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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 71 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% 0.38% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% 2.61% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £210 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
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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
94 115 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.22% 14.67% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 21
Average daily rate £316 £250 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.50% -18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.17 £30.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VBScript
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Sun
3 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) XenServer
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) ODBC
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Xen
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (50.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VBScript
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
1 2 (50.00%) XenServer
1 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Sun
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix