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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 69 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 67 74 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.17% 2.56% 2.50%
As % of the System Software category 21.97% 23.79% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 45
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£288 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £138 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £485 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 13
Average hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +112.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £20.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +13.33%
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
305 311 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.89% 10.76% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 128 117
Average daily rate £280 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 67 67
Average hourly rate £19.75 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.36 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -6 23 £265 -15.36% 24
Lancashire +2 18 £324 +29.74% 3
Cheshire -14 14 £345 -31.00% 14
Merseyside -4 6 £200 +9.72%
Cumbria -4 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
2 109 (87.20%) Windows
3 74 (59.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (55.20%) Microsoft
5 63 (50.40%) Active Directory
6 55 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (40.80%) Citrix
8 43 (34.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (30.40%) MCSE
10 36 (28.80%) DNS
11 35 (28.00%) SAN
12 33 (26.40%) XenApp
13 31 (24.80%) DHCP
14 30 (24.00%) Cisco
14 30 (24.00%) VMware ESX
15 29 (23.20%) ITIL
16 28 (22.40%) HP
17 26 (20.80%) Hyper-V
18 24 (19.20%) vSphere
18 24 (19.20%) Linux
19 23 (18.40%) MS Exchange
19 23 (18.40%) LAN
20 21 (16.80%) Symantec
20 21 (16.80%) XenServer
20 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
21 20 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 20 (16.00%) Dell
22 19 (15.20%) WAN
23 18 (14.40%) SCCM
23 18 (14.40%) Backup Exec

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (10.40%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.60%) IIS
6 6 (4.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (4.00%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.40%) Lync
9 2 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.80%) CMS
10 1 (0.80%) Apache
10 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.80%) nginx
10 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) PaaS
2 1 (0.80%) IaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.80%) DNS
2 35 (28.00%) SAN
3 31 (24.80%) DHCP
4 23 (18.40%) LAN
5 19 (15.20%) WAN
6 15 (12.00%) Firewall
7 9 (7.20%) Wireless
8 6 (4.80%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.20%) WLAN
10 3 (2.40%) VLAN
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.60%) NAS
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.60%) DSL
11 2 (1.60%) Internet
11 2 (1.60%) VPN
11 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.60%) VoIP
12 1 (0.80%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.80%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Local Government
3 4 (3.20%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (9.60%) Support Engineer
1 12 (9.60%) Server Engineer
2 11 (8.80%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (8.80%) Support Consultant
2 11 (8.80%) Consultant
3 10 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (5.60%) Analyst
4 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 7 (5.60%) Windows Server Engineer
4 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 7 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Wintel Support
6 5 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.00%) Administrator
6 5 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.20%) Network Manager
7 4 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) Web Services
1 5 (4.00%) ODBC
2 4 (3.20%) .NET
3 3 (2.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.80%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.00%) Replication
1 5 (4.00%) Clustering
2 4 (3.20%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.20%) PKI
2 4 (3.20%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.60%) EqualLogic
3 2 (1.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.80%) NHS
4 1 (0.80%) Firmware
4 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.80%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 109 (87.20%) Windows
2 74 (59.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (19.20%) Linux
5 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (14.40%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (8.00%) UNIX
9 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.80%) Solaris
12 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) ITIL
2 12 (9.60%) Migration
3 10 (8.00%) Project Management
4 8 (6.40%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.60%) DevOps
6 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.20%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.40%) Time Management
8 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.60%) Validation
9 2 (1.60%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.60%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.60%) Capacity Management
10 1 (0.80%) Software Deployment
10 1 (0.80%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) SQL
2 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.20%) Java
5 2 (1.60%) Perl
5 2 (1.60%) PHP
5 2 (1.60%) Scala
5 2 (1.60%) C
5 2 (1.60%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (34.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (30.40%) MCSE
3 20 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (13.60%) Degree
5 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
6 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
7 12 (9.60%) MCITP
8 10 (8.00%) MCP
9 9 (7.20%) CCNA
9 9 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (7.20%) VCP5
10 6 (4.80%) MCSA
11 5 (4.00%) MCTS
12 4 (3.20%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.60%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) SLA
1 5 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (50.40%) Active Directory
2 33 (26.40%) XenApp
3 30 (24.00%) VMware ESX
4 26 (20.80%) Hyper-V
5 24 (19.20%) vSphere
6 21 (16.80%) XenServer
7 17 (13.60%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.80%) vCloud
9 3 (2.40%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.80%) VMFS
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) SCCM
1 18 (14.40%) Backup Exec
2 14 (11.20%) SCOM
3 7 (5.60%) Puppet
3 7 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.00%) Ansible
5 2 (1.60%) WSUS
5 2 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.80%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.80%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) VMware
2 69 (55.20%) Microsoft
3 51 (40.80%) Citrix
4 30 (24.00%) Cisco
5 28 (22.40%) HP
6 21 (16.80%) Symantec
7 20 (16.00%) Dell
8 17 (13.60%) Compaq
9 16 (12.80%) Juniper
10 14 (11.20%) Red Hat
11 7 (5.60%) Oracle
11 7 (5.60%) McAfee
12 6 (4.80%) Sophos
13 5 (4.00%) Veeam
13 5 (4.00%) NetApp
13 5 (4.00%) EMC
14 4 (3.20%) Adobe
14 4 (3.20%) Cyber-Ark
15 3 (2.40%) CA
15 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
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