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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 89 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 30 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.42% 0.47% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 15.31% 6.72% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £265 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +28.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £297 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
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
196 119 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.26% 7.03% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 59 46
Average daily rate £325 £276 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £149 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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
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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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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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 25 £375 +41.50% 7
vSphere
Yorkshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 31 (83.78%) VMware
2 22 (59.46%) Firewall
3 20 (54.05%) SAN
4 18 (48.65%) Cisco
4 18 (48.65%) Linux
5 17 (45.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (43.24%) Windows
7 15 (40.54%) IBM
8 13 (35.14%) NAS
9 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
10 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
11 10 (27.03%) SolarWinds
11 10 (27.03%) SolarWinds Orion
11 10 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
12 9 (24.32%) UNIX
12 9 (24.32%) IIS
13 8 (21.62%) PHP
13 8 (21.62%) MCSE
13 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (21.62%) MCITP
13 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (21.62%) F5
13 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
14 7 (18.92%) Salt
14 7 (18.92%) IBM XIV
14 7 (18.92%) Opsview
14 7 (18.92%) Graphite
14 7 (18.92%) Build Automation

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (24.32%) IIS
2 7 (18.92%) Apache
2 7 (18.92%) Tomcat
2 7 (18.92%) Node.js
3 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 20 (54.05%) SAN
3 13 (35.14%) NAS
4 6 (16.22%) DMZ
4 6 (16.22%) Internet
5 5 (13.51%) VPN
5 5 (13.51%) DNS
6 3 (8.11%) BIG-IP
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.41%) HSRP
7 2 (5.41%) MPLS
7 2 (5.41%) OSPF
7 2 (5.41%) BGP
7 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.41%) VRRP
8 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.70%) FCoE
8 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Informix
1 7 (18.92%) RDBMS
1 7 (18.92%) MySQL
1 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) JIRA
1 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) UNIX Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior UNIX Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Design Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Storage Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (18.92%) IBM XIV
3 3 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 17 (45.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (43.24%) Windows
4 9 (24.32%) UNIX
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.51%) SUSE
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
2 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (18.92%) Build Automation
3 7 (18.92%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (13.51%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.70%) Scrum
7 1 (2.70%) RUP
7 1 (2.70%) DSDM
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.70%) DevOps
7 1 (2.70%) Critical Success Factor
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PHP
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (21.62%) MCITP
2 8 (21.62%) MCSE
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCIE
3 2 (5.41%) CCSP
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) NFS
4 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.41%) vCloud
6 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.70%) XenServer
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (18.92%) Nagios
2 7 (18.92%) NetBackup
2 7 (18.92%) Salt
2 7 (18.92%) Opsview
2 7 (18.92%) Graphite
2 7 (18.92%) Cacti
3 2 (5.41%) vMotion
3 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Cisco
3 15 (40.54%) IBM
4 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
6 10 (27.03%) SolarWinds
7 8 (21.62%) F5
8 7 (18.92%) EMC
8 7 (18.92%) Veritas
9 6 (16.22%) NetApp
9 6 (16.22%) Brocade
10 4 (10.81%) HP
11 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
12 1 (2.70%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (2.70%) Dell
12 1 (2.70%) Oracle