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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 102 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 1.72% 1.23% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.64% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £19.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+34.55% -22.54%
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
174 162 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.58% 9.59% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 71 57
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £185 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 21
Median hourly rate £12.28 £14.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £10.01 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £19.82 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Xen
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby
2 6 (66.67%) XenServer
2 6 (66.67%) EnterpriseDB
2 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 6 (66.67%) Puppet
2 6 (66.67%) Cobbler
2 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 6 (66.67%) CloudStack
2 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) RUP
2 6 (66.67%) DSDM
2 6 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell

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 6 (66.67%) CloudStack
1 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (22.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
1 2 (22.22%) VLAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
1 6 (66.67%) DSDM
1 6 (66.67%) RUP
1 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 6 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) Ruby
1 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Xen
2 6 (66.67%) XenServer
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) NFS
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Cobbler
1 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
1 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) EnterpriseDB
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp