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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / North West
Rank 118 141 124
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 6.27% 5.21% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 7
Median daily rate £430 £300 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.80 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+49.22% +3.71%

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
271 326 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.40% 8.57% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 159 103
Median daily rate £350 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £186 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 53 55
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 15 £430 - 6
Lancashire +2 1 £263 -4.54%
Merseyside 0 1 £350 -17.64%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 36 (81.82%) VMware
2 24 (54.55%) Linux
3 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 20 (45.45%) Windows
5 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
7 12 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (27.27%) Unix
7 12 (27.27%) Red Hat
8 11 (25.00%) ZABBIX
8 11 (25.00%) Puppet
8 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (22.73%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (22.73%) Bash Shell
9 10 (22.73%) Ruby
9 10 (22.73%) Python
9 10 (22.73%) Oracle
9 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (22.73%) DevOps
10 9 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (20.45%) CloudStack
10 9 (20.45%) OpenStack
10 9 (20.45%) Cisco
10 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
10 9 (20.45%) Identity Management
10 9 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 8 (18.18%) SAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.45%) CloudStack
1 9 (20.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) SAN
2 7 (15.91%) LAN
2 7 (15.91%) LDAP
2 7 (15.91%) WAN
3 4 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (4.55%) NAS
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) VLAN
5 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.27%) Back Office
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Linux Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) IT Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Support
5 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) AS400
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Linux
2 20 (45.45%) Windows
3 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
4 12 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (27.27%) Unix
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle Linux
5 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.82%) Solaris
8 3 (6.82%) SUSE
9 1 (2.27%) AIX
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) DevOps
2 9 (20.45%) Identity Management
3 6 (13.64%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Open Source
5 3 (6.82%) High Availability
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Security Patching
6 2 (4.55%) Server Building
7 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.27%) Project Management
7 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Bash Shell
1 10 (22.73%) Python
1 10 (22.73%) Ruby
2 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
3 7 (15.91%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) CCNA
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) MCSE
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.82%) CCDP
5 3 (6.82%) CCIE
5 3 (6.82%) MCSA
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) Xen
3 7 (15.91%) XenServer
4 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Docker
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.27%) XenApp
7 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) Puppet
1 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
1 11 (25.00%) ZABBIX
2 9 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (15.91%) Cobbler
4 4 (9.09%) SCCM
4 4 (9.09%) SCOM
5 3 (6.82%) Ansible
5 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
5 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (2.27%) Chronos
7 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.27%) logstash
7 1 (2.27%) Marathon
7 1 (2.27%) Mesos
7 1 (2.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (81.82%) VMware
2 12 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 10 (22.73%) Oracle
4 9 (20.45%) Cisco
4 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) Intel Security
6 3 (6.82%) Canon
6 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.82%) Dell
6 3 (6.82%) EMC
6 3 (6.82%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) ION Trading
6 3 (6.82%) Juniper
6 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.82%) Symantec
6 3 (6.82%) Veritas
7 2 (4.55%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.55%) NetApp
7 2 (4.55%) Veeam