Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 50 39
Rank change year-on-year -15 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 200 205 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.29% 3.56% 4.49%
As % of the Vendors category 7.95% 8.13% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 133 202
North West median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £175 £123 £213
90th Percentile £520 £538 £475
England median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
North West median hourly rate £29.38 £16.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.59% -22.82% +9.11%
10th Percentile £15.49 £10.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £79.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £27.00 £18.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +47.95% -27.00% +9.51%

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 2,515 2,521 3,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.33% 43.84% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 1,439 1,980
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.70% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 158 138
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.77% +0.76%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.00 £47.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -9 89 £350 +7.69% 68
Cheshire -1 56 £335 +3.08% 13
Lancashire -19 26 £500 +14.61% 9
Merseyside +3 10 £400 - 8
Cumbria -12 3 £313 +38.89% 2
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 141 (70.50%) Windows
2 116 (58.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (47.50%) Windows Server
4 83 (41.50%) Active Directory
5 67 (33.50%) Microsoft
6 55 (27.50%) Citrix
7 52 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 48 (24.00%) Cisco
8 48 (24.00%) SCCM
9 47 (23.50%) Linux
10 45 (22.50%) SAN
11 44 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (21.50%) PowerShell
13 42 (21.00%) ITIL
14 41 (20.50%) LAN
14 41 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 40 (20.00%) WAN
16 38 (19.00%) Security Cleared
17 37 (18.50%) SC Cleared
18 36 (18.00%) Office 365
19 35 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 35 (17.50%) TCP/IP
19 35 (17.50%) SQL
20 34 (17.00%) DNS
20 34 (17.00%) MS Exchange
20 34 (17.00%) Migration
21 30 (15.00%) Firewall
21 30 (15.00%) HP
21 30 (15.00%) DevOps
22 29 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012

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 34 (17.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.00%) Skype for Business
3 17 (8.50%) IIS
4 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.00%) Tuxedo
6 6 (3.00%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.50%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.50%) Apache
8 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.00%) Confluence
9 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.00%) JBoss
9 2 (1.00%) Site Server
9 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 41 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (18.00%) Office 365
3 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.50%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.50%) PaaS
7 2 (1.00%) GitHub
7 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.50%) G Suite
8 1 (0.50%) IaaS
8 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (22.50%) SAN
2 41 (20.50%) LAN
3 40 (20.00%) WAN
4 35 (17.50%) TCP/IP
5 34 (17.00%) DNS
6 30 (15.00%) Firewall
7 26 (13.00%) DHCP
8 16 (8.00%) NAS
8 16 (8.00%) Skype
9 12 (6.00%) IPsec
9 12 (6.00%) VPN
10 11 (5.50%) VoIP
11 9 (4.50%) DMZ
11 9 (4.50%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.00%) Internet
12 6 (3.00%) MPLS
13 5 (2.50%) HTTP
13 5 (2.50%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.50%) Software-Defined Networking
14 4 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.50%) MySQL
3 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.00%) SQLite
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Redis
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.00%) Artifactory
3 9 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.50%) MSI
5 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.00%) GitLab
7 2 (1.00%) JIRA
7 2 (1.00%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.50%) GoCD
8 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (6.00%) Finance
2 6 (3.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.00%) Retail
3 4 (2.00%) Banking
3 4 (2.00%) Local Government
4 3 (1.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.50%) Law
5 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (19.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 17 (8.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.50%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.00%) Analyst
6 13 (6.50%) Consultant
6 13 (6.50%) Infrastructure Support
7 12 (6.00%) Administrator
7 12 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (6.00%) Server Engineer
8 10 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 9 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.50%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Network Engineer
11 7 (3.50%) Architect
11 7 (3.50%) IT Support
11 7 (3.50%) Storage Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Windows Administrator
11 7 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (3.00%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.00%) Middleware
2 5 (2.50%) .NET
3 4 (2.00%) JSON
3 4 (2.00%) LDAP
3 4 (2.00%) Web Services
4 3 (1.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.50%) Express
4 3 (1.50%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.50%) Node.js
4 3 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.50%) Spring
4 3 (1.50%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.00%) XML
6 1 (0.50%) JMS
6 1 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.50%) OCX
6 1 (0.50%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.50%) Clustering
3 12 (6.00%) Fat Client
3 12 (6.00%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.00%) PKI
5 6 (3.00%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.00%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.00%) EMC VNX
6 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.00%) Life Science
6 4 (2.00%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.00%) Replication
7 3 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.00%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 141 (70.50%) Windows
2 95 (47.50%) Windows Server
3 47 (23.50%) Linux
4 35 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (14.00%) Windows 10
7 27 (13.50%) Windows 7
8 17 (8.50%) Unix
8 17 (8.50%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (5.50%) CentOS
11 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (3.00%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.50%) Debian
14 3 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.00%) AIX
15 2 (1.00%) Solaris
16 1 (0.50%) HPUX
16 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 44 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (21.00%) ITIL
4 34 (17.00%) Migration
5 30 (15.00%) DevOps
6 18 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 14 (7.00%) Deployment Automation
9 13 (6.50%) Load Balancing
9 13 (6.50%) Software Deployment
10 12 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (6.00%) Time Management
11 11 (5.50%) Asset Management
12 10 (5.00%) Change Management
12 10 (5.00%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.00%) PRINCE2
12 10 (5.00%) Problem Management
13 9 (4.50%) Software Distribution
14 8 (4.00%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.50%) PowerShell
2 35 (17.50%) SQL
3 25 (12.50%) Python
4 23 (11.50%) Ruby
5 19 (9.50%) Perl
6 15 (7.50%) Shell Script
7 13 (6.50%) VB
8 9 (4.50%) VBScript
9 6 (3.00%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.50%) Java
10 5 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.50%) C
11 3 (1.50%) C++
11 3 (1.50%) Go
11 3 (1.50%) Groovy
11 3 (1.50%) Java 8
11 3 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.00%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (18.50%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.00%) MCSE
5 9 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (3.50%) MCSA
8 5 (2.50%) CCNA
9 4 (2.00%) MCP
9 4 (2.00%) MCTS
9 4 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.50%) MCITP
11 2 (1.00%) CCNP
11 2 (1.00%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.50%) CCDP
12 1 (0.50%) CISM
12 1 (0.50%) CISSP
12 1 (0.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 116 (58.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (41.50%) Active Directory
3 29 (14.50%) Hyper-V
3 29 (14.50%) VMware ESXi
3 29 (14.50%) XenApp
4 26 (13.00%) vSphere
5 18 (9.00%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (7.00%) VMware NSX
7 12 (6.00%) XenDesktop
8 10 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (3.50%) Docker
10 6 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.00%) XenServer
13 3 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.50%) QEMU
13 3 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (24.00%) SCCM
2 22 (11.00%) Puppet
3 13 (6.50%) vCenter Server
3 13 (6.50%) WSUS
4 10 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (4.50%) NetBackup
5 9 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.00%) Ansible
6 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (3.00%) SCOM
8 6 (3.00%) vMotion
9 5 (2.50%) Terraform
9 5 (2.50%) vRealize
10 4 (2.00%) Grafana
10 4 (2.00%) Nagios
10 4 (2.00%) Prometheus
10 4 (2.00%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.50%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 55 (27.50%) Citrix
3 48 (24.00%) Cisco
4 30 (15.00%) HP
5 18 (9.00%) EMC
6 16 (8.00%) Oracle
7 13 (6.50%) Red Hat
8 12 (6.00%) Symantec
9 11 (5.50%) NetApp
10 7 (3.50%) Brocade
10 7 (3.50%) SAP
10 7 (3.50%) Veeam
10 7 (3.50%) Veritas
11 6 (3.00%) Bomgar
11 6 (3.00%) IBM
11 6 (3.00%) Lotus
11 6 (3.00%) Xerox
12 5 (2.50%) Avaya
12 5 (2.50%) Clearswift
12 5 (2.50%) Juniper