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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware
England / North West
Rank 50 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1  
Contract jobs citing VMware 93 177 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.63% 4.64% 4.52%
As % of the Vendors category 8.61% 10.73% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 100 70
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £41.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.28% -14.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.22%  

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 1080 1649 1605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.19% 43.20% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 904 782
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 111 84
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -0.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +21 51 £325 +7.88% 34
Merseyside +7 19 £350 -22.22% 10
Cheshire -15 9 £360 -19.46% 12
Lancashire -8 7 £415 +10.66% 3
Cumbria +5 4 £220 -12.00% 1
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 124 (55.86%) Windows
2 96 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (37.39%) Active Directory
4 80 (36.04%) Linux
5 78 (35.14%) Windows Server
6 65 (29.28%) Microsoft
7 60 (27.03%) Citrix
8 56 (25.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (18.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (17.57%) Cisco
11 39 (17.57%) Firewall
12 38 (17.12%) DevOps
13 37 (16.67%) vSphere
13 37 (16.67%) Red Hat
14 34 (15.32%) SQL Server
15 33 (14.86%) Oracle
15 33 (14.86%) DNS
16 32 (14.41%) Puppet
16 32 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (13.96%) MS Exchange
17 31 (13.96%) ITIL
18 29 (13.06%) Data Centre
19 28 (12.61%) SQL
19 28 (12.61%) Security Cleared
20 27 (12.16%) Jenkins
21 26 (11.71%) SC Cleared
21 26 (11.71%) XenApp
22 25 (11.26%) NetApp
22 25 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003

VMware
Top Related 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 31 (13.96%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.66%) IIS
4 9 (4.05%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.60%) Apache
6 6 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.25%) Jetty
7 5 (2.25%) Mongrel
7 5 (2.25%) nginx
7 5 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.25%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.90%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.90%) Confluence
9 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.45%) JBoss
10 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.50%) MS Excel
1 10 (4.50%) MS Office
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.86%) Office 365
4 5 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.25%) Google App Engine
4 5 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.90%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) G Suite
7 1 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.57%) Firewall
2 33 (14.86%) DNS
3 21 (9.46%) DHCP
4 20 (9.01%) TCP/IP
4 20 (9.01%) WAN
5 19 (8.56%) LAN
6 18 (8.11%) SAN
7 16 (7.21%) VLAN
8 14 (6.31%) NAS
9 7 (3.15%) Internet
10 6 (2.70%) FTP
10 6 (2.70%) IPsec
10 6 (2.70%) LDAP
11 5 (2.25%) HTTP
11 5 (2.25%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.25%) SSL
12 4 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.80%) MPLS
12 4 (1.80%) SMTP
12 4 (1.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.31%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.95%) MySQL
3 11 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.25%) Ingres
8 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.80%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (12.16%) Jenkins
2 23 (10.36%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.25%) Travis CI
4 4 (1.80%) Maven
4 4 (1.80%) Subversion
5 3 (1.35%) GitLab
5 3 (1.35%) JIRA
6 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.45%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (4.50%) Manufacturing
2 7 (3.15%) Finance
3 5 (2.25%) Local Government
4 2 (0.90%) Banking
4 2 (0.90%) Marketing
4 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Billing
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
5 1 (0.45%) Games
5 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (11.26%) Analyst
3 21 (9.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (5.41%) Administrator
7 11 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (4.95%) Consultant
8 10 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (4.05%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (3.15%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.70%) DBA
12 6 (2.70%) SQL DBA
12 6 (2.70%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.70%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.41%) Web Services
2 11 (4.95%) .NET
3 7 (3.15%) Middleware
3 7 (3.15%) RESTful
3 7 (3.15%) Spring
4 6 (2.70%) CSS
4 6 (2.70%) HTML
4 6 (2.70%) Spring Boot
5 5 (2.25%) J2EE
5 5 (2.25%) Servlets
6 4 (1.80%) MCollective
7 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.35%) OAuth2
7 3 (1.35%) OpenID
7 3 (1.35%) SAML
8 2 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.45%) COM
9 1 (0.45%) SOAP
9 1 (0.45%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.06%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.60%) Life Science
4 7 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.15%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.25%) Clustering
6 5 (2.25%) Oracle Licensing
7 3 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.35%) NHS
8 2 (0.90%) iPhone
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (0.90%) PKI
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.90%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.45%) BYOD
9 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 124 (55.86%) Windows
2 80 (36.04%) Linux
3 78 (35.14%) Windows Server
4 56 (25.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (18.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (9.01%) Unix
9 11 (4.95%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.50%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (4.50%) SUSE
11 9 (4.05%) Windows 10
12 8 (3.60%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.70%) Solaris
14 5 (2.25%) CentOS
14 5 (2.25%) OS/2
15 3 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.12%) DevOps
2 31 (13.96%) ITIL
3 21 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.56%) Migration
5 18 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 15 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (6.76%) Open Source
7 12 (5.41%) Identity Management
7 12 (5.41%) Kanban
8 11 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.95%) Scrum
9 10 (4.50%) High Availability
10 9 (4.05%) Service Management
11 8 (3.60%) Project Management
11 8 (3.60%) Server Building
12 7 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.15%) Software Licensing
13 6 (2.70%) Coaching
13 6 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (2.70%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.61%) SQL
2 19 (8.56%) Java
3 16 (7.21%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.60%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.60%) Python
5 7 (3.15%) Ruby
6 6 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.35%) VBScript
9 2 (0.90%) Perl
9 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 2 (0.90%) VB
9 2 (0.90%) VB6
10 1 (0.45%) JCL
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) Scala
10 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.66%) MCSE
5 14 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.05%) CCNA
7 7 (3.15%) MCSA
8 6 (2.70%) CCIE
8 6 (2.70%) MCP
9 5 (2.25%) CCDP
9 5 (2.25%) CCNP
9 5 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.80%) MCITP
11 3 (1.35%) RHCE
12 2 (0.90%) CISSP
12 2 (0.90%) SANS
12 2 (0.90%) SSCP
12 2 (0.90%) VCAP
13 1 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.45%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.45%) GDPR
2 1 (0.45%) GxP
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (37.39%) Active Directory
3 37 (16.67%) vSphere
4 26 (11.71%) XenApp
5 20 (9.01%) Hyper-V
6 12 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (4.95%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.60%) ProxySG
9 7 (3.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (3.15%) Docker
9 7 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.25%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.80%) Xen
13 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.90%) VMware GSX
14 1 (0.45%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (14.41%) Puppet
2 23 (10.36%) SCCM
3 15 (6.76%) SCOM
3 15 (6.76%) ZABBIX
4 11 (4.95%) Red Hat Satellite
5 10 (4.50%) Ansible
5 10 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.70%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.25%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.80%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.80%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.80%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.80%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.80%) WSUS
9 3 (1.35%) Graylog
9 3 (1.35%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.35%) Packer
9 3 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 65 (29.28%) Microsoft
2 60 (27.03%) Citrix
3 39 (17.57%) Cisco
4 37 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 33 (14.86%) Oracle
6 25 (11.26%) NetApp
7 20 (9.01%) HP
8 14 (6.31%) IBM
9 10 (4.50%) AppSense
10 9 (4.05%) Atlassian
11 8 (3.60%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.60%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.15%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.15%) Polycom
13 6 (2.70%) Dell
13 6 (2.70%) Google
14 5 (2.25%) SaltStack
14 5 (2.25%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.25%) Symantec
15 4 (1.80%) AppDynamics
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