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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 82 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.27% 0.52% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 4.84% 6.25% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£275 £329 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +19.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -14.18%
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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
62 80 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.63% 8.30% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 18
Average daily rate £360 £313 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £195 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 6
Average hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £10.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% +33.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £15.25 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 19 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) MS Exchange
2 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
4 14 (53.85%) IIS
4 14 (53.85%) VMware ESX
5 13 (50.00%) SCCM
5 13 (50.00%) SCOM
5 13 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 13 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (42.31%) NAS
6 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (42.31%) EMC
6 11 (42.31%) IBM
6 11 (42.31%) NetBackup
6 11 (42.31%) Symantec
7 7 (26.92%) Internet
7 7 (26.92%) Lotus
7 7 (26.92%) Lotus Domino
8 6 (23.08%) SUSE
8 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (11.54%) RTSP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (73.08%) MS Exchange
2 14 (53.85%) IIS
3 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (26.92%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) NAS
2 7 (26.92%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) RTSP
3 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
3 3 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (11.54%) SMTP
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
3 3 (11.54%) FTP
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Administrator
1 7 (26.92%) Exchange Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) SUSE
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
2 1 (3.85%) DevOps
2 1 (3.85%) RUP
2 1 (3.85%) DSDM
2 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Scrum
2 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
1 19 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (53.85%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) Xen
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) SCCM
1 13 (50.00%) SCOM
2 11 (42.31%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Cobbler
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) IBM
3 11 (42.31%) EMC
3 11 (42.31%) Symantec
4 7 (26.92%) Lotus
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Sun
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) EnterpriseDB
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