The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England / North East
Rank 71 64 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 -15  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 14 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.90% 1.15% 1.27%
As % of the System Software category 15.91% 16.95% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Median daily rate £350 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 88 59 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 11.97% 6.77% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 36 20
Median daily rate £290 £283 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% -23.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 7
Median hourly rate £15.13 £11.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.85% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.57 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £13.17 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the North East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the North East

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Tyne and Wear -8 10 £370 +54.16% 5
Durham - 2 £450 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North East region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 56 (72.73%) Windows
3 49 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 40 (51.95%) Windows Server
5 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (46.75%) SC Cleared
5 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (37.66%) Active Directory
7 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
8 24 (31.17%) Linux
9 22 (28.57%) HP
9 22 (28.57%) Migration
10 21 (27.27%) Citrix
11 20 (25.97%) Solaris
12 19 (24.68%) SCCM
13 18 (23.38%) XenApp
13 18 (23.38%) Oracle
13 18 (23.38%) DNS
13 18 (23.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (20.78%) Red Hat
14 16 (20.78%) Cisco
14 16 (20.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
15 15 (19.48%) DHCP
16 14 (18.18%) WebLogic
16 14 (18.18%) HPUX
16 14 (18.18%) ITIL
17 13 (16.88%) AppSense
17 13 (16.88%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (16.88%) F5

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.79%) Apache
3 6 (7.79%) IIS
4 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.90%) Jetty
5 3 (3.90%) Mongrel
5 3 (3.90%) nginx
5 3 (3.90%) SAS
5 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.60%) CMS
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.60%) JBoss
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.90%) Google App Engine
2 3 (3.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.60%) IaaS
3 2 (2.60%) PaaS
3 2 (2.60%) SaaS
3 2 (2.60%) Yammer
4 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) DNS
2 15 (19.48%) DHCP
3 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (6.49%) 3G
5 4 (5.19%) Firewall
5 4 (5.19%) VPN
5 4 (5.19%) WAN
6 3 (3.90%) FTP
6 3 (3.90%) HTTP
6 3 (3.90%) IPsec
6 3 (3.90%) SAN
6 3 (3.90%) SSL
7 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.60%) LAN
7 2 (2.60%) LDAP
7 2 (2.60%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.60%) PBX
7 2 (2.60%) Skype
8 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) BODI
1 12 (15.58%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) Big Data
4 2 (2.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.60%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) DB2
5 1 (1.30%) Ingres
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) Travis CI
2 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) MSI
3 2 (2.60%) NMock
3 2 (2.60%) StarTeam
3 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.60%) WiX
General
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
1 2 (2.60%) Publishing
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Support Engineer
2 20 (25.97%) Desktop Support
3 17 (22.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (22.08%) Desktop Engineer
3 17 (22.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 13 (16.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (15.58%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 12 (15.58%) Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) AIX Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Development Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Development Support Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Solaris Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) J2EE
3 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.90%) Servlets
4 2 (2.60%) LAMP
4 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.09%) Clustering
4 5 (6.49%) Fat Client
4 5 (6.49%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.19%) Tandem
6 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (72.73%) Windows
2 40 (51.95%) Windows Server
3 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (31.17%) Linux
5 20 (25.97%) Solaris
6 16 (20.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
7 14 (18.18%) HPUX
8 8 (10.39%) AIX
8 8 (10.39%) Unix
8 8 (10.39%) Windows 10
8 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
9 6 (7.79%) Windows XP
10 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.60%) SUSE
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.30%) MVS
12 1 (1.30%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Migration
2 14 (18.18%) ITIL
3 13 (16.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 9 (11.69%) Change Control
5 9 (11.69%) Time Management
6 8 (10.39%) Project Governance
6 8 (10.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.49%) Open Source
10 4 (5.19%) DevOps
10 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.19%) Project Management
10 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.19%) Service Management
10 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Validation
10 4 (5.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 3 (3.90%) C#
4 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.60%) C-shell
4 2 (2.60%) Korn
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
4 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 36 (46.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.60%) MCSA
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.90%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (37.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (23.38%) XenApp
3 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (3.90%) Xen
5 2 (2.60%) Samba
5 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.60%) XenServer
6 1 (1.30%) KVM
6 1 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) WMI
4 2 (2.60%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.30%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.30%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.30%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
3 22 (28.57%) HP
4 21 (27.27%) Citrix
5 18 (23.38%) Oracle
6 16 (20.78%) Cisco
6 16 (20.78%) Red Hat
7 13 (16.88%) AppSense
7 13 (16.88%) F5
8 12 (15.58%) TIBCO
9 9 (11.69%) ThinPrint
10 3 (3.90%) EMC
10 3 (3.90%) Google
11 2 (2.60%) Apple
11 2 (2.60%) Autodesk
11 2 (2.60%) Borland
11 2 (2.60%) Mitel
11 2 (2.60%) PlateSpin
11 2 (2.60%) Serena
12 1 (1.30%) Capita