The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 77 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.28% 0.60% 1.19%
As % of the System Software category 3.37% 5.32% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £210 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £210 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £210 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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
89 94 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.35% 11.28% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 23
Average daily rate £300 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.17 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -45.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £8.50 £17.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 2 £400 - 2
Warrington - 1 £300 - 1
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Sun
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) ODBC
4 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) X-Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) XenServer
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ODBC
2 1 (16.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Sun
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
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