The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank - 41 42
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.16% 2.65%
As % of the System Software category - 11.63% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £240 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+26.54% -6.66%
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 Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
27 43 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.65% 9.95% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 59
Median daily rate £400 £270 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 15
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.95% +8.54%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Lancashire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Compaq
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) IronPort
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenServer
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Brightmail
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Messaging Support
2 3 (75.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) Server Support
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Support
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Brightmail
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (100.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Compaq
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) IronPort
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec
1 4 (100.00%) ThinPrint
1 4 (100.00%) VMware