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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 144 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.45% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 5.26% 4.42% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 12
Average daily rate
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£313 £236 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.41% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £300 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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
437 317 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.10% 10.28% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 174 126
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside -4 7 £300 - 1
Manchester - 6 £350 - 7
Cheshire -9 3 £325 - 2
Lancashire -16 2 £420 +77.96%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 31 (96.88%) VMware
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 20 (62.50%) Citrix
5 20 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
6 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (56.25%) DNS
7 18 (56.25%) DHCP
8 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (40.63%) HP
9 13 (40.63%) MCSE
9 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (25.00%) CCNA
10 8 (25.00%) ITIL
10 8 (25.00%) SQL
10 8 (25.00%) MS Office
10 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
11 7 (21.88%) XenApp
11 7 (21.88%) XenServer
12 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
12 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
12 6 (18.75%) Cisco
12 6 (18.75%) WAN
12 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
12 6 (18.75%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) DHCP
1 18 (56.25%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) WAN
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) LAN
3 5 (15.63%) WLAN
4 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 3 (9.38%) VLAN
4 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
4 3 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Ant
1 1 (3.13%) Maven
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Gradle
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) ODBC
2 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (9.38%) Server Building
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) DevOps
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) C
3 2 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) MCSE
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (25.00%) CCNA
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (15.63%) MCITP
5 3 (9.38%) MCSA
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 7 (21.88%) XenApp
4 7 (21.88%) XenServer
5 4 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (12.50%) Xen
5 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (9.38%) NFS
7 1 (3.13%) vCloud
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (9.38%) EdgeSight
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) VMware
2 20 (62.50%) Citrix
3 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 13 (40.63%) HP
5 6 (18.75%) Symantec
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco
6 4 (12.50%) NetApp
6 4 (12.50%) McAfee
7 3 (9.38%) Sophos
7 3 (9.38%) Veritas
7 3 (9.38%) Acronis
7 3 (9.38%) Lumension
8 2 (6.25%) Veeam
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) Sun
8 2 (6.25%) Compaq
8 2 (6.25%) Dell
8 2 (6.25%) SAP
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.13%) PlateSpin
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago