The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 West 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 79 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 59 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 1.04% 1.63%
As % of the System Software category 15.49% 10.68% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 21
Average daily rate £304 £298 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -8.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £244 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.97% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -15.78%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
381 234 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.01% 9.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 75 88
Average daily rate £260 £253 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 49 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.30 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the North West 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
Manchester +3 22 £400 +34.45% 32
Lancashire -3 20 £250 -
Cheshire -11 15 £275 -31.33% 12
Merseyside +4 2 £250 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 113 (100.00%) VMware
2 94 (83.19%) Windows
3 64 (56.64%) Citrix
4 62 (54.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (53.98%) Active Directory
6 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
7 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (33.63%) XenApp
9 31 (27.43%) ITIL
10 29 (25.66%) SAN
11 26 (23.01%) DHCP
11 26 (23.01%) DNS
12 25 (22.12%) vSphere
13 24 (21.24%) LAN
13 24 (21.24%) Cisco
14 23 (20.35%) WAN
15 20 (17.70%) MS Exchange
16 19 (16.81%) Hyper-V
17 18 (15.93%) HP
18 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
18 17 (15.04%) MS Excel
18 17 (15.04%) Symantec
18 17 (15.04%) Firewall
19 16 (14.16%) SQL
19 16 (14.16%) XenServer
20 15 (13.27%) SCOM
20 15 (13.27%) MCSE
20 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
21 14 (12.39%) Dell
21 14 (12.39%) XenDesktop

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (17.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (5.31%) IIS
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.54%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.50%) MS Office
3 3 (2.65%) MS Project
3 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Office 365
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.66%) SAN
2 26 (23.01%) DHCP
2 26 (23.01%) DNS
3 24 (21.24%) LAN
4 23 (20.35%) WAN
5 17 (15.04%) Firewall
6 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.19%) Wireless
7 6 (5.31%) VLAN
7 6 (5.31%) NAS
8 5 (4.42%) VPN
9 4 (3.54%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.54%) VoIP
9 4 (3.54%) WLAN
10 3 (2.65%) MPLS
10 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.65%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.77%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.54%) Ingres
3 4 (3.54%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MSI
1 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.88%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.88%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (9.73%) Local Government
2 8 (7.08%) Finance
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (12.39%) Project Manager
2 12 (10.62%) Consultant
2 12 (10.62%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.85%) Server Engineer
4 6 (5.31%) Technical Manager
4 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (5.31%) Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Architect
5 5 (4.42%) Support Consultant
5 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (3.54%) Citrix Consultant
6 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (3.54%) SQL DBA
6 4 (3.54%) Network Manager
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (3.54%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) .NET
2 4 (3.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Clustering
2 6 (5.31%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.31%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.54%) PKI
3 4 (3.54%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) PDA
5 2 (1.77%) GIS
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.88%) Blog
6 1 (0.88%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 94 (83.19%) Windows
2 62 (54.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (10.62%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.85%) Linux
5 10 (8.85%) UNIX
5 10 (8.85%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.31%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.42%) Windows NT
7 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.54%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.54%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (3.54%) NetWare
9 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.77%) Solaris
10 1 (0.88%) AIX
10 1 (0.88%) Tru64
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) ITIL
2 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
3 13 (11.50%) Project Management
4 9 (7.96%) Migration
5 6 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.31%) Service Management
6 5 (4.42%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.42%) Supplier Management
6 5 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.65%) CRM
8 3 (2.65%) Change Control
8 3 (2.65%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.77%) Validation
9 2 (1.77%) Document Management
9 2 (1.77%) Project Planning
9 2 (1.77%) Performance Management
9 2 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.16%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.65%) LINC
4 2 (1.77%) AppleScript
4 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.77%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
5 1 (0.88%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) MCSE
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.96%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) Degree
4 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.54%) CCNA
6 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.77%) MCITP
6 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.77%) MCP
6 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.88%) NCDA
7 1 (0.88%) NCIE
7 1 (0.88%) CCEE
7 1 (0.88%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (53.98%) Active Directory
2 38 (33.63%) XenApp
3 25 (22.12%) vSphere
4 19 (16.81%) Hyper-V
5 16 (14.16%) XenServer
6 14 (12.39%) XenDesktop
7 13 (11.50%) VMware ESX
8 8 (7.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (3.54%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (3.54%) vCloud
10 3 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.77%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.77%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) SCOM
2 13 (11.50%) SCCM
3 9 (7.96%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.42%) Puppet
4 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.54%) Ansible
5 4 (3.54%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.65%) AppDNA
7 2 (1.77%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.88%) Nagios
8 1 (0.88%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.88%) WSUS
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 113 (100.00%) VMware
2 64 (56.64%) Citrix
3 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
4 24 (21.24%) Cisco
5 18 (15.93%) HP
6 17 (15.04%) Symantec
7 14 (12.39%) Dell
8 11 (9.73%) Compaq
9 10 (8.85%) Oracle
9 10 (8.85%) NetApp
10 7 (6.19%) Red Hat
11 6 (5.31%) McAfee
12 5 (4.42%) IBM
12 5 (4.42%) Juniper
13 4 (3.54%) Lotus
13 4 (3.54%) Avaya
13 4 (3.54%) CheckPoint
13 4 (3.54%) Nortel
14 3 (2.65%) SAP
14 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds