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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 82 111 100
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 43 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.69% 0.48% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 16.93% 5.00% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
Average daily rate
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£335 £181 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.82% -35.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £146 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £216 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.54% -12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.87 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £22.48 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+69.07% +16.75%
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
254 220 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.98% 9.69% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 92 68
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £148 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £423 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 37
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.82 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -14.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.60 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £35.00 £79.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 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 +20 31 £295 - 11
South Yorkshire +2 8 £335 +48.88% 2
North Yorkshire +1 4 £338 +145.45% 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 52 (96.30%) VMware
2 42 (77.78%) Windows
2 42 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 38 (70.37%) Microsoft
4 36 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (55.56%) MS Exchange
6 24 (44.44%) IIS
7 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (40.74%) SCOM
7 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (33.33%) SCCM
9 18 (33.33%) NetBackup
9 18 (33.33%) Symantec
10 17 (31.48%) VMware ESX
11 16 (29.63%) EMC
12 15 (27.78%) IBM
13 14 (25.93%) Citrix
14 13 (24.07%) DNS
14 13 (24.07%) NAS
15 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (22.22%) DHCP
15 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
15 12 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (20.37%) NetApp
17 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
18 9 (16.67%) Cisco
18 9 (16.67%) SUSE

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 30 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 24 (44.44%) IIS
3 12 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (14.81%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.41%) Apache
6 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
6 4 (7.41%) JBoss
7 3 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.85%) Lync
8 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) DNS
1 13 (24.07%) NAS
2 12 (22.22%) DHCP
3 8 (14.81%) Internet
4 7 (12.96%) DMZ
5 6 (11.11%) SAN
6 5 (9.26%) VPN
7 4 (7.41%) iSCSI
8 3 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (5.56%) RTSP
8 3 (5.56%) SMTP
8 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.56%) FTP
8 3 (5.56%) LAN
9 1 (1.85%) WLAN
9 1 (1.85%) WAN
9 1 (1.85%) Firewall
9 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) German Language
3 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Administrator
2 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Consultant
3 8 (14.81%) Exchange Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Server Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) CLARiiON
2 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.70%) PDA
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (77.78%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.67%) SUSE
4 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.41%) Solaris
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.85%) Linux
8 1 (1.85%) UNIX
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) ITIL
2 6 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
3 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.41%) BCP
5 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.70%) Service Management
5 2 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.85%) DevOps
6 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.85%) RUP
6 1 (1.85%) DSDM
6 1 (1.85%) Scrum
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.85%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) MCP
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 36 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (31.48%) VMware ESX
4 8 (14.81%) XenApp
5 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.41%) vCloud
6 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (5.56%) MetaFrame
6 3 (5.56%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.85%) XenServer
8 1 (1.85%) Xen
8 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) SCOM
2 18 (33.33%) SCCM
2 18 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 5 (9.26%) Puppet
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (7.41%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (7.41%) ZABBIX
4 4 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.85%) WSUS
6 1 (1.85%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (96.30%) VMware
2 38 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.33%) Symantec
4 16 (29.63%) EMC
5 15 (27.78%) IBM
6 14 (25.93%) Citrix
7 11 (20.37%) NetApp
8 9 (16.67%) Cisco
9 8 (14.81%) HP
9 8 (14.81%) Lotus
10 5 (9.26%) Oracle
11 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
11 4 (7.41%) McAfee
12 3 (5.56%) Dell
13 2 (3.70%) Sun
13 2 (3.70%) BMC
13 2 (3.70%) Remedy
14 1 (1.85%) ProCurve
14 1 (1.85%) EnterpriseDB
14 1 (1.85%) Juniper