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 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 91 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% - 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% - 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Average daily rate
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£300 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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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
202 98 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.95% 7.61% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 47 53
Average daily rate £310 £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 24
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.55% +10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £12.40 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -9.85%

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 August 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) NetApp
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) MCSE
5 4 (50.00%) DHCP
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) CCNA
6 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (37.50%) VLAN
6 3 (37.50%) Xen
6 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
6 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (37.50%) NFS
6 3 (37.50%) MCSA
6 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (37.50%) C
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
2 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Xen
3 3 (37.50%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) NetApp
3 4 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
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Computer Futures
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