The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 31 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.85% - 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 6.90% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.28 £22.69 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+64.29% -3.44%
vSphere
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

System Software Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
29 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.29% 7.14% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 6
Average daily rate £425 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £149 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Liverpool region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Liverpool region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (44.44%) ITIL
6 4 (44.44%) Citrix
6 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (44.44%) Time Management
7 3 (33.33%) Windows
7 3 (33.33%) EMC
8 2 (22.22%) MCSE
8 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 2 (22.22%) Finance
8 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (22.22%) MCITP
8 2 (22.22%) SCCM
8 2 (22.22%) SCOM
8 2 (22.22%) IIS
8 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) HACMP
1 1 (11.11%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) EMC
6 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Intel
6 1 (11.11%) Mitel
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle