The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 38 18 40
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.37% 7.05% 2.53%
As % of the System Software category 13.51% 39.71% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate £250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £334 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -5.55%
System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
37 68 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.16% 17.75% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 24
Average daily rate £350 £310 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £358 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £11.45 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £39.90 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
Cambridgeshire

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Cambridge region.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) SAN
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) NetApp
5 3 (27.27%) Brocade
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) vSphere
7 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (9.09%) Puppet
7 1 (9.09%) NCDA
7 1 (9.09%) NCIE
7 1 (9.09%) Network Management
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 1 (9.09%) VMS
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) E-business
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) NCDA
2 1 (9.09%) NCIE
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) KVM
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Brocade
4 3 (27.27%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Sun
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) EMC
6 1 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (9.09%) Hitachi
6 1 (9.09%) Veeam