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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 51 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 15 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.88% 3.22% 3.64%
As % of the System Software category 19.48% 26.85% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 11
Average daily rate
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£423 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.83% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.28 £31.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +6.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £31.09 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.35%
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
77 108 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.64% 12.00% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 31
Average daily rate £325 £265 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £225 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 16
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £13.50 £12.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.96 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
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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 - 7 £420 - 3
Chester +7 4 - - 3
Crewe - 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Daresbury - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (96.15%) Windows
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
5 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
6 12 (46.15%) IIS
7 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
7 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
8 9 (34.62%) UNIX
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (26.92%) Solaris
10 7 (26.92%) Oracle
10 7 (26.92%) Citrix
10 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
11 6 (23.08%) SAN
11 6 (23.08%) Linux
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
12 5 (19.23%) Migration
12 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
12 5 (19.23%) LAN
12 5 (19.23%) WAN
12 5 (19.23%) DHCP
12 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
12 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (46.15%) IIS
2 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
5 4 (15.38%) Documentum
5 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
6 2 (7.69%) Apache
6 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (3.85%) nginx
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) LAN
2 5 (19.23%) WAN
2 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (7.69%) Intranet
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) BODI
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (7.69%) MySQL
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 4 (15.38%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (3.85%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) UNIX
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (26.92%) Solaris
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (15.38%) HPUX
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
1 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Time Management
2 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) CAFM
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
6 4 (15.38%) Compuware
6 4 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
6 4 (15.38%) F5
6 4 (15.38%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (3.85%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya