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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 84 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 16 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.19% 1.06% 1.34%
As % of the System Software category 12.21% 15.85% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -21.73%
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
131 82 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.71% 6.71% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 40 15
Average daily rate £300 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £131 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.24 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 May 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 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) Linux
3 11 (57.89%) SAN
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) IBM
5 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (31.58%) NAS
7 6 (31.58%) F5
7 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
8 5 (26.32%) Brocade
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) NetApp
8 5 (26.32%) NFS
8 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
8 5 (26.32%) DMZ
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (26.32%) Internet
8 5 (26.32%) Change Management
9 4 (21.05%) VPN
9 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) UNIX
10 3 (15.79%) SQL
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) SAN
3 6 (31.58%) NAS
4 5 (26.32%) DMZ
4 5 (26.32%) Internet
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) HSRP
6 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.53%) MPLS
6 2 (10.53%) OSPF
6 2 (10.53%) BGP
6 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
6 2 (10.53%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Informix
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior UNIX Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.26%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) UNIX
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) RUP
4 1 (5.26%) DSDM
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCSP
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) NCDA
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 5 (26.32%) NFS
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.26%) Xen
5 1 (5.26%) XenServer
5 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (10.53%) vMotion
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.26%) Salt
3 1 (5.26%) Opsview
3 1 (5.26%) Graphite
3 1 (5.26%) Cacti
3 1 (5.26%) Cobbler
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) IBM
4 6 (31.58%) F5
5 5 (26.32%) Brocade
5 5 (26.32%) NetApp
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
8 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
8 2 (10.53%) HP
9 1 (5.26%) Veritas
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle
9 1 (5.26%) EnterpriseDB