Period
to 26 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 April 2019 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 47 30
Rank change year-on-year -17 -17 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 13 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.73% 2.69% 4.54%
As % of the System Software category 11.30% 37.84% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 15
Lancashire median daily rate £275 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +19.05% +12.00%
10th Percentile £203 £414 £354
90th Percentile £294 £522 £480
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £17.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £19.86 £55.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -63.90% +243.75% -62.79%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 115 37 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.31% 7.10% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 18 56
Lancashire median daily rate £550 £440 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.95% +19.67%
10th Percentile £263 £279 £278
90th Percentile £725 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% - -
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.76% +5.00%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Lancashire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Lancashire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Lancashire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 26 April 2019. 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
Preston -5 6 £281 -34.21%
Blackpool +8 2 - -
Chorley -3 2 £275 -47.12%
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) SAN
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (15.38%) Korn
6 2 (15.38%) WatchGuard
6 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) CentOS
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Office 365
6 2 (15.38%) NetScaler

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) MPLS
2 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) PBX
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Android Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) CentOS
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Korn
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCP
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Firmware
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) UAG
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) jetNEXUS
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 2 (15.38%) WatchGuard
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) Google
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp