The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Manchester 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 64 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 22 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.55% 0.62% 1.73%
As % of the System Software category 15.49% 7.14% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 11
Average daily rate £400 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% -8.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -15.78%
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
142 84 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.04% 8.70% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 22 38
Average daily rate £275 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £359 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £10.30 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.79 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wigan -3 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Oldham - 1 £375 - 3
Rochdale - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 46 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (80.43%) Windows
3 18 (39.13%) Citrix
4 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 16 (34.78%) SAN
5 15 (32.61%) Firewall
6 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 13 (28.26%) Cisco
7 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (23.91%) Symantec
8 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
9 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
9 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (19.57%) WAN
10 9 (19.57%) UNIX
11 8 (17.39%) SQL
11 8 (17.39%) Oracle
12 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
12 7 (15.22%) MS Office
12 7 (15.22%) Linux
12 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
12 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
12 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
13 6 (13.04%) XenApp
13 6 (13.04%) LAN
14 5 (10.87%) SLA
14 5 (10.87%) Windows 2000
14 5 (10.87%) ITIL
14 5 (10.87%) Juniper
14 5 (10.87%) IBM

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.70%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) SAN
2 15 (32.61%) Firewall
3 9 (19.57%) WAN
4 6 (13.04%) LAN
5 4 (8.70%) NAS
5 4 (8.70%) VPN
5 4 (8.70%) VoIP
6 3 (6.52%) DNS
6 3 (6.52%) MPLS
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.35%) DHCP
7 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.17%) SMTP
8 1 (2.17%) GPRS
8 1 (2.17%) SMS
8 1 (2.17%) 3G
8 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.17%) Wireless
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Ingres
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MSI
1 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.17%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Project Manager
2 8 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Technical Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Support Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Operations Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Operations Manager
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) IT Support
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) GIS
3 2 (4.35%) PDA
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (19.57%) UNIX
5 7 (15.22%) Linux
5 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
5 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.87%) Windows 2000
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
7 4 (8.70%) NetWare
7 4 (8.70%) Windows NT
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
2 5 (10.87%) Project Management
2 5 (10.87%) Service Management
2 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.52%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) Document Management
6 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.17%) Practice Management
6 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) AppleScript
2 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.17%) VBScript
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
3 6 (13.04%) XenApp
4 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.70%) vSphere
5 4 (8.70%) vCloud
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (4.35%) MetaFrame
8 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
1 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.70%) Ansible
2 4 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.35%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.17%) Nagios
5 1 (2.17%) ZENworks
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (39.13%) Citrix
3 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.26%) Cisco
5 11 (23.91%) Symantec
6 8 (17.39%) Oracle
7 5 (10.87%) Juniper
7 5 (10.87%) IBM
8 4 (8.70%) HP
8 4 (8.70%) Nortel
8 4 (8.70%) Lotus
8 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.70%) Avaya
8 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.70%) McAfee
9 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.35%) Apple
9 2 (4.35%) Hitachi
9 2 (4.35%) NetApp
10 1 (2.17%) Dell