The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 95 92 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.47% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 7.55% 4.90% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
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£225 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.09% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -22.66%
vSphere
Yorkshire

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

System Software Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
106 102 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.29% 6.71% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 32
Average daily rate £288 £295 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% +9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 27
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £8.50 £7.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.85 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the West Yorkshire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Leeds -8 6 £275 -20.28% 7
Wakefield - 1 £225 -
Pontefract - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
vSphere
Yorkshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 37 (94.87%) VMware
2 30 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (74.36%) Windows
3 29 (74.36%) Active Directory
4 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 21 (53.85%) MS Exchange
5 21 (53.85%) IIS
6 18 (46.15%) VMware ESX
7 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
7 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (35.90%) SCCM
7 14 (35.90%) SCOM
8 12 (30.77%) NAS
8 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (30.77%) IBM
8 12 (30.77%) EMC
8 12 (30.77%) NetBackup
8 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (30.77%) Symantec
9 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.51%) Lotus Domino
12 8 (20.51%) Lotus
12 8 (20.51%) Internet
13 7 (17.95%) SUSE
13 7 (17.95%) Citrix
13 7 (17.95%) SAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 21 (53.85%) MS Exchange
1 21 (53.85%) IIS
2 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (20.51%) Lotus Domino
4 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) NAS
2 8 (20.51%) Internet
3 7 (17.95%) SAN
4 6 (15.38%) iSCSI
4 6 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (15.38%) SMTP
4 6 (15.38%) DHCP
4 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 6 (15.38%) FTP
4 6 (15.38%) VPN
4 6 (15.38%) DNS
4 6 (15.38%) RTSP
4 6 (15.38%) DMZ
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Administrator
1 8 (20.51%) Exchange Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Exchange Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Exchange Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) PDA
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.95%) SUSE
5 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX
6 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Software Deployment
2 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (5.13%) DevOps
3 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.13%) Scrum
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) RUP
3 2 (5.13%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.13%) Ruby
2 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (5.13%) MCP
System Software
1 30 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (74.36%) Active Directory
3 18 (46.15%) VMware ESX
4 6 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.13%) XenServer
5 2 (5.13%) Xen
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) SCCM
1 14 (35.90%) SCOM
2 12 (30.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.13%) Cobbler
3 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) VMware
2 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.77%) IBM
3 12 (30.77%) EMC
3 12 (30.77%) Symantec
4 8 (20.51%) Lotus
5 7 (17.95%) Citrix
6 3 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (5.13%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (5.13%) Sun
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: competitive day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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