Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 52 55
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware 218 237 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.47% 4.16% 3.35%
As % of the Vendors category 9.88% 9.40% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 152 123
North West median daily rate £375 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £183 £135
90th Percentile £548 £525 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 17
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -27.08% +62.71%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £167.00 £33.11 £48.80
England median hourly rate £33.00 £34.51 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.38% +38.04% -

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 2,206 2,521 2,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 45.22% 44.26% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,290 1,558 1,424
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -1.79% +5.00%
10th Percentile £200 £240 £225
90th Percentile £600 £608 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 172 145
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +26.10% -13.69%
10th Percentile £13.93 £12.84 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.83 £48.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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 -4 90 £375 +7.14% 104
Cheshire +15 46 £363 -3.33% 45
Lancashire +17 32 £363 -18.99% 15
Merseyside +19 29 £363 +11.54% 17
Cumbria -5 14 £391 -23.66% 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 132 (60.55%) Windows
2 108 (49.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (38.07%) Windows Server
4 82 (37.61%) Active Directory
5 74 (33.94%) Microsoft
6 64 (29.36%) AWS
7 61 (27.98%) Azure
8 55 (25.23%) Linux
9 49 (22.48%) Security Cleared
10 48 (22.02%) SC Cleared
11 45 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 43 (19.72%) SCCM
13 42 (19.27%) Migration
14 41 (18.81%) Cisco
14 41 (18.81%) VMware ESXi
15 38 (17.43%) SQL Server
16 37 (16.97%) DNS
17 36 (16.51%) ITIL
18 35 (16.06%) EMC
18 35 (16.06%) SAN
19 34 (15.60%) Citrix
19 34 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (15.14%) Firewall
21 32 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
22 31 (14.22%) Jenkins
22 31 (14.22%) DHCP
23 30 (13.76%) Unix
23 30 (13.76%) NetBackup
23 30 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
24 28 (12.84%) 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 20 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.34%) Apache
3 15 (6.88%) Tomcat
4 13 (5.96%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.05%) IIS
5 11 (5.05%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.59%) Skype for Business
7 9 (4.13%) Jetty
7 9 (4.13%) Mongrel
7 9 (4.13%) nginx
8 6 (2.75%) Confluence
8 6 (2.75%) JBoss
8 6 (2.75%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Line 500
2 2 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) assyst
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 64 (29.36%) AWS
2 61 (27.98%) Azure
3 26 (11.93%) Office 365
4 14 (6.42%) GCP
5 12 (5.50%) IaaS
5 12 (5.50%) PaaS
6 8 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.67%) Google App Engine
7 6 (2.75%) GitHub
7 6 (2.75%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.83%) SaaS
9 2 (0.92%) Datadog
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.46%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.97%) DNS
2 35 (16.06%) SAN
3 33 (15.14%) Firewall
4 31 (14.22%) DHCP
5 15 (6.88%) HTTP
6 14 (6.42%) LAN
6 14 (6.42%) VSAN
7 12 (5.50%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.50%) WAN
8 11 (5.05%) iSCSI
9 10 (4.59%) SSL
10 9 (4.13%) FTP
10 9 (4.13%) IPsec
10 9 (4.13%) NetScaler
10 9 (4.13%) VPN
11 8 (3.67%) Skype
12 7 (3.21%) BGP
12 7 (3.21%) MPLS
12 7 (3.21%) OSPF
13 6 (2.75%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.80%) MySQL
3 16 (7.34%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (14.22%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (4.13%) Travis CI
4 7 (3.21%) GitLab
5 6 (2.75%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.75%) JIRA
6 1 (0.46%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 20 (9.17%) Public Sector
2 9 (4.13%) Local Government
3 7 (3.21%) Finance
4 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.92%) Games
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 37 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (11.93%) Wintel Engineer
3 23 (10.55%) VMware Engineer
4 19 (8.72%) Administrator
4 19 (8.72%) Consultant
