The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 18 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 Chester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 31 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.52% 3.31% 3.13%
As % of the System Software category 21.43% 21.74% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £223 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -15.78%
System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.41% 15.23% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £223 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 3
Average hourly rate £34.06 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Chester region.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Chester

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Chester region.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) Citrix
4 10 (66.67%) SCOM
5 9 (60.00%) Local Government
5 9 (60.00%) DNS
6 8 (53.33%) DHCP
6 8 (53.33%) ITIL
6 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
7 7 (46.67%) XenApp
8 6 (40.00%) SCCM
9 5 (33.33%) IIS
9 5 (33.33%) SAN
9 5 (33.33%) VLAN
9 5 (33.33%) Clustering
10 4 (26.67%) Migration
10 4 (26.67%) PKI
10 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (26.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (26.67%) vSphere
11 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 3 (20.00%) Cisco
11 3 (20.00%) HP

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 8 (53.33%) DHCP
4 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (60.00%) Local Government
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
2 4 (26.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.67%) Tru64
5 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) LINC
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCITP
1 2 (13.33%) MCP
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (46.67%) XenApp
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (26.67%) vSphere
5 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) SCOM
2 6 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (13.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat