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 3 months to 28 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 44 23
Rank change year-on-year +19 -21  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 18 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.34% 1.13% 5.71%
As % of the System Software category 34.62% 14.71% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 34
Median daily rate £453 £419 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +39.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £376 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £443 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £338
% change year-on-year -1.31% +12.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -54.14% -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 Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 52 34 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 15.43% 7.66% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 112
Median daily rate £450 £410 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +49.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £458 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Lancashire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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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 3 months to 28 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
Preston -6 15 £453 +9.69% 2
VMware Infrastructure
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (77.78%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) Linux
4 16 (59.26%) Migration
5 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
6 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
7 11 (40.74%) DNS
8 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
8 10 (37.04%) Citrix
9 9 (33.33%) Middleware
9 9 (33.33%) PlateSpin
10 8 (29.63%) IBM
11 7 (25.93%) Replication
12 5 (18.52%) Puppet
12 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (18.52%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
12 5 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (18.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (18.52%) Ansible
12 5 (18.52%) DevOps
13 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
13 4 (14.81%) Unix
13 4 (14.81%) OpenShift
13 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
13 4 (14.81%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (14.81%) Salt
13 4 (14.81%) Bluemix
13 4 (14.81%) WebSphere

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 5 (18.52%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.41%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (14.81%) Bluemix
2 4 (14.81%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (14.81%) OpenShift
2 4 (14.81%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
3 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) VMware Specialist
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.93%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Life Science
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Unix
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) ERP
5 2 (7.41%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.70%) Line Management
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Ansible
1 5 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (18.52%) Puppet
2 4 (14.81%) Salt
3 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (7.41%) WSUS
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (37.04%) Citrix
3 9 (33.33%) PlateSpin
4 8 (29.63%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Kaseya
5 2 (7.41%) Kaspersky
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (3.70%) Canon
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) ScanSafe