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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 75 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 69 53 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 1.92% 2.67%
As % of the System Software category 21.43% 20.00% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 39
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.06 £31.56 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.42% +43.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £28.80 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.87 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.35%
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
322 265 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.91% 9.62% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 102 104
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £183 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 62 53
Average hourly rate £16.67 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.43% +96.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £25.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -2 23 £350 +12.00% 35
Lancashire +1 22 £370 +74.11% 2
Cheshire -7 13 £423 +36.29% 16
Merseyside -7 6 - -
Cumbria -5 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 126 (100.00%) VMware
2 108 (85.71%) Windows
3 77 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 64 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (40.48%) Active Directory
6 48 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (31.75%) Citrix
8 39 (30.95%) SAN
9 34 (26.98%) Hyper-V
9 34 (26.98%) VMware ESX
10 32 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (25.40%) Cisco
10 32 (25.40%) DNS
11 27 (21.43%) MCSE
12 26 (20.63%) Linux
13 25 (19.84%) DHCP
14 23 (18.25%) MS Exchange
14 23 (18.25%) HP
14 23 (18.25%) Firewall
15 22 (17.46%) LAN
15 22 (17.46%) WAN
15 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
16 21 (16.67%) SQL
16 21 (16.67%) IIS
16 21 (16.67%) Migration
16 21 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (16.67%) SCCM
17 20 (15.87%) XenApp
17 20 (15.87%) Windows 7
17 20 (15.87%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 23 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.67%) IIS
3 11 (8.73%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.97%) Lync
7 4 (3.17%) nginx
7 4 (3.17%) Apache
7 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.38%) Documentum
8 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.38%) Jetty
8 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.79%) CMS
10 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.97%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.95%) SAN
2 32 (25.40%) DNS
3 25 (19.84%) DHCP
4 23 (18.25%) Firewall
5 22 (17.46%) LAN
5 22 (17.46%) WAN
6 11 (8.73%) NAS
7 10 (7.94%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.35%) HTTP
9 7 (5.56%) FTP
10 6 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (4.76%) iSCSI
10 6 (4.76%) Wireless
10 6 (4.76%) SSL
11 5 (3.97%) IPsec
12 4 (3.17%) VPN
13 3 (2.38%) Internet
13 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.38%) VLAN
14 2 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.38%) BODI
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (8.73%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Local Government
2 4 (3.17%) Back Office
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (11.90%) Consultant
2 13 (10.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.52%) Support Consultant
4 10 (7.94%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (6.35%) Administrator
7 7 (5.56%) Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Architect
9 5 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Wintel Support
10 4 (3.17%) Designer
10 4 (3.17%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.17%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) ODBC
2 3 (2.38%) Middleware
2 3 (2.38%) Servlets
2 3 (2.38%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Replication
1 12 (9.52%) Clustering
2 5 (3.97%) Celerra
2 5 (3.97%) Open Source
3 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.38%) PKI
4 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.59%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) GIS
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) e-Health
6 1 (0.79%) Life Science
6 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 108 (85.71%) Windows
2 64 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (20.63%) Linux
5 20 (15.87%) Windows 7
6 17 (13.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (11.90%) UNIX
8 11 (8.73%) Solaris
9 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.97%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.38%) HPUX
11 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) Migration
2 15 (11.90%) ITIL
3 9 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.76%) Change Control
6 6 (4.76%) Time Management
6 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.76%) Project Management
7 5 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.17%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.38%) Automated Testing
9 3 (2.38%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.38%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.38%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.38%) Project Planning
10 2 (1.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) Java
3 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.38%) C
6 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (21.43%) MCSE
3 21 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (10.32%) Degree
5 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.52%) MCITP
6 10 (7.94%) MCP
7 9 (7.14%) VCP5
8 8 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.76%) MCSA
9 6 (4.76%) CCNA
10 5 (3.97%) MCTS
11 4 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.59%) CCNP
12 2 (1.59%) CCA
13 1 (0.79%) CCIE
13 1 (0.79%) CCSE
13 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.79%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) SLA
1 5 (3.97%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.98%) Hyper-V
2 34 (26.98%) VMware ESX
3 20 (15.87%) XenApp
4 11 (8.73%) vSphere
5 10 (7.94%) XenServer
6 7 (5.56%) Terminal Services
7 6 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.76%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.76%) Xen
7 6 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.79%) Firmware
11 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.79%) vCloud
11 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (16.67%) SCCM
2 19 (15.08%) Backup Exec
3 13 (10.32%) SCOM
4 7 (5.56%) Puppet
5 3 (2.38%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.59%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.79%) WSUS
7 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 126 (100.00%) VMware
2 77 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 40 (31.75%) Citrix
4 32 (25.40%) Cisco
5 23 (18.25%) HP
6 20 (15.87%) Symantec
7 17 (13.49%) Juniper
8 15 (11.90%) Oracle
9 11 (8.73%) EMC
10 8 (6.35%) Dell
10 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.76%) Compaq
12 5 (3.97%) McAfee
12 5 (3.97%) NetApp
12 5 (3.97%) Google
12 5 (3.97%) Veeam
13 4 (3.17%) F5
13 4 (3.17%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (3.17%) Sophos
13 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
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