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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 89 42 83
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +41
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 70 131 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 3.52% 1.79%
As % of the System Software category 17.99% 28.79% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 73 35
Median daily rate £375 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £17.25 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +76.47%
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
389 455 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.39% 12.24% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 240 152
Median daily rate £375 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £203 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 51
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £22.25 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -16 42 £325 +1.56% 26
Cheshire -9 19 £425 +13.33% 2
Lancashire -24 5 £419 +39.58% 1
Merseyside -12 1 £350 +27.27% 1
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 175 (100.00%) VMware
2 121 (69.14%) Windows
3 89 (50.86%) Windows Server
4 81 (46.29%) Active Directory
5 69 (39.43%) Microsoft
6 57 (32.57%) Linux
6 57 (32.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
7 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (22.86%) MS Exchange
8 40 (22.86%) Citrix
9 39 (22.29%) ITIL
9 39 (22.29%) SCCM
10 38 (21.71%) Security Cleared
10 38 (21.71%) vSphere
11 36 (20.57%) Finance
12 35 (20.00%) DNS
13 33 (18.86%) Migration
14 32 (18.29%) SharePoint
14 32 (18.29%) SCOM
15 31 (17.71%) SC Cleared
15 31 (17.71%) Skype for Business
15 31 (17.71%) Cisco
15 31 (17.71%) HP
16 30 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (16.00%) Red Hat
17 28 (16.00%) MS Office
18 27 (15.43%) Unix
19 26 (14.86%) Skype
19 26 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 40 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 32 (18.29%) SharePoint
3 31 (17.71%) Skype for Business
4 20 (11.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (6.29%) Apache
7 10 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (5.14%) IIS
9 8 (4.57%) OpenStack
9 8 (4.57%) Tomcat
10 6 (3.43%) WebSphere
11 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (2.86%) JBoss
12 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (2.29%) SAS
12 4 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.71%) WebLogic
14 2 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 28 (16.00%) MS Office
2 14 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.57%) Office 365
3 7 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.29%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.71%) SaaS
6 3 (1.71%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.14%) Engine Yard
7 2 (1.14%) GitHub
7 2 (1.14%) Heroku
7 2 (1.14%) IaaS
7 2 (1.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.00%) DNS
2 26 (14.86%) Skype
3 25 (14.29%) SAN
4 24 (13.71%) DHCP
4 24 (13.71%) Firewall
5 21 (12.00%) WAN
6 17 (9.71%) LAN
7 12 (6.86%) VoIP
8 10 (5.71%) HTTP
9 7 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (4.00%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.86%) MRTG
10 5 (2.86%) NAS
10 5 (2.86%) SSL
10 5 (2.86%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.86%) VLAN
11 4 (2.29%) FTP
11 4 (2.29%) Internet
11 4 (2.29%) MPLS
11 4 (2.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.14%) DB2
4 2 (1.14%) MS Access
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) QlikView
5 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.86%) Travis CI
3 4 (2.29%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.29%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.14%) CMake
5 2 (1.14%) Gradle
5 2 (1.14%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.14%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.14%) Introscope
5 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.14%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.14%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.14%) Toad
5 2 (1.14%) WiX
6 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 36 (20.57%) Finance
2 13 (7.43%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.14%) Banking
4 5 (2.86%) Military
5 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
7 1 (0.57%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Law
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (13.71%) Analyst
1 24 (13.71%) Architect
2 13 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (7.43%) Technical Analyst
3 11 (6.29%) Designer
3 11 (6.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (5.71%) VMware Specialist
5 9 (5.14%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (5.14%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.14%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (4.57%) Administrator
6 8 (4.57%) Consultant
6 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 7 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) Web Services
2 5 (2.86%) .NET
2 5 (2.86%) SOAP
3 3 (1.71%) J2EE
3 3 (1.71%) REST
3 3 (1.71%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.14%) MCollective
4 2 (1.14%) Middleware
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.14%) Servlets
4 2 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.14%) XSD
5 1 (0.57%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.29%) Clustering
3 17 (9.71%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.29%) Life Science
5 10 (5.71%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.71%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.43%) PKI
7 5 (2.86%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.71%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.71%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.71%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.14%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.14%) LPAR
10 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 121 (69.14%) Windows
2 89 (50.86%) Windows Server
3 57 (32.57%) Linux
3 57 (32.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (15.43%) Unix
7 26 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (14.86%) Windows 10
8 18 (10.29%) Solaris
9 17 (9.71%) Windows 7
10 11 (6.29%) CentOS
11 7 (4.00%) Ubuntu
12 6 (3.43%) AIX
13 5 (2.86%) Debian
14 4 (2.29%) HPUX
14 4 (2.29%) Mac OS
14 4 (2.29%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.14%) SUSE
15 2 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.29%) ITIL
2 33 (18.86%) Migration
3 23 (13.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 20 (11.43%) Virtual Environments
6 16 (9.14%) Configuration Management
6 16 (9.14%) Software Engineering
7 14 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 14 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 13 (7.43%) DevOps
8 13 (7.43%) Service Delivery
9 12 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.86%) Application Packaging
10 11 (6.29%) Time Management
11 10 (5.71%) Capacity Management
11 10 (5.71%) Patch Management
12 9 (5.14%) Project Management
13 8 (4.57%) Security Patching
14 6 (3.43%) Defect Management
14 6 (3.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
2 20 (11.43%) SQL
3 16 (9.14%) Bash Shell
4 15 (8.57%) Python
5 12 (6.86%) Perl
6 10 (5.71%) Java
7 9 (5.14%) C
8 8 (4.57%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.00%) C++
10 6 (3.43%) C#
10 6 (3.43%) Ruby
11 5 (2.86%) Korn
11 5 (2.86%) PHP
12 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.57%) VB
13 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (21.71%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.71%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.43%) MCSE
5 12 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.29%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (6.29%) MCP
7 10 (5.71%) CCNA
8 6 (3.43%) MCSA
8 6 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.86%) DBS Check
9 5 (2.86%) Degree
9 5 (2.86%) ISEB
9 5 (2.86%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.29%) CISM
10 4 (2.29%) CISSP
10 4 (2.29%) EMCSA
10 4 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.71%) CCNP
11 3 (1.71%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.71%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (46.29%) Active Directory
2 38 (21.71%) vSphere
3 25 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.71%) VMware ESX
4 10 (5.71%) XenApp
5 9 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.43%) Firmware
9 5 (2.86%) iptables
9 5 (2.86%) KVM
9 5 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.86%) XenServer
10 4 (2.29%) Brightmail
10 4 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.29%) Dovecot
10 4 (2.29%) NFS
10 4 (2.29%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 39 (22.29%) SCCM
2 32 (18.29%) SCOM
3 18 (10.29%) Puppet
4 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (6.86%) WSUS
6 10 (5.71%) vRealize
7 7 (4.00%) Nagios
7 7 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (3.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (2.86%) Cacti
9 5 (2.86%) OpenNebula
10 4 (2.29%) Ansible
10 4 (2.29%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.71%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.71%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.71%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (1.71%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 175 (100.00%) VMware
2 69 (39.43%) Microsoft
3 40 (22.86%) Citrix
4 31 (17.71%) Cisco
4 31 (17.71%) HP
5 28 (16.00%) Red Hat
6 16 (9.14%) Oracle
7 12 (6.86%) IBM
7 12 (6.86%) NetApp
7 12 (6.86%) Veritas
8 9 (5.14%) EMC
9 7 (4.00%) AppSense
10 6 (3.43%) 3PAR
10 6 (3.43%) Dell
11 5 (2.86%) Avaya
11 5 (2.86%) BMC
11 5 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.86%) Sun
11 5 (2.86%) Wyse
12 4 (2.29%) Google
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