The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Cheshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 58 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 15 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.76% 1.74% 2.01%
As % of the System Software category 15.46% 15.12% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £275 £401 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £428 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.03 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.88% +11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
97 86 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.38% 11.53% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 29
Average daily rate £270 £250 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -29.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% +25.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -12 9 £223 -7.29%
Warrington - 4 £350 - 5
Macclesfield +4 1 - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (87.88%) Windows
3 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (72.73%) Citrix
5 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
7 17 (51.52%) XenApp
8 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
9 12 (36.36%) LAN
9 12 (36.36%) WAN
9 12 (36.36%) ITIL
9 12 (36.36%) Local Government
10 11 (33.33%) SCOM
11 10 (30.30%) SCCM
11 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
11 10 (30.30%) DHCP
12 9 (27.27%) DNS
13 8 (24.24%) SAN
14 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
14 7 (21.21%) vSphere
15 6 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (18.18%) VLAN
15 6 (18.18%) MS Office
16 5 (15.15%) IIS
16 5 (15.15%) Cisco
16 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
16 5 (15.15%) Clustering
17 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
17 4 (12.12%) PKI
17 4 (12.12%) XenServer

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Project
2 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) LAN
1 12 (36.36%) WAN
2 10 (30.30%) DHCP
3 9 (27.27%) DNS
4 8 (24.24%) SAN
5 6 (18.18%) VLAN
6 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (6.06%) NAS
8 2 (6.06%) Wireless
9 1 (3.03%) VPN
9 1 (3.03%) Firewall
9 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (36.36%) Local Government
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
1 5 (15.15%) Senior Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Project Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) ICT Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.03%) Tru64
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) CRM
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) BPR
6 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) LINC
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (51.52%) XenApp
3 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
4 7 (21.21%) vSphere
5 6 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
7 4 (12.12%) XenServer
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) SCOM
2 10 (30.30%) SCCM
3 4 (12.12%) AppDNA
4 2 (6.06%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (72.73%) Citrix
3 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.09%) SAP
5 3 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) CA
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) Adobe
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
6 2 (6.06%) McAfee
6 2 (6.06%) Sophos
6 2 (6.06%) Becrypt
6 2 (6.06%) Veeam
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
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