Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 4 April 2020 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)
England > North West
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 120 129
Rank change year-on-year +37 +9 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 96 92 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 1.64% 1.53%
As % of the System Software category 13.50% 12.72% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 60 56
Median daily rate £375 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +6.21% +9.85%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £142
90th Percentile £584 £538 £497
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -63.64% +243.75%
10th Percentile £16.50 £16.50 £19.70
90th Percentile £157.90 £22.46 £66.50
England median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.67% +36.36% +19.57%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 711 723 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.51% 12.89% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 462 374
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £160 £200 £150
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
England median daily rate £453 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 72
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.31% -0.45%
10th Percentile £12.78 £11.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £21.00 £30.61
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.68% +0.64% -

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the North West.

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the North West over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the North West over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
Manchester +7 41 £375 -2.60% 37
Cheshire +51 35 £350 -1.75% 14
Merseyside +10 10 £344 -23.18% 9
Lancashire +26 7 £350 +27.27% 7
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 96 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (51.04%) Windows
3 35 (36.46%) Microsoft
4 34 (35.42%) Windows Server
5 31 (32.29%) AWS
6 30 (31.25%) Azure
7 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 28 (29.17%) Migration
8 26 (27.08%) DNS
9 24 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (23.96%) ITIL
11 22 (22.92%) vRealize
12 20 (20.83%) VMware NSX
12 20 (20.83%) Citrix
12 20 (20.83%) Hyper-V
13 19 (19.79%) vSphere
13 19 (19.79%) vCenter Server
14 18 (18.75%) Office 365
14 18 (18.75%) SAN
14 18 (18.75%) LAN
14 18 (18.75%) WAN
14 18 (18.75%) DHCP
15 17 (17.71%) Firewall
16 16 (16.67%) MS Exchange
16 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (15.63%) Linux
17 15 (15.63%) NetApp
18 13 (13.54%) Cisco

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.42%) IIS
3 7 (7.29%) Apache
3 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (7.29%) Jetty
3 7 (7.29%) Mongrel
3 7 (7.29%) nginx
3 7 (7.29%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.29%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.08%) Documentum
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Line 500
2 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 31 (32.29%) AWS
2 30 (31.25%) Azure
3 18 (18.75%) Office 365
4 11 (11.46%) IaaS
5 7 (7.29%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (7.29%) GCP
5 7 (7.29%) Google App Engine
5 7 (7.29%) PaaS
6 5 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (4.17%) SaaS
8 2 (2.08%) G Suite
9 1 (1.04%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.08%) DNS
2 18 (18.75%) DHCP
2 18 (18.75%) LAN
2 18 (18.75%) SAN
2 18 (18.75%) WAN
3 17 (17.71%) Firewall
4 13 (13.54%) TCP/IP
5 12 (12.50%) VSAN
6 10 (10.42%) SSL
7 9 (9.38%) VPN
8 7 (7.29%) FTP
8 7 (7.29%) HTTP
8 7 (7.29%) IPsec
8 7 (7.29%) iSCSI
9 6 (6.25%) NAS
10 5 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (5.21%) VLAN
10 5 (5.21%) VoIP
11 4 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (4.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.29%) Travis CI
3 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (12.50%) Local Government
2 10 (10.42%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.25%) Finance
4 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (15.63%) VMware Engineer
2 13 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Consultant
4 9 (9.38%) VMware Consultant
5 8 (8.33%) Administrator
6 6 (6.25%) Architect
6 6 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) IT Support
7 5 (5.21%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Storage Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (3.13%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Sage Support
9 3 (3.13%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) .NET
1 7 (7.29%) J2EE
1 7 (7.29%) Servlets
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.13%) XML
4 2 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (1.04%) COM
5 1 (1.04%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Clustering
5 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (3.13%) EMC VNX
6 3 (3.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.08%) Replication
7 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.04%) BYOD
8 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (51.04%) Windows
2 34 (35.42%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (15.63%) Linux
5 10 (10.42%) Windows 10
6 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.08%) AIX
10 2 (2.08%) Unix
11 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.17%) Migration
2 24 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (23.96%) ITIL
4 12 (12.50%) High Availability
5 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.46%) Open Source
5 11 (11.46%) Server Management
6 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (9.38%) DevOps
7 8 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.29%) Service Management
9 6 (6.25%) Patch Management
9 6 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (5.21%) Information Security
10 5 (5.21%) ITSM
10 5 (5.21%) Performance Management
10 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (5.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.42%) PowerShell
1 10 (10.42%) SQL
2 7 (7.29%) Java
3 3 (3.13%) Python
4 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.08%) C
5 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.17%) CCNP
5 4 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.13%) CCIE
6 3 (3.13%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.13%) MCSE
7 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.08%) CCIE Data Center
7 2 (2.08%) CCNA
7 2 (2.08%) Degree
7 2 (2.08%) MCITP
7 2 (2.08%) MCP
7 2 (2.08%) MCSA
7 2 (2.08%) MCTS
7 2 (2.08%) VCP6
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 20 (20.83%) VMware NSX
4 19 (19.79%) vSphere
5 13 (13.54%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (9.38%) XenApp
7 8 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (7.29%) NFS
8 7 (7.29%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (7.29%) VMFS
8 7 (7.29%) Xen
9 4 (4.17%) VMware Server
10 3 (3.13%) Firmware
11 2 (2.08%) vCloud
12 1 (1.04%) Docker
12 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (22.92%) vRealize
2 19 (19.79%) vCenter Server
3 13 (13.54%) SCCM
4 11 (11.46%) Puppet
5 10 (10.42%) NetBackup
6 8 (8.33%) SCOM
7 7 (7.29%) Ansible
7 7 (7.29%) vMotion
8 4 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (4.17%) SCOrch
8 4 (4.17%) Terraform
9 3 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (3.13%) HP SIM
9 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (3.13%) WSUS
10 2 (2.08%) FortiGate
10 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 96 (100.00%) VMware
2 35 (36.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (20.83%) Citrix
4 15 (15.63%) NetApp
5 13 (13.54%) Cisco
6 11 (11.46%) EMC
7 9 (9.38%) Dell
8 8 (8.33%) Google
9 7 (7.29%) HP
9 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.21%) EqualLogic
10 5 (5.21%) Symantec
11 4 (4.17%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.17%) Ivanti
11 4 (4.17%) Juniper
11 4 (4.17%) Okta
11 4 (4.17%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.17%) Veeam
11 4 (4.17%) Zscaler
12 3 (3.13%) Sage