5 17 (7.80%) WebOps Engineer
6 15 (6.88%) Architect
6 15 (6.88%) VMware Consultant
7 11 (5.05%) Storage Engineer
7 11 (5.05%) Web Engineer
8 10 (4.59%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Server Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) IT Support
11 7 (3.21%) VMware Architect
11 7 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.05%) Web Services
2 9 (4.13%) .NET
2 9 (4.13%) J2EE
2 9 (4.13%) Servlets
3 5 (2.29%) Middleware
4 3 (1.38%) XML
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) LDAP
5 1 (0.46%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (5.50%) EMC VNX
5 9 (4.13%) Celerra
5 9 (4.13%) CLARiiON
6 6 (2.75%) Clustering
6 6 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.92%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.92%) PKI
9 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.46%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 132 (60.55%) Windows
2 83 (38.07%) Windows Server
3 55 (25.23%) Linux
4 30 (13.76%) Unix
4 30 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (6.88%) Windows 10
8 13 (5.96%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.13%) Solaris
10 7 (3.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.83%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.92%) AIX
13 2 (0.92%) CentOS
13 2 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.46%) VMS
14 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (19.27%) Migration
3 36 (16.51%) ITIL
4 34 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (12.84%) High Availability
6 26 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (9.63%) Configuration Management
8 20 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (7.80%) Project Delivery
9 17 (7.80%) Web Operations
10 15 (6.88%) Change Management
10 15 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (6.42%) IT Strategy
12 12 (5.50%) Open Source
12 12 (5.50%) Problem Management
13 11 (5.05%) DevOps
13 11 (5.05%) Load Balancing
14 9 (4.13%) Incident Management
14 9 (4.13%) PRINCE2
14 9 (4.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.39%) SQL
2 19 (8.72%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.05%) Java
4 10 (4.59%) Python
5 7 (3.21%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.29%) C
7 4 (1.83%) Ruby
8 3 (1.38%) Perl
9 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (22.48%) Security Cleared
2 48 (22.02%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.88%) MCSE
5 10 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.67%) CCNA
7 6 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.29%) DBS Check
8 5 (2.29%) MCP
9 4 (1.83%) Degree
9 4 (1.83%) MCSA
10 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.38%) NCDA
11 2 (0.92%) CCIE
11 2 (0.92%) CCNP
11 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.92%) NCIE
11 2 (0.92%) NCSIE
11 2 (0.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (49.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (37.61%) Active Directory
3 41 (18.81%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (11.47%) Hyper-V
5 24 (11.01%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (10.55%) VMware NSX
6 23 (10.55%) vSphere
7 22 (10.09%) Docker
8 13 (5.96%) XenDesktop
9 11 (5.05%) NFS
10 9 (4.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 9 (4.13%) VMFS
10 9 (4.13%) Xen
11 8 (3.67%) XenApp
12 7 (3.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (3.21%) Firmware
13 6 (2.75%) BitLocker
13 6 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (2.75%) VirtualBox
14 4 (1.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (19.72%) SCCM
2 30 (13.76%) NetBackup
3 27 (12.39%) vCenter Server
4 20 (9.17%) vRealize
5 18 (8.26%) WSUS
6 16 (7.34%) SCOM
7 15 (6.88%) Rancher
8 11 (5.05%) Puppet
9 10 (4.59%) vMotion
10 9 (4.13%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (2.75%) Ansible
12 6 (2.75%) Terraform
13 4 (1.83%) FortiGate
13 4 (1.83%) HP SIM
14 3 (1.38%) Avamar
14 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
14 3 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
14 3 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 74 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 41 (18.81%) Cisco
3 35 (16.06%) EMC
4 34 (15.60%) Citrix
5 23 (10.55%) NetApp
6 15 (6.88%) Brocade
6 15 (6.88%) Ivanti
7 14 (6.42%) Dell
7 14 (6.42%) Google
8 12 (5.50%) Red Hat
9 11 (5.05%) Oracle
10 10 (4.59%) HP
11 8 (3.67%) Veeam
12 7 (3.21%) IBM
13 6 (2.75%) Hitachi
13 6 (2.75%) McAfee
14 5 (2.29%) SolarWinds
15 4 (1.83%) F5
15 4 (1.83%) Meraki
15 4 (1.83%) Symantec