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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 142 119 108
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 16 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.43% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 3.63% 4.51% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £236 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.38% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.38 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.23% -50.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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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
441 288 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 9.59% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 135 126
Average daily rate £310 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 70
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.01 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -35.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Merseyside -7 6 £218 -
Manchester - 6 £300 - 2
Lancashire +5 2 £420 +76.52%
Cheshire -12 1 £300 +42.85% 5
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 29 (96.67%) VMware
2 26 (86.67%) Windows
3 23 (76.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
5 21 (70.00%) Citrix
5 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (53.33%) DNS
8 16 (53.33%) DHCP
9 14 (46.67%) HP
10 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (36.67%) MCSE
10 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
10 11 (36.67%) XenDesktop
10 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (33.33%) XenApp
11 10 (33.33%) XenServer
12 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
12 9 (30.00%) ITIL
13 6 (20.00%) Symantec
13 6 (20.00%) McAfee
13 6 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (20.00%) SQL
14 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
14 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 4 (13.33%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) DHCP
1 16 (53.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) VLAN
2 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) WLAN
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) ODBC
2 1 (3.33%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Clustering
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 23 (76.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.33%) VMS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (10.00%) Server Building
4 2 (6.67%) Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.67%) Content Management
4 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) ERP
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) C
3 3 (10.00%) VBScript
4 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) MCSE
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) CCNA
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.00%) MCSA
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (36.67%) XenDesktop
4 10 (33.33%) XenApp
4 10 (33.33%) XenServer
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (13.33%) Xen
6 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.00%) NFS
7 1 (3.33%) vCloud
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (10.00%) EdgeSight
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) VMware
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (70.00%) Citrix
3 14 (46.67%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) Symantec
4 6 (20.00%) McAfee
5 4 (13.33%) Compaq
5 4 (13.33%) Dell
5 4 (13.33%) NetApp
6 3 (10.00%) Veritas
6 3 (10.00%) Sophos
6 3 (10.00%) Acronis
6 3 (10.00%) Lumension
7 2 (6.67%) Veeam
7 2 (6.67%) Stellent
7 2 (6.67%) Sun
7 2 (6.67%) SAP
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Lotus
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