The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 24 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 25 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.57% 6.22% 4.79%
As % of the System Software category 45.45% 54.00% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 12
Average daily rate £375 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £202 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £42.25 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%
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 Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
55 50 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.25% 11.52% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 54
Average daily rate £375 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £200 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £321 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -58.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £15.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +2 6 £375 -25.37%
Lytham St Annes -6 6 £413 -
Chorley 0 5 £375 - 1
Blackpool -19 2 £250 +4.23%
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (80.65%) Windows
3 22 (70.97%) Windows Server
4 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
5 15 (48.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
7 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
8 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
8 12 (38.71%) Clustering
8 12 (38.71%) Veritas
9 11 (35.48%) DNS
9 11 (35.48%) Time Management
10 10 (32.26%) ITIL
11 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
11 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (25.81%) DHCP
13 7 (22.58%) HP
13 7 (22.58%) Citrix
14 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
14 6 (19.35%) MCSE
14 6 (19.35%) MS Office
14 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (19.35%) Firewall
14 6 (19.35%) XenApp
14 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
14 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
14 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.23%) Tuxedo
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) DHCP
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
4 5 (16.13%) LAN
4 5 (16.13%) WAN
5 4 (12.90%) VoIP
6 3 (9.68%) SSL
7 2 (6.45%) Skype
8 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) IT Support
3 3 (9.68%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Messaging Support
3 3 (9.68%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Server Support
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (38.71%) Clustering
3 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.68%) Life Science
4 3 (9.68%) Private Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
5 2 (6.45%) PKI
5 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
5 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (3.23%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Windows Server
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.68%) Linux
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (35.48%) Time Management
3 10 (32.26%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.68%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
5 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) CMMI
7 1 (3.23%) Coaching
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) MCSE
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) MCP
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
3 6 (19.35%) XenApp
3 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
4 4 (12.90%) Brightmail
4 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 4 (12.90%) XenServer
5 3 (9.68%) Firmware
5 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (38.71%) Veritas
3 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) HP
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.90%) Compaq
5 4 (12.90%) Dell
5 4 (12.90%) IronPort
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 4 (12.90%) Symantec
5 4 (12.90%) ThinPrint
6 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco
6 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.68%) Splunk
7 2 (6.45%) AppSense
7 2 (6.45%) Polycom
7 2 (6.45%) Wyse
8 1 (3.23%) BMC
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp