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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 62 71 93
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 90 57 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 1.88% 1.32%
As % of the System Software category 26.16% 16.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 10
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£275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Average hourly rate £16.75 £33.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.24% -8.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £27.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £45.00 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.34%
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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
344 338 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 11.18% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 153 73
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -1 33 £313 -5.66% 27
Lancashire +12 23 £263 +0.47% 8
Cheshire -4 16 £300 +9.09% 8
Merseyside -9 9 £288 -14.81% 5
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England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 189 (100.00%) VMware
2 126 (66.67%) Windows
3 97 (51.32%) Citrix
4 87 (46.03%) Microsoft
5 69 (36.51%) Active Directory
6 51 (26.98%) Linux
7 47 (24.87%) Cisco
8 45 (23.81%) Migration
9 42 (22.22%) SAN
9 42 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (21.69%) Finance
11 40 (21.16%) Security Cleared
11 40 (21.16%) Hyper-V
12 39 (20.63%) SQL Server
13 37 (19.58%) DNS
14 33 (17.46%) MS Exchange
15 32 (16.93%) WAN
15 32 (16.93%) Oracle
16 31 (16.40%) SC Cleared
17 30 (15.87%) ITIL
17 30 (15.87%) DHCP
18 28 (14.81%) SQL
19 27 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 27 (14.29%) Firewall
20 26 (13.76%) HP
20 26 (13.76%) Configuration Management
21 25 (13.23%) CheckPoint
21 25 (13.23%) VMware ESX
21 25 (13.23%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.70%) IIS
3 14 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 13 (6.88%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.35%) IBM Notes
6 10 (5.29%) OpenStack
6 10 (5.29%) Apache
6 10 (5.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.17%) nginx
8 6 (3.17%) Jetty
8 6 (3.17%) JBoss
9 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.12%) TPMS
10 4 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (2.12%) Lync
11 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.23%) Office 365
4 7 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.70%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.12%) PaaS
5 4 (2.12%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.59%) SaaS
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.53%) IaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.22%) SAN
2 37 (19.58%) DNS
3 32 (16.93%) WAN
4 30 (15.87%) DHCP
5 27 (14.29%) Firewall
6 20 (10.58%) LAN
7 17 (8.99%) NAS
8 15 (7.94%) SSL
9 12 (6.35%) iSCSI
9 12 (6.35%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (5.82%) Internet
10 11 (5.82%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (5.29%) VLAN
11 10 (5.29%) HTTP
12 9 (4.76%) Wireless
12 9 (4.76%) BGP
12 9 (4.76%) MPLS
12 9 (4.76%) FTP
12 9 (4.76%) VPLS
13 8 (4.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.64%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.59%) MySQL
5 3 (1.59%) SQLite
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.59%) NUnit
2 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.59%) Moq
2 3 (1.59%) FxCop
2 3 (1.59%) StyleCop
2 3 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.06%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) JMeter
4 1 (0.53%) JUnit
4 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 41 (21.69%) Finance
2 9 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.17%) Banking
4 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.12%) Local Government
6 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.59%) Law
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (17.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (16.40%) Architect
3 18 (9.52%) Administrator
4 13 (6.88%) Analyst
4 13 (6.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (6.35%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.82%) Technical Architect
6 11 (5.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Programme Manager
7 10 (5.29%) Consultant
8 9 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.23%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.17%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.17%) Senior Manager
11 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.65%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.23%) Middleware
1 8 (4.23%) .NET
1 8 (4.23%) Servlets
2 6 (3.17%) J2EE
2 6 (3.17%) XML
2 6 (3.17%) XML Messaging
3 5 (2.65%) Web Services
4 3 (1.59%) Ninject
4 3 (1.59%) WCF
4 3 (1.59%) LINQ
5 2 (1.06%) ODBC
6 1 (0.53%) JSF
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Clustering
2 13 (6.88%) Open Source
3 12 (6.35%) Replication
4 8 (4.23%) Celerra
5 6 (3.17%) Life Science
5 6 (3.17%) FlexPod
6 5 (2.65%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.65%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.12%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.59%) PKI
9 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.06%) DTV
10 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) Handset
10 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.53%) BYOD
10 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 126 (66.67%) Windows
2 51 (26.98%) Linux
3 42 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (12.70%) UNIX
6 20 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (7.94%) Windows 7
8 14 (7.41%) Solaris
9 11 (5.82%) VMS
10 8 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.17%) AIX
12 4 (2.12%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.59%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.06%) CentOS
14 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.06%) HPUX
14 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.53%) VME
15 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.81%) Migration
2 30 (15.87%) ITIL
3 26 (13.76%) Configuration Management
4 24 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.35%) Business Continuity
8 11 (5.82%) Project Management
8 11 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (5.29%) DevOps
9 10 (5.29%) Change Control
9 10 (5.29%) Programme Management
10 8 (4.23%) Matrix Management
11 7 (3.70%) Service Management
11 7 (3.70%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.70%) PRINCE2
11 7 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.81%) SQL
2 22 (11.64%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.82%) Python
3 11 (5.82%) Bash Shell
4 10 (5.29%) Java
5 4 (2.12%) Perl
6 3 (1.59%) Ruby
6 3 (1.59%) C#
7 2 (1.06%) Groovy
7 2 (1.06%) PHP
7 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.53%) VBScript
8 1 (0.53%) COBOL
8 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (21.16%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.40%) SC Cleared
3 27 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (10.05%) MCSE
5 17 (8.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (7.41%) CCNA
6 14 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (7.41%) MCP
7 12 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (5.82%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.70%) CCA
9 7 (3.70%) Degree
10 6 (3.17%) MCITP
10 6 (3.17%) MCSA
11 5 (2.65%) CISSP
12 4 (2.12%) MCTS
12 4 (2.12%) CCEA
13 3 (1.59%) CISMP
13 3 (1.59%) CISM
13 3 (1.59%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) SLA
2 5 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.59%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) BS25999
System Software
1 69 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 40 (21.16%) Hyper-V
3 25 (13.23%) VMware ESX
3 25 (13.23%) XenApp
4 23 (12.17%) vSphere
5 22 (11.64%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (8.47%) XenDesktop
7 14 (7.41%) XenServer
8 13 (6.88%) Terminal Services
8 13 (6.88%) Xen
9 10 (5.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (4.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 7 (3.70%) QEMU
11 7 (3.70%) KVM
12 5 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (2.12%) NFS
14 3 (1.59%) VirtualBox
14 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (1.06%) VMware Server
15 2 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (12.17%) SCCM
2 14 (7.41%) Puppet
3 13 (6.88%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.17%) SCOM
5 5 (2.65%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.12%) WSUS
6 4 (2.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.12%) Ansible
6 4 (2.12%) Salt
7 3 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.59%) EdgeSight
7 3 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.06%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.06%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.06%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.06%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.06%) Hyperic
8 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.06%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 189 (100.00%) VMware
2 97 (51.32%) Citrix
3 87 (46.03%) Microsoft
4 47 (24.87%) Cisco
5 32 (16.93%) Oracle
6 26 (13.76%) HP
7 25 (13.23%) CheckPoint
8 21 (11.11%) EMC
9 18 (9.52%) NetApp
10 12 (6.35%) Lotus
10 12 (6.35%) McAfee
11 9 (4.76%) SolarWinds
12 8 (4.23%) Dell
12 8 (4.23%) Nortel
12 8 (4.23%) SAP
13 7 (3.70%) Symantec
13 7 (3.70%) IBM
13 7 (3.70%) Google
14 5 (2.65%) Avaya
14 5 (2.65%) Veeam
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