The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 84 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.71% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 6.88% 7.94% 5.36%
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 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.58 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.09% +1.11%
vSphere
England

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

System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
349 63 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.86% 7.96% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 21 40
Median daily rate £275 £275 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £184 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 1
Median hourly rate £31.25 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.38% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the North East

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Tyne and Wear -30 24 £224 -34.01% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 26 (96.30%) VMware
2 22 (81.48%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (62.96%) Citrix
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
5 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
6 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 15 (55.56%) DNS
7 13 (48.15%) HP
7 13 (48.15%) DHCP
8 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (44.44%) Symantec
8 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
8 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
9 10 (37.04%) MCSE
10 9 (33.33%) Intel Security
10 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (33.33%) Server Building
11 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (29.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (29.63%) Change Control
11 8 (29.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
12 7 (25.93%) Firewall
12 7 (25.93%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (25.93%) Lumension
13 6 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (22.22%) Time Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) DNS
2 13 (48.15%) DHCP
3 7 (25.93%) Firewall
4 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (14.81%) SAN
6 2 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (7.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Messaging Support
5 2 (7.41%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Clustering
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) EMC VNX
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (7.41%) PKI
5 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Server Building
2 8 (29.63%) Change Control
3 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (22.22%) Security Management
3 6 (22.22%) Time Management
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) MCSE
3 8 (29.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) MCSA
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (14.81%) XenServer
5 2 (7.41%) Brightmail
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.41%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (22.22%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) Citrix
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 13 (48.15%) HP
4 12 (44.44%) Symantec
5 9 (33.33%) Intel Security
6 7 (25.93%) Lumension
7 6 (22.22%) Veritas
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco
9 2 (7.41%) Compaq
9 2 (7.41%) Dell
9 2 (7.41%) EMC
9 2 (7.41%) IBM
9 2 (7.41%) IronPort
9 2 (7.41%) ThinPrint