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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 112 104 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing vSphere 25 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.90% 0.82% 1.19%
As % of the System Software category 8.74% 8.33% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 11
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£375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
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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
286 240 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.25% 9.84% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 125 53
Average daily rate £300 £313 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £127 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.69% -16.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.29 £10.00 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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
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 1 June 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 -6 23 £375 +15.38% 5
South Yorkshire -11 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 27 (75.00%) VMware
2 22 (61.11%) Firewall
2 22 (61.11%) Windows
3 20 (55.56%) Linux
3 20 (55.56%) SAN
4 18 (50.00%) Cisco
5 16 (44.44%) IBM
6 13 (36.11%) UNIX
6 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
6 13 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (36.11%) NAS
7 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (25.00%) NetApp
8 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
8 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
9 8 (22.22%) Apache
9 8 (22.22%) PHP
9 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (22.22%) IBM XIV
10 7 (19.44%) Opsview
10 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
10 7 (19.44%) Graphite
10 7 (19.44%) Salt

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 8 (22.22%) Apache
2 7 (19.44%) Node.js
3 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) Firewall
2 20 (55.56%) SAN
3 13 (36.11%) NAS
4 7 (19.44%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) Internet
5 5 (13.89%) DMZ
6 4 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.56%) BIG-IP
7 2 (5.56%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.56%) VRRP
7 2 (5.56%) MPLS
7 2 (5.56%) OSPF
7 2 (5.56%) BGP
7 2 (5.56%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
1 7 (19.44%) MySQL
1 7 (19.44%) Informix
1 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
1 7 (19.44%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) UNIX Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Senior UNIX Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Citrix Support
7 2 (5.56%) UNIX Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) IBM XIV
2 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.11%) Clustering
5 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.78%) NHS
7 1 (2.78%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) Linux
3 13 (36.11%) UNIX
3 13 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (19.44%) Build Automation
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) Change Management
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.56%) Information Security
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.78%) DevOps
8 1 (2.78%) Critical Success Factor
8 1 (2.78%) DSDM
8 1 (2.78%) RUP
8 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) PHP
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.56%) CCA
2 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.56%) CISSP
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.56%) CCIE
2 2 (5.56%) CCSP
2 2 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.67%) NFS
4 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) UAG
5 2 (5.56%) vCloud
6 1 (2.78%) Xen
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (19.44%) Opsview
2 7 (19.44%) Graphite
2 7 (19.44%) Salt
2 7 (19.44%) Nagios
2 7 (19.44%) NetBackup
2 7 (19.44%) Cacti
3 3 (8.33%) vMotion
4 2 (5.56%) Puppet
4 2 (5.56%) SCCM
4 2 (5.56%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.78%) WSUS
5 1 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) VMware
2 18 (50.00%) Cisco
3 16 (44.44%) IBM
4 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
5 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 9 (25.00%) NetApp
6 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
7 7 (19.44%) Veritas
7 7 (19.44%) F5
8 6 (16.67%) HP
9 5 (13.89%) Brocade
10 2 (5.56%) ProCurve
10 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.56%) Citrix
11 1 (2.78%) Dell
11 1 (2.78%) EMC
11 1 (2.78%) Oracle
11 1 (2.78%) Altiris
11 1 (2.78%) Splunk
11 1 (2.78%) EnterpriseDB