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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 73 58 73
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 57 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.90% 2.70% 2.06%
As % of the System Software category 19.72% 22.57% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 37
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £387 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 11
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +112.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +16.21%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
289 319 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.61% 11.97% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 118 120
Average daily rate £275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 29 £300 -7.69% 27
Cheshire -10 11 £270 -28.00% 7
Merseyside +3 8 £201 -
Lancashire -15 8 £300 -7.69% 1
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England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 118 (100.00%) VMware
2 99 (83.90%) Windows
3 64 (54.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (47.46%) Active Directory
5 54 (45.76%) Microsoft
6 52 (44.07%) Citrix
6 52 (44.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (31.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (28.81%) SAN
8 34 (28.81%) Cisco
8 34 (28.81%) MCSE
9 32 (27.12%) ITIL
10 31 (26.27%) DNS
11 30 (25.42%) XenApp
12 29 (24.58%) DHCP
13 28 (23.73%) Hyper-V
14 27 (22.88%) VMware ESX
15 24 (20.34%) HP
15 24 (20.34%) Symantec
16 23 (19.49%) LAN
17 22 (18.64%) vSphere
18 21 (17.80%) Firewall
19 20 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 19 (16.10%) WAN
20 19 (16.10%) Dell
21 18 (15.25%) MS Exchange
21 18 (15.25%) XenDesktop
22 17 (14.41%) XenServer
22 17 (14.41%) Degree
22 17 (14.41%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.93%) IIS
6 7 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (4.24%) OpenStack
9 4 (3.39%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.85%) CMS
11 1 (0.85%) nginx
11 1 (0.85%) Apache
11 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.39%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.81%) SAN
2 31 (26.27%) DNS
3 29 (24.58%) DHCP
4 23 (19.49%) LAN
5 21 (17.80%) Firewall
6 19 (16.10%) WAN
7 10 (8.47%) Wireless
8 6 (5.08%) IP Telephony
8 6 (5.08%) VLAN
8 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.39%) WLAN
9 4 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.54%) NAS
11 2 (1.69%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.69%) VPN
11 2 (1.69%) DSL
11 2 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) Ingres
2 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.85%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.85%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (6.78%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Local Government
3 4 (3.39%) Back Office
4 3 (2.54%) Banking
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (11.86%) Consultant
2 11 (9.32%) Support Engineer
2 11 (9.32%) Support Consultant
3 10 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (8.47%) Server Engineer
4 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 7 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Windows Server Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Technical Manager
6 6 (5.08%) Architect
6 6 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.08%) Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Wintel Support
8 4 (3.39%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.39%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) DBA
8 4 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) Web Services
2 4 (3.39%) .NET
3 3 (2.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.85%) ODBC
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Thin Client
1 4 (3.39%) Replication
1 4 (3.39%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.54%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (2.54%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.69%) GIS
3 2 (1.69%) Clustering
3 2 (1.69%) PKI
3 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.85%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 99 (83.90%) Windows
2 64 (54.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (44.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (14.41%) Linux
4 17 (14.41%) UNIX
5 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.17%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.69%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) ITIL
2 12 (10.17%) Project Management
3 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2
3 8 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (5.93%) DevOps
5 6 (5.08%) Migration
6 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.39%) Service Management
7 4 (3.39%) Supplier Management
8 3 (2.54%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.54%) Time Management
8 3 (2.54%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (1.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.69%) Capacity Management
9 2 (1.69%) Validation
9 2 (1.69%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.41%) SQL
2 8 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.69%) Scala
4 2 (1.69%) Python
4 2 (1.69%) Perl
4 2 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.85%) VBScript
5 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (31.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (28.81%) MCSE
3 20 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (14.41%) Degree
5 15 (12.71%) Security Cleared
6 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
7 12 (10.17%) MCITP
8 9 (7.63%) VCP5
9 8 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (6.78%) CCNA
10 6 (5.08%) MCP
11 4 (3.39%) MCTS
11 4 (3.39%) MCSA
12 2 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.42%) XenApp
3 28 (23.73%) Hyper-V
4 27 (22.88%) VMware ESX
5 22 (18.64%) vSphere
6 18 (15.25%) XenDesktop
7 17 (14.41%) XenServer
8 6 (5.08%) vCloud
9 4 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.85%) VMFS
11 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (13.56%) Backup Exec
2 13 (11.02%) SCCM
2 13 (11.02%) SCOM
3 7 (5.93%) Puppet
3 7 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.24%) Ansible
5 4 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.85%) WSUS
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.85%) Nagios
7 1 (0.85%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 118 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 52 (44.07%) Citrix
4 34 (28.81%) Cisco
5 24 (20.34%) HP
5 24 (20.34%) Symantec
6 19 (16.10%) Dell
7 16 (13.56%) Juniper
7 16 (13.56%) Compaq
8 14 (11.86%) Red Hat
9 10 (8.47%) Oracle
10 8 (6.78%) NetApp
10 8 (6.78%) McAfee
11 7 (5.93%) CheckPoint
12 6 (5.08%) Sophos
12 6 (5.08%) EMC
13 5 (4.24%) IBM
14 4 (3.39%) Adobe
14 4 (3.39%) Nortel
14 4 (3.39%) Avaya
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