The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 Merseyside 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 27 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.05% 0.97% 1.84%
As % of the System Software category 11.11% 10.00% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -15.78%
System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
18 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.42% 9.71% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Average daily rate £258 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £190 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.49 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.93% -11.11%
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 Merseyside

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside 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
Liverpool - 1 - -
St Helens - - - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) NetApp
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (37.50%) Data Mining
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) NCDA
6 1 (12.50%) NCIE
6 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) CCEE
6 1 (12.50%) CCIA
6 1 (12.50%) Degree

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WLAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Mining
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Support Officer
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Sales Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
1 1 (12.50%) Blog
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) NCDA
1 1 (12.50%) NCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCEE
1 1 (12.50%) CCIA
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Dell