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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 71 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 68 61 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 2.15% 2.03%
As % of the System Software category 24.29% 18.77% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 20
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£357 £275 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.63% -13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £365 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £301 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 17
Average hourly rate £23.40 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.85% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £18.50 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.71 £44.92 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
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
280 325 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.72% 11.48% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 138 132
Average daily rate £325 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £42.38 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +5 44 £350 +16.75% 18
Cheshire +5 14 £423 +51.56% 9
Lancashire -19 5 £325 +20.37% 6
Merseyside -12 4 - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 132 (100.00%) VMware
2 109 (82.58%) Windows
3 74 (56.06%) Microsoft
4 54 (40.91%) Citrix
5 51 (38.64%) Active Directory
6 47 (35.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (31.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (23.48%) Linux
9 30 (22.73%) DNS
9 30 (22.73%) Migration
10 29 (21.97%) SAN
11 28 (21.21%) WAN
11 28 (21.21%) LAN
11 28 (21.21%) Hyper-V
12 27 (20.45%) MS Exchange
12 27 (20.45%) SCCM
13 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
14 25 (18.94%) IIS
14 25 (18.94%) Cisco
15 24 (18.18%) SQL
15 24 (18.18%) DHCP
16 23 (17.42%) Oracle
17 22 (16.67%) HP
17 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (15.91%) VMware ESX
19 20 (15.15%) XenApp
20 19 (14.39%) Windows 7
20 19 (14.39%) Finance
20 19 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (14.39%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 25 (18.94%) IIS
3 12 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.55%) Apache
7 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.79%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.79%) nginx
7 5 (3.79%) Lync
8 4 (3.03%) Jetty
8 4 (3.03%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.03%) Documentum
9 1 (0.76%) CMS
9 1 (0.76%) JBoss
9 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (4.55%) Google App Engine
1 6 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.73%) DNS
2 29 (21.97%) SAN
3 28 (21.21%) LAN
3 28 (21.21%) WAN
4 24 (18.18%) DHCP
5 14 (10.61%) NAS
6 13 (9.85%) Firewall
7 11 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.82%) iSCSI
8 9 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (6.82%) HTTP
9 8 (6.06%) SSL
9 8 (6.06%) FTP
10 6 (4.55%) IPsec
10 6 (4.55%) VLAN
11 4 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.03%) Wireless
12 3 (2.27%) VoIP
13 2 (1.52%) SMTP
13 2 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.03%) BODI
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) FxCop
3 1 (0.76%) StyleCop
3 1 (0.76%) Moq
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.76%) MSI
3 1 (0.76%) NUnit
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 19 (14.39%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Legal
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.03%) Banking
4 4 (3.03%) Retail
4 4 (3.03%) Local Government
5 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (11.36%) Server Engineer
3 11 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (6.82%) Architect
4 9 (6.82%) Analyst
4 9 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (6.82%) Administrator
5 8 (6.06%) Consultant
6 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (3.79%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.79%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.03%) Support Consultant
9 3 (2.27%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (2.27%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (2.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (2.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (2.27%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) ODBC
2 5 (3.79%) Middleware
2 5 (3.79%) XML
3 4 (3.03%) .NET
3 4 (3.03%) J2EE
3 4 (3.03%) Servlets
4 3 (2.27%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.76%) HTML
6 1 (0.76%) JSF
6 1 (0.76%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.76%) WCF
6 1 (0.76%) LINQ
6 1 (0.76%) Ninject
6 1 (0.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.64%) Clustering
2 13 (9.85%) Replication
3 7 (5.30%) Celerra
4 6 (4.55%) Open Source
5 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.52%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.52%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.52%) NHS
7 2 (1.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Life Science
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 109 (82.58%) Windows
2 47 (35.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (31.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (23.48%) Linux
5 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (14.39%) Windows 7
6 19 (14.39%) UNIX
7 16 (12.12%) Solaris
8 6 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.55%) HPUX
8 6 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.27%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.52%) AIX
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.73%) Migration
2 14 (10.61%) ITIL
3 9 (6.82%) Configuration Management
3 9 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (6.06%) Change Control
5 7 (5.30%) Project Management
6 6 (4.55%) Time Management
7 5 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.79%) DevOps
7 5 (3.79%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.79%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.79%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.03%) Automated Testing
8 4 (3.03%) TOGAF
8 4 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.18%) SQL
2 10 (7.58%) Java
3 8 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.03%) C
5 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) Python
7 1 (0.76%) C#
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (12.12%) MCSE
3 11 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.58%) MCP
5 9 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (6.06%) CCA
7 7 (5.30%) CCNA
7 7 (5.30%) MCSA
8 6 (4.55%) CCEA
8 6 (4.55%) MCITP
8 6 (4.55%) CCIA
9 5 (3.79%) MCTS
10 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.52%) CCNP
11 1 (0.76%) CCIE
11 1 (0.76%) CCSE
11 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.03%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
System Software
1 51 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.21%) Hyper-V
3 21 (15.91%) VMware ESX
4 20 (15.15%) XenApp
5 13 (9.85%) XenServer
6 12 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 11 (8.33%) vSphere
8 10 (7.58%) Terminal Services
9 8 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (6.06%) Xen
9 8 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (5.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.76%) NFS
12 1 (0.76%) Firmware
12 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (20.45%) SCCM
2 13 (9.85%) SCOM
3 9 (6.82%) Puppet
4 6 (4.55%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.76%) WSUS
6 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.76%) MOM
6 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.76%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 132 (100.00%) VMware
2 74 (56.06%) Microsoft
3 54 (40.91%) Citrix
4 25 (18.94%) Cisco
5 23 (17.42%) Oracle
6 22 (16.67%) HP
7 13 (9.85%) EMC
8 9 (6.82%) NetApp
9 8 (6.06%) Symantec
10 7 (5.30%) Dell
11 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.55%) Google
11 6 (4.55%) Veeam
12 5 (3.79%) AppSense
12 5 (3.79%) F5
13 4 (3.03%) McAfee
13 4 (3.03%) Sophos
13 4 (3.03%) Compuware
13 4 (3.03%) Business Objects
14 3 (2.27%) IBM
Lancashire
Church International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Circa £190 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9 Per Hour
Posted: 19 days ago