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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 47 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 44 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.38% 1.81% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 32.35% 19.35% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 3
Median daily rate £425 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +64.70%
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
136 93 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.53% 9.37% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 48 43
Median daily rate £425 £426 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.23% +59.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £713 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -32.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 23 £425 +41.66% 2
Chester +5 7 £425 +88.88%
Macclesfield -1 2 £500 +19.04%
Knutsford -9 2 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 68 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (61.76%) Windows
3 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
4 30 (44.12%) Windows Server
5 29 (42.65%) Linux
6 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 28 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (33.82%) PowerShell
8 22 (32.35%) Migration
9 20 (29.41%) SharePoint
9 20 (29.41%) Skype for Business
10 19 (27.94%) vSphere
10 19 (27.94%) Skype
11 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
11 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
11 18 (26.47%) MS Exchange
12 17 (25.00%) SAN
12 17 (25.00%) SCCM
12 17 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (25.00%) Windows 10
13 16 (23.53%) Citrix
14 15 (22.06%) MS Office
14 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
15 14 (20.59%) Cisco
15 14 (20.59%) WAN
16 13 (19.12%) Finance
16 13 (19.12%) Software Engineering
16 13 (19.12%) HP
16 13 (19.12%) SCOM
17 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (29.41%) SharePoint
1 20 (29.41%) Skype for Business
2 18 (26.47%) MS Exchange
3 17 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (8.82%) IIS
5 4 (5.88%) Apache
5 4 (5.88%) JBoss
6 3 (4.41%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (22.06%) MS Office
2 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.41%) SaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.94%) Engine Yard
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) Heroku
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) Skype
2 17 (25.00%) SAN
3 14 (20.59%) WAN
4 8 (11.76%) DNS
5 7 (10.29%) Firewall
5 7 (10.29%) LAN
6 5 (7.35%) VoIP
7 4 (5.88%) DHCP
7 4 (5.88%) Internet
7 4 (5.88%) NAS
8 2 (2.94%) ISDN
8 2 (2.94%) LDAP
8 2 (2.94%) PCoIP
8 2 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.94%) Softphone
8 2 (2.94%) WLAN
9 1 (1.47%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.94%) CMake
3 2 (2.94%) Gradle
3 2 (2.94%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.94%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.94%) TestComplete
3 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.94%) WiX
4 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
2 4 (5.88%) Military
3 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Front Office
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Architect
2 11 (16.18%) Designer
3 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Specialist
4 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) VMware Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Administrator
5 3 (4.41%) Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Build Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (4.41%) IT Architect
5 3 (4.41%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.41%) Systems Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (2.94%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) REST
2 3 (4.41%) SOAP
3 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.94%) MCollective
3 2 (2.94%) XSD
3 2 (2.94%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.24%) Clustering
3 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.41%) FlexPod
4 3 (4.41%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.41%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.41%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.94%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.94%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) CMDB
6 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) Windows Server
3 29 (42.65%) Linux
4 28 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (11.76%) AIX
8 8 (11.76%) Solaris
8 8 (11.76%) Unix
8 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (8.82%) HPUX
10 4 (5.88%) CentOS
11 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Migration
2 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
3 13 (19.12%) Software Engineering
4 10 (14.71%) Data Migration
5 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.76%) DevOps
6 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 7 (10.29%) Application Packaging
7 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.82%) ITIL
8 6 (8.82%) Project Management
9 5 (7.35%) Capacity Management
9 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.35%) Performance Management
9 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Service Management
9 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.35%) System Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 5 (7.35%) C#
4 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.88%) Java
4 4 (5.88%) Python
4 4 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) ISEB
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CCNA
5 2 (2.94%) CCNP
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.94%) vSphere
3 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.82%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.41%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.94%) vCloud
7 2 (2.94%) VirtualBox
7 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.94%) XenApp
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) SCCM
2 13 (19.12%) SCOM
3 8 (11.76%) vRealize
4 7 (10.29%) Puppet
5 3 (4.41%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.41%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.94%) Ansible
6 2 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.94%) Cobbler
6 2 (2.94%) Nagios
6 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.94%) yum
7 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 68 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.53%) Citrix
4 14 (20.59%) Cisco
5 13 (19.12%) HP
6 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
7 8 (11.76%) IBM
7 8 (11.76%) Sun
8 5 (7.35%) Oracle
9 4 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.88%) Avaya
9 4 (5.88%) BMC
10 3 (4.41%) Dell
10 3 (4.41%) NetApp
11 2 (2.94%) AppSense
11 2 (2.94%) Bloomberg
11 2 (2.94%) PlateSpin
11 2 (2.94%) Reuters
11 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu