The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 38 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 63 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.90% 2.36% 2.20%
As % of the System Software category 30.88% 30.85% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 17
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£323 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £314 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £23.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £23.50 £26.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+70.45% +2.32%
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 Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
204 94 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.62% 7.64% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 41 55
Average daily rate £310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £326 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 24
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.42% +10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Altrincham -1 1 £350 +27.27% 1
Bolton - 1 £1,000 - 1
Stockport - 1 £175 - 2
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 106 (100.00%) VMware
2 68 (64.15%) Citrix
3 63 (59.43%) Windows
4 59 (55.66%) Microsoft
5 44 (41.51%) Active Directory
6 41 (38.68%) Hyper-V
7 38 (35.85%) Migration
8 33 (31.13%) SCCM
9 31 (29.25%) Cisco
10 28 (26.42%) Oracle
11 27 (25.47%) SAN
12 26 (24.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (22.64%) Lotus
13 24 (22.64%) EMC
13 24 (22.64%) IBM Notes
13 24 (22.64%) Oracle Database
13 24 (22.64%) Data Centre
14 23 (21.70%) SQL Server
15 22 (20.75%) ITIL
16 21 (19.81%) WAN
17 19 (17.92%) SAP
17 19 (17.92%) SQL
17 19 (17.92%) Xen
18 18 (16.98%) Firewall
18 18 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (16.98%) Office 365
18 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (16.04%) CCNA
19 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2003

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (22.64%) IBM Notes
2 16 (15.09%) MS Exchange
3 12 (11.32%) IIS
4 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.72%) Lync
6 4 (3.77%) Apache
7 3 (2.83%) CMS
7 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.89%) nginx
8 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.89%) Jetty
8 2 (1.89%) TPMS
8 2 (1.89%) JBoss
9 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.94%) Mule
9 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.94%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.77%) MS Office
4 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.98%) Office 365
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.89%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.47%) SAN
2 21 (19.81%) WAN
3 18 (16.98%) Firewall
4 14 (13.21%) DNS
5 13 (12.26%) NAS
6 11 (10.38%) iSCSI
7 10 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (9.43%) Internet
7 10 (9.43%) LAN
7 10 (9.43%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (8.49%) DHCP
9 8 (7.55%) Wireless
10 7 (6.60%) VPLS
10 7 (6.60%) MPLS
10 7 (6.60%) OSPF
10 7 (6.60%) BGP
10 7 (6.60%) EIGRP
10 7 (6.60%) DMZ
11 6 (5.66%) SSL
12 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.64%) Oracle Database
2 23 (21.70%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MSI
1 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Hudson
2 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (10.38%) Local Government
2 8 (7.55%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.60%) Finance
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
5 3 (2.83%) Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Electronics
7 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (29.25%) Architect
2 17 (16.04%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (13.21%) Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.49%) Consultant
6 9 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.49%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.77%) Project Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.77%) VMware Consultant
11 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) .NET
2 3 (2.83%) J2EE
2 3 (2.83%) Middleware
3 2 (1.89%) Servlets
4 1 (0.94%) SOAP
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) XML
4 1 (0.94%) XSD
4 1 (0.94%) XSLT
4 1 (0.94%) JMS
4 1 (0.94%) WSDL
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.94%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.55%) Replication
2 8 (7.55%) Clustering
3 7 (6.60%) Life Science
3 7 (6.60%) Celerra
3 7 (6.60%) EMC VNX
4 4 (3.77%) PKI
5 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
5 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Handset
6 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) EFT
6 1 (0.94%) DTV
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) VSAM
6 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 63 (59.43%) Windows
2 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (14.15%) Linux
5 11 (10.38%) UNIX
6 10 (9.43%) Windows 7
7 9 (8.49%) Solaris
8 8 (7.55%) Windows XP
9 7 (6.60%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.89%) CentOS
11 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.89%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.89%) AIX
12 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.94%) zOS
12 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.85%) Migration
2 22 (20.75%) ITIL
3 16 (15.09%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (11.32%) Data Protection
5 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.43%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.49%) Project Management
8 8 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (7.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (6.60%) Service Management
9 7 (6.60%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.66%) Change Control
11 5 (4.72%) Application Discovery
11 5 (4.72%) DevOps
11 5 (4.72%) TOGAF
11 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) SQL
2 13 (12.26%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.77%) Java
4 3 (2.83%) C
4 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.89%) Ruby
5 2 (1.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (16.04%) CCNA
3 13 (12.26%) MCSE
4 12 (11.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (10.38%) MCSA
6 7 (6.60%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (5.66%) CCA
8 5 (4.72%) MCP
8 5 (4.72%) MCITP
9 4 (3.77%) MCTS
9 4 (3.77%) VCDX
10 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.83%) Degree
10 3 (2.83%) CCNP
10 3 (2.83%) CISSP
10 3 (2.83%) CISMP
10 3 (2.83%) CISM
11 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.89%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 41 (38.68%) Hyper-V
3 26 (24.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (17.92%) Xen
5 12 (11.32%) XenApp
5 12 (11.32%) VMware ESX
6 10 (9.43%) XenDesktop
7 8 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (6.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (6.60%) Terminal Services
9 6 (5.66%) vSphere
10 4 (3.77%) NFS
11 2 (1.89%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.89%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.89%) Docker
12 1 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.94%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.94%) RACF
12 1 (0.94%) XenServer
12 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (31.13%) SCCM
2 9 (8.49%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.60%) SCOM
4 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.77%) Puppet
5 3 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.89%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.94%) zSecure
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.94%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.94%) OpenView
7 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 106 (100.00%) VMware
2 68 (64.15%) Citrix
3 59 (55.66%) Microsoft
4 31 (29.25%) Cisco
5 28 (26.42%) Oracle
6 24 (22.64%) EMC
6 24 (22.64%) Lotus
7 19 (17.92%) SAP
8 12 (11.32%) HP
9 11 (10.38%) CheckPoint
10 10 (9.43%) Symantec
10 10 (9.43%) NetApp
11 9 (8.49%) McAfee
12 7 (6.60%) Sophos
12 7 (6.60%) Nortel
12 7 (6.60%) SolarWinds
13 5 (4.72%) Veeam
14 4 (3.77%) IBM
15 3 (2.83%) Avaya
15 3 (2.83%) Clearswift
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