The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Lancashire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 48 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.06% 1.59% -
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 7.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£236 £324 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-38.11% -10.29%
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
65 57 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.74% 22.62% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 14 8
Average daily rate £260 £310 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Average hourly rate £13.25 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% -31.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
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vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Blackburn - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Preston - - - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 20 (90.91%) DHCP
1 20 (90.91%) DNS
2 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (77.27%) VMware
4 16 (72.73%) Citrix
4 16 (72.73%) HP
4 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (68.18%) XenServer
6 14 (63.64%) XenDesktop
6 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
6 14 (63.64%) XenApp
6 14 (63.64%) Compaq
6 14 (63.64%) Dell
7 13 (59.09%) ITIL
7 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
8 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (54.55%) MCSE
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
10 5 (22.73%) Web Services
10 5 (22.73%) Migration
10 5 (22.73%) PureDisk
10 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
11 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
11 4 (18.18%) Windows XP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) DHCP
1 20 (90.91%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Server Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Migration Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Data Migration Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Server Support
5 2 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Head of IT
6 1 (4.55%) Web Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
1 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Content Management
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
3 12 (54.55%) MCSE
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (68.18%) XenServer
4 14 (63.64%) XenDesktop
4 14 (63.64%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
1 17 (77.27%) VMware
2 16 (72.73%) Citrix
2 16 (72.73%) HP
3 14 (63.64%) Compaq
3 14 (63.64%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee