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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 58 55
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 15 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.36% 2.50% 2.09%
As % of the System Software category 16.85% 21.90% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 12
Median daily rate £325 £415 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +4.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £232 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £336
% change year-on-year -3.22% +15.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.40% -5.33%  

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 89 105 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.99% 11.41% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 67 66
Median daily rate £350 £410 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% -3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 18
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.58 £21.00 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Cheshire over the 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Chester +19 5 £125 -62.96%
Warrington +19 5 £308 -27.64% 9
Macclesfield - 2 £500 -
Knutsford +3 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
4 5 (26.32%) SCCM
4 5 (26.32%) vSphere
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (21.05%) SCOM
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.79%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.79%) Clustering
6 3 (15.79%) SAN
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) EDI
6 3 (15.79%) ERP

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 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DMZ
3 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (10.53%) NAS
3 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) IPsec
4 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.79%) Local Government
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Coordinator
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) EDI
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Flash
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) ERP
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Database Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (10.53%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Strategic Management
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Python
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCSA
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) Docker
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) SCOM
3 3 (15.79%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) Perfmon
4 2 (10.53%) Puppet
4 2 (10.53%) SCOrch
4 2 (10.53%) vRealize
5 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
5 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (5.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) EqualLogic
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) SaltStack
5 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) Lumension
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago