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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 52 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 110 58 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.88% 1.90% 2.70%
As % of the System Software category 25.29% 19.46% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 32
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £324 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £23.50 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £23.50 £43.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+72.41% +1.16%
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
435 298 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.37% 9.76% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 146 118
Average daily rate £310 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £337 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 68
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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 +13 59 £320 +6.66% 30
Cheshire +3 18 £398 +47.22% 19
Lancashire +11 10 £375 +25.00% 7
Merseyside -15 8 £300 +49.62% 3
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 214 (100.00%) VMware
2 131 (61.21%) Windows
3 120 (56.07%) Microsoft
4 118 (55.14%) Citrix
5 86 (40.19%) Active Directory
6 63 (29.44%) Migration
7 52 (24.30%) DNS
7 52 (24.30%) SCCM
7 52 (24.30%) Hyper-V
8 51 (23.83%) ITIL
9 48 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (21.96%) Data Centre
11 44 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (20.09%) SAN
13 42 (19.63%) Linux
14 40 (18.69%) DHCP
15 38 (17.76%) SQL
16 37 (17.29%) WAN
16 37 (17.29%) Cisco
16 37 (17.29%) PowerShell
17 36 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 36 (16.82%) Oracle
18 34 (15.89%) SQL Server
18 34 (15.89%) VMware ESX
18 34 (15.89%) Microsoft App-V
19 32 (14.95%) HP
19 32 (14.95%) Oracle Database
20 31 (14.49%) MS Exchange
20 31 (14.49%) Firewall
21 30 (14.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 31 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 29 (13.55%) IIS
3 28 (13.08%) IBM Notes
4 17 (7.94%) WebSphere
5 13 (6.07%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.61%) Tomcat
7 11 (5.14%) OpenStack
8 10 (4.67%) Apache
9 8 (3.74%) Jetty
9 8 (3.74%) nginx
10 7 (3.27%) Lync
10 7 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (2.80%) JBoss
12 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (1.40%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.14%) MS Office
3 6 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.28%) Office 365
2 17 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (4.21%) Google App Engine
4 9 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.87%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.87%) PaaS
6 3 (1.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.30%) DNS
2 43 (20.09%) SAN
3 40 (18.69%) DHCP
4 37 (17.29%) WAN
5 31 (14.49%) Firewall
6 24 (11.21%) LAN
7 21 (9.81%) NAS
8 19 (8.88%) SSL
9 16 (7.48%) HTTP
10 14 (6.54%) FTP
11 12 (5.61%) TCP/IP
12 11 (5.14%) Internet
12 11 (5.14%) iSCSI
12 11 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (5.14%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (4.67%) Wireless
14 9 (4.21%) SMTP
15 8 (3.74%) DMZ
15 8 (3.74%) IPsec
15 8 (3.74%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.40%) MySQL
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (7.01%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.27%) MSI
3 2 (0.93%) JMeter
3 2 (0.93%) JUnit
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Hudson
4 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (11.68%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Local Government
3 11 (5.14%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.34%) Marketing
4 5 (2.34%) Retail
5 4 (1.87%) Banking
5 4 (1.87%) Law
5 4 (1.87%) Electronics
5 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (21.03%) Architect
2 26 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (9.81%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (9.35%) Consultant
5 17 (7.94%) Project Manager
6 15 (7.01%) Administrator
6 15 (7.01%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.54%) Analyst
8 13 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.67%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.74%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Desktop Administrator
12 6 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.34%) Technical Support
13 5 (2.34%) Service Analyst
13 5 (2.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.14%) Middleware
2 10 (4.67%) .NET
2 10 (4.67%) Servlets
3 9 (4.21%) J2EE
4 2 (0.93%) Web Services
4 2 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.93%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.47%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.47%) XML
5 1 (0.47%) XSD
5 1 (0.47%) XSLT
5 1 (0.47%) JMS
5 1 (0.47%) WSDL
5 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.96%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.94%) Replication
3 16 (7.48%) Clustering
4 11 (5.14%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.14%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.74%) Celerra
5 8 (3.74%) EMC VNX
6 7 (3.27%) Life Science
7 5 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.87%) DTV
9 3 (1.40%) PKI
9 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.93%) NHS
10 2 (0.93%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.47%) Handset
11 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 131 (61.21%) Windows
2 44 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (19.63%) Linux
4 36 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (12.15%) Windows 7
6 22 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.88%) UNIX
8 13 (6.07%) Solaris
8 13 (6.07%) Windows XP
9 12 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (5.14%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.87%) Windows NT
11 4 (1.87%) AIX
12 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.93%) CentOS
13 2 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.44%) Migration
2 51 (23.83%) ITIL
3 29 (13.55%) Configuration Management
4 23 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.35%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (7.48%) Project Management
7 16 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (7.01%) Data Protection
8 15 (7.01%) Open Source
9 13 (6.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 13 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (6.07%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (5.61%) DevOps
11 11 (5.14%) Business Continuity
12 10 (4.67%) PRINCE2
13 9 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (3.74%) Change Control
14 8 (3.74%) Unit Testing
14 8 (3.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.76%) SQL
2 37 (17.29%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.54%) Python
4 13 (6.07%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.61%) Java
6 5 (2.34%) Perl
7 4 (1.87%) VBScript
8 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.40%) Ruby
9 2 (0.93%) Groovy
9 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.93%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (14.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 27 (12.62%) Security Cleared
4 25 (11.68%) MCSE
5 23 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (10.28%) CCNA
7 21 (9.81%) MCP
8 19 (8.88%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (7.94%) SC Cleared
10 14 (6.54%) MCSA
11 13 (6.07%) MCITP
12 11 (5.14%) Degree
12 11 (5.14%) CCA
13 7 (3.27%) CCNP
14 5 (2.34%) CISSP
14 5 (2.34%) MCTS
15 4 (1.87%) VCDX
16 3 (1.40%) VCP4
16 3 (1.40%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) SLA
2 5 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.87%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) BS25999
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (40.19%) Active Directory
2 52 (24.30%) Hyper-V
3 34 (15.89%) VMware ESX
3 34 (15.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 29 (13.55%) XenApp
4 29 (13.55%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (11.68%) Xen
6 19 (8.88%) XenDesktop
7 18 (8.41%) XenServer
8 17 (7.94%) vSphere
9 16 (7.48%) Terminal Services
10 8 (3.74%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (3.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (3.74%) QEMU
10 8 (3.74%) KVM
11 4 (1.87%) NFS
12 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.93%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (24.30%) SCCM
2 17 (7.94%) Puppet
3 15 (7.01%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.54%) SCOM
5 10 (4.67%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.34%) OpenView
7 4 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.87%) Ansible
7 4 (1.87%) Salt
8 3 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.40%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.40%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.40%) WSUS
8 3 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 214 (100.00%) VMware
2 120 (56.07%) Microsoft
3 118 (55.14%) Citrix
4 37 (17.29%) Cisco
5 36 (16.82%) Oracle
6 32 (14.95%) HP
7 30 (14.02%) EMC
8 28 (13.08%) Lotus
9 23 (10.75%) SAP
10 17 (7.94%) Symantec
10 17 (7.94%) McAfee
11 15 (7.01%) CheckPoint
12 13 (6.07%) Veeam
13 11 (5.14%) NetApp
14 9 (4.21%) Sophos
14 9 (4.21%) SolarWinds
14 9 (4.21%) Google
15 8 (3.74%) Nortel
16 7 (3.27%) Dell
16 7 (3.27%) IBM
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Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lancashire
Invind Ltd
Rate: Compititive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
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Rate: Unspecified Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
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