The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 61 95 63
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -32
Contract jobs citing vSphere 26 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.29% 0.38% 1.97%
As % of the System Software category 19.26% 4.14% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £395 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +33.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £379 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £419 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -13.79%
vSphere
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
135 145 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.87% 9.06% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 54
Median daily rate £400 £393 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +33.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £9.65 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.05 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Leeds region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Leeds region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Leeds region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 24 (77.42%) VMware
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 14 (45.16%) Windows Server
4 11 (35.48%) Linux
4 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (32.26%) Puppet
5 10 (32.26%) Unix
5 10 (32.26%) Citrix
6 9 (29.03%) DevOps
6 9 (29.03%) Server Building
7 8 (25.81%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
8 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
8 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (22.58%) DHCP
8 7 (22.58%) Python
8 7 (22.58%) XenApp
8 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (19.35%) ThinPrint
9 6 (19.35%) vRealize
9 6 (19.35%) XenServer
9 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
9 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (19.35%) OpenStack
9 6 (19.35%) CloudStack
9 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
9 6 (19.35%) Ruby
9 6 (19.35%) Xen

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 6 (19.35%) CloudStack
1 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
1 6 (19.35%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 7 (22.58%) DHCP
3 5 (16.13%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) WAN
5 2 (6.45%) FTP
5 2 (6.45%) LDAP
5 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) HTTP
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.23%) MPLS
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
6 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.23%) OpenFlow
6 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.23%) SMTP
6 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Server Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Server Support
2 6 (19.35%) Server Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server Support
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.68%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) VCE vBlock
2 4 (12.90%) EMC VNX
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows Server
3 11 (35.48%) Linux
4 10 (32.26%) Unix
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Solaris
9 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) DevOps
1 9 (29.03%) Server Building
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) People Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) DSDM
5 1 (3.23%) High Availability
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.23%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
2 6 (19.35%) Ruby
2 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.90%) C
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CCA
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (22.58%) XenApp
4 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
4 6 (19.35%) Xen
4 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
4 6 (19.35%) XenServer
5 5 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (12.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (9.68%) vCloud
8 2 (6.45%) Docker
8 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (6.45%) VMware GSX
8 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (3.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Puppet
2 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (19.35%) vRealize
4 5 (16.13%) Cobbler
5 4 (12.90%) SCCM
5 4 (12.90%) SCOM
6 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
6 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Ansible
7 1 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (3.23%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) VMware
2 10 (32.26%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) ThinPrint
5 4 (12.90%) EMC
5 4 (12.90%) Veritas
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) BMC
7 1 (3.23%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (3.23%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle