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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.54% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 2.22% 6.41% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +50.26%

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
45 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.93% 8.36% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 30
Median daily rate £313 £310 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £227 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £35.00 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +3.12%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (33.33%) vRealize
3 1 (33.33%) VSAN
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM

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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VSAN
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
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 Architect
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
1 1 (33.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam