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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 102 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.59% 0.73% 1.07%
As % of the System Software category 6.70% 6.87% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
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£335 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.88% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
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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
209 233 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.77% 10.66% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 77
Average daily rate £313 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 36 36
Average hourly rate £13.20 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £11.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 17 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
West Yorkshire +6 10 £258 -28.96% 6
South Yorkshire +2 4 £335 +62.42%
North Yorkshire - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (96.43%) VMware
2 24 (85.71%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) Citrix
4 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (42.86%) NetApp
5 12 (42.86%) HP
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (32.14%) SCOM
7 9 (32.14%) XenApp
7 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (28.57%) IBM
8 8 (28.57%) DNS
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (25.00%) EMC
9 7 (25.00%) VPN
9 7 (25.00%) Oracle
9 7 (25.00%) SCCM
10 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
10 6 (21.43%) Xen
10 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 6 (21.43%) MS Office
10 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 6 (21.43%) DHCP
10 6 (21.43%) Firewall
10 6 (21.43%) Wireless

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 16 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (17.86%) Lync
3 4 (14.29%) IIS
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.57%) Apache
6 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) VPN
3 6 (21.43%) DHCP
3 6 (21.43%) Firewall
3 6 (21.43%) Wireless
4 5 (17.86%) IPsec
4 5 (17.86%) MPLS
4 5 (17.86%) SAN
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) WLAN
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) NAS
6 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.71%) German Language
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Server Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XMPP
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.57%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.71%) SUSE
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) UNIX
8 1 (3.57%) Solaris
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Data Management
1 5 (17.86%) Master Data Management
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
3 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) RUP
4 1 (3.57%) DSDM
4 1 (3.57%) BCP
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) VCAP
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (32.14%) XenApp
3 8 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (21.43%) Xen
5 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
6 3 (10.71%) MetaFrame
6 3 (10.71%) ISA Server
6 3 (10.71%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.57%) vCloud
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCOM
2 7 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 2 (7.14%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.57%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.57%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Citrix
4 12 (42.86%) NetApp
4 12 (42.86%) HP
4 12 (42.86%) Cisco
5 8 (28.57%) IBM
6 7 (25.00%) EMC
6 7 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (10.71%) Dell
7 3 (10.71%) Symantec
8 2 (7.14%) Remedy
8 2 (7.14%) BMC
9 1 (3.57%) Sun
9 1 (3.57%) JBoss
9 1 (3.57%) Juniper
9 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.57%) McAfee
9 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.57%) EnterpriseDB
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