The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 83 53 81
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +28
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 76 111 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 2.94% 1.89%
As % of the System Software category 20.00% 24.08% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 38
Median daily rate £369 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £209 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -8.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £37.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-24.66% +72.41%
VMware Infrastructure
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
380 461 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.39% 12.21% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 240 154
Median daily rate £375 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 52 51
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 48 £358 +11.71% 22
Cheshire +3 19 £415 +4.40% 5
Lancashire -11 5 £425 +13.33% 1
Merseyside -6 3 £350 +16.66% 4
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 3
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 120 (67.04%) Windows
3 86 (48.04%) Windows Server
4 81 (45.25%) Active Directory
5 69 (38.55%) Microsoft
6 59 (32.96%) Linux
7 57 (31.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (22.35%) PowerShell
9 40 (22.35%) vSphere
9 40 (22.35%) MS Exchange
10 39 (21.79%) SCCM
11 38 (21.23%) Security Cleared
11 38 (21.23%) Citrix
12 37 (20.67%) DNS
12 37 (20.67%) ITIL
13 34 (18.99%) Migration
14 31 (17.32%) Finance
14 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
14 31 (17.32%) SCOM
15 30 (16.76%) HP
16 29 (16.20%) Red Hat
16 29 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (16.20%) SharePoint
17 28 (15.64%) Cisco
17 28 (15.64%) Skype for Business
18 27 (15.08%) DHCP
18 27 (15.08%) Unix
18 27 (15.08%) MS Office
18 27 (15.08%) Windows 10

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (22.35%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.20%) SharePoint
3 28 (15.64%) Skype for Business
4 20 (11.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (6.15%) Apache
7 9 (5.03%) OpenStack
8 8 (4.47%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (3.91%) IIS
10 6 (3.35%) WebSphere
11 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (2.79%) JBoss
12 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (2.23%) SAS
12 4 (2.23%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.68%) WebLogic
14 2 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 27 (15.08%) MS Office
2 17 (9.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.35%) Office 365
4 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.23%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.23%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.68%) SaaS
7 2 (1.12%) Engine Yard
7 2 (1.12%) GitHub
7 2 (1.12%) Heroku
7 2 (1.12%) IaaS
7 2 (1.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.67%) DNS
2 27 (15.08%) DHCP
3 26 (14.53%) Firewall
3 26 (14.53%) Skype
4 25 (13.97%) SAN
5 19 (10.61%) WAN
6 18 (10.06%) LAN
7 10 (5.59%) HTTP
7 10 (5.59%) iSCSI
8 9 (5.03%) VLAN
8 9 (5.03%) VoIP
9 8 (4.47%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (3.35%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.79%) Internet
11 5 (2.79%) MRTG
11 5 (2.79%) NAS
11 5 (2.79%) SSL
12 4 (2.23%) IMAP
12 4 (2.23%) MPLS
12 4 (2.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.68%) QlikView
3 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.12%) DB2
4 2 (1.12%) MS Access
4 2 (1.12%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (7.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.23%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.23%) Travis CI
3 4 (2.23%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.12%) CMake
5 2 (1.12%) Gradle
5 2 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.12%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.12%) Introscope
5 2 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.12%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.12%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.12%) Toad
5 2 (1.12%) WiX
6 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (17.32%) Finance
2 13 (7.26%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.47%) Banking
4 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.79%) Military
6 2 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) French Language
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (13.41%) Analyst
2 21 (11.73%) Architect
3 14 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.26%) Technical Analyst
5 11 (6.15%) Designer
6 10 (5.59%) Consultant
6 10 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (5.59%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) VMware Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) VMware Specialist
7 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Support
8 8 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) Administrator
9 7 (3.91%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.35%) Citrix Specialist
