The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 North East 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 35 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 30 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.59% 2.64% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 41.10% 27.59% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 1
Average daily rate £293 £258 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.59% -35.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -15.78%
System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
73 29 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.16% 9.57% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 25
Average daily rate £282 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £301 £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 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £11.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +38.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the North East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East 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
Tyne and Wear -5 28 £293 - 2
Durham - 2 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (65.96%) Windows
3 29 (61.70%) SAN
4 25 (53.19%) Security Cleared
5 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
5 24 (51.06%) UNIX
6 21 (44.68%) Solaris
7 20 (42.55%) ITIL
8 16 (34.04%) Cisco
8 16 (34.04%) DV Cleared
9 15 (31.91%) Oracle
10 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
10 14 (29.79%) HP
11 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
12 12 (25.53%) SQL
12 12 (25.53%) Linux
12 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
12 12 (25.53%) Veritas
13 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
14 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
14 10 (21.28%) VMware ESX
14 10 (21.28%) Service Management
15 9 (19.15%) AIX
15 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
16 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
16 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
16 8 (17.02%) NetBackup
17 7 (14.89%) WebSphere

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.89%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) SAN
2 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.89%) LAN
3 7 (14.89%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (12.77%) NAS
4 6 (12.77%) DNS
4 6 (12.77%) DHCP
5 5 (10.64%) VPN
5 5 (10.64%) VLAN
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (8.51%) IPsec
7 3 (6.38%) WAN
8 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (4.26%) OLAP
3 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.13%) DTS
4 1 (2.13%) MS Access
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Military
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.51%) SAN Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Storage Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) PKI
3 3 (6.38%) CLARiiON
3 3 (6.38%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.38%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (6.38%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.38%) Celerra
4 2 (4.26%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Informatics
5 1 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 31 (65.96%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) UNIX
3 21 (44.68%) Solaris
4 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (25.53%) Linux
6 9 (19.15%) AIX
7 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.13%) HPUX
10 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Service Management
3 7 (14.89%) ETL
4 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (12.77%) Performance Management
5 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (8.51%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.51%) Change Management
6 4 (8.51%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (4.26%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.26%) Balanced Scorecard
8 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (53.19%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.04%) DV Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.64%) MCSE
5 5 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (8.51%) MCITP
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (6.38%) MCSA
8 2 (4.26%) CCA
9 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.13%) NCDA
9 1 (2.13%) NCIE
9 1 (2.13%) CCEE
9 1 (2.13%) CCIA
9 1 (2.13%) VCAP
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) VMware ESX
3 5 (10.64%) vSphere
4 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.51%) XenApp
4 4 (8.51%) DFS Replication
5 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.26%) XenServer
6 2 (4.26%) Xen
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) UAG
7 1 (2.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (8.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (34.04%) Cisco
3 15 (31.91%) Oracle
4 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
4 14 (29.79%) HP
5 12 (25.53%) Veritas
6 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
7 7 (14.89%) EMC
8 6 (12.77%) Informatica
8 6 (12.77%) IBM
9 5 (10.64%) Citrix
9 5 (10.64%) Splunk
10 2 (4.26%) SAP
10 2 (4.26%) NetApp
10 2 (4.26%) Apple
11 1 (2.13%) AppSense
11 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.13%) Isilon