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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 53 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.34% 0.60% -
As % of the System Software category 3.77% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £311
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.89% -14.18%
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
53 78 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.88% 15.66% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 10
Average daily rate £370 £295 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.42% +11.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Average hourly rate £21.82 £14.00 £13.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.85% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.90 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.09 £19.95 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
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 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 2 £415 +12.16% 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 23 (69.70%) VMware
2 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (60.61%) Windows
3 18 (54.55%) Firewall
4 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (48.48%) Cisco
5 16 (48.48%) EMC
6 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
7 13 (39.39%) HP
8 12 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (33.33%) SAN
9 11 (33.33%) Time Management
10 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
10 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (27.27%) Service Management
10 9 (27.27%) Service Delivery
10 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 9 (27.27%) LAN
10 9 (27.27%) WAN
10 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 9 (27.27%) MCSE
10 9 (27.27%) 3PAR
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (24.24%) F5
11 8 (24.24%) Network Management
11 8 (24.24%) WhatsUp Gold

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 6 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) SAN
3 9 (27.27%) WAN
3 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 9 (27.27%) LAN
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (21.21%) Network Security
5 7 (21.21%) DNS
5 7 (21.21%) SSL
5 7 (21.21%) Junos
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (6.06%) NAS
6 2 (6.06%) SMS
6 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 9 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Virtualisation Architect
2 3 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (3.03%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (3.03%) Build Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Clustering
2 7 (21.21%) Cryptography
3 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Time Management
2 9 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (27.27%) Service Management
2 9 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Network Management
4 7 (21.21%) Change Control
4 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
4 7 (21.21%) Network Design
5 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) MCSE
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) JSP 440
2 6 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
4 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 6 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 3 (9.09%) VMware Server
6 2 (6.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) VMware
2 16 (48.48%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) EMC
3 13 (39.39%) HP
4 9 (27.27%) 3PAR
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 8 (24.24%) Juniper
5 8 (24.24%) CheckPoint
5 8 (24.24%) McAfee
5 8 (24.24%) F5
5 8 (24.24%) TippingPoint
6 6 (18.18%) Veritas
6 6 (18.18%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.03%) Crossbeam