The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 61 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 1.08% 1.82%
As % of the System Software category 1.77% 9.20% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
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£210 £194 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -35.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +218.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-38.11% -10.29%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
113 87 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.73% 11.74% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 22 40
Average daily rate £250 £306 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £226 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 14
Average hourly rate £11.75 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.76% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £44.90 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
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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
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 11 July 2014. 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 - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 1
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Local Government
4 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) LINC
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) LINC
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft