The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 39 31
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.60% 1.37% 1.38%
As % of the System Software category 23.81% 17.65% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £125 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -70.58% +88.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year - +11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.71% -6.66%  

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 Chester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 21 17 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.11% 7.76% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 22
Median daily rate £300 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -23.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Chester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (50.00%) EDI
3 3 (50.00%) ERP
3 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
4 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (33.33%) Perfmon
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (33.33%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) EDI
2 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Perfmon
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 1 (16.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp