The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 35 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.81% 0.83% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 10.77% 9.52% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
65 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.84% 8.75% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 14
Average daily rate £300 £275 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% +37.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £155 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +0.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £83.02 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Merseyside region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Merseyside region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Liverpool -3 3 £300 - 1
Bootle - 3 - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
4 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (57.14%) Clustering
4 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Acronis
5 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
5 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) Symantec
5 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (42.86%) Sophos
5 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
5 3 (42.86%) Veritas
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
2 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Veritas
3 3 (42.86%) Symantec
3 3 (42.86%) Sophos
3 3 (42.86%) Acronis
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) PlateSpin
4 1 (14.29%) HP
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