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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 97 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.30% 1.37% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 3.15% 16.67% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -18.18%
vSphere
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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
127 96 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.53% 8.23% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 37 18
Average daily rate £300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 7
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.09 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £15.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) SMTP
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (20.00%) FTP
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) MSI
6 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) SMTP
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (20.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) RTSP
3 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior UNIX Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PDA
2 1 (10.00%) IBM XIV
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) RUP
2 1 (10.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Python
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Salt
1 1 (10.00%) Opsview
1 1 (10.00%) Graphite
1 1 (10.00%) vMotion
1 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (10.00%) Cacti
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Veritas
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago