The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 50 41 57
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 4 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 4.24% 1.97%
As % of the System Software category 8.33% 32.80% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 9
Median daily rate £360 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £500 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 48 125 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.92% 12.94% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 60
Median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.83% +1.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.74 £35.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Macclesfield +3 1 £300 -40.00%
Chester +1 1 £360 +6.66% 2
VMware Infrastructure
North West

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) SCOM
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) NAS
4 3 (42.86%) NetApp
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) VBScript
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
5 2 (28.57%) High Availability
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) NAS
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) DMZ
4 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (14.29%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Manager
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Architect
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) VBScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) VB6
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) VMware GSX
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
1 5 (71.43%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) MOM
2 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (28.57%) WSUS
3 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (14.29%) Perfmon
3 1 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
4 1 (14.29%) Lumension
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Veeam
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago