Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 92 84
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8 -23
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 119 116 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.95% 2.02% 2.35%
As % of the System Software category 14.58% 19.53% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 76 112
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +28.00%
10th Percentile £179 £125 £214
90th Percentile £520 £538 £475
England median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -44.83% +73.13%
10th Percentile £12.16 £11.82 £17.80
90th Percentile £22.64 £168.75 £40.20
England median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +45.95% -35.09% -10.94%

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 816 594 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.40% 10.32% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 375 416
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +21.54%
10th Percentile £157 £153 £190
90th Percentile £575 £543 £511
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 47 78
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.18
90th Percentile £25.00 £17.97 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -3.08%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -8 53 £313 -10.71% 46
Cheshire +11 43 £365 +12.31% 10
Lancashire -25 11 £494 +13.18% 6
Merseyside +13 6 £451 +12.81% 4
Cumbria -10 2 £225 +1.12% 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 119 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (71.43%) Windows
3 53 (44.54%) Windows Server
4 50 (42.02%) Microsoft
5 48 (40.34%) Active Directory
6 44 (36.97%) Citrix
7 39 (32.77%) LAN
8 38 (31.93%) SCCM
9 37 (31.09%) WAN
10 36 (30.25%) SAN
11 34 (28.57%) Cisco
12 32 (26.89%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (26.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (26.05%) ITIL
14 30 (25.21%) PowerShell
14 30 (25.21%) VMware ESXi
15 28 (23.53%) Office 365
15 28 (23.53%) HP
15 28 (23.53%) MS Exchange
16 27 (22.69%) Migration
17 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (21.01%) TCP/IP
18 25 (21.01%) DNS
19 24 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (20.17%) XenApp
20 23 (19.33%) Security Cleared
21 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
21 22 (18.49%) Linux

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 28 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.45%) IIS
3 15 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.92%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.20%) IBM Notes
5 5 (4.20%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.68%) Apache
8 2 (1.68%) Confluence
8 2 (1.68%) JBoss
8 2 (1.68%) Site Server
8 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.53%) Office 365
2 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.20%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.52%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.52%) PaaS
7 2 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.68%) GitHub
7 2 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.84%) G Suite
8 1 (0.84%) IaaS
8 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (32.77%) LAN
2 37 (31.09%) WAN
3 36 (30.25%) SAN
4 25 (21.01%) DNS
4 25 (21.01%) TCP/IP
5 21 (17.65%) Firewall
6 20 (16.81%) DHCP
7 16 (13.45%) NAS
8 12 (10.08%) IPsec
9 11 (9.24%) Skype
10 9 (7.56%) DMZ
10 9 (7.56%) Ethernet
10 9 (7.56%) VoIP
11 7 (5.88%) VPN
12 5 (4.20%) Internet
12 5 (4.20%) MPLS
12 5 (4.20%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (3.36%) HTTP
13 4 (3.36%) iSCSI
14 3 (2.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.36%) MySQL
4 1 (0.84%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.20%) MSI
4 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.68%) GitLab
6 2 (1.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.84%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.84%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (9.24%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Retail
3 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.36%) Local Government
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
6 1 (0.84%) Games
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (10.08%) Desktop Support
3 11 (9.24%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Administrator
4 10 (8.40%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Server Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Windows Administrator
8 5 (4.20%) Architect
8 5 (4.20%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) ICT Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (3.36%) Storage Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Storage Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) Middleware
2 5 (4.20%) .NET
3 4 (3.36%) LDAP
4 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.52%) Express
4 3 (2.52%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.52%) Spring
4 3 (2.52%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.68%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.68%) Web Services
6 1 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.84%) OCX
6 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.24%) Clustering
3 11 (9.24%) Fat Client
3 11 (9.24%) Thin Client
4 7 (5.88%) PKI
5 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.36%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.36%) Life Science
7 4 (3.36%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.36%) Replication
8 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.52%) User Experience
8 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.68%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.68%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 85 (71.43%) Windows
2 53 (44.54%) Windows Server
3 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (18.49%) Linux
5 22 (18.49%) Windows 10
6 14 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 12 (10.08%) Unix
8 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (7.56%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.88%) CentOS
11 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.52%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.84%) Debian
14 1 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.84%) Solaris
14 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (26.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (26.05%) ITIL
3 27 (22.69%) Migration
4 14 (11.76%) DevOps
5 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.08%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (10.08%) Software Deployment
5 12 (10.08%) Time Management
6 10 (8.40%) Asset Management
6 10 (8.40%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.40%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (7.56%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.56%) Software Distribution
8 8 (6.72%) Data Management
8 8 (6.72%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (6.72%) Proactive Monitoring
9 7 (5.88%) Change Management
9 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) PowerShell
2 18 (15.13%) SQL
3 10 (8.40%) Python
4 8 (6.72%) VBScript
5 7 (5.88%) VB
6 6 (5.04%) Ruby
7 5 (4.20%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.36%) Java
9 3 (2.52%) C
9 3 (2.52%) C++
9 3 (2.52%) Go
9 3 (2.52%) Groovy
9 3 (2.52%) Java 8
9 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.52%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.84%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.84%) C#
11 1 (0.84%) Perl
11 1 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (19.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.88%) MCSE
5 3 (2.52%) CCNA
5 3 (2.52%) MCSA
5 3 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.68%) CCNP
6 2 (1.68%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.84%) CCDP
7 1 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.84%) CISM
7 1 (0.84%) CISSP
7 1 (0.84%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (40.34%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.21%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (20.17%) XenApp
4 20 (16.81%) Hyper-V
5 19 (15.97%) vSphere
6 12 (10.08%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (8.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (8.40%) VMware NSX
8 9 (7.56%) XenDesktop
9 6 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (4.20%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (3.36%) Docker
11 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (3.36%) XenServer
12 3 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (2.52%) QEMU
12 3 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (2.52%) Xen
13 2 (1.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (31.93%) SCCM
2 12 (10.08%) vCenter Server
3 10 (8.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (7.56%) WSUS
5 7 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (5.04%) Puppet
6 6 (5.04%) vMotion
7 5 (4.20%) vRealize
8 4 (3.36%) Grafana
8 4 (3.36%) Packer
8 4 (3.36%) Prometheus
8 4 (3.36%) SCOM
8 4 (3.36%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.52%) Ansible
9 3 (2.52%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.52%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 119 (100.00%) VMware
2 50 (42.02%) Microsoft
3 44 (36.97%) Citrix
4 34 (28.57%) Cisco
5 28 (23.53%) HP
6 13 (10.92%) EMC
7 10 (8.40%) Symantec
8 9 (7.56%) NetApp
8 9 (7.56%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.04%) Oracle
9 6 (5.04%) Veeam
9 6 (5.04%) Veritas
9 6 (5.04%) Xerox
10 5 (4.20%) Avaya
10 5 (4.20%) Clearswift
10 5 (4.20%) Lotus
10 5 (4.20%) Teradici
11 4 (3.36%) Dell
11 4 (3.36%) SAP
11 4 (3.36%) Wyse