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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 136 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.95% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 2.81% 8.18% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 6
Average daily rate
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£355 £225 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
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
285 330 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.82% 11.65% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 136 131
Average daily rate £325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 67 60
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -4 6 £368 - 8
Cheshire +5 1 £288 +1.76% 1
Lancashire -34 1 £222 -0.66%
Merseyside - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
3 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (42.11%) DNS
6 8 (42.11%) DHCP
6 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (36.84%) Citrix
8 6 (31.58%) XenApp
9 5 (26.32%) DevOps
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco
9 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 5 (26.32%) MCSE
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (21.05%) Firewall
10 4 (21.05%) Dell
10 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
10 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 4 (21.05%) HP
10 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
10 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (21.05%) Replication
11 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
11 3 (15.79%) XenServer

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
1 8 (42.11%) DHCP
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 2 (10.53%) VLAN
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) VoIP
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) DevOps
2 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCSE
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (31.58%) XenApp
4 3 (15.79%) XenServer
4 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
5 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) NFS
6 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
1 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.53%) Salt
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.26%) PureDisk
3 1 (5.26%) EdgeSight
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Veeam
6 3 (15.79%) Compaq
7 2 (10.53%) NetApp
8 1 (5.26%) Symantec
8 1 (5.26%) McAfee
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £21 - £25 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago