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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 55 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 127 70 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.90% 2.26% 2.54%
As % of the System Software category 29.47% 22.36% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 45 34
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£350 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £190 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £398 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 15
Average hourly rate £16.75 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £19.28 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
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
431 313 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.83% 10.09% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 171 126
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £414 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.35 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 75 £350 +37.79% 18
Lancashire -13 15 £350 +7.90% 4
Cheshire -17 13 £375 +8.69% 19
Merseyside -4 12 £288 +43.57% 7
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 212 (100.00%) VMware
2 127 (59.91%) Windows
3 114 (53.77%) Microsoft
4 102 (48.11%) Citrix
5 77 (36.32%) Active Directory
6 63 (29.72%) DNS
7 57 (26.89%) ITIL
8 51 (24.06%) DHCP
8 51 (24.06%) SCCM
8 51 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (22.17%) Linux
11 45 (21.23%) Migration
12 43 (20.28%) SQL
12 43 (20.28%) SAN
12 43 (20.28%) Cisco
13 40 (18.87%) PowerShell
13 40 (18.87%) Hyper-V
13 40 (18.87%) Data Centre
14 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (16.51%) HP
16 34 (16.04%) Firewall
17 33 (15.57%) WAN
18 30 (14.15%) LAN
18 30 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
19 29 (13.68%) Microsoft App-V
19 29 (13.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 28 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (13.21%) CCNA
20 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 28 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.79%) IIS
3 23 (10.85%) WebSphere
4 20 (9.43%) IBM Notes
5 17 (8.02%) Tomcat
6 13 (6.13%) Jetty
6 13 (6.13%) nginx
7 11 (5.19%) Apache
8 9 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (4.25%) OpenStack
9 8 (3.77%) Lync
10 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
11 6 (2.83%) JBoss
12 5 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (1.42%) TPMS
14 3 (1.42%) CICS
14 3 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.42%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.49%) MS Office
3 6 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (7.55%) Office 365
4 14 (6.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (6.60%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (6.60%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.42%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (29.72%) DNS
2 51 (24.06%) DHCP
3 43 (20.28%) SAN
4 34 (16.04%) Firewall
5 33 (15.57%) WAN
6 30 (14.15%) LAN
7 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP
8 25 (11.79%) SSL
9 22 (10.38%) FTP
10 20 (9.43%) HTTP
11 17 (8.02%) NAS
12 13 (6.13%) IPsec
13 11 (5.19%) SMTP
14 9 (4.25%) VPN
15 8 (3.77%) Wireless
16 7 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (2.83%) VLAN
17 6 (2.83%) WLAN
18 5 (2.36%) VoIP
19 4 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.49%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.42%) DataStage
4 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.94%) MySQL
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (8.96%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.30%) MSI
3 2 (0.94%) JMeter
3 2 (0.94%) JUnit
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Hudson
4 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (12.74%) Finance
2 9 (4.25%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.77%) Local Government
4 6 (2.83%) Banking
5 4 (1.89%) Retail
5 4 (1.89%) Law
6 3 (1.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.94%) Electronics
7 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (13.21%) Architect
2 24 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (10.85%) Consultant
4 18 (8.49%) Administrator
4 18 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (8.02%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.02%) Analyst
6 15 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (4.72%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.77%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.30%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.30%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (3.30%) DevOps Consultant
11 6 (2.83%) Desktop Administrator
12 5 (2.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.08%) Servlets
1 15 (7.08%) .NET
2 14 (6.60%) J2EE
3 11 (5.19%) Middleware
4 2 (0.94%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.47%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.47%) XMPP
5 1 (0.47%) SOAP
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) XML
5 1 (0.47%) XSD
5 1 (0.47%) XSLT
5 1 (0.47%) JMS
5 1 (0.47%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.72%) Thin Client
2 10 (4.72%) Replication
2 10 (4.72%) PKI
2 10 (4.72%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.30%) Clustering
3 7 (3.30%) Life Science
4 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.42%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.42%) VSAM
5 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.42%) EFT
5 3 (1.42%) NHS
6 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.94%) DTV
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.94%) BYOD
6 2 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 127 (59.91%) Windows
2 51 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (22.17%) Linux
4 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (10.85%) Windows 7
7 15 (7.08%) Windows 8
7 15 (7.08%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.30%) UNIX
10 5 (2.36%) Solaris
11 4 (1.89%) AIX
11 4 (1.89%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.42%) zOS
12 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.94%) CentOS
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.89%) ITIL
2 45 (21.23%) Migration
3 28 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (11.32%) Configuration Management
5 20 (9.43%) Project Management
6 18 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (7.55%) Open Source
7 16 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (6.60%) DevOps
9 13 (6.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 13 (6.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (5.66%) Data Protection
10 12 (5.66%) Unit Testing
10 12 (5.66%) Automated Testing
10 12 (5.66%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.19%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.25%) Server Building
13 8 (3.77%) Patch Management
13 8 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.28%) SQL
2 40 (18.87%) PowerShell
3 17 (8.02%) Java
4 13 (6.13%) Python
5 12 (5.66%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.89%) VBScript
6 4 (1.89%) Perl
7 3 (1.42%) C
7 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.94%) PHP
8 2 (0.94%) Ruby
8 2 (0.94%) Groovy
9 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (13.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (13.21%) CCNA
5 26 (12.26%) MCSE
6 20 (9.43%) MCP
7 19 (8.96%) MCITP
8 18 (8.49%) MCSA
8 18 (8.49%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (7.55%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (6.13%) Security Cleared
11 10 (4.72%) CCNP
12 9 (4.25%) Degree
13 8 (3.77%) SC Cleared
13 8 (3.77%) CCA
14 7 (3.30%) CISSP
15 5 (2.36%) CISM
15 5 (2.36%) CISMP
15 5 (2.36%) MCTS
16 4 (1.89%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) SLA
2 8 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.89%) QA
4 3 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) BS25999
System Software
1 77 (36.32%) Active Directory
2 40 (18.87%) Hyper-V
3 29 (13.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 27 (12.74%) VMware ESX
5 24 (11.32%) XenApp
5 24 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (10.38%) Xen
7 20 (9.43%) vSphere
8 19 (8.96%) XenDesktop
9 18 (8.49%) XenServer
10 8 (3.77%) QEMU
10 8 (3.77%) KVM
11 7 (3.30%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (2.83%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.89%) NFS
14 3 (1.42%) RACF
14 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.42%) Time Sharing Option
14 3 (1.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 2 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 51 (24.06%) SCCM
2 18 (8.49%) Puppet
3 16 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (7.08%) SCOM
5 10 (4.72%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.36%) WSUS
6 5 (2.36%) OpenView
6 5 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.42%) zSecure
7 3 (1.42%) EdgeSight
7 3 (1.42%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.42%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.94%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.94%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.94%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 212 (100.00%) VMware
2 114 (53.77%) Microsoft
3 102 (48.11%) Citrix
4 43 (20.28%) Cisco
5 35 (16.51%) HP
6 24 (11.32%) Oracle
7 20 (9.43%) Lotus
7 20 (9.43%) Symantec
8 15 (7.08%) SAP
9 14 (6.60%) EMC
9 14 (6.60%) McAfee
9 14 (6.60%) Google
10 13 (6.13%) Veeam
11 10 (4.72%) NetApp
12 9 (4.25%) Sophos
13 8 (3.77%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.77%) IBM
14 7 (3.30%) Altiris
14 7 (3.30%) Kaspersky
15 6 (2.83%) Red Hat
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago