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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 100 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 5.98% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £368 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.60 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+15.65% -0.86%
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
153 117 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.33% 8.37% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 66
Average daily rate £325 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.43 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Xen
2 8 (61.54%) Puppet
2 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (61.54%) DevOps
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) XenServer
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Unix
4 6 (46.15%) RUP
4 6 (46.15%) DSDM
4 6 (46.15%) Python
4 6 (46.15%) Tivoli
4 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) EnterpriseDB
4 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 6 (46.15%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (46.15%) Cobbler
4 6 (46.15%) OpenStack
4 6 (46.15%) CloudStack
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
5 4 (30.77%) Windows

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) CloudStack
1 6 (46.15%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
1 2 (15.38%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Ant
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Gradle
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Architect
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) DSDM
2 6 (46.15%) RUP
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Server Building
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
2 6 (46.15%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby
2 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.69%) NCDA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Xen
2 7 (53.85%) XenServer
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (15.38%) NFS
5 2 (15.38%) XenApp
5 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (61.54%) Puppet
2 6 (46.15%) Cobbler
2 6 (46.15%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
3 1 (7.69%) vMotion
3 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) EnterpriseDB
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) Hitachi