Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 109 123
Rank change year-on-year +27 +14 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 102 113 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.21% 1.98% 1.55%
As % of the System Software category 13.44% 14.20% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 54
North West median daily rate £375 £385 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +20.78% -7.61%
10th Percentile £261 £200 £122
90th Percentile £609 £548 £492
England median daily rate £410 £425 £385
% change year-on-year -3.53% +10.39% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -54.27% +156.25%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.49 £18.85
90th Percentile £157.90 £22.45 £60.88
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +40.00% -

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 759 796 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.42% 13.95% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 519 351
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £156 £135
90th Percentile £613 £650 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 71 66
North West median hourly rate £16.98 £17.25 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +4.99% +9.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £21.75 £33.13
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.47% +2.53%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 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
Cheshire +44 42 £363 -9.38% 21
Manchester +3 41 £375 -2.60% 57
Merseyside +15 11 £363 -20.94% 7
Lancashire +12 5 £388 +40.91% 13
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 102 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (52.94%) Windows
3 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 36 (35.29%) AWS
4 34 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 28 (27.45%) Azure
6 27 (26.47%) Migration
7 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
7 26 (25.49%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (23.53%) DNS
9 23 (22.55%) ITIL
9 23 (22.55%) vRealize
10 22 (21.57%) Linux
11 21 (20.59%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (20.59%) vCenter Server
11 21 (20.59%) VMware NSX
12 20 (19.61%) DHCP
13 19 (18.63%) vSphere
14 18 (17.65%) Hyper-V
14 18 (17.65%) Citrix
14 18 (17.65%) SAN
14 18 (17.65%) Configuration Management
15 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (15.69%) Office 365
16 16 (15.69%) SCCM
17 15 (14.71%) Firewall
17 15 (14.71%) WAN
17 15 (14.71%) LAN

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 14 (13.73%) Apache
1 14 (13.73%) Tomcat
2 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
3 12 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 11 (10.78%) IIS
5 8 (7.84%) Jetty
5 8 (7.84%) Mongrel
5 8 (7.84%) nginx
6 6 (5.88%) Confluence
6 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.88%) JBoss
6 6 (5.88%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.98%) Documentum
10 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Line 500
2 2 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.98%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 36 (35.29%) AWS
2 28 (27.45%) Azure
3 16 (15.69%) Office 365
4 14 (13.73%) GCP
5 12 (11.76%) PaaS
6 11 (10.78%) IaaS
7 8 (7.84%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (7.84%) Google App Engine
8 6 (5.88%) GitHub
9 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.94%) SaaS
11 1 (0.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.98%) Datadog
11 1 (0.98%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.53%) DNS
2 20 (19.61%) DHCP
3 18 (17.65%) SAN
4 15 (14.71%) Firewall
4 15 (14.71%) LAN
4 15 (14.71%) WAN
5 14 (13.73%) HTTP
6 13 (12.75%) TCP/IP
7 12 (11.76%) VSAN
8 9 (8.82%) iSCSI
8 9 (8.82%) SSL
8 9 (8.82%) VPN
9 8 (7.84%) FTP
9 8 (7.84%) IPsec
10 6 (5.88%) NAS
11 5 (4.90%) VLAN
12 4 (3.92%) DMZ
12 4 (3.92%) VoIP
13 3 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.84%) Travis CI
3 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.88%) GitLab
4 6 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 11 (10.78%) Local Government
2 9 (8.82%) Public Sector
3 6 (5.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.69%) Administrator
2 14 (13.73%) VMware Engineer
3 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Consultant
5 8 (7.84%) VMware Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) IT Support
6 6 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) VMWare Administrator
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Storage Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (2.94%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Sage Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) Web Services
2 8 (7.84%) .NET
2 8 (7.84%) J2EE
2 8 (7.84%) Servlets
3 5 (4.90%) Middleware
4 3 (2.94%) XML
5 2 (1.96%) LDAP
6 1 (0.98%) COM
6 1 (0.98%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.90%) Clustering
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (2.94%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.98%) BYOD
7 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.98%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (52.94%) Windows
2 34 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.57%) Linux
4 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.82%) Unix
5 9 (8.82%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.96%) AIX
9 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.98%) CentOS
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) Migration
2 24 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (22.55%) ITIL
4 18 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 14 (13.73%) High Availability
6 11 (10.78%) Open Source
7 10 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (9.80%) Server Management
8 9 (8.82%) DevOps
9 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.84%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.86%) Workflow
11 6 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (5.88%) Service Management
11 6 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 5 (4.90%) Change Management
12 5 (4.90%) Data Security
12 5 (4.90%) Patch Management
12 5 (4.90%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.80%) Java
1 10 (9.80%) SQL
2 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.84%) Python
4 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.92%) Ruby
6 2 (1.96%) C
7 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.92%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.96%) CCNA
5 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.96%) MCP
5 2 (1.96%) MCSA
6 1 (0.98%) CCIE
6 1 (0.98%) CCNP
6 1 (0.98%) Degree
6 1 (0.98%) MCTS
6 1 (0.98%) RHCE
6 1 (0.98%) VCAP
6 1 (0.98%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
1 26 (25.49%) VMware ESXi
2 21 (20.59%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (20.59%) VMware NSX
3 19 (18.63%) vSphere
4 18 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 9 (8.82%) NFS
5 9 (8.82%) VMFS
5 9 (8.82%) XenApp
6 8 (7.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (7.84%) Xen
7 7 (6.86%) Docker
8 6 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (5.88%) VirtualBox
9 4 (3.92%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.94%) Firmware
11 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (22.55%) vRealize
2 21 (20.59%) vCenter Server
3 16 (15.69%) SCCM
4 11 (10.78%) Puppet
5 10 (9.80%) vMotion
6 9 (8.82%) SCOM
7 8 (7.84%) NetBackup
8 7 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (5.88%) Ansible
10 4 (3.92%) SCOrch
10 4 (3.92%) Terraform
11 3 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (2.94%) HP SIM
11 3 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (1.96%) FortiGate
12 2 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (17.65%) Citrix
4 14 (13.73%) Google
5 13 (12.75%) NetApp
6 12 (11.76%) EMC
6 12 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 11 (10.78%) Cisco
8 8 (7.84%) Dell
9 5 (4.90%) EqualLogic
9 5 (4.90%) HP
10 4 (3.92%) Ivanti
10 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.92%) Symantec
11 3 (2.94%) Okta
11 3 (2.94%) Sage
11 3 (2.94%) Zscaler
12 2 (1.96%) Intel
12 2 (1.96%) McAfee
12 2 (1.96%) Remedy