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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 130 139 127
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 21 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 6.23% 4.35% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 8
Median daily rate £350 £300 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £211 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +11.11%
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 £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
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
337 483 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 11.34% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 267 191
Median daily rate £375 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 49 60
Median hourly rate £14.34 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £23.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +3 9 £423 +20.71% 7
Merseyside +9 6 £350 +60.91% 1
Cheshire +9 3 £300 -7.69% 5
Lancashire +18 2 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (95.65%) VMware
2 35 (76.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (73.91%) Windows
4 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
5 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
6 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
7 21 (45.65%) Migration
8 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
8 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
9 16 (34.78%) SCCM
9 16 (34.78%) SCOM
9 16 (34.78%) SharePoint
10 15 (32.61%) Linux
11 14 (30.43%) MS Office
11 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
12 13 (28.26%) Skype for Business
12 13 (28.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (28.26%) Skype
13 12 (26.09%) Windows 10
13 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
13 12 (26.09%) Data Migration
13 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
13 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
14 10 (21.74%) SAN
14 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (19.57%) DNS
16 8 (17.39%) DHCP
16 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V

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 16 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
3 13 (28.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (28.26%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.52%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.35%) Google App Engine
3 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
3 2 (4.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Skype
2 10 (21.74%) SAN
3 9 (19.57%) DNS
4 8 (17.39%) DHCP
5 6 (13.04%) LAN
5 6 (13.04%) WAN
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall
7 3 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (6.52%) NAS
7 3 (6.52%) VLAN
7 3 (6.52%) VPN
8 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.17%) MPLS
9 1 (2.17%) Network Security
9 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.17%) VoIP
9 1 (2.17%) Wireless
9 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.35%) Travis CI
1 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Military
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Law
2 1 (2.17%) Local Government
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Designer
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Specialist
3 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Clustering
1 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
1 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
3 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (32.61%) Linux
5 12 (26.09%) Windows 10
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) SUSE
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Migration
2 12 (26.09%) Data Migration
2 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
4 6 (13.04%) DevOps
5 5 (10.87%) Application Packaging
6 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.52%) Defect Management
7 3 (6.52%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (6.52%) Identity Management
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.52%) Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Test Management
8 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Service Management
8 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.70%) Python
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) Perl
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) MCSE
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.87%) CCNA
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (8.70%) MCSA
5 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.52%) ISEB
6 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (76.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.04%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.35%) Docker
6 2 (4.35%) NFS
6 2 (4.35%) Xen
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.17%) vCloud
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) SCCM
1 16 (34.78%) SCOM
2 5 (10.87%) vRealize
3 3 (6.52%) AirWatch
3 3 (6.52%) Ansible
3 3 (6.52%) Puppet
4 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.17%) Chronos
5 1 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.17%) logstash
5 1 (2.17%) Marathon
5 1 (2.17%) Mesos
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) vMotion
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) VMware
2 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) NetApp
5 4 (8.70%) Dell
5 4 (8.70%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) Intel Security
6 3 (6.52%) PlateSpin
7 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.35%) Canon
7 2 (4.35%) Google
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) iManage
7 2 (4.35%) Rackspace
7 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) EMC
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.17%) Sun
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