The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 78 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.14% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 13.60% 4.41% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -20.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
125 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.41% 5.97% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 35 27
Average daily rate £383 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -25.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.38 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 18 (62.07%) OpenStack
3 17 (58.62%) DevOps
3 17 (58.62%) Bash Shell
3 17 (58.62%) Python
4 16 (55.17%) Jenkins
4 16 (55.17%) Puppet
5 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (48.28%) VMware
6 14 (48.28%) Java
7 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
7 13 (44.83%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
8 12 (41.38%) Perl
9 10 (34.48%) Ant
9 10 (34.48%) C#
9 10 (34.48%) Mocha
9 10 (34.48%) Appium
9 10 (34.48%) Confluence
9 10 (34.48%) Maven
9 10 (34.48%) JIRA
9 10 (34.48%) Selenium
9 10 (34.48%) Atlassian
9 10 (34.48%) YAML
9 10 (34.48%) SonarQube
10 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
10 9 (31.03%) Oracle
11 8 (27.59%) Unix
11 8 (27.59%) Xen
11 8 (27.59%) CloudStack

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 18 (62.07%) OpenStack
2 10 (34.48%) Confluence
3 8 (27.59%) CloudStack
4 6 (20.69%) IIS
5 3 (10.34%) JBoss
5 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
5 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) Network Security
2 3 (10.34%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Informix
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Jenkins
2 10 (34.48%) Ant
2 10 (34.48%) Appium
2 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 10 (34.48%) Maven
2 10 (34.48%) Mocha
2 10 (34.48%) Selenium
2 10 (34.48%) SonarQube
3 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Project Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) YAML
2 3 (10.34%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (10.34%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (10.34%) Servlets
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) FMCG
2 1 (3.45%) IBM XIV
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Unix
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.69%) SUSE
5 3 (10.34%) AIX
5 3 (10.34%) HPUX
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) DevOps
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (17.24%) DSDM
3 5 (17.24%) RUP
3 5 (17.24%) Scrum
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Server Building
5 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.45%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Bash Shell
1 17 (58.62%) Python
2 14 (48.28%) Java
3 12 (41.38%) Perl
4 10 (34.48%) C#
5 7 (24.14%) Ruby
6 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) MCITP
1 6 (20.69%) MCSE
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Xen
3 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (17.24%) XenServer
5 3 (10.34%) Firmware
5 3 (10.34%) KVM
6 2 (6.90%) NFS
6 2 (6.90%) vCloud
6 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (55.17%) Puppet
2 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (17.24%) Cobbler
3 5 (17.24%) Tivoli
4 2 (6.90%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.45%) Ansible
5 1 (3.45%) Cacti
5 1 (3.45%) Grafana
5 1 (3.45%) Graphite
5 1 (3.45%) Nagios
5 1 (3.45%) Opsview
5 1 (3.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 10 (34.48%) Atlassian
5 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 6 (20.69%) EMC
7 5 (17.24%) EnterpriseDB
8 4 (13.79%) IBM
9 3 (10.34%) HP
10 2 (6.90%) Cisco
11 1 (3.45%) F5
11 1 (3.45%) Google
11 1 (3.45%) NetApp
11 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
11 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
11 1 (3.45%) SaltStack