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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 66 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 12 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.11% 2.00% 3.60%
As % of the System Software category 13.95% 18.18% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £345 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 11
Average hourly rate - £38.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +16.47%
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
86 88 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.93% 11.01% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 41 24
Average daily rate £305 £280 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.83% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -42.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £8.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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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
Warrington -15 3 £300 - 6
Chester -8 1 £325 - 2
Knutsford -8 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £375 -
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) Linux
4 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
5 10 (33.33%) Python
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) Migration
6 9 (30.00%) SAN
6 9 (30.00%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (30.00%) SCCM
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) HP
9 6 (20.00%) LAN
9 6 (20.00%) DNS
9 6 (20.00%) WAN
9 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (20.00%) NAS
9 6 (20.00%) Open Source
9 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (16.67%) DHCP
10 5 (16.67%) Oracle
10 5 (16.67%) Citrix
10 5 (16.67%) Firewall
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (16.67%) Middleware
10 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) JBoss
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) SAN
2 6 (20.00%) LAN
2 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) NAS
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (6.67%) VoIP
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Architect
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) FlexPod Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
2 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (20.00%) Open Source
5 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (13.33%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) Security Management
8 2 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (10.00%) MCITP
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) MCP
3 2 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) NCIE
4 1 (3.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (16.67%) QEMU
2 5 (16.67%) KVM
3 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) XenServer
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) OpenView
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) SCVMM
3 2 (6.67%) Puppet
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (13.33%) Veritas
5 4 (13.33%) Veeam
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (6.67%) Avaya
7 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.67%) Toshiba
7 2 (6.67%) BT
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos