The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 40 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.82% 0.99% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 7.89% 8.33% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£331 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.11% +34.06%
System Software Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
38 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.41% 11.82% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 27
Average daily rate £280 £225 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.81 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -14.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £10.54 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.70 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
North East

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 3 £331 - 1
vSphere
North East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Crossbeam
2 3 (75.00%) JSP 440
2 3 (75.00%) TippingPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (75.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (75.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Junos
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Junos
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) IDOL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Crossbeam
2 3 (75.00%) TippingPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (75.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (75.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) CA
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas