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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 84 89 93
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.71% 0.64% 1.25%
As % of the System Software category 9.23% 7.19% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £344 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £363 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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
130 139 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.70% 8.86% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 45
Average daily rate £290 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £109 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 19
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 2 September 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
Leeds +11 12 £225 -35.71% 5
vSphere
Yorkshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
4 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (48.00%) HP
5 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (40.00%) Citrix
7 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco
8 9 (36.00%) SAN
8 9 (36.00%) NetApp
8 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (36.00%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (32.00%) EMC
9 8 (32.00%) VPN
10 7 (28.00%) Firewall
10 7 (28.00%) Wireless
10 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (24.00%) Lync
11 6 (24.00%) XMPP
11 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (24.00%) Xen
11 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (24.00%) Master Data Management
11 6 (24.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
11 6 (24.00%) Data Management
11 6 (24.00%) IPsec

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Lync
3 3 (12.00%) IIS
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SAN
2 8 (32.00%) VPN
3 7 (28.00%) Firewall
3 7 (28.00%) Wireless
4 6 (24.00%) IPsec
4 6 (24.00%) MPLS
4 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.00%) NAS
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) LAN
6 2 (8.00%) DNS
7 1 (4.00%) WLAN
7 1 (4.00%) WAN
7 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MySQL
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Storage Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) XMPP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) SUSE
7 2 (8.00%) UNIX
8 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Data Management
1 6 (24.00%) Master Data Management
1 6 (24.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (12.00%) VCAP
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (24.00%) Xen
6 5 (20.00%) XenApp
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCOM
2 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) HP
4 10 (40.00%) Citrix
5 9 (36.00%) NetApp
5 9 (36.00%) Cisco
6 8 (32.00%) EMC
7 6 (24.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) Dell
8 5 (20.00%) IBM
9 2 (8.00%) Symantec
9 2 (8.00%) Remedy
9 2 (8.00%) BMC
10 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
10 1 (4.00%) Juniper
10 1 (4.00%) Sun