Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 126 96
Rank change year-on-year +22 -30 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 125 84 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.09% 1.48% 2.04%
As % of the System Software category 14.33% 14.09% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 54 86
North West median daily rate £375 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -12.86% -
10th Percentile £174 £121 £209
90th Percentile £588 £509 £514
England median daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £43.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.40% +186.67% -57.14%
10th Percentile £12.49 £19.90 £14.38
90th Percentile £22.45 £88.75 £16.50
England median hourly rate £37.55 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +66.89% -15.09% -3.64%

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 872 596 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.61% 10.53% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 370 381
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £155 £132 £143
90th Percentile £625 £564 £538
England median daily rate £470 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +7.43% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 50 64
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.43% +9.53% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.15 £41.20 £27.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.62 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84% +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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +27 75 £356 +11.76% 42
Cheshire +1 26 £450 +45.16% 12
Lancashire -20 12 £281 +4.65% 10
Merseyside -6 7 £575 +178.79% 6
Cumbria - 1 £225 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) VMware
2 79 (63.20%) Windows
3 56 (44.80%) Microsoft
4 45 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 42 (33.60%) Windows Server
6 35 (28.00%) DNS
7 34 (27.20%) WAN
7 34 (27.20%) Linux
7 34 (27.20%) Citrix
8 32 (25.60%) DHCP
8 32 (25.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 30 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (24.00%) LAN
10 29 (23.20%) Cisco
10 29 (23.20%) SCCM
10 29 (23.20%) Windows 10
11 26 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 26 (20.80%) Windows 7
11 26 (20.80%) MS Exchange
12 25 (20.00%) Firewall
13 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
13 22 (17.60%) HP
13 22 (17.60%) Office 365
13 22 (17.60%) Virtual Desktop
14 21 (16.80%) Data Centre
14 21 (16.80%) TCP/IP
14 21 (16.80%) ITIL
14 21 (16.80%) PowerShell
14 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
15 20 (16.00%) SAN

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 26 (20.80%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.20%) IIS
3 13 (10.40%) Tomcat
4 12 (9.60%) nginx
5 11 (8.80%) Apache
5 11 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (8.00%) Jetty
6 10 (8.00%) Mongrel
6 10 (8.00%) WebSphere
7 7 (5.60%) Skype for Business
8 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
9 5 (4.00%) IBM Notes
10 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.80%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (17.60%) Office 365
4 13 (10.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (9.60%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (9.60%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (8.00%) Google App Engine
7 6 (4.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.40%) IaaS
9 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.60%) PaaS
10 1 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.80%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.00%) DNS
2 34 (27.20%) WAN
3 32 (25.60%) DHCP
4 30 (24.00%) LAN
5 25 (20.00%) Firewall
6 21 (16.80%) TCP/IP
7 20 (16.00%) SAN
8 12 (9.60%) HTTP
8 12 (9.60%) NAS
8 12 (9.60%) SSL
9 11 (8.80%) FTP
10 10 (8.00%) IPsec
10 10 (8.00%) VPN
11 7 (5.60%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (4.80%) Network Security
12 6 (4.80%) Skype
13 5 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
14 4 (3.20%) Cisco Firepower
14 4 (3.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.40%) MySQL
4 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.00%) MSI
2 10 (8.00%) Travis CI
3 9 (7.20%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (5.60%) AdminStudio
5 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.60%) Selenium
7 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.80%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.80%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.00%) Billing
2 6 (4.80%) Retail
3 5 (4.00%) Finance
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Local Government
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (9.60%) Administrator
4 11 (8.80%) Analyst
5 9 (7.20%) Applications Packager
5 9 (7.20%) Architect
6 8 (6.40%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Senior Windows Administrator
8 5 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Migration Architect
8 5 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Consultant
9 4 (3.20%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) .NET
2 10 (8.00%) J2EE
2 10 (8.00%) Servlets
3 9 (7.20%) OCX
4 7 (5.60%) Middleware
5 4 (3.20%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.40%) Web Services
7 2 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.80%) LAMP
8 1 (0.80%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.60%) Fat Client
2 12 (9.60%) Thin Client
3 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.20%) Replication
5 7 (5.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (4.80%) Clustering
7 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.20%) User Experience
9 3 (2.40%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.40%) iPhone
9 3 (2.40%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.40%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.60%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.60%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.60%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 79 (63.20%) Windows
2 42 (33.60%) Windows Server
3 34 (27.20%) Linux
4 29 (23.20%) Windows 10
5 26 (20.80%) Windows 7
6 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (11.20%) Windows XP
9 13 (10.40%) CentOS
10 10 (8.00%) Windows 8
11 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (4.80%) Unix
13 3 (2.40%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.60%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.80%) Debian
15 1 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.80%) Solaris
15 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (16.80%) ITIL
3 19 (15.20%) DevOps
4 17 (13.60%) Migration
5 16 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.80%) Open Source
7 11 (8.80%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.00%) Application Packaging
8 10 (8.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (8.00%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.00%) Workflow
9 9 (7.20%) Application Virtualisation
9 9 (7.20%) Personalization
9 9 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (7.20%) Visualisation
10 8 (6.40%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.40%) Network Design
10 8 (6.40%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.80%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.40%) VBScript
3 12 (9.60%) VB
4 11 (8.80%) SQL
5 10 (8.00%) Java
6 8 (6.40%) C#
7 4 (3.20%) Python
8 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.60%) Korn
9 2 (1.60%) Perl
9 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.80%) C
10 1 (0.80%) Ruby
10 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.20%) MCSE
5 7 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.00%) Degree
6 5 (4.00%) MCSA
7 4 (3.20%) CCDP
7 4 (3.20%) CCIE
7 4 (3.20%) CCNP
8 3 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.80%) CCNA
10 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.80%) ISEB
10 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.40%) SLA
2 11 (8.80%) QA
3 4 (3.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.60%) Virtual Desktop
3 20 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 20 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (13.60%) XenApp
5 14 (11.20%) Xen
6 13 (10.40%) vSphere
7 10 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (6.40%) VMware NSX
9 5 (4.00%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.40%) Docker
10 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.60%) vCloud
11 2 (1.60%) XenServer
12 1 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.80%) Firmware
12 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (23.20%) SCCM
2 18 (14.40%) Puppet
3 9 (7.20%) vCenter Server
3 9 (7.20%) WSUS
4 7 (5.60%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.80%) OpenView
5 6 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.80%) ZABBIX
6 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (4.00%) vMotion
6 5 (4.00%) vRealize
7 4 (3.20%) Ansible
7 4 (3.20%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (3.20%) Grafana
7 4 (3.20%) Prometheus
7 4 (3.20%) SCOM
8 3 (2.40%) Packer
8 3 (2.40%) Terraform
9 2 (1.60%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) VMware
2 56 (44.80%) Microsoft
3 34 (27.20%) Citrix
4 29 (23.20%) Cisco
5 22 (17.60%) HP
6 14 (11.20%) Xerox
7 13 (10.40%) Google
7 13 (10.40%) Red Hat
8 11 (8.80%) Veeam
9 10 (8.00%) Ivanti
10 8 (6.40%) BMC
11 7 (5.60%) Oracle
12 6 (4.80%) F5
12 6 (4.80%) Veritas
13 5 (4.00%) Clearswift
13 5 (4.00%) Lotus
13 5 (4.00%) Teradici
14 4 (3.20%) Dell
14 4 (3.20%) Dynatrace
14 4 (3.20%) Nimble Storage