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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 85 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.34% 1.23% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 4.00% 13.83% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £319 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +15.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -25.70%
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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
100 94 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.42% 8.88% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 20
Average daily rate £300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £135 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.07 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £15.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 March 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 21 (95.45%) VMware
2 17 (77.27%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (63.64%) MS Exchange
5 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 11 (50.00%) VMware ESX
7 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 10 (45.45%) IIS
7 10 (45.45%) SCCM
7 10 (45.45%) SCOM
7 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (40.91%) NAS
8 9 (40.91%) IBM
8 9 (40.91%) NetBackup
9 8 (36.36%) EMC
9 8 (36.36%) Symantec
9 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) Lotus
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (22.73%) Internet
10 5 (22.73%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (18.18%) SUSE
11 4 (18.18%) SAN
12 3 (13.64%) Citrix

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (45.45%) IIS
3 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (22.73%) Lotus Domino
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Node.js
7 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
7 1 (4.55%) Apache
7 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) NAS
2 5 (22.73%) Internet
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
4 3 (13.64%) SMTP
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
4 3 (13.64%) FTP
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 3 (13.64%) DNS
4 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (13.64%) RTSP
4 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) DMZ
6 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Informix
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MSI
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Administrator
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PDA
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.55%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (18.18%) SUSE
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
2 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.55%) DevOps
3 1 (4.55%) RUP
3 1 (4.55%) DSDM
3 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Scrum
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
1 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) Xen
5 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) SCCM
1 10 (45.45%) SCOM
2 9 (40.91%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Cacti
3 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Cobbler
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Salt
3 1 (4.55%) Opsview
3 1 (4.55%) Graphite
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) IBM
4 8 (36.36%) Symantec
4 8 (36.36%) EMC
5 5 (22.73%) Lotus
6 3 (13.64%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) NetApp
7 2 (9.09%) Sun
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) Veritas
8 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco
8 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.55%) EnterpriseDB
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