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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 40 36 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.54% 3.33% 3.88%
As % of the System Software category 13.73% 15.31% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £248 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £280 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.00%
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
51 98 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.21% 21.78% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 55 11
Average daily rate £270 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +4.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £216 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
Average hourly rate £12.75 £31.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.87% +63.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 May 2015. 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
Blackpool -11 5 £300 +20.00%
Lytham St Annes +8 1 - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Cisco
4 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
5 9 (50.00%) VMS
5 9 (50.00%) Migration
6 8 (44.44%) Finance
7 7 (38.89%) DHCP
7 7 (38.89%) DNS
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (38.89%) Citrix
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
7 7 (38.89%) HP
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (38.89%) XenServer
8 5 (27.78%) McAfee
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) MCSE
9 4 (22.22%) Compaq
9 4 (22.22%) Dell
9 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
9 4 (22.22%) XenApp
10 3 (16.67%) Lumension
10 3 (16.67%) EdgeSight

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DHCP
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) VMS
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (27.78%) MCSE
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) XenServer
3 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 4 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) EdgeSight
1 3 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
3 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) McAfee
5 4 (22.22%) Compaq
5 4 (22.22%) Dell
6 3 (16.67%) Lumension
6 3 (16.67%) Symantec
7 2 (11.11%) Stellent