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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / North West
Rank 119 139 121
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.52% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 6.34% 5.83% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 11
Median daily rate £375 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £249 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+2.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +39.07%

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
268 343 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.16% 8.98% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 174 113
Median daily rate £365 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £221 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 52
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.97 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +21.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.08 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £35.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 February 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 February 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 +15 12 £390 - 5
Merseyside -4 2 £375 -11.76% 3
Cheshire +22 1 - - 2
Lancashire +8 1 £263 +5.00%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 40 (85.11%) VMware
2 24 (51.06%) Linux
3 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
4 18 (38.30%) Windows
5 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (25.53%) Unix
6 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
7 11 (23.40%) ZABBIX
7 11 (23.40%) Puppet
7 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (21.28%) DevOps
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle
8 10 (21.28%) Cisco
8 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.15%) Python
9 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
9 9 (19.15%) Bash Shell
9 9 (19.15%) Ruby
9 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
9 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (19.15%) CloudStack
9 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (19.15%) OpenStack
9 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (14.89%) Cobbler
11 7 (14.89%) XenServer

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 (19.15%) CloudStack
1 9 (19.15%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) LAN
1 7 (14.89%) LDAP
1 7 (14.89%) SAN
1 7 (14.89%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) NAS
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) VSAN
4 1 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) GitLab
General
1 1 (2.13%) Back Office
1 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (4.26%) Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.26%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) IT Support
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
3 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Linux
2 18 (38.30%) Windows
3 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (25.53%) Unix
4 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
5 10 (21.28%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (6.38%) SUSE
10 2 (4.26%) Solaris
11 1 (2.13%) AIX
11 1 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) DevOps
2 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
3 7 (14.89%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) High Availability
4 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Security Patching
5 3 (6.38%) Open Source
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.26%) Server Building
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Converged Infrastructure
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) Bash Shell
1 9 (19.15%) Python
1 9 (19.15%) Ruby
1 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) CCNA
1 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) CCDP
3 4 (8.51%) CCIE
3 4 (8.51%) MCSE
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) MCSA
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.89%) Xen
3 7 (14.89%) XenServer
4 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.38%) XenApp
7 2 (4.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Puppet
1 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Satellite
1 11 (23.40%) ZABBIX
2 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (14.89%) Cobbler
4 5 (10.64%) SCCM
4 5 (10.64%) SCOM
5 3 (6.38%) Ansible
6 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
6 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (4.26%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.13%) Packer
7 1 (2.13%) Terraform
7 1 (2.13%) vRealize
7 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) VMware
2 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
3 10 (21.28%) Cisco
3 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.28%) Oracle
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.51%) Dell
5 4 (8.51%) Juniper
5 4 (8.51%) NetApp
5 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.38%) Intel Security
6 3 (6.38%) Veeam
6 3 (6.38%) Veritas
7 2 (4.26%) CommVault
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) IBM
7 2 (4.26%) Sun
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
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