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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 38 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.64% 0.43% 1.71%
As % of the System Software category 5.41% 3.70% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £420 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -2.17%
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
37 54 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.86% 11.56% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 58
Median daily rate £300 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -30.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £20.60 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 1 - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec

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 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Scripter
1 1 (50.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) SAN Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Canon
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) VMware