The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing VMware 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 8.99% 5.15% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 16.33% 11.11% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £395 £375 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -25.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Preston.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 49 45 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 55.06% 46.39% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 33
Median daily rate £418 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £195 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £462 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 4
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% +212.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston citing VMware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Preston

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in Preston.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Preston

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Preston over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Preston

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Preston region with a requirement for VMware.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Migration
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Replication
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) PlateSpin
6 2 (25.00%) Middleware
7 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) MPLS
7 1 (12.50%) DSL
7 1 (12.50%) VRRP
7 1 (12.50%) IBM
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Dell
7 1 (12.50%) CRM
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) SAS
7 1 (12.50%) DHCP
7 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
7 1 (12.50%) iSCSI

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (12.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DSL
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (12.50%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) PlateSpin
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR
3 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL