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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 135 149 128
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 25 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.56% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 7.31% 5.58% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 4
Median daily rate £420 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +48.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £231 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £301
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.92% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -33.78%
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
342 448 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.69% 10.01% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 246 186
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 61 66
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.45 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £19.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 10 £425 +9.67% 7
Merseyside +4 6 £350 -17.64%
Cheshire +3 3 £105 -67.69% 5
Lancashire - 3 - - 1
Cumbria - 2 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 37 (94.87%) VMware
2 26 (66.67%) Windows
3 23 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
6 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (30.77%) Migration
8 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (25.64%) Linux
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL
10 8 (20.51%) SQL
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
10 8 (20.51%) MCSE
10 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (20.51%) SAN
10 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
11 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
11 7 (17.95%) DNS
12 6 (15.38%) CCNA
12 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 6 (15.38%) LAN
12 6 (15.38%) WAN
12 6 (15.38%) DHCP
12 6 (15.38%) VMware ESX
12 6 (15.38%) SCCM
12 6 (15.38%) SCOM
13 5 (12.82%) Perl

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 3 (7.69%) IIS
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.26%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) Google App Engine
3 2 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.13%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.13%) SoftLayer
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) SAN
2 7 (17.95%) DNS
3 6 (15.38%) DHCP
3 6 (15.38%) LAN
3 6 (15.38%) WAN
4 4 (10.26%) VLAN
4 4 (10.26%) VPN
5 3 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.13%) Firewall
6 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.13%) NAS
6 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.13%) WLAN
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) MPLS
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security
7 1 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
7 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.13%) Travis CI
1 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) IT Support
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) DBA
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (25.64%) Linux
7 3 (7.69%) Solaris
7 3 (7.69%) SUSE
7 3 (7.69%) Unix
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Security Patching
5 2 (5.13%) Server Building
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Web Operations
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) ERP
6 1 (2.56%) Open Source
6 1 (2.56%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.82%) Perl
4 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.26%) Python
5 3 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (7.69%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) C
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) MCSE
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) CCNA
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) MCSA
4 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.13%) Docker
6 2 (5.13%) NFS
6 2 (5.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (5.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Xen
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.56%) vCloud
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
1 6 (15.38%) SCOM
2 3 (7.69%) Ansible
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.56%) Chronos
4 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.56%) logstash
4 1 (2.56%) Marathon
4 1 (2.56%) Mesos
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) VMware
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
3 5 (12.82%) HP
4 4 (10.26%) Dell
4 4 (10.26%) Intel Security
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) EMC
5 3 (7.69%) iManage
5 3 (7.69%) NetApp
5 3 (7.69%) PlateSpin
5 3 (7.69%) Veritas
6 2 (5.13%) Canon
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) LANDesk
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 2 (5.13%) Sun
6 2 (5.13%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Veeam