Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 82 79
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 29 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.16% 1.03% 1.68%
As % of the System Software category 18.59% 10.95% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 31
Cheshire median daily rate £313 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £148 £100 £250
90th Percentile £678 £775 £488
North West median daily rate £300 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.45% +20.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £14.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year +162.18% -57.50% +48.94%

VMware Infrastructure is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 156 137 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.62% 9.38% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 112
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +1.33% +23.97%
10th Percentile £171 £140 £203
90th Percentile £575 £590 £621
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +2.67% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -10.14%
10th Percentile £11.05 £13.18 £9.92
90th Percentile £20.55 £21.45 £29.85
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 9 £385 -9.41% 8
Chester +16 5 £280 -44.00% 1
Sandbach 0 3 £115 -61.67%
Crewe - 2 £265 - 2
Knutsford - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £500 - 2
Wilmslow - 1 £315 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (37.93%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
3 9 (31.03%) SAN
3 9 (31.03%) vSphere
4 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
4 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
4 8 (27.59%) Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.69%) Dell
6 6 (20.69%) EMC
6 6 (20.69%) Firewall
6 6 (20.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
6 6 (20.69%) EMC VNX
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.24%) Local Government
7 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
7 5 (17.24%) NAS
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (17.24%) LAN
7 5 (17.24%) WAN
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.79%) Migration
8 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
8 4 (13.79%) Git (software)

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring 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 2 (6.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Office 365
3 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) NAS
3 5 (17.24%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) BIG-IP
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.45%) FTP
6 1 (3.45%) HTTP
6 1 (3.45%) IPsec
6 1 (3.45%) LDAP
6 1 (3.45%) MPLS
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Bitbucket
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.90%) CMake
3 2 (6.90%) Gradle
3 2 (6.90%) InstallShield
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
3 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.90%) WiX
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (17.24%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Lead Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
3 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.45%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Architect
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) EMC VNX
3 4 (13.79%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (13.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.34%) Smartphone
4 3 (10.34%) Social Media
4 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.90%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (3.45%) Clustering
6 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Unix
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.79%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Open Source
3 3 (10.34%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
3 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
3 3 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (10.34%) Domain Models
3 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (10.34%) Network Design
3 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.34%) Runbook
3 3 (10.34%) SFIA
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) Groovy
4 2 (6.90%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) vSphere
2 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (10.34%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (6.90%) Docker
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.90%) VirtualBox
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
1 6 (20.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) vCenter Server
3 2 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.90%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.45%) Perfmon
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) Dell
4 6 (20.69%) EMC
5 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.34%) EqualLogic
5 3 (10.34%) F5
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) Lumension
6 2 (6.90%) SaltStack
6 2 (6.90%) Veritas
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec