec
13 3 (1.46%) Avaya
13 3 (1.46%) RedGate