The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 47 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 16 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 3.63% 3.88%
As % of the System Software category 17.78% 32.63% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£345 £525 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +41.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +125.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £31.56 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
VMware Infrastructure
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
90 95 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.24% 11.11% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 47
Average daily rate £280 £266 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% -28.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +3 4 - - 5
Knutsford +9 2 £450 -14.28%
Runcorn -6 1 £265 -
Warrington - 1 - - 3
Crewe - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
3 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
7 11 (44.00%) Citrix
8 9 (36.00%) LAN
8 9 (36.00%) WAN
9 8 (32.00%) IIS
9 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
11 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (24.00%) UNIX
11 6 (24.00%) DHCP
11 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (24.00%) SCOM
11 6 (24.00%) Local Government
11 6 (24.00%) XenApp
12 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (20.00%) SAN
12 5 (20.00%) DNS
12 5 (20.00%) Linux
13 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
13 4 (16.00%) ITIL
13 4 (16.00%) Shell Script

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (32.00%) IIS
3 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.00%) nginx
6 1 (4.00%) Apache
6 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) LAN
1 9 (36.00%) WAN
2 6 (24.00%) DHCP
3 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) VLAN
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) Firewall
6 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
General
1 6 (24.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Support Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (24.00%) UNIX
6 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL
1 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Validation
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (24.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.00%) vSphere
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.00%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (8.00%) Veeam
6 2 (8.00%) Becrypt
6 2 (8.00%) CA
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) Sophos
6 2 (8.00%) Adobe
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle