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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 79 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.42% 0.94% 1.26%
As % of the System Software category 15.23% 10.87% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £225 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £289 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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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
151 92 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.29% 8.67% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 53 29
Average daily rate £340 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.20 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.30 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015, 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 24 (80.00%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Firewall
3 14 (46.67%) SAN
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
4 13 (43.33%) Cisco
4 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (33.33%) IBM
7 9 (30.00%) IIS
7 9 (30.00%) F5
8 8 (26.67%) NAS
8 8 (26.67%) MCITP
8 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 8 (26.67%) MCSE
8 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
9 7 (23.33%) Internet
9 7 (23.33%) NFS
9 7 (23.33%) EMC
9 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.00%) Brocade
10 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (20.00%) DNS
10 6 (20.00%) NetApp
10 6 (20.00%) DMZ
11 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 5 (16.67%) VPN
11 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 5 (16.67%) Change Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) Firewall
2 14 (46.67%) SAN
3 8 (26.67%) NAS
4 7 (23.33%) Internet
5 6 (20.00%) DMZ
5 6 (20.00%) DNS
6 5 (16.67%) VPN
7 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.67%) HSRP
8 2 (6.67%) MPLS
8 2 (6.67%) OSPF
8 2 (6.67%) BGP
8 2 (6.67%) EIGRP
8 2 (6.67%) VRRP
9 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.33%) FCoE
9 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) Informix
1 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) VMWare Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.33%) IBM XIV
4 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) SUSE
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) UNIX
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Information Security
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) RUP
4 1 (3.33%) DSDM
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Build Automation
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.33%) Server Building
4 1 (3.33%) DevOps
4 1 (3.33%) Critical Success Factor
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.33%) Ruby
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (26.67%) MCITP
2 8 (26.67%) MCSE
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (6.67%) CISSP
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) CCSP
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) NFS
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.67%) vCloud
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) XenServer
5 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) vMotion
3 1 (3.33%) Cacti
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) Cobbler
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.33%) Salt
3 1 (3.33%) Opsview
3 1 (3.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) VMware
2 13 (43.33%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) IBM
4 9 (30.00%) F5
5 7 (23.33%) EMC
6 6 (20.00%) NetApp
6 6 (20.00%) Brocade
7 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
9 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (10.00%) HP
10 1 (3.33%) Veritas
10 1 (3.33%) EnterpriseDB
10 1 (3.33%) Aruba
10 1 (3.33%) Oracle