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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 61 54 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.03% 0.51% 1.85%
As % of the System Software category 16.00% 5.36% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
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
50 56 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.45% 9.57% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 6
Average daily rate £275 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £20.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £20.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 -8 7 £275 -15.38%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) McAfee
3 6 (60.00%) EMC
3 6 (60.00%) SAN
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) F5
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Juniper
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) JSP 440
5 4 (40.00%) TippingPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (40.00%) Junos

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (40.00%) Junos
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (10.00%) NAS
6 1 (10.00%) SSL
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) Xen
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (20.00%) HP SIM
2 2 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) McAfee
2 6 (60.00%) EMC
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 5 (50.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (40.00%) TippingPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (30.00%) Crossbeam
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Symantec