The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / Yorkshire
Rank 105 106 120
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing vSphere 16 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.73% 1.24% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 5.97% 11.11% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 6
Median daily rate £463 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.10 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+4.98% +30.13%

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
268 315 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.29% 11.15% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 210 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 42
Median hourly rate £11.75 £12.10 £12.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% -1.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.50 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -10 11 £463 +8.82% 8
North Yorkshire +13 2 £430 +7.50% 2
South Yorkshire -1 2 £368 -8.12% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 35 (79.55%) VMware
2 26 (59.09%) Windows
3 19 (43.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (40.91%) Windows Server
5 17 (38.64%) Linux
6 15 (34.09%) DevOps
7 12 (27.27%) Puppet
7 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 11 (25.00%) Cisco
8 11 (25.00%) Unix
8 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (25.00%) SCCM
8 11 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (22.73%) Citrix
10 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
10 9 (20.45%) Python
11 8 (18.18%) DNS
11 8 (18.18%) EMC
11 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
11 8 (18.18%) Firewall
11 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 8 (18.18%) Server Building
11 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 8 (18.18%) Ruby
11 8 (18.18%) vRealize
12 7 (15.91%) Xen
12 7 (15.91%) XenApp
12 7 (15.91%) XenServer
12 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
12 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.91%) CloudStack
1 7 (15.91%) OpenStack
2 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) GitHub
2 3 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.82%) Google Compute Engine
2 3 (6.82%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) DNS
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 7 (15.91%) DHCP
2 7 (15.91%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (9.09%) NAS
4 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 3 (6.82%) LAN
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.55%) FTP
5 2 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.27%) OpenFlow
6 1 (2.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.82%) Hudson
5 1 (2.27%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.27%) jMock
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) Mockito
5 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Server Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Server Support
3 6 (13.64%) Server Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server Support
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Development Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) REST
3 2 (4.55%) J2EE
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) PowerMock
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.27%) Spring
4 1 (2.27%) WAP
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.82%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.82%) Replication
4 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (59.09%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 17 (38.64%) Linux
4 11 (25.00%) Unix
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.82%) Solaris
7 3 (6.82%) SUSE
8 1 (2.27%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) DevOps
2 8 (18.18%) Server Building
3 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) People Management
6 3 (6.82%) SDLC
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) Migration
7 2 (4.55%) Scrum
8 1 (2.27%) Change Management
8 1 (2.27%) TDD
8 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) Python
2 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.18%) Ruby
3 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.09%) C
6 3 (6.82%) SQL
7 2 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.27%) Go
8 1 (2.27%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) MCSE
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.55%) CCA
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CCDP
6 1 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
3 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 7 (15.91%) Xen
4 7 (15.91%) XenApp
4 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
4 7 (15.91%) XenServer
5 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (11.36%) Docker
7 4 (9.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
8 3 (6.82%) vCloud
9 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (4.55%) VMware GSX
9 2 (4.55%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.27%) KVM
10 1 (2.27%) NFS
10 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
10 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) Puppet
2 11 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (25.00%) SCCM
3 8 (18.18%) vRealize
4 5 (11.36%) Cobbler
5 4 (9.09%) NetBackup
5 4 (9.09%) SCOM
6 3 (6.82%) Tivoli
7 2 (4.55%) PowerCLI
7 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Ansible
8 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (2.27%) DameWare
8 1 (2.27%) Nagios
8 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (2.27%) RANCID
8 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) VMware
2 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco
4 10 (22.73%) Citrix
5 8 (18.18%) EMC
6 7 (15.91%) Red Hat
7 6 (13.64%) ThinPrint
8 5 (11.36%) Veritas
9 3 (6.82%) Google
9 3 (6.82%) IBM
10 2 (4.55%) Brocade
10 2 (4.55%) HP
10 2 (4.55%) Juniper
10 2 (4.55%) Oracle
10 2 (4.55%) Veeam
11 1 (2.27%) BMC
11 1 (2.27%) Dell
11 1 (2.27%) NetApp
11 1 (2.27%) Nokia
11 1 (2.27%) SAP
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