10 6 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.91%) Web Services
2 5 (2.79%) .NET
2 5 (2.79%) SOAP
3 3 (1.68%) J2EE
3 3 (1.68%) REST
3 3 (1.68%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.12%) MCollective
4 2 (1.12%) Middleware
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.12%) Servlets
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.12%) XSD
5 1 (0.56%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.06%) Clustering
3 15 (8.38%) Data Centre
4 13 (7.26%) Fat Client
4 13 (7.26%) Thin Client
5 11 (6.15%) Life Science
6 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.35%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.79%) PKI
8 4 (2.23%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.68%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.68%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.12%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.12%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.12%) LPAR
10 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 120 (67.04%) Windows
2 86 (48.04%) Windows Server
3 59 (32.96%) Linux
4 57 (31.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (15.08%) Unix
7 27 (15.08%) Windows 10
8 26 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (10.61%) Windows 7
10 18 (10.06%) Solaris
11 12 (6.70%) CentOS
12 7 (3.91%) Ubuntu
13 6 (3.35%) AIX
14 5 (2.79%) Debian
14 5 (2.79%) HPUX
14 5 (2.79%) Windows 8
15 4 (2.23%) Mac OS
16 2 (1.12%) SUSE
16 2 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.67%) ITIL
2 34 (18.99%) Migration
3 21 (11.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (11.73%) Test Automation
4 20 (11.17%) Virtual Environments
5 16 (8.94%) Configuration Management
5 16 (8.94%) Software Engineering
6 14 (7.82%) Data Migration
7 13 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.26%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.70%) Application Packaging
8 12 (6.70%) DevOps
8 12 (6.70%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.59%) Capacity Management
9 10 (5.59%) Innovation Management
9 10 (5.59%) Patch Management
9 10 (5.59%) Time Management
10 8 (4.47%) Project Management
10 8 (4.47%) Security Patching
11 6 (3.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.35%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.61%) SQL
3 16 (8.94%) Bash Shell
4 15 (8.38%) Python
5 12 (6.70%) Perl
6 10 (5.59%) C
7 9 (5.03%) Java
8 8 (4.47%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.91%) C++
10 6 (3.35%) Ruby
11 5 (2.79%) C#
11 5 (2.79%) Korn
11 5 (2.79%) PHP
12 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.12%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (21.23%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
3 23 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (8.38%) MCSE
5 13 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.70%) CCNA
7 11 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (6.15%) MCP
8 7 (3.91%) MCSA
9 6 (3.35%) DBS Check
9 6 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.79%) Degree
10 5 (2.79%) ISEB
10 5 (2.79%) ISTQB
11 4 (2.23%) CISM
11 4 (2.23%) CISSP
11 4 (2.23%) EMCSA
11 4 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.68%) CCNP
12 3 (1.68%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.91%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.68%) QA
3 3 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (45.25%) Active Directory
2 40 (22.35%) vSphere
3 22 (12.29%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.59%) VMware ESX
6 9 (5.03%) XenApp
7 8 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (3.35%) Firmware
9 6 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (3.35%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.79%) iptables
10 5 (2.79%) KVM
10 5 (2.79%) NFS
10 5 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (2.23%) Dovecot
11 4 (2.23%) Sendmail
11 4 (2.23%) Squid
11 4 (2.23%) vCloud
11 4 (2.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (21.79%) SCCM
2 31 (17.32%) SCOM
3 17 (9.50%) Puppet
4 14 (7.82%) WSUS
5 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (5.03%) vRealize
7 7 (3.91%) Nagios
8 6 (3.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.79%) Cacti
9 5 (2.79%) OpenNebula
10 4 (2.23%) Ansible
10 4 (2.23%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.68%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.68%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.68%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (1.68%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.68%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.12%) vMotion
Vendors
1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 69 (38.55%) Microsoft
3 38 (21.23%) Citrix
4 30 (16.76%) HP
5 29 (16.20%) Red Hat
6 28 (15.64%) Cisco
7 18 (10.06%) Oracle
8 14 (7.82%) IBM
9 11 (6.15%) NetApp
9 11 (6.15%) Veritas
10 10 (5.59%) EMC
11 7 (3.91%) AppSense
12 5 (2.79%) BMC
12 5 (2.79%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.79%) Dell
12 5 (2.79%) PlateSpin
12 5 (2.79%) Wyse
13 4 (2.23%) Google
13 4 (2.23%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.23%) Sun
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