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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 45 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 25 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.13% 2.68% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 27.47% 28.57% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 2
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£349 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% +13.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
vSphere
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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
91 35 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.40% 9.38% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 17
Average daily rate £300 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £210 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.89% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £11.25 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £13.25 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Tyne and Wear -17 13 £418 +13.09%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) VMware
3 21 (60.00%) Firewall
3 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (51.43%) Cisco
6 17 (48.57%) EMC
7 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
8 15 (42.86%) HP
9 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (37.14%) SAN
11 12 (34.29%) Time Management
12 11 (31.43%) Service Management
12 11 (31.43%) Service Delivery
12 11 (31.43%) Incident Management
12 11 (31.43%) LAN
12 11 (31.43%) WAN
12 11 (31.43%) 3PAR
12 11 (31.43%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (28.57%) Network Management
13 10 (28.57%) F5
13 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
13 10 (28.57%) WhatsUp Gold
13 10 (28.57%) ITIL
13 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (28.57%) Juniper
13 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (17.14%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (60.00%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) SAN
3 11 (31.43%) LAN
3 11 (31.43%) WAN
4 10 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (25.71%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
5 9 (25.71%) DNS
5 9 (25.71%) SSL
5 9 (25.71%) Junos
5 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (22.86%) Network Security
7 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.57%) SMS
9 2 (5.71%) NAS
9 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Virtualisation Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Network Support
5 1 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Deployment Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Cryptography
1 8 (22.86%) Clustering
2 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) UNIX
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Time Management
2 11 (31.43%) Service Management
2 11 (31.43%) Service Delivery
2 11 (31.43%) Incident Management
2 11 (31.43%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (28.57%) Network Management
3 10 (28.57%) ITIL
4 9 (25.71%) Network Design
4 9 (25.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
6 7 (20.00%) Change Control
7 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (25.71%) MCSE
5 6 (17.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) JSP 440
2 8 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Server
5 3 (8.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (17.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco
3 17 (48.57%) EMC
4 15 (42.86%) HP
5 11 (31.43%) 3PAR
6 10 (28.57%) F5
6 10 (28.57%) Juniper
6 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 10 (28.57%) TippingPoint
7 9 (25.71%) McAfee
8 7 (20.00%) Citrix
9 6 (17.14%) Veritas
10 2 (5.71%) Riverbed
10 2 (5.71%) Crossbeam
11 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.86%) Draytek