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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 54 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 11 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.38% 3.29% 3.53%
As % of the System Software category 10.09% 31.25% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 21
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£270 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +95.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.74% +16.21%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
109 80 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.71% 10.51% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 50
Average daily rate £260 £358 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 17
Average hourly rate £11.85 £35.00 £19.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.14% +80.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £45.00 £26.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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
Knutsford +6 2 £450 -10.00%
Warrington -15 2 £275 -42.10% 2
Runcorn - 1 £265 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 2
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (80.77%) Windows
3 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (42.31%) Citrix
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 10 (38.46%) LAN
6 10 (38.46%) WAN
7 8 (30.77%) DHCP
8 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
8 7 (26.92%) DNS
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (26.92%) IIS
8 7 (26.92%) SCOM
8 7 (26.92%) VMware ESX
9 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
9 6 (23.08%) Local Government
9 6 (23.08%) VLAN
9 6 (23.08%) UNIX
10 5 (19.23%) Linux
10 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
10 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
10 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (19.23%) SCCM
10 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
10 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (26.92%) IIS
1 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) nginx
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) LAN
1 10 (38.46%) WAN
2 8 (30.77%) DHCP
3 7 (26.92%) DNS
4 6 (23.08%) VLAN
5 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (15.38%) SAN
7 1 (3.85%) Firewall
7 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (23.08%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) IT Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Storage Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (23.08%) UNIX
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware ESX
3 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (15.38%) XenApp
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCOM
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) Citrix
3 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (7.69%) Becrypt
6 2 (7.69%) Veeam
6 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) Adobe
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
6 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (7.69%) McAfee
6 2 (7.69%) Sophos
6 2 (7.69%) CA
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle