Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 51 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware 74 215 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.46% 4.03% 3.27%
As % of the Vendors category 7.43% 9.90% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 144 132
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.14% - -
10th Percentile £175 £225 £175
90th Percentile £495 £500 £520
England median daily rate £425 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.48% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
Median hourly rate - £23.75 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.15% +83.59%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% +54.37%

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 996 2,171 2,499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 46.52% 40.71% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 1,385 1,472
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -0.12%
10th Percentile £185 £216 £214
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 106 150
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.38 £13.13 £11.48
90th Percentile £41.37 £53.75 £50.13
Median hourly rate £22.75 £19.02 £17.65
% change year-on-year +19.63% +7.76% +4.25%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VMware as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware in the North West.

Daily rate trend for VMware in the North West

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in the North West over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in the North West

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware in the North West.

Hourly rate trend 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 7 August 2020. 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 +11 52 £400 +10.34% 32
Lancashire +29 13 £325 +13.04% 3
Cheshire +10 8 £325 -10.34% 11
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 52 (70.27%) Windows
2 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
3 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 36 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (47.30%) Windows Server
6 30 (40.54%) Azure
7 21 (28.38%) Office 365
7 21 (28.38%) Cisco
8 20 (27.03%) Windows 10
8 20 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (25.68%) ITIL
10 18 (24.32%) Linux
11 17 (22.97%) DNS
12 16 (21.62%) Citrix
12 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2016
13 15 (20.27%) SCOM
14 14 (18.92%) PowerShell
14 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
14 14 (18.92%) McAfee
15 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
15 13 (17.57%) Migration
15 13 (17.57%) Firewall
15 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Intune
15 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
16 12 (16.22%) SCCM
16 12 (16.22%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (16.22%) NetApp
17 11 (14.86%) Cisco Certification

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 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Documentum
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (40.54%) Azure
2 21 (28.38%) Office 365
3 12 (16.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (13.51%) AWS
5 2 (2.70%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.35%) G Suite
6 1 (1.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) DNS
2 13 (17.57%) Firewall
3 11 (14.86%) DHCP
3 11 (14.86%) VoIP
4 10 (13.51%) Skype
5 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.81%) LAN
6 8 (10.81%) SAN
7 6 (8.11%) Network Security
7 6 (8.11%) WAN
8 5 (6.76%) VPN
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (5.41%) NetScaler
9 4 (5.41%) SSL
10 3 (4.05%) BGP
10 3 (4.05%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (2.70%) OSPF
11 2 (2.70%) VLAN
11 2 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.70%) IBM UrbanCode
1 2 (2.70%) MSI
1 2 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Local Government
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) Architect
3 11 (14.86%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.05%) Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 52 (70.27%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.03%) Windows 10
4 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (24.32%) Linux
6 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.76%) Unix
9 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (1.35%) Android
11 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (25.68%) ITIL
3 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.57%) Migration
4 10 (13.51%) Problem Management
4 10 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (12.16%) DevOps
5 9 (12.16%) Storage Management
6 8 (10.81%) Application Virtualisation
6 8 (10.81%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 8 (10.81%) Identity Management
6 8 (10.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (8.11%) SIEM
8 5 (6.76%) Network Design
9 4 (5.41%) Analytics
9 4 (5.41%) Information Security
9 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.41%) Patch Management
9 4 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.86%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.70%) Python
4 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) CCNP
5 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.41%) CCA
6 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.05%) CCIE
7 3 (4.05%) CCNA
7 3 (4.05%) DBS Check
7 3 (4.05%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.05%) JNCIE
7 3 (4.05%) JNCIP
7 3 (4.05%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.05%) MCP
8 2 (2.70%) HND
8 2 (2.70%) MCITP
8 2 (2.70%) MCSA
8 2 (2.70%) MCSE
8 2 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
2 36 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.51%) vSphere
4 8 (10.81%) VMware NSX
5 6 (8.11%) XenApp
6 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.35%) vCloud
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) SCOM
2 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (16.22%) SCCM
4 7 (9.46%) WSUS
5 6 (8.11%) vCenter Server
6 5 (6.76%) FortiGate
6 5 (6.76%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.70%) Ansible
8 2 (2.70%) Puppet
8 2 (2.70%) vRealize
8 2 (2.70%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (1.35%) SCSM
9 1 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Cisco
3 16 (21.62%) Citrix
4 14 (18.92%) McAfee
5 12 (16.22%) NetApp
6 9 (12.16%) HP
6 9 (12.16%) Palo Alto
7 8 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.81%) Juniper
8 7 (9.46%) F5
9 6 (8.11%) Veeam
10 5 (6.76%) EMC
11 4 (5.41%) CA
11 4 (5.41%) Oracle
12 3 (4.05%) IBM
12 3 (4.05%) Nimble Storage
12 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
12 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
13 2 (2.70%) AppDynamics
13 2 (2.70%) Dynatrace