Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware 182 268 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.38% 4.44% 3.86%
As % of the Vendors category 7.96% 9.70% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 158 206
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £135 £185 £209
90th Percentile £492 £580 £513
England median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 24
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £14.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.71% -45.37% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.80 £39.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%

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 2,286 2,763 3,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.45% 45.78% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,422 1,681 1,905
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £216
90th Percentile £625 £575 £548
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 98 178
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.69% +5.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.70 £42.88 £44.68
England median hourly rate £17.49 £17.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.66% -3.47% +9.09%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -27 86 £350 +2.94% 74
Cheshire +10 40 £280 -30.00% 40
Lancashire +6 26 £315 +20.00% 11
Merseyside -6 12 £118 -72.35% 10
Cumbria -4 6 £425 +13.33% 5
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 123 (67.58%) Windows
2 88 (48.35%) Active Directory
3 84 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (40.11%) Microsoft
5 68 (37.36%) Windows Server
6 48 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (23.63%) DNS
7 43 (23.63%) Citrix
8 40 (21.98%) PowerShell
9 38 (20.88%) Hyper-V
9 38 (20.88%) SAN
10 37 (20.33%) ITIL
11 36 (19.78%) MS Exchange
12 35 (19.23%) Linux
12 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (18.13%) DHCP
14 30 (16.48%) Migration
15 29 (15.93%) Cisco
15 29 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (15.38%) SQL
16 28 (15.38%) SCCM
17 27 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
17 27 (14.84%) VMware ESXi
18 26 (14.29%) Office 365
18 26 (14.29%) Firewall
19 23 (12.64%) HP
19 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
19 23 (12.64%) DevOps
20 22 (12.09%) SC Cleared

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 36 (19.78%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.49%) Apache
4 9 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.95%) IIS
5 7 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.30%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.75%) nginx
8 3 (1.65%) Confluence
8 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.65%) JBoss
8 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.65%) Tuxedo
9 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.55%) ArchestrA
10 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.55%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (14.29%) Office 365
4 6 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (3.30%) Serverless
5 5 (2.75%) SaaS
6 3 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.10%) IaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.63%) DNS
2 38 (20.88%) SAN
3 33 (18.13%) DHCP
4 26 (14.29%) Firewall
5 22 (12.09%) WAN
6 18 (9.89%) LAN
7 12 (6.59%) TCP/IP
8 11 (6.04%) NAS
9 10 (5.49%) VLAN
10 9 (4.95%) VPN
11 8 (4.40%) MPLS
11 8 (4.40%) VoIP
12 7 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (3.30%) ISDN
13 6 (3.30%) Network Security
14 4 (2.20%) BIG-IP
15 3 (1.65%) Junos
15 3 (1.65%) NetScaler
15 3 (1.65%) Skype
15 3 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) MySQL
2 8 (4.40%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.55%) Big Data
4 1 (0.55%) DB2
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (6.04%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.65%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.65%) JIRA
4 2 (1.10%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.10%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.10%) Maven
4 2 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.55%) CMake
5 1 (0.55%) GitLab
5 1 (0.55%) GoCD
5 1 (0.55%) Gradle
5 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.55%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.55%) WiX
General
1 13 (7.14%) Finance
2 9 (4.95%) Retail
3 7 (3.85%) Local Government
4 5 (2.75%) Retail Finance
5 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (9.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (7.69%) Consultant
3 14 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (7.14%) Analyst
4 13 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.04%) Architect
5 11 (6.04%) Desktop Support
5 11 (6.04%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.49%) Administrator
6 10 (5.49%) Server Engineer
7 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (4.95%) Network Engineer
7 9 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.40%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
9 7 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (3.85%) IT Support
10 6 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.30%) .NET
2 5 (2.75%) Web Services
2 5 (2.75%) XML
3 4 (2.20%) XML Messaging
4 3 (1.65%) LDAP
5 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.55%) HTML
5 1 (0.55%) LAMP
5 1 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.85%) Replication
4 5 (2.75%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.65%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.10%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.10%) iPad
7 2 (1.10%) iPhone
7 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.10%) Wiki
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 123 (67.58%) Windows
2 68 (37.36%) Windows Server
3 48 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (19.23%) Linux
5 29 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (9.89%) Windows 7
7 14 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.95%) CentOS
9 7 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.20%) Unix
10 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.10%) Solaris
11 2 (1.10%) SUSE
11 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.33%) ITIL
2 30 (16.48%) Migration
3 23 (12.64%) DevOps
4 20 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.04%) Server Building
6 9 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.95%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 7 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (3.30%) Change Management
8 6 (3.30%) Mentoring
8 6 (3.30%) Network Design
8 6 (3.30%) Runbook
9 5 (2.75%) Asset Management
9 5 (2.75%) Capacity Management
9 5 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.75%) Change Control
9 5 (2.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (2.75%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.98%) PowerShell
2 28 (15.38%) SQL
3 8 (4.40%) Python
4 4 (2.20%) VBScript
5 3 (1.65%) C
5 3 (1.65%) C#
6 2 (1.10%) C++
6 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.10%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) Groovy
7 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.59%) MCSA
5 9 (4.95%) MCSE
6 8 (4.40%) CCNA
6 8 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.85%) MCITP
8 5 (2.75%) DBS Check
8 5 (2.75%) Degree
8 5 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.65%) CCIE
10 3 (1.65%) CCNP
10 3 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.65%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.10%) MCP
11 2 (1.10%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 88 (48.35%) Active Directory
2 84 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (20.88%) Hyper-V
4 27 (14.84%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (10.99%) vSphere
6 14 (7.69%) XenApp
7 8 (4.40%) Docker
7 8 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (2.75%) XenServer
10 4 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.10%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.55%) iptables
13 1 (0.55%) NFS
13 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (15.38%) SCCM
2 17 (9.34%) Puppet
3 9 (4.95%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.40%) SCOM
4 8 (4.40%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.85%) Terraform
6 6 (3.30%) Kubernetes
6 6 (3.30%) Nagios
6 6 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.20%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.65%) Ansible
9 3 (1.65%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.65%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.10%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.55%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.55%) Packer
Vendors
1 73 (40.11%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.63%) Citrix
3 29 (15.93%) Cisco
4 23 (12.64%) HP
5 15 (8.24%) NetApp
5 15 (8.24%) Red Hat
6 13 (7.14%) Oracle
7 8 (4.40%) Juniper
8 7 (3.85%) EMC
8 7 (3.85%) Symantec
9 6 (3.30%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.30%) Ivanti
9 6 (3.30%) Veeam
10 5 (2.75%) Apple
10 5 (2.75%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.75%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.20%) Capita
11 4 (2.20%) Dell
11 4 (2.20%) IBM
11 4 (2.20%) IFS