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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 62 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.15% 1.41% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 19.32% 14.29% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
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£349 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -8.42%
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
88 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.15% 9.86% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 17
Average daily rate £305 £270 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £367 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.20 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -11.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.60 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £16.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -36 11 £375 +24.83% 1
Durham - 6 £250 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (76.19%) Firewall
3 14 (66.67%) HP
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco
4 12 (57.14%) EMC
4 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
5 10 (47.62%) ITIL
6 9 (42.86%) LAN
6 9 (42.86%) WAN
6 9 (42.86%) Juniper
6 9 (42.86%) SAN
6 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
6 9 (42.86%) Service Management
6 9 (42.86%) Incident Management
6 9 (42.86%) JSP 440
6 9 (42.86%) TippingPoint
6 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 9 (42.86%) 3PAR
6 9 (42.86%) Network Management
6 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (42.86%) Junos
6 9 (42.86%) F5
6 9 (42.86%) WhatsUp Gold
6 9 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (38.10%) Network Security
7 8 (38.10%) Time Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Junos
2 9 (42.86%) LAN
2 9 (42.86%) WAN
2 9 (42.86%) SAN
3 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (33.33%) SSL
5 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (14.29%) SMS
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.76%) IDOL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Cryptography
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
1 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Service Management
2 9 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 9 (42.86%) Network Management
2 9 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (38.10%) Time Management
4 7 (33.33%) Network Design
4 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 4 (19.05%) Change Control
7 3 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (28.57%) MCSE
5 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) JSP 440
2 7 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) SCOM
4 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
1 14 (66.67%) HP
2 12 (57.14%) EMC
3 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 9 (42.86%) TippingPoint
4 9 (42.86%) 3PAR
4 9 (42.86%) F5
4 9 (42.86%) Juniper
4 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 8 (38.10%) McAfee
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
6 4 (19.05%) Veritas
7 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
7 3 (14.29%) Crossbeam
8 1 (4.76%) Draytek
8 1 (4.76%) CA
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