The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 97 65 41
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -24
Contract jobs citing vSphere 21 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.61% 0.69% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 5.34% 6.33% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 3
Median daily rate £210 £275 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -16.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £387 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.96%
vSphere
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

System Software Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
393 79 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 30.14% 10.93% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 41 31
Median daily rate £271 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £460 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 13 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £12.14 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Tyne and Wear region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 21 £210 -23.63%
vSphere
North East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 33 (97.06%) VMware
2 31 (91.18%) Windows
3 28 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (79.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (79.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (73.53%) Citrix
6 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
6 24 (70.59%) Windows Server
7 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
8 22 (64.71%) DNS
9 20 (58.82%) DHCP
10 19 (55.88%) Symantec
11 16 (47.06%) Intel Security
12 15 (44.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 14 (41.18%) Lumension
13 14 (41.18%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (41.18%) HP
13 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
13 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
14 13 (38.24%) Security Management
14 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (38.24%) Disclosure Scotland
15 11 (32.35%) MCSE
16 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (29.41%) Server Building
17 9 (26.47%) Change Control
17 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
17 9 (26.47%) Firewall
18 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (23.53%) Degree

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 7 (20.59%) IIS
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) DNS
2 20 (58.82%) DHCP
3 9 (26.47%) Firewall
4 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.88%) SAN
5 2 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Security Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Server Support
4 3 (8.82%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Wintel Support
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Messaging Support
5 2 (5.88%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Active Directory Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 7 (20.59%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 28 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (79.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (79.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (70.59%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.94%) Unix
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Security Management
2 10 (29.41%) Server Building
3 9 (26.47%) Change Control
4 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (17.65%) Time Management
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps
7 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) BPSS Clearance
1 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (32.35%) MCSE
4 8 (23.53%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) MCSA
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (38.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (11.76%) XenServer
5 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) Brightmail
6 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.88%) XenApp
6 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (44.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (20.59%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) VMware
2 25 (73.53%) Citrix
3 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 19 (55.88%) Symantec
5 16 (47.06%) Intel Security
6 14 (41.18%) HP
6 14 (41.18%) Lumension
7 7 (20.59%) Veritas
8 2 (5.88%) Compaq
8 2 (5.88%) Dell
8 2 (5.88%) IronPort
8 2 (5.88%) ThinPrint
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco