The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 38 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.81% 0.98% 1.38%
As % of the System Software category 13.04% 6.25% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £218 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.91% -42.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.96%
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
46 64 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.86% 15.69% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 9
Median daily rate £350 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 2 - -
Bootle -1 1 £350 -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) iManage
6 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
6 1 (16.67%) Server Building
6 1 (16.67%) vCloud
6 1 (16.67%) NAS
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Transition Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Transition Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) vCloud
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) iManage
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco