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 23 June 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 96 44
Rank change year-on-year +23 -52  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 69 67 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.34% 1.75% 3.50%
As % of the System Software category 21.77% 17.09% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 72
Median daily rate £360 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £219 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £335
% change year-on-year -1.31% +13.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £17.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.49 - £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.90 - £21.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.40% -5.33%  

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 317 392 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.77% 10.25% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 199 233
Median daily rate £379 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +28.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 63
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -4.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.21 £16.00 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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
Lancashire +17 20 £448 +5.29% 4
Manchester -2 20 £350 +7.69% 20
Cheshire +17 16 £320 -22.89% 12
Merseyside +7 8 £400 +33.33% 2
Cumbria +4 5 £225 -10.00%
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 109 (100.00%) VMware
2 71 (65.14%) Windows
3 46 (42.20%) Linux
4 43 (39.45%) Active Directory
5 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
6 30 (27.52%) Windows Server
7 27 (24.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (24.77%) Citrix
7 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
8 24 (22.02%) DNS
8 24 (22.02%) Migration
9 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
9 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (20.18%) DevOps
9 22 (20.18%) Data Centre
10 21 (19.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
12 17 (15.60%) ITIL
12 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
13 16 (14.68%) vSphere
13 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (14.68%) Cisco
14 15 (13.76%) HP
14 15 (13.76%) Configuration Management
15 14 (12.84%) LAN
15 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
15 14 (12.84%) SQL
15 14 (12.84%) NAS
15 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
16 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification

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 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
2 21 (19.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.26%) IIS
4 8 (7.34%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.34%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.59%) Confluence
5 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.67%) Apache
6 4 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.67%) Jetty
6 4 (3.67%) Mongrel
6 4 (3.67%) nginx
6 4 (3.67%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.92%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.92%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.50%) Office 365
3 5 (4.59%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.67%) Bluemix
4 4 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.67%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.67%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (3.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.02%) DNS
2 14 (12.84%) LAN
2 14 (12.84%) NAS
3 12 (11.01%) DHCP
3 12 (11.01%) SAN
4 10 (9.17%) Firewall
4 10 (9.17%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.26%) VoIP
5 9 (8.26%) VPN
5 9 (8.26%) WAN
6 5 (4.59%) IPsec
7 4 (3.67%) FTP
7 4 (3.67%) HTTP
7 4 (3.67%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.67%) SSL
8 3 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.75%) VLAN
8 3 (2.75%) WLAN
9 2 (1.83%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.75%) MySQL
5 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.50%) JIRA
4 4 (3.67%) GitLab
4 4 (3.67%) Travis CI
5 3 (2.75%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.75%) Gradle
5 3 (2.75%) Subversion
5 3 (2.75%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.83%) Maven
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.92%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.92%) CMake
7 1 (0.92%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.92%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.92%) WiX
General
1 12 (11.01%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.42%) Finance
3 4 (3.67%) Games
4 3 (2.75%) Local Government
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Law
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (11.01%) Administrator
2 11 (10.09%) Analyst
3 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 8 (7.34%) VMware Specialist
4 7 (6.42%) Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) Architect
5 6 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Server Administrator
6 5 (4.59%) Service Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Help Desk Officer
7 4 (3.67%) IT Support
7 4 (3.67%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) Middleware
2 9 (8.26%) .NET
3 4 (3.67%) HTML
3 4 (3.67%) J2EE
3 4 (3.67%) Servlets
4 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.75%) CSS
4 3 (2.75%) EDI
4 3 (2.75%) RESTful
4 3 (2.75%) Spring
4 3 (2.75%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.83%) Web Services
6 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.92%) Flash
6 1 (0.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.01%) Replication
3 10 (9.17%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (7.34%) Life Science
5 7 (6.42%) Clustering
6 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.75%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.92%) DataPower
8 1 (0.92%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Online Games
8 1 (0.92%) PKI
8 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (65.14%) Windows
2 46 (42.20%) Linux
3 30 (27.52%) Windows Server
4 27 (24.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
7 10 (9.17%) SUSE
8 9 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (8.26%) Windows 10
9 8 (7.34%) Unix
10 5 (4.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (4.59%) Ubuntu
10 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.92%) HPUX
12 1 (0.92%) Solaris
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Migration
2 22 (20.18%) DevOps
3 17 (15.60%) ITIL
4 15 (13.76%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.26%) Open Source
8 5 (4.59%) CRM
8 5 (4.59%) ERP
8 5 (4.59%) High Availability
9 4 (3.67%) Scrum
10 3 (2.75%) BDD
10 3 (2.75%) Change Management
10 3 (2.75%) Information Security
10 3 (2.75%) Kanban
10 3 (2.75%) Release Management
10 3 (2.75%) Service Management
10 3 (2.75%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.75%) TDD
10 3 (2.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.84%) SQL
2 11 (10.09%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.42%) Java
4 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) C#
5 2 (1.83%) Python
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) Groovy
6 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.09%) MCSE
5 8 (7.34%) MCSA
6 7 (6.42%) MCP
7 4 (3.67%) CCNA
7 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.67%) MCITP
8 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.83%) CISSP
9 2 (1.83%) Degree
9 2 (1.83%) SANS
9 2 (1.83%) SSCP
10 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.92%) NCDA
10 1 (0.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) COBIT
2 1 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.92%) GDPR
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (39.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.68%) vSphere
3 8 (7.34%) XenApp
4 7 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.50%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.67%) Xen
7 3 (2.75%) Docker
7 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) Puppet
1 12 (11.01%) SCCM
2 11 (10.09%) SCOM
3 8 (7.34%) Ansible
4 7 (6.42%) SCOrch
5 6 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (3.67%) Salt
6 4 (3.67%) Terraform
7 3 (2.75%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (2.75%) WSUS
8 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.83%) Perfmon
8 2 (1.83%) QRadar
8 2 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.83%) vRealize
9 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 109 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.77%) Citrix
4 16 (14.68%) Cisco
5 15 (13.76%) HP
6 12 (11.01%) IBM
7 11 (10.09%) NetApp
7 11 (10.09%) PlateSpin
8 7 (6.42%) Polycom
9 6 (5.50%) EMC
9 6 (5.50%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.59%) Adobe
10 5 (4.59%) Atlassian
10 5 (4.59%) Dell
10 5 (4.59%) Google
10 5 (4.59%) Oracle
11 4 (3.67%) Veeam
12 3 (2.75%) Apple
12 3 (2.75%) SAP
12 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 3 days ago