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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 83 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 68 77 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.16% 1.86% 1.81%
As % of the System Software category 20.24% 21.21% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 32
Median daily rate £300 £370 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £15.38 £35.00 £11.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.07% +201.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £35.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.60 £13.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +8.00%
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
336 363 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.69% 8.79% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 180 133
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 64
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +21 40 £300 -7.69% 23
Cheshire -1 8 £300 -25.00% 6
Merseyside -1 7 £400 -11.11% 5
Lancashire -17 4 £186 -44.81% 3
Cumbria +16 2 - -
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England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 129 (100.00%) VMware
2 75 (58.14%) Windows
3 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
4 50 (38.76%) Linux
5 49 (37.98%) Microsoft
5 49 (37.98%) Windows Server
6 36 (27.91%) Cisco
7 32 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (24.03%) Citrix
9 30 (23.26%) DNS
9 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (22.48%) ITIL
10 29 (22.48%) SAN
11 27 (20.93%) Migration
12 24 (18.60%) Red Hat
13 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (17.83%) Unix
13 23 (17.83%) SQL
13 23 (17.83%) Oracle
13 23 (17.83%) LAN
13 23 (17.83%) Firewall
14 22 (17.05%) DHCP
14 22 (17.05%) HP
14 22 (17.05%) vSphere
14 22 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (16.28%) SCCM
15 21 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
15 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (15.50%) WAN
16 20 (15.50%) Puppet

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 11 (8.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.98%) OpenStack
3 8 (6.20%) Apache
3 8 (6.20%) IIS
3 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.88%) SAS
6 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.55%) CloudStack
7 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (1.55%) Jetty
7 2 (1.55%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.55%) nginx
7 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.78%) CMS
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.43%) MS Office
3 6 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.43%) Office 365
4 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.55%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.26%) DNS
2 29 (22.48%) SAN
3 23 (17.83%) Firewall
3 23 (17.83%) LAN
4 22 (17.05%) DHCP
5 20 (15.50%) WAN
6 12 (9.30%) VLAN
7 11 (8.53%) TCP/IP
7 11 (8.53%) VPN
8 10 (7.75%) iSCSI
8 10 (7.75%) NAS
9 9 (6.98%) VoIP
10 7 (5.43%) HTTP
11 6 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (4.65%) SMTP
12 5 (3.88%) IMAP
12 5 (3.88%) MRTG
12 5 (3.88%) Network Security
12 5 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.88%) Ingres
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.10%) MySQL
6 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.33%) QlikView
8 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (12.40%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.88%) Maven
4 3 (2.33%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.33%) StarTeam
5 2 (1.55%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.55%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Finance
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Analyst
3 12 (9.30%) Architect
3 12 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (5.43%) Consultant
5 7 (5.43%) DBA
5 7 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (5.43%) SQL DBA
6 6 (4.65%) IT Engineer
6 6 (4.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (4.65%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (3.88%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (3.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (3.88%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) Web Services
2 5 (3.88%) MCollective
3 4 (3.10%) .NET
3 4 (3.10%) Middleware
4 2 (1.55%) J2EE
4 2 (1.55%) Servlets
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.78%) COM
5 1 (0.78%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.78%) LAMP
5 1 (0.78%) REST
5 1 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.75%) Fat Client
3 10 (7.75%) Thin Client
4 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle Licensing
5 4 (3.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.33%) BYOD
6 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.33%) Life Science
6 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.55%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.55%) IVR
7 2 (1.55%) NHS
7 2 (1.55%) PKI
7 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 2 (1.55%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (58.14%) Windows
2 50 (38.76%) Linux
3 49 (37.98%) Windows Server
4 32 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (17.83%) Unix
6 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (9.30%) CentOS
8 12 (9.30%) Solaris
8 12 (9.30%) Windows 7
9 10 (7.75%) Ubuntu
10 8 (6.20%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.88%) AIX
11 5 (3.88%) Debian
11 5 (3.88%) OS/2
12 4 (3.10%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (2.33%) HPUX
13 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.48%) ITIL
2 27 (20.93%) Migration
3 15 (11.63%) DevOps
4 14 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.08%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (7.75%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (6.20%) Patch Management
7 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (6.20%) Software Licensing
8 7 (5.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 7 (5.43%) Open Source
8 7 (5.43%) Service Management
8 7 (5.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.65%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.65%) Service Design
10 5 (3.88%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.83%) SQL
2 12 (9.30%) Bash Shell
3 8 (6.20%) Java
3 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.43%) PHP
4 7 (5.43%) Python
4 7 (5.43%) Ruby
5 6 (4.65%) C
6 5 (3.88%) Korn
6 5 (3.88%) Perl
6 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.10%) C++
8 3 (2.33%) VB
8 3 (2.33%) VBScript
9 2 (1.55%) VB6
10 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (15.50%) Security Cleared
3 16 (12.40%) MCSE
3 16 (12.40%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.53%) CCNA
4 11 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (5.43%) MCP
6 7 (5.43%) MCSA
7 5 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.33%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.55%) CCNP
9 2 (1.55%) MCITP
10 1 (0.78%) CCIE
10 1 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.78%) MCDST
10 1 (0.78%) MCTS
10 1 (0.78%) PMP
10 1 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.05%) vSphere
3 16 (12.40%) XenApp
4 13 (10.08%) VMware ESX
5 12 (9.30%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (6.20%) Hyper-V
8 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (4.65%) KVM
9 6 (4.65%) ProxySG
10 5 (3.88%) Dovecot
10 5 (3.88%) iptables
10 5 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (3.88%) Sendmail
10 5 (3.88%) Squid
10 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (2.33%) Xen
12 2 (1.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (16.28%) SCCM
2 20 (15.50%) Puppet
2 20 (15.50%) SCOM
3 11 (8.53%) WSUS
4 9 (6.98%) ZABBIX
5 8 (6.20%) Backup Exec
6 6 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (3.88%) Cacti
7 5 (3.88%) Data Guard
7 5 (3.88%) HAProxy
7 5 (3.88%) Nagios
7 5 (3.88%) OpenNebula
7 5 (3.88%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.55%) Ansible
10 2 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.55%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.55%) MOM
10 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 129 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (37.98%) Microsoft
3 36 (27.91%) Cisco
4 31 (24.03%) Citrix
5 24 (18.60%) Red Hat
6 23 (17.83%) Oracle
7 22 (17.05%) HP
8 17 (13.18%) NetApp
9 10 (7.75%) Dell
10 9 (6.98%) IBM
11 8 (6.20%) Intel Security
11 8 (6.20%) Symantec
12 6 (4.65%) AppSense
12 6 (4.65%) Blue Coat
12 6 (4.65%) Veeam
13 5 (3.88%) Canon
13 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds
14 4 (3.10%) Apple
14 4 (3.10%) Atlassian
14 4 (3.10%) Sophos
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