The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 98 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.43% -
As % of the System Software category 4.83% 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-18.27% -37.16%
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
207 184 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.41% 9.99% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 100 60
Median daily rate £388 £350 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.88 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £20.25 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 5 £425 -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) Migration
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) MCSE
7 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (25.00%) MS Office
7 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 4 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) VLAN
7 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
8 3 (18.75%) Ruby
8 3 (18.75%) PlateSpin
8 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (18.75%) Ansible
8 3 (18.75%) DevOps
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) SoftLayer
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) WLAN
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 2 (12.50%) Travis CI
1 2 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Solaris
7 1 (6.25%) SUSE
7 1 (6.25%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Web Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) NFS
3 2 (12.50%) Xen
4 1 (6.25%) Docker
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Chronos
3 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (6.25%) logstash
3 1 (6.25%) Marathon
3 1 (6.25%) Mesos
3 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) NetApp
3 3 (18.75%) PlateSpin
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
4 2 (12.50%) Rackspace
4 2 (12.50%) SaltStack
4 2 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Isilon
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas