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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England / North West
Rank 88 64 57
Rank change year-on-year -24 -7  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 40 100 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.56% 2.60% 3.02%
As % of the System Software category 15.75% 24.51% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 52 47
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £43.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.79% -13.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 254 408 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.93% 10.63% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 201 153
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.90 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £40.00 £46.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 17 £350 -17.64% 31
Merseyside +1 7 £350 -17.64% 7
Lancashire +6 6 £418 +11.33% 3
Cumbria +3 4 £220 -12.00% 1
Cheshire -9 4 £360 -18.18% 6
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 99 (100.00%) VMware
2 63 (63.64%) Windows
3 43 (43.43%) Windows Server
4 40 (40.40%) Linux
5 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 33 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (26.26%) Cisco
8 26 (26.26%) Citrix
9 22 (22.22%) Firewall
10 21 (21.21%) DNS
10 21 (21.21%) SQL
11 20 (20.20%) NetApp
11 20 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
12 19 (19.19%) ITIL
13 17 (17.17%) SQL Server
13 17 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (17.17%) Data Centre
14 16 (16.16%) DevOps
14 16 (16.16%) LAN
15 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
15 15 (15.15%) HP
15 15 (15.15%) SAN
15 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
16 14 (14.14%) Red Hat
16 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
16 14 (14.14%) Oracle

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related 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 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.12%) IIS
3 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.05%) Apache
4 5 (5.05%) Jetty
4 5 (5.05%) Mongrel
4 5 (5.05%) nginx
4 5 (5.05%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.05%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.02%) CloudStack
5 2 (2.02%) Confluence
5 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.01%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.01%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.08%) MS Office
2 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.05%) Google App Engine
3 5 (5.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.02%) Office 365
5 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.22%) Firewall
2 21 (21.21%) DNS
3 16 (16.16%) LAN
4 15 (15.15%) SAN
5 13 (13.13%) DHCP
5 13 (13.13%) NAS
5 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
5 13 (13.13%) WAN
6 8 (8.08%) VLAN
7 6 (6.06%) IPsec
8 5 (5.05%) FTP
8 5 (5.05%) HTTP
8 5 (5.05%) SSL
8 5 (5.05%) VPN
9 4 (4.04%) VoIP
10 3 (3.03%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.03%) WLAN
11 2 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.02%) Network Security
11 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.04%) Ingres
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (4.04%) MySQL
5 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.04%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.05%) Travis CI
4 4 (4.04%) Maven
5 3 (3.03%) JIRA
6 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.01%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.01%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.01%) Subversion
7 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (10.10%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.04%) Finance
3 2 (2.02%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Local Government
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.13%) Analyst
3 8 (8.08%) Consultant
4 7 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) IT Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.05%) DBA
6 5 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) SQL DBA
6 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (4.04%) VMware Specialist
8 3 (3.03%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Principal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) .NET
2 10 (10.10%) Web Services
3 6 (6.06%) Middleware
4 5 (5.05%) J2EE
4 5 (5.05%) Servlets
5 4 (4.04%) MCollective
6 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.03%) CSS
6 3 (3.03%) HTML
6 3 (3.03%) RESTful
6 3 (3.03%) Spring
6 3 (3.03%) Spring Boot
7 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.01%) COM
8 1 (1.01%) LAMP
8 1 (1.01%) SOAP
8 1 (1.01%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.08%) Life Science
3 7 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.05%) Clustering
4 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle Licensing
5 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.03%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.02%) Replication
7 2 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.01%) AS400
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.01%) NHS
8 1 (1.01%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 63 (63.64%) Windows
2 43 (43.43%) Windows Server
3 40 (40.40%) Linux
4 33 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.08%) Unix
9 7 (7.07%) SUSE
9 7 (7.07%) Windows 10
9 7 (7.07%) Windows 7
10 5 (5.05%) CentOS
10 5 (5.05%) OS/2
11 4 (4.04%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (4.04%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.01%) AIX
12 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) ITIL
2 16 (16.16%) DevOps
3 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
4 12 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (12.12%) Migration
5 8 (8.08%) Open Source
6 7 (7.07%) Scrum
7 6 (6.06%) Software Licensing
8 4 (4.04%) Build Automation
8 4 (4.04%) High Availability
8 4 (4.04%) Kanban
8 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.04%) Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (4.04%) Release Management
9 3 (3.03%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.03%) Service Management
9 3 (3.03%) TDD
9 3 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) SQL
2 12 (12.12%) Java
3 9 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.06%) Ruby
5 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.03%) VBScript
6 2 (2.02%) Python
6 2 (2.02%) VB
6 2 (2.02%) VB6
7 1 (1.01%) PHP
7 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.14%) MCSE
3 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.08%) CCNA
4 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.07%) MCSA
6 6 (6.06%) MCP
7 5 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.04%) MCITP
9 2 (2.02%) CCNP
9 2 (2.02%) CISSP
9 2 (2.02%) SANS
9 2 (2.02%) SSCP
9 2 (2.02%) VCAP
10 1 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.01%) NCDA
10 1 (1.01%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.01%) GDPR
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.14%) vSphere
3 13 (13.13%) XenApp
4 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.08%) ProxySG
6 7 (7.07%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (7.07%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (4.04%) Xen
9 3 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (3.03%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.02%) VMware GSX
11 1 (1.01%) Docker
11 1 (1.01%) KVM
11 1 (1.01%) MetaFrame
11 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) Puppet
1 13 (13.13%) SCOM
2 12 (12.12%) SCCM
3 8 (8.08%) ZABBIX
4 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.04%) Data Guard
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (4.04%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.04%) WSUS
5 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.02%) Ansible
6 2 (2.02%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) MOM
6 2 (2.02%) QRadar
6 2 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.26%) Cisco
3 26 (26.26%) Citrix
4 20 (20.20%) NetApp
5 15 (15.15%) HP
6 14 (14.14%) Oracle
6 14 (14.14%) Red Hat
7 9 (9.09%) IBM
8 8 (8.08%) Blue Coat
9 7 (7.07%) Polycom
10 6 (6.06%) Dell
11 5 (5.05%) Google
11 5 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 5 (5.05%) Symantec
12 4 (4.04%) Apple
12 4 (4.04%) Veeam
13 3 (3.03%) Atlassian
13 3 (3.03%) Intel Security
13 3 (3.03%) SAP
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