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 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
North West / Lancashire
Rank 38 49 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.39% 0.89% 3.23%
As % of the System Software category 3.23% 6.67% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £263 £250 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -43.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £22.10
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +42.81%

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
31 60 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.06% 13.33% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 25
Median daily rate £431 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% +16.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 8
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

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 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Canon
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Canon
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam