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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 95 92 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.25% -
As % of the System Software category 5.12% 1.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £373 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
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
215 211 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.63% 13.08% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 116 48
Median daily rate £361 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.53% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 18
Median hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -42.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) VLAN
6 5 (35.71%) CCNA
6 5 (35.71%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (35.71%) NetApp
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (35.71%) MCSE
6 5 (35.71%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) NFS
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) MCSA
7 4 (28.57%) C
7 4 (28.57%) IBM
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Xen
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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:

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (28.57%) SoftLayer
3 2 (14.29%) Google App Engine
3 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) VLAN
3 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 2 (14.29%) Travis CI
1 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Expert
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Web Operations
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) C
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCNA
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) NFS
3 4 (28.57%) Xen
4 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) PlateSpin
6 2 (14.29%) Google
6 2 (14.29%) Rackspace
6 2 (14.29%) SaltStack
7 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
7 1 (7.14%) Veeam