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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 127 148 125
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 22 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 5.82% 1.95% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 9
Median daily rate £325 £300 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £201 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £372 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +39.07%
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
378 461 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.30% 12.21% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 240 154
Median daily rate £375 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 52 51
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 11 £373 +24.16% 6
Merseyside +1 6 £350 +60.91%
Cheshire - 3 £190 - 1
Lancashire -6 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 47 (95.92%) VMware
2 40 (81.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (73.47%) Windows
4 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
4 29 (59.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (55.10%) Windows Server
6 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
7 22 (44.90%) PowerShell
8 19 (38.78%) Migration
9 18 (36.73%) MS Office
9 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
10 17 (34.69%) Linux
11 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
12 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
12 15 (30.61%) Skype for Business
13 14 (28.57%) SCCM
13 14 (28.57%) SCOM
14 13 (26.53%) DNS
14 13 (26.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (26.53%) Skype
15 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
15 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
15 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (24.49%) Data Migration
15 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
15 12 (24.49%) DHCP
15 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
16 10 (20.41%) SAN
17 8 (16.33%) 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 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
2 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
3 15 (30.61%) Skype for Business
4 13 (26.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.12%) IIS
7 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.24%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (8.16%) Office 365
3 4 (8.16%) SoftLayer
4 2 (4.08%) Google App Engine
4 2 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) DNS
1 13 (26.53%) Skype
2 12 (24.49%) DHCP
3 10 (20.41%) SAN
4 5 (10.20%) Firewall
4 5 (10.20%) VLAN
5 4 (8.16%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (8.16%) iSCSI
5 4 (8.16%) LAN
5 4 (8.16%) NAS
5 4 (8.16%) WAN
6 3 (6.12%) VoIP
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.04%) MPLS
7 1 (2.04%) Network Security
7 1 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.04%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.08%) Travis CI
1 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.04%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Military
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Designer
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Specialist
3 7 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.12%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 29 (59.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (55.10%) Windows Server
4 17 (34.69%) Linux
5 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
6 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Solaris
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Migration
2 12 (24.49%) Data Migration
2 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
2 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
3 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (12.24%) DevOps
5 5 (10.20%) Application Packaging
5 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.12%) Defect Management
6 3 (6.12%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (6.12%) Identity Management
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Test Management
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) C
3 4 (8.16%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.12%) Perl
4 3 (6.12%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) MCSE
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.20%) CCNA
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (8.16%) MCSA
5 4 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.12%) ISEB
6 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (81.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.16%) NFS
4 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
4 4 (8.16%) Xen
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.12%) XenApp
6 2 (4.08%) Brightmail
6 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.08%) XenServer
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.04%) Docker
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.04%) vCloud
7 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) SCCM
1 14 (28.57%) SCOM
2 8 (16.33%) vRealize
3 3 (6.12%) AirWatch
3 3 (6.12%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) Ansible
4 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.08%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.04%) vMotion
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (95.92%) VMware
2 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix
3 8 (16.33%) NetApp
4 7 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (10.20%) Cisco
5 5 (10.20%) IBM
6 4 (8.16%) Dell
6 4 (8.16%) Sun
7 3 (6.12%) 3PAR
7 3 (6.12%) PlateSpin
8 2 (4.08%) Compaq
8 2 (4.08%) Google
8 2 (4.08%) iManage
8 2 (4.08%) IronPort
8 2 (4.08%) Rackspace
8 2 (4.08%) SaltStack
8 2 (4.08%) Symantec
8 2 (4.08%) ThinPrint
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle