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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 69 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 20 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.65% 0.20% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 18.87% 3.28% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£295 £345 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.49% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £365 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.87 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
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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
106 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.72% 6.17% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 24
Average daily rate £295 £295 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.87 £16.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.65 £8.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £16.00 £13.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

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 29 December 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (79.31%) MS Exchange
3 20 (68.97%) Windows
3 20 (68.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
5 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
6 17 (58.62%) IIS
7 14 (48.28%) VMware ESX
8 13 (44.83%) SCCM
8 13 (44.83%) SCOM
9 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (37.93%) NetBackup
9 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
9 11 (37.93%) IBM
9 11 (37.93%) EMC
9 11 (37.93%) Symantec
9 11 (37.93%) NAS
9 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (31.03%) SUSE
10 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (24.14%) Lotus
11 7 (24.14%) Internet
11 7 (24.14%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (20.69%) Citrix
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 23 (79.31%) MS Exchange
2 17 (58.62%) IIS
3 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (24.14%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) NAS
2 7 (24.14%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
3 4 (13.79%) SAN
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) SMTP
4 3 (10.34%) DHCP
4 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
4 3 (10.34%) FTP
4 3 (10.34%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) RTSP
4 3 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) WLAN
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2005
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Administrator
1 7 (24.14%) Exchange Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) PDA
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) SUSE
2 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
2 1 (3.45%) Migration
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 14 (48.28%) VMware ESX
4 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
6 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) SCCM
1 13 (44.83%) SCOM
2 11 (37.93%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) EMC
3 11 (37.93%) IBM
3 11 (37.93%) Symantec
4 7 (24.14%) Lotus
5 6 (20.69%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
7 2 (6.90%) Sun
7 2 (6.90%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.45%) ProCurve