Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 103 75
Rank change year-on-year -8 -28 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 107 104 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.84% 1.92% 2.39%
As % of the System Software category 15.44% 18.98% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 68 113
North West median daily rate £370 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £199 £210 £221
90th Percentile £500 £550 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
North West median hourly rate £39.38 £16.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.09% -62.79% +4.83%
10th Percentile £26.63 £13.73 £42.48
90th Percentile £54.13 £30.50 £149.40
England median hourly rate £27.25 £22.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +21.11% -41.56% +32.76%

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 693 548 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.92% 10.09% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 336 400
North West median daily rate £400 £384 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -0.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £158 £163 £205
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 54 89
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +8.09% +2.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £30.61 £20.40 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.19 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.23% -3.13%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -13 44 £350 +7.69% 39
Cheshire +10 35 £335 +11.67% 10
Lancashire -17 14 £500 +18.34% 9
Merseyside +7 5 £438 +25.00% 13
Cumbria -10 4 £375 +70.45%
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 107 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (79.44%) Windows
3 49 (45.79%) Microsoft
4 46 (42.99%) Windows Server
5 45 (42.06%) Active Directory
6 39 (36.45%) PowerShell
7 37 (34.58%) SAN
8 36 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (32.71%) Citrix
9 35 (32.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (30.84%) Migration
10 33 (30.84%) SCCM
11 30 (28.04%) VMware ESXi
12 29 (27.10%) LAN
13 28 (26.17%) HP
14 27 (25.23%) WAN
15 26 (24.30%) Cisco
16 25 (23.36%) SQL
16 25 (23.36%) vSphere
16 25 (23.36%) Office 365
17 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
17 24 (22.43%) Hyper-V
18 23 (21.50%) XenApp
18 23 (21.50%) ITIL
18 23 (21.50%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (20.56%) Linux
20 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
21 19 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
22 18 (16.82%) Security 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 18 (16.82%) IIS
1 18 (16.82%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.89%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.80%) Confluence
6 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.87%) Apache
7 2 (1.87%) JBoss
7 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.93%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.36%) Office 365
2 19 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.67%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.74%) PaaS
6 3 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.80%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.80%) IaaS
7 2 (1.87%) GitHub
7 2 (1.87%) SaaS
8 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (34.58%) SAN
2 29 (27.10%) LAN
3 27 (25.23%) WAN
4 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
5 16 (14.95%) Firewall
6 15 (14.02%) DNS
7 13 (12.15%) NAS
8 12 (11.21%) IPsec
8 12 (11.21%) Skype
9 10 (9.35%) DMZ
10 9 (8.41%) DHCP
10 9 (8.41%) Ethernet
10 9 (8.41%) VoIP
11 7 (6.54%) VPN
12 6 (5.61%) MPLS
13 5 (4.67%) Internet
13 5 (4.67%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (3.74%) HTTP
14 4 (3.74%) Remote Desktop
15 2 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) MySQL
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.87%) Big Data
4 2 (1.87%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.74%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.74%) MSI
4 3 (2.80%) JIRA
4 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.87%) GitLab
6 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.93%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Local Government
2 5 (4.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.74%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (14.02%) Server Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Architect
5 8 (7.48%) Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.74%) ICT Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (3.74%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) Middleware
2 6 (5.61%) LDAP
3 3 (2.80%) .NET
3 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.80%) Express
3 3 (2.80%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.80%) Spring
3 3 (2.80%) Spring Boot
3 3 (2.80%) Web Services
4 2 (1.87%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.02%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.35%) Clustering
3 10 (9.35%) PKI
4 8 (7.48%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.74%) Life Science
6 3 (2.80%) Replication
6 3 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) BYOD
8 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.93%) EPoS
8 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.93%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 85 (79.44%) Windows
2 46 (42.99%) Windows Server
3 36 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (32.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (20.56%) Linux
6 15 (14.02%) Windows 10
7 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (9.35%) Unix
9 6 (5.61%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.80%) CentOS
11 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.87%) Solaris
12 2 (1.87%) SUSE
12 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) Migration
2 23 (21.50%) ITIL
2 23 (21.50%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (14.95%) DevOps
4 15 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.15%) Configuration Management
6 12 (11.21%) Asset Management
6 12 (11.21%) Software Deployment
6 12 (11.21%) Time Management
7 11 (10.28%) Server Building
8 10 (9.35%) Software Distribution
9 9 (8.41%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (8.41%) Problem Management
10 8 (7.48%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.54%) High Availability
11 7 (6.54%) PRINCE2
11 7 (6.54%) Project Management
11 7 (6.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) PowerShell
2 25 (23.36%) SQL
3 10 (9.35%) Python
4 8 (7.48%) VBScript
5 6 (5.61%) VB
6 5 (4.67%) Ruby
7 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.80%) C
8 3 (2.80%) C++
8 3 (2.80%) Go
8 3 (2.80%) Groovy
8 3 (2.80%) Java
8 3 (2.80%) Java 8
8 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.80%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.87%) Perl
9 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.61%) MCSA
5 4 (3.74%) MCSE
6 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.87%) CCNP
7 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.87%) Degree
7 2 (1.87%) MCSD
7 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.93%) CCDP
8 1 (0.93%) CCNA
8 1 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.93%) MCDST
8 1 (0.93%) MCITP
8 1 (0.93%) MCP
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (42.06%) Active Directory
2 30 (28.04%) VMware ESXi
3 25 (23.36%) vSphere
4 24 (22.43%) Hyper-V
5 23 (21.50%) XenApp
6 8 (7.48%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (5.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (5.61%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (5.61%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.67%) VMware NSX
9 4 (3.74%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (3.74%) XenServer
10 3 (2.80%) QEMU
10 3 (2.80%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.87%) Docker
11 2 (1.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.87%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (30.84%) SCCM
2 11 (10.28%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (10.28%) vCenter Server
3 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (6.54%) WSUS
5 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (5.61%) SCOM
6 4 (3.74%) HP SIM
6 4 (3.74%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (3.74%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.74%) SmoothWall
7 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.80%) vMotion
8 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.87%) Packer
8 2 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (45.79%) Microsoft
3 35 (32.71%) Citrix
4 28 (26.17%) HP
5 26 (24.30%) Cisco
6 12 (11.21%) EMC
7 11 (10.28%) Symantec
8 7 (6.54%) Avaya
9 6 (5.61%) McAfee
9 6 (5.61%) NetApp
9 6 (5.61%) SAP
9 6 (5.61%) Veritas
10 5 (4.67%) Ivanti
10 5 (4.67%) Oracle
11 4 (3.74%) Bomgar
11 4 (3.74%) Brocade
11 4 (3.74%) Google
11 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.74%) Wyse
12 3 (2.80%) Apple