The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 49 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.94% 1.11% -
As % of the System Software category 4.94% 4.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £28.90 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+8.13% -9.33%
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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
81 61 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.01% 22.51% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 5
Average daily rate £300 £330 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +94.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £21.73 £11.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.54% -48.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.52 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £11.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (86.67%) DHCP
2 13 (86.67%) DNS
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (80.00%) XenApp
4 11 (73.33%) XenServer
4 11 (73.33%) XenDesktop
4 11 (73.33%) HP
4 11 (73.33%) Compaq
4 11 (73.33%) Dell
4 11 (73.33%) ITIL
5 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (66.67%) MCSE
6 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
9 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) DHCP
1 13 (86.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Support
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Content Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCSE
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (80.00%) XenApp
3 11 (73.33%) XenServer
3 11 (73.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (73.33%) HP
3 11 (73.33%) Compaq
3 11 (73.33%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee