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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 68 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.61% -
As % of the System Software category 1.72% 5.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.89% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
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
58 101 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.49% 10.29% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 34
Average daily rate £388 £283 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -16.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 40 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £44.90 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Widnes - - - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 2 (40.00%) PKI
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp