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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 93 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.24% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 3.39% 2.24% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £350 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.28 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -25.70%
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
118 134 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.22% 10.54% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 25
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -35.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.55 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +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
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 30 March 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 - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) UNIX
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) High Availability
6 3 (30.00%) Puppet
6 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (20.00%) Ansible
7 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (20.00%) Salt
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Replication
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) VMS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp