The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 87 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 25 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.18% 0.55% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 7.42% 6.12% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 3
Median daily rate £224 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.01% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £400 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.58 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+26.54% -6.66%
vSphere
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

System Software Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
337 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 29.41% 8.97% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 17 37
Median daily rate £275 £275 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.95% +8.54%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 23 (88.46%) Windows
3 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
5 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
5 17 (65.38%) Citrix
6 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
7 15 (57.69%) DNS
8 13 (50.00%) DHCP
8 13 (50.00%) HP
9 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (46.15%) Symantec
9 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
9 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
10 10 (38.46%) MCSE
11 9 (34.62%) Intel Security
11 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (34.62%) Server Building
12 8 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (30.77%) Change Control
12 8 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
12 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (30.77%) Firewall
13 7 (26.92%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (26.92%) Lumension
14 6 (23.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 6 (23.08%) Security Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) DNS
2 13 (50.00%) DHCP
3 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) SAN
5 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) NAS
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Messaging Support
5 2 (7.69%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Support
5 2 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Clustering
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Server Building
2 8 (30.77%) Change Control
3 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (23.08%) Security Management
3 6 (23.08%) Time Management
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) MCSE
3 8 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) MCSA
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (15.38%) XenServer
5 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.69%) Brightmail
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.69%) XenApp
6 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (23.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 17 (65.38%) Citrix
2 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (50.00%) HP
4 12 (46.15%) Symantec
5 9 (34.62%) Intel Security
6 7 (26.92%) Lumension
7 6 (23.08%) Veritas
8 2 (7.69%) Compaq
8 2 (7.69%) Dell
8 2 (7.69%) IronPort
8 2 (7.69%) ThinPrint
9 1 (3.85%) Cisco