Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 105 103
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -38
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 115 104 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.94% 1.86% 2.05%
As % of the System Software category 13.84% 17.08% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 70 101
North West median daily rate £338 £311 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -22.19% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £105 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
England median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 2
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.49% +162.18% -30.81%
10th Percentile £12.16 £12.00 £14.44
90th Percentile £22.64 £168.75 £15.11
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +35.00% -29.20% -11.72%

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 831 609 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.03% 10.90% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 379 409
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £144 £132 £173
90th Percentile £588 £544 £511
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 50 82
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.93% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.29 £43.00 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -3 60 £331 +6.00% 43
Cheshire -13 32 £375 +22.95% 13
Merseyside +9 7 £575 +43.75% 8
Lancashire -27 7 £369 +11.74% 6
Cumbria -3 2 £225 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 115 (100.00%) VMware
2 79 (68.70%) Windows
3 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
4 50 (43.48%) Windows Server
5 46 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 39 (33.91%) Cisco
7 38 (33.04%) WAN
7 38 (33.04%) Citrix
8 37 (32.17%) LAN
9 34 (29.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 34 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (28.70%) MS Exchange
11 32 (27.83%) Office 365
12 31 (26.96%) PowerShell
13 30 (26.09%) SAN
14 29 (25.22%) Firewall
15 28 (24.35%) DNS
15 28 (24.35%) ITIL
16 26 (22.61%) HP
16 26 (22.61%) SCCM
17 24 (20.87%) DHCP
17 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
18 23 (20.00%) Hyper-V
19 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
20 21 (18.26%) SC Cleared
20 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (18.26%) VMware ESXi
21 20 (17.39%) Windows 10
21 20 (17.39%) Linux
22 18 (15.65%) Migration

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 33 (28.70%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.35%) IBM Notes
5 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.61%) IIS
7 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.74%) Site Server
7 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.87%) Apache
8 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.87%) nginx
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (27.83%) Office 365
3 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.74%) IaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.87%) G Suite
6 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (33.04%) WAN
2 37 (32.17%) LAN
3 30 (26.09%) SAN
4 29 (25.22%) Firewall
5 28 (24.35%) DNS
6 24 (20.87%) DHCP
7 14 (12.17%) Skype
7 14 (12.17%) TCP/IP
8 13 (11.30%) NAS
9 12 (10.43%) VPN
10 7 (6.09%) VoIP
11 5 (4.35%) MPLS
11 5 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (3.48%) iSCSI
12 4 (3.48%) Network Security
12 4 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.61%) BGP
13 3 (2.61%) Internet
13 3 (2.61%) OSPF
14 2 (1.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) MySQL
3 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.87%) Big Data
4 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.74%) MSI
4 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.74%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.87%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.83%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Retail
3 5 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.61%) Local Government
5 2 (1.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (9.57%) Analyst
2 11 (9.57%) Architect
3 10 (8.70%) Administrator
4 9 (7.83%) Desktop Support
4 9 (7.83%) Server Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Windows Administrator
6 7 (6.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Senior Windows Administrator
7 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Migration Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) ICT Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Storage Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Storage Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) Middleware
2 4 (3.48%) LDAP
3 2 (1.74%) .NET
3 2 (1.74%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.74%) OCX
3 2 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.87%) LAMP
4 1 (0.87%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.30%) Fat Client
2 13 (11.30%) Thin Client
3 11 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (6.96%) Replication
5 7 (6.09%) Clustering
6 6 (5.22%) Blackberry
7 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.48%) EMC VNX
8 4 (3.48%) Life Science
8 4 (3.48%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.48%) User Experience
9 3 (2.61%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
9 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.74%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.74%) iPhone
10 2 (1.74%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 79 (68.70%) Windows
2 50 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (17.39%) Linux
4 20 (17.39%) Windows 10
5 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
6 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (8.70%) Unix
8 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.96%) CentOS
9 8 (6.96%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.61%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.61%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.74%) Debian
12 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.87%) Solaris
13 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (24.35%) ITIL
3 18 (15.65%) Migration
4 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.96%) Data Management
6 8 (6.96%) Network Virtualisation
7 7 (6.09%) DevOps
7 7 (6.09%) Network Design
8 6 (5.22%) Change Management
8 6 (5.22%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.22%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (4.35%) Change Control
10 4 (3.48%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (3.48%) Network Management
10 4 (3.48%) Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (3.48%) Service Management
10 4 (3.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.96%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.43%) SQL
3 10 (8.70%) VBScript
4 9 (7.83%) VB
5 5 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (1.74%) Perl
7 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.87%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.87%) C#
7 1 (0.87%) Java
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
7 1 (0.87%) Ruby
7 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.96%) MCSE
5 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.35%) MCSA
7 3 (2.61%) CCNA
7 3 (2.61%) Degree
7 3 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.74%) CCDP
8 2 (1.74%) CCIE
8 2 (1.74%) CCNP
8 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.87%) MCITP
9 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 5 (4.35%) QA
3 3 (2.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 21 (18.26%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (13.91%) XenApp
5 15 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (13.04%) vSphere
6 11 (9.57%) XenDesktop
7 9 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (6.96%) VMware NSX
9 6 (5.22%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (4.35%) XenServer
11 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (2.61%) Docker
12 3 (2.61%) Xen
13 2 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (1.74%) vCloud
14 1 (0.87%) NFS
14 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (22.61%) SCCM
2 8 (6.96%) vCenter Server
3 7 (6.09%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.09%) Puppet
3 7 (6.09%) WSUS
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (5.22%) OpenView
4 6 (5.22%) ZABBIX
5 5 (4.35%) Grafana
5 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (4.35%) Prometheus
5 5 (4.35%) vMotion
5 5 (4.35%) vRealize
6 4 (3.48%) Ansible
6 4 (3.48%) Packer
6 4 (3.48%) SCOM
7 3 (2.61%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.74%) Nagios
8 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 115 (100.00%) VMware
2 46 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (33.91%) Cisco
4 38 (33.04%) Citrix
5 26 (22.61%) HP
6 12 (10.43%) Veeam
7 9 (7.83%) EMC
8 7 (6.09%) Oracle
8 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.09%) Xerox
9 6 (5.22%) BMC
9 6 (5.22%) NetApp
9 6 (5.22%) Veritas
10 5 (4.35%) Avaya
10 5 (4.35%) Clearswift
10 5 (4.35%) Lotus
10 5 (4.35%) Teradici
11 4 (3.48%) Dynatrace
11 4 (3.48%) F5
11 4 (3.48%) ServiceNow