The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 108 106 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 16 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.65% 0.50% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 7.27% 5.45% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
Average daily rate
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£295 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.27% -12.94%
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
England

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

System Software Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
220 202 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.00% 9.10% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 80 59
Average daily rate £325 £298 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £174 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 60
Average hourly rate £12.46 £11.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.04% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.80 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £16.60 £22.68
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 Yorkshire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
West Yorkshire -3 8 £225 -34.78% 9
North Yorkshire +6 4 £400 +100.00% 1
South Yorkshire -5 2 - - 5
East Yorkshire - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 54 (91.53%) VMware
2 48 (81.36%) Windows
3 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
4 42 (71.19%) Microsoft
5 38 (64.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (44.07%) MS Exchange
7 22 (37.29%) IIS
7 22 (37.29%) SCOM
8 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (30.51%) SCCM
9 18 (30.51%) VMware ESX
9 18 (30.51%) DNS
9 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (27.12%) Symantec
10 16 (27.12%) EMC
10 16 (27.12%) NetBackup
11 15 (25.42%) IBM
11 15 (25.42%) DHCP
12 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
12 14 (23.73%) Citrix
12 14 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (23.73%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (22.03%) ITIL
14 12 (20.34%) NAS
14 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (20.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
15 11 (18.64%) SAN
16 10 (16.95%) HP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 26 (44.07%) MS Exchange
2 22 (37.29%) IIS
3 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (13.56%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (10.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (6.78%) Apache
7 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
7 4 (6.78%) JBoss
7 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.69%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.95%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) DNS
2 15 (25.42%) DHCP
3 12 (20.34%) NAS
4 11 (18.64%) SAN
5 8 (13.56%) Internet
6 7 (11.86%) DMZ
7 6 (10.17%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (10.17%) iSCSI
7 6 (10.17%) RTSP
7 6 (10.17%) Ethernet
7 6 (10.17%) FTP
7 6 (10.17%) SMTP
7 6 (10.17%) VPN
8 3 (5.08%) LAN
9 2 (3.39%) Firewall
9 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.69%) VoIP
10 1 (1.69%) WAN
10 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (20.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MSI
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) German Language
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Administrator
2 8 (13.56%) Exchange Administrator
3 7 (11.86%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Server Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) VMware Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.78%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Server Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) PDA
1 5 (8.47%) Clustering
2 4 (6.78%) CLARiiON
3 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (11.86%) SUSE
6 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.78%) UNIX
7 4 (6.78%) Solaris
8 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.39%) Linux
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Migration
2 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
3 5 (8.47%) Software Deployment
4 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.78%) BCP
5 2 (3.39%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (3.39%) DevOps
5 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.39%) Scrum
5 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.39%) DSDM
5 2 (3.39%) RUP
5 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.39%) Ruby
3 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) MCP
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.39%) CCA
3 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
2 38 (64.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (30.51%) VMware ESX
4 8 (13.56%) XenApp
5 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (10.17%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.78%) vCloud
8 3 (5.08%) Terminal Services
8 3 (5.08%) MetaFrame
8 3 (5.08%) ISA Server
8 3 (5.08%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (3.39%) UAG
9 2 (3.39%) Xen
9 2 (3.39%) XenServer
10 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (37.29%) SCOM
2 18 (30.51%) SCCM
3 16 (27.12%) NetBackup
4 6 (10.17%) Puppet
5 5 (8.47%) WSUS
6 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (6.78%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (6.78%) EMC Navisphere
6 4 (6.78%) ZABBIX
7 2 (3.39%) Cobbler
7 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (91.53%) VMware
2 42 (71.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (27.12%) Symantec
3 16 (27.12%) EMC
4 15 (25.42%) IBM
5 14 (23.73%) Citrix
6 10 (16.95%) HP
7 9 (15.25%) NetApp
7 9 (15.25%) Cisco
8 8 (13.56%) Lotus
9 6 (10.17%) Oracle
10 4 (6.78%) Altiris
10 4 (6.78%) McAfee
10 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
11 3 (5.08%) Dell
12 2 (3.39%) EnterpriseDB
12 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.39%) Sun
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