The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 79 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 1.40% 7.32% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate £350 £253 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% +32.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.06 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% +15.78%
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
143 82 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.10% 8.41% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 20 39
Average daily rate £283 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £331 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
North West

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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (40.00%) AppleScript
4 2 (40.00%) MetaFrame
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) IBM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (20.00%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) AppleScript
1 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (40.00%) MetaFrame
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec