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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 142 142 113
Rank change year-on-year
0 -29
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.24% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 5.61% 2.49% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 11
Median daily rate £400 £270 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.18% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £246 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £294 £282
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+26.54% -6.66%
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
428 361 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.93% 9.80% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 167 159
Median daily rate £400 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 63 68
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £20.19 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.95% +8.54%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Cheshire +6 15 £444 -
Manchester -11 6 £225 -25.00% 6
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 39 (84.78%) VMware
2 36 (78.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (65.22%) Windows
4 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
5 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
6 24 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 22 (47.83%) PowerShell
8 22 (47.83%) Linux
9 19 (41.30%) SharePoint
9 19 (41.30%) MS Office
10 18 (39.13%) MS Exchange
10 18 (39.13%) Skype for Business
11 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
11 15 (32.61%) SCCM
11 15 (32.61%) SCOM
12 14 (30.43%) Migration
12 14 (30.43%) SQL
13 13 (28.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (28.26%) Skype
14 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
14 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
14 12 (26.09%) DNS
14 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
14 12 (26.09%) Data Migration
15 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (23.91%) DHCP
15 11 (23.91%) DevOps
15 11 (23.91%) Windows 10

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 19 (41.30%) SharePoint
2 18 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 18 (39.13%) Skype for Business
3 13 (28.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (13.04%) CloudStack
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (13.04%) OpenStack
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (8.70%) IIS
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (41.30%) MS Office
2 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) SoftLayer
3 2 (4.35%) Google App Engine
3 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Skype
2 12 (26.09%) DNS
3 11 (23.91%) DHCP
4 10 (21.74%) SAN
5 4 (8.70%) Firewall
5 4 (8.70%) LAN
5 4 (8.70%) NAS
5 4 (8.70%) VLAN
5 4 (8.70%) VoIP
5 4 (8.70%) WAN
6 3 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.35%) Internet
7 2 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.17%) VPN
8 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.35%) Travis CI
1 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.17%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Local Government
2 2 (4.35%) Military
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Designer
2 8 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Specialist
3 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Messaging Support
6 3 (6.52%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Server Support
6 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 2 (4.35%) PKI
1 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 22 (47.83%) Linux
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
6 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (15.22%) Unix
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Migration
2 12 (26.09%) Data Migration
2 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.91%) DevOps
4 10 (21.74%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.04%) DSDM
6 6 (13.04%) RUP
6 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 5 (10.87%) Application Packaging
8 4 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.70%) Performance Management
9 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.52%) Defect Management
9 3 (6.52%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (6.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) PowerShell
2 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) Bash Shell
3 8 (17.39%) Python
3 8 (17.39%) Ruby
4 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.52%) C
5 3 (6.52%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) MCSE
3 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (8.70%) CCNA
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.52%) ISEB
6 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.52%) MCSA
7 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.35%) MCITP
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (78.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
3 10 (21.74%) XenServer
4 9 (19.57%) Xen
5 6 (13.04%) XenApp
6 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
7 4 (8.70%) Brightmail
7 4 (8.70%) VMware ESX
7 4 (8.70%) XenDesktop
8 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (6.52%) NFS
8 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (4.35%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) SCCM
1 15 (32.61%) SCOM
2 9 (19.57%) vRealize
3 8 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (17.39%) Puppet
4 6 (13.04%) Cobbler
4 6 (13.04%) Tivoli
5 4 (8.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (6.52%) AirWatch
7 2 (4.35%) Ansible
7 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
8 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (2.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) VMware
2 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) Citrix
4 8 (17.39%) HP
5 7 (15.22%) NetApp
5 7 (15.22%) Oracle
6 6 (13.04%) Dell
6 6 (13.04%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (10.87%) Sun
8 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
8 4 (8.70%) Compaq
8 4 (8.70%) IBM
8 4 (8.70%) IronPort
8 4 (8.70%) Symantec
8 4 (8.70%) ThinPrint
9 3 (6.52%) Cisco
10 2 (4.35%) EMC
10 2 (4.35%) Google
10 2 (4.35%) Rackspace
10 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
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