Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 38 35
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 182 303 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.22% 4.44% 4.28%
As % of the Vendors category 7.48% 9.61% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 178 219
North West median daily rate £314 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.36% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £110 £178 £205
90th Percentile £500 £494 £488
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 22
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -22.08% +12.41%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £88.75 £41.70 £35.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.53% +17.78% +5.88%

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 2434 3152 3571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.09% 46.15% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1879 1962
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 126 180
North West median hourly rate £16.10 £18.13 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +4.05% +8.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.69 £11.24
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.38 £46.29
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -25 86 £325 -7.14% 26
Cheshire +14 43 £300 -14.29% 15
Lancashire -2 21 £328 +45.56% 3
Merseyside -6 18 £200 -52.94% 1
Cumbria -3 6 £425 +36.00%
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 112 (61.54%) Windows
2 90 (49.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (43.96%) Active Directory
4 66 (36.26%) Windows Server
5 65 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 46 (25.27%) DNS
7 45 (24.73%) Citrix
8 41 (22.53%) MS Exchange
9 40 (21.98%) Hyper-V
10 39 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (21.43%) Linux
11 36 (19.78%) DHCP
12 33 (18.13%) ITIL
13 32 (17.58%) Cisco
13 32 (17.58%) SAN
14 31 (17.03%) Office 365
15 29 (15.93%) Puppet
16 28 (15.38%) DevOps
17 27 (14.84%) Windows 7
18 26 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
19 25 (13.74%) SCCM
19 25 (13.74%) Firewall
20 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
20 24 (13.19%) PowerShell
20 24 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (13.19%) vSphere
21 23 (12.64%) SQL Server
22 22 (12.09%) HP
22 22 (12.09%) Migration

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 41 (22.53%) MS Exchange
2 26 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.95%) Apache
5 8 (4.40%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.85%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.30%) IIS
8 5 (2.75%) nginx
9 4 (2.20%) JBoss
10 3 (1.65%) Confluence
10 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.65%) Tuxedo
11 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.10%) WordPress
12 1 (0.55%) ArchestrA
12 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.55%) SAS
12 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.55%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.03%) Office 365
2 24 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (3.30%) Serverless
5 5 (2.75%) SaaS
6 4 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.10%) IaaS
7 2 (1.10%) PaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.27%) DNS
2 36 (19.78%) DHCP
3 32 (17.58%) SAN
4 25 (13.74%) Firewall
5 21 (11.54%) WAN
6 16 (8.79%) LAN
6 16 (8.79%) NAS
7 12 (6.59%) TCP/IP
8 11 (6.04%) VoIP
8 11 (6.04%) VPN
9 7 (3.85%) ISDN
9 7 (3.85%) VLAN
10 6 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.75%) MPLS
11 5 (2.75%) Network Security
11 5 (2.75%) Skype
12 4 (2.20%) ADSL
12 4 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.20%) FTP
12 4 (2.20%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) MySQL
3 7 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.55%) DB2
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.89%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.20%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.20%) Gradle
4 3 (1.65%) GitLab
4 3 (1.65%) JIRA
4 3 (1.65%) Maven
4 3 (1.65%) Subversion
5 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.10%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.10%) CMake
5 2 (1.10%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.10%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.10%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.10%) WiX
6 1 (0.55%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (6.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.40%) Local Government
3 6 (3.30%) Retail
4 5 (2.75%) Retail Finance
5 4 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.10%) Banking
7 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (10.99%) Analyst
2 16 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (8.24%) Administrator
3 15 (8.24%) Architect
3 15 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 12 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (6.59%) Desktop Support
5 12 (6.59%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.95%) IT Support
7 8 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Technical Support
9 6 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) Web Services
1 5 (2.75%) XML
2 4 (2.20%) .NET
2 4 (2.20%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.55%) CSS
3 1 (0.55%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.55%) REST
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.55%) SOAP
3 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.99%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.40%) Replication
3 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.30%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.75%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.20%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.20%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.65%) iPhone
7 3 (1.65%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (1.65%) Social Media
8 2 (1.10%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.10%) iPad
8 2 (1.10%) Life Science
8 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 112 (61.54%) Windows
2 66 (36.26%) Windows Server
3 39 (21.43%) Linux
3 39 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (14.84%) Windows 7
5 20 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (8.79%) Windows 10
7 10 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.85%) CentOS
8 7 (3.85%) Unix
9 5 (2.75%) SUSE
10 4 (2.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.20%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.65%) Solaris
12 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.13%) ITIL
2 28 (15.38%) DevOps
3 22 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.09%) Migration
4 9 (4.95%) Change Management
5 8 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 6 (3.30%) Configuration Management
7 6 (3.30%) Network Design
7 6 (3.30%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.30%) Runbook
8 5 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.75%) IT Strategy
8 5 (2.75%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.75%) Test Automation
9 4 (2.20%) Converged Infrastructure
9 4 (2.20%) Kanban
9 4 (2.20%) Open Source
9 4 (2.20%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.19%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.99%) SQL
3 7 (3.85%) Python
4 4 (2.20%) C#
5 3 (1.65%) C
5 3 (1.65%) C++
5 3 (1.65%) VBScript
6 2 (1.10%) Groovy
6 2 (1.10%) Ruby
7 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.55%) Java
7 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.49%) MCSA
5 9 (4.95%) MCSE
6 8 (4.40%) MCITP
6 8 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (3.30%) CCNA
7 6 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.75%) DBS Check
8 5 (2.75%) Degree
9 4 (2.20%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.65%) ACSP
10 3 (1.65%) CCIE
10 3 (1.65%) CCNP
10 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.65%) HP AIS
10 3 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) GxP
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 90 (49.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (43.96%) Active Directory
3 40 (21.98%) Hyper-V
4 24 (13.19%) vSphere
5 16 (8.79%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (7.14%) XenApp
7 10 (5.49%) Docker
8 9 (4.95%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.20%) VMware NSX
11 4 (2.20%) XenServer
12 3 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.10%) NFS
13 2 (1.10%) VirtualBox
13 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (15.93%) Puppet
2 25 (13.74%) SCCM
3 10 (5.49%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.95%) Terraform
5 8 (4.40%) SCOM
6 7 (3.85%) Ansible
6 7 (3.85%) Nagios
6 7 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (3.30%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.75%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (2.20%) SCOrch
9 4 (2.20%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.20%) WSUS
10 3 (1.65%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.10%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 45 (24.73%) Citrix
3 32 (17.58%) Cisco
4 22 (12.09%) HP
5 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
6 13 (7.14%) NetApp
7 11 (6.04%) Dell
7 11 (6.04%) Juniper
7 11 (6.04%) Veeam
8 10 (5.49%) Oracle
9 9 (4.95%) EMC
10 8 (4.40%) Apple
10 8 (4.40%) Symantec
11 7 (3.85%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.30%) Atlassian
12 6 (3.30%) IBM
13 5 (2.75%) EqualLogic
13 5 (2.75%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.75%) Meraki
13 5 (2.75%) Palo Alto