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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 53 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 15 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.74% 3.25% 3.34%
As % of the System Software category 15.63% 31.03% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 17
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£275 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £575 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +125.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.58% +8.97%
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
96 87 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.14% 10.48% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 46
Average daily rate £280 £250 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 21
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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
Chester -3 3 - - 2
Knutsford +10 2 £450 -10.00%
Warrington - 2 £275 - 3
Runcorn - 1 £265 - 2
Crewe - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Alderley Edge - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (84.00%) Windows
3 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (44.00%) Citrix
7 10 (40.00%) LAN
7 10 (40.00%) WAN
8 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (28.00%) DHCP
9 7 (28.00%) IIS
9 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (28.00%) SCOM
10 6 (24.00%) Local Government
10 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (24.00%) SAN
10 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (24.00%) UNIX
10 6 (24.00%) DNS
11 5 (20.00%) Linux
11 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.00%) XenApp
12 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (16.00%) Cyber-Ark

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (28.00%) IIS
2 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) LAN
1 10 (40.00%) WAN
2 7 (28.00%) DHCP
3 6 (24.00%) SAN
3 6 (24.00%) DNS
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (24.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (4.00%) DBA
3 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.00%) Support Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (24.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Validation
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
3 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (12.00%) vSphere
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.00%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (8.00%) Veeam
6 2 (8.00%) Becrypt
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) Adobe
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) Sophos
6 2 (8.00%) CA
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle