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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 72 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 69 53 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 1.86% 2.66%
As % of the System Software category 21.63% 19.49% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 39
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £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 12
Average hourly rate £20.06 £33.28 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.71% +49.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £28.80 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.87 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
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
319 272 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.93% 9.53% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 108 106
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 £182 £188 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 59 52
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +96.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £11.86 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £25.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 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 21 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 21 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 23 £300 -4.00% 36
Lancashire +8 22 £370 +74.11% 2
Cheshire -5 14 £420 -2.32% 16
Merseyside -11 5 - -
Cumbria -6 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 125 (100.00%) VMware
2 106 (84.80%) Windows
3 75 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 64 (51.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 48 (38.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (32.00%) Citrix
8 38 (30.40%) SAN
9 34 (27.20%) Hyper-V
10 33 (26.40%) VMware ESX
11 32 (25.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (25.60%) Cisco
12 31 (24.80%) DNS
13 27 (21.60%) MCSE
13 27 (21.60%) Linux
14 25 (20.00%) DHCP
15 23 (18.40%) MS Exchange
16 22 (17.60%) HP
16 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
17 21 (16.80%) LAN
17 21 (16.80%) WAN
17 21 (16.80%) Firewall
17 21 (16.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 20 (16.00%) Migration
18 20 (16.00%) XenApp
18 20 (16.00%) Windows 7
18 20 (16.00%) SCCM
18 20 (16.00%) SQL
18 20 (16.00%) IIS
18 20 (16.00%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (18.40%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.00%) IIS
3 11 (8.80%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.00%) Lync
7 4 (3.20%) nginx
7 4 (3.20%) Apache
7 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.40%) Documentum
8 3 (2.40%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.40%) Jetty
9 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.00%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.80%) PaaS
3 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (30.40%) SAN
2 31 (24.80%) DNS
3 25 (20.00%) DHCP
4 21 (16.80%) LAN
4 21 (16.80%) WAN
4 21 (16.80%) Firewall
5 10 (8.00%) NAS
5 10 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.60%) HTTP
7 6 (4.80%) FTP
7 6 (4.80%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (4.80%) iSCSI
7 6 (4.80%) Wireless
8 5 (4.00%) IPsec
8 5 (4.00%) SSL
9 4 (3.20%) VPN
10 3 (2.40%) Internet
10 3 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.40%) VLAN
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.40%) BODI
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.80%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (8.80%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Back Office
2 4 (3.20%) Local Government
3 3 (2.40%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (11.20%) Consultant
2 13 (10.40%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (9.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.60%) Support Consultant
4 10 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 7 (5.60%) Administrator
7 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 7 (5.60%) Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Architect
9 5 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Wintel Support
10 4 (3.20%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Designer
10 4 (3.20%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.20%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) ODBC
2 3 (2.40%) Middleware
2 3 (2.40%) .NET
2 3 (2.40%) J2EE
2 3 (2.40%) Servlets
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Replication
1 11 (8.80%) Clustering
2 5 (4.00%) Celerra
2 5 (4.00%) Open Source
3 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.40%) PKI
5 2 (1.60%) NHS
5 2 (1.60%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.80%) GIS
6 1 (0.80%) e-Health
6 1 (0.80%) Life Science
6 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 106 (84.80%) Windows
2 64 (51.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (38.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (21.60%) Linux
5 20 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 17 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.00%) UNIX
8 11 (8.80%) Solaris
9 8 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.40%) HPUX
11 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.00%) Migration
2 15 (12.00%) ITIL
3 8 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.40%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (5.60%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.80%) Project Management
5 6 (4.80%) Time Management
5 6 (4.80%) Change Control
6 5 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.20%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.40%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.40%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.40%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.40%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.40%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.40%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) SQL
2 8 (6.40%) Java
3 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.40%) C
6 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (25.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (21.60%) MCSE
3 21 (16.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (10.40%) Degree
5 12 (9.60%) MCITP
6 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.80%) Security Cleared
7 10 (8.00%) MCP
8 9 (7.20%) VCP5
9 8 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (4.80%) CCNA
10 6 (4.80%) MCSA
11 5 (4.00%) MCTS
12 4 (3.20%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.60%) CCA
13 2 (1.60%) CCNP
14 1 (0.80%) CCIE
14 1 (0.80%) HP ASE
14 1 (0.80%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.80%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) SLA
1 5 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (27.20%) Hyper-V
3 33 (26.40%) VMware ESX
4 20 (16.00%) XenApp
5 11 (8.80%) vSphere
6 10 (8.00%) XenServer
7 7 (5.60%) Terminal Services
8 6 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.80%) Xen
8 6 (4.80%) XenDesktop
9 5 (4.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (3.20%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.60%) vCloud
11 2 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.80%) Firmware
12 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) SCCM
2 19 (15.20%) Backup Exec
3 13 (10.40%) SCOM
4 8 (6.40%) Puppet
5 3 (2.40%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.60%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.80%) Ansible
7 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.80%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) VMware
2 75 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (32.00%) Citrix
4 32 (25.60%) Cisco
5 22 (17.60%) HP
6 20 (16.00%) Symantec
7 17 (13.60%) Juniper
8 15 (12.00%) Oracle
9 11 (8.80%) EMC
10 9 (7.20%) Red Hat
11 8 (6.40%) Dell
12 6 (4.80%) Compaq
13 5 (4.00%) NetApp
13 5 (4.00%) McAfee
13 5 (4.00%) Google
14 4 (3.20%) Sophos
14 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
14 4 (3.20%) Veeam
14 4 (3.20%) F5
14 4 (3.20%) Cyber-Ark
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-20 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £95 - £110 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: up to £23,000 + excellent bens (per annum)
Posted: 27 days ago