Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 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)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 115 102
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 95 97 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 1.68% 1.91%
As % of the System Software category 12.96% 14.61% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 61 64
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
North West median hourly rate £19.86 £55.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.90% +243.75% -62.13%
10th Percentile £16.84 £52.50 £15.50
90th Percentile £21.97 £57.50 £30.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +37.61% +21.11% -41.56%

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 733 664 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.37% 11.50% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 392 338
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £202 £156 £163
90th Percentile £625 £575 £546
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 75 51
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £12.91 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.40 £30.41 £23.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the North West over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the North West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 25 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
Manchester +29 63 £385 +2.67% 9
Lancashire -15 13 £275 -45.00%
Cheshire -11 10 £313 -6.72% 8
Merseyside -2 8 £448 +5.29%
Cumbria +5 1 - - 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

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

1 95 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (57.89%) Windows
3 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
4 33 (34.74%) Linux
5 28 (29.47%) Active Directory
5 28 (29.47%) Citrix
5 28 (29.47%) Windows Server
6 26 (27.37%) DNS
6 26 (27.37%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (25.26%) DHCP
8 20 (21.05%) Cisco
9 19 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 19 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 17 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (17.89%) DevOps
10 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
10 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
11 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (16.84%) SCCM
11 16 (16.84%) IIS
11 16 (16.84%) Puppet
12 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
12 15 (15.79%) Configuration Management
12 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (15.79%) Google
13 14 (14.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
13 14 (14.74%) VB
13 14 (14.74%) ITIL

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 (16.84%) IIS
2 14 (14.74%) Apache
3 12 (12.63%) Jetty
3 12 (12.63%) Mongrel
3 12 (12.63%) nginx
3 12 (12.63%) Tomcat
3 12 (12.63%) WebSphere
4 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.05%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.37%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (14.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (14.74%) Office 365
4 13 (13.68%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (12.63%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (12.63%) Google App Engine
6 5 (5.26%) SaaS
7 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.11%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.05%) IaaS
8 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) DNS
2 24 (25.26%) DHCP
3 19 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (14.74%) FTP
5 13 (13.68%) HTTP
5 13 (13.68%) IPsec
5 13 (13.68%) SAN
5 13 (13.68%) SSL
6 10 (10.53%) WAN
7 8 (8.42%) Firewall
8 7 (7.37%) VPN
8 7 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (6.32%) LAN
10 4 (4.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.21%) MPLS
10 4 (4.21%) VoIP
11 3 (3.16%) Internet
11 3 (3.16%) NAS
11 3 (3.16%) Network Security
11 3 (3.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.11%) DB2
3 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.68%) MSI
3 12 (12.63%) Travis CI
4 11 (11.58%) AdminStudio
4 11 (11.58%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.11%) Maven
5 2 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.05%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.05%) Hudson
6 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (11.58%) Billing
2 4 (4.21%) Law
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Local Government
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Applications Packager
4 7 (7.37%) Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Administrator
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) DBA
7 3 (3.16%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (3.16%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 2 (2.11%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) .NET
2 12 (12.63%) J2EE
2 12 (12.63%) Servlets
3 11 (11.58%) OCX
4 4 (4.21%) Web Services
5 3 (3.16%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.05%) Middleware
6 1 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.26%) Clustering
4 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.16%) iPhone
5 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.16%) Replication
5 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.11%) Fintech
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 55 (57.89%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Linux
3 28 (29.47%) Windows Server
4 19 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.58%) Windows 8
6 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (11.58%) Windows XP
7 10 (10.53%) CentOS
7 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.16%) Solaris
10 3 (3.16%) Unix
11 2 (2.11%) HPUX
11 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.05%) Android
12 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) DevOps
1 17 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (14.74%) ITIL
3 14 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (13.68%) Workflow
5 12 (12.63%) Open Source
5 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Application Packaging
6 11 (11.58%) Application Virtualisation
6 11 (11.58%) Migration
6 11 (11.58%) Personalization
6 11 (11.58%) Visualisation
7 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 10 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Antivirus Management
8 7 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.26%) Change Control
9 5 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) VB
2 13 (13.68%) Java
2 13 (13.68%) VBScript
3 11 (11.58%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.47%) SQL
5 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.21%) Korn
6 2 (2.11%) PHP
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) Perl
7 1 (1.05%) Python
7 1 (1.05%) Ruby
7 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.37%) MCSE
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.32%) MCP
6 5 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.21%) CCNA
7 4 (4.21%) Degree
8 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.16%) CCNP
8 3 (3.16%) MCSA
9 2 (2.11%) CCDP
9 2 (2.11%) CCIE
10 1 (1.05%) ISEB
10 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) SLA
2 11 (11.58%) QA
3 3 (3.16%) GDPR
4 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.05%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (29.47%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (13.68%) Xen
4 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (12.63%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (12.63%) XenApp
5 11 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (11.58%) vSphere
6 2 (2.11%) Firmware
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.11%) NFS
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.11%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.11%) XenServer
7 1 (1.05%) UAG
7 1 (1.05%) vCloud
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (16.84%) Puppet
1 16 (16.84%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) WSUS
3 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.16%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.11%) Ansible
5 2 (2.11%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (2.11%) Grafana
5 2 (2.11%) Hyperic
5 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.11%) Nagios
5 2 (2.11%) SCOM
5 2 (2.11%) vRealize
6 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.05%) vMotion
Vendors
1 95 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
3 28 (29.47%) Citrix
4 20 (21.05%) Cisco
5 15 (15.79%) Google
6 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
7 12 (12.63%) Ivanti
8 11 (11.58%) Xerox
9 7 (7.37%) Dell
9 7 (7.37%) HP
9 7 (7.37%) NetApp
9 7 (7.37%) Oracle
10 4 (4.21%) Brocade
10 4 (4.21%) Meraki
10 4 (4.21%) Symantec
11 3 (3.16%) IBM
11 3 (3.16%) Veeam
11 3 (3.16%) Veritas
12 2 (2.11%) Avaya
12 2 (2.11%) EMC