The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Leeds region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 68 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.75% 1.32% 1.53%
As % of the System Software category 9.41% 14.46% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £363 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.11% +34.06%
System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
85 83 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.99% 9.15% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 36
Average daily rate £200 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.60 £11.25 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.88% -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
vSphere
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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 24 July 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 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (95.83%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
5 14 (58.33%) HP
6 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (45.83%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (45.83%) Cisco
7 11 (45.83%) NetApp
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (41.67%) VPN
8 10 (41.67%) SAN
8 10 (41.67%) EMC
9 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
9 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 9 (37.50%) Firewall
9 9 (37.50%) Wireless
9 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
10 8 (33.33%) Lync
10 8 (33.33%) Master Data Management
10 8 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (33.33%) XMPP
10 8 (33.33%) Xen
10 8 (33.33%) IPsec
10 8 (33.33%) MPLS
10 8 (33.33%) Data Management
10 8 (33.33%) MySQL
10 8 (33.33%) Oracle
10 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (33.33%) Citrix

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Lync
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) VPN
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) Wireless
3 8 (33.33%) IPsec
3 8 (33.33%) MPLS
3 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) NAS
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (4.17%) WLAN
6 1 (4.17%) WAN
6 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) MySQL
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Project Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) XMPP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Replication
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.50%) UNIX
6 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) SUSE
7 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Master Data Management
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 8 (33.33%) Data Management
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.50%) MCSE
1 3 (12.50%) VCAP
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (45.83%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 8 (33.33%) Xen
5 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (12.50%) XenApp
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCOM
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) HP
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco
4 11 (45.83%) NetApp
5 10 (41.67%) EMC
6 8 (33.33%) Oracle
6 8 (33.33%) Citrix
7 7 (29.17%) IBM
8 5 (20.83%) Dell
9 2 (8.33%) BMC
9 2 (8.33%) Remedy
9 2 (8.33%) Symantec
10 1 (4.17%) Sun
10 1 (4.17%) Juniper
10 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
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