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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 92 57 72
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 59 125 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 2.95% 2.18%
As % of the System Software category 17.51% 25.61% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 76 45
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -39.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £30.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +30.85%
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
337 488 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 11.53% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 265 189
Median daily rate £375 £320 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 49 62
Median hourly rate £14.34 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £23.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -26 39 £406 +18.18% 28
Cheshire +3 7 £400 +6.66% 5
Merseyside +2 5 £425 +54.54% 5
Lancashire +4 4 £263 -25.00%
Cumbria - 3 £313 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 163 (100.00%) VMware
2 100 (61.35%) Windows
3 75 (46.01%) Windows Server
4 71 (43.56%) Active Directory
5 66 (40.49%) Microsoft
6 59 (36.20%) Linux
7 51 (31.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (23.31%) SCCM
9 36 (22.09%) MS Exchange
9 36 (22.09%) Citrix
10 35 (21.47%) vSphere
11 34 (20.86%) PowerShell
11 34 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (20.86%) ITIL
12 33 (20.25%) Migration
13 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
13 32 (19.63%) SCOM
14 31 (19.02%) HP
15 30 (18.40%) Red Hat
15 30 (18.40%) DNS
16 29 (17.79%) SharePoint
17 28 (17.18%) Unix
17 28 (17.18%) Skype for Business
18 27 (16.56%) SAN
19 26 (15.95%) Cisco
19 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (15.95%) Firewall
20 25 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 25 (15.34%) Windows 10
20 25 (15.34%) Skype

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 36 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 29 (17.79%) SharePoint
3 28 (17.18%) Skype for Business
4 20 (12.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (6.13%) Apache
6 8 (4.91%) IIS
6 8 (4.91%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.29%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.68%) WebSphere
9 5 (3.07%) JBoss
10 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.45%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.84%) SAS
11 3 (1.84%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (14.11%) MS Office
2 14 (8.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.45%) Google App Engine
4 4 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.84%) Office 365
5 3 (1.84%) SaaS
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.23%) Engine Yard
6 2 (1.23%) GitHub
6 2 (1.23%) Heroku
6 2 (1.23%) IaaS
6 2 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) PaaS
6 2 (1.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.40%) DNS
2 27 (16.56%) SAN
3 26 (15.95%) Firewall
4 25 (15.34%) Skype
5 24 (14.72%) LAN
5 24 (14.72%) WAN
6 21 (12.88%) DHCP
7 9 (5.52%) HTTP
7 9 (5.52%) iSCSI
7 9 (5.52%) VoIP
8 8 (4.91%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.91%) VLAN
8 8 (4.91%) VPN
9 7 (4.29%) Internet
10 6 (3.68%) NAS
11 5 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (3.07%) SSL
12 4 (2.45%) FTP
12 4 (2.45%) PBX
12 4 (2.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.45%) MySQL
6 3 (1.84%) QlikView
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.23%) DB2
7 2 (1.23%) MS Access
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.45%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.45%) Travis CI
3 4 (2.45%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.84%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.84%) StarTeam
4 3 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.23%) CMake
5 2 (1.23%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.23%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.23%) Introscope
5 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.23%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.23%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.23%) Toad
5 2 (1.23%) WiX
General
1 23 (14.11%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.68%) Banking
3 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.45%) Military
5 2 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.61%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (14.11%) Analyst
1 23 (14.11%) Architect
2 13 (7.98%) Technical Analyst
3 11 (6.75%) Consultant
3 11 (6.75%) Designer
3 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Support
4 10 (6.13%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (4.91%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (4.29%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 7 (4.29%) VMware Specialist
8 6 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (3.68%) Citrix Specialist
8 6 (3.68%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.29%) Web Services
2 5 (3.07%) .NET
2 5 (3.07%) SOAP
3 3 (1.84%) J2EE
3 3 (1.84%) REST
3 3 (1.84%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.23%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.23%) MCollective
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.23%) Servlets
4 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.36%) Fat Client
2 12 (7.36%) Thin Client
3 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.52%) Life Science
5 7 (4.29%) Clustering
6 5 (3.07%) EMC VNX
6 5 (3.07%) PKI
7 4 (2.45%) BYOD
7 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.84%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.84%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 100 (61.35%) Windows
2 75 (46.01%) Windows Server
3 59 (36.20%) Linux
4 51 (31.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (20.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (17.18%) Unix
7 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (15.34%) Windows 10
9 23 (14.11%) Solaris
10 13 (7.98%) Windows 7
11 10 (6.13%) CentOS
12 8 (4.91%) AIX
13 7 (4.29%) HPUX
14 6 (3.68%) Windows 8
15 5 (3.07%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.84%) Debian
17 2 (1.23%) SUSE
17 2 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.86%) ITIL
2 33 (20.25%) Migration
3 21 (12.88%) Virtual Environments
4 20 (12.27%) Test Automation
5 19 (11.66%) Configuration Management
6 16 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (9.82%) DevOps
6 16 (9.82%) Software Engineering
7 14 (8.59%) Data Migration
7 14 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (7.36%) Application Packaging
9 10 (6.13%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.13%) Patch Management
10 9 (5.52%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.91%) Capacity Management
11 8 (4.91%) Project Management
11 8 (4.91%) Security Patching
12 7 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (3.68%) Change Management
13 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.86%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.50%) SQL
3 14 (8.59%) Bash Shell
4 13 (7.98%) Python
5 10 (6.13%) Perl
6 8 (4.91%) Java
7 6 (3.68%) Ruby
7 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.07%) C
8 5 (3.07%) C++
9 3 (1.84%) C#
9 3 (1.84%) Korn
9 3 (1.84%) PHP
10 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.23%) VB
11 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.98%) MCSE
5 11 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.13%) CCNA
6 10 (6.13%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (6.13%) MCP
7 6 (3.68%) DBS Check
7 6 (3.68%) MCSA
8 5 (3.07%) ISEB
8 5 (3.07%) ISTQB
8 5 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.45%) CISM
9 4 (2.45%) CISSP
9 4 (2.45%) Degree
9 4 (2.45%) EMCSA
9 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.84%) CISMP
11 2 (1.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.84%) QA
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (43.56%) Active Directory
2 35 (21.47%) vSphere
3 10 (6.13%) VMware ESX
4 9 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.52%) XenApp
5 8 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (3.68%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.07%) Firmware
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.07%) vCloud
8 4 (2.45%) iptables
8 4 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.84%) Dovecot
9 3 (1.84%) KVM
9 3 (1.84%) NFS
9 3 (1.84%) Sendmail
9 3 (1.84%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (23.31%) SCCM
2 32 (19.63%) SCOM
3 19 (11.66%) Puppet
4 14 (8.59%) WSUS
5 6 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.68%) vRealize
6 5 (3.07%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.07%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (3.07%) Nagios
7 4 (2.45%) Ansible
8 3 (1.84%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.84%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.84%) Cacti
8 3 (1.84%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.84%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.84%) OpenNebula
8 3 (1.84%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 163 (100.00%) VMware
2 66 (40.49%) Microsoft
3 36 (22.09%) Citrix
4 31 (19.02%) HP
5 30 (18.40%) Red Hat
6 26 (15.95%) Cisco
7 22 (13.50%) Oracle
8 11 (6.75%) IBM
9 9 (5.52%) NetApp
10 8 (4.91%) EMC
11 6 (3.68%) AppSense
12 5 (3.07%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.07%) CheckPoint
12 5 (3.07%) Dell
12 5 (3.07%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.45%) BMC
13 4 (2.45%) Google
13 4 (2.45%) Palo Alto
13 4 (2.45%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.45%) Sun
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