The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 67 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.10% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 4.41% 0.88% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £190 £300 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
vSphere
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
68 114 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.71% 11.62% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 46
Median daily rate £365 £375 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £620 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 24
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.17 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.74% +38.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Cheshire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Cheshire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +2 1 £105 -65.00% 1
Chester - 1 £190 -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (84.21%) Windows
4 14 (73.68%) Windows Server
5 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
6 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
6 12 (63.16%) Migration
6 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
7 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
8 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
8 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
8 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
8 10 (52.63%) Skype for Business
8 10 (52.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (52.63%) Skype
8 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
9 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
9 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
9 9 (47.37%) SCCM
9 9 (47.37%) SCOM
9 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
10 8 (42.11%) Linux
10 8 (42.11%) MS Office
10 8 (42.11%) SAN
11 5 (26.32%) vRealize
12 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
13 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
13 3 (15.79%) Firewall

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
2 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (52.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (52.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Skype
2 8 (42.11%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Military
3 1 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Architect
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
5 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
2 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
4 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (10.53%) Identity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) SCCM
1 9 (47.37%) SCOM
2 5 (26.32%) vRealize
3 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) NetApp
3 3 (15.79%) Sun
4 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) IBM