The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 78 80 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.36% 1.38%
As % of the System Software category 6.56% 3.13% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£368 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £20.06 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -22.66%
vSphere
North West

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

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
122 128 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.89% 11.42% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 29
Average daily rate £360 £238 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -39.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Wigan - - - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Puppet
4 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (37.50%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) VMS
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) Ansible
5 2 (25.00%) Salt
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) VMS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp