Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 108 97
Rank change year-on-year -8 -11 -24
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 82 108 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 1.83% 1.98%
As % of the System Software category 14.19% 17.70% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 68 111
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £123 £204 £220
90th Percentile £483 £591 £513
England median daily rate £383 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -4.38% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -58.58% +18.70%
10th Percentile £18.85 £14.38 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.88 £34.00 £119.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +20.00%

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 578 610 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.84% 10.33% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 366 369
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £137 £136 £165
90th Percentile £575 £571 £525
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 53 118
North West median hourly rate £16.43 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.53% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.19 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £33.38 £22.20 £37.50
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.34% +6.67% -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 24 February 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
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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -9 37 £331 -3.99% 54
Cheshire +5 21 £313 +4.17% 13
Lancashire +7 12 £100 -75.31% 2
Merseyside -1 6 £213 -43.33% 6
Cumbria -2 3 £375 - 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 82 (100.00%) VMware
2 61 (74.39%) Windows
3 36 (43.90%) Active Directory
4 34 (41.46%) Microsoft
5 32 (39.02%) Windows Server
6 28 (34.15%) Hyper-V
7 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (32.93%) PowerShell
8 22 (26.83%) SAN
8 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (24.39%) Cisco
9 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (23.17%) Linux
10 19 (23.17%) Migration
10 19 (23.17%) Firewall
11 18 (21.95%) SQL
11 18 (21.95%) DNS
11 18 (21.95%) HP
11 18 (21.95%) vSphere
11 18 (21.95%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (21.95%) Office 365
12 16 (19.51%) Citrix
12 16 (19.51%) ITIL
12 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (18.29%) LAN
14 14 (17.07%) WAN
14 14 (17.07%) MS Exchange
14 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
14 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared

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 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.32%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.88%) IIS
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.44%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (21.95%) Office 365
3 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.44%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.22%) PaaS
5 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.83%) SAN
2 19 (23.17%) Firewall
3 18 (21.95%) DNS
4 15 (18.29%) LAN
5 14 (17.07%) WAN
6 12 (14.63%) DHCP
7 8 (9.76%) VoIP
7 8 (9.76%) VPN
8 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
9 5 (6.10%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (4.88%) MPLS
10 4 (4.88%) NAS
10 4 (4.88%) VLAN
11 3 (3.66%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (3.66%) Skype
11 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.66%) Wireless
12 2 (2.44%) BIG-IP
12 2 (2.44%) HTTP
12 2 (2.44%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) MySQL
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.44%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
1 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.44%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.44%) JIRA
2 2 (2.44%) Maven
2 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Local Government
2 4 (4.88%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (10.98%) Server Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Administrator
5 6 (7.32%) Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) IT Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.10%) Architect
6 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.88%) IT Support
7 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) LDAP
1 4 (4.88%) XML
1 4 (4.88%) XML Messaging
2 3 (3.66%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.10%) Replication
4 5 (6.10%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.66%) EMC VNX
6 3 (3.66%) PKI
7 2 (2.44%) Clustering
7 2 (2.44%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.44%) Wiki
8 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.22%) BYOD
8 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 61 (74.39%) Windows
2 32 (39.02%) Windows Server
3 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (23.17%) Linux
6 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.66%) CentOS
8 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.66%) Unix
9 2 (2.44%) Solaris
9 2 (2.44%) SUSE
10 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Migration
2 16 (19.51%) ITIL
3 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.20%) Server Building
5 8 (9.76%) DevOps
6 7 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.54%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (7.32%) Capacity Management
7 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.10%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.10%) Change Control
8 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (4.88%) High Availability
9 4 (4.88%) Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (3.66%) Data Management
10 3 (3.66%) Mathematics
10 3 (3.66%) Network Virtualisation
10 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.93%) PowerShell
2 18 (21.95%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) Python
4 4 (4.88%) VBScript
5 2 (2.44%) Perl
5 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.54%) MCSA
5 5 (6.10%) MCSE
6 3 (3.66%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.66%) Degree
7 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.44%) MCITP
7 2 (2.44%) MCSD
7 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.22%) MCDST
8 1 (1.22%) MCP
8 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 36 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 28 (34.15%) Hyper-V
3 18 (21.95%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (21.95%) vSphere
4 7 (8.54%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (6.10%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (6.10%) XenApp
6 3 (3.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.66%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.44%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.22%) iptables
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.22%) NFS
8 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) SCCM
2 8 (9.76%) vCenter Server
3 6 (7.32%) NetBackup
3 6 (7.32%) SCOM
4 4 (4.88%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (4.88%) WSUS
5 3 (3.66%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.66%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.44%) Packer
6 2 (2.44%) Puppet
6 2 (2.44%) SmoothWall
6 2 (2.44%) vMotion
7 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.22%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 82 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (24.39%) Cisco
4 18 (21.95%) HP
5 16 (19.51%) Citrix
6 9 (10.98%) Oracle
7 6 (7.32%) EMC
7 6 (7.32%) NetApp
7 6 (7.32%) Symantec
8 5 (6.10%) Apple
8 5 (6.10%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.88%) Avaya
9 4 (4.88%) IFS
9 4 (4.88%) Ivanti
9 4 (4.88%) Juniper
9 4 (4.88%) Veritas
10 3 (3.66%) Dell
10 3 (3.66%) IBM
10 3 (3.66%) Meraki
10 3 (3.66%) webMethods