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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 90 84 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 28 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.24% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 11.52% 9.38% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
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£278 £225 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £289 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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
243 128 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.72% 7.66% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 59 51
Average daily rate £350 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £125 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 10
Average hourly rate £11.92 £12.25 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.01 £37.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 -15 24 £325 +44.44% 11
Halifax - 2 £225 - 1
Pontefract - 1 £120 -
vSphere
Yorkshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (85.71%) VMware
2 24 (48.98%) Firewall
3 23 (46.94%) Linux
4 22 (44.90%) SAN
5 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 21 (42.86%) Cisco
6 20 (40.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (38.78%) Windows
8 17 (34.69%) IBM
9 16 (32.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (30.61%) IIS
10 15 (30.61%) NAS
11 14 (28.57%) MCSE
11 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (28.57%) MCITP
12 13 (26.53%) EMC
13 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
14 10 (20.41%) UNIX
14 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (20.41%) SolarWinds
14 10 (20.41%) SolarWinds Orion
14 10 (20.41%) F5
15 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
15 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (18.37%) Load Balancing
15 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
15 9 (18.37%) Internet
16 8 (16.33%) NFS
16 8 (16.33%) SUSE
16 8 (16.33%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (30.61%) IIS
2 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
3 7 (14.29%) Apache
3 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 7 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.08%) Google App Engine
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) Firewall
2 22 (44.90%) SAN
3 15 (30.61%) NAS
4 9 (18.37%) Internet
5 7 (14.29%) DNS
6 6 (12.24%) VPN
6 6 (12.24%) DMZ
7 3 (6.12%) BIG-IP
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.08%) HSRP
8 2 (4.08%) MPLS
8 2 (4.08%) OSPF
8 2 (4.08%) BGP
8 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.08%) VRRP
8 2 (4.08%) LAN
8 2 (4.08%) WAN
9 1 (2.04%) DHCP
9 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
1 7 (14.29%) Informix
1 7 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) UNIX Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Senior UNIX Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Project Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Storage Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Server Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) UNIX Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (14.29%) IBM XIV
3 3 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) FMCG
4 2 (4.08%) DTV
5 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Linux
2 20 (40.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (38.78%) Windows
4 10 (20.41%) UNIX
5 8 (16.33%) SUSE
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (18.37%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.29%) Build Automation
2 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.20%) Change Management
4 4 (8.16%) DevOps
5 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (6.12%) Server Building
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.08%) RUP
6 2 (4.08%) DSDM
6 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Scrum
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) PHP
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) Python
2 4 (8.16%) Ruby
2 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (28.57%) MCITP
2 14 (28.57%) MCSE
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.16%) CCNP
4 2 (4.08%) CISSP
4 2 (4.08%) CCIE
4 2 (4.08%) CCSP
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.33%) NFS
3 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.12%) XenServer
5 3 (6.12%) vCloud
6 2 (4.08%) Xen
6 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (14.29%) Cacti
2 7 (14.29%) Nagios
2 7 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 7 (14.29%) Salt
2 7 (14.29%) Opsview
2 7 (14.29%) Graphite
3 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.16%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) Cobbler
4 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.08%) Ansible
4 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 2 (4.08%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.08%) vMotion
5 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 42 (85.71%) VMware
2 21 (42.86%) Cisco
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (34.69%) IBM
4 13 (26.53%) EMC
5 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
6 10 (20.41%) SolarWinds
6 10 (20.41%) F5
7 7 (14.29%) NetApp
7 7 (14.29%) Veritas
8 6 (12.24%) Brocade
9 4 (8.16%) HP
10 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
11 2 (4.08%) Google
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle
11 2 (4.08%) SAP
11 2 (4.08%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (4.08%) Aruba
11 2 (4.08%) Rackspace
11 2 (4.08%) SaltStack
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
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