The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 136 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 18 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 5.88% 7.69% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
Average daily rate £363 £425 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +65.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £358 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £442 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.28 £22.69 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+64.29% -3.44%
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 West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
306 260 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.16% 7.99% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 95 124
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £212 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 51 61
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.60 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the North West

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -16 6 - - 7
Cheshire 0 5 £500 - 5
Lancashire -10 4 £250 -43.18%
Merseyside - 2 £425 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 35 (83.33%) VMware
2 28 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (57.14%) Windows
4 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 19 (45.24%) Citrix
6 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
7 17 (40.48%) SQL
8 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (33.33%) XenServer
9 14 (33.33%) HP
9 14 (33.33%) DNS
9 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 14 (33.33%) DHCP
10 13 (30.95%) Linux
10 13 (30.95%) MCSE
10 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (28.57%) Cisco
12 11 (26.19%) ITIL
13 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
13 10 (23.81%) XenApp
14 9 (21.43%) XenDesktop
14 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (21.43%) DevOps
14 9 (21.43%) Dell
14 9 (21.43%) SAN
15 8 (19.05%) Oracle

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (14.29%) CloudStack
4 6 (14.29%) OpenStack
5 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
6 3 (7.14%) IIS
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) DHCP
1 14 (33.33%) DNS
2 9 (21.43%) SAN
3 6 (14.29%) WAN
4 5 (11.90%) LAN
5 4 (9.52%) Firewall
5 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.52%) VoIP
5 4 (9.52%) WLAN
6 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.76%) Internet
6 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.76%) NAS
6 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Ant
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) Gradle
1 2 (4.76%) Maven
2 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) IT Support
5 4 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Messaging Support
6 3 (7.14%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Server Support
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) HACMP
3 1 (2.38%) LPAR
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
4 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (30.95%) Linux
6 7 (16.67%) Unix
7 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (7.14%) Solaris
9 1 (2.38%) AIX
9 1 (2.38%) VMS
9 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) DevOps
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (14.29%) DSDM
3 6 (14.29%) RUP
3 6 (14.29%) Scrum
4 4 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (9.52%) Time Management
5 3 (7.14%) Content Management
6 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.76%) Server Building
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.38%) Line Management
7 1 (2.38%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 6 (14.29%) Python
3 6 (14.29%) Ruby
3 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) C
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) MCSE
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) CCNA
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCITP
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) CCA
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (33.33%) XenServer
4 10 (23.81%) XenApp
5 9 (21.43%) XenDesktop
6 8 (19.05%) Xen
7 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (9.52%) Brightmail
10 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
10 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (4.76%) NFS
12 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (2.38%) PowerHA
12 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (19.05%) Puppet
2 6 (14.29%) Cobbler
2 6 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.52%) SCCM
3 4 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (9.52%) vRealize
4 3 (7.14%) SCOM
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.38%) vMotion
5 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 35 (83.33%) VMware
2 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 19 (45.24%) Citrix
4 14 (33.33%) HP
5 12 (28.57%) Cisco
6 9 (21.43%) Dell
7 8 (19.05%) Oracle
8 7 (16.67%) Compaq
8 7 (16.67%) ThinPrint
9 6 (14.29%) EnterpriseDB
10 5 (11.90%) NetApp
11 4 (9.52%) EMC
11 4 (9.52%) IronPort
11 4 (9.52%) Sun
11 4 (9.52%) Symantec
12 3 (7.14%) 3PAR
12 3 (7.14%) Intel Security
12 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
12 3 (7.14%) Stellent
13 2 (4.76%) IBM
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 17 days ago
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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