The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Merseyside 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 28 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.52% 1.94% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 5.56% 20.00% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +2.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
18 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.42% 9.71% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Average daily rate £258 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £190 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.49 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.93% -11.11%
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 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
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 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 1 £375 +36.36%
St Helens - - - -
vSphere
North West

vSphere
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) vCloud

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware