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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 64 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.19% 0.74% 1.25%
As % of the System Software category 12.50% 8.54% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Average daily rate
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£225 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £363 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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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 Leeds region.

System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
96 82 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.50% 8.67% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 36
Average daily rate £288 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £13.20 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
5 11 (47.83%) HP
5 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (43.48%) Citrix
6 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco
7 9 (39.13%) NetApp
7 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (39.13%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (34.78%) SAN
8 8 (34.78%) VPN
9 7 (30.43%) EMC
9 7 (30.43%) Firewall
9 7 (30.43%) Wireless
9 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
10 6 (26.09%) Lync
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (26.09%) Master Data Management
10 6 (26.09%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (26.09%) Xen
10 6 (26.09%) Data Management
10 6 (26.09%) XMPP
10 6 (26.09%) IPsec
10 6 (26.09%) MPLS
10 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Lync
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) IIS
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.70%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) VPN
1 8 (34.78%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) Wireless
3 6 (26.09%) IPsec
3 6 (26.09%) MPLS
3 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) NAS
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) WLAN
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) XMPP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) SUSE
7 2 (8.70%) UNIX
8 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Data Management
1 6 (26.09%) Master Data Management
1 6 (26.09%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (8.70%) VCAP
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
5 6 (26.09%) Xen
6 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
6 5 (21.74%) XenApp
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) SCOrch
3 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) HP
4 10 (43.48%) Citrix
5 9 (39.13%) NetApp
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) EMC
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) IBM
9 4 (17.39%) Dell
10 2 (8.70%) Symantec
10 2 (8.70%) Remedy
10 2 (8.70%) BMC
11 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
11 1 (4.35%) Juniper
11 1 (4.35%) Sun