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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 71 63
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category - 1.54% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £245 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%

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
56 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.38% 7.19% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 27
Median daily rate £375 £313 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Median hourly rate £20.33 £26.03 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.88% +61.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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
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
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware