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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 98 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% - 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% - 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate
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£350 - £240
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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
196 105 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.41% 7.90% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 53 40
Average daily rate £320 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 26
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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
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 3 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
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vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (62.50%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) NetApp
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) DHCP
4 5 (62.50%) MCSE
5 4 (50.00%) MCSA
5 4 (50.00%) NFS
5 4 (50.00%) C
5 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (50.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (50.00%) VLAN
5 4 (50.00%) Xen
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) SQL
8 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) VLAN
2 4 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 4 (50.00%) 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 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) MCSA
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Xen
3 4 (50.00%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 5 (62.50%) NetApp
3 5 (62.50%) 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%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
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