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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 67 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 16 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.62% 1.15% 2.45%
As % of the System Software category 17.98% 8.57% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £275 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £43.75 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.34%
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
89 105 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.04% 13.38% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 25
Average daily rate £423 £268 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.94% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £138 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £325 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.67 £32.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £9.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.12 £45.00 £44.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -6 7 £300 +9.09% 1
Knutsford - 3 - -
Chester -1 2 £225 - 4
Macclesfield - 1 £420 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (62.86%) Windows
3 17 (48.57%) Linux
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Finance
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (25.71%) Citrix
6 9 (25.71%) Python
7 8 (22.86%) HP
7 8 (22.86%) SAN
7 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
8 7 (20.00%) Migration
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
9 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
9 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
9 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
9 6 (17.14%) NAS
9 6 (17.14%) Degree
9 6 (17.14%) SCCM
9 6 (17.14%) FlexPod
10 5 (14.29%) KVM
10 5 (14.29%) QEMU
10 5 (14.29%) OpenStack
10 5 (14.29%) Open Source

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.43%) JBoss
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.57%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) SAN
2 6 (17.14%) NAS
3 5 (14.29%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) DNS
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (8.57%) VLAN
6 2 (5.71%) NX-OS
7 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.86%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.86%) LAN
7 1 (2.86%) LDAP
7 1 (2.86%) IPv4
7 1 (2.86%) SNMP
7 1 (2.86%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) SSL
7 1 (2.86%) SMTP
7 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) SQLite
3 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) FxCop
2 3 (8.57%) StyleCop
2 3 (8.57%) Moq
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) NUnit
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) IT Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) FlexPod Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Web Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) LINQ
1 3 (8.57%) WCF
1 3 (8.57%) Ninject
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Servlets
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) FlexPod
2 5 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) BYOD
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) UNIX
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris
6 2 (5.71%) AIX
6 2 (5.71%) HPUX
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Project Management
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.57%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (8.57%) Scrum
7 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.71%) Security Management
8 2 (5.71%) Workflow
8 2 (5.71%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Python
2 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.43%) MCSE
4 3 (8.57%) NCIE
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) MCITP
5 2 (5.71%) CISSP
5 2 (5.71%) CCNP
5 2 (5.71%) MCP
6 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) VCAP
6 1 (2.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
2 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (14.29%) KVM
3 5 (14.29%) QEMU
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) NFS
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.86%) iptables
6 1 (2.86%) XenServer
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.86%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) MOM
2 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.86%) Opsview
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 8 (22.86%) HP
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco
6 5 (14.29%) Oracle
6 5 (14.29%) NetApp
7 3 (8.57%) IBM
7 3 (8.57%) Sun
7 3 (8.57%) EMC
8 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.86%) Veeam
9 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya
9 1 (2.86%) Veritas
9 1 (2.86%) Sophos