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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 29 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 19 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.46% 3.82% 1.90%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 20.83% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 3
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£275 £261 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -19.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+69.59% -0.58%
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
38 96 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.92% 18.32% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 58 9
Average daily rate £270 £260 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.89% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
Blackpool +7 13 £250 -3.84%
Burnley +9 5 £275 -27.86%
Preston +6 2 £503 +31.80%
Lytham St Annes +5 1 - -
Chorley - 1 - - 2
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (80.00%) Windows
3 27 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 20 (44.44%) Linux
5 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 18 (40.00%) Citrix
7 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
7 16 (35.56%) vSphere
8 14 (31.11%) DHCP
8 14 (31.11%) DNS
9 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
10 12 (26.67%) Cisco
11 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 10 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (22.22%) Finance
11 10 (22.22%) Migration
12 9 (20.00%) SQL
12 9 (20.00%) VMS
12 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 9 (20.00%) Puppet
12 9 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (17.78%) McAfee
13 8 (17.78%) HP
13 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
13 8 (17.78%) ITIL
13 8 (17.78%) VMware ESX

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
3 5 (11.11%) Jetty
3 5 (11.11%) nginx
3 5 (11.11%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.89%) OpenStack
4 4 (8.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) TPMS
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.22%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (13.33%) Google App Engine
2 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (8.89%) OpenShift
3 4 (8.89%) PaaS
4 3 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) DHCP
1 14 (31.11%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) IPsec
2 5 (11.11%) SSL
2 5 (11.11%) FTP
2 5 (11.11%) HTTP
2 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Cloud Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Security Support Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Build and Release Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) UNIX Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) XML
1 6 (13.33%) XML Messaging
2 5 (11.11%) Servlets
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) J2EE
2 5 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) Linux
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.00%) VMS
5 5 (11.11%) UNIX
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Migration
2 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (17.78%) ITIL
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.11%) DevOps
6 5 (11.11%) Open Source
7 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.44%) Content Management
9 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.44%) Server Building
9 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.22%) Supply Chain Management
10 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
10 1 (2.22%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 27 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) CCA
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) BS25999
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
1 16 (35.56%) vSphere
2 8 (17.78%) VMware ESX
3 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
3 7 (15.56%) XenServer
4 5 (11.11%) Xen
5 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
5 4 (8.89%) XenApp
6 1 (2.22%) KVM
6 1 (2.22%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Puppet
1 9 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.89%) Salt
2 4 (8.89%) Ansible
3 3 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (6.67%) EdgeSight
3 3 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.00%) Citrix
4 12 (26.67%) Cisco
5 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (17.78%) McAfee
6 8 (17.78%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Oracle
7 6 (13.33%) Google
7 6 (13.33%) Symantec
8 4 (8.89%) Compaq
8 4 (8.89%) Dell
9 3 (6.67%) Lumension
9 3 (6.67%) IBM
10 2 (4.44%) webMethods
10 2 (4.44%) Stellent
11 1 (2.22%) ProCurve
11 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.22%) Intel