Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 103 72
Rank change year-on-year -12 -31 +10
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 91 127 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.85% 2.46%
As % of the System Software category 14.70% 18.41% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 86 135
North West median daily rate £300 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +1.35% +23.00%
10th Percentile £103 £203 £221
90th Percentile £500 £525 £513
England median daily rate £388 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £14.88 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.18% -57.50% +48.94%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -6.67% +30.43%

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 619 690 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.84% 10.06% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 389 454
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £125 £143 £163
90th Percentile £550 £514 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 77 107
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £39.30 £21.60 £25.90
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

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 22 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor 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 22 November 2017. 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 -24 40 £275 -24.14% 25
Cheshire +22 29 £314 -26.18% 19
Lancashire +20 11 £300 +14.29% 4
Merseyside +1 7 £300 -29.41% 2
Cumbria -7 2 £225 -28.00%
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 91 (100.00%) VMware
2 51 (56.04%) Windows
3 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
4 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
5 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
6 25 (27.47%) Hyper-V
7 23 (25.27%) MS Exchange
8 22 (24.18%) DNS
8 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (23.08%) Linux
10 20 (21.98%) Cisco
10 20 (21.98%) SAN
11 19 (20.88%) WAN
12 18 (19.78%) Citrix
12 18 (19.78%) ITIL
12 18 (19.78%) Migration
13 17 (18.68%) Firewall
13 17 (18.68%) DHCP
13 17 (18.68%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (17.58%) Data Centre
14 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (16.48%) Security Cleared
15 15 (16.48%) LAN
16 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (15.38%) PowerShell
16 14 (15.38%) vSphere
16 14 (15.38%) Office 365
17 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
17 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

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 23 (25.27%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.49%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.30%) Confluence
6 2 (2.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) Apache
7 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.38%) Office 365
2 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.10%) IaaS
4 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) DNS
2 20 (21.98%) SAN
3 19 (20.88%) WAN
4 17 (18.68%) DHCP
4 17 (18.68%) Firewall
5 15 (16.48%) LAN
6 13 (14.29%) VoIP
7 12 (13.19%) VPN
8 10 (10.99%) NAS
9 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.40%) BIG-IP
11 4 (4.40%) Skype
11 4 (4.40%) VLAN
12 3 (3.30%) ISDN
12 3 (3.30%) PPTP
12 3 (3.30%) Wireless
13 2 (2.20%) IPsec
13 2 (2.20%) LDAP
13 2 (2.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.40%) Bitbucket
3 4 (4.40%) Gradle
4 3 (3.30%) JIRA
4 3 (3.30%) Maven
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.20%) CMake
5 2 (2.20%) GitLab
5 2 (2.20%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.20%) Subversion
5 2 (2.20%) TestComplete
5 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.20%) WiX
6 1 (1.10%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.10%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (5.49%) Finance
1 5 (5.49%) Local Government
2 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (12.09%) Architect
2 9 (9.89%) Administrator
2 9 (9.89%) Analyst
3 7 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (7.69%) IT Support
3 7 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) IT Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.40%) Help Desk Officer
6 4 (4.40%) IT Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.30%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Web Services
2 4 (4.40%) XML
2 4 (4.40%) XML Messaging
3 2 (2.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.79%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.59%) EMC VNX
4 6 (6.59%) Replication
5 5 (5.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.40%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.40%) Smartphone
7 3 (3.30%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (3.30%) Social Media
8 2 (2.20%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (2.20%) Life Science
9 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.10%) Clustering
9 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (56.04%) Windows
2 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
3 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (23.08%) Linux
5 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.59%) Windows 10
9 5 (5.49%) Unix
10 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.30%) SUSE
10 3 (3.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.30%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.10%) CentOS
12 1 (1.10%) Solaris
12 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) ITIL
1 18 (19.78%) Migration
2 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.09%) DevOps
4 7 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (6.59%) Network Design
5 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.40%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.40%) Change Management
7 4 (4.40%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (4.40%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.40%) Open Source
7 4 (4.40%) Process Improvement
8 3 (3.30%) Application Virtualisation
8 3 (3.30%) Business Transformation
8 3 (3.30%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.30%) SFIA
8 3 (3.30%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (3.30%) C#
3 3 (3.30%) Python
3 3 (3.30%) VBScript
4 2 (2.20%) C
4 2 (2.20%) C++
4 2 (2.20%) Groovy
5 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.79%) MCSE
5 5 (5.49%) MCITP
6 4 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.40%) Degree
6 4 (4.40%) MCSA
6 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.30%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 25 (27.47%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.38%) vSphere
4 6 (6.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.49%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (5.49%) XenApp
5 5 (5.49%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.40%) Docker
6 4 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.40%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.30%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.20%) VirtualBox
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.10%) iptables
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.10%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.10%) Xen
9 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Puppet
1 8 (8.79%) SCCM
2 7 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 6 (6.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (5.49%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.49%) SCOM
5 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (4.40%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.30%) Ansible
7 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
7 2 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.20%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.20%) Terraform
7 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.20%) WSUS
8 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.10%) Nagios
8 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 91 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.98%) Cisco
4 18 (19.78%) Citrix
5 9 (9.89%) Dell
5 9 (9.89%) HP
6 7 (7.69%) EMC
6 7 (7.69%) Juniper
6 7 (7.69%) Symantec
7 6 (6.59%) Oracle
8 5 (5.49%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.49%) IBM
8 5 (5.49%) NetApp
8 5 (5.49%) Veeam
9 4 (4.40%) Adobe
9 4 (4.40%) Atlassian
9 4 (4.40%) Avaya
9 4 (4.40%) IFS
10 3 (3.30%) F5
10 3 (3.30%) Synology