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 March 2017 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
North West / Manchester
Rank 77 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.91% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 9.23% 5.06% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Median daily rate £338 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 - £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.54% +30.95%

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
130 158 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.91% 8.73% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 79 47
Median daily rate £350 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.89 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £40.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

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 1 March 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 26 (78.79%) VMware
2 22 (66.67%) Linux
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (33.33%) ZABBIX
5 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (33.33%) Puppet
5 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 10 (30.30%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (30.30%) Unix
6 10 (30.30%) Oracle
7 9 (27.27%) Python
7 9 (27.27%) Identity Management
7 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
7 9 (27.27%) Ruby
7 9 (27.27%) OpenStack
7 9 (27.27%) CloudStack
7 9 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (27.27%) DevOps
8 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 8 (24.24%) Citrix
9 7 (21.21%) LDAP
9 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
9 7 (21.21%) Xen
9 7 (21.21%) XenServer
9 7 (21.21%) Cobbler
10 6 (18.18%) LAN

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 9 (27.27%) CloudStack
1 9 (27.27%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LDAP
2 6 (18.18%) LAN
3 5 (15.15%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) WLAN
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle Linux
3 10 (30.30%) Unix
4 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.03%) AIX
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) DevOps
1 9 (27.27%) Identity Management
2 4 (12.12%) High Availability
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 9 (27.27%) Python
1 9 (27.27%) Ruby
2 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) CCNA
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) CCDP
2 4 (12.12%) CCIE
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.21%) Xen
3 7 (21.21%) XenServer
4 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.12%) XenApp
6 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) Puppet
1 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 11 (33.33%) ZABBIX
2 9 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (21.21%) Cobbler
4 2 (6.06%) Ansible
5 1 (3.03%) SCCM
5 1 (3.03%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) VMware
2 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.12%) Juniper
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 4 (12.12%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.06%) CommVault
7 2 (6.06%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.03%) Veeam
8 1 (3.03%) Veritas